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The High-Upside Minor League Player's Club

The High-Upside Minor League Player’s Club

Miguel Sano, Jacob Turner, Aaron Hicks and other High-Upside Prospects.

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 Mantle Might Hold the Solution to the Era of Overproduction

1952 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 […]

Baseball Card All-Star Team 2010

2010 MLB All-Star Baseball Card Teams

Baseball season is finally upon us! In anticipation for the season, we’ve put together 3 MLB All-Card Teams (1st, 2nd, and 3rd teams). Each team is composed of the best card at each position. We took numerous factors into account when putting the teams together; Star Power, Player Potential, Player’s Place in Baseball History, Team, […]

Major League Baseball's Poor Keep Getting Richer Part 2

Major League Baseball’s Poor Keep Getting Richer Part 2

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 […]

Major League Baseball's Poor Keep Getting Richer

Major League Baseball’s Poor Keep Getting Richer

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 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 […]

Joe Mauer Wins AL MVP, Still Overshadowed By the Likes of Matt Wieters and Bryce Harper

Joe Mauer Wins AL MVP, Still Overshadowed By the Likes of Matt Wieters and Bryce Harper

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 […]

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 […]

Hot Box or Hot Air?

Hot Box or Hot Air?

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 […]

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