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How Was the First Episode of All-Star Dealers?

Jan 25, 2012 |

Following in the footsteps of popular shows like Pawn Stars, Storage Wars and American Pickers, comes Discovery Channel’s All-Star Dealers. We take a peek at the program’s first episode and look at how it reflects the hobby.

2011 Panini Plates & Patches Football

Jan 25, 2012 |

Each pack of 2011 Panini Plates & Patches Football includes a numbered on-card autographed patch rookie card. The set lives up to its name with plenty of prime memorabilia and press plate combinations.

Law of Cards: Can an SAT Trick Help Upper Deck in Insurance Appeal?

Jan 25, 2012 |

In Law of Cards, Paul Lesko looks at Upper Deck’s appeal in their case against insurer, Endurance. Upper Deck isn’t happy about a court ruling that said the insurance company could stop making payments stemming from the fallout of the Yu-Gi-Oh! counterfeiting scandal.

2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Baseball Cards

Jan 25, 2012 |

2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Baseball includes a comprehensive checklist of more than 150 prospect autographs, which are distributed at a rate of 6 per hobby box.

2012 Onyx Icons Collection Baseball

Jan 25, 2012 |

2012 Onyx Icons Collection Baseball promises a Hall of Fame autographed baseball in every pack. Collectors can look for signatures from Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays and Satchel Paige.

It Began with Ewoks: Brentandbecca’s Case Breaking Origins

Jan 24, 2012 |

For years, brentandbecca has specialized in breaking cases, lots of cases. He’s developed a reputation for offering good prices, fair selection and excellent service. Learn about how he got started in the hobby as a child and grew into being one of the hobby’s movers.

What Topps and Leaf Settling Their Lawsuit Means for the Hobby

Jan 23, 2012 |

In Law of Cards, Paul Lesko looks at Leaf and Topps settling their lawsuit. He looks at what happened, picks his winners and provides legal analysis about what it means for the hobby.

Collecting Baseball Card Oddities, Part 3: Topps Premiums and Test Issues

Jan 23, 2012 |

Topps hasn’t always been about traditional baseball cards. In the final installment of our look at oddball baseball cards, we delve deep into Topps’ baseball past to uncover their first inserts, premiums and test issues.

Leaf Unlucky as Andrew Luck Error Cards Discovered

Jan 20, 2012 |

Leaf has halted the sale of some of the first licensed Andrew Luck cards after a pair of spelling errors were discovered. We’ve got the details as well as Leaf’s plans for corrected versions.

2011-12 In the Game Enforcers Hockey Cards

Jan 20, 2012 |

Never before has there been a hockey card set like 2011-12 In the Game Enforcers Hockey. With hard-hitting content that focuses entirely on the NHL’s tough guys, boxes promise five autographs and two game-used memorabilia cards.

Sudden eTopps Closure Leaves Questions and Confusion – UPDATE

Jan 20, 2012 |

Following Topps’ announcement that they’re not offering any new eTopps cards, we look at the confusion caused by the announcement as well as why the sudden program end might leave some unhappy.

2010-11 Panini Totally Certified Green Parallels Red-Hot

Jan 19, 2012 |

Some of the hottest basketball cards on the market have nothing to do with Michael Jordan. 2010-11 Panini Totally Certified Green parallels are going for huge sums in recent weeks. We look at the top sales as well as the affect they’ve had on box prices.

2011 Topps Magic Rookies Football Cards

Jan 18, 2012 |

2011 Topps Magic Rookies sees the return of the brand as an online exclusive. Mini boxes promise ten rookie cards as well as one rookie autograph. A total of 68 different players have autographs in the set.

Want to Look Up PSA Population Reports? Now, They’re Free.

Jan 18, 2012 |

Another collecting tool just became widely available to collectors as PSA is now offering their population reports free online. They’ve also started offering their in-house PSA price guide available.

2011 Panini Limited Football

Jan 18, 2012 |

Every card in 2011 Panini Limited Football, from base cards to inserts, is numbered to 499 or less. Highlights include draft day memorabilia from top 2011 rookies and Material Phenoms rookies with on-card signatures and prime swatches.

2011-12 Panini Limited Hockey Cards

Jan 18, 2012 |

One of the first high-end sets of the new season, 2011-12 Panini Limited Hockey promises three hits in every single-pack box. Highlights include autographed Phenoms rookie cards and High Numbers base cards limited to 99 copies.

2011 Cryptozoic The Vampire Diaries Trading Cards

Jan 18, 2012 |

Cryptozoic has launched its first set of Vampire Diaries trading cards. The release features an expansive autograph lineup that includes Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder.

McFarlane NHL 30 Highlighted by Mario Lemieux and Pavel Datsyuk

Jan 17, 2012 |

Get an in-depth look at McFarlane NHL 30 and its stellar lineup that includes a Stanley Cup-hoisting Mario Lemieux, Pavel Datsyuk, Daniel Sedin and more.

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