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2010-11 NBA Regular-Season Awards

May 13, 2011 |

The NBA recently announced its individual regular-season awards and there were very few, if any, surprises in the bunch. The thing that remains uncertain will be whether these awards will have any affect on card or memorabilia values going forward. The Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award went to Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls. The […]

Joe Mauer Rookie Card Checklist

May 12, 2011 |

Joe Mauer Rookie Card Checklist. From his 2002 Bowman’s Best Auto Rookie to the mysterious 2002 Bowman Chrome #316 Facsimile Auto, there are plenty of great cards for the Mauer collector to chase.

2010-11 Panini NBA Season Update Basketball

May 06, 2011 |

2010-11 Panini NBA Season Update is a budget friendly basketball that will introduce two unique new insert sets to last year’s popular lineup of subsets. The new additions, All Stars and Green Week, will include pieces of game used memorabilia from the 2010 and 2011 NBA All-Star Games and 2009-11 Green Weeks.

Steven Stamkos Rookie Card Checklist

May 04, 2011 |

Printable Steven Stamkos RC checklist complete with statistical breakdown of total rookies, rookie auto’s, numbered rookies, and more! From The Cup to Ultimate Collection, we cover every true 2008-09 Stamkos Rookie Card in existence.

Former Phoenix Suns Trainer Trades Memorabilia Collection for 1950 Mercury

May 04, 2011 |

Joe Proski, the original athletic trainer for the Phoenix Suns, has a love for sports memorabilia that is only rivaled by his love of collector cars. Joe grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and like most residents of Green Bay he is a life long Packers fan. His father worked for the Packers and was […]

Top 10 Best Selling Baseball Players on eBay

May 03, 2011 |

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 […]

Wayne Gretzky PSA 10 Rookie Card Sets New Record

May 02, 2011 |

UPDATE 5/2/11 Wayne Gretzky’s PSA 10 O-Pee-Chee rookie card sold for $94,163 on Sunday. SCP Auctions claims that this is the most a hockey card single has ever sold for. Check out our full Wayne Gretzky Hockey Cards Profile. The Laguna Niguel Auction house and SCP Auctions Inc. are hosting a sports memorabilia silent auction […]

Sports Card Box Breaking Dictionary

Apr 29, 2011 |

From blaster boxes to rack packs, we explain some of the terminology used in the world of trading cards. In order to assist in the explanation, we enlisted the services of Cardboard Connection’s favorite rip-aholic Cornelius, who recently ripped his seventh case of 2010 Topps Unrivaled Football.

Bowman AFLAC Baseball Card Buying Guide

Apr 29, 2011 |

The AFLAC auto is among the most confusing purchases a collector will ever encounter, especially if the AFLAC auto was seeded in a pre-2009 Bowman product. I’ts important to do your homework before purchasing any AFLAC autograph, we give you some of the keys to making a safe purchase.

2010-11 Panini Classics Basketball Review

Apr 22, 2011 |

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.

2011 Topps Tribute Baseball Review

Apr 21, 2011 |

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.

Sleeper Football Cards: 2011 Upper Deck Football Stripe Redemptions

Apr 20, 2011 |

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.

2011 TriStar Signa Cuts Football

Apr 20, 2011 |

TriStar Signa-Cuts Football offers football fans a chance to collect rare cut signatures from past and present legends of the gridiron. Each box delivers one encased cut signature numbered to 25 or less. Highlights of the checklist include Jerry Rice, Jim Thorpe and Bart Starr. 2011 TriStar Signa-Cuts is scheduled to hit hobby shop shelves on May 18th, 2011.

2011 Upper Deck Football Review

Apr 19, 2011 |

2011 Upper Deck Football marks the beginning of a new era in pre-draft football card offerings. It also marks the first base Upper Deck Football product since the 2009. The product’s rookie autographs also have a chance at doing something once thought impossible for a pre-draft product – retain value.

2011 SP Legendary Cuts Baseball

Apr 14, 2011 |

Upper Deck’s legendary cut signature product returns to the hobby this June, featuring a slimmed down checklist that cuts straight to the hits. The checklist is highlighted by legendary leaders from yesteryear including George Washington, JFK, Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan. Each $200-$250 box of 2011 SP Legendary Cuts will deliver one Cut Signature.

Bonds Guilty Verdict Gives MLB Perfect Chance to Restore Hank’s Record

Apr 13, 2011 |

Earlier today, Barry Bonds was found guilty of misleading and evading testimony in a 2003 steroid probe. The verdict means that baseball’s single season and all-time home run leader is now a convicted felon.

Rose Becomes First Bulls Star to Appear On Sports Illustrated Cover Since Jordan

Apr 13, 2011 |

Derrick Rose to appear on April 18th cover of Sports Illustrated, becoming the first Chicago Bulls player to appear on an SI cover since Michael Jordan in 1999. Jordan appeared on a grand total of 49 SI covers during his career.

Card Grading: Finding the Right Company To Grade Your Sports Cards

Apr 12, 2011 |

From BGS to PSA to SCG, we look at the best card grading company for each card in your collection. Although it’s tempting to get every card graded by the same company, that isn’t always the best route to take in terms of both short and long-term value.