10 Awesome Images from 2014 Topps Series 1 Baseball
Remember when a cool card was about the image and not how rare it was or what it was worth? With that in mind, take a look at 10 awesome cards from 2014 Topps Series 1 Baseball.
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Remember when a cool card was about the image and not how rare it was or what it was worth? With that in mind, take a look at 10 awesome cards from 2014 Topps Series 1 Baseball.
While there’s no shortage of autographed baseball cards, some players are very tough for collectors to find. Here are 10 modern players we’d love to see more autographs from.
We count down baseball’s 10 best rookie cards from the 1950s. Includes analysis, images and links to purchase.
2011 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions is filled with interesting and unique cards. We count down the 10 most memorable autograph cards in the set based on appearance.
Who will be the breakout Young Guns in 2012-13 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey? We count down our 10 top picks.
With more than 40 to choose from, we count down the ten best Peyton Manning rookie cards. Includes images, card analysis, a handy buying guide and more for the all-time great quarterback.
One of the most popular modern brands in hockey, we count down the ten best Upper Deck The Cup rookie cards released between 2005-06 and 2010-11.
Just like in life, some trading card sets are followers and some are leaders. Here are 10 influential insert sets that have changed the hobby and the way we collect.
We count down the 10 most collectible goalies of all-time. Names include Patrick Roy, Martin Brodeur and Terry Sawchuk.
With so many to choose from, who are the 10 most collectible New York Yankee of all-time?
Elvis Presley and The Beatles lead PSA/DNA’s list of the most forged entertainment and historical autographs. Get a full breakdown of the 10 most dangerous signatures in pop culture.
Dale Earnhardt is a NASCAR legend and his cards are held in high esteem by racing collectors. We look back at some of the best Dale Earnhardt Sr. cards ever made.
With a Super Bowl victory to his credit, Joe Flacco is finally getting some respect in the hobby. Here are 10 of the quarterback’s best rookie cards, including lists for affordable options and high-end highlights.
Look back on the cardboard career of Wayne Gretzky with our list of cards that capture the essence of The Great One and have left a lasting impact on the hobby.
One of the hobby’s true legends, Nolan Ryan has thousands of different cards available. We weed through them and pick out 10 of our favorites, all of which could highlight any collection.
2012 Panini Cooperstown Baseball has one of the best autograph lineups of the year. Find out why this set is worth collecting and get a massive gallery highlighting much of the set.
Want to build a better sports card collection? Here are 10 easy ways to do it and have more fun collecting.
Learn to bust cases like a pro and have fun doing it with our comprehensive and easy-to-follow guide. Includes insider tips and practical suggestions to ensure your next case break goes as smoothly as possible.
From fishing lures to cowbells, some strange stadium giveaways being handed out at MLB ballparks in 2013. Here are the year’s 10 most bizarre promotions.
Ernie Banks was one baseball player people seemed to only say positive things about. It’s the way he carried himself. Here are 14 Ernie Banks cards that exude that positive spirit and will leave you smiling.
Do you like to collect autographs? With these 15 sets you can’t go wrong. Find out why these sets are so great and shop for tons of Hall of Fame and fan favorite autographs.
Remember the Ken Griffey Jr. chocolate bar? How about Pro Stars cereal commercials starring Wayne Gretzky and his golden locks? We look at 16 athlete-endorsed foods and snacks.
From 1997 SP Authentic to 2010 SP Authentic, we look at 14 years of football card design from Upper Deck’s trademark franchise.
Minor league baseball cards from the 1980s are a nice alternative for collectors looking for something more rare than traditional rookie cards from the era. Take a look at some of the decade’s best minor league cards.
The landscape of great Ted Williams baseball cards is vast and pretty complicated. Get a list of 20 of the Splendid Splinter’s most valuable cards of all-time.
Check out 20 jaw-dropping hits from 2012 Topps Triple Threads Baseball. This extensive gallery includes images of jumbo patch autographs, book cards, bat barrel cards and more.
How great of 2010 baseball card mind are you? 2010 Allen & Ginter, 2010 Bowman, Heyward, Strasburg, Posey, Parallels, Print Runs, Red Hot Rookies, Refractors, and more!
2010 Bowman Chrome Baseball is proof positive that prospector’s paradise does indeed exist. Part II in this year’s Bowman trilogy delivers one of the most intriguing prospect auto checklists in the product’s storied history.
Bowman Draft finishes the 2010 Bowman baseball trilogy in style by delivering a deep checklist highlighted by Manny Machado, Drew Pomeranz, Steve Strasburg, Delino DeShields’ son and a slew of additional rookie and prospect baseballers. If you enjoyed 2010 Bowman episodes I and II (Bowman, Bowman Chrome), this Draft’s for you.
2010 Bowman Sterling loses you with craftsmanship, then buys you back with an insanely deep autograph checklist and overwhelming amount of hits per box. If you have the money and are a prospector, I would recommend giving a box of Sterling a shot, just be advised that it isn’t a perfect product, it just features the perfect checklist.
Starlin Castro, Dustin Ackley, Wil Myers, Miguel Sano, Gary Sanchez, Manny Machado, Jameson Taillon highlight our rankings of all 102 chrome prospect autographs from 2010 Bowman, 2010 Bowman Chrome and 2010 Bowman Draft.
Threads is a slightly above average football card offering that lacks variety. That’s not to say it doesn’t have it’s moments, the base card photography is arguably the best Panini’s ever printed on cardboard.
93 card gallery featuring nothing but Superfractors from 2010 Bowman, 2010 Bowman Chrome, 2010 Bowman Draft and 2010 Topps Chrome Baseball! Stephen Strasburg, Jason Heyward, Starlin Castro, Buster Posey, Gary Sanchez and more!
An amazing Rookie Class and slightly improved card design combine to make 2010 Topps Chrome a substantial upgrade over last seasons. 2010 Topps Chrome is an excellent product that delivers 2 Autographs and a handful of refractors and numbered inserts per $60-$80 box.
From the Gridiron Giveaway code cards to the front numbered Rookie Premiere Auto’s, 2010 Topps Football is an improvement upon last seasons in nearly every possible way.
2010 Topps Magic is one of the year’s best and most refreshing products. If you’ve grown tired of opening products with 2-4 hits and a stack of meaningless base cards, I highly suggest you give Magic a try, it does an excellent job of making every card both meaningful and collectible.
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”.
Topps Sterling is the sweeping tale of the game of baseball told trough cardboard. If you fancy yourself a baseball historian, this is a product you will definitely want to check out if you can afford the steep box price of around $200-$220. Sterling is a baseball fans’ baseball card product.
2010 Topps Supreme Football features a solid checklist, intriguing card design and the potential for high quality hits, but falls short when it comes to delivery – each $80-$90 box delivers a total of four cards, of which only one is a hit. I would recommend seeking singles over buying a box, but if you have an itch to rip, you could do far worse than Topps Supreme.
If we were talking about a product that carried a box price of around $180, this would be an excellent product. Seeing as how the actual box price is between $275-$325, Tribute simply doesn’t deliver enough bang for your buck for a high-end product.
2010-11 Certified is a thoroughly enjoyable product from top to bottom, it usually takes until Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey to have this much fun. Certified delivers one of the best early season rookie autograph lineups in years highlighted by Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Paajarvi, Seguin, Skinner, Kadri and Subban!
2010-11 Crown Royale Hockey’s corny regal themes and card design offer collectors a refreshing departure from the cookie cutter cards of today. After a seven year absence from the ice, Crown feels right at home in the hockey card section.
2010-11 Classics is the basketball card equivalent of an above-average NBA 6th man. While it lacks the finishing touches and all-around game to crack the starting lineup, it does bring enough to the table to warrant plenty of playing time.
The imagination of Threads is absolutely infectious and although the product does have it’s bad moments, those are alleviated by the introduction of on-wood rookie autos, which are destined for hobby stardom. If you enjoy products that take cards in a fresh direction, I would definitely recommend breaking a box or two.
Some of the hottest basketball cards on the market have nothing to do with Michael Jordan. 2010-11 Panini Totally Certified Green parallels are going for huge sums in recent weeks. We look at the top sales as well as the affect they’ve had on box prices.
2010-11 Score Hockey is a solid product for beginner collectors and kids. In terms of $1 per pack hockey products, Score is a far superior product to Upper Deck’s currently available Victory hockey. The great thing about Score is that it gives kids a chance to collect players like Taylor Hall, P.K. Subban, Jordan Eberle and other big name 2010-11 NHL Rookies.
2010-11 SPx Hockey returns with simpler card design and unlike past years, isn’t the first product of the year to deliver rookie autographs. Overall, it’s an above average offering that will appeal to hardcore SPx fans.
2010-11 Artifacts Hockey is essentially the same early season hockey card offering as in season’s past, the only difference is that this year it faces off against Panini’s 2010-11 Certified Hockey, which is a better product.
2010-11 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey is arguably the best installment of UD Hockey yet. The base set photography perfectly captures the essence of the sport, the Young Guns shine as usual and the addition of the 20th Anniversary Parallels take Series 1 to a whole new level. 2010-11 Upper Deck Series 1 is the type of product that reminds you why you started collecting in the first place.
The 2011 Bowman Bryce Harper Superfractor is back on eBay in a new auction that has no reserve. Get full details on the sale that soared past $12,000 within hours of being listed.
Simply put, this might be the best pre-draft, unlicensed football card offering I’ve ever opened. From thick chrome stock to crisp on-card autographs, 2011 Leaf Metal Draft is a game changing product that offers collectors the feel of a mid-season football card offering in April.
Exclusive cards, hobby networking, giveaways and deals were among the many highlights of the 2011 National.
See the entire 2011 National Treasures Football Rookie Signature Material set in one place with our handy image gallery and shopping guide. Each rookie card in the 36-card set comes with a jumbo patch and on-card autograph.
Part Two This is the conclusion to the “The Top Names for Collectors to Know in the NBA Draft (Part One).” Part one can be found here. Brandon Knight Kentucky Wildcats, Freshman Age: 19 Knight is another “one and done” player that Kentucky coach, John Calipari, is famous for producing. If it were not for […]
You may have heard about the Rookie Ticket variations in 2011 Playoff Contenders Football. We’ve compiled a complete list including visuals, what to look for and print run information for all 36 cards.
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.
Lost in the mix of book cards, rookie patch autographs and other big time hits hides a small checklist of cards featuring the 2011 NFL rookie class. A finite amount of cards featuring Cam Newton, Blaine Gabbert and A.J. Green and other potential 2011 rookie stars are part of Exquisite’s latest collection.
Like previous versions of Tribute, it will appeal to those with a big time collecting budget more so than the everyday collector. 2011 Tribute is nearly identical to last season’s with a slightly increased emphasis on legends and slightly revamped card design. The product as a whole is solid, delivering some legendary autographs, relics and autographed relics.
2011-12 Upper Deck Exquisite Basketball Championship Bling is one of the hottest insert sets on the market today with autographs from Michael Jordan, LeBron James and more. Our comprehensive guide has a full checklist, image gallery and much more.
Get everything you need to know about the 2012 Bowman Baseball Chrome Prospect Autographs with our easy-to-use guide. Includes images of all 38 cards in the set as well as a buying guide and player info.
Get the full list of 2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball Prospect Autographs. Autographs fall one per hobby box, with every third box having a second.
Get complete 2012 Bowman Draft Baseball Prospect Autographs info including a comprehensive checklist, draft info, images, buying guide and more.
Check out our 2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball Prospect Autographs visual checklist and see why collectors are clamoring for these cards. Signers include Yu Darvish, Yoenis Cespedes and Gerrit Cole.
Get an in-depth look at the 2012 Fleer Retro Football Precious Metal Gems. Includes checklist, set info, real-time hot list, buying guide and more.
Get complete info on the 2012 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autograph Variations with this handy guide. Get variation details for more than 100 cards and image comparisons for all Rookie Tickey RPS Autographs.
Here’s all you need to know about the 2012 Panini Crown Royale Football Rookie Silhouette cards. We’ve got full details, a visual checklist and much more.
2012 Panini National Treasures Rookie Signature Materials are among the top rookie cards of the year. Take a comprehensive look at the set including checklist, images, redemption info, hot list, buying guide and much more.
Get the full scoop on the 2012 Panini Prizm Football Rookie Variations. Find out exactly what you should be looking for as you open packs and boxes.
Here’s all the info you need on the 2012 Panini Rookies & Stars Football Rookie Materials Signatures cards. These rookie cards are numbered to 499 and have both an autograph and a player-worn jersey swatch. We’ve got a detailed visual checklist and more.
Get the full scoop on the 2012 Prestige Football rookie variations. We have details and images for all 18 cards in the set, which includes Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.
Everything you need to know about 2012 SP Game Used Golf Inked Drivers autographs. Get detailed card info, handy short print list, images, shopping guide and much more.
Dealer and collector brentandbecca offers a case breaker’s take on 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball. Using preliminary info, past experiences and the brand’s history, he discusses whether the set is a good bet for those wanting to try a case break.
Get the full slate of 2012 Topps Archives autographs, including checklists for both the Fan Favorites Autographs and Framed 83 Mini Autographs.
Check out the complete set of 2012 Topps Archives Fan Favorites Autographs. We’ve also got details on variations and redemption info.
Bryce Harper and Yu Darvish lead a comprehensive list of 2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Variations. Get full details, including a visual checklist and buying guide.
Get complete details on the 2012 Topps Chrome Football Blue Wave Refractors. Includes a full checklist with team info, set details, shopping guide, hot list and much more.
Find out what to look for when hunting for 2012 Topps Chrome Football variation short prints. Includes a complete checklist, info and images.
Led by on-card autographs from Bryce Harper and Yu Darvish, the 2012 Topps Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs checklist is a strong one. Check out the set and get full details and a buying guide.
Get complete info on the 2012 Topps Five Star Baseball Retired Player Autographs. We’ve compiled a full image gallery, print run info, team info, buying guide and more.
Get an in-depth look at all of the 2012 Topps Five Star Football rookie cards including a full image gallery, print run info, detailed checklist, buying guide and more.
The 2012 Topps Football 1965 Tallboy Autographs are some of the hottest cards in hobby. Mixing on-card autographs, a classic design and hot rookies, even the commons are commanding strong prices. Get a full checklist, an image gallery and more.
2012 Topps Football arrives with lots of short prints and variations for collectors to chase. We’ve got full details, a complete checklist and images for both the rookie and veteran photo variations.
Get the full list of 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen short print variations. Use this guide to get a breakdown of differences and be confident in knowing whether you have a variation. Includes a complete image gallery.
Topps has revealed 2012 Topps Heritage Baseball variation short print information. Get complete checklists for Color Swap, Image Swap, Errors, Red-Border and Blue-Border cards with our handy guide.
It’s the Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III show in the race for the most valuable card in 2012 Topps Inception Football. Who has come out on top so far?
2012 Topps Museum Collection Canvas Collection inserts have brought lots of original art to the hobby. Get a full list of artists and a complete gallery of images for the entire set.
We’ve got the complete 2012 Topps Series 1 Baseball Short Prints checklist, details and images.
2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball arrives with 26 new short prints and variations. The celebration theme continues on many of them. Collectors can also look for Hall of Famers and a Bryce Harper rookie short print. Get images and details for all 26 cards.
Get complete details for the 2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball wrapper redemption program. Now available for both hobby and retail wrappers, the Gold Rush checklist expands with 50 new players. Random autographs include Bryce Harper, Yu Darvish and Ken Griffey Jr.
Use our handy guide to tell 2012 Topps Strata Football hobby rookie cards from their retail counterparts. Includes full details and images.
One of the most distinct insert sets of the year, here is everything you need to know about the 2012 Topps Tier One Baseball Bat Knob cards. Includes an ongoing list of confirmed pulls, buying guide, images, sales and a full checklist.
Find out which players have rookie card variations in 2012 Topps Triple Threads Football. We’ve also compiled a list of suspected short prints. Includes comprehensive details, images, buying guide and more.
2012 Topps Update Series Baseball arrives with several short prints and variations. Get full details on what to look for.
See the entire set of 2012 Topps Valor Football Valor Autographs, which has more than 40 on-card rookie signatures. Includes comprehensive set info, shopping guide and more.
Let this guide show you all of the 2012 Upper Deck Exquisite Football Rookie Autograph Patch cards. Includes detailed set info, a full checklist, images, buying guide and more.
We predict the 2012 World Series using baseball cards. Get position-by-position match-ups where winners are declared according to the players’ best rookie cards.
Not surprisingly, Michael Jordan plays a huge role in 2012-13 Fleer Retro Basketball. Know exactly which cards Jordan appears on as well as an extensive image gallery and more.
2012-13 Panini National Treasures Basketball Rookie Patch Autographs are bound to be the most expensive NBA rookie cards of the year. Get an in-depth look at the set, including images, a full checklist, team info and more.
While the price tag will limit the audience, 2012-13 Panini Flawless Basketball takes luxury card collecting to another level. Get a real-time look at the most watched auctions currently listed on eBay.
Here’s all you need to know about the 2012-13 Panini Immaculate Basketball Rookie Autograph Patch cards. See a full image gallery, get a detailed checklist, find out who the redemptions are and more.
2012-13 Panini Preferred Basketball is scorching. Get a real-time hot list of the most-watched cards currently listed on eBay as well as a look at the top 30 opening week sales.
2012-13 Panini Preferred Basketball Rookie Silhouettes are some of the most popular rookie cards of the year. Check out the entire set with this comprehensive guide. Includes images, set details, checklist, buying guide, real-time hot list and much more.
2012-13 Panini Prizm USA Basketball showcases the squad that brought home gold from the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Take a look at the entire insert set.
Silhouette memorabilia cards are some of the most popular in the hobby today. Get a detailed look the 2012-13 Panini Rookie Anthology Hockey Silhouette cards including images, checklists, team info and more.
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 […]
See the entire set of 2013 Bowman Baseball Chrome Prospect Autographs with this handy guide. Includes a full checklist, images, buying guide, set info, a list of previous player autographs and much more.
See who’s signing autographs in 2013 Bowman Chrome Baseball. Includes checklist, player info, set details and more.
2013 Bowman Chrome Baseball Prospect Variation guide. Includes full short prints checklist, visual guide, side-by-side comparisons, set details and more.
Get a complete look at the 2013 Bowman Chrome Blue Wave Refractor Autographs with this comprehensive guide. Includes a full checklist, images, buying guide, team info, real-time hot list and more.
The 2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Kris Bryant Superfractor Autograph has been put up for sale with an asking price of $90,000.
See all of the 2013 Bowman Football Rookie Chrome Refractor Autographs in one handy place. This comprehensive guide includes full set details, checklist, images of every card, team info, convenient shopping guide and more.
Get a complete look at all of the 2013 Bowman Inception Baseball Prospect Autographs. Includes full details on the set, images of every card, buying guide and more.
Get an in-depth look at all of the 2013 Bowman Platinum Baseball Prospect Autographs with this handy guide. Includes full checklist, image gallery, links to buy, team info and more.
While the movie did not perform well at the box office, 2013 Leaf The Mortal Instruments City of Bones autographs offer collectors some strong up-and-coming actors and actresses.
Not just for sports stars, the hobby-favorite, Precious Metal Gems, has crossed over to Marvel heroes and villains. Our full guide includes a complete checklist, shopping guide, background on the set’s origins, and real-time look at the most watched PMGs.
Find out if your favorite baseball team or player has a bobblehead promotion this season with our complete 2013 MLB Bobblehead Giveaway Guide. Includes dates, players, teams and much more.
Featuring some of the better early rookie autographs, get a comprehensive look at the 2013 Panini Certified Football Freshman Fabric Signatures. Includes a full checklist, print runs, image gallery and more.
Get all you need to know about the 2013 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Autographs Variations. Includes variation details, side-by-side comparisons, checklist, team info, shopping guide and much more.
Get an in-depth look at one of the most distinct inserts of the year, 2013 Panini Rookies and Stars Crusade. See a full gallery of the set, a detailed checklist and more.
The 2013 Topps Archives Baseball Fan Favorites Autographs checklist has a decidedly 1980s and 1990s feel. Get a full checklist, images, set details, team info and more.
They may not be the biggest names in football, but the 2013 Topps Archives Football Fan Favorites Autographs checklist is filled with many popular names from the game’s recent past. Get full details on the set including images and a detailed checklist.
Get full details on the 2013 Topps Archives Football short prints with this handy guide. Includes a checklist, team info, images, shopping guide and more.
Case breaker brentandbecca looks at the first half of the 2013 Topps baseball card releases and offers a detailed mid-year review from his perspective as a breaker.
Get a detailed look at the 2013 Topps Chrome Baseball variation short prints and know exactly what to look for. Includes checklist, side-by-side comparisons and much more.
Get an in-depth look at all of the 2013 Topps Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs, which are turning out to be very affordable. Includes a detailed checklist, images and more.
Get a comprehensive look at the 2013 Topps Football variation short prints and know exactly what to look for. Includes checklist, images, side-by-side comparisons and more.
See the entire 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball autographs set with this comprehensive guide. Also includes a detailed checklist, team info, shopping info and much more.
2013 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball Mini Card Variations represent something of a challenge for collectors. Get a detailed break down of all 100 mini box variations including what to look and images.
2013 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball variation short prints celebrate teammates. Get a full details including a checklist, images, buying guide, side-by-side comparisons and more.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2013 Topps Heritage Baseball short print variations. Get detailed info, checklists, images and more for the Action Image, Error, Washington Senators and Color Variations.
Get a detailed look at all of the 2013 Topps Inception Rookie Autographs with with comprehensive guide. Includes full checklist, gallery and buying guide for the entire set.
Get a comprehensive look at the 2013 Topps Platinum Football Rookie Autographs. Includes a full checklist, short print info, image gallery and more.
If you’re a player or team collector, be on the watch for two different versions of all the rookie cards in 2013 Topps Prime Football. Know what to look for and see the different rookie variations available in hobby and retail packs.
Here’s what you need to look for when hunting for 2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball variation short prints. Get a full checklist, visual guide and more.
Take a detailed look at all of the 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball Commemorative Patch and Manufactured Patch cards found exclusively in blaster boxes. Get a full checklist, set info, images and more.
Variation short prints are back with 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball. See the set, complete with image comparisons, and know exactly what you need to be looking for.
Did you know 2013 Topps Strata Football has different photos for hobby and retail rookie cards? See side-by-side comparisons of all 50 cards and know exactly what version of the card you’re looking to buy.
This 2013 Topps Update Series Baseball variation guide has everything you need to know and look for. It includes a checklist, side-by-side comparisons, variation details and much more.
Continuing the popular set from last year, 2013 Upper Deck Football College Mascots Patch Cards offer a unique look at some of the most beloved characters in sports. Get a detailed checklist, comprehensive image gallery, buying guide and more.
2013-14 Panini Contenders Hockey Rookie Ticket Autographs have lots of variations. Find out about all of them with this comprehensive visual guide.
Here’s all you need to know about the 2013-14 Panini Dominion Hockey Rookie Patch Autographs. Includes image gallery, detailed checklist, redemption info and more.
Take a complete look at all of the 2013-14 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Rookie Jersey Autographs. Includes a full checklist, image gallery, redemption info, team details and more.
Panini is going out with a bang in hockey. The 2013-14 National Treasures Rookie Treasures are some of the most impressive rookie cards ever produced. Check out the entire set and more with this detailed guide.
If you’re a fan of nice patch cards, few are better than 2013-14 Panini Prime Hockey Prime Colors. See some highlights, check out a real-time hot list and more.
Complete guide to all 42 Prospect Autographs in 2014 Bowman Platinum Baseball, including a full checklist, image gallery, shopping guide and more.
2014 Panini Father’s Day sees the return of the multi-sport promo set. The checklist includes cards from all four major sports as well as several unique autographs and memorabilia cards.
2014 Panini National Treasures Baseball delivers autographs and memorabilia from the distant past all the way through to today. Take a look at some of the great and not-so-great cards being pulled from the ultra high-end product.
The 2014 Panini VIP Party not only included appearances and autographs from several big-name athletes, but an exclusive set of cards as well. Get a detailed break down, checklist, hot list and more.
Check out the hottest 2014 San Diego Comic-Con exclusives with our real-time list of the most-watched auctions currently listed on eBay.
Get complete details for all 43 non-baseball autographs in 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball. Top options include Snoop Dogg, Larry King, The Iron Sheik, Doug McDermott and Shabazz Napier.
Get everything you need to know about the 2014 Topps Chrome Football variations and know what you should be looking for. Includes images, variation details, hints on how to find them and more.
Get a complete look at the 2014 Topps Football variations with this easy-to-use guide. Includes checklists, galleries, side-by-side comparisons and more.
Are the 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen variations taking a page from a classic hobby error? It certainly looks that way. Get details, images and more.
Find out about the many 2014 Topps Heritage Baseball variations with this comprehensive guide. Includes checklist, image comparisons, details and more for the Action Image, Logo, Throwback Uniform and Error variations.
When it comes to variety and variations, 2014 Topps High Tek Baseball has it. See all the different base set patterns and variations and know what you have to look for.
Want to know what the 2014 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations are? Check out this guide for full details, images, side-by-side comparisons and more.
Get a detailed look at all of the 2014 Topps Update Series Baseball variations with this handy guide. Includes images and more for Photo, Sabermetric and Sparkle variations.
Upper Deck has snuck in several rare variations in 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey. Get a full look at them all and know what the differences are.
Delve into the 2014-15 SP Authentic Hockey Future Watch Autographs set with a detailed gallery, checklist, card info, redemption details and more.
Topps has started to reveal the prospects signing autographs in 2015 Bowman Baseball. Find out who the players are and see their signed cards.
Check out all the 2015 Donruss Soccer Variations with our detailed guide and gallery. Includes a side-by-side comparison for all 21 cards.
Get the latest info on Funko’s 2015 San Diego Comic-Con exclusives lineup. As with past years, the company’s exclusives cover a lot of ground.
Get a detailed guide to the 2015 Panini Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autograph Variations. Includes info on the cards, how to spot them, comparisons and more.
The Panini VIP Party provided collectors a chance to spend time with top athletes and make lasting memories at the National. The 2015 Panini Gold VIP Party packs gave them something shiny to take home. Get a detailed breakdown, checklist, hot list and more for the exclusive set.
Take a detailed look at the 2015 Panini Prestige Football Variations. Includes a side-by-side comparison for all 40 cards.
Returning with ten new options, 2015 Panini Prizm Football Variations offer short prints with different images for key rookie names. View complete details on the limited cards.
Just like every year, you’re not going to find a lot of all-time greats on the 2015 Topps Archives Baseball Fan Favorites Autographs checklist. But that’s the point. It’s one place where it’s okay to find the players that connected with fans over the years. This is a set where it’s not about landing the […]
Know how to spot the 2015 Topps Football variations with our detailed guide. Includes full checklist, image galleries, side-by-side comparisons with base cards, and more.
Here’s exactly what you need to look for with the 2015 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball Variations. Includes details, images, comparisons and more for both the Base and Mini Variations.
Sticking with tradition, 2015 Topps Heritage Baseball features several different types of variations. Find out about them all with this detailed guide.
Take a detailed look at all the 2015 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball variations. Includes a checklist and side-by-side guide for each base and the Color Swap and Action Image variations.
Featuring a large assortment of base pattern designs, 2015 Topps High Tek Football is filled with cards to chase. View full details on the base patterns and retro uniform variations in our comprehensive guide.
Built around many designs, 2015 Topps High Tek Baseball has no shortage of collecting options. Check out info for all the base patterns and home uniform variations in our detailed guide.
The 2015 Topps Opening Day Baseball variations look at fun around the ballpark. Know exactly what to look for and how to spot them with this comprehensive guide.
Ten players in 2015 Topps Pro Debut Baseball have sneaky variation short prints. Check them out and know how to spot them from either the front or the back of the card.
Once again, 2015 Topps Series 1 Baseball has no shortage of variation short prints. Find out about the Photo and Sparkle Variations and know what to look for.
Get a look at all the 2015 Topps Update Series Variations in our comprehensive guide. Collectors have multiple short print variations to chase, such as Sparkles, Stat Backs, Throwbacks and traditional photo variations.
The full list of Prospect Autographs in 2016 Bowman Chrome Baseball is here! Keep track with our helpful guide that includes player details and card images (when they arrive).
2016 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Variations offer an extra autograph option for some of the top 2016 NFL Draft prospects. Know what to look for in spotting the many short prints versus their base counterparts.
2016 Panini Diamond Kings Variations looks to the past, present and future with several short print cards. View all the variations alongside the base in our detailed guide.
2016 Topps Allen & Ginter Non-Baseball Autographs offer a unique assortment of celebrity signatures to collect. See a full guide and checklist for all the choices.
Celebrating one of the most revered baseball movies of all-time, 2016 Topps Archives Baseball Bull Durham inserts and autographs document the major characters. Top signers include Kevin Costner as Crash Davis and Susan Sarandon as Annie Savoy.
See all the 2016 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations with our detailed guide. Includes side-by-side comparisons of every base and variation card.
Building on the nostalgia, the modern trend of variations continues in 2016 Topps Heritage Baseball. Spot all the differences using our detailed guide.
2016 Topps High Tek Baseball is again loaded with different designs! View information for the various pattern variations in our full guide with a group checklist and image gallery.
Variations are back again for 2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball. View the full checklist and a guide on how to spot the differences.
2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations stick with special Jackie Robinson Day SP cards along with SSP image swaps. View a full image gallery with a complete checklist and side-by-side comparisons.
Curious about the 2016 Topps Star Wars High Tek patterns? We make things easy for you with a breakdown of the many short print designs.
2016 Topps Update Series Baseball puts a bow on the flagship collecting year with a fresh batch of variations. Know how to spot the limited short prints with our detailed guide and gallery.
Led by Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine, see all the 2016-17 Upper Deck Young Guns in one place! The guide features a full checklist, team info and card gallery for every ’16-17 Young Guns rookie card.
You’re not losing your mind! Top rookies in 2017 Bowman Chrome have image variations and we provide the details for spotting them.
It’s not just autographs to track down as 2017 Bowman Draft Baseball has limited Chrome variations in the mix! Know how to spot them with our detailed gallery and checklist.
The SP image chase moves to retail with the 2017 Bowman Platinum variations! Our comprehensive guide makes it easy with full details and a visual checklist.
Know what to expect from the 2017 Donruss Baseball Variations with our full checklist and gallery. The guide includes side-by-side comparisons for the base and variations.
Featuring name changes and a little Prizm shine, spot the 2017 Donruss Optic Baseball variations with our detailed guide.
Featuring top players of past and present, the 2017 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball variations apply subtle changes to select base subjects. Keep tabs on the artistic short prints cards with our detailed gallery.
Who are the A&G signers this year? Headlined by Floyd Mayweather, 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Non-Baseball Autographs lineup includes top names outside the world of baseball.
Stay on top of the variations in 2017 Topps Archives Baseball with our full guide! We take the guesswork away with a side-by-side comparison gallery.
Image variations are back for 2017 Topps Chrome Baseball! Be sure you aren’t confused with our detailed guide to spotting the Refractor short prints.
The 2017 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball variations bring multiple options to the old-school brand. Be prepared to spot them all with our detailed checklist and gallery.
2017 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball is loaded with variations, but it doesn’t have to be confusing thanks to our guide! Know what to expect with full SP details and a gallery.
2017 Topps High Tek Baseball again brings many patterns to MLB collectors! Be ready for the background variations with our image gallery and breakdown.
The 2017 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations short prints celebrate the start of the MLB season with limited image swaps for top base subjects. Spot them all with our detailed guide.
Keep tabs on the 2017 Topps Pro Debut Baseball Variations with our detailed guide! Includes nine image differences and a short print for a certain former football star.
Despite growing the total number of choices, the 2017 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Variations don’t have to be tricky. Use our helpful guide to stay on top of the SP options in the set.
They may not be the easiest to pull but they don’t have to be hard to spot with the 2017 Topps Update Series Baseball Variations gallery. Be ready for the Update SSP cards using our detailed guide.
Get ready for Young Guns fever! Our 2017-18 Upper Deck Young Guns guide highlights all the NHL rookie cards in one place.
Just for top rookies, the 2018 Bowman Chrome Baseball variations swap in short-printed images. There are also limited autograph versions for most of the players.
Featuring a Target-exclusive Refractor pattern, 2018 Bowman Mega Box also contains super short print variations for some of the standout prospects. See the full details in our comprehensive guide.
The 2018 Bowman Platinum Baseball variations cover some of the top MLB stars and rookies with short-printed images. See every SSP option in our detailed guide.
The 2018 Donruss Baseball variations go big with a huge increase in the options. Be ready to identify them all with our complete guide.
The 2018 Donruss Optic Baseball variations aren’t too tough to pull but can still be tricky if you aren’t prepared. Get ready to spot them all with our full gallery.
Loaded with top NFL rookies, the 2018 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football variations include three different RPS versions for multiple players. Find out the full details and short print info.
Be prepared for the 2018 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball Variations with our detailed guide and gallery. Know how to identify the SP variations and see the many options in one place.
The NFL season is down to the final two teams and the collecting implications can be huge for the winning team. We take a look at the best rookie card options for the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles.
The 2018 Topps Allen & Ginter non-baseball autographs boast a diverse lineup of entertainers. We break down the entire checklist with info about every signer.
Stay on top of the 2018 Topps Archives Baseball variations using our detailed checklist and gallery. We offer helpful tips and a side-by-side comparison between the retro base and SP card.
The 2018 Topps Big League Baseball variations mix some easy nickname cards with much tougher errors. Be ready to identify them all using our detailed gallery and checklist.
More chromium short prints are waiting with the 2018 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations. Make sure you are ready to spot them by reviewing our detailed guide.
The 2018 Topps Gypsy Queen variations and parallels take collectors on a wild ride! Our guide helps make sense of it all with the full details.
Don’t get fooled by the 2018 Topps Heritage variations! Use our guide and be ready to spot them all!
Don’t let the 2018 Topps Heritage High Number variations get the best of you! Out detailed guide is waiting to help collectors know exactly what to look for in the retro set.
Be prepared for the 2018 Topps Opening Day Variations with our detailed guide and gallery! Includes a full breakdown of the short-printed image swaps.
Led by Ronald Acuna, Gleyber Torres and Vladimir Guerrero Jr, the 2018 Topps Pro Debut Baseball variations supply limited images for key MLB prospects. Keep track with a full SSP gallery and checklist.
Be ready for the 2018 Topps Series 1 Variations using our detailed guide! See a full checklist, image gallery and other info for the flagship short prints.
Find the many short print images with our helpful 2018 Topps Update Series Baseball variations guide. See the full set details, pack odds, codes, side-by-side gallery and more.
The 2019 Bowman Chrome Baseball Variations are tough to pull but they don’t have to be tough to spot thanks to our SSP gallery.
The Chrome Mojo Refractor is back thanks to 2019 Bowman Mega Box Baseball and that also means short print image variations for top prospects. Keep track with our detailed SSP guide.
The 2019 Bowman Platinum Baseball variations are very tough to pull. Know how to spot these SSP cards using our detailed guide.
The 2019 Donruss Baseball variations may be easy to pull but they can be tricky to identify. Our gallery removes any confusion about the SP variation cards.
Keep track of the 2019 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball variations with a full checklist and gallery. The SP photo cards cover 20 key names from the base set.
Review the full breakdown for the 2019 Topps Allen & Ginter non-baseball autographs lineup. Our detailed guide features info and an image for every signer.
The 2019 Topps Archives Baseball variations are tough pulls but they are easy to identify with our helpful guide. See all the possible options with a full SSP gallery and checklist.
Spot the 2019 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations with ease using our detailed guide. Find helpful tips to spot them and a full checklist to review.
GQ has a lot going on but we keep the 2019 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball variations pretty simple in our detailed guide. Find out about the short-printed Jackie Robinson Day, Player’s Weekend and the 4th of July image variations.
2019 Topps Heritage Baseball variation details await in our comprehensive guide. See a side-by-side look at the full roster of variations, as well as helpful tips and a master checklist.
Get full details for the 2019 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball variations with our comprehensive guide. This includes a checklist, image gallery and helpful tips to help you keep track of the many short-printed MLB cards.
2019 Topps Heritage Minor League variations offer limited cards for up-and-coming MiLB stars. Be prepared to identify them with our helpful guide.
Avoid any SP confusion by using our 2019 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations guide. View key details for spotting the variations, as well as a checklist and gallery.
Spot all the 2019 Topps Pro Debut Baseball variations with our detailed guide. The MiLB short prints cover top minor league players.
Don’t let the 2019 Topps Series 1 Baseball variations confuse you! Our detailed guide keeps it simple with a checklist, image gallery and codes.
Remove the guesswork from the 2019 Topps Series 2 Baseball variations with our detailed checklist and gallery. The flagship MLB set offers limited SP and SSP cards for past and present players.
Be ready for all the short-printed TSC images with a detailed 2019 Topps Stadium Club Baseball variations guide. Includes full information about the limited options for current MLB stars and retired legends.
Collect the new wave of MLB flagship image short prints via the 2019 Topps Update Baseball variations. Our guide helps remove the guesswork with tips and a side-by-side gallery.
Know where to find all the 2019-20 Panini Mosaic Basketball variations with our detailed guide. Headlined by Zion Williamson, the exclusive rookie cards showcase different images from the base cards.
Spot the 2019-20 Panini Origins Basketball variations with our detailed gallery and checklist. The SP versions include Zion Williamson and LeBron James.
Keep tabs on the 2019-20 Panini Prizm Basketball variations with a detailed checklist and gallery. The image short prints are exclusive to only a few formats.
The plentiful 2020 Donruss Baseball variations can be somewhat subtle. Use this helpful guide and gallery to spot them all.
Dig into A&G with the 2020 Topps Allen & Ginter Non-Baseball Autographs Guide. Standout include Ludacris, Paul Rudd and Alex Morgan.
Get the full rundown on the 2020 Topps Archives Baseball Variations with our detailed article. The helpful guide includes tips for spotting the SP/SSP cards, as well as codes and pack odds.
Find new images of the top MLB rookie with the 2020 Topps Baseball Factory Set Rookie Variations. The Retail-only options include base image swaps as well as additional Chrome versions.
Image swaps go the Refractor route with the 2020 Topps Chrome Baseball variations. Keep tabs on the options and know how to spot them with this helpful guide.
Spot all the short-printed image swap cards with the ultimate 2020 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball Variations Guide. Includes GQ pack odds, codes and an image gallery.
Be prepared for the 2020 Topps Heritage Baseball variations with our helpful guide. This includes tips, pack odds and a gallery to go with the checklist.
Get prepared for the SSP cards with the 2020 Topps Opening Day Baseball variations guide. The checklist gallery has everything you need to be ready to spot the short prints.
The new MLB season gets into gear with 2020 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations. Keep track of the various SP and SSP cards with our detailed guide.
Keep track of the 2020 Topps Series 2 Baseball variations with a full guide to the short-printed image swaps.
Spot all the short-printed photos from the base set with the 2020 Topps Stadium Club Baseball variations guide. The lineup includes current MLB stars and rookies, plus several former greats.
Spot the 2020 Topps Update Baseball variations with our helpful guide that includes pack odds, cheat codes and a side-by-side gallery.
Featuring just NBA rookies, the 2020-21 Panini Prizm Basketball variations are only found in certain formats. Know where to look and how to spot them.
Use the helpful 2021 Donruss Baseball Variations Guide to keep track of the various base short prints in the Panini MLBPA set.
Get the rundown for the 2021 Topps Allen & Ginter non-baseball autographs lineup. Top signers include Trevor Lawrence, Jeff Garlin and Rose Lavelle.
The 2021 Topps Archives Baseball Variations Guide offers a helpful look at the various short prints in the MLB set.
Chase the chromium SP and SSP MLB cards with the 2021 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations guide.
Identify the short-printed variations from GQ with the 2021 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball gallery and checklist.
Highlighting the 1972 design, the 2021 Topps Heritage Baseball variations are much easier to spot. Find out all the short print details in our handy guide.
Keep tabs on the SSP images with the helpful 2021 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Guide.
Track the many short-printed images with the 2021 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Guide. View the checklist, gallery and more.
Be ready for the 2021 Topps Series 2 Baseball variations with a detailed guide featuring a checklist, gallery and tips.
2021 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Variations are back again and this guide helps you keep track with images, codes, odds and more.
Keep tabs on all the flagship MLB image swaps with the 2021 Topps Update Baseball Variations Guide.
Check out the latest batch of NHL rookie cards with the Ultimate 2021-22 Upper Deck Young Guns Guide.
Led by Alice Cooper and Charlie Sheen, dig into the Topps Allen & Ginter non-baseball autographs checklist with a detailed guide.
There are a few different options for the 2022 Topps Archives Baseball Variations. Spot them all with our helpful short print guide.
Know how to spot the SP and SSP cards with the 2022 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Guide.
The 2022 Topps Chrome Logofractor Variations showcase some of the top MLB rookies with short-printed cards.
The 2022 Topps MVP Buyback Promotion lets collectors trade in select cards for store credit at their local card shop.
Easy to miss, the 2022 Topps Gallery Baseball Variations put an artistic spin on top MLB stars and rookies.
The 2022 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball variations are back and we have you covered with a full checklist and more to help identify the short prints.
Wither nearly 100 cards available, the 2022 Topps Heritage Baseball variations provide multiple styles for MLB’s elite stars and best rookies. Stay on top of them with a detailed guide.
Be ready for all the MLB image swaps with the 2022 Topps Opening Day Baseball Variations Guide.
Track down the limited MiLB photo swaps with the 2022 Topps Pro Debut Baseball Variations Guide.
Featuring top MLB names of past and present, the 2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball variations supply another run of short-printed images to chase.
The 2022 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Guide is here to help keep track of all the base short prints.
Find out how to spot the 2022 Topps Stadium Club Baseball variations with a detailed guide and gallery.
The 2022 Topps Update Baseball variations supply collectors with an assortment of short prints and super short prints. Find out how to spot them all in this helpful guide.
Our detailed 2022-23 Upper Deck Young Guns checklist guide keeps tabs on the popular NHL rookie card series.
The 2023 Topps Series 1 Baseball variations take a different approach this year with all-new Golden Mirror SSP cards.
Here are three cheap baseball card sets everyone should own that give an in-depth history of the game. Best of all? They’re all cheaper than one vintage Mickey Mantle card.
Let’s sift through the garbage and remember the best baseball cards from the Junk Wax Era. We’ve picked 30 readily available hobby gems that still hold value today.
While sports cards can be a great way to learn to read and find out about sports history, there are also lots of picture books. Here’s a list of 32 fantastic sports reads that come with a lot of artistic flair.
The Costacos brothers helped define a generation of athletes with their wild and over-the-top posters. Take a trip back to the 1980s and 90s and see some of their most iconic work.
There’s a good chance there’s at least one stack of cards sitting next to you as you read this. Follow these 5 simple steps to organize your collection and get rid of card clutter around the house.
Oscar Taveras is looking like the next big thing in baseball. Take a look at the best Oscar Taveras cards currently available. Includes card info, images, shopping guide and more.
Here are 5 goalies you will want to watch during the 2012-13 NHL season. All could see their hockey card values rise in the months ahead. Players include Tuukka Rask and Cory Schneider.
Find out what’s hot in 2012 Topps Five Star Baseball with our real-time list of the 50 most-watched items currently listed on eBay.
Here’s a list of 76 things we love about collecting sports cards.
Whether it’s comics, movies or TV, Superman trading cards cover them all. Get a detailed look at Superman trading cards over the years. Includes set info, buying guide and more.
Case breaker brentandbecca offers his thoughts on why he’s looking forward to the release of 2012 Topps Heritage Baseball.
How has the hobby responded to Albert Pujols signing with the Los Angeles Angels? We talked to card shop owners in Anaheim and St. Louis to find out.
With Jeremy Lin mania reaching an all-time high, we crunch the numbers of completed deals. See the top 10 Jeremy Lin card sales and compare them with what they were going for just a couple weeks ago.
brentandbecca shares his thoughts on 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball after busting 25 cases of the product. He discusses what he likes about the set and makes some suggestions for the future.
Here’s all you need to know about the 2012 Bowman Black autographs. Get full details, a complete checklist, a massive gallery, redemption info and much more.
Get a full break down on the 2014 Bowman Chrome Baseball Prospect Autographs with this comprehensive guide. See a full checklist, player info, team-by-team analysis and much more.
2014 Bowman Baseball has a lot of color for prospect and player collectors. Get a detailed breakdown of all the Bowman, Bowman Chrome and autograph parallels.
The Amazing Spider-Man is swinging into theaters, ready to reboot the popular franchise. While Rittenhouse has produced autographs for lead star Andrew Garfield, collectors will have to look elsewhere for signatures from other stars. Get a full list and buying guide for all available autograph cards.
2015 Topps Baseball marks the 64th consecutive year for the flagship set. A traditional bracket has 64 slots. It’s time to battle and pick the greatest Topps baseball set of all-time. Vote now for bracket rankings.
As the 2012 NFL Draft approaches, we compare the hobby prospects of Andrew Luck and Robret Griffin III and look to see if there’s an early favorite among football card collectors.
Here’s all you need to know about the 2013 Topps Museum Collection Canvas Collection inserts. Includes a full gallery, comprehensive checklist, artist list and more.
Artist Brad Utterstrom talks 2012 Topps UFC Bloodlines and much more in an in-depth interview. Find out what it’s like to work on sketch cards, being an MMA artist and more.
Learn how to get your sports memorabilia authenticated. This guide includes practical steps collectors can take, descriptions of industry tools, and things to watch out for and protect yourself against.
I am an avid Illini fan, and was lucky enough to live in Missouri in 2005 when Illinois played North Carolina in the NCAA Finals in St. Louis. Needles to say, I was swept up in the Illini fervor and wanted something to immortalize the time. After walking out of the Illini’s practice session, I […]
With The Avengers breaking box office records, here’s a breakdown of the many autographed cards featuring the film’s stars. Get card details, an extensive image gallery and a handy buying guide.
There’s nothing quite like going to a Single A baseball game. The price is right, the food is cheap, and the players use the same restrooms as you do. Throw in your pooches, your seven year old daughter, a couple cheap doggie treats from Wally World, and PRESTO – you got one hell of a […]
Find the perfect gift for the baseball collector on your list with our hobby box gift guide. We’ve highlighted some of the most popular recent releases and make recommendations at all price points.
2014 Topps Stadium Club Baseball is filled with many amazing photos. Here are 25 of the best that showcase not only the players but why baseball is beautiful.
Often tossed aside as garbage, sports tickets have emerged as popular pieces of sports memorabilia. Here’s how you can get a start in collecting these little pieces of sporting history.
Since debuting in 2006, Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball has offered some of the most unique and diverse cards in the hobby. Whether it’s the classical designs, wild inserts, massive amounts of mini cards, the interactive Ginter Code, the expansive autograph checklists, this is one set where it could be said there really is something […]
We interview Topps Brand Manager Kevin Eger about 2012 Topps Strata Football. He discusses what collectors can expect as well as how the new brand came together.
We talk with Topps Brand Manager Jeff Heckman about 2013 Topps Heritage Baseball and find out what collectors can expect. He also reveals some new details about the set.
2013-14 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey has some of the most valuable rookie cards of the year. See all 90 of the Rookie Auto Patch cards and shop for the cards you’re looking for.
We’ve compiled a comprehensive gallery of all the 2011-12 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Hockey rookie cards complete with images, details and a handy buying guide for those looking for specific cards.
Take a trip back to the 1990s when case hits were wild. They also often didn’t rely on autographs or game-used memorabilia. We look at 12 of the era’s best insert sets that still command huge amounts today.
A secret no longer, Rhys Hoskins is hitting home runs at a record pace and collectors have taken notice! See the top options to seek out for the Phillies’ slugger.
Guide to collecting Steve Jobs collectibles. Includes information, gallery and buying information for trading cards, autographs, magazines and other items.
Barry Sanders, Sam Bradford, Brett Favre, Joe Montana, one-of-ones, book cards, octographs, laundry tag relics, printing plate patch autos, NFL shield relics and 102 of the craziest 2010 football cards to find their way onto eBay over the last month!
One-of-Ones, hearty patches, dual autos, book cards, rookies, legends, superstars and a random collection of crazy 2010 football card pictures from eBay.
Blowout Cards has brought suit against Upper Deck in connection with the company’s new distribution model that, the online retailer claims, limits competition.
The Milwaukee Bucks have a long and not entirely unsuccessful history. Since joining the NBA in 1968, the franchise has won 13 division crowns and two conference titles and even managed to snag one NBA championship back in 1971. Eight Hall of Famers, including the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson, have suited up […]
In an exclusive interview, Bret “the Hitman” Hart talks about his personal wrestling memorabilia collection, his book and his favorite wrestlers.
San Francisco Giants fans celebrated Star Wars Day on Sunday with costumes, a screening of The Empire Strikes Back and one of the coolest giveaways ever: Brian Wilson in Carbonite.
Before Jared Allen, another larger than life personality wearing the number 69 lined up at Defensive End for the Minnesota Vikings. In 2004, following Wrestlemania XX, current UFC Heavy Weight Champion Brock Lesnar gave pro football a shot. Ever since his wrestling days at the University of Minnesota in the late 90’s, Lesnar had dreamed […]
Topps has wasted no time announcing their initial plans for official Bryce Harper rookie cards and autographs. Get full details on what sets to expect to find Harper in as well as autographs and print runs.
That didn’t take long. Topps unveiled mock-ups of the first Bryce Harper rookie card during his debut against the Dodgers. Check out the card and find out when you can expect Topps to announce their official plans for more official Harper rookie cards.
As the FBI continues to make arrests for fake game-used memorabilia, some of the details are starting to surface. Paul Lesko looks at an interview the FBI had with Brad Wells, a defendant in the case, in which Wells names Donruss, Topps and Upper Deck.
Watch Cardboard Connection editor Ryan Cracknell and TriStar Productions president Jeff Rosenberg as they discuss fake autographs on ESPN’s Mint Condition.
Cardboard Connection Video Host Ivan Lovegren discusses the top Kansas City Royals baseball cards for collectors to keep in their cross hairs.
In Cardboard Connection Video Episode #2, host Ivan Lovegren delves into the Top 10 Babe Ruth Cards and LeBron James Miami Heat Cards and then takes an in depth look at 2014 Topps Chrome Football.
Join Cardboard Connection Video host Ivan Lovegren in Episode 3 as we take an in depth looks at the Top 10 Cards of Superstars Kobe Bryant and Wayne Gretsky and delve into some of the must-buy cards from MLB’s 2014 Award Winners.
Join Cardboard Connection Video host Ivan Lovegren as we look at the Top 10 Peyton Manning Rookie Cards and look back at the late Tony Gwynn’s Top 10 baseball cards of all time as well as speak with Matt Federgreen, one of the foremost vintage card experts in the industry.
Cardboard Connection’s Interview with Dale Murphy in which we talk baseball cards, the Hall of Fame , and much more.
Was 2012 a profitable year for case breakers? brentandbecca takes a detailed look at all 20 MLB products released by Topps in 2012 and breaks down the numbers.
Broadway Joe made his mark on and off the football field and the Hall of Fame quarterback for the New York Jets remains a huge figure in the game. Check out the top Joe Namath cards of all-time in our detailed guide.
Truly a legend who transcended the game, Yogi Berra was a giant on and off the field. Best remembered for his time with the New York Yankees, we look back at ten of the top card options for Yogi Berra.
Travel back to the 1980s with this guide to the decade’s TV show trading cards. Includes set info, analysis, shopping guide, images and more.
Who says collecting Mickey Mantle cards has to be expensive? Here are 10 fantastic cards, most of them vintage, that have sold for $20 or less.
Who says collecting Babe Ruth cards has to be expensive? Here are 10 fantastic and affordable Babe Ruth cards that have sold for $50 or less.
Learn about the most important trading card supplies to store and protect your collection. Includes a breakdown of key items, descriptions and buying guide.
The Cleveland Indians field a really young team, after just calling up Lonnie Chisenhall on June 27 to play third, and Jason Kipnis on July 21 to play second. And one mustn’t forget their future pitching ace, Drew Pomeranz. Although Chisenhall is batting .259 in the majors, he’s young (22) and will improve. Also, while […]
Curious about which NFL jersey is the most popular? Wonder no more, as we detail the top-selling NFL jerseys. The full list includes the top ten jerseys, images, analysis and more.
Before there were cards with pieces of game-used memorabilia embedded in them, before there were variations that sparkled in your eye, even before there were Super Chrome Die-Cut X-Fractor cards, there was the base card–the much maligned, often over-looked, mostly disregarded, common base card. You know, the base card that has proven to be the […]
Looking for a new collecting challenge? Check out our guide on food-issue oddball cards. We look at the history and highlights from several companies, such as Kellogg’s, Post, Hostess and Burger King.
In the second part of our extensive look at oddball baseball cards, Rob Bertrand breaks down some of the retail oddities found at stores like K-Mart, Denny’s, Toy “R” Us and more.
Topps hasn’t always been about traditional baseball cards. In the final installment of our look at oddball baseball cards, we delve deep into Topps’ baseball past to uncover their first inserts, premiums and test issues.
The 2013-14 Exquisite Collection Basketball Signature Kicks inserts are receiving a lot of attention from collectors. Check out our complete guide for a detailed breakdown of the set.
Find out if your favorite baseball team or player has a bobblehead promotion this season with our complete 2012 MLB Bobblehead Giveaway Guide. Includes dates, players, teams and more.
2016 Panini Classics Football mixes old-school and new with a retro design and multiple short print image variations. Spot the 2016 Panini Classics Variations with our detailed gallery and checklist.
2016 Topps Pro Debut Baseball keeps things simple with ten base variations. Know how to spot these short prints using our helpful guide and gallery.
Stay on top of the 2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations with our detailed guide! See a full checklist, image gallery and other info for the flagship short prints.
Chase top prospect image swaps with the 2018 Bowman Draft Baseball Chrome variations. Use our detailed guide to spot all the short prints.
Get prepared for the 2018 Topps Series 2 Variations using our comprehensive guide! Review the full checklist, an image gallery and other info for the flagship MLB short prints.
Following yesterday’s announcement of the final six cards, we take a look at all 60 fan voted cards from Topps’ 60 Greatest Cards of All-Time countdown. We also look at a handful of cards we thought should have made the list. What cards do you think were snubbed?
Immerse yourself in the history of Topps Baseball card backs with our visual guide. Includes images of card backs from every flagship Topps Baseball set from 1951 to 2011.
Immerse yourself in the history of Topps Football card designs with our visual guide. Includes card images from every flagship Topps Football set from 1951 to 2011.
With on-card autographs, four jersey swatches and low numbering, 2011-12 Panini Prime Hockey Prime Rookies are likely to be some of the most popular rookie cards of the year. Get a detailed gallery, checklist, redemption info and buying guide.
Here is everything you need to know about the 2012 Elite Football Rookie Inscriptions autographs. Get a full checklist for the acetate set including color variation numbers, images, team info and a buying guide to shop for individual cards.
Here is everything you need to know about the 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Framed Mini Autographs. Get complete checklists, extensive images and a handy buying guide. Covers both the baseball and non-baseball “Champions” autographs.
Card grading can add value and peace of mind to your collection. Use our practical guide to get the most out of your submissions and pick the best company to grade your cards.
Get a detailed background on Topps Tiffany baseball cards. Get a detailed listing on sets produced between 1984 and 1991. Includes key card listings for every set, a convenient shopping guide, print runs and more.
If you are in the market for a new NBA jersey, check out this guide before you buy. This helpful guide explains the differences between NBA jersey styles, how to identify fakes, and provides a team jersey shopping guide.
In the market for a new football jersey? This detailed guide highlights the differences between NFL jersey styles, what to watch for to avoid fakes and a handy shopping guide arranged by team.
NHL jersey shopping can be a confusing and time-consuming process. Use our helpful guide to make an informed decision and identify the best hockey jersey for your needs.
Trace the evolution of Contenders Football Rookie Ticket Autographs with this visual guide. See every NFL design and the top options from each year of the set.
The National Sports Collectors Convention has long been the hobby’s premier event. But rather than rest on the past, Rick Klein offers some suggestions on how to make the National even better.
Dan Marino was one of the top quarterbacks of the 1980’s and 1990’s and continues to be a hobby favorite. We take a look at ten of the best Dan Marino options available to card collectors.
As several dealers face impending sentencing for selling fake sports memorabilia, including pieces to card companies, a few details from the case emerge.
Hartland figurines have a rich history among sports memorabilia collectors. This detailed guide covers everything you need to know about collecting these statues. Get a comprehensive overview of the company, organized checklist, a list of the most valuable figuines, production numbers and more.
2012 SP Signature Edition Baseball is here and the cards are probably unlike anything you’ve likely seen. For most, especially those who spent almost $300 on a box, the results could be very disappointing.
Twenty 2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Variation short prints are one of the toughest chases in the release. Get a full checklist, info and gallery of the rare cards.
The 1990s saw a huge number of baseball card sets made. While some thrived, others did not. Here are 5 cheap and underrated sets that are not to be missed.
Take a look at some of the amazing jumbo patch cards from 2011 Topps Marquee Baseball Titanic Threads Patches.
The first week of release for 2012-13 Panini Flawless Basketball saw some huge single-card sales. Starting with a $10,000 Kyrie Irving card, see the top 30 single-card eBay sales.
Do you have a bunch of cards and memorabilia cluttering up your house? eBay is offering free sports card and memorabilia listings through the end of December. Find out how you can free up space, save money and make some extra cash.
LeBron James may be one of the most unpopular athletes on the planet, but his dominant showing in the NBA Finals bodes well for the future of his cards and memorabilia.
LaDainian Tomlinson is the reason I got back into collecting sports cards and memorabilia after a lengthy absence. To prove that’s no hyperbole, allow me to back up a step and explain. I grew up in the 1980s collecting cards from all four of the major sports, with the biggest chunk of my collection devoted […]
Take a trip through the history of Topps baseball card designs. See every flagship Topps Baseball design from 1951 through to 2023 in our detailed guide to the evolution of the iconic release.
1957 Topps Baseball card checklist, detailed set analysis, key cards, shopping guide & more. It is one of the most sought after post-war vintage baseball card sets thanks to the inclusion of rookie cards of Frank Robinson, Brooks Robinson, Don Drysdale, Bill Mazeroski, Jim Bunning, and Whitey Herzog. 1957 Topps also features a rock solid lineup of Hall of Famers, including Sandy Koufax, Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente and many more.
Fanatics is acquiring Topps’ sports and entertainment divisions. The sale should allow Fanatics to start making licensed cards immediately.
Fanatics is making big moves in the card world as it looks to take hold of the MLB, NBA and NFL card licenses from Panini and Topps.
Get an in-depth look at all of the 2013 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Autographs with this detailed guide. Includes gallery, checklist, team info, redemption details and more.
Arguably the most dominant pitcher in baseball, Felix Hernandez cards are somewhat overlooked by the hobby. Playing for a struggling team doesn’t help. For now, Felix Hernandez rookie cards could be bargains for savvy collectors. Here’s all you need to know.
National media caught off-guard by extremely well done fictional versions of Nike’s 2012 Pro Combat NFL Uniforms. Recently, the NFL announced that Reebok would be replaced by Nike as official uniform of the NFL.
Debuting in the same season, LeBron James and Exquisite Collection have a bond that continues to excite basketball collectors. Take a look at some of the most popular LeBron James insert lines from the storied product and much more.
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.
Find the perfect gift for the football collector on your list with our hobby box gift guide. We’ve highlighted some of the most popular recent releases and make recommendations at all price points.
If you were to ask me, I would probably tell you that I’m a vintage card collector. I consider vintage collecting to be much more “cool” than set building. Think about it–anyone can walk into a big-box store, buy a bunch of blaster boxes, and call themselves a set builder (which is what I do). […]
Stickers and sports have a long and loving relationship. Emerging social media site, GetGlue, offers collectors several free sports-related stickers for checking in to the things they’re watching or thinking about.
Check out all the 2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations with our detailed guide. Includes side-by-side comparisons of each base and variation card.
Know exactly what to look for with the full guide to 2016 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball Variations. Our detailed guide offers a checklist, image gallery with side-by-side comparison, and more for the base and mini variations.
Expanding from last year, keep track of all the 2016 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Variations in one place. The guide includes codes, a full checklist and an image gallery for each variation.
Complete 2016 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Variations guide. See the full checklist, side-by-side comparisons, gallery and more in our detailed look at the many short print variations.
Curious about the 2017 Topps Heritage Baseball Variations? Look no further! Our detailed guide documents all the options in a full breakdown with a complete list and visual guide.
Don’t let the flagship short prints slip by you! Our 2017 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Guide makes it easy to know what you are looking for with a checklist and image gallery.
With quality images galore, 2018 Topps Stadium Club variations add extra options for key names in the TSC checklist. Be prepared with a full checklist and gallery.
Collect some of the most popular hockey rookie cards of the year with 2019-20 Upper Deck Young Guns. The storied RC line is headlined by Jack Hughes in Series 1 and Kaapo Kakko in Series 2.
Here are a handful of funny trading cards your mom would throw out if she you had them. Sex, drugs and cussing – these cards cover all the bases, even if by accident.
Get a detailed look at all the 2013 Topps Chrome Football Rookie Autographs. Includes checklist, full gallery, team info, redemption details, buying guide and more.
Get a detailed look at all 46 of the non-baseball autograph signers featured in 2013 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball. Highlights include Pele, Lindsey Vonn, Bobby Bowden, Mark Cuban and Henry Rollins.
The 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball autographs checklist includes another eclectic mix of non-baseball signers. Find out about them all and what they’re known for.
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer has one of the most impressive autograph checklists the sport has ever seen. Here’s all you need to know about the autographs including a full checklist, images and more.
Here’s all you need to know about the 2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball promotions and contests including the wrapper redemption, Spring Fever redemptions and Ultimate Chase Ticket.
The autographed presidential memorabilia landscape is vast. It can also get expensive. Get some tips on how to get started collecting a collection that’s impressive and authentic.
McFarlane MLB Sports Picks have a ton of collectible and valuable variants. Know exactly what to look for with this extensive guide that covers Series 1 through 31.
Love him or hate him, Brett Favre was an NFL giant for years and the gunslinging QB remains a popular player in his retirement. View ten of the top Brett Favre cards available in our comprehensive guide.
Hank Aaron is a true MLB legend. He has many baseball cards over the years and we look back at some of the very best for Hammerin’ Hank.
Once again, the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs square off with an NBA title at stake. Several hobby heavyweights are featured in the matchup, as well as plenty of other notable players. View a complete NBA Finals guide to the top rookie card options and much more.
Johnny Unitas was the face of the Baltimore Colts for many years and the Hall of Fame quarterback is one of the most beloved NFL players of all-time. Check out ten of the top Johnny Unitas cards in our detailed guide.
Baseball movies and baseball cards go hand-in-hand. However, there aren’t as many as you think. Here’s a detailed look at baseball films that do have cards.
Curious about the most popular Bowman Chrome autographs? Wonder no more with an assist from our real-time guide to the hottest eBay auctions.
“The Mick” is still the king of cardboard. Get a real-time look at the most-watched Mickey Mantle cards listed on eBay.
Want to know what Yasiel Puig baseball cards are hot? Get a real-time look at the most-watched auctions for Yasiel Puig cards currently listed on eBay.
Find out how you can easily improve your eBay DSR selling sports cards and become a Top-Rated Seller. Includes simple tips and practical advice.
Follow these easy tips to offer fast, safe and reasonably priced shipping selling sports cards on eBay. In return, your customers will be happy and leave five-star feedback ratings.
Veteran case breaker brentandbecca uses 2012 Topps Update Series Baseball as a case study in what is required to be a successful sports card breaker in a challenging and increasingly competitive marketplace.
Learn all about custom jersey frames with this handy guide. Find out how to frame a jersey on your own. We also tell you what to look for if you’re getting your jersey framed by a professional.
Collect free autographs from your favorite players and teams through the mail with our handy guide. Includes detailed instructions, tips and links to mailing addresses for all teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL.
Collectors headed to the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention have a chance to score a bunch of exclusive cards. We’ve got details on all of them, including redemptions and promos from the VIP package.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make custom McFarlane figures of your favorite athletes? Let our practical guide help you from start to finish. Includes easy-to-follow instructions and a detailed supply list with all the things you need to make a professional-looking custom.
As a collector, one of the most daunting undertakings you can face is relocating your precious accumulation of cardboard and memorabilia treasures to a new address. While some of what is detailed below might seem rudimentary, it’s often the simple and obvious details that make the difference between a successful move and a painful headache. […]
Pages and albums are one of the best ways to store and display your collection. But cards come in different sizes. Use this handy guide to pick and buy the best trading card pages for your collection.
Guessing new trading card sets and products can be fun. But there’s information available to the public that can make the search more reliable. In Law of Cards, Paul Lesko describes how to use trademarks and patents to get hints at new products.
Learn how to get started selling sports cards on eBay with our detailed guide. Includes a comprehensive breakdown of steps and practical advice.
Got a ton of extra sports cards cluttering up your house? Want to get trading but don’t have anyone nearby? Why not set up your own trading blog? Here are some practical tips on how you can set up, organize and promote a free trading site.
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.
Few cards in the hobby history carry the same clout as the Michael Jordan rookie card. Counterfeits problems run rampant, but this simple guide helps you tell a real 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan from a fake one.
Find out how to easily spot the 2015 Panini Contenders Draft Football variations without having to pour over images and look for slight changes in body position.
2015 Topps Series 2 Baseball variation spotting made easy. Here’s what to look for and what you need to know about the short prints.
One of the keys to making money on eBay is having a strong description. Follow these practical tips and see higher bids and more sales.
We talk to In the Game President, Dr. Brian Price, about the mainstream media attention and controversy generated by 2011-12 In the Game Enforcers Hockey cards.
The Cardboard Connection’s Jay Ghazaleh sat down with legendary Comic Book and Sketch Card artist Joe Rubenstein to talk about life, art, and the pursuit of Triple D’s.
A lot of big-name autographs have appeared on Iron Man trading cards. See them all with this handy guide that includes extensive details, shopping guide, images and more.
Retail giants like Target are increasingly driving the hobby. Rob Bertrand looks at why this is and offers traditional card shops practical tips on how they can compete and be relevant in today’s hobby.
Sports cards are dying? That’s news to Leaf’s Brian Gray and Panini, both of whom had strong reactions to a March 25, 2012 CBS Sunday Morning story by Armen Keteyian.
For years, brentandbecca has specialized in breaking cases, lots of cases. He’s developed a reputation for offering good prices, fair selection and excellent service. Learn about how he got started in the hobby as a child and grew into being one of the hobby’s movers.
9/27/10 Sports Illustrated cover features Minnesota Twins slugger Jim Thome swinging for the fences at Target Field. Cover features one of the best pictures to ever grace the nearly 60-year old magazine’s cover and pays homage to SI’s first issue.
Joe Namath returned to Broadway on Tuesday, appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman. Namath was lively in the interview that, in part, promoted the Topps Super Bowl Legends promotion.
With Joey Gallo slugging his way through the minors, interest in his early cards is starting to grow. Get a detailed look at his top early cards and more.
A former employee is suing Topps over a John Henry card inserted in 2011 Topps Triple Threads Baseball. Christopher Holmes alleges Topps didn’t get his permission to use his image on the card. Paul Lesko breaks down the details of the initial filing.
Check out our rookie card checklist of reigning American League home run champion Jose Bautista, who is proving that his breakout performance of 2010 was no fluke. Appearing in several sets from Topps in 2002, Bautista didn’t have any autograph rookies, although Bowman’s Best does feature a base card and several parallels with game-used bat […]
Cardboard Connection Video Host Ivan Lovegren discusses the top Kansas City Royals baseball cards for collectors to keep in their cross hairs.
Over its eight-season run, Dexter has been one of TV’s most talked-about shows. Get a detailed look at all of the Dexter autographed trading cards released by Breygent. Includes checklists, images and more.
The real-time card market is in the headlines with 24-hour releases from Topps Now and Panini Instant. Paul Lesko conducts a parody interview that pokes fun at the concept and explores how much further it can be taken with fictional PDQ cards.
In Law of Cards, Paul Lesko continues to dig deeper into the Topps lawsuit against Leaf. In Part 2, he analyzes the trademark portion of the case, looking at possible arguments for both sides.
The judge in the Upper Deck v. Upper Deck International case has simplified matters by throwing out several claims that threatened to complicate the original suit. Paul Lesko has full details, legal analysis and copies of the court documents.
In Law of Cards, Paul Lesko breaks down the legal issues involved in the University of Wisconsin’s attempts to stop an eBay dealer from selling 2010 Bowman Draft Russell Wilson baseball cards.
As the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar v. Upper Deck court case gears up for an April 12 start date, Law of Cards’ Paul Lesko breaks down the latest developments. Includes analysis of court documents and deposition excerpts.
Topps’ response against Leaf’s counterclaims had all the expected denials. However, the case is raising bigger questions about trading cards possibly entering the public domain.
It’s more name-calling and personal allegations in the Upper Deck v. Upper Deck International lawsuit. Paul Lesko provides the latest updates and analysis as UDI’s Nico Blauw tries to keep himself out of the suit.
Panini and The Art of the Game have settled their lawsuit stemming from Kobe Bryant autographs the retailer was selling. Panini, who have exclusive autograph rights for the Lakers superstar, claimed the signatures were fake.
In Law of Cards, Paul Lesko tells us why a sports memorabilia case in Florida could lead to better practices from appraisers.
Details and legal analysis of a long-running trademark case between sports artist Daniel Moore and the University of Alabama. Although the case doesn’t touch directly on the hobby, Paul Lesko looks at how it might impact the future of unlicensed trading cards.
In Law of Cards, Paul Lesko breaks down the Upper Deck family tree to make sense of the UD vs. UD International lawsuit.
The most decorated athlete in Olympics history, we present our list of the top 10 Michael Phelps cards.
Although 2010-11 Panini Dominion Hockey was popular, it had room to improve. We look at how the card maker is creating buzz with just a few simple changes that address collector concerns.
Luis Robert rookie cards are coming on strong. Keep track of the RC lineup with our detailed gallery and checklist.
Ever wonder why there’s no sports card commercials on TV? That wasn’t always the case. Here’s 23 spots with cards dating as far back as the 1960s.
Get a full list of McFarlane Cooperstown Collection figures. Includes a complete checklist, variant details, key figure gallery and more.
McFarlane NFL Legends Sports Picks have several collectible and valuable variants. Know exactly what to look for with this extensive guide that covers Series 1 through 32.
McFarlane NFL Sports Picks have a ton of collectible and valuable variants. Know exactly what to look for with this extensive guide that covers Series 1 through 32.
2011-12 Fleer Retro Basketball has emerged as one of the year’s hottest sets. With Michael Jordan leading the way, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide of all of his cards in the set. Whether you’re chasing or window shopping, this simple visual guide has you covered.
See all Mickey Mantle Topps cards produced between 1952 and 1969. We’ve compiled a complete gallery, including card info and a handy buying guide.
It’s patches, not ink, that headline the initial sales of 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball. Bullion Brand logo patches are particularly hot as we tally the set’s top 10 early eBay sales.
What are the most valuable rookie cards from the 1970s? We’ve analyzed the numbers and are counting down the top 17. Expect surprises.
As men around the world grow Movember mustaches this month to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer, we look at some classic styles immortalized on baseball cards.
Full details on the extremely rare 1960 Fleer Tinker/Martin-Back #80 Cancelled card now available at auction. Includes card info, analysis, buying guide, and more.
Upper Deck is facing yet another lawsuit. This time the NFLPA is seeking nearly $1.5 million for breach of contract. Paul Lesko has the details and the full court documents from the March 16 filing.
Handmade by Amelie Mancini in a church basement, Bizarre Injuries is the most unique baseball card release of 2011. Find out about the cards and the artist who created them.
Collecting Notre Dame’s best football players is easy. Our handy guide breaks down the school’s top players, offering key cards, products and an easy-to-use buying guide.
Tired of wasting time digging through piles of cards, only to find you’ve misplaced what your looking for? Find out how sports card software can make your collection organized and more enjoyable.
Albert Einstein 1952 Look n See, 1967 Leaf Star Trek, 1977 Topps Star Wars, 1969 Man on the Moon, 2009 Topps American Heritage Heroes of Spaceflight Relics, 2001: A Space Odyssey and cards that capture the curiosity of the imagination.
Topps and Panini are among the 12 companies being accused of infringing on a patent for electronic trading cards.
With the NBA season finally set to start, Panini has announced their overhauled lineup of 2011-12 basketball cards, with just two brands returning from last year.
Panini and the NBA have extended their deal that gives the card maker exclusive rights to licensed trading cards and stickers. Get full details, including thoughts from Panini spokesman, Kobe Bryant.
Panini has landed another baseball license, this time with USA Baseball. We’ve got details of the multi-year deal, which gives Panini exclusive rights to make USA Baseball cards. We’ve also got info on the sets Panini is planning to showcase the collegiate, 18U and 15U teams.
The baseball card market just got a jolt with the announcement that Panini has acquired a license with the MLBPA.
Panini is suing Leaf and their president, Brian Gray over Kevin Durant autographs. Panini is trying to stop Leaf from using Durant signatures in upcoming products.
With the high prices game-used jerseys and memorabilia fetch, knowing it’s real is extremely important. Find out about photo-matching and how it is used to authenticate sports memorabilia.
2013 OYO NFL Minifigures shrink down the league’s top stars into small toys. Don’t call them LEGO, each OYO minifigure comes decked out in a team uniform and comes with accessories.
In March, Upper Deck announced a new distribution program. Sounds boring, right? Once you look beyond the legalese, you’ll see that Upper Deck might have just declared war against the Internet. Stick with me for a bit. It’s important because it could affect prices of Upper Deck cards. And I’ll translate the legalese, so don’t […]
Paranoia (par-a-noia), noun; a tendency on the part of an individual or group toward excessive or irrational suspiciousness and distrustfulness of others. Example: You just opened a pack of cards and your worst nightmare is realized, you’ve pulled an insanely awesome card! You become filled with anxiety as your eyes scan the front of the card, […]
One of the most notorious athletes of all-time, Mike Tyson cards also have a strong hobby following. Get a list of his best options, including some of his earliest and most valuable cards.
Even though we’re several months away from his first official NFL cards, Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III cards are soaring. We look at the prices these cards are bringing in as well as look at what’s legit and what’s not.
Still a force in the Octagon, we look at some of the most impressive Ronda Rousey cards to collect. The UFC star remains one of the biggest draws in the sport and her cards are very popular.
After knocking off the Chicago Blackhawks, Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks, the Vancouver Canucks are in the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1994. Ryan Kesler has been the breakout star for the team, notching clutch goals in each of the first three rounds. Selected with the 23rd pick of the 2003 […]
Since 1989, Score Football cards have delivered some of the most comprehensive and reasonably priced sets in the hobby. See every Score Football base card design from 1989 to 2013.
Get a detailed look at the 2013-14 Upper Deck Hockey Young Guns checklist including team info, draft status and more. The loaded list includes Nathan MacKinnon, Nail Yakupov, Tomas Hertl and more.
If you’re a fan of on-card autographs, 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball has a lot of them. See the entire set of basic autographs from the product, which includes both current and retired players.
Curious about the 2014 Bowman Baseball Chrome Prospect Autographs? Find out who the players are, the teams they play for, when they were drafted and more.
As you are undoubtedly aware, the NFL lockout stands ready to ruin not only our fall television watching but football card collecting too. Nevertheless, I believe I have developed a solution that the NFL, NFL Players Association and Topps should consider – 2011 Bowman Lockout. Although I’m intending this as a parody to smile at […]
With the ongoing chaos and rumors of NCAA realignment comes the parody card set 2011 Upper Deck Conference Panic!
In a case that could have huge hobby ramifications, charges have been laid against six men for selling hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of fake game-used sports memorabilia. Trading card companies were apparently among the group’s customers.
Seeded in 2011 Upper Deck Football are 15 stripe, 25 stripe and 100 stripe redemptions. The amount of number of the stripe is the amount of cards of that player you are entitled to. 1991 Wild Card featured the one of the most famous cards of this kind of all-time – the Brett Favre 1000 stripe.
Get ready for Sochi with this comprehensive guide to 2014 Topps US Olympic Team Autographs. Includes a full visual checklist, set info and much more. Signers include Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner and Shani Davis.
Jorge Soler is another in a long line of hot-hitting Chicago Cubs prospects. Take a detailed look at the key Jorge Soler cards available at the time of his MLB debut.
No player has been as hot in the hobby this summer as Mike Trout. We track the top 20 card sales of the rookie phenom over the heart of the 2012 baseball season.
Looking at the hottest prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals system and their key cards.
With the St. Louis Cardinals set to go for their another World Series, here’s a complete rookie card checklist and buying guide for the team’s starting lineup.
Look back at Stan Musial’s career on cards with this visual guide to cards released during the all-time legend’s playing career.
Rick Klein reflects on what drew him back into baseball card collecting. He also makes a case for why the hobby is strong despite many challenges.
The Super Bowl is the biggest stage and the players that come up big in these games tend to receive a considerable hobby boost. We take a look at the best collecting options from each of the remaining teams.
Considered by many to be the greatest running back in NFL history, Walter Payton has long been a collecting favorite. Take a look at some of the best cards for “Sweetness” in our comprehensive guide.
Not only the most extensive baseball card in history, the T206 Honus Wagner is also one of the most controversial. Get a full history and background on this exceptionally famous and rare card.
brentandbecca offers his thoughts and lasting impressions on 2012 Topps Archives Baseball. Includes highlights from his 16-case break and images of his best pulls.
With every dramatic win, Tebowmania grows some more. So do the strange eBay offerings. We’ve put together a list of the 10 stangest Tim Tebow shirts available.
1960 was a great year for football cards as it ushered in a decade where collectors could buy two different football card sets. Two football leagues were now vying for fans across America as the fledging American Football League brought their wide open play to the Gridiron that fall. And two different card manufactures, Topps […]
Quarterback Immortals is the theme that runs throughout 2012 Topps Football. Quarterbacks have also accounted for all of the set’s biggest eBay sales thus far. Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III autographs have been particularly popular.
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 […]
Most collectors have bits and pieces of things they don’t fully enjoy or appreciate. Rick Klein looks beyond the money at the good that comes when we opt to part with these unwanted items.
Busy busting 2011 Bowman Chrome Baseball and wondering what you’ve pulled? Let Bryce Harper and friends take you through this visual guide.
Busy busting 2011 Topps Chrome Football and wondering what you’ve pulled? Let Cam Newton and friends take you through this visual guide.
Whether you’re hitting the road for pleasure or business, there are plenty places for sports collectors to visit and dig deeper into their favorite sports. Get a detailed look at some of the key North American attractions and where they’re found.
The Cardboard Connection is looking to hire several new writers knowledgeable in Sports Cards, Autographs and Memorabilia, Vintage Sports Cards, Prospect Cards, Entertainment Cards, English Premier League Soccer Cards, European Soccer Cards, MLS Cards, Hockey Cards and Digital Trading Cards.
Few players brought as much excitement to the NBA as Julius Erving. We take a look at 10 of his best basketball cards, including images, shopping guide and more.
Fantasy Football Contenders is 1/2 Fantasy Football Preview Magazine, 1/2 Draft Edition, 100% Football Card. FF Contenders if the first product in our weekly “Dream Product” series in which we invent fictional previews for products we wish existed.
The story of Brett Favre’s 321 consecutive game streak told through nearly 20 years of football cards. We focus on cards made between 1992 and 2010 in this retrospective look back at the Silver Fox’s epic journey.
Is $95K for a 2003-04 Exquisite LeBron James rookie card a good investment? Bill Lee thinks so. Here is the full story behind his big purchase.
Everyone’s already got Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III on their hobby radar. Who else should collectors watch in the 2012 NFL Draft? We look at five players who could make a big hobby splash in the months and years ahead.
A rare sneaker collection is being auctioned on eBay this week giving collectors a chance at some of the top sneakers ever produced. Included are several pairs of early Nike Air Jordans.
For all the quirks and surprises emerging from 2012 Upper Deck Football, perhaps none are bigger than the Quarterback Trade Card. We look at the speculation over who it’s for and look at the historical significance behind it.
The 1990 Topps George Bush baseball card is one of the most famous cards of the modern era. Get the story behind the card, how it came to be, and details about the rarity.
There is no shortage of Michael Jordan cards worth admiring. One could spend days pouring through them. Save some time and cut right to the good stuff. Here are 23 of our favorite Michael Jordan cards of all-time.
Browse our comprehensive list of the best Michael Jordan Autographed Cards of all-time.
Want to know the truth behind the Pacific Manny Ramirez corked bat card? A former Pacific Trading Cards employee confirms the story behind the notorious card on Cardboard Connection Radio.
In 1991, Jack Palance won the Oscar for best supporting actor for his role as “Curly” in the movie City Slickers, Jack Morris pitched his way into baseball history in Game 7 of the World Series and a new brand called Stadium Club forever changed the way we look at cards. Get out the screw cases, it’s time to rip open a box of the year 1991!
From Santa suits to dirt to cornstalks and even teddy bears, the memorabilia card landscape is filled with strange pieces. Take a look at some of the weirdest things you can add to your card collection.
Want to sell at a local sports card show but don’t know where to start? This practical guide includes both helpful tips and a convenient list of supplies you’ll need to bring along.
The ongoing court battle between Leaf and Topps escalates with Leaf filing a countersuit yesterday.
Check out the entire set of 2014 Topps Archives Fan Favorites Autographs with this comprehensive gallery. Includes full set details, checklist and more.
Antonio Gates ability to the stretch the field and dominate the red zone forever changed the NFL. In the world of football cards, the Tight End has yet to see a major stretch in terms of card value.
On the heels of busting a pair of nostalgia-driven products, Rick Klein questions why there hasn’t been an iconic base set design for many years. He also offers a potential solution, albeit a radical one in today’s modern hobby.
Which baseball teams have the most popular New Era caps? We count down the ten best-selling baseball caps based on New Era sales. Expect to find a surprise or two along the way.
Find out about the 2013 Bowman Victory Baseball Autographs. The extremely limited cards are prizes from the Bowman Prospect Challenge. Get a checklist, set details and more.
1952 was a turning point in the world of baseball cards. Here’s a look at the ten most valuable and collectible cards from this landmark season.
Count down the most valuable hockey rookie cards of the 1970s. Players includes Wayne Gretzky, Guy Lafleur and Ken Dryden.
We rank the top 10 rookies for the 2011 season based on their hobby potential.
With so many Adrian Peterson rookie cards to choose from, which ones are the best? We count down the running back’s 10 best rookies, providing analysis, images, a shopping guide and much more.
We count down baseball’s best rookie cards from the 1960s. Top cards include the iconic rookie releases for Pete Rose and Nolan Ryan.
We count down baseball’s best rookie cards from the 1980s. Includes analysis, images and links to purchase the rookie cards.
Count down the top basketball rookie cards of the 1970s. Get card info, analysis, images, buying guide and more.
Ever wondered who the hottest players in the baseball card and memorabilia hobby are? Chances are you have. Look around in any large hobby related forum or website (including this one) and chances are you will see at least one player hot list. But as fun as these lists are to read they rely on […]
Cal Ripken Jr. is one of baseball’s good guys. Even in retirement, he remains one of the most collected players in the hobby. Take a look at a few our favorite Cal Ripken Jr. cards to collect.
One of the NBA’s best players, count down the 10 best Carmelo Anthony rookie cards. Includes card details, analysis, a handy buying guide and more.
We count down the 10 best Colin Kaepernick rookie cards to watch and collect.
The top 10 recent eBay sales of Freddie Freeman baseball cards. With Domonic Brown on the mend, the talented 21-year old Braves first baseman’s chances of capturing the 2011 NL Rookie of the Year Award are looking pretty good at the moment.
Looking for some autograph bargains? There’s lots of them out there, particularly if you’re willing to broaden your trading card horizons. We look at 10 under-valued entertainment autograph cards worth considering.
We count down baseball’s 10 best rookie cards from the 1960s. Includes analysis, images and links to purchase. Players include Joe Namath, Mike Ditka and Dick Butkus.
We count down football’s 10 best rookie cards from the 1970s. Includes analysis, images and links to purchase.
We count down football’s 10 best rookie cards from the 1980s. Includes analysis, images and links to purchase.
Regarded as one of the best to lace up his skates, Gordie Howe is a hobby favorite. We take a look at the best Gordie Howe cards to collect.
We count down the 10 best rookie cards from one of hockey’s greatest decades. Which all-time greats make the list? Which ones didn’t make it. Find out here. Includes images, analysis and buying guide.
We count down the best and most important hockey rookie cards released between 2000 and 2009. Players include Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin.
Ichiro is one of the greatest hitters in the history of baseball and his illustrious career spans two continents and multiple decades. While Ichiro’s baseball cards are very popular, his cards from Japan tend to float a little more under the radar. Look back at some of the top Japanese Ichiro cards available.
Look back on the cardboard career of Ken Griffey Jr. with our list of amazing cards that have left a lasting impact on the collecting landscape.
One of the hobby’s most popular players, Larry Birds has tons of different cards available. We weed through them and identify a few of the best options for the Boston Celtics legend.
Magic Johnson was one of the most exciting guards in NBA history and he continues to be one of the most popular options for collectors. Check out some of his best cards to collect.
Marilyn Monroe is one of Hollywood’s biggest icons. Take a look at the top pieces of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia and collectibles including autographs, letters, posters and more.
Look back at some of the best Michael Jordan base cards ever made. Includes 10 of the top MJ base cards from Jordan’s time with the Bulls.
While athletes and celebrities get a lot of the attention in the autograph world, political signatures are also popular. Here are 10 of the top autographs from the world of politics.
Patrick Ewing is one of the best players in NBA history and a legend for the Knicks. Check out a few of the best cards to collect for Ewing from his Hall of Fame career.
Roberto Clemente set the standard for how players should conduct themselves on and off the field for the Pittsburgh Pirates. This top list includes some of the best and most valuable baseball cards from his Hall of Fame playing days.
Tim Duncan is one of the greatest big men in the history of the game and his long career featured regular Hall of Fame production. Check out some of the best Tim Duncan cards ever made in our detailed guide.
Tim Howard has become a staple of American soccer and his EPL play with Everton and Manchester United has exposed him to another segment of soccer collecting. Take a look at ten of the best Tim Howard cards available with our helpful guide.
Every year, Topps Chrome Football Rookie Autographs are some of the hobby’s most popular cards. Count down the 10 best released between 2006 and 2013.
What are the best rookie cards in the history of Upper Deck Exquisite Basketball? We count down the very best names.
We count down the 10 most valuable Upper Deck Hockey Young Guns rookie cards. Who tops the list?
1954 is a year defined by key rookies, regional releases and a continued heavyweight battle at the top of the hobby. View ten top vintage options from the baseball collecting year in our detailed guide.
1955 proved to be a stormy year for baseball cards as the battle between Topps and Bowman finally came to an end. This top list takes a comprehensive look at the 1955 sets from the notable baseball card companies and identifies the best of the best.
1956 saw Topps become the unquestioned leader in the hobby and also marked the return of Mickey Mantle and Roy Campanella to Topps cards. This top list examines the ten of the best 1956 baseball cards produced and also dives into the state of baseball cards during the year.
With so many vintage Joe DiMaggio cards to choose from which ones are the best? We look at 10 of the Yankee Clipper’s very best.
Look back on the cardboard career of Willie Mays with our list of ten amazing cards that have left a lasting impact on the hobby.
Jackie Robinson is a baseball legend and he paved the way for many. Reflect on his amazing career with a detailed look at the top vintage Jackie Robinson cards of all-time.
The first star of the NBA, George Mikan was also an early giant for basketball collectors. Check out 15 of his top cards in our detailed guide, including vintage releases and autographs.
We count down basketball’s 15 best rookie cards from the 1980s. Includes analysis, images and links to purchase.
The 1990s saw tons of Hall of Fame-caliber rookie cards pass through the hobby. Here are a few must-have baseball rookie cards from the era that will last the test of time.
The 1990s might not have the same NBA rookie power as the 1980s, but there are some great rookie cards to be found. We take a look at the top rookie cards from this exciting decade of basketball.
The 1990s were a transformative period for football collectors, but the many rookie cards still offer some of the top overall options. Join us as we look at the 15 most valuable football rookie cards from the decade.
Revisit 1992, one of the best years of the Junk Wax Era. The top 1992 baseball cards ultimately had a huge influence on the modern card scene.
Not all Hall of Fame rookie cards cost a fortune. We look at the top 20 budget HOF football rookie cards from the 1980s.
Look back on the cardboard career of Frank Thomas with some of hi most amazing cards that have left a lasting impact on the hobby.
With no shortage of classic Michael Jordan cards to choose from, enjoy some of his best inserts from the 1980s and 1990s.
Cards don’t need to cost a fortune to be collectable. Check out 10 star NBA rookie cards for collectors on a budget. The list features NBA rookies from 2000-01 to 2009-10 products.
The 2000s helped supply the NFL with many of the top stars currently in the league. Check out the top ten football rookie cards from 2000 to 2009 in our detailed guide.
We look at some of the top 2011-12 NHL rookies to collect. Includes pricing analysis of early rookie cards for such players as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Craig Smith, Gabriel Landeskog and Adam Larsson.
The World Cup is about team success, but the many elite players offer collectors a showcase of soccer talent. Take a look at the best options from the 2014 World Cup, including the top teams and players to collect.
Led by Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and Tyler Herro, the 2019-20 basketball rookie class looks strong and collectors have certainly taken notice. Keep tabs on key options and the hottest auctions in our guide.
Check out the top NFL rookies to collect for 2020 along with a real-time hot list featuring the most-watched 2020 football rookie cards.
Kobe Bryant is one of the biggest names in modern collecting and he has been featured on thousands of cards. We take a look at some of the best cards out there for the Black Mamba, including cards from his rookie year, popular 1990s inserts and top autographs.
Count down the top rookie cards football had to offer in the 1950s. Names include Bart Starr, Jim Brown, Johnny Unitas and more.
eTopps might not be making any new cards. The program as a whole is all but dead. But that doesn’t mean that all the cards are worthless. Here are the 50 most valuable eTopps cards that have survived the program’s implosion.
A rare talent even among professional athletes, few can match Barry Sanders on the field or in the hobby. Check out 15 of his top cards in our detailed guide.
Bowman Chrome is one of the most popular brands in the modern hobby. We count down some of the best Bowman Chrome Baseball cards of all-time.
The NBA scene during the 1970s was big and loud, but many Hall of Fame rookie cards can be found for cheap. View the top 15 HOF rookie cards under $50 with our helpful guide.
Fresh off the podium, the top 2013 NFL draft picks have plenty of football cards to collect already. Get top-card highlights of all the first round picks and shop for their cards now. You can also shop for all second round picks.
Charles Barkley is one of the most popular basketball players in NBA history and a Hall of Famer. Check out some of the best Charles Barkley cards of all-time
One of the last dynasties in professional sports, the Chicago Bulls are largely remembered for their dominance in the 1990s. However, the team has seen success in many decades and offers collectors an appealing mix of top rookie card options.
A preferred option for fans and collectors, the Dallas Cowboys are one of the most popular teams in the wide world of spots. Join us as we count down the top modern and vintage rookie cards for the Cowboys.
Even in retirement, Dwyane Wade rookie autograph cards remain very popular. Check out his key autographed cards from early in his NBA career with the Miami Heat.
The face of boxing for many years, Floyd Mayweather is one of the biggest athletes in the world. While card options are limited, there are several popular boxing cards available for “Money” Mayweather.
George Springer is a big part of Houston’s plans for a winning future. Find out about his top cards available prior to his MLB debut.
Few teams command the collecting respect given to the Green Bay Packers. We count down the top modern and vintage Packers rookie cards of all-time.
With his clutch play and continued association with the NFL, John Elway is one of the most popular NFL quarterbacks. Take a look best cards for the former Denver Broncos great.
Despite a flourishing career, Jordan Spieth golf cards are still moving slowly. However, several choices are available now and we break them down.
Mac Jones has emerged as the top rookie in the 2021 class and his NFL rookie cards are taking off.
Michael Jordan is a player that transcends basketball and sports into mainstream recognition. Not just limited to the obvious basketball cards and autographs, a whole world of Michael Jordan collectibles exist and this list aims to identify the top ten.
While memorabilia cards have seen their interest drop in recent years, Michael Jordan game-used cards still command the respect of the hobby. We take a look at some of the best Michael Jordan game-used cards of all-time as well as top budget options.
Marking the final stages of his career, Michael Jordan Washington Wizards memorabilia cards present an alternate collecting option for His Airness. Check our ten of the top MJ game-used WIzards cards in our comprehensive guide.
There is not much that can touch Mike Trout cards at auction these days. Check out his top-selling baseball cards of the year.
The Hall of Fame is the peak of sporting recognition, but it does not have to mean that the player’s rookie cards are unaffordable. With that in mind, we take a look at 20 budget rookie cards for Basketball HOF players after 1980.
No matter whether you remember him as a boxing icon or a brash, pop culture machine, Muhammad Ali was a true legend. Revisit his amazing career through some of his top boxing cards.
One of the top collecting options of the modern era, the New England Patriots also boast a strong vintage selection. View a detailed look at both eras of rookie card collecting for the Patriots in our comprehensive guide.
A popular choice for both vintage and modern collectors, Roger Staubach has a loyal following in the hobby based on his Hall of Fame career with the Dallas Cowboys. Check out some of his top football card options in our detailed guide.
One of the top modern NBA franchises, the San Antonio Spurs offer collectors a good supply of top rookie cards and plenty of great budget options. Check out the best Spurs rookie cards of all-time in our detailed guide.
As one of the top franchises in NFL history, the San Francisco 49ers present collectors a wide mix of top options. Join us as we count down the best modern and vintage San Francisco 49ers rookie cards of all-time.
As one of the best teams of the last few years, collecting interest is building across the board for the Seattle Seahawks. We take at look at the team’s top rookie cards of all-time in our detailed guide.
Get a list of the top-selling sports card and entertainment boxes based on the quantity of completed eBay sales from March 8 to March 14. The best-selling box is 2023 Topps Series 1 Baseball.
High-end sports card sales are still making news in the hobby. Check out the top sports card sales ever made.
What are the top autograph cards in Star Wars history? Check them out as we count down some of the very best.
Not surprisingly, 2011 Playoff Prime Cuts Baseball is prove to be a high-risk, high-reward type of product. We break down the top-selling cards based on opening-week eBay sales.
The code entering phase of Topps’ Diamond Giveaway promotion officially begins. Each Diamond Giveaway code card unlocks one 1952-2009 Topps card and gives collectors one “dig point”, which is used to search for buried prizes on a virtual baseball field. Code cards are seeded in packs of 2011 Topps Series 1 Baseball.
The Topps Golden Giveaway site is live and ready for your codes. We break down the details of the program, how to redeem codes and look at some of the available prizes.
Topps player contracts give collectors an opportunity to get a small piece of real hobby history connected to their favorite player or team. Take a look at these unique collectibles and see what makes them so cool.
2015 Topps Tribute Baseball is being recalled by the manufacturer due to widespread autograph defects. Topps has released details on how to return unopened product as well as exchanging damaged autographs.
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.
Every year, the San Diego Comic-Con has tons of exclusive trading cards. We’ve compiled a list of cards and trading card promos offered at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con.
In Law of Cards, Paul Lesko looks at how increasingly vague disclaimers on the backs of memorabilia cards may be harming the hobby. He also offers suggestions on how this can be fixed.
2014 Upper Deck Football College Tribute Patch Cards recreate some of the biggest traditions, trophies, stadiums and statues in college football. See the complete set and more with this handy guide.
2012-13 Panini Prime Hockey Prime Colors are some of the most impressive memorabilia cards in the hobby today. Learn about this beautiful set and see a massive gallery of nearly 60 cards.
The 2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospect Autographs checklist includes almost all of the first round picks from the 2014 MLB Draft. Get a detailed look at all the cards including a gallery, player info, team-by-team breakdown and more.
How can you go wrong with budding baseball stars and chromium? Enter the growing 2017 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autographs gallery and checklist.
Collect some of the hottest MLB names with the 2020 Bowman Chrome Autographs Guide, which includes all set and team checklists.
Keep track of the hottest MLB names with the 2021 Bowman Chrome Autographs Guide. The ongoing series provides set and team checklists featuring 2021 Bowman Chrome prospect autographs, as well as a real-time most-watched auction hot list.
Keep track of the hottest MLB names with the 2022 Bowman Chrome Autographs Guide. The ongoing series provides set and team checklists featuring 2022 Bowman Chrome prospect autographs, as well as a real-time most-watched auction hot list.
In the market for a Babe Ruth autograph? He’s one of the most desirable signatures in the world. Babe Ruth is also one of the most forged. Know what to look for and get a detailed look at the most expensive Babe Ruth memorabilia of all-time.
Bruce Lee was a martial arts star that became a pop culture icon. View the top Bruce Lee collectible and memorabilia options, including autographs, figures, comics, cards and more.
Game Thrones has captivated audiences since the very beginning and a large market has built to supply collectors with GoT collectibles and merchandise. We look at some of the most popular Game of Thrones options available, including images and a buying guide.
Michael Jordan golf cards are not the first collectibles that comes to mind for the superstar, but they have become popular with many collectors. Here are some of the top MJ golf card highlights.
There is no debating the importance of the 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie card, but there are quite a few other early MJ cards that are also worthy of recognition. We take a detailed look at the top Michael Jordan cards of the 1980s.
Review the ultimate reference for every Mike Trout autograph card released between 2009 and 2012. Includes a full checklist, parallel info, tons of images and a buying guide.
For over a decade, The Walking Dead has been a cultural phenomenon which has inspired countless products and collectibles. This guide compiles the more prominent and collectible of the bunch in one tidy place.
LeBron James is an NBA superstar and the LeBron James rookie cards are legendary in the hobby. Check out the full RC checklist, gallery and hot list.
Looking for a thoughtful gift for a New York Yankees fan in your life? Check out our gift guide for New York Yankees collectors and super fans.
With a lot of cards selling at less than ten percent of their book value, it’s nice to come across a set that has held its value and even exceeds published values regularly. My undervalued set of the month is 1995 Action Packed Hall of Fame Basketball Autographs. Originally available through redemption, this set consists […]
Upper Deck has brought a countersuit against Upper Deck International. The dueling lawsuits show a battle for company control and bring to light allegations of greed and even substance abuse.
Held back by bankruptcy proceeding, Upper Deck International has filed for a six-month stay in its case with the US-based Upper Deck. Paul Lesko outlines why this could lead to an early end to this heated court battle.
In what is possibly the strangest lawsuit to hit the hobby, Upper Deck is suing itself. Upper Deck International is taking legal action against Upper Deck in connection with the counterfeiting of Yu-Gi-Oh cards.
Upper Deck president Richard McWilliam allegedly showed up drunk for a deposition in Upper Deck’s case with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Paul Lesko breaks down what happened and the possible ramifications.
Just when you thought Upper Deck vs. Upper Deck International couldn’t get any more bizarre, it has. The wife of UDI CEO Nico Blauw has been brought into the fight.
Discover how social media can help you buy and sell cards as well as interact with collectors all over the world. Our guide includes practical tips and links to the most popular social media options available to sports card and memorabilia collectors.
Determining the value of your sports card collection card be difficult if you don’t know where to start. This simple guide outlines many of the available tools and price guides available to collectors to help them find a realistic range for their cards.
Led by Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, view all the 2015-16 Upper Deck Hockey Young Guns in our detailed guide. Includes a full image gallery, checklist, team info and more for the UD Series 1 and Series 2 Young Guns.
Take a journey through Willie Mays’ career through baseball cards. See all the base set Bowman and Topps Willie Mays cards released between 1951 and 1974.
Although Topps was a big player in the vintage football market, several other brands are popular. This guide covers all non-Topps vintage football wrappers, including Philadelphia, Fleer, Leaf, Bowman and Sport Kings.
Trace 60 years of Topps Baseball wrapper history with our comprehensive visual guide. Includes a wrapper sample from every year from 1951 to 2011.
Follow the early days of Topps football with our wrapper history and comprehensive visual guide. Includes a wrapper sample for every year from 1955 to 1980.
The Washington Nationals are in the postseason for the first time since relocating from Montreal. Get complete rookie card checklists for all of their starting players, including Bryce Harper.
The list of most popular NBA jerseys has been announced and Derrick Rose is on top. Get a complete list & buying guide for the top-selling NBA jerseys, as well as the most popular players since 2001.
We track the top 15 2012 Bowman Baseball opening week eBay sales. Superfractors, low-numbered Refractor parallels and any cards with Yu Darvish have been hot. In total, 11 cards sold for more than $1,000 during the first seven days of the set’s official release.
Andrew Luck has emerged as the hottest player in football entering the 2012 season. The rookie quarterback dominates the list of top 2012 Topps Finest eBay sales, significantly outpacing fellow rookie, Robert Griffin III.
What can case breakers expect from early 2013 Topps baseball card products? This in-depth guide includes a look at what’s new, what’s changed and what’s been dropped from products scheduled for release during the first half of the 2013 season.
Pre-selling sports cards can be tricky. Learn some important tips on what to do and what to avoid with our comprehensive insider’s guide.
Mountains of unwanted sports card commons is a problem facing many collectors. Here are some simple, practical ways you can avoid a hoarding situation and free up space in your home.
As usual, 2013 Topps Heritage includes a handful of error variations. We look back to 1964 Topps Baseball to predict what these might be and point you in the direction of what to search for.
brentandbecca breaks down what collectors and breakers can expect from 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball. Includes an in-depth analysis of what’s returning and what’s new as the brand enters its second year.
We track the top 15 early 2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball eBay sales. Bryce Harper and Yu Darvish dominate with several low-numbered autographs and parallels.
We track the top 15 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball opening week eBay sales. Autographs and Rip Cards dominate the list. Hot players include Ken Griffey Jr, Mike Trout and Sandy Koufax.
Get a real-time look at the 50 most-watched 2013 Bowman Inception Baseball cards and see what’s hot in the all-autograph release.
Want to know what’s hot in 2013 Topps Museum Collection Baseball? See a list of the set’s top early sales as well as a real-time look at the auctions currently generating the most buzz.
Find out what’s drawing the most interest in 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter with out real-time hot list of the most-watched cards currently up for auction on eBay.
With Ferris Bueller, the Soup Nazi and musical dogs threatening to take some of the spotlight from the big game, we look at some of the 2012 Super Bowl commercials with trading card connections.
Plenty of baseball’s top 2013 draft picks already have a presence in the hobby. We break down the first round of the draft and highlight some of the baseball cards already available.
In Law of Cards, Paul Lesko helps you figure out which trading cards are in the public domain and why some are not.
Fresh off his call-up to the Baltimore Orioles, we look at 5 of the best Dylan Bundy baseball cards currently on the market.
If the last part of this decade in sports cards can be defined by a single trend, it’s sports leagues signing exclusive deals with trading card manufacturers. The NHL was first, deciding to go solely with Upper Deck coming out of its 2004-05 lockout season. A more surprising announcement came this January when the NBA followed suit. […]
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Win a rare Steve Jobs Entrepreneur Heroes trading card and more by entering The Cardboard Connection’s latest contest.
Prices of Yasiel Puig baseball cards have soared during his amazing first week with the Los Angeles Dodgers. See just how much as we break down sales of several key cards in the weeks leading up to his call-up and after one week in the majors.