FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BARRINGTON, NJ, January 10, 2008 – The Baseball Card Writers Association of America (BCWAA) today announced that the recipients of the 2007 Gummie Awards will be revealed during a press conference to take place in the parking lot of the Topps factory in Duryea, PA, on January 14. “The 37th Annual Gummie Awards” telecast, champagne dinner, and beer pong tournament is officially canceled.
"The Baseball Card Writers Association of America has been placed in an extremely difficult position with the ongoing Writers Guild strike," said BCWAA president Chris Harris. "We made every effort to work out a solution that will permit the Gummies to take place with The Hobby community present to participate."
“While we are all very disappointed that our traditional awards ceremony will not take place this year and that millions of baseball card collectors worldwide will be deprived of seeing many of their favorite products of 2007 honored for their outstanding achievements,” said Harris, “we take some comfort in knowing that this year’s Gummie Award recipients will be announced on the date originally scheduled.”