After a nearly 40-year wait, Taro Tsujimoto finally has a rookie card to call his own. The fictitious player came into being during the 1974 NHL Draft as an actual 11th-round pick of the Buffalo Sabres. The team’s GM at the time was Punch Imlach and he had become annoyed by the arduous process of […]
As a collector, one of the most daunting undertakings you can face is relocating your precious accumulation of cardboard and memorabilia treasures to a new address. While some of what is detailed below might seem rudimentary, it’s often the simple and obvious details that make the difference between a successful move and a painful headache. […]
The Toronto Blue Jays have teamed up with the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council in Ontario to produce a set of baseball cards that promote fire safety. More than 200 fire departments throughout the province will be handing out the cards to local youth as a part of the Swing into Summer Safety awareness […]
With a lot of cards selling at less than ten percent of their book value, it’s nice to come across a set that has held its value and even exceeds published values regularly. My undervalued set of the month is 1995 Action Packed Hall of Fame Basketball Autographs. Originally available through redemption, this set consists […]
Product Details Product Details For the past couple of years, Leaf (and Razor before it) has offered several cut signature products that get right to the chase. The format continues with 2011 Leaf Cut Signature Edition, a set Leaf hopes has the deepest lineup of high-end autographs yet. Each box has one encapsulated cut signature […]
In March, Upper Deck announced a new distribution program. Sounds boring, right? Once you look beyond the legalese, you’ll see that Upper Deck might have just declared war against the Internet. Stick with me for a bit. It’s important because it could affect prices of Upper Deck cards. And I’ll translate the legalese, so don’t […]
Kyrie Irving signs deal with Panini that gives the basketball card manufacturer exclusive trading cards rights to Irving’s autograph and memorabilia.
A full review of the recently published book Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession by Dave Jamieson.
Two of the most popular online sources for trading card and memorabilia information, The Cardboard Connection and Card Corner Club, finalized an agreement that will have the Card Corner Club merge into The Cardboard Connection.
Product Details Set Checklist Product Details Rittenhouse Archives is best known in the hobby for their non-sport offerings. Recently they’ve been focusing on several niche products through premium packs that offer a box worth of hits in one go. Similar formats have been done in mainstream sports cards for years, but now Rittenhouse is bringing […]
2011 Topps WWE details, card gallery, highlights, hot auctions, price comparison and other information. The set brings this year’s flagship design to the WWE ring.. Each box promises one event-used shirt card and either an autograph or a second relic card.
Fans of Derrick Williams now have two things to celebrate. He was already expected to go in the top three in the NBA Draft on Thursday night. Now he has signed an exclusive deal with Panini, joining other exclusive NBA players like Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and John Wall. Griffin and Wall were […]
As the start of the National gets closer, more players have been added to the lineup already full of great players. Big-name additions include Joe Montana, Mike Tyson, Frank Robinson and Earl Weaver. The entire lineup is listed below with their scheduled times and new additions are in italics. Wednesday, August 3rd Carlos May 5:30 […]
Product Details Product Details As seems to be the case with a lot of 2011 football card releases announced thus far, 2011 Topps Chrome Football puts a huge focus on the rookie class. From 110 base set rookies to several levels of first-year autographs, there’s lots of youngsters to chase. Topps is also bringing in […]
2011 Topps Prime Football details, card gallery, highlights, hot auctions, price comparison and other information. Rookie cards, autographs and multi-swatch memorabilia cards get most of the attention. Each ten-pack box promises four numbered autographed and memorabilia cards.
Part Two This is the conclusion to the “The Top Names for Collectors to Know in the NBA Draft (Part One).” Part one can be found here. Brandon Knight Kentucky Wildcats, Freshman Age: 19 Knight is another “one and done” player that Kentucky coach, John Calipari, is famous for producing. If it were not for […]
The 2011 Fan Fest Auction at the All-Star Game boasts over 550 lots and includes Curt Schilling’s private collection of over 200 items that will be auctioned for charity. The items will be on display starting July 8th at the Phoenix Convention Center. Some of the many highlights of the auction are included below with […]
Upper Deck will be on-hand for the 2011 NHL Draft in St. Paul, Minnesota and has several events planned. Minnesota Wild defenseman, Brent Burns, will appear at the UD booth to sign oversized 5 x 7 cards from 11 AM to 12 PM on Saturday. Promotional giveaways at the draft include a six-card set of […]