2012 Bowman Football is highlighted by the first Topps autographs from the 2012 NFL draft picks. Every pack of the hobby version, dubbed Bowman Signatures, is guaranteed to have either an autograph or a signed relic card. The 200-card base set has 100 rookie cards.
Outside of Evan Longoria and Clayton Kershaw Bowman Chrome autographs, 2006 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects Baseball is an overall weak release for the brand. However, there are a couple of dark horses collectors can watch for. And, as always, Refractor rainbows remain a popular choice.
Who are the best father-son combos in baseball history? We count them down, complete with analysis and key rookie card listings.
2012 Panini Father’s Day is a promo set that covers baseball, basketball, football, hockey and soccer. Cards were distributed in two-card packs and intended as hobby shop incentives to be given out during the Father’s Day weekend. Get complete details and a checklist.
The 2012 Panini Father’s Day promo set has the first cards of Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III in their NFL uniforms. Get full details and images of the limited edition cards.
Learn all about custom jersey frames with this handy guide. Find out how to frame a jersey on your own. We also tell you what to look for if you’re getting your jersey framed by a professional.
Dads, increase your odds of getting sports cards this Father’s Day by sharing this article with your partner and children. It provides full details on the 2012 Panini Father’s Day set including instructions on how to take part and a list of participating shops.
Following his Perfect Game, Matt Cain entered baseball’s record books. Here are 5 key cards to track down and enjoy.
2012 Wax Eye Cereal Killers Series 2 sees the indie spoof return for a second helping of horror-breakfast mash-ups. Inserts include sketch cards, glow-in-the-dark cards, and foil cards.
2011-12 Panini Titanium Hockey boasts either an autograph or memorabilia card per pack. Rookie cards are extremely tough, limited to the featured player’s jersey number.
We track the top 10 2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball opening week eBay sales. Bryce Harper and Yu Darvish autographs rule the list.
If you’re a set builder, consider 2011-12 Panini Titanium the ultimate challenge. With rookie cards numbered to the player’s jersey number, there are very few possible sets to go around. Get a full rookie checklist and print runs.
We count down baseball’s 10 best rookie cards from the 1980s. Includes analysis, images and links to purchase.
One of the greatest sets of the 1990s, 1992 Bowman Baseball is highlighted by a massive rookie card checklist. Key cards include Mariano Rivera, Mike Piazza, Manny Ramirez, Chipper Jones and Pedro Martinez.
2012 Topps Archives see the return of the nostalgic brand that puts new photos on classic designs. Fan Favorites Autographs are one of the set’s main draws. The set also includes buybacks and inserts based on old Topps sets.
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.