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Hair-larious: Troy Polamalu Signs First Cards Since 2003

Sep 09, 2011 |

It’s been eight years since new Troy Polamalu autograph cards have been produced. Panini has announced they’ve come to terms with the recognizable star to have his signature in several 2011 products.

2011 Leaf Sports Icons Cut Signature Edition

Sep 09, 2011 |

2011 Leaf Sports Icons Cut Signature Edition continues with the company’s popular concept. Every pack includes a cut signature autograph. As always, the checklist has lots of legends. Collectors can also find intriguing dual signatures.

Is Target the New Hobby Shop?

Sep 09, 2011 |

Retail giants like Target are increasingly driving the hobby. Rob Bertrand looks at why this is and offers traditional card shops practical tips on how they can compete and be relevant in today’s hobby.

Featured Hobby Blog: Stale Gum

Sep 08, 2011 |

Stale Gum is one of the first blogs to focus on the hobby. It’s also one of the funniest and most honest. Written by Chris Harris, Stale Gum doesn’t shy from the tough questions and happily calls out bad gimmicks.

The Cardboard Connection Announces Acquisition of Popular Sports Card Forum

Sep 07, 2011 |

The Cardboard Connection has acquired Card Collectors World, one of the leading sports card forums on the net. The forum has been relocated to the cardboardconnection.com domain where it will serve as the site’s online community.

Law of Cards: Gloomy Forecast for Leaf in Lawsuit Versus Topps?

Sep 07, 2011 |

Leaf recently took down any mention of 2011 Best of Baseball from their website. In Law of Cards, Paul Lesko analyzes whether this is any indication of where the Topps v. Leaf lawsuit is headed.

New Winnipeg Jets Jerseys Ready to Take Off

Sep 06, 2011 |

The Winnipeg Jets finally unveiled their new jerseys today, which are bound to be among the hottest in the NHL. It also means that Upper Deck and Panini will be hard at work to incorporate them into their upcoming hockey card sets.

Are These the New Winnipeg Jets Jerseys?

Sep 05, 2011 |

Canadian police recently intercepted 40 fake Winnipeg Jets jerseys coming from China. The big tip-off: the hockey team hasn’t unveiled their new jerseys yet.

Brian Wilson Gets Stoned for Star Wars Giveaway

Sep 05, 2011 |

San Francisco Giants fans celebrated Star Wars Day on Sunday with costumes, a screening of The Empire Strikes Back and one of the coolest giveaways ever: Brian Wilson in Carbonite.

How to Survive Your First Live Auction and Not Waste Money

Sep 02, 2011 |

Now that you’ve conquered eBay, it’s time to master live auctions. Here’s a guide on how to prepare and what to look for as you get ready for your first sports memorabilia auction or estate sale.

Law of Cards: Recent Case Clarifies Duty of Care Owed By Memorabilia Appraisers

Sep 01, 2011 |

In Law of Cards, Paul Lesko tells us why a sports memorabilia case in Florida could lead to better practices from appraisers.

Joe Namath Talks Topps and His Rookie Card on David Letterman

Sep 01, 2011 |

Joe Namath returned to Broadway on Tuesday, appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman. Namath was lively in the interview that, in part, promoted the Topps Super Bowl Legends promotion.

2010-11 The Cup Hockey

Aug 31, 2011 |

2010-11 The Cup Hockey set information, price comparisons and top singles. The Cadillac of hockey cards returns with the promise of two autographed patch cards in every single-pack box.

2012 NFL Experience Details and Highlights

Aug 31, 2011 |

The 2012 NFL Experience begins January 27 in Indianapolis. Among the highlights are free autograph sessions with more than 50 superstars.

Law of Cards: New Mars Attacks Trademark Filing by Topps

Aug 31, 2011 |

A new trademark filing by Topps suggests that Mars Attacks, the classic entertainment card brand, is set to make a comeback with MP3, phone and tablet computer skins.

Law of Cards: Panini and Art of the Game Settle Kobe Bryant Autograph Suit

Aug 30, 2011 |

Panini and The Art of the Game have settled their lawsuit stemming from Kobe Bryant autographs the retailer was selling. Panini, who have exclusive autograph rights for the Lakers superstar, claimed the signatures were fake.

Topps Super Bowl Legends Website Launches

Aug 30, 2011 |

Following several delays, Topps has finally launched their Super Bowl Legends website. Collectors can now redeem codes found on cards in 2011 Topps Football for exclusive die-cut cards and digital items.

2011-12 SP Authentic Basketball

Aug 30, 2011 |

2011-12 SP Authentic Basketball set information, price comparisons and top singles. This is Upper Deck’s latest retro NCAA basketball set. Featuring good odds on Michael Jordan and LeBron James autographs, each box also contains a card with a piece of Carmichael Arena floor where Jordan played in college.

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