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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.

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.

The T-206 Collection: The Players and Their Stories Book Review

Much more than simply a detailed chronicle of one of The Hobby’s most desirable and recognizable sets, The T206 Collection provides a never before seen backdrop and insight into the legendary, and not so legendary, players that helped pave the way for baseball to become America’s pastime in the 20th Century. A highly collaborative effort, […]

Collecting Sports Legends Book Review

It seems that quality books featuring our precious Hobby as the primary subject are as rare as a 1933 Goudey Napoleon Lajoie. Thankfully books like Collecting Sports Legends exist.

Got 'Em Got 'Em Need 'Em Book Review

Got ‘Em Got ‘Em Need ‘Em Book Review

A review of the book Got ‘Em Got ‘Em Need ‘Em.

How to Predict Future Trading Card Sets Using Public Information

How to Predict Future Trading Card Sets Using Public Information

Guessing new trading card sets and products can be fun. But there’s information available to the public that can make the search more reliable. In Law of Cards, Paul Lesko describes how to use trademarks and patents to get hints at new products.

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Book Review: Mint Condition by Dave Jamieson

Book Review: Mint Condition by Dave Jamieson

A full review of the recently published book Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession by Dave Jamieson.

Autograph Collecting: Protecting Against Forgeries

Autograph Collecting: Protecting Against Forgeries

I am an avid Illini fan, and was lucky enough to live in Missouri in 2005 when Illinois played North Carolina in the NCAA Finals in St. Louis. Needles to say, I was swept up in the Illini fervor and wanted something to immortalize the time. After walking out of the Illini’s practice session, I […]

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2011 NHL Draft Panini Hockey Card Redemptions

2011 NHL Draft Panini Hockey Card Redemptions

The 2011 NHL Draft already has many great events planned and Panini has released information about the wrapper redemption promotion that will take place at the draft festivities June 24th and 25th in St. Paul. Using the 2010-11 Pinnacle Hockey design, Panini has created two packs for collectors. Pack #1 Martin Havlat Mikko Koivu Niklas […]

Panini Releases 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Hockey Rookie Short Prints

Panini Releases 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Hockey Rookie Short Prints

Today, Panini announced two more short prints included in 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Hockey. The short printed cards are all autographed rookie tickets and include Montreal Canadiens’ P.K. Subban and the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Nazem Kadri. Previous players revealed to have short prints in the set are Taylor Hall (Edmonton Oilers), Jeff Penner (Boston Bruins), Tyler […]

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