The Card Beat: Sports Collectibles News for December 19, 2014

We've traveled to the far corners of the World Wide Web to track down the top sports card and memorabilia stories for today, December 19, 2014. Here are the headlines, as reported by The Cardboard Connection and other leading news publications and blogs:

From The Cardboard Connection:

  • Top 10 Selling Sports Card and Trading Card Hobby Boxes - Get a list of the top 10 selling sports card hobby boxes for the week of December 8-14, 2014 based on quantity of completed eBay sales. 2014 Topps Chrome Football leads yet again with 2014 Bowman Draft Baseball in a strong second.
  • 2015 Topps Archives Baseball Cards - Once again reaching into the past, 2015 Topps Archives Baseball is a nostalgic trip through the hobby. Boxes come with a pair of on-card autographs.
  • 2014-15 Donruss Basketball Cards - Although the brand doesn’t have deep roots in hoops, 2014-15 Donruss Basketball takes a nostalgic approach. Hobby boxes deliver three total autographs and memorabilia cards and more than 50 additional inserts.
  • 2014-15 Upper Deck Ice Hockey Cards - 2014-15 Upper Deck Ice Hockey marks the return of the acetate-heavy brand as a standalone set. Highlights include an autograph and memorabilia card per box as well as lots of short prints.
  • 2015 Topps UFC Knockout Trading Cards - 2015 Topps UFC Knockout is another high-end showcase for the brand. Every pack has an autograph or memorabilia card with boxes promising five signed cards.
  • Kyle Lowry Rookie Cards Guide - Kyle Lowry might be the best NBA player few are talking about. Take a detailed look at his rookie cards and more.
  • 2014 Topps High Tek Baseball Review - Curious about 2014 Topps High Tek Baseball? We've added a detailed review.

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Ryan's collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

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