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2010 Bowman Sterling Football Review

Jan 04, 2011 |

The latest rendition of Bowman Sterling takes a few steps backward in card design from 2009, but as a whole Sterling is an intriguing product due to it’s brilliant base set composition and 19-hits per box. Bowman Sterling is the one Topps football product I always feel is a few adjustments away from football card immortality, unfortunately that dream will have to wait until 2011.

Topps Creates Exclusive Football Cards For Under Armour All-American Game

Jan 04, 2011 |

First 5,000 fans attending the 2011 Under Armour All-American Game on January 5th at Tropicana Field will receive 3 free Topps football cards featuring one of 92 different All-Americans.

Cardboard Connection’s Best of 2010: Unspectacular Football Memorabilia Hall of Fame

Jan 03, 2011 |

Cardboard Connection’s “Best of 2010” features some of the site’s most popular articles from the year that was. On May 12th, 2010 we inducted the first ever class into the “Unspectacular Football Memorabilia Hall of Fame”. Inaugural class was filled with unextraordinary gentleman, cards, collectibles, newspapers and a Coach Childress rookie year 10×8 Auto!

The 2010 Kings of Cardboard: Rookies and Prospects

Jan 03, 2011 |

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 […]

2010-11 Absolute Memorabilia Basketball

Dec 31, 2010 |

2010-11 Absolute Memorabilia returns to the hobby hardwood this March, bringing with it a plethora of autographs and hearty patches featuring players like John Wall, “The Durantula”, “The Black Mamba”, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and other stars past present and future. Each 4-pack hobby box of Absolute will deliver 4 hits, 4 inserts and 1 numbered retired great.

2010 Topps Magic Football Review

Dec 31, 2010 |

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.

LeBron, Saints, Vuvuzela, Highlight eBay’s 2010 Top Shopped Report

Dec 29, 2010 |

Star of the decision LeBron James, Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints, the World Cup’s infamous eardrum destroyer known as the Vuvuzela, Apple’s iPhone 4 and iPad and the ever-popular Beatles highlight 2010’s most sought after items on eBay.

2011 AFC and NFC Pro Bowl Rosters Announced

Dec 28, 2010 |

Tom Brady, Ray Lewis, Michael Vick, Adrian Peterson, Devin McCourty, Calvin Johnson, Ndamukong Suh, Brian Urlacher, Clay Matthews highlight the 2011 Pro Bowl roster which was announced earlier today by the NFL.

Nike Releases Kobe, LeBron and Durant’s Christmas Day Shoes

Dec 27, 2010 |

Black Mamba, Durantula and King James’ limited edition Christmas day Nike Shoes go on sale to the public. Those for a taste for all things flashy will no doubt like the latest shoes from Nike’s big three spokesman. For those who like safe things, these shoes are probably far too overtop.

2010 Topps Sideline

Dec 27, 2010 |

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”.

2010-11 Pinnacle Hockey

Dec 25, 2010 |

One of the 90’s most beloved brands makes it’s triumphant return to the hobby this April. 2010-11 Pinnacle Hockey promises plenty of old favorites such as Team Pinnacle inserts as well as some intriguing new additions including autographed and memorabilia cards. Each hobby box of 2010-11 Pinnacle will carry a box price of around $80-$90 and delivers 4 hits, 4 Ice Breakers Rookie Cards, 4 Museum Collection Parallels, 1 Artist’s Proof Parallel and 1 Tough Times Insert Card.

2010 Leaf Cut Signature Sports Icons Update: The Search For Shoeless Joe

Dec 25, 2010 |

Let the search for Shoeless Joe Jackson begin! 2011 Leaf Cut Signature Sports Icons Update delivers 2 cut signatures and 1 Joe Jackson card in every $150-$200 hobby box. Four lucky collectors will pull a “Four Leaf Clover” card, with one winning a Shoeless Joe Jackson cut signature worth an estimated $70,000 at the 2011 National Convention!

Upper Deck Curve Sports Memorabilia Display Guide

Dec 24, 2010 |

Upper Deck Authenticated’s curve display for sports memorabilia offers collectors a fresh, new take on the concept of displaying autographed baseballs, basketballs, footballs and hockey pucks. Sports collectors have the option of purchasing a pre-furnished curve or can buy a blank curve to create their own one of kind presentation.

2010 Triple Threads Football Review

Dec 17, 2010 |

2010 Triple Threads Football is a really, really good product that falls a few shortcomings shy of being great. Per usual, the card themes are excellent and the is checklist extremely intriguing. If you’ve enjoyed Triple Threads Football in year’s past, there’s no reason you shouldn’t enjoy the 2010 version. To those who have never bought a box before, I would say that collectors of past legends and current stars would enjoy the product far more than 2010 rookie class collectors

2010 Topps and Bowman Superfractor Super Show

Dec 17, 2010 |

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!

Outer Space Trading Card Guide

Dec 16, 2010 |

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.

2011 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball

Dec 15, 2010 |

Gypsy Queen Baseball is a first year baseball card offering modeled after the 1887 N174 set with the same name. From early pictures and details, Gypsy Queen is built in the mold of Topps’ franchise flashback product Allen & Ginter, rather than other old tyme offerings like Heritage and T206. 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen is set to hit hobby store shelves in late April of next year featuring 4 hits and plenty of oddities per 24-pack hobby box.

2010 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Review

Dec 15, 2010 |

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.