Put your “King James” cardboard knowledge to the test!
Upper Deck announced on Wednesday that they will no longer be licensed to produce Football Cards. Over the last year and a half, Upper Deck has seen it’s fortunes change drastically: January 27th, 2009- Panini secures exclusive rights to manufacture license NBA Cards November 30th, 2009- Topps secures exclusive rights to manufacture licensed MLB Cards […]
My dream Joe Mauer card, a 1/1 Jason Heyward Printing Plate Auto, a Ruth Rookie, and other cards I can only afford in imagination land.
This highly anticipated release highlights 220 Top Minor League Prospects and 2009 Top Draft Picks. It will mark the first time that many of Razor’s large crop of exclusive 2008 MLB draft picks (including Tim Beckham and Pedro Alvarez) appear on Topps cards.
Good:Creating a strategy trading card game is definately a step in the right direction, the cards look cool, the online features are cool, the games are short. Bad: The strategy is pretty weak, too simple, it’s more like playing war with a deck a of cards than an actual strategy game, the cards ratings are […]
We look at some of Alexander the Great’s greatest Rookie Cards.
Four of the Best Sets to put together from the 2009 Football Card Season!
The 112B Captured the 2009 NFL Season and the Eye of Collectors
2010 Topps Tribute Dynasties and Rivalries Edition takes the Topps Tribute brand in new direction by bringing together MLB’s stars of the past and present to pay homage to some of the great rivalries of the sport. Product Highlights 3 Autograph Cards per box 3 Relic Cards per box Hobby Exclusive Product Breakdown BASE CARDS […]
In the 2009 NHL Draft, there was John Tavares and everyone not named John Tavares. Tavares was without a doubt the most heralded and coveted prospect since Sidney Crosby. In fact, he was so good that he unsuccessfully attempted to enter the 2008 NHL Draft at the age of 17. For these reasons, it’s curious […]
If your visiting this page, rest assured, I know that it was by error and that you have little to no interest in those stupid code cards in 2010 Topps Baseball. They are the same thing as the “Topps Attax” fillers, aren’t they? I’m actually running a recycling program for the “Million Card Giveaways”, all you […]
1st, 2nd, and 3rd All-Basketball Card Teams: First Team C- 1992-93 Stadium Club Beam Team #21 Shaquille O’Neal ($50) F- 2007-08 SP Authentic #152 Kevin Durant JSY AU /299 ($300) F- 2002-03 Finest #178 LeBron James XRC /999 ($180) G- 1996-97 Topps Chrome #138 Kobe Bryant ($275) G- 2003-04 Bowman Chrome #149 Dwyane Wade AU […]
Today, the NHL and NHLPA announced a multi-year trading card distribution deal with Panini and Upper Deck. The terms of the agreement are not fully known, but what is known is that for the first time since 2005-06, Upper Deck will not go un-opposed in the Hockey sector of the hobby. Panini’s first 2010-11 Hockey […]
For years, Collector’s Choice has suffered from the same “stigma” as “First Edition”, “Kick Off”, and many other extremely “cheap” products. To my surprise, this years’ Collector’s Choice Hockey was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had opening a cheap product. I probably got close to $100 worth of cards! I would expect that type of return from a middle of […]
Good: Players like Roy Halladay and Curtis Granderson are on their new teams, which wasn’t the case in 2010 Topps Series 1. Kids might enjoy the Topps Attax Inserts. Bad: There is no value, it’s too similar to Topps Series 1, the inserts are pretty bad, the odds of getting an auto border on impossible, […]
In Sports Cards, people make the common assumption that the Market you play in almost completely defines the potential book value of a players’ card. Playing in a large market can certainly improve book value, but it has very little to do with the maximum value a card ends at. Contrary to popular belief, the ceiling isn’t […]
The rookie card is the holy grail of sports cards. Autographed bats, balls, helmets, jerseys, pucks, and pictures all take a back seat to these kings of cardboard. A rookie card represents the first chapter in a story. It could be the story of greatness like Peyton Manning, or the story of absolute failure like Ryan Leaf. The […]
The 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle is widely considered the greatest card of the Modern Era. The Wall Street Journal even did a story on how it is one of the safest investments in the world. I like to explain buying a Mickey Mantle card this way; the only foreseeable way you’ll lose money is if Mantle […]