Collectors have seen baseball cards with squirrels and Photoshopped presidents in recent years. But how about a character from a horror movie. Sadako, from the Japanese franchise for The Ring, is getting a bizarre baseball card in 2012 BBM 2nd Version.
Maria Sharapova is one of the most popular female athletes on the planet. Her personality and attractive looks may help her get endorsement deals and into the pages of gossip magazines, but it’s her on-court play that has made her a champion. It’s also why these five Maria Sharapova cards are worth collecting.
Mars Attacks is slated to invade the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con with an exclusive nine-card puzzle. Get details on the set as well as a list of booths collectors will have to visit to get them.
2012 National Sports Collectors Convention autograph guest, schedule and prices. Get full details on who’s signing at the National in Baltimore on August 1-5. Highlights include Cal Ripken Jr, Pete Rose, Rickey Henderson, Emmitt Smith and Barry Sanders.
2005 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects is one of the most loaded sets in the modern hobby. Mixing Bowman and Bowman Chrome, key rookie cards include Ryan Braun, Jacob Ellsbury, Jered Weaver and Ricky Romero.
Through the first week of 2012 Bowman Football sales, Robert Griffin III has a clear edge over Andrew Luck. Get a full top 10 list and breakdown. Not surprisingly, both rookie quarterbacks dominate.
Continuing from where the first set left off, 2012 Upper Deck Marvel Beginnings Series II has another comprehensive base set of 180 cards. Every box comes with either a sketch card, autograph or X-Men hologram, as well as a bunch of other inserts.
2012 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Season One has one of the most comprehensive autograph checklists ever produced for a first-time set. See images of all 51 cards, get details on the set and shop for individual cards with our easy-to-use guide.
Twenty of the first 31 picks in the 2012 MLB Draft had baseball cards available before they were drafted. We look at highlights for all the first round picks, breaking down the best cards to own right now.
2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball arrives with 26 new short prints and variations. The celebration theme continues on many of them. Collectors can also look for Hall of Famers and a Bryce Harper rookie short print. Get images and details for all 26 cards.
Held back by bankruptcy proceeding, Upper Deck International has filed for a six-month stay in its case with the US-based Upper Deck. Paul Lesko outlines why this could lead to an early end to this heated court battle.
The Rally Squirrel is back in 2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball, albeit as a toy. The bushy-tailed rodent appears in the set on a short print variation card of David Freese. Get full details and images of the card.
Justin Blackmon isn’t making a great first impression with collectors. Scheduled to appear at the TriStar show in Houston over the weekend, he was a last-second cancellation for both Saturday and Sunday. Early Sunday morning he was charged with aggravated DUI in Oklahoma.
Check out all of the 2012 Bowman Football Chrome Refractor Rookie Autographs with our complete gallery and guide. Get all the details on the set, include images of every card in the set, player checklist and team info.
Other than a few cosmetic changes, 2012 Bowman Baseball sticks with what’s made it one of the most popular brands in the hobby. Once again collectors can expect rookies and prospects galore and a ton of parallels and refractors to chase. Bowman Black autographs debut.
A potential court battle looms between two card companies. Topps filed an opposition against Panini over trademark registrations for Panini Chromium and Chromium.
brentandbecca offers his thoughts and lasting impressions on 2012 Topps Archives Baseball. Includes highlights from his 16-case break and images of his best pulls.
Who has the hottest jersey in football? We look at the ten top-selling jerseys in the NFL, which includes a pair of rookies, lots of quarterbacks and a couple of surprises.