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 […]
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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 […]
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!
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.
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.
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”.
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!
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.
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.
A team by team tour of some of the NFL’s top Rookie Cards
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.
The 112B Captured the 2009 NFL Season and the Eye of Collectors
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 […]