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Topps Accused of Marking Expired Patents on Ring Pops

Jun 01, 2011 |

The Topps Company was sued on May 20, 2011, for allegedly falsely marking its Ring Pop, Baby Bottle Pop and Bazooka Joe products with expired patents. In English, this means Topps is accused of claiming these products are protected by patents when they are not. If you don’t recall the Ring Pop, a picture from […]

Madden 12 Hall of Fame Edition Swag Includes Autographed Marshall Faulk Card

May 31, 2011 |

EA Sports has announced a Madden NFL 12 Hall of Fame edition that should have special appeal to football card collectors. This limited version of the game showcases current Hall of Fame inductee Marshall Faulk on the cover. Each of the 125,000 copies will contain one of four autographed Panini cards from Faulk. Gamers will […]

Law of Cards

May 31, 2011 |

I love baseball cards. Not just for the anticipation of discovering the autograph in my latest Bowman hobby box, collecting my favorite prospects, or for enjoying a well put together card design. I also love to ponder the legal aspects surrounding each card and series of cards. Baseball cards, in fact all trading cards, are […]

Tim Thomas Hockey Cards: Rookie Cards Checklist and Buying Guide

May 31, 2011 |

The road to NHL superstardom didn’t come quickly or easily for goalie Tim Thomas. Drafted by the Nordiques in the 9th round of the 1994 draft, Thomas would spend several years bouncing around leagues in North America and Europe honing his skills. He’d have to wait until the 2002-03 season to make his NHL debut. […]

Mike Stanton Baseball Card Guide and Rookie Card Checklist

May 31, 2011 |

Mike Stanton rookie card checklist and buying guide. Includes analysis of his top rookie cards including his 2008 Playoff Contenders and 2008 Bowman Chrome RC Autographs.

Jim Tressel Resigns as Head Coach of Ohio State

May 30, 2011 |

Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel resigned today amid controversy surrounding the team. At least six OSU players were found to have been selling memorabilia for cash or discounts on tattoos. Tressel didn’t tell the school or NCAA officials, although he knew about it for months before the media brought the issues to light. Earlier […]

Multi-Estate Auction Contains Valuable Sports Memorabilia

May 27, 2011 |

Philip Weiss Auctions is hosting a multi-estate sale containing over 1,400 lots in Oceanside, New York on June 9th and 11th. The first day will center more on home decorations and furniture from various estates in the area. The second day has the collectible items and all the sports memorabilia. Highlights of the the auction […]

Cactus League Memorabilia on Display in Scottsdale

May 27, 2011 |

The Cactus League has been a part of MLB spring training since 1946 and now hosts 15 pro teams every spring as they gear up for the regular season. As part of the city of Scottsdale’s 60th anniversary, the “Scottsdale Spring Training History Exhibit” will be on display at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing […]

BCS Might Strip Southern California’s 2004 Football Title

May 27, 2011 |

The USC Trojans football program received another blow when an appeal of NCAA sanctions was rejected. The sanctions came as a result of improper benefits received by Reggie Bush in 2004 and included a two-year postseason ban (first year served in 2010) and the forfeiture of 30 scholarships during the next three seasons. There is […]

Roberto Luongo Rookie Card Checklist

May 27, 2011 |

Complete checklist of every Roberto Luongo RC from the 1997-98 hockey card season with bonus pictures for each and ever rookie card! Cardboard Connection, re-connecting sports fans with sports cards.

Ryan Kesler Rookie Card Checklist

May 26, 2011 |

After knocking off the Chicago Blackhawks, Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks, the Vancouver Canucks are in the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1994. Ryan Kesler has been the breakout star for the team, notching clutch goals in each of the first three rounds. Selected with the 23rd pick of the 2003 […]

2011 Topps MLB Sticker Collection

May 26, 2011 |

Product Details Product Details The unofficial gateway product to baseball cards returns as Topps is bringing back baseball stickers. 2011 MLB Sticker Collection promises to bring collecting to a simpler time where the only inserts were glimmering “shinies.” The checklist offers a generous mix of current stars, a handful of legends and classic team logo […]

Michael Vick Still Haunted by Past

May 26, 2011 |

Michael Vick has an infamous past that virtually every sports fan has heard about at some point in the past few years. He struggled to live up to the massive hype surrounding him and was taken down in his prime based on his illegal activities associated with dog fighting. Vick went to jail for his […]

Remaining Amway Arena Infrastructure to be Auctioned

May 26, 2011 |

The Amway Arena in Orlando will literally be sold, piece by piece, next month to the highest bidder. The Heritage Global auction will be held on June 8th on behalf of the city of Orlando and the Orlando Magic and will include much of the arena’s infrastructure. The auction will be held at the arena […]

Atlanta Thrashers on Verge of Relocation

May 26, 2011 |

The NHL will likely see one of their franchises relocate in the next few weeks as the sale of the Atlanta Thrashers to True North Sports & Entertainment awaits finalization. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the price has already been agreed upon, with $110 million going to the Atlanta Spirit (current owners) and a $60 […]

2011 Upper Deck All-Time Greats Basketball

May 25, 2011 |

Product Details Product Details Want a one-in-six chance of landing a Michael Jordan autograph? Look no further than the ultra-premium 2011 Upper Deck All-Time Greats Basketball. Some of basketball’s greatest stars from today and yesteryear are on display for this set that boasts player-specific packaging and all on-card autographs. The set’s 20-player checklist is filled […]

Hines Ward Wins “Dancing With the Stars,” Continuing Traditon of Athlete Winners

May 25, 2011 |

Hines Ward won the 12th edition of “Dancing With the Stars” beating out fellow celebrity finalists, Kirstie Alley and Chelsea Kane. The win by the current Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver marks the sixth time in 12 seasons that a former or current athlete has won the mirror ball trophy. Previous winners include Shawn Johnson (gymnastics), […]

Images from Rookie Premiere To Make Debut in 2011 Donruss Elite

May 25, 2011 |

The first group of photos from the 2011 NFL Rookie Premiere will make their debut in the “New Breed” insert set of 2011 Donruss Elite. Visit our product preview for more information about the release. The photos for the set come from the beginning of the NFL Rookie Premiere which explains why all players have […]

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