The Card Beat: Sports Collectibles News for May 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, May 23, 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 May 14-20, 2014 based on quantity of completed eBay sales. 2014 Panini Prizm World Cup leads.
- Norman Rockwell Red Sox Painting, The Rookie, Sells for $22.5 Million - Norman Rockwell’s iconic Red Sox painting, The Rookie, has sold for $22.5 million. Find out about the sale and the piece of art that features several Boston players, including Ted Williams.
- May the On-Card Autographs Be with You in 2014 Topps Star Wars Chrome Perspectives - 2014 Topps Star Wars Chrome Perspectives has the trading card franchise’s first on-card autographs in about a decade. See the entire set, which includes Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and more.
- 2014 Topps Valor Football Cards - It’s back. After skipping a season, 2014 Topps Valor Football returns a configuration that includes an autographed patch card, another autograph per box, a patch and a jumbo relic per box.
- 2014 Topps Triple Threads Football Cards - With the tagline “High-End Football Redefined,” 2014 Topps Triple Threads Football is back with a few tweaks. Each box promises two autographs, two relics, and the shot at Hand-Stamped Autographs and Transparencies for top 2014 rookies.
- Alex Galchenyuk Rookie Card Guide and Prospect Card Highlights - Check out all the rookie cards (so far) of last night's overtime hero.
- Tonight on Cardboard Connection Radio – This Week at Panini, Live Box Breaks of Crusade Basketball and Prizm Baseball - Tonight’s another packed show. Find out who’s going to be on the latest episode of the best sports card talk radio show going today.
- 2014 Cryptozoic Once Upon a Time Season 1 Trading Cards - We've added lots of new information on the set, which has been changed to a premium factory set format.
- Drew Doughty Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide - Drew Doughty is a key part of the Los Angeles Kings. He’s also one of the NHL’s top defensemen. Get a full rookie card checklist, autographed memorabilia highlights and more.
- Larry Walker Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide - Larry Walker is regarded as one of the greatest Canadian baseball players of all-time. Check out a full list of all his rookie cards, tips on how to spot an authentic signature and more.
- 2014 Bowman Baseball Review - Here's what we thought of 2014 Bowman after busting a box.
Sports Collectibles News From Around the Internet:
- Upper Deck Reveals Plans for Diamond Club Reception at the National, Upper Deck Blog
- David Ortiz talks memorabilia, Barry Bonds, 500 homers and signing body parts, Big League Stew