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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.

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.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Upper Deck Get Their Day in Court

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Upper Deck Get Their Day in Court

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Upper Deck are finally headed to court next month. Get the latest updates on the case as well as legal analysis on its bigger hobby implications.

10 Must-Have Books About Sports Cards

10 Must-Have Books About Sports Cards

The hobby is filled with excellent books about collecting. We highlight 10 favorites that should be considered essential for every collector’s bookshelf, iPad or Kindle.

ITG Brings Wendel Clark to the Fall Expo

ITG Brings Wendel Clark to the Fall Expo

In the Game announces their initial plans for the Fall Expo in Toronto, which include exclusive memorabilia cards and a Wendel Clark autograph session.

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.

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