They Tweeted It … Starting Lineup will return sometime soon



Update: They will be returning as a stadium giveaway of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during a game this season, according to this story from ESPN.

Starting Lineup figures will apparently be returning sometime soon, according to ESPN Sports Business Reporter Darren Rovell.

The brand of small sports figures arrived beginning in 1988 via Kenner until its close in 2000 and then via Hasbro until 2001. Figures were available for the four major sports and beyond with each typically arriving with a trading card and sometimes other items within the packaging.

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How big is Star Wars right now? Even Sotheby’s has an auction coming

SothebysSotheby’s is home of notable auctions that are probably not on the radar of most of us — unless you’re somehow a collector of fine art.

The_ScreamIn past years the auction house has sold iconic pieces such as Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” for $119.9 million or Pablo Picassso‘s “Garcon à la Pipe” for $104.3 million. (You probably know the images but not their names.)

If you didn’t believe it by now after watching TV or walking down any aisle in a retail store, there’s one more way to know Star Wars is a big deal this month.

Sotheby’s has an auction coming.

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