The eTopps platform turned 10 years old last year. Collectors are wondering if it will live to see 11.
The program that allowed collectors to buy in to a limited quantity of cards that could be left in an online 'portfolio'', shipped in physical form or sold online by collector who bought them is in limbo. Prices were generally around $5 per card.
After issuing just 37 cards during the current football season and causing unrest among collectors through increased shipping rates and other changes to its rewards program, the company announced that no more cards would be forthcoming.
On Monday, Topps posted a message on its eTopps website, indicating the regular weekly releases of new cards (IPOs as they were referred to) was coming to an end:
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Sports Collectors Digest.com