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 […]
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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 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 […]
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 […]
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). […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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.
Some rather unique Charles Barkley sports memorabilia has made its way onto 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Blake Griffin, John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins highlight our basketball card geared look at the top rookies from the 2010-11 NBA season. A combination of on-court performance and hobby performance were the determining factors when placing players on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd All-Rookie Card teams.
Mike Trout, Bryce Brentz, Anthony Rizzo and Brett Jackson highlight our baseball card geared look at 11 minor league prospects that have gotten off to a hot start during the first few weeks of the 2011 MiLB season.