The Card Beat: Sports Collectibles News for May 20, 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 20, 2013. Here are the headlines, as reported by The Cardboard Connection and other leading news publications and blogs:
From The Cardboard Connection:
- Refractor Mania: A History of Sports Card Refractors - Refractors have long dominated the hobby scene. Get a comprehensive history behind the phenomenon and see some the top options for collectors to pursue.
- Brittney Griner Autograph Cards on the Way From Leaf - Brittney Griner is viewed as one of the top female basketball prospects ever. Leaf is poised to release the first Brittney Griner autograph cards direct to collectors.
- 2013 Topps Archives Baseball Fan Favorites Autographs Spotlight 1980s and 90s - The 2013 Topps Archives Baseball Fan Favorites Autographs checklist has a decidedly 1980s and 1990s feel. Get a full checklist, set details, team info and more.
- 2013 Topps Archives Football Variations Guide - Over the weekend we uncovered a couple more variations. Get an updated list, complete with visuals.
- Shelby Miller Rookie Card and Prospect Card Guide - Get a detailed look at all Shelby Miller rookie cards as well as his key prospect cards. Includes a rookie card checklist, early prospect card highlights, analysis, shopping guide and more.
- 2013 Topps Archives Baseball Cards - Due out next week, get the complete checklist now.
- 2013 Score Football Cards - 2013 Score Football boasts the first NFL rookie cards of the latest draft class. The checklist is now available.
- 2012-13 Panini Brilliance Basketball Cards - Releasing Wednesday, we've got a complete checklist available now.
- 2013 Topps UFC Knockout Trading Cards - Here's the full checklist for Topps' latest UFC release.
- Jurickson Profar Named 2013 Bowman Lucky Redemption 2 - Jurickson Profar has been named the second 2013 Bowman Baseball Lucky Redemption.
- 2013 Topps Star Wars Jedi Legacy Trading Cards - The final checklist includes some major autograph additions. Due Wednesday, this could be a breakout Star Wars set.
- A Message from Ron Swanson: Inscription Autographs in Parks and Recreation Trading Cards – UPDATE - Get an updated look at the many inscription autographs set for the upcoming Parks and Recreation trading card set.
Sports Collectibles News From Around the Internet:
- A Hockey Hobby: How to Get Started Collecting NHL Trading Cards, Upper Deck Blog
- Super Saturday: Panini America, NFL Youth Win Big at 2013 NFLPA Rookie Premiere, The Knight's Lance
- Panini America Quality Control Gallery: 2012-13 Brilliance Basketball, The Knight's Lance
- 1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth Sets Record-Setting Pace in $10 Million REA Auction, Sports Collectors Daily
- Minnesota Twins' Justin Morneau Has Mixed Feelings on Autographs, Twin Cities Pioneer Press