At the height of his popularity, Plaxico Burress was an elite receiver who helped the New York Giants win the 2007 Super Bowl. He was a fan-favorite and his cards and memorabilia were highly collected. However, once at his peak, Burress would soon fall. Basking in the glow of his successes, Burress felt his compensation […]
Items have a tendency to disappear over time. Most can attest to having lost and later found valuable things throughout their lives. Often the items only have sentimental value. Susan Trotman, a maintenance worker from Duval County Public Schools, found a box of items in the ceiling of Wolfson High School that turned out to […]
Card collecting has long been considered an art form by those who spend years completing sets or obtaining the cards for a specific player or team. Artist Nicholas Schleif has taken a more literal view of this concept, creating an image of former Chicago great, Walter Payton, using 1,152 football cards. The cards used in […]
2011 Topps Rising Rookies Football is an all-new early summer football card released geared towards rookie card collectors. Each 24-pack hobby box delivers 4 hits, including at least 2 autographs. Browse the full checklist, as well as product details and price comparisons in our comprehensive Rising Rookies product profile.
2011 Topps UFC Title Shot offers hardcore MMA fans the chance to collect current champions as well as prospect potential future champions. Title Shot is a cardboard celebration of UFC champions past, present and future. Each $70-$90 hobby box delivers 12 packs and 4 hits.
The 2011 Stanley Cup run of the Vancouver Canucks was filled with big plays and emotional moments. In the middle of many of these memories was left winger Alexandre Burrows. Originally un-drafted, he was signed by Vancouver as a free agent after working his way up through the ranks. Burrows has emerged as a clutch […]
2011 Topps Marquee Baseball details, card gallery, highlights, hot auctions, price comparison and other information. Aimed at hit seekers, the set offers a lot of bounty including one on-card autograph and one jumbo relic per box.
Upper Deck has announced plans for a hockey card giveaway at game two of the Stanley Cup Finals in Vancouver. Eight-card promo packs will feature five Vancouver Canucks (Alex Burrows, Ryan Kesler, Roberto Luongo, Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin), one checklist, one promo card for Upper Deck’s upcoming 2011 Stanley Cup Championship Box Set and […]
Product Details Set Checklist Product Details Although the Finest brand is one of the hobby’s most celebrated, it has become somewhat lost in the shuffle in recent years. However, it looks as though a little tinkering with the format might bring it back to prominence. Besides the traditional Skittles mix of colorful refractors, the focus […]
If you were to ask me, I would probably tell you that I’m a vintage card collector. I consider vintage collecting to be much more “cool” than set building. Think about it–anyone can walk into a big-box store, buy a bunch of blaster boxes, and call themselves a set builder (which is what I do). […]
Panini has announced the official list of short printed rookie cards in 2011 Prestige Football. 203. Adrian Clayborn 204. Ahmad Black 213. Bruce Carter 224. Curtis Brown 239. Edmond Gates 255. Tyron Smith 265. Mark Ingram 267. Mik McNeill 269. Mike Fairley 281. Ricky Stanzi Although no official print run or insertion rates for the […]
Shaquille O’Neal has decided he is finished with his basketball career after an injury-plagued season kept him from his chance at a fifth NBA title. O’Neal made the announcement through Twitter and then uploaded a video online. The short message said, “We did it. Nineteen years, baby. I want to thank you very much, that’s […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 rookie card checklist and buying guide. Includes analysis of his top rookie cards including his 2008 Playoff Contenders and 2008 Bowman Chrome RC Autographs.
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 […]