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), [...]
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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 [...]
Few rookie quarterbacks in recent memory have made more of an impact for their teams than Sam Bradford did last year for the St. Louis Rams. Football collectors quickly took notice, propelling his hobby stock to higher levels than anyone could have anticipated. Those in search of Sam Bradford rookie cards have no shortage of [...]
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.
Interesting ways Panini could incorporate Super Bowl XLV memorabilia into future products like 2011 Playoff National Treasures Football and 2011 Donruss Elite Football.
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.
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.
Below is a look at the top 25 recorded eBay sales from 2010 Exquisite Collection’s first full week on the market. Exquisite is Upper Deck’s high-end answer to 2010 Topps Five Star and 2010 Playoff National Treasures. So far, the sales have been extremely strong. What the top 25 list doesn’t show is the insane [...]
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.
From 1997 SP Authentic to 2010 SP Authentic, we look at 14 years of football card design from Upper Deck’s trademark franchise.