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BCS Might Strip Southern California's 2004 Football Title

BCS Might Strip Southern California’s 2004 Football Title

The USC Trojans football program received another blow when an appeal of NCAA sanctions was rejected. The sanctions came as a result of improper benefits received by Reggie Bush in 2004 and included a two-year postseason ban (first year served in 2010) and the forfeiture of 30 scholarships during the next three seasons. There is […]

Atlanta Thrashers on Verge of Relocation

Atlanta Thrashers on Verge of Relocation

The NHL will likely see one of their franchises relocate in the next few weeks as the sale of the Atlanta Thrashers to True North Sports & Entertainment awaits finalization. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the price has already been agreed upon, with $110 million going to the Atlanta Spirit (current owners) and a $60 […]

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.

The 2010 Kings of Cardboard: Rookies and Prospects

The 2010 Kings of Cardboard: Rookies and Prospects

After 20+ hours of putting this list together (I was in too deep before I reallized what I had gotten myself into), I present to you the 100 rookies and prospects that defined the 2010 trading card season! Due to the NHL and NBA’s carry over into multiple years, rookies from both 2009-10 and 2010-11 […]

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.

How to Spend $100,000 on E-Bay in 15 Minutes

How to Spend $100,000 on E-Bay in 15 Minutes

My dream Joe Mauer card, a 1/1 Jason Heyward Printing Plate Auto, a Ruth Rookie, and other cards I can only afford in imagination land.

32 NFL Teams, 32 Rookie Cards

32 NFL Teams, 32 Rookie Cards

A team by team tour of some of the NFL’s top Rookie Cards

2010 MLB: Top 100 Minor League Prospects (Hobby Version)

2010 MLB: Top 100 Minor League Prospects (Hobby Version)

The Top 100 MLB Prospects Wieghed Heavily on Upside and Hobby Potential. This should help make more sense of last years 09′ Bowman Chrome, 09′ Donruss Elite, 10′ Topps Pro Debut, and the upcoming 10′ Bowman.

2009 Football Card of The Year: Brett Favre 112B

2009 Football Card of The Year: Brett Favre 112B

The 112B Captured the 2009 NFL Season and the Eye of Collectors

Matt Duchene vs. John Tavares

Matt Duchene vs. John Tavares

In the 2009 NHL Draft, there was John Tavares and everyone not named John Tavares. Tavares was without a doubt the most heralded and coveted prospect since Sidney Crosby. In fact, he was so good that he unsuccessfully attempted to enter the 2008 NHL Draft at the age of 17. For these reasons, it’s curious […]

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