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Collecting Base Cards, the Foundation of the Hobby

Jun 20, 2011 |

Before there were cards with pieces of game-used memorabilia embedded in them, before there were variations that sparkled in your eye, even before there were Super Chrome Die-Cut X-Fractor cards, there was the base card–the much maligned, often over-looked, mostly disregarded, common base card. You know, the base card that has proven to be the […]

2011 Panini NFL Sticker Collection

Jun 18, 2011 |

Product Details Product Details The 2011 Panini NFL Sticker Collection avoids a lot of the gimmicks and hit-driven thrills of traditional trading card sets. Instead it opts for something a little more basic. But it’s still rewarding for those willing to undertake the challenge of putting the set together. The release has nearly 500 different […]

2011 NHL Draft Panini Hockey Card Redemptions

Jun 17, 2011 |

The 2011 NHL Draft already has many great events planned and Panini has released information about the wrapper redemption promotion that will take place at the draft festivities June 24th and 25th in St. Paul. Using the 2010-11 Pinnacle Hockey design, Panini has created two packs for collectors. Pack #1 Martin Havlat Mikko Koivu Niklas […]

Baseball Autograph Highlight Latest From Heritage Auctions

Jun 17, 2011 |

Heritage Auctions is at again with another Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction. The auction has a good amount of baseball items as well as several items from each of the other sports. Bidding amounts on most items are well below the estimated value so prices should pick up considerably as the auction nears its end. […]

2011 Topps WWE Champions Wrestling

Jun 17, 2011 |

Product Details Product Details Something that has largely been looked over in modern wrestling cards are the story lines that make it all work. Topps is aiming to change that with 2011 Topps WWE Champions. The series recaps a year beginning at Wrestlemania XXVI and running through Wrestlemania XXVII this past April, capturing such moments […]

2010-11 National Treasures Basketball

Jun 16, 2011 |

Product Details Product Details A national treasure is meant to be cherished and have a far-reaching impact for years to come. Panini hopes to have created just that with 2010-11 National Treasures Basketball, a super-premium, super-limited product that mixes current superstars and old-school legends like Wilt Chamberlain, George Mikan and Julius Erving. Seeking greatness in […]

2011 In the Game Canadiana

Jun 16, 2011 |

Product Details Product Details From telephones to lightbulbs to paint rollers, Canada has a storied history in changing the world. Look a little closer at the country’s contributions to pop culture and it’s even more impressive: John Candy, the Littlest Hobo, Pamela Anderson, Porky’s. One could go on. Instead, In the Game is putting its […]

2011 Upper Deck Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Champions

Jun 16, 2011 |

Product Details Product Details Following a strange, yet compelling seven-game series versus the Vancouver Canucks, the Boston Bruins are once again Stanley Cup Champions. Upper Deck is highlighting the team’s first Cup since the 1971-72 season with a 31-card box set that includes player cards, season highlights and one over-sized Stanley Cup card. The set […]

Baseball Card Legal Terms

Jun 16, 2011 |

The most important skill a future lawyer takes away from law school is issue spotting. In other words, when given a hypothetical situation, how many potential legal problems can you identify? This helps lawyers protect their clients. It’s also why if you have a lawyer in the family, they probably annoy you when they visit […]

2011 Topps Pro Debut Baseball

Jun 16, 2011 |

2011 Topps Pro Debut has officially returned for the brand’s sophomore season of MiLB licensed fun. Browse the full set checklist, product highlights, top auctions, and more.

2011 Just Minors Mystery Jerseys Baseball

Jun 15, 2011 |

Product Details Product Details Upping the ante from the more common jersey and autograph cards, Just Minors is offering collectors the whole shebang with 2011 Mystery Jerseys Baseball as each box has an autographed jersey. Licensed by the Major League Baseball Players Association, the impressive roster of signers includes reigning American League MVP Josh Hamilton, […]

Statistical History of Topps Baseball Card Backs

Jun 13, 2011 |

I think Toby Harrah said it best when he was quoted as saying, “Statistics are like a girl in a fine bikini. It shows a lot, but it doesn’t show everything.” It’s true that statistics don’t show you everything about a player, but they do tell you just about everything you would ever need to […]

2011 Topps Heritage Minor League Baseball

Jun 11, 2011 |

2011 Topps Heritage Minor League Baseball details, card gallery, highlights, hot auctions, price comparison and other information. Paying tribute to 1962 Topps Baseball, highlights include a deep checklist of rising stars and on-card Harper autographs.

2011-12 Parkhurst Champions Hockey

Jun 11, 2011 |

2011-12 Parkhusrt Champions Hockey is an all-legends set that includes a ton of autographed content. Inserts include Wire Photos and Champ’s Minis.

Sets We Want: 2011 Bowman Lockout Football

Jun 10, 2011 |

As you are undoubtedly aware, the NFL lockout stands ready to ruin not only our fall television watching but football card collecting too. Nevertheless, I believe I have developed a solution that the NFL, NFL Players Association and Topps should consider – 2011 Bowman Lockout. Although I’m intending this as a parody to smile at […]

Dirk Nowitzki Basketball Cards: Rookie Cards Checklist and Buying Guide

Jun 10, 2011 |

Since entering the NBA more than a decade ago, Dirk Nowitzki has been one of basketball’s top stars. However, he’s done so without being overly flashy or controversial. He’s been somewhat overlooked by many basketball collectors as well when compared with other stars performing at similar levels. Until recently, several of his rookie cards could […]

2010-11 Panini All Goalies Hockey

Jun 09, 2011 |

Product Details Set Checklist Product Details Hockey’s goalie is one of the few position players in sports that has a dedicated group of collectors. 2010-11 Panini All-Rookie Hockey is being released as a 100-card boxed set that also includes five parallels and one memorabilia card. The 100-card checklist promises to include every goalie who saw […]

Autographed Card Finally Arrives After 20 Years

Jun 08, 2011 |

As a young man in the 1980s and 90s, Jeremy Telford was an avid baseball card collector. He worked jobs around town to fund his collecting habit. Although he yearned to have the large sums required to obtain high-end cards, his budget prevented him from doing so. He was only able to purchase the cheaper […]

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