Despite a couple of great rookie cards in Clayton Kershaw and Evan Longoria, 2008 Topps Updates & Highlights Baseball is remembered most for its short prints and variations. The most notable pictures Sarah Palin as a beauty queen.
2012-13 Score Hockey sees the return of the venerable value-laden early release. The set is highlighted by random autographs and Hot Rookies short prints.
Yankee Greats: 100 Classic Baseball Cards is a fascinating book that combines the history of baseball’s most decorated franchise with the hobby. The reasonably priced book also comes with four exclusive cards.
Poised to explode, we look at all the Jered Weaver rookie cards. Includes a full rookie card checklist, info, images and buying guide.
Get detailed info and a comprehensive checklist for 2012-13 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Black and White, a 36-card insert set that wasn’t announced in advance. The rare Deckle Edge-inspired cards have been very popular on the secondary market.
1935 National Chicle Football was the first nationally available set with only football players. The 36-card set includes rookies of Dutch Clark, Ken Strong and Cliff Battles.
2008 Topps Baseball takes on an increasing non-baseball focus with several politically themed cards and inserts. The base set design is distinct for its white borders and colorful circles at the tops of the cards. Joey Votto is the most notable rookie.
It appears as thought a trademark lawsuit has led to Panini changing plans for a Kevin Durant “Durantula” short print in 2012-13 NBA Hoops. Paul Lesko has the details.
Featuring amateur squads from throughout Western Canada, 1928 V128-2 Paulin’s Candy Hockey cards are popular among hockey historians. The checklist includes high school, college and women’s hockey teams.
2011 Upper Deck Exquisite Football sees the return of the super premium brand. Seven-card boxes boast five autographs, including many key names from the 2011 NFL rookie class.
Quarterback Immortals is the theme that runs throughout 2012 Topps Football. Quarterbacks have also accounted for all of the set’s biggest eBay sales thus far. Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III autographs have been particularly popular.
Bobby Clarke, Gilbert Perreault, Brad Park, Guy Lapointe and Darryl Sittler lead a loaded rookie crop in 1970-71 O-Pee-Chee Hockey. The memorable design includes several spotlights in the background.
Reverting back to a standard card size, 1965-66 Topps Hockey had the company’s biggest checklist to date. Notable rookies include Phil Esposito, Dennis Hull and Gary Cheevers.
Paul Lesko has the latest on a lawsuit revolving around a patent for electronic trading cards. Both Topps and Panini are named in the lawsuit.
Offering a final look at the season, 2009 Topps Updates & Highlights Baseball focuses largely on rookies and roster moves. Aimed at set builders, many of the inserts carry on from the season’s previous two flagship sets.
Do you have a bunch of cards and memorabilia cluttering up your house? eBay is offering free sports card and memorabilia listings through the end of December. Find out how you can free up space, save money and make some extra cash.
Topps and Panini have settled their lawsuit over Panini’s trademark application for “Chromium.” Paul Lesko has the details and analysis.
The legal battle between Beckett Media and Beckett Associates has come to a fast finish. Paul Lesko has the details and analysis of the joint settlement.