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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.

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.

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