Kobe Bryant will be honored with his own basketball card set in 2012-13. Panini plans to launch a program that includes bonus packs in every box of their 2012-13 basketball products.
2012 Leaf Best of Basketball is the company’s first product exclusive to hoops. Combining new autograph cards with slabbed buybacks, boxes promise a lot of high-end potential.
Picking up where Low Series left off, 2012 SAGE Hit High Series Football adds another 75-card base set of more top 2012 NFL prospects. Hobby boxes burst with six autographs. Trent Richardson and Justin Blackmon are among the key players.
2012 Upper Deck USA Football takes pigskin prospecting to a new level. The box set honors the national squad that competes in the IFAF. Every set comes with an autograph and two game-used memorabilia cards.
Topps and the NFLPA confirmed a new agreement that will see the card maker continue to make football cards. Announced via press release, collectors can expect new football card lines and types of products.
2011 Panini Prime Signatures Football is all about the autograph. Promising one autograph per four-card box, the set is straightforward but challenging in its construction. All rookie cards are autographed with many key rookies featuring on-card signatures.
The list of non-baseball autographs for 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter have been updated. Collectors can look for such varied signatures as, Roger Federer, swimsuit model Kate Upton, basketball coach Bob Knight and video gamer Fatal1ty.
2012 Topps Baseball Value Boxes are back. This year they include seven packs of cards, a Golden Giveaway code and one of three exclusive Refractors. Will these value boxes be as loaded as the 2011 Bowman Chrome value boxes were?
Learn how to get your sports memorabilia authenticated. This guide includes practical steps collectors can take, descriptions of industry tools, and things to watch out for and protect yourself against.
Mike Tyson has signed a deal with Upper Deck that includes cards, autographs and memorabilia. We’ve got the details, including what collectors can look for first.
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.