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2009 Donruss Gridiron Gear Football

Jul 24, 2009 |

2009 Donruss Gridiron Gear Football card set information, product reviews, and price comparisons.

Interview with Joe Rubinstein

Jul 24, 2009 |

The Cardboard Connection’s Jay Ghazaleh sat down with legendary Comic Book and Sketch Card artist Joe Rubenstein to talk about life, art, and the pursuit of Triple D’s.

Brian Kong To Appear at Upcoming National Sports Collectors Convention

Jul 23, 2009 |

Sports and Entertainment artist Brian Kong will be appearing at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention (July 29 – August 2, 2009, www.nsccshow.com) at Booth #1046 in the Corporate Section (Beckett Media) where he will be on hand to meet with fans and to discuss his upcoming projects. Collectors who place an order for $250 […]

Junk Hauler Finds Treasure Trove of Autographed Memorabilia in Abandoned Storage Unit

Jul 23, 2009 |

Here’s a piece of advice for anyone asked to help clear out stuff left behind in a storage unit: make sure you check to make sure there isn’t any valuable sports memorabilia mixed in with all of the junk. That lesson was driven home in a surprising way for Faisal Ansari, an Orlando-area man who […]

Blogging Duo Declared Winners of 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter Crack the Code Contest

Jul 22, 2009 |

After only a few short weeks in circulation, the 2009 Topps Allen and Ginter Baseball Code has been Cracked. The code was cracked by not one, but two, different collectors who decided to join forces to better their chances of winning the contest. The winners, Mike Gellner from JDs Wild Cardz and Nick Jacoby from […]

eBay Autograph Sales Draw Fire From Large NCAA Football Programs

Jul 20, 2009 |

Major NCAA football powers know that their legions of fans want to get up close and football with the players they watch every Saturday – and that includes getting autographs. They just aren’t too crazy about seeing those same signed items auctioned off right away online, so they’re starting to do something about it. Schools […]

Here’s a name you don’t want to forget – Jesus Montero

Jul 20, 2009 |

If you haven’t heard of Jesus Montero yet, don’t forget the name. Montero is shooting up in value every single day. The Yankees catching prospect is just 19 years old. He hails from Venezuela and has a bat that forces scouts to look his way. With Double-A Trenton, Montero is hitting .295 with five homers […]

Former Yankees Partner Tied to Stolen Vintage Boston Red Stockings Photo

Jul 18, 2009 |

The late Barry Halper, a well known baseball memorabilia collector and one time co-owner of the New York Yankees, is once again in the news for questionable circumstances surrounding his memorabilia collection. A photograph of the 1889 Boston Red Stockings that once sold for $6,235 was one of 40 items stolen from the Boston Public […]

Moon Shot: Neil Armstrong Autograph Sells for $27k at Auction

Jul 17, 2009 |

Take a near perfect autograph from a man who is one of the true pioneers of his field, signed on a date of historical significance. Offer that same autograph for auction near the 40th anniversary of that date and you’ve got the recipe for one eye-popping sale. RR Auctions, a New Hampshire-based company that has been […]

Cowboys Replace Memorabilia Collection of Robbery Victim

Jul 17, 2009 |

There are so many stories that focus on the selfish and aloof natures of today’s modern athletes that it’s always refreshing to hear some more positive tales. Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bradie James deserves just such recognition for his part in aiding a Cowboys fan whose collection was recently stolen by thieves. Butch Franklin, a 53-year […]

Phillies Prospect Michael Taylor Talks Cards, Collecting, and Autos with Susan Lulgjuraj

Jul 03, 2009 |

The Cardboard Connection’s own Susan Lulgjuraj caught up with talented Phillies Outfielder to talk Cards, Autographs, and Collecting.

Magglio Ordonez Auctions his Long Hair, Skybox Tickets, and Signed Bat for Charity

Jun 29, 2009 |

For those who thought that hair related sports memorabilia was a passing fad, think again. After years of letting his hair grow longer and longer, Detroit Tigers Star Magglio Ordonez’s hair has become someone of a star unto itself. Recently he decided to call it quits – all in the name of charity.  His man […]

2009 Topps Series 2 Baseball Set Checklist

Jun 26, 2009 |

2009 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base Set Checklist (331-660) Card# Player Name Team Other Info 331 Luke Scott Baltimore Orioles 332 Chone Figgins Angels 333 Jeremy Sowers/Aaron Laffey Cleveland Indians 334 Blake DeWitt Los Angeles Dodgers 335 Chris Young Arizona Diamondbacks 336 Jordan Schafer Atlanta Braves Rookie Card 337 Bobby Jenks Chicago White Sox 338 […]

Story of an 11-year-old autograph hunter

Jun 23, 2009 |

Dylan Jacobsen stood by the security gate looking down the ramp leading into the Philadelphia Phillies players’ parking lot. Anytime he sees one of the fancy cars, the 11-year-old makes sure his ballpoint pen is ready. Jacobsen wants an autograph from one his favorite players and hopes this time one will stop. Jacobsen, who grew […]

Looking for more cards? Surf the web

Jun 17, 2009 |

Finding baseball cards isn’t easy, but finding them for a good price is the hard part. There are the usual locations such as eBay, and card shops, but one of the most surprising ways to find baseball cards is through the Internet. Gone are the days when you could trade cards with your pal down […]

Hot Box or Hot Air?

Jun 03, 2009 |

Buying hobby boxes is like walking into a casino. You’re trying your luck and hoping to come out a winner. I’m no stranger to baseball cards or casinos. Yet, I still find myself going back for more. I recently bought two boxes of 2009 Upper Deck Series 2 Baseball. I wanted a ‘hot box.’ A […]

Interview With Brian Kong, The King of The Sketch

May 25, 2009 |

The Cardboard Connection’s own Jay Ghazaleh sat down with sketch card super artist Brian Kong to find out more about the man behind the masterpieces.

The Yankee Effect

May 20, 2009 |

Pinstripes aren’t just slimming. They also make things more expensive. This isn’t about the price of the new stadium, but baseball cards. A player could be a solid with a decent amount of player collectors following him. However, once you throw a Yankee uniform on him, there are so many more trying to gobble up his […]

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