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Panini Confirms 2010 Playoff Contenders Tim Tebow Inscription Variations

Mar 07, 2011 |

Panini announces the print run of Tim Tebow’s Rookie Ticket and Rookie Ink inscription variations from 2010 Playoff Contenders Football. For weeks, collectors wondered whether these unique Tebow’s were authentic or not, finally collectors can rest now that they are indeed authentic. They also revealed that every Rookie Ink auto carries a print run of 50 (every player in set).

The Year in Baseball Cards: 1991

Mar 07, 2011 |

In 1991, Jack Palance won the Oscar for best supporting actor for his role as “Curly” in the movie City Slickers, Jack Morris pitched his way into baseball history in Game 7 of the World Series and a new brand called Stadium Club forever changed the way we look at cards. Get out the screw cases, it’s time to rip open a box of the year 1991!

Casualties of a Game: Story of the 90′s Pog Scene

Mar 05, 2011 |

During the mid 90′s, an addictive gambling game for kids hit the hobby scene, then proceeded to run with money into the night before anyone realized what had just happened. Unfortunately, there were those who couldn’t quit the game well after the wave hit. In 2011, there is mounting evidence that a few addled addicts still lurk in the dark corners of hobby shops accross the US, Canada and Europe….

2010-11 Crown Royale Hockey Review

Mar 05, 2011 |

2010-11 Crown Royale Hockey’s corny regal themes and card design offer collectors a refreshing departure from the cookie cutter cards of today. After a seven year absence from the ice, Crown feels right at home in the hockey card section.

The Topps Five Star Five Hundred Dollar Card Club

Mar 03, 2011 |

List and pictures of every card that has sold for more than $500 from 2010 Topps Five Star Football. Sam Bradford 1/1 triple relic book card auto tops the list with a final eBay sale price of $2,000.

Top 50 First Week Sales: 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Patches Basketball

Mar 01, 2011 |

John Wall, Blake Griffin, DeMarcus Cousins, Gary Neal, Starting Blocks dual autographs, Landry Fields, Larry Johnson highlight the top 50 first week single card sales from Panini’s 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Patches Basketball.

Complete Topps 60 Greatest Cards of All-Time List

Mar 01, 2011 |

Following yesterday’s announcement of the final six cards, we take a look at all 60 fan voted cards from Topps’ 60 Greatest Cards of All-Time countdown. We also look at a handful of cards we thought should have made the list. What cards do you think were snubbed?

2011 Sage Hit Football

Mar 01, 2011 |

2011 Sage Hit kicks-off the 2011 football card season in pre-draft fashion. Sage’s checklists features a who’s who of the upcoming 2011 NFL Draft class including powerhouse names like Blaine Gabbert, Cam Newton, Mark Ingram, A.J. Green, Julio Jones and Jake Locker. Each 30 pack box of 2011 Sage Hit delivers 6 autographed cards on average.

2011 TriStar Pursuit Baseball

Feb 28, 2011 |

Pursuit returns this April for another season of baseball card prospecting. Early names on the checklist include Mike Trout, Manny Machado, Jameson Taillon and Wil Myers. Each $75 hobby box delivers 6 autographs, 5 numbered cards, 5 short prints and 2 Obak Preview cards.

Trading Card Sell Sheets of Yesteryear

Feb 26, 2011 |

2007 PBA, Battlefield Earth, Scooby Doo 2, The Blair Witch Project and other premium trading card product previews from years that are no longer with us. Plus a bonus proposition you’d be hard pressed to turn down from recovering rip-aholic and peddler of fake Pro Bowl Memorabilia, the one and only Cornelius.

2011 Topps Attax Baseball

Feb 26, 2011 |

Attax returns for another season of strategy based baseball card fun. 2011 Topps Attax features new card design, new packaging and a revamped and expanded game format that now includes base hits, base running, fielding and bag swiping. Attax is currently slated to release in late April of this year.

2010 Topps Tribute Football Review

Feb 24, 2011 |

If we were talking about a product that carried a box price of around $180, this would be an excellent product. Seeing as how the actual box price is between $275-$325, Tribute simply doesn’t deliver enough bang for your buck for a high-end product.

Hank Aaron, Frank Thomas to Promote Topps Diamond Anniversary

Feb 21, 2011 |

Big Hurt and Hammerin Hank become pitchmen for Topps’ 60th Diamond Anniversary tour. The highlight of the promotional tour will be Hank’s appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday night.

Top 100 eBay Football Card Sales: 2010 Playoff Contenders Football

Feb 19, 2011 |

Top 100 highest eBay card sales from 2010 Playoff Contenders plus a bonus look at the top 10 active auctions and top 10 buy it now/best offers. Included is a gallery of all 33 rookie variations for your reading convenience! Cardboard Connection, the unofficial home of Contenders coverage.

2010 Playoff Contenders Football Review

Feb 19, 2011 |

Sharp set design, short print madness, variations and the all-new 1/1 Golden Ticket collide to make the latest incarnation of Contenders the first must break product of the 2010 football card season. If you have any interest in football cards whatsoever, this product won’t disappoint.

2011 Leaf Metal Draft Football

Feb 19, 2011 |

2011 Leaf Metal Draft is set to hit the hobby scene in late March, giving collectors a chance to grab the first autographed cards featuring Cam Newton, A.J. Green, Jake Locker and other big names from April’s 2011 NFL Draft.

Texas Collector Redeems First 2010 Playoff Contenders Golden Ticket

Feb 17, 2011 |

Michael Keller redeems first Golden Ticket redemption from 2010 Playoff Contenders. On Thursday, the Texas collector received his 1/1 Mark Sanchez made from 14-karat gold at Panini America’s headquarters.

2011 Prestige Football

Feb 16, 2011 |

Panini’s Prestige returns for another season of post-draft gridiron prospecting. The latest installment of Prestige features a sleeker card design than past years as well as several new inclusions highlighted by NFL Passport inserts and autographs. 2011 Prestige is set to release on May 11th, with each $80-$100 hobby box delivering 4 hits, 24 rookies and 23 additional inserts and parallels.

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