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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A 1986-87 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan rookie card sold for $100,000 at auction on Sunday, June 5th. Find out more about Michael Jordan basketball cards and memorabilia by reading our Michael Jordan Rookie Card Guide, The Top 23 Michael Jordan Cards of All-Time, The Top Michael Jordan Autographed Cards of All-Time and The Evolution of […]
Today, Panini announced two more short prints included in 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Hockey. The short printed cards are all autographed rookie tickets and include Montreal Canadiens’ P.K. Subban and the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Nazem Kadri. Previous players revealed to have short prints in the set are Taylor Hall (Edmonton Oilers), Jeff Penner (Boston Bruins), Tyler […]
You might never have guessed it, but the history of telephones and the history of baseball cards have a lot of similarities. In the 1870s, at about the same time baseball cards were first invented, the telephone was born. Soon after, a patent war erupted between Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray over who actually […]
Following a giveaway in Vancouver during the second game of the Stanley Cup Finals, Upper Deck has more cards ready for Bruins fans. The cards will be handed out to all in attendance at Wednesday’s fourth game of the best-of-seven series between the Bruins and Canucks. Five Bruins players will be highlighted in the promo […]
2011 Topps Rising Rookies Football is an all-new early summer football card released geared towards rookie card collectors. Each 24-pack hobby box delivers 4 hits, including at least 2 autographs. Browse the full checklist, as well as product details and price comparisons in our comprehensive Rising Rookies product profile.
2011 Topps UFC Title Shot offers hardcore MMA fans the chance to collect current champions as well as prospect potential future champions. Title Shot is a cardboard celebration of UFC champions past, present and future. Each $70-$90 hobby box delivers 12 packs and 4 hits.
The 2011 Stanley Cup run of the Vancouver Canucks was filled with big plays and emotional moments. In the middle of many of these memories was left winger Alexandre Burrows. Originally un-drafted, he was signed by Vancouver as a free agent after working his way up through the ranks. Burrows has emerged as a clutch […]
2011 Topps Marquee Baseball details, card gallery, highlights, hot auctions, price comparison and other information. Aimed at hit seekers, the set offers a lot of bounty including one on-card autograph and one jumbo relic per box.
Upper Deck has announced plans for a hockey card giveaway at game two of the Stanley Cup Finals in Vancouver. Eight-card promo packs will feature five Vancouver Canucks (Alex Burrows, Ryan Kesler, Roberto Luongo, Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin), one checklist, one promo card for Upper Deck’s upcoming 2011 Stanley Cup Championship Box Set and […]
Product Details Product Details Although the Finest brand is one of the hobby’s most celebrated, it has become somewhat lost in the shuffle in recent years. However, it looks as though a little tinkering with the format might bring it back to prominence. Besides the traditional Skittles mix of colorful refractors, the focus for the […]
If you were to ask me, I would probably tell you that I’m a vintage card collector. I consider vintage collecting to be much more “cool” than set building. Think about it–anyone can walk into a big-box store, buy a bunch of blaster boxes, and call themselves a set builder (which is what I do). […]
Panini has announced the official list of short printed rookie cards in 2011 Prestige Football. 203. Adrian Clayborn 204. Ahmad Black 213. Bruce Carter 224. Curtis Brown 239. Edmond Gates 255. Tyron Smith 265. Mark Ingram 267. Mik McNeill 269. Mike Fairley 281. Ricky Stanzi Although no official print run or insertion rates for the […]
The Topps Company was sued on May 20, 2011, for allegedly falsely marking its Ring Pop, Baby Bottle Pop and Bazooka Joe products with expired patents. In English, this means Topps is accused of claiming these products are protected by patents when they are not. If you don’t recall the Ring Pop, a picture from […]
EA Sports has announced a Madden NFL 12 Hall of Fame edition that should have special appeal to football card collectors. This limited version of the game showcases current Hall of Fame inductee Marshall Faulk on the cover. Each of the 125,000 copies will contain one of four autographed Panini cards from Faulk. Gamers will […]
I love baseball cards. Not just for the anticipation of discovering the autograph in my latest Bowman hobby box, collecting my favorite prospects, or for enjoying a well put together card design. I also love to ponder the legal aspects surrounding each card and series of cards. Baseball cards, in fact all trading cards, are […]