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Law of Cards: Upper Deck Files for Jambalaya and Quantum Trademarks

Law of Cards: Upper Deck Files for Jambalaya and Quantum Trademarks

Continuing with the flurry of trading card trademark registrations, Upper Deck has filed for both the Jambalaya and Quantum names.

Law of Cards: An Unlimited Number of Trademark Battles

Law of Cards: An Unlimited Number of Trademark Battles

Card companies continue to race for new trademarks including Upper Deck for Precious Metal Gems. The card maker also joined the opposition of Panini’s Limited trademark. Paul Lesko has the details.

Law of Cards: War for the Rally Squirrel Breaks Out

Law of Cards: War for the Rally Squirrel Breaks Out

The notorious Rally Squirrel is back in the headlines. The pseudo mascot is at the center of a trademark dispute between the St. Louis Cardinals and PBR Industries.

High Five: 2012 Topps Triple Threads Football Adds Autographed Handprint Cards

High Five: 2012 Topps Triple Threads Football Adds Autographed Handprint Cards

Seven Rookie Autographed Handprint cards have been added to 2012 Topps Triple Threads Football. Get full details on the cards and more.

Law of Cards: Upper Deck vs Upper Deck International Poised to Go Global - UPDATE

Law of Cards: Upper Deck vs Upper Deck International Poised to Go Global – UPDATE

Upper Deck vs. Upper Deck International is going global. Paul Lesko has the details on Upper Deck requesting foreign documents to support its case against Upper Deck International and what it might mean.

Law of Cards: Upper Deck Slams Distributor in Lawsuit Response

Law of Cards: Upper Deck Slams Distributor in Lawsuit Response

Upper Deck has responded to a lawsuit brought against it by distributor J&T Hobby. Paul Lesko breaks it down and has copies of the court documents.

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.

Spectacular 2012 Topps Finest Autographed Yu Darvish Superfractor Pulled

Spectacular 2012 Topps Finest Autographed Yu Darvish Superfractor Pulled

The 2012 Topps Finest Baseball Autographed Jumbo Patch Superfractor Yu Darvish has been pulled. Check out the video and get the reactions from both the collector who got it and his plans for the card.

Beware the Megatooth Shark! 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Artifacts Revealed

Beware the Megatooth Shark! 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Artifacts Revealed

Topps promised “unusual artifacts from the past” on their 2012 Allen & Ginter Baseball N43 Artifacts redemptions. And that’s what redemption card holders are going to get. Get the full list of ancient relics that will be used for the set.

2012 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Variation Short Prints Guide

2012 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Variation Short Prints Guide

Collectors busting 2012 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions are discovering variation short prints of base set cards. We’ve got details, images and a running checklist.

Yankee Greats: 100 Classic Baseball Cards Book Review

Yankee Greats: 100 Classic Baseball Cards Book Review

Yankee Greats: 100 Classic Baseball Cards is a fascinating book that combines the history of baseball’s most decorated franchise with the hobby. The reasonably priced book also comes with four exclusive cards.

Law of Cards: The Wildcat Case is Getting Frisky!

Law of Cards: The Wildcat Case is Getting Frisky!

Paul Lesko has the latest on a lawsuit revolving around a patent for electronic trading cards. Both Topps and Panini are named in the lawsuit.

Law of Cards: Beckett v. Beckett Case is Over

Law of Cards: Beckett v. Beckett Case is Over

The legal battle between Beckett Media and Beckett Associates has come to a fast finish. Paul Lesko has the details and analysis of the joint settlement.

The Bubble Gum Card War Book Review

The Bubble Gum Card War Book Review

Vintage trading card expert Dean Hanley tackles the post-war battle between Topps and Bowman for baseball card supremacy in The Bubble Gum Card War. Get a full book review and brief synopsis.

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.

Rainbow Connection: 2012 Bowman Baseball Yu Darvish Visual Guide

Rainbow Connection: 2012 Bowman Baseball Yu Darvish Visual Guide

You’ve found the end of the 2012 Bowman Baseball Yu Darvish rainbow thanks our visual guide. It includes images of every Yu Darvish card found in the set as well as print run info and other detailed information.

Yankee Greats Book from Topps Looks at 100 New York Yankees Baseball Cards

Yankee Greats Book from Topps Looks at 100 New York Yankees Baseball Cards

Love them or loath them, there’s no denying the impact the New York Yankees have had on the hobby. Topps and Abrams are joining to publish Yankee Greats, a new book that includes looks at 100 classic New York Yankees baseball cards. It also comes with four exclusive cards.

Garbage Pail Kids Book Review

Garbage Pail Kids Book Review

A new book published by Abrams ComicArts and Topps looks back on the first five sets of Garbage Pail Kids. The wonderful resource includes an intro by Art Spiegelman, an afterword by John Pound and four exclusive stickers.

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