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2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Set Building Strategy Guide

2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Set Building Strategy Guide

Tips on how to build this year’s Allen and Ginter base set, mini set, and mini insert sets without breaking the bank, the “intelligent print run” theory explained, and the value of an eBay “lot”.

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Five Underrated Baseball Players, Five Underrated Baseball Cards

Five Underrated Baseball Players, Five Underrated Baseball Cards

Whether you’re a rookie, a star, or somewhere in between, you can still be underrated. We look at 5 of baseball’s most underrated players and the baseball cards that accompany them.

Cards That Can Come Out Of A 2010 Allen & Ginter Rip Card

Cards That Can Come Out Of A 2010 Allen & Ginter Rip Card

The greatest question Allen & Ginter asks collectors each year is whether or not to rip the ever elusive rip card. I recently pulled my first ever rip card, which are seeded 1 per case. As a result, Kyle Blanks has been staring at me for 3 straight days. I’ve gone back and forth over […]

2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Review

2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Review

Allen & Ginter returns for another year of mystery, intrigue, and oddities. Perhaps no product takes longer to unveil the mysteries sealed within it packs than Topps’ yearly trip to the “state fair” of cards.

Home Run Derby Memories: Josh Hamilton 2008

Home Run Derby Memories: Josh Hamilton 2008

For 20 minutes on a humid Bronx night in July of 2008, Josh Hamilton did something we had never seen before and may never see again.

Top 100 First Day Sales: 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter

Top 100 First Day Sales: 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter

100 highest first day sales for 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball. As expected, Allen & Ginter Rip Cards were all the rage during the cult classic card products first day on eBay.

Case Break Team Rankings: 2010 Bowman Baseball

Case Break Team Rankings: 2010 Bowman Baseball

The Nationals, Braves, and Mariners top our list of the most valuable case break teams. We list every auto for every team as well as x-factors like Team USA.

22 Years, 22 Cards, 1 Ken Griffey Jr.

22 Years, 22 Cards, 1 Ken Griffey Jr.

We commemorate “The Kid” with 22 baseball cards spanning 22 years.

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Top 5 Ubaldo Jimenez Rookie Cards

Top 5 Ubaldo Jimenez Rookie Cards

From his SP Authentic Auto RC to his Ultimate Collection Auto RC, we cover the “Rocky Mountain Rockets” best rookie cards.

Top 5 Justin Morneau Rookie Cards

Top 5 Justin Morneau Rookie Cards

A look at the Canadian born slugger’s key cardboard.

2010 National Chicle Short Print Quiz

2010 National Chicle Short Print Quiz

How good are you at spotting base set short prints? Put your skills to test with this 10 question 2010 Topps National Chicle short print quiz!

Cardboard Cliff Notes: 2010 Bowman Baseball

Cardboard Cliff Notes: 2010 Bowman Baseball

Prospect, Auto, Insert, and Relic rankings to prepare you for the latest Bowman.

Family Ties In Minor League Baseball

Family Ties In Minor League Baseball

From Kyle & Doug Drabek to Dee & Ton Gordon, we cover all the bases and have the cards to prove it.

2010 Topps Million Card Giveaway Tips

2010 Topps Million Card Giveaway Tips

If your visiting this page, rest assured, I know that it was by error and that you have little to no interest in those stupid code cards in 2010 Topps Baseball. They are the same thing as the “Topps Attax” fillers, aren’t they? I’m actually running a recycling program for the “Million Card Giveaways”, all you […]

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Joe Mauer Tags Out the Market Size Myth

Joe Mauer Tags Out the Market Size Myth

In Sports Cards, people make the common assumption that the Market you play in almost completely defines the potential book value of a players’ card. Playing in a large market can certainly improve book value, but it has very little to do with the maximum value a card ends at. Contrary to popular belief, the ceiling isn’t […]

1952 Topps Mantle Might Hold the Solution to the Era of Overproduction

1952 Topps Mantle Might Hold the Solution to the Era of Overproduction

The 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle is widely considered the greatest card of the Modern Era. The Wall Street Journal even did a story on how it is one of the safest investments in the world. I like to explain buying a Mickey Mantle card this way; the only foreseeable way you’ll lose money is if Mantle […]

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Buyer Beware: Counterfeit Sketch Cards

Buyer Beware: Counterfeit Sketch Cards

I received a concerning email from friend, and sketch card artist Brian Kong last week. It seems that a certain seller on eBay has forged his artwork, and is selling it as his own. Brian did what he thought was the right thing and reported the seller to eBay immediately. Here is a comparison between […]

Artist / Collector Paul Lempa Combines Passions, Creates Sketch Cards for Topps

Artist / Collector Paul Lempa Combines Passions, Creates Sketch Cards for Topps

For anyone dreaming about turning a hobby into something one can actually get paid to do, Paul Lempa is living proof that it’s possible. Growing up, the Jersey City resident was into collecting sports cards and autographs not unlike other guys his age. But Lempa also liked to sketch his favorite athletes, and he drew […]

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