Playoff Contenders is a yearly right of passage for Football Collectors world wide. Contenders has a unique history and mythology all it’s own. From legends like Manning and Brady to urban legend short prints like Kenny Irons and Aaron Kelly, Contenders has captured the imagination of set builders since 1998. Below we rank the Top […]
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Four of the Best Sets to put together from the 2009 Football Card Season!
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 […]
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 […]
With 2009 now in the books, here is a look back at the top 50 sports card hobby stars of the past year. These outstanding performers have earned the distinction of being the 2009 Kings of Cardboard: 1. Sidney Crosby, 22, Penguins C 2009 saw Crosby fulfill his destiny and win a Stanley Cup. Who […]
Last week 2009 Playoff Contenders Football surprised many of us with an earlier then expected release. Below is a list of the Top 50 recorded eBay sales for 2009 Playoff Contenders Singles as of Tuesday: Mark Sanchez RPS Rookie Ticket $299.95 Tom Brandstater Rookie Ticket $293.88 (Could this be the Kenny Irons of 2009?) Percy […]
Even in today’s market, a single set of football cards that costs $5,000 is something most collectors wouldn’t even consider buying. But what if that set contained autographs from over 100 of the best football players of all time? That’s exactly what the Pro Football Hall of Fame has put together with its set of […]
All fantasy football players are familiar with the concept of a sleeper: the guy who can be drafted late and still be a valuable contributor under the right circumstances. Finding one or two can make the difference between a decent team and a championship squad. There are sleepers in the world of football cards too, […]
It’s going to take a little time to get used to seeing Brett Favre in purple. Though he made his first appearance in a Minnesota Vikings uniform on August 21, football card collectors will have a longer wait to see him that way on cardboard – but not too much longer. Topps, Upper Deck and […]
The brand new batch of Hall of Famers inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this past weekend includes several gentlemen with impressive credentials. The NFL’s all-time sack leader (Bruce Smith), it’s single-game sack king (Derrick Thomas), a former world’s fastest man (Bob Hayes), and arguably the greatest cornerback ever to roam the gridiron […]
It was only a few years ago that the Arena Football League was one of the hottest properties in sports. With its games televised on NBC and ESPN and celebrities like John Elway and Jon Bon Jovi as owners, some media outlets earlier in the decade speculated openly about whether the AFL, and not the […]