The Card Beat: Sports Collectibles News for July 23, 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, July 23, 2014. Here are the headlines, as reported by The Cardboard Connection and other leading news publications and blogs:

From The Cardboard Connection:

  • Dallas Cowboys Collecting and Fan Guide - While "America's Team" has seen some lean years lately, there is no doubting the popularity or Super Bowl success of the Dallas Cowboys. View our complete guide to collecting the Cowboys, including cards, autographs, jerseys, game tickets and much more.
  • 2014 Panini Elite Football - Out today, get the full checklist and more for the latest early-season NFL release.
  • 2013-14 Panini Preferred Basketball - The high-end, all-autograph release also arrives today. See the complete checklist and more.
  • 2014 Cryptozoic Adventure Time - Finn, Jake and the rest of the Adventure Time gang are here in Cryptozoic's first hobby-focused release for the show. Out now, get the full checklist and more.
  • 2014 Topps Wacky Packages Chrome - Classic Wackys get the Chrome treatment in another new release that hits shelves today.
  • Tonight on Cardboard Connection Radio - Chris Vaccaro of Topps Digital and What's New at Leaf - Tonight on Cardboard Connection Radio - Upcoming schedule for Cardboard Connection Radio, the #1 live sports card and memorabilia radio show in the hobby.
  • 2014 Topps Return of the Jedi 3D Widevision - 2014 Topps Return of the Jedi 3D Widevision wraps up the original trilogy in the over-sized format. Offered as an online-exclusive as a factory set, each includes a sketch card and a second premium insert. Every fourth set has a bonus autograph.
  • 1997 Flair Showcase Baseball Cards - 1997 Flair Showcase Baseball is notable for several reasons. Visually stunning, it comes with a somewhat complicated structure. However, it's probably best known for introducing the hobby to the concept of one-of-one cards.

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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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