TriStar’s latest TNA trading card offering brings plenty of fresh faces and intriguing new cards to the ring this December. Several new inclusions of intrigue include Lovely Lock’s Hair Cards featuring TNA’s Knockouts, Sting Face Paint Autos and Letterman and Jeff Hardy Original Art Cards.
The imagination of Threads is absolutely infectious and although the product does have it’s bad moments, those are alleviated by the introduction of on-wood rookie autos, which are destined for hobby stardom. If you enjoy products that take cards in a fresh direction, I would definitely recommend breaking a box or two.
2010-11 SP Authentic Hockey’s Future Watch checklist is highlighted by Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, P.K. Subban, Jeff Skinner and a host of the hobby’s hottest hockey rookies. The product delivers 3-4 autographs per hobby box.
In early November, Reebok sold twelve “Gold Rush” parallels of John Wall’s Reebok Zig Slash shoe at a New York City Footlocker. Each pair of the rare sneakers came in a lock box and featured numbering on both the box and the shoes. Since then, two pairs have sold for nearly $1,000 on eBay!
Press Pass’ popular mid-end racing card right of passage returns in 2011 with a retro theme! Each 24-pack hobby box of 2011 Press Pass Wheels Element Racing delivers 24 packs, 2 hits and is set to release on January 19th, 2011.
2010-11 Rookies & Stars is a solid basketball card offering that gives collectors a chance to grab the latest rookie autographs of big names like John Wall, Evan Turner, Derrick Favors and Wesley Johnson. For all intensive purposes, this is last year’s Rookies & Stars with updated rosters.
Panini’s National Treasures will look to establish itself as football’s premier high-end rookie patch auto this March. The $400 per box football card offering delivers six hits per single pack box and the possibility of pulling big name rookies, hearty patches and legendary signatures.
National media caught off-guard by extremely well done fictional versions of Nike’s 2012 Pro Combat NFL Uniforms. Recently, the NFL announced that Reebok would be replaced by Nike as official uniform of the NFL.
In the Game, better known for hockey cards ventures into the world of minor league baseball this January with the release of their hit-centric 2011 Heroes & Prospects Series 1. Every card in ITG’s high-end prospect product features an autograph, piece of memorabilia or both.
2010-11 Upper Deck Series 2 picks up where Series 1 left off, packing 6 Young Guns, 6 20th Anniversary Parallels and 2 hits per $60-$70 hobby box. Other Series 2 highlights include 20th Anniversary Canadian World Jrs. variations, Die-Cut acetate cards, UD Signatures, Rookie Jerseys, Game Jerseys and Victory Update cards. Upper Deck Series 2 is scheduled to release in February of 2011.
How to get a picture perfect scan of your sports cards when selling on websites like eBay and Sports Buy. “Swiffer” makes dust free scanning possible, in the process making your card more appealing to potential buyers.
The well-traveled and popular Donruss Rated Rookie returns to the world of football cards this January in the form a 100-card box set. From Bryant to Tebow, the checklist is chalked with 2010’s top rookies. Each Rated Rookie Box Set delivers 1 auto and a complete 100 card set for $19.99.
Tim Tebow tops NFLShop.com’s latest list of Top 25 selling NFL Jerseys. If Tebow can retain his front-runner status for the remainder of the season, he will be the first rookie to do so since the NFL started keeping jersey sales data.
2010-11 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey is arguably the best installment of UD Hockey yet. The base set photography perfectly captures the essence of the sport, the Young Guns shine as usual and the addition of the 20th Anniversary Parallels take Series 1 to a whole new level. 2010-11 Upper Deck Series 1 is the type of product that reminds you why you started collecting in the first place.
2010-11 Limited is a decent product if you enjoy boom or bust boxes. Each 7-card box delivers 3-hits on average and carries a price point of around $100. If you enjoy cutting straight to the hits and numbered cards, Limited is definately worth a look, I just highly recommend that you put a great deal of thought into that look before jumping for a box.
2010-11 Playoff Contenders Patches represents the evolution of Panini’s most prestigious brand. For the first time in the product’s storied history, Rookie Ticket Autographs will feature a piece of memorabilia. Contenders Patches delivers 4-hits per box on average and is set to hit the hobby scene this upcoming February.
2010-11 Score Hockey is a solid product for beginner collectors and kids. In terms of $1 per pack hockey products, Score is a far superior product to Upper Deck’s currently available Victory hockey. The great thing about Score is that it gives kids a chance to collect players like Taylor Hall, P.K. Subban, Jordan Eberle and other big name 2010-11 NHL Rookies.
2010 Bowman Chrome Baseball is proof positive that prospector’s paradise does indeed exist. Part II in this year’s Bowman trilogy delivers one of the most intriguing prospect auto checklists in the product’s storied history.