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Top 5 Justin Morneau Rookie Cards

Top 5 Justin Morneau Rookie Cards

A look at the Canadian born slugger’s key cardboard.

2010 National Chicle Short Print Quiz

2010 National Chicle Short Print Quiz

How good are you at spotting base set short prints? Put your skills to test with this 10 question 2010 Topps National Chicle short print quiz!

Cardboard Cliff Notes: 2010 Bowman Baseball

Cardboard Cliff Notes: 2010 Bowman Baseball

Prospect, Auto, Insert, and Relic rankings to prepare you for the latest Bowman.

Family Ties In Minor League Baseball

Family Ties In Minor League Baseball

From Kyle & Doug Drabek to Dee & Ton Gordon, we cover all the bases and have the cards to prove it.

2010 Topps Million Card Giveaway Tips

2010 Topps Million Card Giveaway Tips

If your visiting this page, rest assured, I know that it was by error and that you have little to no interest in those stupid code cards in 2010 Topps Baseball. They are the same thing as the “Topps Attax” fillers, aren’t they? I’m actually running a recycling program for the “Million Card Giveaways”, all you […]

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Joe Mauer Tags Out the Market Size Myth

Joe Mauer Tags Out the Market Size Myth

In Sports Cards, people make the common assumption that the Market you play in almost completely defines the potential book value of a players’ card. Playing in a large market can certainly improve book value, but it has very little to do with the maximum value a card ends at. Contrary to popular belief, the ceiling isn’t […]

1952 Topps Mantle Might Hold the Solution to the Era of Overproduction

1952 Topps Mantle Might Hold the Solution to the Era of Overproduction

The 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle is widely considered the greatest card of the Modern Era. The Wall Street Journal even did a story on how it is one of the safest investments in the world. I like to explain buying a Mickey Mantle card this way; the only foreseeable way you’ll lose money is if Mantle […]

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San Diego Sports Card Collector Hopes to Trade Collection for a House

San Diego Sports Card Collector Hopes to Trade Collection for a House

San Diego resident Clyde Bone has gathered an impressive and valuable collection of baseball cards and sports memorabilia over the years. So much so, that he has posted an advertisement on Craigslist in which he offers to trade his collection for a house. According to him he will accept most any type of home, including […]

The 2009 Kings of Cardboard

The 2009 Kings of Cardboard

With 2009 now in the books, here is a look back at the top 50 sports card hobby stars of the past year. These outstanding performers have earned the distinction of being the 2009 Kings of Cardboard: 1. Sidney Crosby, 22, Penguins C 2009 saw Crosby fulfill his destiny and win a Stanley Cup. Who […]

Infamous 2007 Topps Derek Jeter / Mickey Mantle /George Bush  1/1 Card Hits eBay

Infamous 2007 Topps Derek Jeter / Mickey Mantle /George Bush 1/1 Card Hits eBay

The Derek Jeter 2007 Topps Baseball card that featured Mickey Mantle and George W. Bush Photoshopped into the background was one of the most popular cards of the last decade. It’s 1/1 has popped onto eBay with a $4,999 buy it now or best offer price tag. The card sent the collecting into a craze when it […]

The First of its Kind? Massive Sweet Spot Classic Collection Finished

The First of its Kind? Massive Sweet Spot Classic Collection Finished

Raymond, 48, and Jeff Burns, 22, started the collection on a whim. The father and son from Jacksonville, Fl., accumulated so many 2007 Sweet Spot Classic game-used cards, Raymond decided to finish the set. Jeff, who grabbed about 45 cards through group breaks and trades, gave his father the set and focused on another. Raymond […]

Buyer Beware: Counterfeit Sketch Cards

Buyer Beware: Counterfeit Sketch Cards

I received a concerning email from friend, and sketch card artist Brian Kong last week. It seems that a certain seller on eBay has forged his artwork, and is selling it as his own. Brian did what he thought was the right thing and reported the seller to eBay immediately. Here is a comparison between […]

Artist / Collector Paul Lempa Combines Passions, Creates Sketch Cards for Topps

Artist / Collector Paul Lempa Combines Passions, Creates Sketch Cards for Topps

For anyone dreaming about turning a hobby into something one can actually get paid to do, Paul Lempa is living proof that it’s possible. Growing up, the Jersey City resident was into collecting sports cards and autographs not unlike other guys his age. But Lempa also liked to sketch his favorite athletes, and he drew […]

Celebrating New MLB Hall of Famers Rickey Henderson, Jim Rice, and Joe Gordon

Celebrating New MLB Hall of Famers Rickey Henderson, Jim Rice, and Joe Gordon

The Baseball Hall of Fame has inducted its most recent class, and the two men elected for 2009 (along with Veterans’ selection Joe Gordon) took very different paths. All-time basestealing king and feared leadoff hitter Rickey Henderson made it in on his first try, while Red Sox power hitter Jim Rice had to wait until […]

Mark Buehrle Cards, Collectibles for All Kinds of Budgets

Mark Buehrle Cards, Collectibles for All Kinds of Budgets

The most common and affordable way to start a Mark Buehrle collection would be with his rookie cards, which come from products released in 2000.

Here's a name you don't want to forget - Jesus Montero

Here’s a name you don’t want to forget – Jesus Montero

If you haven’t heard of Jesus Montero yet, don’t forget the name. Montero is shooting up in value every single day. The Yankees catching prospect is just 19 years old. He hails from Venezuela and has a bat that forces scouts to look his way. With Double-A Trenton, Montero is hitting .295 with five homers […]

The Yankee Effect

The Yankee Effect

Pinstripes aren’t just slimming. They also make things more expensive. This isn’t about the price of the new stadium, but baseball cards. A player could be a solid with a decent amount of player collectors following him. However, once you throw a Yankee uniform on him, there are so many more trying to gobble up his […]

2009 Topps Baseball Card Retail Variation Guide

2009 Topps Baseball Card Retail Variation Guide

2009 Topps Baseball Walmart and Target Retail Exclusive Variation set guide.

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