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Wayne Gretzky PSA 10 Rookie Card Sets New Record

May 02, 2011 |

UPDATE 5/2/11 Wayne Gretzky’s PSA 10 O-Pee-Chee rookie card sold for $94,163 on Sunday. SCP Auctions claims that this is the most a hockey card single has ever sold for. The Laguna Niguel Auction house and SCP Auctions Inc. are hosting a sports memorabilia silent auction with exceptional, high-ticket items including the late coach Red […]

Ohio State University Football Memorabilia Seized During Local Tattoo Parlor Investigation

May 02, 2011 |

An investigative team from WBNS-10 TV acquired a letter from the U.S. Attorney’s office addressed to Ohio State’s Associative Vice President, Sandra Anderson. The letter lists all Ohio State Memorabilia seized from Edward Rife, the tattoo parlor owner who allegedly gave discounted tattoos to Ohio State football players in exchange for tickets and memorabilia. Some […]

Sports Card Box Breaking Dictionary

Apr 29, 2011 |

From blaster boxes to rack packs, we explain some of the terminology used in the world of trading cards. In order to assist in the explanation, we enlisted the services of Cardboard Connection’s favorite rip-aholic Cornelius, who recently ripped his seventh case of 2010 Topps Unrivaled Football.

Bowman AFLAC Baseball Card Buying Guide

Apr 29, 2011 |

The AFLAC auto is among the most confusing purchases a collector will ever encounter, especially if the AFLAC auto was seeded in a pre-2009 Bowman product. I’ts important to do your homework before purchasing any AFLAC autograph, we give you some of the keys to making a safe purchase.

Illegal Retail Sports Card Scheme Unraveled By Florida Authorities

Apr 25, 2011 |

Jesus Gil and Vivian Galarraga of Hunter’s Creek, Florida were arrested last Tuesday as the result of a several month-long investigation in which authorities say they defrauded Target and Wal-Mart of thousands of dollars worth of retail sports cards. The fraudulently obtained cards were then sold through their eBay account for a staggering profit. The […]

2010-11 Panini Classics Basketball Review

Apr 22, 2011 |

2010-11 Classics is the basketball card equivalent of an above-average NBA 6th man. While it lacks the finishing touches and all-around game to crack the starting lineup, it does bring enough to the table to warrant plenty of playing time.

2011 Topps Tribute Baseball Review

Apr 21, 2011 |

Like previous versions of Tribute, it will appeal to those with a big time collecting budget more so than the everyday collector. 2011 Tribute is nearly identical to last season’s with a slightly increased emphasis on legends and slightly revamped card design. The product as a whole is solid, delivering some legendary autographs, relics and autographed relics.

Sleeper Football Cards: 2011 Upper Deck Football Stripe Redemptions

Apr 20, 2011 |

Seeded in 2011 Upper Deck Football are 15 stripe, 25 stripe and 100 stripe redemptions. The amount of number of the stripe is the amount of cards of that player you are entitled to. 1991 Wild Card featured the one of the most famous cards of this kind of all-time – the Brett Favre 1000 stripe.

Charlie Sheen Signs Roughly $400,000 Worth of Replica Sports Memorabilia

Apr 20, 2011 |

On Sunday, Charlie Sheen singed an estimated $400,000 worth of replica sports memorabilia from Major League I and II, Eight Men Out. For good measure the Twitter sensation also signed some Wall Street and Two and a Half Men memorabilia.

2011 TriStar Signa Cuts Football

Apr 20, 2011 |

TriStar Signa-Cuts Football offers football fans a chance to collect rare cut signatures from past and present legends of the gridiron. Each box delivers one encased cut signature numbered to 25 or less. Highlights of the checklist include Jerry Rice, Jim Thorpe and Bart Starr. 2011 TriStar Signa-Cuts is scheduled to hit hobby shop shelves on May 18th, 2011.

2011 Upper Deck Football Review

Apr 19, 2011 |

2011 Upper Deck Football marks the beginning of a new era in pre-draft football card offerings. It also marks the first base Upper Deck Football product since the 2009. The product’s rookie autographs also have a chance at doing something once thought impossible for a pre-draft product – retain value.

Lenny Dykstra Accused of Looting Own Bankruptcy Estates to Pay Off Creditors

Apr 19, 2011 |

Former Mets and Phillies outfielder accused of looting his own bankruptcy homes to pay off the $30 million dollar debt he owed creditors.

MLB Shop Releases 2010 San Francisco Giants Hardcover Book, DVD Box Set

Apr 18, 2011 |

Official MLB fan shop releases commemorative hardcover book, 8-DVD box set that tells the story of the 2010 San Francisco Giants World Series Championship run.

2011 SP Legendary Cuts Baseball

Apr 14, 2011 |

Upper Deck’s legendary cut signature product returns to the hobby this June, featuring a slimmed down checklist that cuts straight to the hits. The checklist is highlighted by legendary leaders from yesteryear including George Washington, JFK, Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan. Each $200-$250 box of 2011 SP Legendary Cuts will deliver one Cut Signature.

Bonds Guilty Verdict Gives MLB Perfect Chance to Restore Hank’s Record

Apr 13, 2011 |

Earlier today, Barry Bonds was found guilty of misleading and evading testimony in a 2003 steroid probe. The verdict means that baseball’s single season and all-time home run leader is now a convicted felon.

Rose Becomes First Bulls Star to Appear On Sports Illustrated Cover Since Jordan

Apr 13, 2011 |

Derrick Rose to appear on April 18th cover of Sports Illustrated, becoming the first Chicago Bulls player to appear on an SI cover since Michael Jordan in 1999. Jordan appeared on a grand total of 49 SI covers during his career.

Card Grading: Finding the Right Company To Grade Your Sports Cards

Apr 12, 2011 |

From BGS to PSA to SCG, we look at the best card grading company for each card in your collection. Although it’s tempting to get every card graded by the same company, that isn’t always the best route to take in terms of both short and long-term value.

2011 Leaf Ultimate Draft Football

Apr 11, 2011 |

Leaf returns for a 2nd round of draft themed football cards this May. The follow-up to the succesful 2011 Leaf Metal Draft will add die-cut helmet and football autographs to the mix. Each hobby box of 2011 Leaf Ultimate Draft delivers 4 on-card autographs featuring names like Newton, Gabbert and Green.

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