University of Auburn is currently pre-selling freeze-dried pieces of game-used turf from the Tigers 22-19 victory over the Oregon Ducks in the 2011 BCS Championship Game. The turf also serves as a unique collectible from Cam Newton’s final college game, as the Heisman winning quarterback has declared for the 2011 NFL Draft.
Checklist and pictures of all twenty six 2009-10 Blake Griffin rookie cards with bonus stats, analysis and recommendations. From his Absolute Memorabilia RPM patch auto RC to his Playoff National Treasures patch auto RC, we cover each and every of the Clippers’ phenom forward’s true RC’s.
2010 Bowman Sterling loses you with craftsmanship, then buys you back with an insanely deep autograph checklist and overwhelming amount of hits per box. If you have the money and are a prospector, I would recommend giving a box of Sterling a shot, just be advised that it isn’t a perfect product, it just features the perfect checklist.
If you hate 2010-11 O-Pee-Chee Hockey, than you may as well hate Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe and Bobby Orr as well, as this is one of those products that even if you don’t like, you have to respect
Limited Hockey, SP Game Used, Upper Deck Ice Premieres, Young Guns parallels, Certified highlight the top selling Taylor Hall hockey cards from the first half of January. The Oilers freshman skater’s 1/1 Limited NHL Logoman and Upper Deck Young Guns french parallel among the list’s most intriguing cards.
In the decade of sports card excess, there was no book value, only comedic value.
Panini’s flagship brand hits the ice for a first skate in the hockey sector of the hobby this March. Each box is set to deliver 4 hits, 3 of which are on-card Rookie Ticket autographs and the potential for plenty other cold as ice cards including 1/1 Golden Ticket parallels made from 11 grams of actual gold! 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Hockey is set to release on March 30th with a hobby box price of around $130-$150.
The 2010 Donruss Rated Rookie Box Set is essentially a blaster box on steroids. The 100 card box set delivers plenty of big name rookies like Bradford, Tebow and Bryant in addition to a refreshing amount of lesser known rookies. Each $20 box set delivers a 100-card Rated Rookie set and 1 autographed Rated Rookie.
After 25 years in the sports card pricing business, Tuff Stuff will release it’s final issue this February. In addition to this, Sports Collectors Digest will scale back it’s production and become a bi-monthly periodical after nearly 20 years as a weekly offering.
Classics returns featuring a checklist chalked with basketballers past, present and future. Each $100 hobby box of 2010-11 Classics Basketball delivers a total of 4 hits, with at least one on-card autograph featuring a member of the 2010-11 NBA rookie class.
Starlin Castro, Dustin Ackley, Wil Myers, Miguel Sano, Gary Sanchez, Manny Machado, Jameson Taillon highlight our rankings of all 102 chrome prospect autographs from 2010 Bowman, 2010 Bowman Chrome and 2010 Bowman Draft.
2011 Upper Deck Football marks the return of base Upper Deck to the world of football cards after taking a leave of absence in 2010. This time around, Upper Deck Football will feature an NCAA Football theme and release prior to the 2011 NFL Draft. As they did with 2010-11 Upper Deck Hockey, each box will deliver a handful of 1991 Upper Deck 20th Anniversary parallels. 2011 Upper Deck Football is set to release on May 12th delivering 20 packs, 10 20th Anniversary parallels and 3 autographs per hobby box.
2010-11 Donruss Basketball is refreshing departure from the overload of pre-1960’s vintage products thrown at collectors over the past decade. Donruss instead goes with 1984 Donruss Baseball’s card design, which makes for a nostalgic trip to the decade of Deloreans, Guns N’ Roses, Member’s Only Jackets, Bo Jackson and Quantum Leap.
Jahvid Best, Sam Bradford, LeGarrette Blount, Colt McCoy, Mike Williams, Tim Tebow, Ryan Mathews highlight the final 2010 Topps Gridiron Rookie of the Week checklist. With the 2010 NFL regular season over, we recap all 17-cards from the promotional hobby shop redemption set.
The hobby version of the 2010 Topps USA Baseball box set offers prospectors a refreshring departure from your everyday baseball card offering. Each box delivers a 65-card base set and 10-hits featuring a who’s who of the upcoming 2011 MLB Draft.
The latest rendition of Bowman Sterling takes a few steps backward in card design from 2009, but as a whole Sterling is an intriguing product due to it’s brilliant base set composition and 19-hits per box. Bowman Sterling is the one Topps football product I always feel is a few adjustments away from football card immortality, unfortunately that dream will have to wait until 2011.
First 5,000 fans attending the 2011 Under Armour All-American Game on January 5th at Tropicana Field will receive 3 free Topps football cards featuring one of 92 different All-Americans.
Cardboard Connection’s “Best of 2010″ features some of the site’s most popular articles from the year that was. On May 12th, 2010 we inducted the first ever class into the “Unspectacular Football Memorabilia Hall of Fame”. Inaugural class was filled with unextraordinary gentleman, cards, collectibles, newspapers and a Coach Childress rookie year 10×8 Auto!