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Sleeper Rookie Cards: Five 2009 Second Day NFL Draft Picks to Watch

Aug 31, 2009 |

All fantasy football players are familiar with the concept of a sleeper: the guy who can be drafted late and still be a valuable contributor under the right circumstances. Finding one or two can make the difference between a decent team and a championship squad. There are sleepers in the world of football cards too, […]

Card Companies Use Different Methods to Produce First Brett Favre Vikings Cards

Aug 25, 2009 |

It’s going to take a little time to get used to seeing Brett Favre in purple. Though he made his first appearance in a Minnesota Vikings uniform on August 21, football card collectors will have a longer wait to see him that way on cardboard – but not too much longer. Topps, Upper Deck and […]

2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods e-Volve Auto Rookie Card

Aug 20, 2009 |

Tiger Woods rookie cards and autographs are among the most sought after modern day sports cards. The 2001 Upper Deck Golf Tiger Woods e-Volve Autographed Rookie Card #TW-ES Serial Numbered #/100 is among the best of the bunch: This is a true Tiger Woods 2001 Upper Deck rookie card that features an on-card autograph from […]

Bark In The Park

Aug 19, 2009 |

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 […]

Why Sports Card Exclusives Aren’t the End of the World

Aug 12, 2009 |

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. […]

Michael Jordan’s Popularity Soars Among Collectors as he Prepares to Enter the Hall

Aug 10, 2009 |

It’s hard to believe that Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest NBA player of all time, has been in retirement long enough to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame next month. It doesn’t feel like Jordan’s been gone long enough to be enshrined because he’s still so visible. Turn on a television […]

Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2009 a Relative Bargain for Collectors

Aug 10, 2009 |

The brand new batch of Hall of Famers inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this past weekend includes several gentlemen with impressive credentials. The NFL’s all-time sack leader (Bruce Smith), it’s single-game sack king (Derrick Thomas), a former world’s fastest man (Bob Hayes), and arguably the greatest cornerback ever to roam the gridiron […]

Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt Weighs in on Autograph Collecting

Aug 10, 2009 |

Its been said that the first three-quarters of the 20th Century were the golden age for collecting autographs. Back then it was still possible to get a signature from a famous athlete in person, without paying a fee for the privilege, and even feel a bit of a bond with the man holding the pen. […]

Arena Football League Leaves Behind Cards as Part of its Legacy

Aug 07, 2009 |

It was only a few years ago that the Arena Football League was one of the hottest properties in sports. With its games televised on NBC and ESPN and celebrities like John Elway and Jon Bon Jovi as owners, some media outlets earlier in the decade speculated openly about whether the AFL, and not the […]

Topps Signs Exclusive Trading Card Agreement With Major League Baseball

Aug 06, 2009 |

The Topps Company landed a decisive blow against Upper Deck  earlier this week by signing an agreement with Major League Baseball that will give them exclusive rights to produce MLB baseball cards. The multi-year deal, which is expected to be officially announced later today, will take effect once the 2010 MLB Season begins next year. […]

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

Aug 05, 2009 |

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

2009 Topps Football

Aug 03, 2009 |

2009 Topps Football Release Date: Now Available Hits Per Box: 1 (Hobby), 3 (HTA Jumbo) Box Configuration: 36 Packs Per Box / 10 Cards Per Pack (Hobby), 10 Packs / 50 Cards Per Pack (HTA Jumbo) Product Information 2009 Topps Football features a checklist of 110 Rookies from this year’s NFL Draft Class. This is […]

Celebrating New MLB Hall of Famers Rickey Henderson, Jim Rice, and Joe Gordon

Jul 30, 2009 |

The Baseball Hall of Fame has inducted its most recent class, and the two men elected for 2009 (along with Veterans’ selection Joe Gordon) took very different paths. All-time basestealing king and feared leadoff hitter Rickey Henderson made it in on his first try, while Red Sox power hitter Jim Rice had to wait until […]

Ohio Woman Shows Off Father’s Collection of Vintage Photos of Baseball Legends

Jul 30, 2009 |

Imagine having high quality photographs of some of the greatest players in Major League Baseball history, names like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Rogers Hornsby and Jimmie Foxx. For good measure, let’s say some of them are autographed as well. Ohio native Julia Whitaker doesn’t have to daydream about a collection like that, because it’s exactly […]

Mark Buehrle Cards, Collectibles for All Kinds of Budgets

Jul 28, 2009 |

The most common and affordable way to start a Mark Buehrle collection would be with his rookie cards, which come from products released in 2000.

2009 Donruss Gridiron Gear Football

Jul 24, 2009 |

2009 Donruss Gridiron Gear Football card set information, product reviews, and price comparisons.

Interview with Joe Rubinstein

Jul 24, 2009 |

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.

2009 Topps Series 2 Baseball Set Checklist

Jun 26, 2009 |

2009 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base Set Checklist (331-660) Card# Player Name Team Other Info 331 Luke Scott Baltimore Orioles 332 Chone Figgins Angels 333 Jeremy Sowers/Aaron Laffey Cleveland Indians 334 Blake DeWitt Los Angeles Dodgers 335 Chris Young Arizona Diamondbacks 336 Jordan Schafer Atlanta Braves Rookie Card 337 Bobby Jenks Chicago White Sox 338 […]