Editorials

Sports card and memorabilia editorials.

Don't Make the Same Mistakes I Did Buying Baseball Cards on Twitter

Don’t Make the Same Mistakes I Did Buying Baseball Cards on Twitter

Thinking of buying and trading cards on Twitter? Here are some tips to help make it safer for yourself and the person you’re dealing with.

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Law of Cards: We Need NFL Referee Cards in 2012

Law of Cards: We Need NFL Referee Cards in 2012

Refs have had a huge impact on the first part of the NFL season. Paul Lesko discusses why he thinks Panini and Topps should consider including referee cards in their 2012 products.

State of the Hobby: Stronger Than Ever

State of the Hobby: Stronger Than Ever

Rick Klein reflects on what drew him back into baseball card collecting. He also makes a case for why the hobby is strong despite many challenges.

Featured Hobby Blog: Ben Henry's Baseball Card Blog

Featured Hobby Blog: Ben Henry’s Baseball Card Blog

One of the first hobby blogs created, Ben Henry’s Baseball Card Blog highlights the simpler times of trading cards with dry wit and satire.

Featured Hobby Blog: Sports Cards Uncensored

Featured Hobby Blog: Sports Cards Uncensored

Sports Cards Uncensored’s Adam Gellman takes great pride in having one of the strongest opinions in the hobby. For more than three years, he’s used that voice to offer his take on things and educate collectors on various scams.

Featured Hobby Blog: Bad Wax

Featured Hobby Blog: Bad Wax

Keeping the Craigslist Idiots in check and sharing his own custom dream cards, Mike Levine celebrates the four-year anniversary of Bad Wax in January.

Is Target the New Hobby Shop?

Is Target the New Hobby Shop?

Retail giants like Target are increasingly driving the hobby. Rob Bertrand looks at why this is and offers traditional card shops practical tips on how they can compete and be relevant in today’s hobby.

Featured Hobby Blog: Stale Gum

Featured Hobby Blog: Stale Gum

Stale Gum is one of the first blogs to focus on the hobby. It’s also one of the funniest and most honest. Written by Chris Harris, Stale Gum doesn’t shy from the tough questions and happily calls out bad gimmicks.

April's Funniest eBay Items, Listings and Sellers

April’s Funniest eBay Items, Listings and Sellers

This month we look at an “Oh Yeah, Hot Dam” must have John Wall Prestige Auto, vintage football gear worn by the seller at the gym, a 1990 Donruss two-cent two-fer, vintage Pizza Hut jacket and spotlight one eBay’s creepiest stores!

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

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

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.

2011 Prestigous Lineage Case Hits & Top Prospects: The Search For Tom Gordon

2011 Prestigous Lineage Case Hits & Top Prospects: The Search For Tom Gordon

The folks behind 2010 Prestigous Lineage Football return with a product that could redefine the modern era of trading cards as we know it. With their latest Prestigous offering, Lineage tackles the world of high-end baseball cards, packing 15 cases worth of Triple Threads into a single master tin.

Trading Card Sell Sheets of Yesteryear

Trading Card Sell Sheets of Yesteryear

2007 PBA, Battlefield Earth, Scooby Doo 2, The Blair Witch Project and other premium trading card product previews from years that are no longer with us. Plus a bonus proposition you’d be hard pressed to turn down from recovering rip-aholic and peddler of fake Pro Bowl Memorabilia, the one and only Cornelius.

Meet the Hobby's Next Blake Griffin: Ricky Rubio

Meet the Hobby’s Next Blake Griffin: Ricky Rubio

Recently Blake Griffin’s basketball cards saw a 200%-400% boost in value due to an injury that cost 2009’s top pick his entire rookie season. The search for the hobby’s next Griffin may very well be hidden in the same draft, that being the #5 overall pick Ricky Rubio, who has yet to play an NBA game, but soon could capture the imaginations of collectors everywhere with his Pistol Pete skill set.

Funniest Sports Cards of the 90's

Funniest Sports Cards of the 90’s

In the decade of sports card excess, there was no book value, only comedic value.

2010 Topps Sideline

2010 Topps Sideline

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”.

Eight Big Breakout Sports Cards of 2010

Eight Big Breakout Sports Cards of 2010

Proof that not all World Baseball Classic cards are worthless, Carl escapes the Tampa humidity, a Buenos Aires big man breaks out, the new “Round Mound of Rebound”, Jim Starks, Ivory’s Gridiron Gear Redemption, Couture’s Cup and the biggest breakout cards from the week that was!

Trading Card Companies Need to Take Release Dates More Seriously

Trading Card Companies Need to Take Release Dates More Seriously

Card companies need to make a commitment to product release dates and understand that the card company itself isn’t the only one effected by poor planning. Both collectors and hobby shops pay the price for a problem only the card companies themselves can commit to solving.

Top 10 List: Best and Worst Professional Sports Team Names

Top 10 List: Best and Worst Professional Sports Team Names

The best and worst team nicknames from the NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB. From great names like the Steelers to terrible names like Thunder, American Sports is filled with nicknames that connect a city to it’s team or connect a city to weather or some sort of cat.

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