Saturday, March 1, 2008

More Economical Trading Card News

Anyone who deals in sports cards with any regularity knows that basketball cards are not the best sellers in the world. I passed up a $60 box of Topps Luxury Box with an autograph and four relics for that exact reason.

However, it isn't just the dealers who are cutting back their inventory of basketball cards.

Upper Deck has announced that it will cut production on the rest of the 2007-08 basketball products.

The move comes in an effort to stimulate the basketball trading card economy as well as adding value to the cards they produce this year. UD officially declared it a move to "to further stimulate the NBA trading card market."

UD is disappointed that they will be losing money on cases sold, but they think that in the end it will be worth it.

The first cuts came in 2008 SP Authentic, and hobbyists will see further cuts in 2007-08 UD Premier Basketball and 2007-08 NBA SP Rookie Threads.

Premier is scheduled to be released on April 2nd and will be limited to 499 cases. Rookie Threads is scheduled to be released on April 18th will be limited to 599 cases. Each case will be serial-numbered.

UD is also hoping that the cuts will inspire collectors to invest in this year's rookie class which is the finest one since 2003.

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