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.

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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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