The introduction of the Upper Deck Ice Premieres rookie card to this year’s Black Diamond takes the product to a whole new level in 2010-11. For the most part, the rest of the product remains the same as year’s past outside of a few subtle improvements to the set’s card design.
John Wall, LeBron James, Larry Bird, hearty patches, dual autos, quad autos, rookies, legends, superstars and a random collection of crazy 2010-11 basketball card pictures from eBay.
On friday basketball’s version of the declaration of independence sold for $4.3 million dollars, which made Naismith’s yellowish pieces of hoops history the highest selling article of sports memorabilia in history, topping Mark McGwire’s 70th home run ball from 1998 by $1.3 million dollars.
Topps Sterling is the sweeping tale of the game of baseball told trough cardboard. If you fancy yourself a baseball historian, this is a product you will definitely want to check out if you can afford the steep box price of around $200-$220. Sterling is a baseball fans’ baseball card product.
Topps Tribute returns for a third season of high-end, old school baseball card action this April. The product promises to be an improvement over past incarnations with the addition of book cards and a host of other intriguing new cards. 2011 Topps Tribute will deliver 6 hits and is expected to carry a box price of around $250.
Art and NASCAR collide to create Press Pass’ latest trading card offering 2011 Press Eclipse. All 90 base cards in the latest version of Eclipse feature a unique artistic touch that is sure to capture the interest of racing card collectors come February 23rd, 2011.
Donruss’ return to hockey is a triumphant success that offers collectors a substantial amount of cold as ice cards per $60-$70 hobby box. The Rated Rookie won’t beat a Young Gun, but the product as a whole is much deeper than Upper Deck Series One.
One-of-Ones, hearty patches, dual autos, book cards, rookies, legends, superstars and a random collection of crazy 2010 football card pictures from eBay.
Card companies need to make a commitment to product release dates and understand that the card company itself isn’t the only one effected by poor planning. Both collectors and hobby shops pay the price for a problem only the card companies themselves can commit to solving.
2010 Topps Prime is step in a fresh, new direction for Topps. With a few tweaks, Prime could evolve into the perfect compliment to Topps’ chrome based products. Each hobby box delivers 10-packs and 4-hits for less than $100.
2010 Certified Football is a solid football card offering that delivers 4-hits and doesn’t overload collectors with a stack of meaningless base cards. Certified won’t “wow” you, but at the same time it won’t leave you with a terrible case of buyer’s remorse.
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.