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