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Nike Releases Kobe, LeBron and Durant’s Christmas Day Shoes

Dec 27, 2010 |

Black Mamba, Durantula and King James’ limited edition Christmas day Nike Shoes go on sale to the public. Those for a taste for all things flashy will no doubt like the latest shoes from Nike’s big three spokesman. For those who like safe things, these shoes are probably far too overtop.

2010 Topps Sideline

Dec 27, 2010 |

Cardboard Connection’s “Best of 2010″ features some of the site’s most popular articles from the year that was. 2010 Topps Sideline (fictional product preview) was originally published on July 10th, 2010. 2010 Topps Sideline is a fictional product that captures the Coaches who have shaped the game of “modern gladiators”.

2010-11 Pinnacle Hockey

Dec 25, 2010 |

One of the 90’s most beloved brands makes it’s triumphant return to the hobby this April. 2010-11 Pinnacle Hockey promises plenty of old favorites such as Team Pinnacle inserts as well as some intriguing new additions including autographed and memorabilia cards. Each hobby box of 2010-11 Pinnacle will carry a box price of around $80-$90 and delivers 4 hits, 4 Ice Breakers Rookie Cards, 4 Museum Collection Parallels, 1 Artist’s Proof Parallel and 1 Tough Times Insert Card.

2010 Leaf Cut Signature Sports Icons Update: The Search For Shoeless Joe

Dec 25, 2010 |

Let the search for Shoeless Joe Jackson begin! 2011 Leaf Cut Signature Sports Icons Update delivers 2 cut signatures and 1 Joe Jackson card in every $150-$200 hobby box. Four lucky collectors will pull a “Four Leaf Clover” card, with one winning a Shoeless Joe Jackson cut signature worth an estimated $70,000 at the 2011 National Convention!

Upper Deck Curve Sports Memorabilia Display Guide

Dec 24, 2010 |

Upper Deck Authenticated’s curve display for sports memorabilia offers collectors a fresh, new take on the concept of displaying autographed baseballs, basketballs, footballs and hockey pucks. Sports collectors have the option of purchasing a pre-furnished curve or can buy a blank curve to create their own one of kind presentation.

2010 Triple Threads Football Review

Dec 17, 2010 |

2010 Triple Threads Football is a really, really good product that falls a few shortcomings shy of being great. Per usual, the card themes are excellent and the is checklist extremely intriguing. If you’ve enjoyed Triple Threads Football in year’s past, there’s no reason you shouldn’t enjoy the 2010 version. To those who have never bought a box before, I would say that collectors of past legends and current stars would enjoy the product far more than 2010 rookie class collectors

2010 Topps and Bowman Superfractor Super Show

Dec 17, 2010 |

93 card gallery featuring nothing but Superfractors from 2010 Bowman, 2010 Bowman Chrome, 2010 Bowman Draft and 2010 Topps Chrome Baseball! Stephen Strasburg, Jason Heyward, Starlin Castro, Buster Posey, Gary Sanchez and more!

Outer Space Trading Card Guide

Dec 16, 2010 |

Albert Einstein 1952 Look n See, 1967 Leaf Star Trek, 1977 Topps Star Wars, 1969 Man on the Moon, 2009 Topps American Heritage Heroes of Spaceflight Relics, 2001: A Space Odyssey and cards that capture the curiosity of the imagination.

2011 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball

Dec 15, 2010 |

Gypsy Queen Baseball is a first year baseball card offering modeled after the 1887 N174 set with the same name. From early pictures and details, Gypsy Queen is built in the mold of Topps’ franchise flashback product Allen & Ginter, rather than other old tyme offerings like Heritage and T206. 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen is set to hit hobby store shelves in late April of next year featuring 4 hits and plenty of oddities per 24-pack hobby box.

2010 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Review

Dec 15, 2010 |

Bowman Draft finishes the 2010 Bowman baseball trilogy in style by delivering a deep checklist highlighted by Manny Machado, Drew Pomeranz, Steve Strasburg, Delino DeShields’ son and a slew of additional rookie and prospect baseballers. If you enjoyed 2010 Bowman episodes I and II (Bowman, Bowman Chrome), this Draft’s for you.

2010 Topps Unrivaled Review

Dec 15, 2010 |

2010 Topps Unrivaled is “unrivaled” when it comes to worst football card products of 2010. The sets numbering and decent relic selection isn’t enough to overcome the poor quality of the product as a whole. This is without a doubt the worst Topps product in some time.

Nike Releases Oregon’s BCS National Championship Uniforms

Dec 15, 2010 |

Nike CEO Phil Knight personally selects the uniforms the University of Oregon will wear during their BCS title match-up versus Cam Newton’s Auburn Tigers. The jersey will be the 13th different jersey worn by the Ducks in 13 games during the 2010 NCAA football season. Bonus gallery of every Nike uniform worn by the Ducks during the 2010 NCAA Football Season!

The Epic Story of Brett Favre’s Streak Told Through Football Cards

Dec 14, 2010 |

The story of Brett Favre’s 321 consecutive game streak told through nearly 20 years of football cards. We focus on cards made between 1992 and 2010 in this retrospective look back at the Silver Fox’s epic journey.

2010-11 Black Diamond Review

Dec 12, 2010 |

The introduction of the Upper Deck Ice Premieres rookie card to this year’s Black Diamond takes the product to a whole new level in 2010-11. For the most part, the rest of the product remains the same as year’s past outside of a few subtle improvements to the set’s card design.

Big Time Hits: 2010-11 Basketball Cards

Dec 11, 2010 |

John Wall, LeBron James, Larry Bird, hearty patches, dual autos, quad autos, rookies, legends, superstars and a random collection of crazy 2010-11 basketball card pictures from eBay.

James Naismith’s Thirteen Rules of Basketball Sells For $4.3 Million

Dec 11, 2010 |

On friday basketball’s version of the declaration of independence sold for $4.3 million dollars, which made Naismith’s yellowish pieces of hoops history the highest selling article of sports memorabilia in history, topping Mark McGwire’s 70th home run ball from 1998 by $1.3 million dollars.

2010 Topps Sterling Review

Dec 11, 2010 |

Topps Sterling is the sweeping tale of the game of baseball told trough cardboard. If you fancy yourself a baseball historian, this is a product you will definitely want to check out if you can afford the steep box price of around $200-$220. Sterling is a baseball fans’ baseball card product.

2011 Topps Tribute Baseball

Dec 10, 2010 |

Topps Tribute returns for a third season of high-end, old school baseball card action this April. The product promises to be an improvement over past incarnations with the addition of book cards and a host of other intriguing new cards. 2011 Topps Tribute will deliver 6 hits and is expected to carry a box price of around $250.

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