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Creating a National Worthy of the National Pastime

Jul 30, 2012 |

The National Sports Collectors Convention has long been the hobby’s premier event. But rather than rest on the past, Rick Klein offers some suggestions on how to make the National even better.

2012 Topps Inception Football Cards

Jul 30, 2012 |

2012 Topps Inception Football sees the return of the dark and distinct design along with tons of rookie signatures. Single-pack boxes promise two autographs or autographed relics and one relic card. Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck and Trent Richardson are among the autograph highlights.

Basketball’s Best and Wildest Insert Sets of the 1990s

Jul 30, 2012 |

Take a trip back to the 1990s when case hits were wild. They also often didn’t rely on autographs or game-used memorabilia. We look at 12 of the era’s best insert sets that still command huge amounts today.

2012 SAGE Next Rookies Football Cards

Jul 30, 2012 |

2012 SAGE Next Rookies Football is an all-autograph release. Featuring autographs from such 2012 rookies as Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson and Justin Blackmon, every card is numbered to 50 or less.

Top 10 Hockey Rookie Cards of the 1980s

Jul 27, 2012 |

We count down the 10 best rookie cards from one of hockey’s greatest decades. Which all-time greats make the list? Which ones didn’t make it. Find out here. Includes images, analysis and buying guide.

1972-73 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Cards

Jul 27, 2012 |

Although 1972-73 O-Pee-Chee Hockey doesn’t have a headline rookie, the set still boasts a solid veteran core that includes Bobby Orr, Bobby Hull and Ken Dryden.

Is This the Best Bryce Harper Card? 2012 Bowman Platinum Bat Plate Surfaces

Jul 27, 2012 |

Not only is it one of the key cards in 2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball, the Bryce Harper bat plate is one of the phenom’s top cards. Period. Well, it has surfaced on eBay. Get full details of the listing.

2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball Prospect Autographs Guide

Jul 27, 2012 |

Check out our 2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball Prospect Autographs visual checklist and see why collectors are clamoring for these cards. Signers include Yu Darvish, Yoenis Cespedes and Gerrit Cole.

Top 10 2012 Topps Mars Attacks Sketch Card Sales

Jul 26, 2012 |

The Martians have returned to earth. With 2012 Topps Mars Attacks Heritage having landed, we look at the top 10 sketch card sales recorded on eBay. Find out which artists are seeing the highest returns.

15 Fantastic Baseball Card Sets for Autograph Collectors

Jul 26, 2012 |

Do you like to collect autographs? With these 15 sets you can’t go wrong. Find out why these sets are so great and shop for tons of Hall of Fame and fan favorite autographs.

1983-84 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Cards

Jul 26, 2012 |

For ice collectors, 1983-84 O-Pee-Chee Hockey is the only major option for the year. Key rookies include Steve Larmer, Bernie Nicholls and Scott Stevens.

1981-82 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Cards

Jul 26, 2012 |

The 1981-82 O-Pee-Chee Hockey has one of the best rookie lineups ever for a sports card set. First-year cards include Paul Coffey, Jarri Kurri, Denis Savard and Larry Murphy.

Former Mastro Auctions Owner Among Those Charged with Fraud

Jul 26, 2012 |

The former owner of Mastro Auctions and two of its executives are facing several fraud charges after an FBI investigation. Get a full summary of the charges from legal expert Paul Lesko.

2012 Score Football Cards

Jul 25, 2012 |

For less than a dollar a pack, 2012 Score Football comes with plenty of rookies, inserts and parallels. Aimed at set collectors, the base set has 400 cards, including 100 rookie cards. Every hobby box has 24 rookies, and at least 60 inserts and parallels.

Group Breaks 101 – After the Break

Jul 25, 2012 |

With all of the packs opened, find out what to do next to make sure your group break runs smoothly. Includes practical advice on details like sorting, supplies and shipping.

2012 Elite Football Cards

Jul 25, 2012 |

Freshened up with an updated look, 2012 Elite Football promises two autographs, two memorabilia cards and four numbered rookie cards in every box. Highlights include dual-signed Passing the Torch autographs and Rookie Inscriptions autographs.

2009 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Baseball Cards

Jul 25, 2012 |

Driven by the first Mike Trout MLB autograph, 2009 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Baseball sees the familiar year-end return of rookies and emerging stars. The slightly revamped checklist makes room for 35 World Baseball Classic cards.

1980-81 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Cards

Jul 24, 2012 |

Ray Bourque and Mark Messier lead a loaded 1980-81 O-Pee-Chee Hockey checklist that includes a ton of great rookie cards. Other key cards include Mike Gartner, Michel Goulet and Mike Liut rookies and the second-year Wayne Gretzky.

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