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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 […]

 Evan Longoria Prime Patch 2009 Triple Threads Book Card

Evan Longoria Prime Patch 2009 Triple Threads Book Card

Item: 2009 Triple Threads Evan Longoria Prime Patch Book Card Price: $1,200 Ends: Jan 12, 2010 7:38:15 PM PST View Auction Description: This incredible looking 2009 Topps Triple Threads Evan Longoria Prime Patch Jersey Book Card is serial numbered 3 of 3 and is Card #TTJPA-3. View the Real Time Auction Listing Page for the […]

2012: A Sports Card Odyssey

2012: A Sports Card Odyssey

On December 23rd, 2012 the world “could” come to an end. Scientifically, the planets are actually supposed to align, just not for collectors. If the world ended a month later, we could get one last round of SP Authentic and Contenders in! The following is a list of things I want to see happen in […]

2009 Topps Triple Threads Baseball Review

2009 Topps Triple Threads Baseball Review

Price: $135-$155
Review: 4 Stars (Excellent)

2009-10 Upper Deck Trilogy Hockey

2009-10 Upper Deck Trilogy Hockey

Release Date: November 2009
Hits Per Box: 9 (including rookie cards)
Hobby Configuration: 10 Boxes per case, 9 packs per box, 5 cards per pack

2009 Topps Heritage American Heroes

2009 Topps Heritage American Heroes

2009 Topps Heritage American Heroes Brand: Topps Release Date: Now Available Hits Per Box: 2 Hobby Configuration: 24 packs / 8 cards per pack Price (Average): $60 / Hobby Box Staff Review User Reviews Staff Review 2009 Topps Heritage American Heroes Review Summary The Good: 2009 Topps Heritage American Heroes is easily the deepest, most […]

Card Companies Use Different Methods to Produce First Brett Favre Vikings Cards

Card Companies Use Different Methods to Produce First Brett Favre Vikings Cards

It’s going to take a little time to get used to seeing Brett Favre in purple. Though he made his first appearance in a Minnesota Vikings uniform on August 21, football card collectors will have a longer wait to see him that way on cardboard – but not too much longer. Topps, Upper Deck and […]

2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods e-Volve Auto Rookie Card

2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods e-Volve Auto Rookie Card

Tiger Woods rookie cards and autographs are among the most sought after modern day sports cards. The 2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods e-Volve Autographed Rookie Card #TW-ES Serial Numbered #/100 is among the best of the bunch: This is a true Tiger Woods 2001 Upper Deck rookie card that features an on-card autograph from […]

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