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2011 Leaf Metal Draft Football Review

2011 Leaf Metal Draft Football Review

Simply put, this might be the best pre-draft, unlicensed football card offering I’ve ever opened. From thick chrome stock to crisp on-card autographs, 2011 Leaf Metal Draft is a game changing product that offers collectors the feel of a mid-season football card offering in April.

2011 Rookie Class Hidden Within 2010 Exquisite Collection

2011 Rookie Class Hidden Within 2010 Exquisite Collection

Lost in the mix of book cards, rookie patch autographs and other big time hits hides a small checklist of cards featuring the 2011 NFL rookie class. A finite amount of cards featuring Cam Newton, Blaine Gabbert and A.J. Green and other potential 2011 rookie stars are part of Exquisite’s latest collection.

2011 Prestigous Lineage Case Hits & Top Prospects: The Search For Tom Gordon

2011 Prestigous Lineage Case Hits & Top Prospects: The Search For Tom Gordon

The folks behind 2010 Prestigous Lineage Football return with a product that could redefine the modern era of trading cards as we know it. With their latest Prestigous offering, Lineage tackles the world of high-end baseball cards, packing 15 cases worth of Triple Threads into a single master tin.

1997-2010: The Evolution of SP Authentic Football Card Design

1997-2010: The Evolution of SP Authentic Football Card Design

From 1997 SP Authentic to 2010 SP Authentic, we look at 14 years of football card design from Upper Deck’s trademark franchise.

Top 10 eBay Baseball Card Sales: Freddie Freeman

Top 10 eBay Baseball Card Sales: Freddie Freeman

The top 10 recent eBay sales of Freddie Freeman baseball cards. With Domonic Brown on the mend, the talented 21-year old Braves first baseman’s chances of capturing the 2011 NL Rookie of the Year Award are looking pretty good at the moment.

The Year in Baseball Cards: 1991

The Year in Baseball Cards: 1991

In 1991, Jack Palance won the Oscar for best supporting actor for his role as “Curly” in the movie City Slickers, Jack Morris pitched his way into baseball history in Game 7 of the World Series and a new brand called Stadium Club forever changed the way we look at cards. Get out the screw cases, it’s time to rip open a box of the year 1991!

2010-11 Crown Royale Hockey Review

2010-11 Crown Royale Hockey Review

2010-11 Crown Royale Hockey’s corny regal themes and card design offer collectors a refreshing departure from the cookie cutter cards of today. After a seven year absence from the ice, Crown feels right at home in the hockey card section.

Complete Topps 60 Greatest Cards of All-Time List

Complete Topps 60 Greatest Cards of All-Time List

Following yesterday’s announcement of the final six cards, we take a look at all 60 fan voted cards from Topps’ 60 Greatest Cards of All-Time countdown. We also look at a handful of cards we thought should have made the list. What cards do you think were snubbed?

Trading Card Sell Sheets of Yesteryear

Trading Card Sell Sheets of Yesteryear

2007 PBA, Battlefield Earth, Scooby Doo 2, The Blair Witch Project and other premium trading card product previews from years that are no longer with us. Plus a bonus proposition you’d be hard pressed to turn down from recovering rip-aholic and peddler of fake Pro Bowl Memorabilia, the one and only Cornelius.

2010 Topps Tribute Football Review

2010 Topps Tribute Football Review

If we were talking about a product that carried a box price of around $180, this would be an excellent product. Seeing as how the actual box price is between $275-$325, Tribute simply doesn’t deliver enough bang for your buck for a high-end product.

Topps Diamond Giveaway Website Goes Live

Topps Diamond Giveaway Website Goes Live

The code entering phase of Topps’ Diamond Giveaway promotion officially begins. Each Diamond Giveaway code card unlocks one 1952-2009 Topps card and gives collectors one “dig point”, which is used to search for buried prizes on a virtual baseball field. Code cards are seeded in packs of 2011 Topps Series 1 Baseball.

2010-11 SPx Hockey Review

2010-11 SPx Hockey Review

2010-11 SPx Hockey returns with simpler card design and unlike past years, isn’t the first product of the year to deliver rookie autographs. Overall, it’s an above average offering that will appeal to hardcore SPx fans.

2010 Topps Supreme Football Review

2010 Topps Supreme Football Review

2010 Topps Supreme Football features a solid checklist, intriguing card design and the potential for high quality hits, but falls short when it comes to delivery – each $80-$90 box delivers a total of four cards, of which only one is a hit. I would recommend seeking singles over buying a box, but if you have an itch to rip, you could do far worse than Topps Supreme.

Big Time Hits Virtual Card Show: 2010 Football Cards

Big Time Hits Virtual Card Show: 2010 Football Cards

Barry Sanders, Sam Bradford, Brett Favre, Joe Montana, one-of-ones, book cards, octographs, laundry tag relics, printing plate patch autos, NFL shield relics and 102 of the craziest 2010 football cards to find their way onto eBay over the last month!

2010 Bowman Sterling Baseball Review

2010 Bowman Sterling Baseball Review

2010 Bowman Sterling loses you with craftsmanship, then buys you back with an insanely deep autograph checklist and overwhelming amount of hits per box. If you have the money and are a prospector, I would recommend giving a box of Sterling a shot, just be advised that it isn’t a perfect product, it just features the perfect checklist.

2010 Bowman, Bowman Chrome, Bowman Draft Prospect Autograph Rankings

2010 Bowman, Bowman Chrome, Bowman Draft Prospect Autograph Rankings

Starlin Castro, Dustin Ackley, Wil Myers, Miguel Sano, Gary Sanchez, Manny Machado, Jameson Taillon highlight our rankings of all 102 chrome prospect autographs from 2010 Bowman, 2010 Bowman Chrome and 2010 Bowman Draft.

The 2010 Kings of Cardboard: Rookies and Prospects

The 2010 Kings of Cardboard: Rookies and Prospects

After 20+ hours of putting this list together (I was in too deep before I reallized what I had gotten myself into), I present to you the 100 rookies and prospects that defined the 2010 trading card season! Due to the NHL and NBA’s carry over into multiple years, rookies from both 2009-10 and 2010-11 […]

2010 Topps Magic Football Review

2010 Topps Magic Football Review

2010 Topps Magic is one of the year’s best and most refreshing products. If you’ve grown tired of opening products with 2-4 hits and a stack of meaningless base cards, I highly suggest you give Magic a try, it does an excellent job of making every card both meaningful and collectible.

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