The Card Beat: Sports Collectibles News for September 4, 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, September 4, 2014. Here are the headlines, as reported by The Cardboard Connection and other leading news publications and blogs:

From The Cardboard Connection:

  • Derek Carr Rookie Card Guide - Derek Carr might not seem like the most likely candidate to start as a rookie, but the Oakland Raiders believe they have something special in the young quarterback. Check out a complete look at his available rookie cards, including notable pre-rookie and college cards, and much more.
  • 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Surprises Include 3-D and Blank Back Cards - Just like past years, 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee Hockey has some surprises. Find out about previously unannounced 3-D and blank back cards as well as a special Josh Harding autograph.
  • 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee Hockey - When it comes to hockey, OPC is one of the most beloved brands. The latest edition is out today. See the full checklist and details.
  • 2014 Flair Showcase Football - Flair Showcase returns as its own standalone release. And it's out today.
  • 2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Trading Cards - It's the biggest film of the year and the hobby version, which has autographs, memorabilia and sketch cards, is here. We've got the complete checklist and more.
  • 2014 Funko Pop Marvel Thor Series 2 Vinyl Figures - 2014 Funko Pop Marvel Thor Series 2 highlights characters from the film franchise. Odin, Sif and a new Loki are included in the lineup.
  • San Francisco Giants Collecting and Fan Guide - With seven World Series titles, a roster of Hall of Fame players and plenty of young talent, the San Francisco Giants are worthy of collecting consideration. View our complete guide to collecting the Giants, including top players, cards, autographs and more.
  • 2014 Topps Finest Baseball Review - We've added a detailed review for Topps' recent baseball release, which comes with a wild design.

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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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