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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
As you are undoubtedly aware, the NFL lockout stands ready to ruin not only our fall television watching but football card collecting too. Nevertheless, I believe I have developed a solution that the NFL, NFL Players Association and Topps should consider – 2011 Bowman Lockout. Although I’m intending this as a parody to smile at [...]
Since entering the NBA more than a decade ago, Dirk Nowitzki has been one of basketball’s top stars. However, he’s done so without being overly flashy or controversial. He’s been somewhat overlooked by many basketball collectors as well when compared with other stars performing at similar levels. Until recently, several of his rookie cards could [...]
Here’s some youngsters who recently got called up the the Majors. We also highlight a top card you may want to consider adding to your collection. Brad Hand, P Florida (D.O.B. 3/20/90) After having a great start to 2011, in Double-A Jacksonville of the Southern League, Brad Hand recently earned a promotion to the Bigs. [...]
As the season rolls on I’ve decided to take a look at some of the underrated prospects around Minor League Baseball and give a breakdown of their 2011 thus far. Some of these guys are considered mid-high level prospects, but seem to be performing above standard. Look to buy these prospects, as right now they [...]
You might never have guessed it, but the history of telephones and the history of baseball cards have a lot of similarities. In the 1870s, at about the same time baseball cards were first invented, the telephone was born. Soon after, a patent war erupted between Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray over who actually [...]
Card collecting has long been considered an art form by those who spend years completing sets or obtaining the cards for a specific player or team. Artist Nicholas Schleif has taken a more literal view of this concept, creating an image of former Chicago great, Walter Payton, using 1,152 football cards. The cards used in [...]