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Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Cards Promote Fire Safety

Jul 01, 2011 |

The Toronto Blue Jays have teamed up with the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council in Ontario to produce a set of baseball cards that promote fire safety. More than 200 fire departments throughout the province will be handing out the cards to local youth as a part of the Swing into Summer Safety awareness […]

Undervalued Sports Card Sets: 1995 Action Packed Hall of Fame Basketball Autographs

Jun 30, 2011 |

With a lot of cards selling at less than ten percent of their book value, it’s nice to come across a set that has held its value and even exceeds published values regularly. My undervalued set of the month is 1995 Action Packed Hall of Fame Basketball Autographs. Originally available through redemption, this set consists […]

2011 Leaf Cut Signature Edition

Jun 29, 2011 |

Product Details Product Details For the past couple of years, Leaf (and Razor before it) has offered several cut signature products that get right to the chase. The format continues with 2011 Leaf Cut Signature Edition, a set Leaf hopes has the deepest lineup of high-end autographs yet. Each box has one encapsulated cut signature […]

Possible Legal Ramifications of Upper Deck’s New Distribution Policy

Jun 28, 2011 |

In March, Upper Deck announced a new distribution program. Sounds boring, right? Once you look beyond the legalese, you’ll see that Upper Deck might have just declared war against the Internet. Stick with me for a bit. It’s important because it could affect prices of Upper Deck cards. And I’ll translate the legalese, so don’t […]

Panini Signs Kyrie Irving to Exclusive Deal

Jun 27, 2011 |

Kyrie Irving signs deal with Panini that gives the basketball card manufacturer exclusive trading cards rights to Irving’s autograph and memorabilia.

Book Review: Mint Condition by Dave Jamieson

Jun 27, 2011 |

A full review of the recently published book Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession by Dave Jamieson.

The Cardboard Connection Acquires Card Corner Club

Jun 23, 2011 |

Two of the most popular online sources for trading card and memorabilia information, The Cardboard Connection and Card Corner Club, finalized an agreement that will have the Card Corner Club merge into The Cardboard Connection.

2011 Rittenhouse Archives WNBA Basketball

Jun 23, 2011 |

Product Details Set Checklist Product Details Rittenhouse Archives is best known in the hobby for their non-sport offerings. Recently they’ve been focusing on several niche products through premium packs that offer a box worth of hits in one go. Similar formats have been done in mainstream sports cards for years, but now Rittenhouse is bringing […]

2011 Topps WWE

Jun 23, 2011 |

2011 Topps WWE details, card gallery, highlights, hot auctions, price comparison and other information. The set brings this year’s flagship design to the WWE ring.. Each box promises one event-used shirt card and either an autograph or a second relic card.

Derrick Williams Signs with Panini

Jun 22, 2011 |

Fans of Derrick Williams now have two things to celebrate. He was already expected to go in the top three in the NBA Draft on Thursday night. Now he has signed an exclusive deal with Panini, joining other exclusive NBA players like Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and John Wall. Griffin and Wall were […]

2011 Topps Chrome Football

Jun 21, 2011 |

Product Details Product Details As seems to be the case with a lot of 2011 football card releases announced thus far, 2011 Topps Chrome Football puts a huge focus on the rookie class. From 110 base set rookies to several levels of first-year autographs, there’s lots of youngsters to chase. Topps is also bringing in […]

2011 Topps Prime Football

Jun 21, 2011 |

2011 Topps Prime Football details, card gallery, highlights, hot auctions, price comparison and other information. Rookie cards, autographs and multi-swatch memorabilia cards get most of the attention. Each ten-pack box promises four numbered autographed and memorabilia cards.

2011 NBA Draft Best Players to Collect (Part Two)

Jun 21, 2011 |

Part Two This is the conclusion to the “The Top Names for Collectors to Know in the NBA Draft (Part One).” Part one can be found here. Brandon Knight Kentucky Wildcats, Freshman Age: 19 Knight is another “one and done” player that Kentucky coach, John Calipari, is famous for producing. If it were not for […]

Curt Schilling’s Personal Memorabilia Part of 2011 All-Star Fan Fest Auction

Jun 21, 2011 |

The 2011 Fan Fest Auction at the All-Star Game boasts over 550 lots and includes Curt Schilling’s private collection of over 200 items that will be auctioned for charity. The items will be on display starting July 8th at the Phoenix Convention Center. Some of the many highlights of the auction are included below with […]

Upper Deck’s 2011 NHL Draft Exclusive Card Set and Autograph Signing

Jun 21, 2011 |

Upper Deck will be on-hand for the 2011 NHL Draft in St. Paul, Minnesota and has several events planned. Minnesota Wild defenseman, Brent Burns, will appear at the UD booth to sign oversized 5 x 7 cards from 11 AM to 12 PM on Saturday. Promotional giveaways at the draft include a six-card set of […]

Autograph Collecting: Protecting Against Forgeries

Jun 21, 2011 |

I am an avid Illini fan, and was lucky enough to live in Missouri in 2005 when Illinois played North Carolina in the NCAA Finals in St. Louis. Needles to say, I was swept up in the Illini fervor and wanted something to immortalize the time. After walking out of the Illini’s practice session, I […]

2011 Press Pass Showcase Racing

Jun 20, 2011 |

Product Details Product Details NASCAR fans are among the most passionate in all of professional sports. They don’t just watch the races on TV or from the stands, for many NASCAR is a lifestyle choice. With that in mind, 2011 Press Pass Showcase Racing offers some of the top cards in all of racing. The […]

Dustin Byfuglien to Sign Free Autographs at 2011 NHL Draft

Jun 20, 2011 |

Panini’s announced that Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will appear at the Panini booth during the 2011 NHL Draft. Byfuglien will sign free autographs for fans starting at 10 AM on Saturday, June 25th. Byfuglien was originally drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2005 and won a Stanley Cup with them last season. He was […]

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