Tampa Bay Rays (2009 Record: 84-78, 3rd in AL East) The Rays experienced somewhat of a letdown in 2009 after making it to the World Series in 08′. The Rays are simply too talented and too young to be a “flash in the pan”. Evan Longoria is not only one of the game’s best young […]
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2010 could be the beggining of a new era for major league baseball. Teams like the Cubs, Red Sox, Mets, Angels, and yes, even the Yankees are going to come the sobering reality that the league’s best young talent isn’t on their roster or in their system. While they were spending big time money, baseball’s […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
With a fan base that includes Ichiro, Cal Ripken, Paul Molitor, Elton John, and virtually every scout, GM, and Manager in the game, it’s fairly easy to see why it doesn’t bother him. While Bryce Harper was hitting 500 Ft. Batting Practice moon shots at Tropicana field, Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon raved about a different […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Buying hobby boxes is like walking into a casino. You’re trying your luck and hoping to come out a winner. I’m no stranger to baseball cards or casinos. Yet, I still find myself going back for more. I recently bought two boxes of 2009 Upper Deck Series 2 Baseball. I wanted a ‘hot box.’ A […]
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 Walmart and Target Retail Exclusive Variation set guide.