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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 […]

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.

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”.

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.

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 […]

Sports Cards I Wish Existed

Sports Cards I Wish Existed

The rookie card is the holy grail of sports cards. Autographed bats, balls, helmets, jerseys, pucks, and pictures all take a back seat to these kings of cardboard. A rookie card represents the first chapter in a story. It could be the story of greatness like Peyton Manning, or the story of absolute failure like Ryan Leaf. The […]

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