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.
Sports Collectibles Industry News, Commentary and General Hobby Resources.
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.
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, […]
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.
A review of the book Got ‘Em Got ‘Em Need ‘Em.
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.
A full review of the recently published book Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession by Dave Jamieson.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
In the decade of sports card excess, there was no book value, only comedic value.
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 […]
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”.
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.
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.