We rank the top 10 rookies for the 2011 season based on their hobby potential.
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2011 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions is filled with interesting and unique cards. We count down the 10 most memorable autograph cards in the set based on appearance.
As a collector, one of the most daunting undertakings you can face is relocating your precious accumulation of cardboard and memorabilia treasures to a new address. While some of what is detailed below might seem rudimentary, it’s often the simple and obvious details that make the difference between a successful move and a painful headache. [...]
With a lot of cards selling at less than ten percent of their book value, it’s nice to come across a set that has held its value and even exceeds published values regularly. My undervalued set of the month is 1995 Action Packed Hall of Fame Basketball Autographs. Originally available through redemption, this set consists [...]
Here’s a look at some of the hottest minor league prospects in baseball as well as a list of the top cards currently available. Jonathan Singleton, LF Philadelphia Phillies (D.O.B. 9/18/91) Despite entering the season as one of the game’s top prospects, Jonathan Singleton started 2011 off ice-cold. Part of it may have been that [...]
In March, Upper Deck announced a new distribution program. Sounds boring, right? Once you look beyond the legalese, you’ll see that Upper Deck might have just declared war against the Internet. Stick with me for a bit. It’s important because it could affect prices of Upper Deck cards. And I’ll translate the legalese, so don’t [...]
It happens to all of us from time to time. You did everything right, yet it went all wrong. It happened to me on Saturday. I went to my local card shop and bought, what I believed, to be THE box to break. I was feeling awesome, the sun was shining and I looked good [...]
Both Panini and Upper Deck were at the 2011 NHL Draft in Minnesota, offering collectors exclusive hockey cards, autograph signings and other swag. Of particular note was Upper Deck’s Saturday autograph appearance with Brent Burns. Burns, a member of the Wild, was traded the previous day to the San Jose Sharks. This made the signing [...]
Two of the most popular online sources for trading card and memorabilia information, The Cardboard Connection and Card Corner Club, finalized an agreement that will have the Card Corner Club merge into The Cardboard Connection.
Here’s some highlights from baseball prospects who are heading into the official start of summer on a hot streak: Nick Castellanos, 3B Detroit Tigers (D.O.B. 3/4/92) After a tough start to 2011, Nick Castellanos has rebounded, putting together a monster month of June so far. In 17 games he’s hitting .382, to go along with [...]
The story of the Stephen Strasburg Superfractor rivals that of any card produced in the modern era.
I had a unique experience this weekend while my wife and I were visiting my parents. On Friday night, as we were leaving the local Mexican food restaurant, we happened to notice a familiar face. I took a double-take and realized it was Adrian Peterson, running back for the Minnesota Vikings. He grew up in [...]
Part Two This is the conclusion to the “The Top Names for Collectors to Know in the NBA Draft (Part One).” Part one can be found here. Brandon Knight Kentucky Wildcats, Freshman Age: 19 Knight is another “one and done” player that Kentucky coach, John Calipari, is famous for producing. If it were not for [...]
I am an avid Illini fan, and was lucky enough to live in Missouri in 2005 when Illinois played North Carolina in the NCAA Finals in St. Louis. Needles to say, I was swept up in the Illini fervor and wanted something to immortalize the time. After walking out of the Illini’s practice session, I [...]
Before there were cards with pieces of game-used memorabilia embedded in them, before there were variations that sparkled in your eye, even before there were Super Chrome Die-Cut X-Fractor cards, there was the base card–the much maligned, often over-looked, mostly disregarded, common base card. You know, the base card that has proven to be the [...]
The June 6th Major League Baseball draft didn’t have the same buzz and media frenzy as the previous drafts featuring Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper as top picks. What the 2011 draft lacked in star power was compensated for by the amount of second-generation players taken during the draft. Baseball games have long been a [...]
As the season reaches mid-June, here’s a look at the top prospects still in Triple-A. This season many teams have jumped prospects from Double-A straight to the Majors. With recent call-ups of big prospects, Mike Moustakas, Anthony Rizzo, and others, Triple-A isn’t loaded with a bunch of top prospects. Here is a look at players [...]
I could have been a professional athlete, in any sport. As a kid, I would visualize myself crushing a game-winning home run, catching a touchdown in overtime or hitting a buzzer-beating three. That being said, I realized very quickly that I was missing a few essentials: size, speed, strength and athletic ability, just to name [...]