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2010 Panini Threads Football Review

2010 Panini Threads Football Review

Threads is a slightly above average football card offering that lacks variety. That’s not to say it doesn’t have it’s moments, the base card photography is arguably the best Panini’s ever printed on cardboard.

2010 Topps Football Review

2010 Topps Football Review

From the Gridiron Giveaway code cards to the front numbered Rookie Premiere Auto’s, 2010 Topps Football is an improvement upon last seasons in nearly every possible way.

2010 Baseball Card Trivia

2010 Baseball Card Trivia

How great of 2010 baseball card mind are you? 2010 Allen & Ginter, 2010 Bowman, Heyward, Strasburg, Posey, Parallels, Print Runs, Red Hot Rookies, Refractors, and more!

Brock Lesnar's 2004 Minnesota Vikings Rookie Cards Among Hobby's Hidden Gems

Brock Lesnar’s 2004 Minnesota Vikings Rookie Cards Among Hobby’s Hidden Gems

Before Jared Allen, another larger than life personality wearing the number 69 lined up at Defensive End for the Minnesota Vikings. In 2004, following Wrestlemania XX, current UFC Heavy Weight Champion Brock Lesnar gave pro football a shot. Ever since his wrestling days at the University of Minnesota in the late 90’s, Lesnar had dreamed […]

Five Underrated Baseball Players, Five Underrated Baseball Cards

Five Underrated Baseball Players, Five Underrated Baseball Cards

Whether you’re a rookie, a star, or somewhere in between, you can still be underrated. We look at 5 of baseball’s most underrated players and the baseball cards that accompany them.

THE DREAM SET SERIES: 2010 Fantasy Football Contenders

THE DREAM SET SERIES: 2010 Fantasy Football Contenders

Fantasy Football Contenders is 1/2 Fantasy Football Preview Magazine, 1/2 Draft Edition, 100% Football Card. FF Contenders if the first product in our weekly “Dream Product” series in which we invent fictional previews for products we wish existed.

22 Years, 22 Cards, 1 Ken Griffey Jr.

22 Years, 22 Cards, 1 Ken Griffey Jr.

We commemorate “The Kid” with 22 baseball cards spanning 22 years.

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PSA Paranoia: Expecting Perfection From Imperfect Pieces Of Cardboard

PSA Paranoia: Expecting Perfection From Imperfect Pieces Of Cardboard

Paranoia (par-a-noia), noun;   a tendency on the part of an individual or group toward excessive or irrational suspiciousness and distrustfulness of others. Example: You just opened a pack of cards and your worst nightmare is realized, you’ve pulled an insanely awesome card! You become filled with anxiety as your eyes scan the front of the card, […]

How to Spend $100,000 on E-Bay in 15 Minutes

How to Spend $100,000 on E-Bay in 15 Minutes

My dream Joe Mauer card, a 1/1 Jason Heyward Printing Plate Auto, a Ruth Rookie, and other cards I can only afford in imagination land.

End of an Era in San Diego as LaDainian Tomlinson Moves On

End of an Era in San Diego as LaDainian Tomlinson Moves On

LaDainian Tomlinson is the reason I got back into collecting sports cards and memorabilia after a lengthy absence. To prove that’s no hyperbole, allow me to back up a step and explain. I grew up in the 1980s collecting cards from all four of the major sports, with the biggest chunk of my collection devoted […]

The 1960 Football Card Sets

The 1960 Football Card Sets

1960 was a great year for football cards as it ushered in a decade where collectors could buy two different football card sets. Two football leagues were now vying for fans across America as the fledging American Football League brought their wide open play to the Gridiron that fall. And two different card manufactures, Topps […]

2012: A Sports Card Odyssey

2012: A Sports Card Odyssey

On December 23rd, 2012 the world “could” come to an end. Scientifically, the planets are actually supposed to align, just not for collectors. If the world ended a month later, we could get one last round of SP Authentic and Contenders in! The following is a list of things I want to see happen in […]

Brandon Jennings' Popularity Among Collectors Soars, Bucks in Spotlight

Brandon Jennings’ Popularity Among Collectors Soars, Bucks in Spotlight

The Milwaukee Bucks have a long and not entirely unsuccessful history. Since joining the NBA in 1968, the franchise has won 13 division crowns and two conference titles and even managed to snag one NBA championship back in 1971. Eight Hall of Famers, including the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson, have suited up […]

The Top Michael Jordan Autographed Cards of All-Time

The Top Michael Jordan Autographed Cards of All-Time

Browse our comprehensive list of the best Michael Jordan Autographed Cards of all-time.

Bark In The Park

Bark In The Park

There’s nothing quite like going to a Single A baseball game. The price is right, the food is cheap, and the players use the same restrooms as you do. Throw in your pooches, your seven year old daughter, a couple cheap doggie treats from Wally World, and PRESTO – you got one hell of a […]

Why Sports Card Exclusives Aren't the End of the World

Why Sports Card Exclusives Aren’t the End of the World

If the last part of this decade in sports cards can be defined by a single trend, it’s sports leagues signing exclusive deals with trading card manufacturers. The NHL was first, deciding to go solely with Upper Deck coming out of its 2004-05 lockout season. A more surprising announcement came this January when the NBA followed suit. […]

Interview with Joe Rubinstein

Interview with Joe Rubinstein

The Cardboard Connection’s Jay Ghazaleh sat down with legendary Comic Book and Sketch Card artist Joe Rubenstein to talk about life, art, and the pursuit of Triple D’s.

Phillies Prospect Michael Taylor Talks Cards, Collecting, and Autos with Susan Lulgjuraj

Phillies Prospect Michael Taylor Talks Cards, Collecting, and Autos with Susan Lulgjuraj

The Cardboard Connection’s own Susan Lulgjuraj caught up with talented Phillies Outfielder to talk Cards, Autographs, and Collecting.

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