On the heels of busting a pair of nostalgia-driven products, Rick Klein questions why there hasn’t been an iconic base set design for many years. He also offers a potential solution, albeit a radical one in today’s modern hobby.
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2012 SP Signature Edition Baseball is here and the cards are probably unlike anything you’ve likely seen. For most, especially those who spent almost $300 on a box, the results could be very disappointing.
The Amazing Spider-Man is swinging into theaters, ready to reboot the popular franchise. While Rittenhouse has produced autographs for lead star Andrew Garfield, collectors will have to look elsewhere for signatures from other stars. Get a full list and buying guide for all available autograph cards.
Get the full scoop on the 2012 Prestige Football rookie variations. We have details and images for all 18 cards in the set, which includes Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.
One of the most distinct insert sets of the year, here is everything you need to know about the 2012 Topps Tier One Baseball Bat Knob cards. Includes an ongoing list of confirmed pulls, buying guide, images, sales and a full checklist.
LeBron James may be one of the most unpopular athletes on the planet, but his dominant showing in the NBA Finals bodes well for the future of his cards and memorabilia.
Details and legal analysis of a long-running trademark case between sports artist Daniel Moore and the University of Alabama. Although the case doesn’t touch directly on the hobby, Paul Lesko looks at how it might impact the future of unlicensed trading cards.
Learn all about custom jersey frames with this handy guide. Find out how to frame a jersey on your own. We also tell you what to look for if you’re getting your jersey framed by a professional.
We count down baseball’s 10 best rookie cards from the 1980s. Includes analysis, images and links to purchase.
2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball arrives with 26 new short prints and variations. The celebration theme continues on many of them. Collectors can also look for Hall of Famers and a Bryce Harper rookie short print. Get images and details for all 26 cards.
Held back by bankruptcy proceeding, Upper Deck International has filed for a six-month stay in its case with the US-based Upper Deck. Paul Lesko outlines why this could lead to an early end to this heated court battle.
brentandbecca offers his thoughts and lasting impressions on 2012 Topps Archives Baseball. Includes highlights from his 16-case break and images of his best pulls.
Get complete details for the 2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball wrapper redemption program. Now available for both hobby and retail wrappers, the Gold Rush checklist expands with 50 new players. Random autographs include Bryce Harper, Yu Darvish and Ken Griffey Jr.
Learn about the most important trading card supplies to store and protect your collection. Includes a breakdown of key items, descriptions and buying guide.
Check out the complete set of 2012 Topps Archives Fan Favorites Autographs. We’ve also got details on variations and redemption info.
Rick Klein reflects on what drew him back into baseball card collecting. He also makes a case for why the hobby is strong despite many challenges.
The judge in the Upper Deck v. Upper Deck International case has simplified matters by throwing out several claims that threatened to complicate the original suit. Paul Lesko has full details, legal analysis and copies of the court documents.
We track the top 15 2012 Bowman Baseball opening week eBay sales. Superfractors, low-numbered Refractor parallels and any cards with Yu Darvish have been hot. In total, 11 cards sold for more than $1,000 during the first seven days of the set’s official release.