In the decade of sports card excess, there was no book value, only comedic value.
Panini’s flagship brand hits the ice for a first skate in the hockey sector of the hobby this March. Each box is set to deliver 4 hits, 3 of which are on-card Rookie Ticket autographs and the potential for plenty other cold as ice cards including 1/1 Golden Ticket parallels made from 11 grams of actual gold! 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Hockey is set to release on March 30th with a hobby box price of around $130-$150.
The 2010 Donruss Rated Rookie Box Set is essentially a blaster box on steroids. The 100 card box set delivers plenty of big name rookies like Bradford, Tebow and Bryant in addition to a refreshing amount of lesser known rookies. Each $20 box set delivers a 100-card Rated Rookie set and 1 autographed Rated Rookie.
After 25 years in the sports card pricing business, Tuff Stuff will release it’s final issue this February. In addition to this, Sports Collectors Digest will scale back it’s production and become a bi-monthly periodical after nearly 20 years as a weekly offering.
Classics returns featuring a checklist chalked with basketballers past, present and future. Each $100 hobby box of 2010-11 Classics Basketball delivers a total of 4 hits, with at least one on-card autograph featuring a member of the 2010-11 NBA rookie class.
Starlin Castro, Dustin Ackley, Wil Myers, Miguel Sano, Gary Sanchez, Manny Machado, Jameson Taillon highlight our rankings of all 102 chrome prospect autographs from 2010 Bowman, 2010 Bowman Chrome and 2010 Bowman Draft.
2011 Upper Deck Football marks the return of base Upper Deck to the world of football cards after taking a leave of absence in 2010. This time around, Upper Deck Football will feature an NCAA Football theme and release prior to the 2011 NFL Draft. As they did with 2010-11 Upper Deck Hockey, each box will deliver a handful of 1991 Upper Deck 20th Anniversary parallels. 2011 Upper Deck Football is set to release on May 12th delivering 20 packs, 10 20th Anniversary parallels and 3 autographs per hobby box.
2010-11 Donruss Basketball is refreshing departure from the overload of pre-1960’s vintage products thrown at collectors over the past decade. Donruss instead goes with 1984 Donruss Baseball’s card design, which makes for a nostalgic trip to the decade of Deloreans, Guns N’ Roses, Member’s Only Jackets, Bo Jackson and Quantum Leap.
Jahvid Best, Sam Bradford, LeGarrette Blount, Colt McCoy, Mike Williams, Tim Tebow, Ryan Mathews highlight the final 2010 Topps Gridiron Rookie of the Week checklist. With the 2010 NFL regular season over, we recap all 17-cards from the promotional hobby shop redemption set.
The hobby version of the 2010 Topps USA Baseball box set offers prospectors a refreshring departure from your everyday baseball card offering. Each box delivers a 65-card base set and 10-hits featuring a who’s who of the upcoming 2011 MLB Draft.
The latest rendition of Bowman Sterling takes a few steps backward in card design from 2009, but as a whole Sterling is an intriguing product due to it’s brilliant base set composition and 19-hits per box. Bowman Sterling is the one Topps football product I always feel is a few adjustments away from football card immortality, unfortunately that dream will have to wait until 2011.
First 5,000 fans attending the 2011 Under Armour All-American Game on January 5th at Tropicana Field will receive 3 free Topps football cards featuring one of 92 different All-Americans.
Cardboard Connection’s “Best of 2010″ features some of the site’s most popular articles from the year that was. On May 12th, 2010 we inducted the first ever class into the “Unspectacular Football Memorabilia Hall of Fame”. Inaugural class was filled with unextraordinary gentleman, cards, collectibles, newspapers and a Coach Childress rookie year 10×8 Auto!
After 20+ hours of putting this list together (I was in too deep before I reallized what I had gotten myself into), I present to you the 100 rookies and prospects that defined the 2010 trading card season! Due to the NHL and NBA’s carry over into multiple years, rookies from both 2009-10 and 2010-11 […]
2010-11 Absolute Memorabilia returns to the hobby hardwood this March, bringing with it a plethora of autographs and hearty patches featuring players like John Wall, “The Durantula”, “The Black Mamba”, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and other stars past present and future. Each 4-pack hobby box of Absolute will deliver 4 hits, 4 inserts and 1 numbered retired great.
2010 Topps Magic is one of the year’s best and most refreshing products. If you’ve grown tired of opening products with 2-4 hits and a stack of meaningless base cards, I highly suggest you give Magic a try, it does an excellent job of making every card both meaningful and collectible.
Star of the decision LeBron James, Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints, the World Cup’s infamous eardrum destroyer known as the Vuvuzela, Apple’s iPhone 4 and iPad and the ever-popular Beatles highlight 2010’s most sought after items on eBay.
Tom Brady, Ray Lewis, Michael Vick, Adrian Peterson, Devin McCourty, Calvin Johnson, Ndamukong Suh, Brian Urlacher, Clay Matthews highlight the 2011 Pro Bowl roster which was announced earlier today by the NFL.