The Card Beat: Sports Collectibles News for August 11, 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, August 11, 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 July 24-30, 2014 based on quantity of completed eBay sales. 2014 Bowman Platinum Baseball takes the top spot.
- 2014-15 Upper Deck Lettermen Basketball Cards - 2014-15 Upper Deck Lettermen Basketball takes one of the longest standing autograph inserts and frames an entire release around it. Hobby boxes have a pair of signed cards including one Lettermen Autograph.
- Chris Sale Rookie Cards and Prospect Card Guide - Despite emerging as one of baseball's best arms, Chris Sale rookie cards and his top prospect cards remain very affordable. Get a full Chris Sale rookie card checklist and much more.
- Optimus Prime Taken to Chop Shop by Topps UK for Trading Cards - Optimus Prime has been through many battles over the years. And while he's fended off Megatron many times, the Autobot leader appears to have been no match for Topps. Get details on the Optimus Prime memorabilia cards included in 2014 Topps UK Transformers Collector Cards.
- Green Bay Packers Collecting and Fan Guide - As one of the oldest NFL franchises, the Green Bay Packers have an established collecting legacy and have carried their winning tradition into modern times with Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers. View our complete collecting guide for the Packers, including cards, autographs and more.
Sports Collectibles News From Around the Internet:
- $1 Million in Rare Baseball Memorabilia Discovered at 'Antiques Roadshow' Taping, Bleacher Report
- Auction house exec pleads guilty to fraud in sale of baseball memorabilia, Chicago Tribune
- Gallery: Panini America Begins Packing Out 2013-14 National Treasures Hockey, The Knight's Lance
- Rory McIlroy's Open Championship Golf Ball Sells for $52K at Auction, Bleacher Report