Prime told me about this over the weekend and I’m still not exactly sure how I feel about it: Topps is out of the baseball card business. Or, they will be in 2022. That’s how long their current contract with MLB will last. After that, it’s over.
Fanatics will be producing baseball cards. It seems there was a push for a long time for this to happen and now it has.
Now, Topps is probably going to survive. They still have Marvel. They won’t be bereft of product. But they won’t have MLB or NFL. That also sounds like the death knell for their sports card apps. Prime has said he won’t be spending any more money on Bunt; it’s probably not going to be around long after this year. There’s no reason to pay for anything else on the app; we’re not going to be able to keep it.
I have no idea what might happen to my cards. Sure, they’re virtual, but I do have a decent amount of Brewers cards that I don’t want to lose. But once the app goes, that’s it. They’ll be gone.
I’m just glad I didn’t sink a lot of money into this. Or I would be very upset.