At the height of his popularity, Plaxico Burress was an elite receiver who helped the New York Giants win the 2007 Super Bowl. He was a fan-favorite and his cards and memorabilia were highly collected. However, once at his peak, Burress would soon fall. Basking in the glow of his successes, Burress felt his compensation [...]
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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 [...]
Panini has announced the official list of short printed rookie cards in 2011 Prestige Football. 203. Adrian Clayborn 204. Ahmad Black 213. Bruce Carter 224. Curtis Brown 239. Edmond Gates 255. Tyron Smith 265. Mark Ingram 267. Mik McNeill 269. Mike Fairley 281. Ricky Stanzi Although no official print run or insertion rates for the [...]
EA Sports has announced a Madden NFL 12 Hall of Fame edition that should have special appeal to football card collectors. This limited version of the game showcases current Hall of Fame inductee Marshall Faulk on the cover. Each of the 125,000 copies will contain one of four autographed Panini cards from Faulk. Gamers will [...]
Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel resigned today amid controversy surrounding the team. At least six OSU players were found to have been selling memorabilia for cash or discounts on tattoos. Tressel didn’t tell the school or NCAA officials, although he knew about it for months before the media brought the issues to light. Earlier [...]
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 [...]
Hines Ward won the 12th edition of “Dancing With the Stars” beating out fellow celebrity finalists, Kirstie Alley and Chelsea Kane. The win by the current Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver marks the sixth time in 12 seasons that a former or current athlete has won the mirror ball trophy. Previous winners include Shawn Johnson (gymnastics), [...]
The first group of photos from the 2011 NFL Rookie Premiere will make their debut in the “New Breed” insert set of 2011 Donruss Elite. Visit our product preview for more information about the release. The photos for the set come from the beginning of the NFL Rookie Premiere which explains why all players have [...]
Panini recently gave fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse of card-making when they conducted a photo shoot with the first-round pick of the Atlanta Falcons, Julio Jones, at the 2011 NFL Rookie Premiere. The former Alabama wide receiver should be a strong candidate for Rookie of the Year and will likely battle another first-round pick, AJ Green, [...]
The NFL Rookie Symposium scheduled for June 26th at the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, OH has been canceled due to the ongoing NFL lockout. The purpose of the event is to teach a crash-course aimed to rookies on issues they will be dealing with as NFL players and how to handle them. The [...]
In spite of the current lockout and uncertainty surrounding the 2011-12 NFL season, the 15th-annual NFL Rookie Premiere will be held on May 21st in Los Angeles, CA. It includes some of the big names from the this year’s draft. The event is the yearly photo shoot and card signing for the season’s upcoming football [...]
In honor of his upcoming NFL Hall of Fame inauguration, long-time Chicago Bear Richard Dent will be celebrated at Carnivale Restaurant in Chicago. The event will raise money for Dent’s own charity, Make a Dent Foundation. The organization has raised hundreds of the thousands of dollars for disadvantaged youths and community developments and the latest [...]
Mark Ingram discusses football cards with Panini America during the 2011 NFL Players Rookie Debut Event.
An investigative team from WBNS-10 TV acquired a letter from the U.S. Attorney’s office addressed to Ohio State’s Associative Vice President, Sandra Anderson. The letter lists all Ohio State Memorabilia seized from Edward Rife, the tattoo parlor owner who allegedly gave discounted tattoos to Ohio State football players in exchange for tickets and memorabilia. Some [...]
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.
2011 Upper Deck Football marks the beginning of a new era in pre-draft football card offerings. It also marks the first base Upper Deck Football product since the 2009. The product’s rookie autographs also have a chance at doing something once thought impossible for a pre-draft product – retain value.
Early eBay sales suggest that 2011 Upper Deck Football’s Evolution video trading cards aren’t living up to the hype. Regular autographed cards featuring rookies like Cam Newton and Jake Locker are selling every bit as well as the industry’s first ever video card.
What ten 2010 football cards would buy on eBay if you were a millionaire? The only catch is you only have 15-minutes to pick out the cards. These are the results of one man’s spending spree.