The Card Beat: Sports Collectibles News for May 17, 2013
We've traveled to the far corners of the World Wide Web to track down the top sports card and memorabilia stories for today, May 17, 2013. Here are the headlines, as reported by The Cardboard Connection and other leading news publications and blogs:
From The Cardboard Connection:
- 2013 Topps Archives Football Variations Guide - Here’s what you should be looking for when you’re busting 2013 Topps Archives Football packs. Get full variation info, image comparisons, a checklist and more.
- Top 10 1970s Hockey Rookie Cards - Count down the most valuable hockey rookie cards of the 1970s. Players includes Wayne Gretzky, Guy Lafleur and Ken Dryden.
- Tonight on Cardboard Connection Radio - Tonight’s another packed show. Find out who’s going to be on the latest episode of the best sports card talk radio show going today.
- 2013 Topps Museum Collection Baseball Archival Autographs Print Runs - Get print run info for the Archival Autographs, which vary from a low of 20 to a high of 399. All available info has been added to the main checklist.
- 2012-13 Leaf Metal Basketball Cards - Releasing today, get a full checklist and info for the set that includes several rare signers.
- Game On: Mars Attacks Tabletop Game Announced - It’s game on for Mars Attacks. Topps and Mantic Games are teaming to produce a tabletop war game complete with miniatures and a premise that ties in closely to the Mars Attacks: Invasion set.
- 1965 Topps Battle Trading Cards - Taking a sensational approach to WWII, 1965 Topps Battle features the artwork of pulp legend Norman Saunders. Get full set details, a complete checklist and more.
Sports Collectibles News From Around the Internet:
- Panini America’s Full-Throttle Thursday at the 2013 NFLPA Rookie Premiere, The Knight's Lance
- Gems of Junk Wax Bracketology: Victors from the Terrific 32 (Pt. 2), Dime Boxes
- Beautiful Games: Old-School Panini Stickers, The Guardian
- Justice Department Drops Fraud Charges Against a NJ Sports Memorabilia Dealer, New York Daily News