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Collecting Base Cards, the Foundation of the Hobby

Collecting Base Cards, the Foundation of the Hobby

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 […]

Sets We Want: 2011 Bowman Lockout Football

Sets We Want: 2011 Bowman Lockout Football

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 […]

Dirk Nowitzki Basketball Cards: Rookie Cards Checklist and Buying Guide

Dirk Nowitzki Basketball Cards: Rookie Cards Checklist and Buying Guide

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 […]

Why a Video Card Patent War Could Take Place in 2011

Why a Video Card Patent War Could Take Place in 2011

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 […]

Walter Payton the Inspiration for “Sweetness,” Artwork Composed of Football Cards

Walter Payton the Inspiration for “Sweetness,” Artwork Composed of Football Cards

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 […]

Frank Corridon – Spitball Pitcher and History Teacher

Frank Corridon – Spitball Pitcher and History Teacher

If you were to ask me, I would probably tell you that I’m a vintage card collector. I consider vintage collecting to be much more “cool” than set building. Think about it–anyone can walk into a big-box store, buy a bunch of blaster boxes, and call themselves a set builder (which is what I do). […]

Dallas Mavericks Basketball Card Guide – NBA Finals Edition

Dallas Mavericks Basketball Card Guide – NBA Finals Edition

Based on factors such as the declining skills of starting players, injuries, team cohesion, coaching and management, NBA teams tend to regularly experience up and down years. Having won at least 50 games in each of the last 11 seasons, the Dallas Mavericks have proven to be the exception. Despite their consistency, they have still […]

Miami Heat Basketball Card Guide – NBA Finals Edition

Miami Heat Basketball Card Guide – NBA Finals Edition

The NBA Finals will pit the Miami Heat against the Dallas Mavericks. The teams start their best-of-seven battle for the NBA crown on Tuesday. Although they squared off against each other for the NBA Championship five years ago, there are several new faces on each side, making this a very different match up. Both teams […]

Ryan Kesler Rookie Card Checklist

Ryan Kesler Rookie Card Checklist

After knocking off the Chicago Blackhawks, Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks, the Vancouver Canucks are in the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1994. Ryan Kesler has been the breakout star for the team, notching clutch goals in each of the first three rounds. Selected with the 23rd pick of the 2003 […]

Michael Vick Still Haunted by Past

Michael Vick Still Haunted by Past

Michael Vick has an infamous past that virtually every sports fan has heard about at some point in the past few years. He struggled to live up to the massive hype surrounding him and was taken down in his prime based on his illegal activities associated with dog fighting. Vick went to jail for his […]

Jose Bautista Rookie Card Checklist

Jose Bautista Rookie Card Checklist

Check out our rookie card checklist of reigning American League home run champion Jose Bautista, who is proving that his breakout performance of 2010 was no fluke. Appearing in several sets from Topps in 2002, Bautista didn’t have any autograph rookies, although Bowman’s Best does feature a base card and several parallels with game-used bat […]

Strong Showing in NBA Playoffs Could Lead to Hobby Success

Strong Showing in NBA Playoffs Could Lead to Hobby Success

After taking charge in the playoffs, Danny Granger, Jrue Holiday, Marc Gasol, Mike Conley and Zach Randolph seemed poised to have their rookie card values rise.

Unique Charles Barkley Sports Memorabilia Hits Auction Block for Charity

Unique Charles Barkley Sports Memorabilia Hits Auction Block for Charity

Some rather unique Charles Barkley sports memorabilia has made its way onto eBay.

Top 10 Best Selling Baseball Players on eBay

Top 10 Best Selling Baseball Players on eBay

Ever wondered who the hottest players in the baseball card and memorabilia hobby are? Chances are you have. Look around in any large hobby related forum or website (including this one) and chances are you will see at least one player hot list. But as fun as these lists are to read they rely on […]

2010-11 Panini Classics Basketball Review

2010-11 Panini Classics Basketball Review

2010-11 Classics is the basketball card equivalent of an above-average NBA 6th man. While it lacks the finishing touches and all-around game to crack the starting lineup, it does bring enough to the table to warrant plenty of playing time.

2011 Topps Tribute Baseball Review

2011 Topps Tribute Baseball Review

Like previous versions of Tribute, it will appeal to those with a big time collecting budget more so than the everyday collector. 2011 Tribute is nearly identical to last season’s with a slightly increased emphasis on legends and slightly revamped card design. The product as a whole is solid, delivering some legendary autographs, relics and autographed relics.

Sleeper Football Cards: 2011 Upper Deck Football Stripe Redemptions

Sleeper Football Cards: 2011 Upper Deck Football Stripe Redemptions

Seeded in 2011 Upper Deck Football are 15 stripe, 25 stripe and 100 stripe redemptions. The amount of number of the stripe is the amount of cards of that player you are entitled to. 1991 Wild Card featured the one of the most famous cards of this kind of all-time – the Brett Favre 1000 stripe.

Top 10 eBay Baseball Card Sales: Troy Tulowitzki

Top 10 eBay Baseball Card Sales: Troy Tulowitzki

2005 Bowman Chrome 1/1 Superfractor tops the list of recent Troy Tulowitzki sales on eBay. The BGS slabbed 1/1 sold for an impressive $3,600. Tulowitzki’s two most hottest cards are his 2005 Bowman Chrome RC and his 2005 Topps Rookie Cup auto, each of which are available in a variety of parallels.

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