LaVar Ball, the trading card?
While BBB (Big Baller Brand) is still on its way up, LaVar Ball is garnering other deals that are only going to help the Ball name and the BB brand.
The brash, outspoken father of NBA draft prospect Lonzo Ball signed 200 cards with his name and face on them for Leaf Trading Cards. Financial terms were not disclosed.
“This wasn’t all about the money,” said Ball, who signed the cards at his California home on Friday. “I think it’s cool to have a card.”
The cards will be sold Wednesday on eBay, starting at 1 p.m. ET, at a fixed price of $59.95, said Leaf CEO Brian Gray.
Each card is inscribed with one of Ball’s sayings, such as “$495 ain’t enough,” and “If you can’t afford the ZO2’s, you’re not a big baller,” a reference to his son’s signature shoe price. Another card says “$1 billion was a discount,” referencing his demands of the shoe companies, who turned down his overtures to create a partnership with the company he created.
When a person clicks to buy a card, he or she will not know which phrase it features.
SOme of the better inscriptions/autographs I saw were, “Lonzo better than Steph Curry!” and “Stick to the donuts, Chuck!” a shot at NBA Hall of Famer and current TNT analyst Charles Barkley, who has ripped Ball in the past.
“The fact is that LaVar Ball is a significant pop culture icon,” Gray said. “My job is to create a collectible element for personalities like him. We’ll now see if the market is real, not based on what people will pay to first buy them, but what they will resell them for.”
The deal was negotiated by Matt Palmer and James Sullivan of 11Media Group in Las Vegas.
Ball said he has sold more than 500 pairs of the ZO2 shoes, but expects sales to pick up more due to a looming deadline.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/lavar-ball-the-trading-card/https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/i.jpg?fit=570%2C321&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/i.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1NBARecent PostsLaVar BallWhile BBB (Big Baller Brand) is still on its way up, LaVar Ball is garnering other deals that are only going to help the Ball name and the BB brand. The brash, outspoken father of NBA draft prospect Lonzo Ball signed 200 cards with his name and face on them...Dan SchalkDan Schalkmyfantasysportstalk@gmail.comAdministratorDan Schalk is a sports enthusiast with degrees in Sports Coaching and Sports Management. He founded MyFantasySportsTalk in July of 2014 to bring a new platform to the sports media industry and allow various sports fans across the country have their voices be heard. Hailing from Buffalo, NY the land of the real chicken wing, you can stay up-to-date with Dan on Twitter @ffsportstalk You can also check some of Dan's work at Fantasypros.com, as he covers the Houston Astros as a team correspondent.MyFantasySportsTalk