Topps hasn’t always been about traditional baseball cards. In the final installment of our look at oddball baseball cards, we delve deep into Topps’ baseball past to uncover their first inserts, premiums and test issues.
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Some of the hottest basketball cards on the market have nothing to do with Michael Jordan. 2010-11 Panini Totally Certified Green parallels are going for huge sums in recent weeks. We look at the top sales as well as the affect they’ve had on box prices.
In the second part of our extensive look at oddball baseball cards, Rob Bertrand breaks down some of the retail oddities found at stores like K-Mart, Denny’s, Toy “R” Us and more.
Michael Pineda cards are white hot after being traded to the New York Yankees. Headed to Seattle, Jesus Montero cards remain stagnant. We break down the potential of both players as well as the others involved in the blockbuster deal.
Looking for a new collecting challenge? Check out our guide on food-issue oddball cards. We look at the history and highlights from several companies, such as Kellogg’s, Post, Hostess and Burger King.
With every dramatic win, Tebowmania grows some more. So do the strange eBay offerings. We’ve put together a list of the 10 stangest Tim Tebow shirts available.
Collect free autographs from your favorite players and teams through the mail with our handy guide. Includes detailed instructions, tips and links to mailing addresses for all teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL.
2011 has been a wild year in the hobby. The Cardboard Connection staff make their picks for their favorite to come out in the last 12 months.
The hobby is filled with excellent books about collecting. We highlight 10 favorites that should be considered essential for every collector’s bookshelf, iPad or Kindle.
Handmade by Amelie Mancini in a church basement, Bizarre Injuries is the most unique baseball card release of 2011. Find out about the cards and the artist who created them.
With so many to choose from, who are the 10 most collectible New York Yankee of all-time?
With the NBA season finally set to start, Panini has announced their overhauled lineup of 2011-12 basketball cards, with just two brands returning from last year.
The single-franchise baseball star is a dying breed. We look at the best team history could field with those players that stuck with one team for their entire career.
Even though we’re several months away from his first official NFL cards, Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III cards are soaring. We look at the prices these cards are bringing in as well as look at what’s legit and what’s not.
The Cardboard Connection is hoping to add to your holiday cheer this year by giving you the chance to win a free 2011 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Baseball Hobby Box.
We talk to In the Game President, Dr. Brian Price, about the mainstream media attention and controversy generated by 2011-12 In the Game Enforcers Hockey cards.
We look at some of the top 2011-12 NHL rookies to collect. Includes pricing analysis of early rookie cards for such players as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Craig Smith, Gabriel Landeskog and Adam Larsson.
How has the hobby responded to Albert Pujols signing with the Los Angeles Angels? We talked to card shop owners in Anaheim and St. Louis to find out.