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Upper Deck Releases Statement Regarding Settlement with MLB

Mar 04, 2010 |

Today, the Upper Deck Company is pleased to announce that Upper Deck and Major League Baseball have mutually agreed to settle the lawsuit brought by Major League Baseball against Upper Deck. Per the terms of the settlement agreement, Upper Deck has agreed not to use MLB trademarks including team names and/or logos on its trading […]

End of an Era in San Diego as LaDainian Tomlinson Moves On

Mar 03, 2010 |

LaDainian Tomlinson is the reason I got back into collecting sports cards and memorabilia after a lengthy absence. To prove that’s no hyperbole, allow me to back up a step and explain. I grew up in the 1980s collecting cards from all four of the major sports, with the biggest chunk of my collection devoted […]

2009 Topps National Chicle Football Product Review

Mar 01, 2010 |

2009 Topps National Chicle Football is one of the best vintage products I’ve ever opened. The art used for the cards is inspired, imaginative, refreshing, and does justice to the game of Football. What’s even cooler is they used artists from Videogames, Comics, Sports, and various other walks of life. Topps National Chicle is Topps Mayo done […]

2009 Topps Unique Football Product Review

Feb 27, 2010 |

Good: Awesome design, tons of potential hits, plenty of numbered rookie cards. Bad: Hits seem a bit toned down when compared to Topps Unique Baseball, parallels get old fast. The Bottom Line: 2009 Topps Unique Football doesn’t measure up to its baseball counterpart but still makes for an interesting and entertaining experience. Design Topps Unique […]

The 1960 Football Card Sets

Feb 26, 2010 |

1960 was a great year for football cards as it ushered in a decade where collectors could buy two different football card sets. Two football leagues were now vying for fans across America as the fledging American Football League brought their wide open play to the Gridiron that fall. And two different card manufactures, Topps […]

2010 Topps UFC Main Event Product Review

Feb 25, 2010 |

Good: Packed with hits, sleek design, strong checklist. Bad: Price is heavily marked up by dealers, gold parallels are boring and uninspired. The Bottom Line: 2010 Topps UFC Main Event, Topps’ third UFC trading card product to date, delivers in a big way. As good as the first two UFC trading card products were, Main […]

2010 Topps UFC Main Event Uncaged

Feb 24, 2010 |

2010 Topps UFC Main Event continues the wildly popular Topps UFC trading card franchise in a strong way. In addition to featuring a checklist of top notch MMA talent, Topps UFC Main Event (formerly known as Topps UFC Uncaged) boasts a number of compelling new inserts such as Cage Fragment Relics and Autographed Mat Jumbo […]

Collecting Ryan Miller: A New USA Olympic Hero is Born

Feb 23, 2010 |

It wasn’t quite the “Miracle on Ice,” but Sunday’s USA Olympic hockey victory over Canada – the first such win since 1960 – ranks just a notch or two below it in the country’s history in the sport. Though the U.S. team is comprised entirely of NHL players just like Canada’s squad, most observers gave […]

2010 Topps Heritage Baseball

Feb 22, 2010 |

Topps Heritage returns in 2010 with a 500 card set that pays homage to 1961 Topps Baseball. 2010 Topps Heritage commemorates the unforgettable 1961 homerun chase between Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle with a slew of Multi-Relic Inserts and Cut Autographs of these MLB legends. This year’s Topps Heritage set will also bring back Topps Player Stamps, which were first introduced in 1961 Topps.

2009 Topps Platinum Football Product Review

Feb 18, 2010 |

When opening 2009 Topps Platinum Football, it felt like I was opening a product that should cost a lot more than $5.99 a pack! Topps Platinum for the most part is on par with the considerably more expensive Finest and Bowman Sterling products. I liked how the “non-rookie” base cards were made on a considerably […]

San Diego Sports Card Collector Hopes to Trade Collection for a House

Feb 11, 2010 |

San Diego resident Clyde Bone has gathered an impressive and valuable collection of baseball cards and sports memorabilia over the years. So much so, that he has posted an advertisement on Craigslist in which he offers to trade his collection for a house. According to him he will accept most any type of home, including […]

2010-11 Ultimate Collection Basketball

Feb 11, 2010 |

2010-11 Ultimate Collection Basketball Card Product Reviews, Price Comparisons, Set Details and More.

Saints Fans Can Celebrate With Actual Sod From Super Bowl XLIV

Feb 08, 2010 |

A laughingstock no more, the New Orleans Saints are now NFL champions after defeating the Indianapolis Colts 21-17 in Super Bowl XLIV. And while there are many ways the team’s fans and collectors can commemorate the victory, perhaps the most unique one is by owning a piece of the actual field used for the big […]

Upper Deck Settles Lawsuit With Konami

Feb 07, 2010 |

Upper Deck has come to a successful resolution with Konami over their year-long dispute regarding Yu-Gi-Oh!® trading cards. On the eve of trial, the court issued several rulings in Upper Deck’s favor which eliminated and gravely threatened many of Konami’s monetary claims requests. These rulings sent Konami and its attorneys into retreat as Konami’s case […]

2009 Bowman Sterling Baseball Product Reviews

Jan 26, 2010 |

Good: Comprehensive checklist of prospect autographs, tons of hits in every box, sleek design. Bad: No Stephen Strasburg, lack of refractors, hefty price tag. The Bottom Line: After the train wreck that was last year’s set, 2009 Bowman Sterling Baseball is a breath of fresh air that puts the Bowman Sterling Baseball brand back on […]

2010 Topps Attax Baseball

Jan 25, 2010 |

Release Date: 02/15/10 Booster Box Configuration: 36 packs per box, 5 cards per pack After a successful launch in 2009, Topps Attax is back in 2010.- The only MLB card game that lets kids battle head-to-head against friends Dedicated in-stadium program, with all 30 MLB teams sampling throughout the season Massive grass roots sampling program […]

2010 Press Pass Elements Racing Cards

Jan 25, 2010 |

Release Date: 01/22/106 cards per pack, 24 packs per boxLook to pull (1) Game-Used Memorabilia card and (1) Autographed card per box (on average). -Memorabilia Cards – Authentic race-used flag cards including single, double, triple and oversized memorabilia cards (1:24) -Special Ink Autos – Featuring authentc autograph cards signed in drivers’ sponsor colors -Element Mystery […]

2010 Press Pass Eclipse Racing Cards

Jan 25, 2010 |

Release Date: 02/24/10Box Configuration: 5 cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 20 boxes per case- (1) Autograph Per Box Featuring Press Pass Autographs Found Only In Press Pass 2010 And Press Pass Eclipse. Also Look For Hobby Only Press Pass “Track Edition” Autographs, Seq. #’D To 10. – (3) Memorabilia Cards Per Box Featuring:*Big […]

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