Monday, November 30, 2020
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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
I've been fortunate to have a local sport card legend living and working "right around the corner" from where I live. Mike Jaspersen is the owner of Jaspy's, a brick-and-mortar store in Hermosa Beach, CA which also has a very successful and popular breaking business, Jaspy's Case Breaks. Coincidently, they just broke a box of Panini Immaculate and landed a 1-of-1 Logoman of Lebron James a few days ago that has been making its way around news wires across the country as this likely is a 6-figure card. Mike runs a great business and just opened back up after having been closed for a while due to COVID. I was in there the other day and noticed an autographed card of himself that had been issued in the 2017 Allen and Ginter product. Mike explained that he had signed 10 of them and he talked briefly about the Topps representative stopping by for him to sign before moving on to other people in the area. I did not have an opportunity to ask why he was featured on the card, but I picked up a copy for myself and plan on swinging by here shortly to inquire. It does state on the back that he was the "A&G Las Vegas Party Winner", so excited to get more information on that. Mike has a very interesting history in the hobby and here is an interview from several years ago by Sports Collectors Digest.
Anyone else ever get to meet someone who was featured on a trading card besides an athlete?