The Card Beat: Sports Collectibles News for October 21, 2013

We've traveled to the far corners of the World Wide Web to track down the top sports card and memorabilia stories for today, October 21, 2013. Here are the headlines, as reported by The Cardboard Connection and other leading news publications and blogs:

From The Cardboard Connection:

  • First Jose Abreu Cards Selling Strong, More on the Way - Within days of signing with the Chicago White Sox, Jose Abreu has reached an autograph deal with Topps. But the Cuban slugger already has a handful of cards out already. Get a detailed look at what to look for.
  • 2013 Leaf Memories Baseball Cards - 2013 Leaf Memories Baseball blends 1990s nostalgia, autographs and prospecting in one succinct package. Boxes include six on-card autographs.
  • 2013 Topps Best of WWE Autographs Guide - The 2013 Topps Best of WWE Autographs checklist is one of the stronger ones Topps has done in some time for wrestling card collectors. Take a detailed look at the set that includes Hall of Famers, current superstars and some strong up-and-comers.
  • David Ortiz Baseball Cards, Rookie Card Checklist, Autograph Guide - One of the greatest sluggers of his generation, David Ortiz has been a key part in the Red Sox shedding the Curse of the Bambino. Get a detailed look at David Ortiz rookie cards, autographs, memorabilia and more.
  • 2013 Topps Skylanders Swap Force Dog Tags - 2013 Topps Skylanders Swap Force Dog Tags make collecting fashionable. The complete set includes 44 different metal tags featuring Skylanders Swap Force characters.

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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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