Sports cards are dying? That’s news to Leaf’s Brian Gray and Panini, both of whom had strong reactions to a March 25, 2012 CBS Sunday Morning story by Armen Keteyian.
2012 Leaf Metal Golf is the first full set for the sport in nearly a decade. Promising three autographs per box, Jack Nicklaus, Michelle Wie, Arnold Palmer, Sergio Garcia and Annika Sorenstam are among the confirmed signers.
High-end basketball is showing no ill effects of the NBA’s earlier labor dispute. In the first week of sales, seven 2011-12 Panini Preferred Basketball cards sold for more than $1,000. We look at the set’s top 10 completed eBay sales during its opening week on the market.
Ball Boys is a new sports memorabilia-themed reality show on ABC that follows a similar formula to Pawn Stars. Rob Bertrand reviews the first two episodes.
Fresh off signing Yu Darvish to an exclusive deal, Topps has announced they’ve also added Yoenis Cespedes to the fold. The Oakland outfielder will have autographs in several sets this year beginning with 2012 Bowman Baseball.
That didn’t take long. Topps and Panini have both teased their first football cards of Tim Tebow in a New York Jets uniform, both of which are scheduled to arrive in May.
Shiny foil, rookies galore, bountiful autographs and massive memorabilia card checklists collide in 2011 Panini Totally Certified Football. Collectors can expect a hit in every pack with one autographed Freshman Fabric autographed rookie card in every box.
Get the highlights of the 2012 Industry Summit in Las Vegas, including several announcements from manufacturers and the key themes that came out of focused breakout sessions.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make custom McFarlane figures of your favorite athletes? Let our practical guide help you from start to finish. Includes easy-to-follow instructions and a detailed supply list with all the things you need to make a professional-looking custom.
Upper Deck is facing yet another lawsuit. This time the NFLPA is seeking nearly $1.5 million for breach of contract. Paul Lesko has the details and the full court documents from the March 16 filing.
Check out all eight autograph cards from 2012 Upper Deck Avengers Assemble. Signers include Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner and Cobie Smulders.
Hall of Fame autographs dominate the list of top-selling 2012 Topps Heritage Baseball cards, but not all are from the players you’d expect. We look at the top 10 single-card eBay sales during the set’s first week on the market.
2012 Press Pass Rookie Football promises the first autograph cards of the game’s top prospects, including Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Trent Richardson. Besides six autographs per hobby box, collectors can also chase a 50-card base set and several levels of parallels.
2012 Topps MLB Sticker Collection takes the hobby to a simpler place. The straight-forward set is comprised of 309 total stickers, including foils and the game’s best mascots.
Avengers Assemble from Upper Deck sets the stage for the super hero blockbuster, offering collectors one sketch card and two other hits per box.
With Peyton Manning committed to the Denver Broncos, we look at the hobby implications for the future Hall of Famer, his new teammates, Tim Tebow and more.
Panini has landed another baseball license, this time with USA Baseball. We’ve got details of the multi-year deal, which gives Panini exclusive rights to make USA Baseball cards. We’ve also got info on the sets Panini is planning to showcase the collegiate, 18U and 15U teams.
2012 Breygent Vampirella All New sees the sexy comic vampire return with more stunning art cards. Just like Breygent’s 2011 Vampirella set, sketch cards and autographs promise to be among the highlights.