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Giants World Series Victory Leads to Baseball Card Boom in San Francisco

Dec 22, 2010 |

Buster Posey, Tim Lincecum, Madison Bumgarner, Matt Cain and Brian Wilson contribute to a bay area baseball card boom. Hobby shops have reported up to a 300% increase in sales since the San Francisco Giants won the 2010 World Series nearly seven weeks ago. Even Edgar Renteria’s cards have rose from the hobby grave.

Hank Aaron Autographs Coming to 2011 Topps Baseball Products

Dec 22, 2010 |

Hammerin’ Hank signed cards set to make an appearance in 2011 Topps Heritage, 2011 Topps Tribute and 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen. Last week Topps announced the addition of Sandy Koufax autographs to their 2011 baseball card lineup.

Joe Webb: Story of the Ultimate Football Card Sleeper

Dec 20, 2010 |

Favre and T-Jack injuries, dome collapse have created the ideal conditions for a cardboard storm. Tommorrow morning, the Vikings rookie QB could wake up the next big thing in the football card world. Webb’s strange journey has brought him to edge of hobby stardom.

Bryce Harper, Manny Machado Hottest Cards From 2010 Bowman Draft

Dec 18, 2010 |

Jameson Taillon’s 2010 Bowman Draft Superfractor auto tops the list of top 25 early eBay sales of cards from 2010 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects, selling for $2,200. The rest of the Top 25 are dominated by Bryce Harper and Manny Machado.

Tebow, Bradford, Suh Hottest Cards From 2010 SPx Football

Dec 18, 2010 |

Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow and Ndamukong Suh dominate recent eBay single card sales from the recently released 2010 SPx Football. A low print run combined with college collectors has led to several impressive sales from SPx’s first foray into NCAA football.

2010 Triple Threads Football Review

Dec 17, 2010 |

2010 Triple Threads Football is a really, really good product that falls a few shortcomings shy of being great. Per usual, the card themes are excellent and the is checklist extremely intriguing. If you’ve enjoyed Triple Threads Football in year’s past, there’s no reason you shouldn’t enjoy the 2010 version. To those who have never bought a box before, I would say that collectors of past legends and current stars would enjoy the product far more than 2010 rookie class collectors

2010 Topps and Bowman Superfractor Super Show

Dec 17, 2010 |

93 card gallery featuring nothing but Superfractors from 2010 Bowman, 2010 Bowman Chrome, 2010 Bowman Draft and 2010 Topps Chrome Baseball! Stephen Strasburg, Jason Heyward, Starlin Castro, Buster Posey, Gary Sanchez and more!

Outer Space Trading Card Guide

Dec 16, 2010 |

Albert Einstein 1952 Look n See, 1967 Leaf Star Trek, 1977 Topps Star Wars, 1969 Man on the Moon, 2009 Topps American Heritage Heroes of Spaceflight Relics, 2001: A Space Odyssey and cards that capture the curiosity of the imagination.

Bieber, Pam Anderson Duel For Top Selling 2010-11 Donruss Hockey Card

Dec 16, 2010 |

The story of the top 10 recent eBay sales of 2010-11 Donruss Hockey is best told through the Justin Bieber vs. Pamela Anderson autographed card duel currently taking place on the world’s largest secondary market. When it comes to actual skaters, Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin fill out half the list.

2011 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball

Dec 15, 2010 |

Gypsy Queen Baseball is a first year baseball card offering modeled after the 1887 N174 set with the same name. From early pictures and details, Gypsy Queen is built in the mold of Topps’ franchise flashback product Allen & Ginter, rather than other old tyme offerings like Heritage and T206. 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen is set to hit hobby store shelves in late April of next year featuring 4 hits and plenty of oddities per 24-pack hobby box.

2010 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Review

Dec 15, 2010 |

Bowman Draft finishes the 2010 Bowman baseball trilogy in style by delivering a deep checklist highlighted by Manny Machado, Drew Pomeranz, Steve Strasburg, Delino DeShields’ son and a slew of additional rookie and prospect baseballers. If you enjoyed 2010 Bowman episodes I and II (Bowman, Bowman Chrome), this Draft’s for you.

2010 Topps Unrivaled Review

Dec 15, 2010 |

2010 Topps Unrivaled is “unrivaled” when it comes to worst football card products of 2010. The sets numbering and decent relic selection isn’t enough to overcome the poor quality of the product as a whole. This is without a doubt the worst Topps product in some time.

Sandy Koufax Signs Exclusive Autograph Deal With Topps

Dec 15, 2010 |

Sandy Koufax to have autographed baseball cards in 2011 Topps products. So far, Topps has confirmed that the Dodgers’ legendary lefty will have signed cards in 2011 Topps Baseball Series 1, 2011 Topps Heritage and 2011 Topps Tribute. Koufax’s last certified pack-pulled autographed cards came in 2007 Upper Deck products.

Nike Releases Oregon’s BCS National Championship Uniforms

Dec 15, 2010 |

Nike CEO Phil Knight personally selects the uniforms the University of Oregon will wear during their BCS title match-up versus Cam Newton’s Auburn Tigers. The jersey will be the 13th different jersey worn by the Ducks in 13 games during the 2010 NCAA football season. Bonus gallery of every Nike uniform worn by the Ducks during the 2010 NCAA Football Season!

The Epic Story of Brett Favre’s Streak Told Through Football Cards

Dec 14, 2010 |

The story of Brett Favre’s 321 consecutive game streak told through nearly 20 years of football cards. We focus on cards made between 1992 and 2010 in this retrospective look back at the Silver Fox’s epic journey.

Blake Griffin’s National Treasures Rookie Cards Catch Fire in the Secondary Market

Dec 13, 2010 |

Blake Griffin’s 2009-10 National Treasures patch auto rookie cards making up for lost time on the world’s largest secondary market, eBay. Griffin could rewrite hobby history by reclaiming Tyreke Evans hobby crown from 2009-10.

2010-11 Black Diamond Review

Dec 12, 2010 |

The introduction of the Upper Deck Ice Premieres rookie card to this year’s Black Diamond takes the product to a whole new level in 2010-11. For the most part, the rest of the product remains the same as year’s past outside of a few subtle improvements to the set’s card design.

Top 25 eBay Card Sales From 2010 Topps Prime Football

Dec 11, 2010 |

Sam Bradford, Dez Bryant, Ndamukong Suh, Tim Tebow, Book Card Multiple Relic Rookie Autos highlight the most recent Top 25 eBay single card sales from Topps’ recently released first year football card offering 2010 Topps Prime.

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