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One of the all-time great sets in the hobby, 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Baseball helped inspire one of the modern hobby’s most popular brands. Besides baseball players, the classic set also has athletes from other sports.
1888 N29 Allen & Ginter marked the second time the tobacco maker released a set of world champions trading cards. The 50-card multi-sport set includes six baseball players.
The first-ever set of football cards, 1894 Mayo Cut Plug features 35 college players from Harvard, Yale and Princeton. Get the scoop on the set that’s gone on to inspire multiple modern tributes.
1909 T204 Ramly Baseball cards feature an intricate design and a key early option for Walter Johnson. T.T.T. backs and Square Frame variations add even more rarity to the 121-card base set.
Featuring the most valuable card in existence, 1909-11 T206 Baseball is considered the greatest vintage set of all-time by many collectors. The famed T206 Honus Wagner card is the key card in the release but there is much more available to collectors in the massive set.
Part of a large minor league set released over three years, 1909-11 T212 Obak Baseball cards are some of the most popular Pacific Coast League cards for collectors. Key cards include Chick Gandil, Buck Weaver and Ten Million.
The first major set of hockey cards, 1910 C56 Hockey predates that NHL. Key players include Newsy LaLonde, Cyclone Taylor and Art Ross.
Officially an early part of the T209 set, 1910 T209 Contentnea First Series Baseball is a color release that features 16 minor league players from the Carolina Association and Eastern Carolina League.
1910 T209 Contentnea Photo Series Baseball is technically the second series of T209, but the black-and-white cards share very little with the First Series release. Featuring over 220 minor league cards, the set is quite tough to complete.
An expansive southern minor league set, 1910 T210 Old Mill Baseball includes 640 cards for multiple leagues and teams. Best known for their bright red borders, key T210 Old Mill Baseball cards include Shoeless Joe Jackson and Casey Stengel.
Known for its green border design, 1910 T211 Red Sun Baseball highlights minor league players from the Southern Association. Although the obscure checklist is not anchored by any stars, T211 remains one of the toughest tobacco products to track down.
Originally found as a promotion in a sports newspaper, 1910-11 M116 Sporting Life Baseball was released in multiple groups during 1910 and 1911. The attractive set features cards for several Hall of Fame players, including Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner.
Closely resembling T206 cards, 1910-19 T213 Coupon Baseball was offered in three releases spread over a decade. Multiple Hall of Fame players bolster the limited regional set.
Offering collectors a vintage two-in-one shot, 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Baseball cards contain two players and a folding system to allow either to be the primary image on the card. Key dual-player cards include Sam Crawford and Ty Cobb, as well as Johnny Evers and Frank Chance.
Collectors love gold and the vintage 1911 T205 Baseball set enhances the appeal with a strong lineup of Hall of Fame talent. Multiple variations and card back advertisements add up to a challenging chase for collectors.
1911 T208 Fireside Baseball is not as well known as other T-series sets, but the scarce release is very valuable and pays homage to the 1910 World Series champion Philadelphia Athletics.
Featuring minor league players from the Pacific Coast League, as well as leading actresses, the scarce 1911 T217 Mono Baseball set has the feel of an oddball set. Roger Peckinpaugh is the key name in the release.
T3 Turkey Red Baseball is considered by many to be one of the most attractive sets of all-time. The large cabinet cards offer an appealing canvas for many of the top players of the day, including Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson and Cy Young.
1911-12 C55 Hockey is one of the most important and readily collected sets of all-time. Key cards include Georges Vezina, Newsy LaLonde and Art Ross.
1912 C46 Baseball was one of the earliest Canadian-issued sets to include only baseball players and stands out from other sets of the era based on its intricate design elements. The 90-card checklist features players from the International League and key options for Joe McGinnity and Joe Kelley.
Three’s not a crowd with 1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folders Baseball. The triple-panel release features several key vintage cards for Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson.
While the brown-centered set missing several of the biggest names of the period has long divided collectors, 1912 T207 Baseball remains an appealing vintage release. Top cards include limited options for Louis Lowdermilk and Irving Lewis as well as multiple Hall of Fame players, including Tris Speaker and Walter Johnson.
A multi-sport set with a lot of collecting variety, 1912 T227 Series of Champions is still mostly about the baseball subjects. Led by Ty Cobb, the attractive designs found in T227 make it very popular with the vintage community.
1912-13 C57 Hockey is the final major hockey set of the tobacco era. Believed to have been produced by Imperial Tobacco, top cards include Georges Vezina and Cyclone Taylor.
1913 T200 Fatima Baseball cards were originally found via Fatima cigarette packages and remain an appealing choice for vintage collectors. The set features a detailed look at all 16 major league teams of the time.
1914 Cracker Jack Baseball is an all-time hobby classic. The vintage checklist includes baseball greats like Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, Shoeless Joe Jackson and Walter Johnson, as well as many other legends of the diamond.
Baseball players, track & field athletes and actors make 1914 T222 Fatima Baseball an eclectic vintage option. Key cards include Hall of Fame players Walter Johnson and Grover Cleveland Alexander.
Similar to the previous year’s set, 1915 Cracker Jack Baseball remains very popular with vintage collectors. Because it’s more readily available, a greater number of collectors chase the complete set. Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Joe Jackson are some of the key cards.
1923 V128-1 Paulin’s Candy Hockey features players from the Western Canada Hockey League. Key cards include George Hainsworth and Newsy LaLonde.
One of the earliest hockey card sets, 1923 V145-1 Hockey features many of the game’s top stars at the time. Included on the checklist are the likes of Georges Vezina, Howie Morenz and King Clancy.
Introduced as a candy premium, 1924 V130 Maple Crispette Hockey doubled as a collect and win contest for a pair of skates. The 30-card set has one extreme short print as well as key stars like Howie Morenz and Georges Vezina.
1924 V145-2 Hockey features many of the game’s top stars at the time. Included on the checklist are the likes of Georges Vezina, Howie Morenz and King Clancy. A greenish tint on card fronts helps differentiate them from V145-1 cards.
One of the last hockey card sets distributed via tobacco products, 1924-25 C144 Champ’s Cigarettes is relatively tough to find today. Notable players include Georges Vezina and Howie Morenz.
Featuring amateur squads from throughout Western Canada, 1928 V128-2 Paulin’s Candy Hockey cards are popular among hockey historians. The checklist includes high school, college and women’s hockey teams.
Featuring a distinctive design, the 1933 DeLong Baseball checklist is on the smaller side but still manages to pack a lot of talent into the set. Top cards include Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx and Goose Goslin.
1933 George C. Miller Baseball is as beautiful as it is elusive. The 32-card set features a large percentage of Hall of Fame players, notably Jimmie Foxx and Dizzy Dean. However, the overall limited nature and one severe short print makes completing the set very unlikely.
1933 Goudey Baseball was the first baseball card set ever to be paired with bubblegum and sold by the pack. It remains a favorite among collectors to this day and is headlined by a number of Hall of Fame rookie cards.
A multi-sport set for the ages, 1933 Sport Kings is visually appealing and loaded with Hall of Fame talent from multiple athletic arenas. The baseball subjects, including Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb, are the most popular, but Jim Thorpe and Bobby Jones are among many of the other sought-after non-baseball cards.
One of the more obscure 1930s releases, 1933 Tattoo Orbit Baseball is a colorful card set originally found in gum packages. A limited Rogers Hornsby card is the key option in the release.
Celebrated for a checklist filled with Hall of Fame players like Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb, 1933 U.S. Caramel Baseball is also home to one of the rarest short prints of the vintage era.
One of the rarest early hockey card sets, 1933 V129 Hockey is highlighted by the Harry Oliver short print. Other stars in the set include Howie Morenz, Eddie Shore, Charlie Conacher and King Clancy.
1933-34 O-Pee-Chee V304A Hockey is the first of five early hockey sets from the iconic Canadian company. Key cards include Howie Morenz, Charlie Conacher and Eddie Shore.
Continuing from where the V304A set left off, 1933-34 O-Pee-Chee Hockey features a similar design. However, these 24 cards are considered much rarer, commanding strong amounts on the secondary market.
1933-34 V252 Canadian Gum Hockey was one of the sport’s first sets to come with gum. The set also had a game component that left many cards with cut bottoms. Key players include Howie Morenz and Charlie Conacher.
Despite a small checklist of 21 skip-numbered cards 1933-34 V288 Hamilton Gum Hockey represents a challenge for completists. Every card has four color tint variations.
One of several hockey card sets issued with gum that year, 1933-34 V357 Ice Kings Hockey remains popular today, in part, because of its close ties to the Goudey brand. Howie Morenz and Charlie Conacher are among the key players in the set.
Featuring several color variations and a die-cut design, 1934-36 Batter Up Baseball is a unique vintage set. Jimmie Foxx, Dizzy Dean and Rogers Hornsby are some of the key card options.
Led by over 30 Hall of Fame players, 1934-36 Diamond Stars Baseball is a beautiful vintage set. However, the printing and release of the 108-card set over three years can make things a little confusing, especially for new collectors.
1935 Goudey Baseball features a four-in-one design that can be combined to form a larger image with the card backs. The clear favorite card in the set includes Babe Ruth and is one of the last cardboard options from his active player career.
1935 National Chicle Football was the first nationally available set with only football players. The vintage set includes legendary coach Knute Rockne and the rookie card for Bronko Nagurski.
1935-36 O-Pee-Chee V304C Hockey continues from two previous hockey card sets from the company. The 24 cards feature a new design but the numbering carries on from where the earlier sets left off.
1936 Goudey Baseball is a black-and-white release that features a card game as part of the 25-card set. The small checklist includes key cards for Hank Greenberg and Mickey Cochrane.
1936-37 O-Pee-Chee V304D Hockey continues a checklist that started three sets earlier. The 36-card set is distinct for its die-cut design that allowed cards to stand up.
1937 V356 World Wide Gum Hockey is a classic pre-war set that features a very simple design. The 135-card set features many hockey legends, including Conn Smythe, King Clancy, Eddie Shore and Howie Morenz.
1937-38 O-Pee-Chee V304E Hockey was the last hockey card set of the decade from the company. The 48-card checklist includes Toe Blake, Aurel Joliat, Turk Broda and Charlie Conacher.
Led by Joe DiMaggio, Bob Feller, Hank Greenberg and Jimmie Foxx, 1938 Goudey Baseball marked a strong return for the brand after several down years. The cartoon design makes the 48-card set easy to recognize.
A favorite among vintage collectors, 1939 Play Ball Baseball was part of the groundwork for what would become the Bowman brand. Key cards include Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio.
1939-40 O-Pee-Chee V301-1 Hockey is a set of 5×7 premiums. The 100-card checklist includes such stars as Eddie Shore, Turk Broda and Sid Abe. The set is also notable for being one of the first impacted by WWII.
1940 Play Ball Baseball offers a deep checklist that is headlined by Shoeless Joe Jackson, Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams. The black-and-white set is considered by many collectors to be one of the best the hobby has ever produced.
Picking up where the previous year’s set left off, 1940-41 O-Pee-Chee V301-2 includes 50 players. The over-sized cards are highlighted by a sepia design. Several stars are on the checklist, including Milt Schmidt.
Featuring two players per card, 1941 Double Play Baseball lives up to its name. The two-in-one set pairs teammates and is headlined by many Hall of Fame subjects, including Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio.
The final release from Goudey, 1941 Goudey Baseball is not the strongest effort from the company, but the colorful look makes it stand out. Led by Hall of Fame players Carl Hubbell and Mel Ott, there are actually four versions of each card and several short prints.
The third and final set in Gum, Inc. line’s original run, 1941 Play Ball Baseball features an improved look and another strong checklist. Highlights include Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams and Pee Wee Reese.
1948 Bowman Baseball marks the first time the card maker made a set of baseball cards. The landmark issue includes rookie cards of Stan Musial, Yogi Berra and Warren Spahn.
The first product dedicated to professional hoops, 1948 Bowman Basketball is a tough set to complete. The George Mikan rookie card is considered the top card in the release.
1948 Bowman Football marked the start of modern football collecting. The vintage set includes rookies of Sammy Baugh, Pete Pihos and Steve Van Buren.
1948 Leaf Football combined college and pro stars in the same vintage set. Top rookies include Slingin Sammy Baugh and Chuck Bednarik.
1948-49 Leaf Baseball is a hobby classic. The first color set of baseball cards following WWII, the checklist includes rookie cards for Jackie Robinson and Satchel Paige, as well as key cards for several other all-time greats.
1949 Bowman Baseball isn’t regarded as the most attractive set ever, but it does have a potent checklist. Highlights include rookie cards of Roy Campanella and Duke Snider as well as early cards of Jackie Robinson and Satchel Paige.
Collectors may think they are seeing double with 1949 Leaf Football. The skip-numbered set is very similar to the 1948 release, but with a few key differences.
1950 Bowman Baseball might not have the major rookie cards, but it’s certainly a thing of beauty to behold. And considering its age, one of the more affordable major sets of the era.
An iconic vintage release, 1950 Bowman Football features an artistic style and key rookie cards for Otto Graham and Y.A. Tittle.
Not only is 1950 Topps Felt Backs Football the brand’s initial foray into football card sets, but it is also home to the Joe Paterno rookie card.
Featuring a wide variety of athletes, 1951 Berk Ross is still mostly known for the many baseball subjects. Joe DiMaggio, Stan Musial and Whitey Ford are the key options. It is also the place to find the first card for basketball star Bob Cousy.
Led by rookie cards for Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays, 1951 Bowman Baseball is a set for the ages. The attractive release is considered by many to be one of the most important post-war sets of all-time.
1951 Bowman Football is home to the rookie card for legendary coach Tom Landry. The vintage football release actually differs from the baseball set design.
Part of the birthplace of Topps Baseball, 1951 Topps Blue Backs are the more valuable half of the ’51 card game. Top cards include Hall of Fame players Richie Ashburn and Johnny Mize.
One of the first baseball sets from Topps, the 1951 Topps Connie Mack’s All-Stars Baseball checklist may be small, but it is loaded with all-time greats. The die-cut set includes cards for Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
1951 Topps Magic Football came with an added scratch-off surprise for collectors. The top rookies include Vic Janowicz, Babe Parilli and Bill Wade.
A modest starting point for the Topps Baseball legacy, 1951 Topps Red Backs Baseball is a historic set in card collecting. Key cards include Yogi Berra, Duke Snider and Phil Rizzuto.
1951 Topps Ringside Boxing is considered a landmark set for the sport. The 96-card set includes beautiful illustrations and an elegant design. Key cards include Rocky Marciano, Joe Louis and Jersey Joe Walcott.
Ushering in the modern hockey card era, 1951-52 Parkhurst Hockey is one of the hobby’s all-time great sets. The first set in several years, the checklist is nearly all rookies, including Gordie Howe and Maurice Richard.
1952 Berk Ross Baseball marked the second straight year of a 72-card checklist from the short-lived card company. Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson and Ted Williams are among the set’s standouts.
It may not carry the popularity of the other 1952 release, but collectors should not sleep on 1952 Bowman Baseball. The colorful set is led by second-year cards for Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays.
1952 Bowman Large Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.
1952 Bowman Small Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.
It’s no exaggeration to say that 1952 Topps Baseball is a landmark baseball card set. The first major baseball card product from Topps, it includes the iconic ’52 Mickey Mantle card.
Led by the Tim Horton rookie card, 1952-53 Parkhurst Hockey marked the company’s second attempt at making cards for the sport.
Regarded by many as one of the most attractive sets of all-time, 1953 Bowman Baseball includes a strong checklist of all-time greats in color. There is also a black-and-white release.
1953 Bowman Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.
Led by key cards for Mickey Mantle, Jackie Robinson, Yogi Berra and Willie Mays, 1953 Topps Baseball features a beautiful design and a checklist to match.
1953-54 Parkhurst Hockey has a strong rookie roster that includes Jean Beliveau, Gump Worsley and Andy Bathgate. Because the cards are similar to ’52-53, it can be somewhat confusing.
1954 Bowman Baseball is highlighted by a classy, colorful design and the presence of many Hall of Fame cards. However, errors and variations are plentiful and the set does not have many notable rookie cards.
1954 Bowman Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.
As long as you can overlook the potato chip grease, 1954 Dan-Dee Baseball remains one of the most popular food releases. Mickey Mantle headlines the oddball set.
1954 Red Heart Baseball is one of the few products to be released in conjunction with dog food. The classic set includes Mickey Mantle and Stan Musial.
Led by rookie cards for Hank Aaron, Al Kaline and Ernie Banks, 1954 Topps Baseball is filled with Hall of Fame talent. The distinct design and strong checklist make it one of the best 1950s releases.
1954 Wilson Franks Baseball is a popular food-issued release that is easily distinguished based on the image of a hot dog package found on each card. Ted Williams is the main card in the set.
With competition from Topps for the first time, 1954-55 Parkhurst Hockey features lots of colorful action images and a 100-card checklist. The key rookie in the set is legendary goaltender, Johnny Bower.
1954-55 Topps Hockey is the company’s first-ever set for the sport. Featuring players from the NHL’s four American teams, Gordie Howe and Terry Sawchuk are the most popular cards.
Closing out this hobby chapter for vintage collectors, 1955 Bowman Baseball provides the last release for the iconic baseball brand. The vintage set is headlined by Mickey Mantle.
1955 Bowman Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.
1955 Johnston Cookies Baseball is a popular regional issue highlighting the top players (and travel secretary) of the Milwaukee Braves. Checklist highlights include Hank Aaron and Warren Spahn.
1955 Topps All-American Football is regarded as one of the most important sets in the sport’s history. The collegiate set includes such legends as Red Grange, Jim Thorpe, Knute Rockne and a card of Notre Dame’s legendary Four Horsemen.
Featuring key rookie cards for Roberto Clemente and Sandy Koufax, 1955 Topps Baseball is also popular for its horizontal card design.
1955-56 Parkhurst Hockey is the sport’s only set of the year. Highlighting players from the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens, Jacques Plante is the key rookie card.
1956 Topps Baseball is headlined by cards for Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams in addition to a variety of new features in the set. Luis Aparicio is the key rookie card.
1956 Topps Football marks the company’s debut as a licensed NFL football card maker. Key rookie cards include Lenny Moore and Roosevelt Brown.
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.
Thanks to its strong checklist and distinct design, 1957 Topps Football is one of the most beloved vintage sets in the hobby. Johnny Unitas and Bart Starr rookie cards lead the release.
Focusing exclusively on the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens, 1957-58 Parkhurst Hockey includes rookie cards of Frank Mahovlich and Henri Richard.
The Bill Russell rookie card anchors 1957-58 Topps Basketball. As the first NBA card product, it remains very popular with vintage collectors.
1957-58 Topps Hockey is the company’s second set for the sport. They returned after a couple of years off, making several adjustments. Key rookies include Glenn Hall, Johnny Bucyk and Norm Ullman.
Highlighted by key options for Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and Roger Maris’ rookie card, 1958 Topps Baseball remains very popular. Thanks to a variety of variations, short prints, and a larger checklist, the vintage set is not easy to complete.
Although 1958 Topps Football doesn’t have a lot of notable cards, it does include the rookie card of the legendary Jim Brown.
1958-59 Parkhurst Hockey has just 50 cards, all of which are limited to only the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs. Ralph Backstrom is the most significant rookie card.
Led by the Bobby Hull rookie card, 1958-59 Topps Hockey is one the company’s most memorable sets. The 66-card checklist also includes rookies of Eddie Shack and Ken Wharram.
Taking full advantage of its exclusive deal with the Red Sox legend, 1959 Fleer Ted Williams Baseball represents something of a cardboard biography. From his play on the field to his upbringing off of it, the set is all things Ted Williams.
1959 Topps Baseball marked a time of change for a hobby still finding its way. Notable options include Mickey Mantle and the rookie card for Bob Gibson.
1959 Topps Football features one of the most distinct designs of all-time. It was also the company’s biggest gridiron offering to date. Key rookies include Sam Huff and Jim Taylor.
1959-60 Parkhurst Hockey marked the third consecutive year where the set had 50 cards of the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs. Punch Imlach and Carl Brewer are considered the set’s best rookie cards.
1959-60 Topps Hockey highlights just the teams from the United States. Although there are no major rookies, the 66-card set does have Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull and other stars.
1960 Fleer Baseball Greats is one of the first sets to rely solely on retired players. Although not overly popular at the time, the checklist is nearly all Hall of Fame members and remains an affordable way to collect some of the biggest names in baseball history.
1960 Fleer Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.
1960 Topps Baseball is led by Hall of Fame rookie cards for Carl Yastrzemski and Willie McCovey. The colorful design and horizontal layout make it an easy vintage set to recognize.
1960 Topps Football may lack rookie firepower, but its simple structure and attractive design have made it a favorite among budget-minded set builders.
1960-61 Parkhurst Hockey saw the Detroit Red Wings join the Maple Leafs and Canadiens on the checklist. Key cards include Gordie Howe, Terry Sawchuk, John McKenzie and the final card from Maurice Richard’s playing career.
Home to the Stan Mikita rookie card, 1960-61 Topps Hockey also includes several retired legends. Players from the Rangers, Bruins and Blackhawks are included in the set.
1961 Fleer Baseball Greats features a checklist filled with retired greats. Boasting a strong design and plenty of Hall of Fame names, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Ty Cobb, this is one of the better values of the era.
1961 Fleer Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.
When it comes to food-issue sets, 1961 Post Baseball is one of the most popular of all-time. Take a detailed look at the set, including a full checklist and a classic cartoon commercial starring Bugs Bunny.
The company’s biggest set to that point with 587 cards, 1961 Topps Baseball is led by rookie cards for Ron Santo, Juan Marichal and Billy Williams. The set also boasts a strong crop of veteran Hall of Fame cards.
1961 Topps Football is the company’s first to showcase players from both the NFL and AFL. Key rookie cards include Don Maynard and Jim Otto.
1961-62 Fleer Basketball is one of the greatest NBA sets the sport has ever seen. The checklist includes rookie cards of Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Oscar Robertson and more.
1961-62 Parkhurst Hockey has a 51-card checklist that focuses solely on the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings. Dave Keon is the only significant rookie in the colorful set.
Focusing on the Blackhawks, Rangers and Bruins, 1961-62 Topps Hockey is a 66-card set. Key rookie cards include Rod Gilbert and Jean Ratelle.
1962 Fleer Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.
1962 Post Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.
Memorable for its distinct wood borders, 1962 Topps Baseball includes rookie cards of Lou Brock and Gaylord Perry along with plenty of other Hall of Fame subjects.
Thanks to condition-sensitive black borders and numerous short prints, completing the 1962 Topps Football can be a challenge. Rookie cards include Fran Tarkenton and Mike Ditka.
1962-63 Parkhurst Hockey features cards from three teams. The set uses two distinct designs. Key cards include Gordie Howe and Jacques Plante.
1962-63 Topps Hockey marks the first time they made a hockey set without white borders. Focusing on the Rangers, Bruins and Blackhawks, key rookies include Vic Hadfield and Jim Nielson.
1963 Bazooka All-Time Greats Baseball is an overlooked set with an all-legends checklist. The 41-card food-issue release includes Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Cy Young and Honus Wagner.
1963 Fleer Baseball was ultimately a failed attempt to challenge Topps’ baseball monopoly. However, multiple Hall of Fame cards and the sole Maury Wills rookie card make it an appealing set despite the small checklist.
1963 Fleer Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.
A classic product loaded with Hall of Fame players, key rookies and a beautiful design, 1963 Topps Baseball is an enduring set pursued by numerous collectors to this day. Top options include the multi-player rookie cards for Pete Rose and Willie Stargell.
1963 Topps Football includes a mix of old and new design elements. The checklist includes rookie cards of all-time greats Ray Nitschke and Deacon Jones.
The final Parkhurst set during its original run with the NHL, 1963-64 Parkhurst Hockey features a distinct design. Particular emphasis is placed on Canadian squads with extra slots on the checklist. Cesare Maniago is the set’s best rookie card.
Featuring the first horizontal hockey design from the company, 1963-64 Topps Hockey is a 66-card set the focuses on the NHL’s three American teams. Key rookie cards include Ed Johnston and Gilles Villemure.
1964 Philadelphia Football marked the company’s first foray into the NFL. Key cards include Jim Brown, Johnny Unitas and Merlin Olsen.
1964 Topps Baseball may not be big on wow factor, but it still has some solid rookies and multiple Hall of Fame options. Phil Niekro is the key rookie card and the second-year card for Pete Rose is also popular.
Having lost their NFL license, 1964 Topps Football marks the first of several years where the company switched focus to the rival AFL. Rookies include Buck Buchanan and Bobby Bell.
1964 Topps Giants Baseball offers some of the most affordable vintage cards of Mickey Mantle, Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays and others. The over-sized set is alone of the most recognizable oddball sets of all-time.
1964 Wheaties Baseball Stamps offer a strong vintage checklist with a moderate price tag. Willie Mays, Hank Aaron and Roberto Clemente are among those in the set.
1964-65 Topps Hockey marked the first time Topps used the Tall Boy format for a sports card set. The release also had an expanded checklist divided into two series. Key rookies include Marcel Paille and Gary Dornhoefer.
1965 Philadelphia Football marks the company’s second year as the official NFL card producer. The checklist includes rookie cards of six Hall of Famers, including Paul Warfield and Charley Taylor.
1965 Topps Baseball features a strong lineup of Hall of Fame rookie cards. Highlights include Steve Carlton, Joe Morgan, Catfish Hunter and Tony Perez.
1965 Topps Embossed Baseball is one of the stranger and most distinct inserts of the era. It’s also extremely affordable. The 72-card checklist includes Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays and Hank Aaron.
1965 Topps Football is regarded as one of the best sets ever produced in the hobby. Often referred to as Tall Boys for their over-sized dimensions, the checklist includes the iconic Joe Namath rookie card.
Reverting back to a standard card size, 1965-66 Topps Hockey had the company’s biggest checklist to date. Notable rookies include Phil Esposito, Dennis Hull and Gary Cheevers.
1966 Philadelphia Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.
While not as popular as other sets from the era, 1966 Topps Baseball does contain a strong checklist of Hall of Fame veteran and rookie cards while presenting a fun chase for set builders. Key rookies include Jim Palmer, Fergie Jenkins and Don Sutton.
Often lost in the shuffle of other sets from the decade, 1966 Topps Football has a checklist that doesn’t have any major rookies. It does have the second-year Joe Namath, though.
Home to the Bobby Orr rookie card, 1966-67 Topps Hockey is also memorable for its TV set design. Other notable rookies include Emile Francis, Harry Sinden and Peter Mahovlich.
1967 Philadelphia Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.
Noted for its simple design, 1967 Topps Baseball also comes with a strong checklist. Key rookie cards in the set include Hall of Fame players Tom Seaver and Rod Carew.
1967 Topps Football features a colorful design and limited quality rookie options. However, several Hall of Fame veterans carry the product, including Joe Namath and Fred Biletnikoff.
As hockey launched its Expansion Era, 1967-68 Topps Hockey marked the final release to include only Original Six teams. The 132-card set includes rookies of Rogie Vachon, Glen Sather and Jacques Lemaire.
While the design is not the most impressive, 1968 Topps Baseball features one of the biggest cards in post-war collecting history. Nolan Ryan and Johnny Bench rookie cards headline the popular product .
Including both NFL and AFL players for the first time in several years, 1968 Topps Football features a strong checklist. Top Hall of Fame veteran cards include Bart Starr, Joe Namath, Gale Sayers, Johnny Unitas, Jack Kemp and Dick Butkus. The key rookie card is Bob Greise.
1968-69 O-Pee-Chee Hockey marked the first time the Canadian company offered its own set to Canadians. Key rookies include Bernie Parent and Gary Unger.
Flyers goaltending great Bernie Parent is the key rookie card in 1968-69 Topps Hockey. Notable for being the company’s last horizontal base set design, the checklist also has many Hall of Famers.
Easily one of the most popular sets of the decade, 1969 Topps Baseball serves as a perfect bookend for the 1960s with its star power, key rookies and quirky variations. Top options include Reggie Jackson and Rollie Fingers rookie cards, as well as Mickey Mantle’s final regular-issue card.
The largest football set at the time, 1969 Topps Football offers collectors a solid overall checklist. Top rookies include Larry Csonka and Brian Piccolo.
1969-70 O-Pee-Chee Hockey features a distinct design and an expanded checklist of 231 cards. Tony Esposito and Serge Savard are the main rookies.
Featuring the tallboy rookie card for Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), 1969-70 Topps Basketball is a memorable vintage release.
1969-70 Topps Hockey marks the first time the card maker included career stats on the backs. It’s also the first Topps hockey set to have natural backgrounds. Although the checklist has several Hall of Famers, the lone major rookie is Serge Savard.
1969-70 Topps Rulers Basketball is one of the most unique and colorful sets you’ll likely ever encounter. Showcasing players’ height, the fold-out cards include cartoon interpretations of such superstars as Wilt Chamberlain and Lew Alcindor.
An oddball classic, 1970 Kellogg’s Baseball was the first full baseball card set from the cereal maker. Still popular today, the cards have a distinct 3-D look. The 75-card checklist includes Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente and a second-year Reggie Jackson.
While it won’t win any beauty contests, 1970 Topps includes a deep checklist, the rookie card for Thurman Munson, and a variety of different insert sets.
Although it did not include NFL or team logos, 1970 Topps Football is filled with Hall of Fame Players. Top veteran cards include Gale Sayers, Bart Starr, Johnny Unitas, Fran Tarkenton and Dick Butkus. The rookie card for O.J. Simpson headlines this popular product.
Bobby Clarke, Gilbert Perreault, Brad Park, Guy Lapointe and Darryl Sittler lead a loaded rookie crop in 1970-71 O-Pee-Chee Hockey. The memorable design includes several spotlights in the background.
Led by the Pete Maravich rookie card, 1970-71 Topps Basketball features a tallboy design. Each pack also includes one poster insert.
Gilbert Perreault and Brad Park both have rookie cards in 1970-71 Topps Hockey. The 132-card set features a distinct design that is most notable for five lights in the background.
1971 Kellogg’s Baseball is considered the toughest baseball card set from the cereal maker to complete. The small cards once again focus on a 3-D design.
Best known for its condition-sensitive black borders, 1971 Topps Baseball is very tough to find in high-grade. Key rookie cards include Bert Blyleven, Steve Garvey and a multi-player card with Don Baylor and Dusty Baker.
Rookie cards for Terry Bradshaw and Joe Greene lead the way for 1971 Topps Football. The set also has Game Inserts and Posters.
1971 Topps Greatest Moments Baseball is one of the most popular — and expensive — oddball issues of the modern era. The 55-card set is rare and extremely condition sensitive.
One of the most attractive sets of the era, 1971-72 O-Pee-Chee Hockey also has a loaded checklist. Ken Dryden, Guy Lafleur and Marcel Dionne are among the major rookie cards.
Bob Lanier and Rick Barry rookie cards headline the vibrant 1971-72 Topps Basketball. The vintage NBA/ABA set switched back to standard sizing and greatly increased the checklist.
A classic design and the rookie card of Ken Dryden, one of the best goalies ever, make 1971-72 Topps Hockey stand out. The set also has several cards that 1971-72 O-Pee-Chee Hockey doesn’t, including another all-time great, Gordie Howe.
1972 Kellogg’s All-Time Baseball Greats is an overlooked gem in the hobby. Extremely affordable, the 3-D set consists of only Hall of Famers.
1972 Kellogg’s Baseball marks the third consecutive year the cereal maker produced a set of 3-D cards. Willie May, Roberto Clemente and Pete Rose are among the big names on the 54-card checklist.
With its psychedelic design, 1972 Topps Baseball is instantly recognizable. The Carlton Fisk rookie is the key card in the large checklist and is joined by several new subsets.
1972 Topps Football is the only time that a Topps football product was released in three series. Top cards include the Joe Namath Pro Action card, and rookie cards for Roger Staubach and John Riggins.
Although 1972-73 O-Pee-Chee Hockey doesn’t have a headline rookie, the set still boasts a solid veteran core that includes Bobby Orr, Bobby Hull and Ken Dryden.
1972-73 Topps Basketball is one of the most popular vintage basketball sets in the hobby. The clear standout is Dr. J’s rookie card.
At 176 cards, 1972-73 Topps Hockey was the company’s largest to date. Although there aren’t any high profile rookie cards, the design is very very distinct. The set also has the first cards of the New York Islanders and Atlanta Flames.
1973 Topps Baseball might lack the cult following of some of the other 1970s Topps sets, but the stacked checklist and condition-sensitive nature give it serious staying power among rookie card and set collectors. Mike Schmidt is the key rookie option.
Rookie cards for Franco Harris, Ken Stabler, Dan Dierdorf and Jack Ham headline 1973 Topps Football.
1973-74 O-Pee-Chee Hockey is a colorful set that uses both green and red borders. The rookie card crop includes Larry Robinson, Bill Barber, Billy Smith and Dave Schultz.
1973-74 Topps Basketball may not have the strongest design or rookie card checklist, but the vintage NBA/ABA set is still worth checking out.
1973-74 Topps Hockey features a boldly colored design. Although it looks similar to its O-Pee-Chee counterpart, the checklist is very different. Billy Smith is the key rookie.
The 1974 McDonald’s San Diego Padres Discs are a relatively inexpensive food-issue set. Included on the checklist is one of the first cards of Dave Winfield.
Released for the first time as a single series, 1974 Topps Baseball is led by the Dave Winfield rookie card. Other rookies include Dave Parker and Ken Griffey Sr.
1974 Topps Football features notable veteran cards for Roger Staubach and Terry Bradshaw, plus the Ray Guy rookie card.
The first Topps Traded set, 1974 Topps Traded Baseball features a relatively small lineup of players who switched teams over the course of the 1974 season.
1974-75 O-Pee-Chee Hockey has a deep rookie lineup that includes Denis Potvin, Lanny McDonald and Bob Gainey. It also has the first cards of legendary coaches Don Cherry and Scotty Bowman. The expanded checklist reflects the NHL’s expansion.
1974-75 O-Pee-Chee WHA Hockey is the first of four sets made by the Canadian card maker of the rival hockey league. Gordie Howe, Gary Cheevers and Bobby Hull are among the former NHL greats in the set.
Featuring Bill Walton and George Gervin rookie cards, 1974-75 Topps Basketball stands out for another reason with NBA and ABA collectors.
1974-75 Topps Hockey is highlighted by a strong rookie crop that include Lanny McDonald, Denis Potvin and Borje Salming. Legendary coaches Scotty Bowman and Don Cherry also have rookies in the set.
1975 Hostess Baseball launched one of the most popular and endearing food-issue sets of all-time. Included on the boxes of Twinkies and other snacks, the set includes Robin Yount, Nolan Ryan and Thurman Munson.
1975 Topps Baseball has a loaded checklist that includes rookie cards of George Brett, Robin Yount, Gary Carter and Jim Rice. The colorful design also makes it one of the most distinct layouts of the decade.
1975 Topps Football offers rookie cards for Mel Blount, Dan Fouts, Drew Pearson, Rocky Bleier and Lynn Swann
What began as a cost-cutting experiment has become a beloved hobby classic. 1975 Topps Mini Baseball is a rare set that went from a hobby oddball to a mainstream vintage set. Get an in-depth breakdown of the set, including background information, key cards and analysis.
1975-76 O-Pee-Chee Hockey has one of the company’s simpler designs. The relatively tame checklist includes rookie cards of Clark Gillies and Harold Snepsts.
1975-76 O-Pee-Chee WHA Hockey is the company’s second set of the short-lived league. Key rookie cards include Richard Brodeur and Mark Howe.
1975-76 Topps Basketball Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.
Boasting the company’s biggest hockey checklist until the 1990s, 1975-76 Topps Hockey has a deceptively simple design. Key rookies include Pierre Larouche, Clark Gillies and Ron Greschner.
Without a potent lineup of rookies, 1976 Topps Baseball remains very affordable. The attractive set is highlighted by rookie cards of Dennis Eckersley and Willie Randolph.
1976 Topps Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.
1976-77 O-Pee-Chee Hockey is highlighted by a 396-card checklist. Bryan Trottier is the key rookie card. The set is also notable for several quirks and subset cards.
1976-77 O-Pee-Chee WHA Hockey marked the third straight year a set for the upstart league was made. Without any key rookie cards, Gordie Howe and Bobby Hull lead single-card sales.
1976-77 Topps Basketball Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.
Despite a reduced checklist, 1976-77 Topps Hockey includes several subset cards. The Bryan Trottier rookie is the most valuable card in the set.
1977 Topps Baseball doesn’t have a huge rookie card to anchor its value but it does have several second-tier stars, including Andre Dawson, Dale Murphy and Bruce Sutter. Definitely one of the quieter sets of the decade, in terms of both design and impact.
1977 Topps Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.
1977-78 O-Pee-Chee Hockey closely mirrors the same season’s Topps set. Although the design is somewhat uninspired, the checklist includes rookies of Mike Milbury and Paul Holmgren.
1977-78 O-Pee-Chee WHA Hockey is the final set the card maker produced for the failing league. The set has a smaller checklist than in years past and no major rookie cards.
1977-78 Topps Basketball Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.
1977-78 Topps Hockey marks the final appearance of Bobby Orr on a Topps card during his playing career. The 264-card set includes rookies of Mike Milbury and Mike Palmateer.
1978 Topps Baseball is anchored by a pair of Hall of Fame rookies: Eddie Murray and Paul Molitor (who shares a card with Alan Trammell). While it’s one of the more subtle sets of the decade, it’s still widely respected among collectors.
A comprehensive profile of the 1978 Topps Burger King New York Yankees baseball card set. Includes price comparisons, set information, and a checklist.
1978 Topps Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.
1978-79 O-Pee-Chee Hockey boasts a large 396-card checklist. Several hobby favorite players of the era have rookie cards in the set, including Mike Bossy, Bernie Federko, Dave Taylor and Doug Wilson.
1978-79 Topps Basketball Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.
Mike Bossy, Doug Wilson and Bernie Federko all have rookie cards in 1978-79 Topps Hockey. The design features a lot of familiar elements while the 264-card checklist is comprehensive.
1979 Topps Baseball is largely about the Ozzie Smith rookie card. An otherwise weak rookie checklist and somewhat plain design make the set easy to overlook when compared to other sets from the era.
1979 Topps Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.
Made famous for the Wayne Gretzky rookie card, 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Hockey features a bold design highlighted by its blue borders. The set also features the final cards of Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull and Ken Dryden from their playing careers.
1979-80 Topps Basketball Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.
Led by a Wayne Gretzky rookie card, 1979-80 Topps Hockey will always have a special place for hockey card collectors. Although not quite as desirable as its 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee cousin, the blue design is a hobby classic.
Featuring a solid design and the classic Rickey Henderson rookie card, 1980 Topps Baseball rings in a new decade with a solid set.
1980 Topps Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.
Ray Bourque and Mark Messier lead a loaded 1980-81 O-Pee-Chee Hockey checklist that includes a ton of great rookie cards. Other key cards include Mike Gartner, Michel Goulet and Mike Liut rookies and the second-year Wayne Gretzky.
1980-81 Topps Basketball brought collectors the iconic Larry Bird and Magic Johnson rookie card. The trio-based vintage product includes multiple mini-card panels featuring NBA players.
1980-81 Topps Hockey is notable for its scratch-off card fronts. A loaded rookie card checklist includes Ray Bourque, Mike Gartner and Mike Liut.
While the set itself isn’t spectacular, 1981 Donruss Baseball helped usher in a new era in the hobby. The checklist is led by the Tim Raines rookie card.
It’s hard to believe that 1981 Donruss Golf is the first set of mainstream modern golf cards. The affordable set is loaded with rookies including Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Lee Trevino and Curtis Strange.
1981 Topps Baseball is highlighted by its distinct baseball cap design. While there aren’t any Hall of Fame rookies, fan favorites Tim Raines, Fernando Valenzuela and Harold Baines have their first card in the set.
1981 Topps Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.
1981 Topps Traded Baseball launched a big change in the hobby. The first late-season box set, it captures key players on their new teams and gives rookies their first solo cards.
The 1981-82 O-Pee-Chee Hockey has one of the best rookie lineups ever for a sports card set. First-year cards include Paul Coffey, Jarri Kurri, Denis Savard and Larry Murphy.
1981-82 Topps Basketball Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.
1981-82 Topps Hockey suffered from a different distribution method. While the first 66 cards were available everywhere, the West and East each had their own additional 66 cards. Key rookies include Jari Kurri, Denis Savard, Peter Stastny and Dino Ciccarelli.
1982 Donruss Baseball saw the brand start to take on more of a distinct identity. The set features the debut of the Diamond Kings subset as well as puzzle inserts. The checklist is highlighted by the Cal Ripken Jr. rookie card.
Boasting a 792-card checklist for the first time, 1982 Topps Baseball is most notable for the Cal Ripken Jr. rookie card. Other rookies include Lee Smith, Dave Stewart and Kent Hrbek.
1982 Topps Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.
Boasting one of the decade’s most iconic cards in Cal Ripken Jr, 1982 Topps Traded Baseball marks the second straight year of the late-season box set.
1982 Wrestling All Stars Series A and B is a landmark trading card set. It features some of the first cards of many modern Hall of Famers like Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair.
With Topps sitting out, 1982-83 O-Pee-Chee Hockey was the sport’s only major release. Key rookie cards include Grant Fuhr, Dale Hawerchuk and Ron Francis.
1983 Donruss Baseball is led by a trio of Hall of Famer rookie cards: Tony Gwynn, Ryne Sandberg and Wade Boggs. Heavily influenced by the previous year’s design, the set also marks the second installment of the iconic Diamond Kings subset.
With one of the most beautiful designs of the decade and rookie cards of Tony Gwynn, Ryne Sandberg and Wade Boggs, 1983 Topps Baseball remains a collector favorite.
1983 Topps Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.
Although it doesn’t carry the same popularity as it once did, 1983 Topps Traded Baseball remains one of the most recognizable sets of the 1980s. The first cards of Darryl Strawberry and Julio Franco are the best in the set.
For ice collectors, 1983-84 O-Pee-Chee Hockey is the only major option for the year. Key rookies include Steve Larmer, Bernie Nicholls and Scott Stevens.
Headlined by the first NBA cards for Isiah Thomas and Clyde Drexler, 1983-84 Star Company Basketball was the earliest major NBA release from Star Co. and filled the void left by Topps’ exit from basketball cards.
One of the most popular sets of the decade, 1984 Donruss Baseball includes the iconic Don Mattingly rookie card.
One of the rarest mainstream sets of the decade, 1984 Fleer Update Baseball includes some of the first cards of Roger Clemens, Kirby Puckett and Dwight Gooden.
Maintaining a similar design from the previous year, 1984 Topps Baseball is one of the more attractive sets of the decade. The checklist is led by the rookie of long-time hobby favorite Don Mattingly.
Regarded as one of the best sets of 1980s football cards, 1984 Topps Football includes rookie cards of Dan Marino, John Elway, Eric Dickerson and more.
1984 Topps Traded Baseball was one of the most coveted releases of the 1980s thanks to the company’s first card of Dwight Gooden. While the pitcher’s career faded fast, the set still boasts other rookies like Bret Saberhagen and Mark Langston.
A 1980s football card classic, 1984 Topps USFL Football includes the first major cards of Steve Young, Jim Kelly, Reggie White and Herschel Walker.
1984-85 O-Pee-Chee Hockey has one of the most impressive rookie card lineups of the decade. Led by Steve Yzerman, other key cards include rookies of Chris Chelios, Tom Barrasso, Cam Neely, Pat LaFontaine and Doug Gilmour.
1984-85 Star Company Basketball maintains a strong relevance in the hobby because of the impressive checklist. Offering the first NBA cards for Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon and Charles Barkley, this limited-run set remains very popular.
1984-85 Topps Hockey sees the company return to the rink after a short absence. A strong rookie crop includes Steve Yzerman, Pat LaFontaine, Dave Andreychuk and Tom Barrasso.
Notable for its tough black borders, 1985 Donruss Baseball is led by Roger Clemens and Kirby Puckett. The set features the company’s standard mix of cards, including Diamond Kings and Rated Rookies.
1985 O-Pee-Chee WWF Pro Wrestling Stars partially mirrors the popular set released by Topps around the same time. However, Canadians got a second series that is notable for the first cards of many wrestlers, most notably Randy Savage.
Led by the iconic Mark McGwire USA rookie and some of the first readily available cards of Roger Clemens and Kirby Puckett, 1985 Topps Baseball remains one of the decades best sets.
Featuring bold black borders, 1985 Topps Football is highlighted by the Warren Moon rookie card. The set also has second-year cards of John Elway and Dan Marino.
Hindered by a weak checklist, 1985 Topps Traded Baseball is often overlooked. The set’s main rookie cards are Ozzie Guillen, Mickey Tettleton and Vince Coleman.
The first set licensed by the industry giant, 1985 Topps WWF Pro Wrestling Stars remains one of the most iconic sets in the history of wrestling cards. The checklist features some of the first cards of Hulk Hogan and many other 1980s legends.
Mario Lemieux and Al MacInnis rookie cards lead a stacked 1985-86 O-Pee-Chee Hockey checklist. Over the years, the strong lineup and clean design have made it one of the best sports card sets of the 1980s.
Although not as desirable as its O-Pee-Chee cousin, 1985-86 Topps Hockey still carries a fair bit of clout thanks to the Mario Lemieux rookie. Other rookies include Kirk Muller and Kelly Hrudey.
Once one of the crown jewels of 1980s baseball card sets, 1986 Donruss Baseball isn’t worth what it once was. That said, it has a strong checklist of rookies that includes Jose Canseco, Fred McGriff, Andres Galarraga and Paul O’Neill.
1986 Topps Baseball is largely overlooked today. Still readily available, the checklist includes rookie cards of such former fan favorites as Cecil Fielder and Len Dykstra. Pete Rose has a tribute subset honoring his all-time hits record.
There’s no mistaking the green borders of 1986 Topps Football. Even more impressive is the checklist, which includes the Jerry Rice rookie card and the first NFL cards of Steve Young and Reggie White.
At one time, 1986 Topps Traded Baseball had a legendary rookie lineup. History has hurt the set’s legacy, but it’s still hard to argue against a cheap set that has rookies of Barry Bonds, Jose Canseco, Bo Jackson, Will Clark and more.
One of the most important sets in the hobby, 1986-87 Fleer Basketball is headlined by the Michael Jordan rookie card. Other key RCs include Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, Hakeem Olajuwon and Patrick Ewing.
1986-87 Kraft Drawings Hockey is one of the most attractive hockey card sets of the decade. The popular oddball issue includes some of the first cards of Patrick Roy and Wendel Clark.
Anchored by the Patrick Roy rookie card, 1986-87 O-Pee-Chee Hockey has another loaded checklist. Other notable rookies include John Vanbiesbrouck and Wendel Clark.
1986-87 Topps Hockey features a clean design with bright white borders. Although the Patrick Roy rookie is by far the key card, other first-year standouts include John Vanbiesbrouk and Wendel Clark.
1987 Donruss Baseball was a good year for the brand. Besides a solid design, the set includes rookie cards of Greg Maddux, Barry Larkin and Rafael Palmeiro.
With its iconic wood-grain design, 1987 Topps Baseball is a hobby classic. Loathed by some, loved by many, key cards include Barry Bonds, Barry Larkin and Mark McGwire.
Although not terribly rare, 1987 Topps Football features a clean design and a solid checklist. Highlights include the first NFL cards of Jim Kelly and Doug Flutie.
1987 Topps Traded Baseball is the quiet cousin of the season’s flagship set. Led by the Greg Maddux rookie card, other key cards include Matt Williams and Ellis Burks.
1987 Topps WWF trading cards came out at the peak of the ’80s wrestling boom. Besides basic superstar cards, the set includes highlights from Wrestlemania III, which was headlined by Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant.
1987-88 Fleer Basketball was initially overlooked, but the NBA release has greatly increased in value and recognition over the years. Led by key cards for Larry Bird and Michael Jordan, sealed boxes are tough to find and very expensive.
1987-88 O-Pee-Chee Hockey boasts one of the deepest rookie lineups in the sport’s history. Luc Robitaille, Adam Oates, Ron Hextall, Vincent Damphousse and Mike Vernon are among the first-year highlights.
1988 Donruss Baseball isn’t the most exciting set to look at. It’s also far from the rarest. However, it does include rookie cards of Roberto Alomar and Tom Glavine.
1988 Score Baseball is the first from the brand that was popular for about a decade. The colorful set may not be worth much today but it does include a rookie card of Tom Glavine.
1988 Score Rookie/Traded Baseball is the first update box set from the card maker. Rookies include Craig Biggio and Roberto Alomar. While the basic version is plentiful, the Glossy one has held decent values over the years.
A largely overlooked set thanks to its seemingly endless supply, 1988 Topps Baseball could be considered an overlooked release by set-building purists. Rookies include Tom Glavine and Ken Caminiti.
With a decent veteran checklist and the rookie card for Bo Jackson, 1988 Topps Football is a solid product despite the overproduction. Additional highlights include Dan Marino, Joe Montana and Jerry Rice, as well as the rookie cards for Vinny Testaverde and Chris Doleman.
1988 Topps Traded Baseball might not make anybody rich, but the set has an excellent cast of rookies. Roberto Alomar, Mark Grace, Jay Buhner and Tino Martinez lead a large crop of fan-favorites.
1988-89 Fleer Basketball might not be one of the most attractive sets of all-time, but it boasts a potent lineup of rookie cards. John Stockton, Scottie Pippen and Reggie Miller are among those with rookies in the set.
1988-89 O-Pee-Chee Hockey is the sport’s last great set before the massive overproduction of the Junk Wax Era. A strong checklist includes rookie cards of Brett Hull, Brendan Shanahan, Pierre Turgeon and Joe Nieuwendyk.
1989 Bowman Baseball marked the return of the iconic brand after a more than 40-year absence. The cards themselves are notable for their over-sized dimensions and the inclusion of a Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card on the checklist.
Just because there are mountains of it out there doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy 1989 Donruss Baseball and its Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card.
Loaded with rookies, 1989 Score Football is one of the few Junk Wax Era sets to hold strong on the secondary market. Barry Sanders, Troy Aikman and Deion Sanders are among the notable rookie cards in the set.
A clean, memorable design highlights 1989 Topps Baseball. Key rookies in the set include Randy Johnson and Gary Sheffield. This is the first Topps base set to have Draft Pick cards.
Although it’s missing Barry Sanders and Troy AIkman, 1989 Topps Football still has a strong lineup of rookie cards. Printed in large quantities, the set remains extremely cheap.
1989 Topps Traded Baseball may be dominated by the Ken Griffey Jr. rookie, but that doesn’t make it a bad set. A nice design and several second-tier rookies like Omar Vizquel and Deion Sanders also help it stand out.
It might not be worth a lot but 1989 Topps Traded Football includes attractive rookie cards of a handful of Hall of Famers including Barry Sanders and Troy Aikman.
1989 Upper Deck Baseball helped usher in a new era for baseball card collecting. Boasting high-quality photography and card stock, it truly was a revolutionary release. The set includes the iconic Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card.
Led by the popular rookie card for David Robinson, 1989-90 NBA Hoops Basketball may not hold much value but its legacy with collectors remains intact.
Although they’re not worth a lot due to overproduction, 1989-90 O-Pee-Chee Hockey is an otherwise strong set. The rookie crop includes Hall of Famers Joe Sakic and Brian Leetch as well as Theo Fleury and Trevor Linden.
1989-90 Topps Hockey might not be worth a lot, but it’s hard to argue against a set that includes a pair of Hall of Famers the caliber of Joe Sakic and Brian Leetch.
1990 Bowman Baseball might be wildly over-printed, but it has a clean look and a strong rookie card checklist. Frank Thomas, Juan Gonzalez, Larry Walker and Sammy Sosa are among the first-year standouts.
1990 Leaf Baseball reintroduced the brand as a premium release. With a strong rookie crop that includes Frank Thomas, Sammy Sosa and Larry Walker, 1990 Leaf Baseball is one of the decade’s most popular sets.
Led by rookie cards for Emmitt Smith, Junior Seau and Cortez Kennedy, 1990 Score Football is a great example of the designs and overproduction of the hobby at that time.
1990 Topps Baseball boasts one of the flagship brand’s more colorful designs. The 792-card checklist includes rookie cards of Frank Thomas, Sammy Sosa, Bernie Williams and Juan Gonzalez.
1990 Topps Traded Baseball rookies include David Justice, John Olerud and Carlos Baerga. For the first time, the set was distributed as both a factory set and in wax packs.
It may no longer be as valuable as it once was, but 1990 Upper Deck Baseball is still one of the hobby’s most attractive sets. It’s also important for introducing the concept of pack-inserted autographs to the modern hobby.
One of the most popular sets of the era, 1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier Hockey is led by a very strong checklist. Rookies include Jaromir Jagr, Mats Sundin, Sergei Fedorov and Mike Modano.
1990-91 SkyBox Basketball was considered premium at the time. It might not be worth a lot today, but the memorable design and solid checklist give it some lasting relevance.
1990-91 Upper Deck Hockey marked the company’s debut in the sport. Released in two series, the stellar checklist includes rookie cards of Jaromir Jagr, Pavel Bure, Mike Modano and Sergei Fedorov.
Led by Jim Thome and Chipper Jones, 1991 Bowman Baseball has a loaded checklist as far as rookies go. However a plain design and massive print run keep it from reaching the heights it did a year later.
1991 Pro Line Portraits Football is notable for several reasons, most notably its photography, cards of players’ wives and extensive autograph checklist.
1991 Stadium Club is considered one of the landmark releases of the early-90s. Featuring a premium design, the set has the top Brett Favre rookie card.
Stellar photography highlights 1991 Topps Baseball, one of the company’s most attractive sets of all-time. Rookie cards for the 40th anniversary set are led by Chipper Jones.
Given out to troops involved in the first Gulf War, 1991 Topps Desert Shield Baseball is one of the most valuable and historical sets from the early 1990s. Unfortunately, it’s also known for fakes.
1991 Topps Stadium Club Baseball brought the card maker into the premium card market. The set is popular for its minimalist design that stresses stellar photography.
1991 Topps Traded Baseball continues the tradition of the 132-card base set. Key rookies include Jeff Bagwell, Jason Giambi, Ivan Rodriguez and Luis Gonzalez.
Although the cards may not be worth much today, 1991 Upper Deck Baseball is one of the era’s most attractive sets. Highlights include rookie cards of Chipper Jones and Jeff Bagwell as well as the first Michael Jordan baseball card.
1991 Upper Deck Football marked the company’s gridiron debut. Like it did in other sports, the set helped usher in a new era of premium products and designs. Rookies include Brett Favre while the chase has autographs of Joe Montana and Joe Namath.
1991-92 Upper Deck Hockey has all the hallmarks of the company’s early base sets. The cards are high-quality and showcase excellent photography. On top of that, the checklist is loaded with rookies.
1991-92 Upper Deck McDonald’s Hockey marks the first of several sets the card maker produced for Canadian restaurants. The set centers around the All-Star Game.
One of the greatest sets of the 1990s, 1992 Bowman Baseball is highlighted by a massive rookie card checklist. Key cards include Mariano Rivera, Mike Piazza, Manny Ramirez, Chipper Jones and Pedro Martinez.
Although the 700-card base set is largely inexpensive, 1992 Stadium Club Football is led by the second-year card for Brett Favre which maintains strong values.
1992 Topps Baseball marked the end of one era and the beginning of another. It was then end of gum in the flagship set. Gold and Gold Winner cards introduced the pack-inserted parallel concept to the brand. Manny Ramirez leads the checklist.
Nomar Garciaparra and Jason Varitek rookie cards highlight the 1992 Topps Traded Baseball set. The 132-card release bookends the season. Get full details and a complete checklist.
1992 Upper Deck Baseball falls under the category of cheap but gorgeous. The set is highlighted by excellent photographs and high quality standards. Manny Ramirez is the top rookie.
1992-93 Fleer Ultra Hockey is one of the sport’s earliest premium offerings. While it may not be worth a lot today, it features a strong design, compelling inserts and a large list of rookie cards.
Featuring a popular Shaquille O’Neal rookie card, 1992-93 Stadium Club Basketball is further enhanced by the Beam Team insert that includes Michael Jordan and Shaq.
1992-93 Upper Deck Hockey features 640-card checklist spread across two series. A growing number of inserts are joined by rookie cards of Paul Kariya, Saku Koivu, Chris Pronger and more.
1993 Bowman Baseball doesn’t have quite the same prestige as the previous year’s set. However, it does include rookie cards of both Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte.
Upper Deck’s first super premium set, 1993 SP Baseball uses vibrant photos and a clean design. The set is also notable for having the most popular Derek Jeter rookie card.
1993 SP Football saw Upper Deck once again push the limits of a premium set. Rookies include Jerome Bettis, Drew Bledsoe, Mark Brunell and Willie Roaf.
With 825 cards, 1993 Topps Baseball is the company’s largest-ever flagship set. Released in two series, rookie cards include Derek Jeter, Jason Kendall and Jim Edmonds.
A landmark release, 1993 Topps Finest Baseball laid the groundwork for Topps Chrome, Bowman Chrome and all the other chromium releases in the hobby. It is also the first set to have Refractor parallels.
1993 Topps Traded Baseball has the brand’s traditional 132-card configuration. Featuring members of the Team USA squad, Todd Helton’s rookie card leads the checklist.
From a visual standpoint, 1993 Upper Deck Baseball is one of the company’s best. Strong photography and a growing number of inserts highlight the release. It also includes a Derek Jeter rookie card.
1993-94 Topps Finest Basketball marks the brand’s hardcourt debut. The NBA set is led by Michael Jordan and the Refractor parallels along with rookie cards of Anfernee Hardaway and Chris Webber.
1993-94 Upper Deck Hockey continues with the brand’s tradition of glossy cards and some of the best photography in the hobby. The SP brand makes its ice debut as an insert set.
Jorge Posada and Torii Hunter highlight the 1994 Bowman Baseball checklist. While it may not rank among the strongest modern Bowman sets, it’s still respectable.
1994 SP Baseball boasts another strong checklist that is highlighted by the top Alex Rodriguez rookie card. The high-end set’s Holoview FX inserts also remain extremely popular with collectors.
For its sophomore effort, 1994 SP Football continued to push the super premium limits of the day. Highlights include the Marshall Faulk rookie card and All-Pro Holoview inserts.
1994 Topps Baseball is the final set in the flagship line to have 792 cards. Inserts include Gold parallels and Black Gold cards.
Headlined by the Refractor debut for NFL collectors, 1994 Topps Finest Football is a simple release that features a memorable base design and a good mix of top talent in the checklist.
1994 Topps Nancy Kerrigan: My Diary is a strange one. On the one hand it offers a personal look at an Olympic hero. On the other, well, some of the shots are odd for a set of mainstream trading cards.
Released during the MLB strike, 1994 Topps Traded Baseball is the brand’s final 132-card box set. Every set also comes with eight Finest inserts. Paul Konerko is the set’s key rookie card.
1994 Upper Deck Baseball is notable for having rookie cards of both Alex Rodriguez and Michael Jordan. A couple of standout insert sets highlight the chase including a rare dual autograph of Ken Griffey Jr. and Mickey Mantle.
Featuring Grant Hill and Jason Kidd rookies, 1994-95 Topps Finest Basketball also offers popular Refractors and Michael Jordan cards.
Once upon a time, Andruw Jones and 1995 Bowman Baseball were among the hottest things in the hobby land. But after lots of dark and stormy nights, the product doesn’t hold quite the same appeal today.
Once the hottest set in the hobby, 1995 Bowman’s Best Baseball features iconic rookie cards of Andruw Jones and Vladimir Guerrero. While neither both cards have fallen in recent years, the set is still one of the era’s best.
Although it lacks the cornerstone rookie cards the set had in its first two years, 1995 SP Baseball marks a high point as far as premium designs go for the time.
1995 SP Football was considered high-end at the time. Although it’s still gorgeous, it arrived when the hobby was about to transition into a new era of autographs and rarity. Key rookies include Terrell Davis and Curtis Martin.
Boasting an unconventional design and often dramatic photography, 1995 Topps Baseball is a standout year for the flagship set. The print run is also one of the lowest in years, thanks to the 1994-95 work stoppage.
Distributed for the first time exclusively in foil packs, 1995 Topps Traded and Rookies Baseball is a 165-card set. The set is most notable for the Carlos Beltran rookie card, which actually pictures teammate Juan Lebron.
Facing the fallout of the MLB strike, 1995 Upper Deck Baseball added interactive elements in the form of Predictors to entice collectors back. The base set has a minimalist design and not many top rookie cards.
By today’s standards, 1995-96 Topps Finest Basketball is a very simple set. Rookie cards are led by Kevin Garnett, however a solid second tier includes Jerry Stackhouse, Michael Finley and Rasheed Wallace.
As far as rookies go, 1996 Bowman Baseball may be the weakest the brand has ever seen. However, the release does boast a larger number of inserts and an important tweak that is still used today.
Atomic Refractors and a deep rookie class makes 1996 Bowman’s Best Football popular with collectors many years later. Top rookie card options include Ray Lewis, Marvin Harrison, Eddie George, Terrell Owens and more.
1996 Leaf Signature Series Baseball is the first MLB set to have an autograph in every pack. Key signers include Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Greg Maddux and Mariano Rivera.
1996 Topps Baseball is one of the smallest ever for the flagship set. Mickey Mantle plays a key role in the release, getting both a spot in the base set and several insert sets.
1996 Topps Laser Baseball has one of the most out-there designs to ever grace the hobby. Going far beyond traditional die-cuts, the unique set has a simple but challenging configuration.
Led by Atomic Refractors and Kobe Bryant rookie cards, 1996-97 Bowman’s Best Basketball is a chromium treat from the 1990s.
Boasting multiple base tiers, limited Legacy Collection parallels and cool inserts, 1996-97 Flair Showcase Basketball offers plenty. Collectors can find rookie cards for Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson and Ray Allen, as well as base and insert cards for Michael Jordan.
Led by rookie cards for Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson and Ray Allen, 1996-97 Fleer Ultra Basketball is a fun NBA product that is further boosted by a large insert lineup.
1996-97 Skybox E-X2000 Basketball offers an exciting look back at the peak of ’90s basketball collecting. The distinct set offers rookie cards for Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson and Ray Allen.
Featuring loud designs, plenty of color and an abundance of Zs, 1996-97 Skybox Z-Force Basketball offers a fun look back at 1990s collecting. The product includes the popular Big Men on Court inserts and rookie cards for Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, Ray Allen and Steve Nash.
1996-97 SP Basketball is led by several standout insert sets. It’s also bolstered by several top rookie cards, including Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Allen Iverson.
1996-97 Topps Chrome Basketball features one of the best rookie card lineups for a modern basketball card set with Kobe Bryant leading the way. High-grade copies and Refractors are highly desired.
Led by Kobe Bryant, 1996-97 Topps Finest Basketball features a stellar rookie crop. The multi-tiered checklist makes building a complete set a challenge.
1997 Bowman Chrome Baseball helped bring rookie cards back to the forefront of the hobby. Led by rookie cards of Roy Halladay, Lance Berkman and others, it remains one of the best modern baseball card sets.
1997 Flair Showcase Baseball is notable for several reasons. Visually stunning, it comes with a somewhat complicated structure. However, it’s probably best known for introducing the hobby to the concept of one-of-one cards.
Featuring several top rookie cards, the condition-sensitive 1997 SP Authentic Football set commands strong value and interest. The key rookies include current and future Hall of Fame inductees Walter Jones, Orlando Pace and Tony Gonzalez.
1997 Topps Baseball includes reprints of classic Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays cards. Other highlights include Mays and Derek Jeter autographs and lots of foil-based inserts.
An extremely rare test issue, 1997 Topps ProShooters Marbles are frequently found on the lists of hardcore player collectors. The two checklists are even more desirable.
Headlined by a strong checklist of Hall of Fame autographs, 1997 Upper Deck Legends Football is one of the greatest modern sets of all-time. The on-card signatures and appealing design have made it a hobby favorite.
Led by Essential Credentials parallels, Jambalaya inserts and rookie cards for Tim Duncan, 1997-98 Skybox E-X2001 Basketball is a product that is worth revisiting.
The birthplace of Precious Metal Gems parallels, 1997-98 Metal Universe Basketball is also the place to find popular 1990s inserts like Platinum Portrait and Titanium. Tim Duncan and Tracy McGrady are the top rookie options.
Headlined by Refractors and the best rookie card options for Tim Duncan and Tracy McGrady, 1997-98 Topps Chrome Basketball is a popular 1990s product that is still relatively affordable.
1998 Bowman Chrome Baseball details, key card listing, card gallery, highlights hot auctions and other information. Rookie cards include Jimmy Rollins and Magglio Ordonez.
Led by the Peyton Manning rookie card, 1998 SP Authentic Football is one of the most popular sets of the late-90s. Other rookies include Randy Moss and Ahman Green. Autographs fall one per hobby box.
1998 Topps Baseball marks the debut of Alex Rodriguez in the flagship brand. Split between two series, the set has just 503 cards. 1998 Topps Baseball also pays tribute to Roberto Clemente by reprinting all of his base cards.
1998-99 SP Authentic Basketball is headlined by the numbered rookie cards for Paul Pierce, Dirk Nowitzki and Vince Carter. Michael Jordan is also a major focus and is included in the popular Sign of the Times insert line.
1998 Bowman Chrome Baseball details, key card listing, card gallery, highlights hot auctions and other information. Rookie cards include Josh Hamilton, C.C. Sabathia, Carl Crawford and Alfonso Soriano.
Every card in 1999 Collector’s Edge Masters Football is serial numbered, something that was still somewhat novel at the time. Rookies include Kurt Warner and Edgerrin James.
Clocking in at 462 cards, 1999 Topps Baseball is one of the smallest ever for the flagship set. The checklist is highlighted by variations for each of Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa’s 1998 home runs.
1999 Topps Traded Baseball marks the return of the late-season box set. Loaded with rookies, each set also comes with a rookie autograph. Highlights include Josh Hamilton and C.C. Sabathia.
2000 Bowman Chrome Baseball marks a solid but not spectacular year for the brand. Key rookie cards include Roy Oswalt, Barry Zito and Carlos Zambrano. Get complete details, buying guide and a full set checklist.
Highlighted by one of the best autograph checklists ever for a baseball card set, 2000 Fleer Greats of the Game Baseball looks to the game’s past. The set is also notable for having one of the first Mickey Mantle memorabilia cards.
2000 Pacific Private Stock Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
The rookie card for Tom Brady leads the way in 2000 SP Authentic Football. Several autograph sets and base inserts can also be found.
Split between two series, 2000 Topps Baseball has just 478 cards. Although tough to pull, the autograph lineup is extremely strong. Other highlights include Hank Aaron reprints and the challenging Magic Moments base set variations.
2000 Topps Traded and Rookies Baseball comes packaged as a box set with one rookie autograph. Miguel Cabrera and Adrian Gonzalez rookies highlight a strong checklist. The Cabrera autograph is one of the decade’s best cards.
The 2001 Bowman Baseball card set is arguably the best modern Bowman set ever produced thanks to rookie cards of Albert Pujols, Justin Morneau and Jose Reyes.
2001 Bowman Chrome Baseball elevated the Bowman Chrome brand to a whole new level thanks to a phenomenal cast of rookie cards led by Albert Pujols and Ichiro.
2001 Bowman’s Best Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
Configuration: 24 packs per box. 5 cards per pack. One in 8 packs have an autograph or game used card! That is an average of 3 autographs or game used per box! This set is loaded with some excellent rookies and awesome inserts! Base Set:30 Rookies numbered to 1500 Inserts:15 @ LG (1:23)15 high interest […]
2001 Fleer Genuine Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, and box buying guide.
2001 Fleer Hot Prospects Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
2001 Pacific Crown Royale Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
Headlined by the sole autographed rookie card for Tiger Woods, 2001 SP Authentic Golf is an important modern golf product. The release also includes autographed cards for Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.
2001 SPx Baseball includes autographed rookie cards from two of the game’s all-time greats — Ichiro Suzuki and Albert Pujols. The multi-tiered set includes tons of numbered rookies, autographs and jersey cards.
2001 Topps Baseball features a 790-card base set that is highlighted by rookie cards of Ichiro, Jake Peavy, and Travis Hafner.
2001 Topps Heritage Baseball launched one of the most popular baseball card brands. Done in the style of 1952 Topps, it also solidified retro-themed sets as a hobby mainstay.
One could definitely make a case for 2001 Topps Traded Chrome and 2001 Topps Traded Baseball being the strongest Topps Traded / Update series sets ever released by Topps thanks to a checklist that includes rookie cards of Albert Pujols, Ichiro, Jose Reyes, and Justin Morneau.
2001 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Baseball upped the ante on high-end sets at the time. Besides having one of two autographed Ichiro Suzuki rookie cards, the Japanese sensation has a memorabilia card in every box.
A stellar rookie crop led by autographs of Joe Mauer and David Wright make 2002 Bowman Chrome Baseball another desirable set. Refractors, X-fractors and Gold Refractors further fuel the chase.
One of the premier baseball card sets of the early millennium, 2002 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Baseball includes both regular Bowman and Bowman Chrome in the same package. Key rookies in the set include Curtis Granderson, Joey Votto, Cole Hamels, Nick Swisher and James Loney.
2002 Topps Baseball is highlighted by the Joe Mauer rookie card. The set also has 73 different Barry Bonds home run variations, honoring his single-season record.
2002 Topps Traded and Rookies Baseball marks the second straight year the late-season set included both Topps and Topps Chrome cards. Jose Bautista is the key rookie card.
2002 Upper Deck SP Authentic Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
Although not quite the blockbuster as the two previous years, 2003 Bowman Chrome Baseball is still another strong option for rookie card collectors. Key cards include autographs of Hanley Ramirez, Brian McCann and Kevin Youkilis.
Combining Bowman and Bowman Chrome into one release, 2003 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects is highlighted by rookie cards of Robinson Cano, Ryan Howard and a Nick Markakis autograph. Inserts include a variety of Refractors and additional autographs.
2003 Fleer Mystique Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
2003 Leaf Limited Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
2003 Topps Baseball cards are instantly recognizable for their blue borders. The rookie crop isn’t fantastic, with Kevin Youkilis leading the way. However, there are lots of inserts and a growing sense of nostalgia.
2003 Topps Traded & Rookies Baseball marked the third straight year the set combined both the Topps and Topps Chrome brands. The rookie-heavy checklist includes Robinson Cano, Hanley Ramirez and Brian McCann.
2003 Topps Tribute World Series Edition Baseball is a high-end look at the history of the World Series. The hit-per-pack product includes relics from Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson and more.
2003 Upper Deck SP Authentic Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
Basically two sets in one, 2003-04 Bowman Basketball is a rather odd NBA release that offers a double dose of LeBron James rookie cards with both regular Bowman and Bowman Chrome options.
Featuring one of the most popular rookie cards for LeBron James, 2003-04 Topps Chrome Basketball and the many Refractor parallels offer collectors plenty of choices. The set also includes rookie cards for Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
2003-04 Topps Finest Basketball features a distinct design and key rookie cards for LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony. A main component of any Finest release, several Refractor parallels are also available.
One of the greatest sets of all-time, 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Basketball redefined the high-end sports card market. The set includes the top rookie cards of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony.
Although not the greatest checklist in the history of the brand, 2004 Bowman Chrome Baseball still boasts the highly desirable autographed Felix Hernandez rookie card. The release also has the refractors parallels collectors expect.
2004 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects checklist, set info, key cards, card gallery, reviews, boxes for sale and much more. Key rookie cards include autographs of Phil Hughes, Homer Bailey and Gio Gonzalez.
2004 Bowman Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
Led by signed rookie cards for Ben Roethlisberger, Philip Rivers, Eli Manning and Larry Fitzgerald, 2004 SP Authentic Football is still very popular with collectors. On-card autographs and a solid design further enhance the appeal.
While not the strongest checklist from a rookie card standpoint, 2004 Topps Baseball has a clean design that stands up well. With the World Series celebrating its 100th anniversary, several insert sets celebrate the Fall Classic.
Configuration: 6 packs per box. 1 card per pack. Expectations are high for 2004 Topps Originals Baseball – Signature Edition. Brought to collectors for the first time, every single-card pack guarantees ONE AUTOGRAPHED VINTAGE BUY-BACK CARD from a Retired Star! Every card is autographed, hand-numbered, encased and securely sealed. Over 150 Retired Stars have Autographed […]
2004 Topps Traded & Rookies Baseball updates both the flagship Topps and Topps Chrome lines. The 220-card set mixes players pictured with their new teams and prospects. Felix Hernandez is the key rookie card.
2004 Upper Deck Finite Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
2004-05 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Basketball may not be as strong as the legendary debut from a year earlier, but it’s no sophomore slump either. Dwight Howard leads the list of rookie cards.
Justin Verlander and Matt Kemp autographs highlight the deep 2005 Bowman Chrome Baseball rookie checklist. The set also introduced the hobby to Bowman Chrome Superfractors, which have become the top rookie one-of-one cards.
2005 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects is one of the most loaded sets in the modern hobby. Mixing Bowman and Bowman Chrome, key rookie cards include Ryan Braun, Jacob Ellsbury, Jered Weaver and Ricky Romero.
2005 Donruss Throwback Threads Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
2005 Donruss Zenith Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
2005 Leaf Certified Materials Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
2005 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
2005 Press Pass Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
2005 Topps Baseball is a straight-forward release featuring a somewhat simple design and lots of inserts. Key rookie cards include Justin Verlander and Ian Kinsler.
2005 Topps Finest Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
2005 Topps Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
2005 Topps Turkey Red Baseball hit at a time when modern retro-themed sets were hitting their stride. Featuring variations, short prints, autographs and parallels, in many ways, it helped establish the format perfected by Topps Allen & Ginter.
2005 Topps Updates and Highlights has a loaded checklist that includes rookie cards of Ryan Braun, Matt Kemp, Andrew McCutchen and Jered Weaver. Hobby boxes promise a relic, most of which are focused on the All-Star Game.
2005 Upper Deck Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
2005 Upper Deck SP Authentic Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
2005 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
2005 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
Although it has one of the weakest rookie crops in the brand’s history, 2005-06 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Basketball still packs a punch with its high-end lineup of autograph and memorabilia cards.
2005-06 Upper Deck Hockey is one of the strongest sets in the history of the flagship hockey line. Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin, Corey Perry and Henrik Lundqvist are just some of the notable rookie cards.
There’s high-end hockey cards and then there’s The Cup. Here’s a detailed look and full checklist for the set that started it, 2005-06 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey.
2006 Bowman Chrome saw a major shift as Prospects with no major league experience were given a separate insert set, graying the definitions of what some consider to be rookie cards. Key autographs in the set include Prince Fielder, Justin Upton and Alex Gordon.
Outside of Evan Longoria and Clayton Kershaw Bowman Chrome autographs, 2006 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects Baseball is an overall weak release for the brand. However, there are a couple of dark horses collectors can watch for. And, as always, Refractor rainbows remain a popular choice.
2006 Bowman Sterling Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
2006 Donruss Classics Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
2006 Donruss Elite Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
2006 Fleer Flair Showcase Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
2006 Fleer Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
2006 Leaf Certified Materials Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
2006 Leaf Rookies and Stars Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
2006 Press Pass Legends Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
2006 Score Select Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
With roots in a release more than a century earlier, 2006 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball is a wildly popular set that mixes vintage and modern collecting.
2006 Topps Baseball is a transition year for the flagship brand. It sees a new set configuration, the return of a legend and the inclusion of a card that wasn’t supposed to be.
Configuration: 12 packs per box. 6 cards per pack. Topps is proud to introduce the ultimate autograph collector’s set – 2006 Topps Co-Signers Baseball. Every box is guaranteed 1 Co-Signers Dual Autographed Card and 2 Single Autographed Cards – that’s 4 signatures per box! Every 24-box case is guaranteed 1 Co-Signers Dual Cut-Signature Card, featuring […]
2006 Topps Draft Picks and Prospects Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
Configuration: 36 packs per box. 12 cards per pack. 2006 Topps Baseball Updates and Highlights is THE season wrap-up to complete your collection. Including all the major player moves and the fresh faces of the year, plus a complete season recap extending all the way through the World Series, Updates and Highlights takes your Topps […]
2006 Topps Triple Threads Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
Although 2006 Topps Updates & Highlights Baseball doesn’t have any major rookie cards, the set does provide a detailed bookend to the 2006 season. Inserts include career looks at Barry Bonds and Mickey Mantle and their home run chases.
2006 Upper Deck Arena Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
2006 Upper Deck Exquisite Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
2006 Upper Deck SP Authentic Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
2006 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
Because of evolving rookie card rules and definitions, 2007 Bowman Chrome Baseball is split between a base set and Prospect inserts. Key autographs include Tim Lincecum, Joba Chamberlain and Dellin Betances.
Autographs and Refractors highlight 2007 Bowman Draft Picks & Baseball. Focusing almost entirely on rookies, prospects and draft picks, the set combines the Bowman and Bowman Chrome brands. Get full info, including a complete checklist and buying guide.
2007 Bowman Sterling Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
Configuration: 4 packs per box. 4 cards per pack. PER BOX ITEMS- 4 Materials or Autographs (with at least one autograph)- 2 Parallels- 2 Inserts Per display broken down as follows:- Pack 1: Autograph- Pack 2: Hollywood Legend- Pack 3: Cinema Star, Co-Star or Sports Legend- Pack 4: Mix PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTSLook for Cinema Stars – […]
2007 Donruss Classics Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
2007 Leaf Rookies and Stars Longevity Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
A bland design, weak rookie crop and repetitive inserts make 2007 Topps Baseball one of the company’s less-desirable flagship sets. The most notable card in the set is the Derek Jeter, which had Mickey Mantle and George W. Bush added to the background.
Configuration: 2 mini boxes per display box. 1 pack per mini box. 6 cards per pack. (18 display boxes per case.) PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS Each 18-Box Case Contains Both: * A 1 of 1 Autographed Triple Relic!* A Triple Autograph Triple Relic card numbered to 36 or less! Every 9-count case contains one of the two […]
The 2007 Topps Updates & Highlights Baseball checklist is largely filled with rookies and late-season roster moves. Like the 2007 flagship Topps sets, the main set is overshadowed by short prints and variations.
Configuration: 10 packs per box. 4 cards per pack. CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS * Collect three numbered memorabilia cards per box, on average!* Pull 1 of 1 autographed MLB Rare Apparel cards!* Discover Autofacts signature cards falling one per box, on average!* Look for rare Artifacts bat knob cards!* Find 1 of 1 regular card parallels! PRODUCT […]
Product Reviews Product Details Product Reviews 2007 Upper Deck Masterpiece is one of the most underrated and original baseball cards sets of 2007. Overshadowed by flashier brands such as SPX, Bowman Chrome, Triple Threads and Upperdeck Premier, many collectors missed this great product. The 2007 offering of Masterpiece is flat out one of the best […]
Configuration: 4 packs per box. 4 cards per pack. CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS* Find an average of 2 memorabilia cards and 1 signature card in every pack! 12 signature and/or memorabilia cards per box!* Each box contains 1 patch card numbered to 50 or less on average!* Look for Ultimate Rookies numbered to 299!* Featuring 1 of […]
Product Details Product Details 2008 Bowman Baseball now features even more must-have, Bowman Exclusive cards than ever before! NEW this year, 2008 Bowman Baseball presents Hobby Exclusive AUTOGRAPHED Bowman Chrome Prospect Cards, at an insertion rate of 1 per Hobby and HTA Box and introduces Bowman Scouts Autographed Cards, highlighting baseball scouts who have signed […]
2008 Bowman Chrome Baseball is a more hits-focused set aimed at prospectors. With more than 40 autographs, plus lots of Refractors, putting a complete set together is a challenge. Evan Longoria is the key rookie card in the set.
2008 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Baseball has one of the strongest autograph lineups in recent history. Key signers include Michael (Giancarlo) Stanton, Buster Posey and Jesus Montero. As usual, Refractors remain popular as well.
Configuration: 24 packs per box. 7 cards per pack. Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects Baseball gives collectors two of their favorite brands in one product – Bowman AND Bowman Chrome! This year, Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects Baseball features more than 110 Topps Exclusive Bowman and Bowman Chrome Prospect Cards and proudly introduces Bowman Chrome […]
2008 Playoff Contenders Baseball Rookie Ticket Autograph Short Print Checklist.
2008 Topps Baseball takes on an increasing non-baseball focus with several politically themed cards and inserts. The base set design is distinct for its white borders and colorful circles at the tops of the cards. Joey Votto is the most notable rookie.
2008 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball marks the first time the brand had an update series. The 220-card checklist includes several short prints. Evan Longoria and Pablo Sandoval are the key rookie cards.
Despite a couple of great rookie cards in Clayton Kershaw and Evan Longoria, 2008 Topps Updates & Highlights Baseball is remembered most for its short prints and variations. The most notable pictures Sarah Palin as a beauty queen.
Configuration: 16 packs per box. 8 cards per pack. CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS:- Hollywood Memorabilia cards, one per box on average!- One Autograph and Two MLB Memorabilia Cards per box, on average!- One Yankee Stadium Legacy Memorabilia Card per case, on average!- Three Patch cards per case, on average!- Two Autographed Memorabilia cards per case, on average!- […]
2008 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Football features one of the strongest rookie lineups in the brand’s storied history. Matt Ryan, Darren McFadden and Joe Flacco are among the high-end highlights.
While there are several key rookies to chase, 2008-09 Topps Chrome Basketball has seen a strong uptick thanks to the base cards for LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.
2008-2009 Topps Treasury Basketball card set information and price comparisons.
2008-09 Upper Deck Basketball Card Set Details, Reviews, and Hobby Box Price Comparisons.
2008-09 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey card set information and price comparisons.
Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Love lead the rookie charge in 2008-09 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Basketball. The ultra high-end set features one of its strongest lineups with lots of rookies, autographs and patch combinations.
In depth 2009 Bowman Chrome Baseball card product review and set information.
2009 Bowman Chrome Football Product Information Product Highlights: (1) Autographed Rookie Card (1) Rookie Box Loader per box Look for (1) Rookie Card per pack 2009 Bowman Chrome Football Product Breakdown Autographed Rookie Cards – 1 PER BOX. Autographed rookie card variations of 50 key rookies including Matthew Stafford, Michael Crabtree and Mark Sanchez. Available […]
Driven by the first Mike Trout MLB autograph, 2009 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Baseball sees the familiar year-end return of rookies and emerging stars. The slightly revamped checklist makes room for 35 World Baseball Classic cards.
2009 Bowman Draft Football is a big step up from Topps’ first attempts at preseason rookie-packed football card products, Topps Progression and Topps Draft Picks and Prospects. One of the high points of this set is that 75% of the autographs seeded in it feature on-card autographs – always a nice touch in this […]
Product Details Product Details Configuration: 6 packs per box. 5 cards per pack. Hobby Exclusive!2009 Bowman Sterling Baseball will exceed collectors’ expectations once again with sought after Rookies, Prospects, Autograph Rookies, and Exclusive Autograph Bowman Prospects. Every 5-card pack (mini box) contains: – 2 Rookie/Prospect Autograph Cards – 1 World Baseball Classic Relic Card – […]
2009 Donruss Gridiron Gear Football card set information, product reviews, and price comparisons.
2009 Donruss Limited Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
2009 Playoff Prestige Football Hits Per Box: 4 Box Configuration: 24 Packs / 8 Cards Per Pack Product Information Every Hobby Box Contains: (4) Autograph and/or Game Used Memorabilia Cards (1 Autograph Guaranteed) (24) Rookie Cards (1) Insert or Parallel (3) Draft Picks Light Blue (1) Extra Points Gold (1) NFL Draft Insert (1) Prestigious […]
Topps’ Allen and Ginter baseball has become one of the most popular baseball card products on the market, since reentering the brand reentered the hobby under the Topps Brand name in 2006. Topps Allen and Ginter is one of the rare products that seems to appeal to almost every type of baseball card collector. Topps […]
Led by a host of short print variations, tons of inserts and a David Freese rookie card, 2009 Topps Baseball shows an increased focus on photography. The 660-card set split evenly between two series. Many of the inserts focus on retired greats and Hall of Famers.
2009 Topps Finest Football card product review, set information, and price comparisons.
2009 Topps Heritage High Number Edition Baseball Box Details, Reviews, and Price Comparisons.
Manufacturer: Topps Price: $85 per hobby box Release Date: 11/2/09 Hits Per Box: 2 Hobby Configuration: 24 packs per box, 6 cards per pack 2009 Topps Mayo Football Product Information Product Highlights: All New Classic Designs Rip Cards (NEW) Cut Signature Cards (NEW) Box Loaders (NEW) New Insert Sets 2009 Topps Mayo Football Product Breakdown […]
Box Configuration: 24 packs per box. 8 cards per pack. A New All-Painted Series Featuring:2 Autographed, 1 Relic, and 1 Cabinet Card Per Hobby Box. BASE CARDS (200 TOTAL CARDS) – 7 PER PACK. Classic Chicle Design- 165 Veterans, Legends, Rookies, 50 Short Print, and 5 Short Print Variation Cards BOX LOADER (50 TOTAL […]
Release Date: 02/01/10Look to pull (2) Autographed Refractor Rookie cards and (1) Autographed Refractor Patch card per box (on average). Approximate Release Date: 2/1/2010 -Every card is refracted-Every Autographed Refractor card is sequentially numbered-Each pack contains 4 Topps Platinum Veteran base cards PLUS 1 Chrome Rookie card AUTOGRAPH REFRACTOR ROOKIE CARDS – 50 subjects – […]
Configuration: 6 packs per box. 5 cards per pack. Product Highlights: 3 Autographed Relic and 3 Relic Cards Numbered to 99 or Less Per Box 1 Autograph Relic or Relic Card Per Pack Every Value-Added Card Is Numbered 6 Parallel Cards Serial Numbered to 199 or Less Per Box Hobby Exclusive Product 2009 Topps Tribute […]
Hobby Configuration: 18 boxes per case, 3 mini-boxes per box, 6 cards per mini-box Product Highlights: Pigskin Parallels Triple Fold-Out Book Cards with Jersey Letters, Jersey-Front #’s, and Crest Logos Jumbo Plus Sleeve Patches (1) Auto Triple Relic serial numbered To 99 Or Less Per Box (1) Triple Auto Triple Relic serial numbered To 36 […]
Configuration: 24 packs per box. 7 cards per pack. Each pack contains 6 Topps Unique Baseball Base Cards Plus 1 Parallel Card! PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:- ONE AUTOGRAPH and TWO RELIC CARDS PER BOX!- ONE UNIQUE AUTOGRAPH RELIC or RELIC CARD PER 10-COUNT CASE! *INCLUDING: Bat Barrel Cards, Bat Knob Autograph Cards, MLB Logoman Autograph Cards, Majestic […]
Box Configuration: 24 packs per box. 7 cards per pack. PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS: BASE CARDS (200) – 6 PER PACK.Rookies (50) 1:2 packsVeterans (150) BASE PARALLEL CARDS (800 card variations) – 1 PER PACK.Unique (200) #’d 1/1Reserve (200) #’d to 25Select (200) #’d to 99Premier (200) #’d INSERT CARDS (200 card variations) – 10 PER BOX.Unique […]
Offering a final look at the season, 2009 Topps Updates & Highlights Baseball focuses largely on rookies and roster moves. Aimed at set builders, many of the inserts carry on from the season’s previous two flagship sets.
Price: $79 per hobby box
Product Review: 3.5 out of 5 (Very Good)
2009 Upper Deck Draft Football Product Profile Release Date: 5/26/09 (Delayed from original date of 5/5) Hobby Configuration: 12 Boxes Per Case / 16 Packs Per Box / 10 Cards Per Pack Product Information 2009 Upper Deck Draft Football Product Highlights (5) rookie autographs per box on average All individual autographs are signed on-card (1) […]
2009 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Football continued with the brand’s focus on ultra high-end hits. All cards are numbered and all autographs are on-card. Key rookies include Matthew Stafford and Mark Sanchez.
Release Date: 02/23/10 – The Bonus Pack is Back. Every box of 2009 Exquisite Football will contain a BONUS PACK that includes one additional AUTOGRPAHED-MEMORABILIA card. – Features hinged design with rookies, veterans and legends. – Look for Exquisite Book Marks featuring multi-signed hinged cards. – Rookie Autographs are numbered to 225 or less. – […]
2009 Upper Deck Football Cards Set Info, Reviews, Auction Tracker and box buying guide.
2009 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Baseball Card Reviews, Information, and Deals.
2009 Upper Deck Philadelphia Football Product Review and Set Information.
2009 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Baseball Box Details, Reviews, and 2009 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Baseball Buying Guide.
2009-10 Absolute Memorabilia Basketball is a relic driven middle to high end basketball card product that showcases sharp card design, the popular RPM Rookie Card, and plenty of interesting pieces of basketball memorabilia from players past and present.
ITG Heroes and Prospects Update Set features a 50-card base set, 1 Auto, and 1 Memorabilia card.
OPC Premier takes the ice for one final skate this August, Upper Deck announced that this will be the final season for the one of the hobbies most interesting hockey products. Premier is known for it’s unique manufactured patches, quad memorabilia rookie autographs, and it’s unique throwback card design.
2009-10 Panini Classics Basketball Card Set Details, Reviews, Box Price Comparisons, and Auction Tracker.
2009-10 Panini Court Kings Basketball Set Checklist, Product Details, Reviews, Boxes, and Auction Tracker.
Update brings the 2009-10 basketball card season to a close with plenty of on-card auto’s and relics from the season that was.
2009-10 Panini Timeless Treasures Basketball Card Set Details, Reviews, Box Price Comparisons, and Auction Tracker.
2009-10 Panini Timeless Treasures Basketball is perhaps the most well polished Panini release to date. The plethora of potential hits combined with the sleek high end design and affordable price tag make this set a winner through and through for any basketball card collector looking to buy a medium to high end box to break.
2009-10 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Basketball Card Set Details, Reviews, Box Price Comparisons, and Auction Tracker.
Incredible only begins to describe the number of autographed cards in SP Authentic Hockey. The multi-tiered “Sign of the Times” insert kicks things off with a single-signed version that has a tremendous heritage. The Sign of the Times lineup then parlays to “Duals,” some of which are Mystery Redemptions; “Trios” (numbered to 25); “Quads” (numbered […]
2009-10 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey Card Set Details, Reviews, Box Price Comparisons, and Auction Tracker.
2010 Absolute Memorabilia Football’s design has taken a few steps back since the days of Donruss but it still remains true to form, boasting fantastic multi-colored memorabilia patches and their always popular trademark Rookie Premiere Materials inserts.
2010 Bowman Draft is the same prospect heavy product we’ve seen in the past, but this year’s set will take full advantage of Topps’ agreement with USA Baseball, featuring Team USA 16 and Under Autographs.
Bowman Platinum is a brand new end of the season “prospecting” product that comes in at a relitively low price point and appears to offer prospectors plenty of intriguing cards. The Six Auto Book cards, the Strasburg/Heyward Dual Relic Auto, and my personal favorite, the inclusion of Miguel Sano add up to what should be a pretty cool prospecting product.
Bowman Sterling is back for another season of high end prospecting. This year’s addition is bolstered by the strongest MLB Rookie Class in years and the addition of USA Baseball to the lineup. The 20-hit per box Sterling is set to hit hobby store shelves in late December.
2010 Bowman Sterling Football returns for another season of high-end gridiron action. What sets Sterling apart from most other Topps Football offerings is that the base set is filled with rookie autographs, relics, and relic autographs, which means they qualify as true rookie cards.
Elite is second to only Bowman Chrome when it comes to high quality prospecting cards. Last season Elite was one of the season’s best products and there is no reason 2010 can’t deliver more of the same.
2010 Donruss Elite Football card reviews, product details, and box comparisons.
The well-traveled and popular Donruss Rated Rookie returns to the world of football cards this January in the form a 100-card box set. From Bryant to Tebow, the checklist is chalked with 2010’s top rookies. Each Rated Rookie Box Set delivers 1 auto and a complete 100 card set for $19.99.
Upper Deck’s legendary high-end brand enters its freshman season with the NCAA football license. The latest Exquisite Collection promises the same craftsmanship collectors have come to expect with a few new twists including Tri-Fold Signature Book Cards. 2010 Exquisite Collection is scheduled to hit hobby shop shelves on March 31st, 2011.
Famous Fabrics Second Editon offers collectors an “unlicensed” trip through American sports history through some of the industries most unique and daring relics and autographs. If you crave something interesting and profound, your search may have come to an end with Famous Fabrics Second Editon. Perhaps no product in trading card history has chronicled sports histroy better than Famous Fabrics Second Edition.
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!
Formerly known as 2010 Razor MMA, the high-end Mixed Martial Arts trading card product packs plenty of punch, offering collectors 1 autograph per pack. It also features 40 MMA fighters who have yet to appear on a trading card, namely Fedor Emelianenko.
Panini’s National Treasures will look to establish itself as football’s premier high-end rookie patch auto this March. The $400 per box football card offering delivers six hits per single pack box and the possibility of pulling big name rookies, hearty patches and legendary signatures.
Build your ultimate fantasy team and dominate your opponents with stars like Peyton Manning, Tim Tebow, Adrian Peterson, and Patrick Willis.
2010 Panini Century Collection is a high-end trading card tour of American History featuring legends from the world of sports, space, cinema and beyond. Every card in Century Collection is either an autograph or memorabilia card.
2010 Panini Certified Football sports tons of serial numbered cards, 1 Platinum Hot Box per case and plenty of 2010 NFL rookies.
Unfortunately, 2010 Classics is as generic as it’s name. At times it’s can be appealing, but for the most part it struggles to differentiate itself from similar Panini Products, never establishing an identity.
Crown Royale is a classy designed middle to high end football card offering highlighted by a great combination of past legends like Barry Sanders, current legends like Brett Favre, and future legends like Tim Tebow. Crown Royale also knows how to die cut a card, so if your a fan of the die cut, you might want to check out Crown Royale come late November.
2010 Panini Epix is the latest addition to the Panini Football lineup, the first-year mid-level product features Panini’s new “HoloEmboss” card technology.
Panini’s finite football card investment opportunity known as “Limited” returns for another season of high end, low numbered fun this November. Each 7-card box contains 3 autographs or memorabilia cards and plenty of names past, present, and future.
2010 Panini Plates & Patches is a freshman high-end football card offering based on the popular “Plates & Patches” insert sets from Panini’s Gridiron Gear Football. Plates & Patches is set to release in December and offers collectors 4-hits per one pack hobby box.
2010 Prestige Football card set checklist, product review, product details, and more.
With 2010 Rookies & Stars, Panini looks to build upon last year’s success and further establish the brand as one of the industries most fan friendly products.
The late August football card release will bring with it plenty of Rookies, Rookie Auto’s, Retired Legends, and Relics.
The yearly gridiron right of passage known as “Contenders” returns for another season of high-quality rookie autographs! 2010 Playoff Contenders promises plenty of short print chasing, set building madness come early January. Each 24-pack hobby box delivers 4-5 autographs and a short stack of parallels and inserts.
Release Date: 02/24/10Box Configuration: 5 cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 20 boxes per case- (1) Autograph Per Box Featuring Press Pass Autographs Found Only In Press Pass 2010 And Press Pass Eclipse. Also Look For Hobby Only Press Pass “Track Edition” Autographs, Seq. #’D To 10. – (3) Memorabilia Cards Per Box Featuring:*Big […]
Release Date: 01/22/106 cards per pack, 24 packs per boxLook to pull (1) Game-Used Memorabilia card and (1) Autographed card per box (on average). -Memorabilia Cards – Authentic race-used flag cards including single, double, triple and oversized memorabilia cards (1:24) -Special Ink Autos – Featuring authentc autograph cards signed in drivers’ sponsor colors -Element Mystery […]
Five Star is a new addition to the Press Pass racing card roster. Each 5-card pack of the ultra high end NASCAR product will come in a collectible wooden box and feature nothing but relics, autographs, and low numbered cards.
2010 Press Pass Football returns with a fresh class of NFL rookies and their trademark red ink short print autographs and inscriptions!
2010 Press Pass Showcase is a high-end racing card product that offers NASCAR fans a chance to collect some extremely cool autographed and memorabilia cards. From Danica Patrick firesuit relic auto’s to Dale Earnhardt Sr. sheet metal relics, Showcase definitely puts on a show worthy of collecting.
2010 Press Pass Stealth packs plenty of NASCAR into a 24-pack, low price point Racing Card product. As usual, Stealth offers NASCAR enthusiasts some of the hobbies best relics and low numbered parallels. This year’s Stealth looks extra strong with the inclusion of Danica Patrick’s first on-card auto and plenty of high quality sheet metal memorabilia.
2010 Press Pass Wheels Main Event Racing features Match-Up Autographs, Fight Card sets and much more, all at a low pack price.
2010 Ringside Boxing Round One features all the big name boxing legends, including Ali, Dundee, Tyson, and many more.
2010 Score Football Card Set Details, Reviews, Box Price Comparisons, and Auction Tracker.
Upper Deck brings it’s flagship football card product to the College Gridiron this March. SP Authentic returns with plenty of old favorites like Rookie Authentic Patch Autographs as well as some interesting new additions including BCS Championship and SP College Pride autographed patch cards.
2010 Sport Kings Series D Card Set Details, Reviews, Box Price Comparisons, and Auction Tracker.
2010 SPx will go where no SPx has gone before, College Football. With the latest encarnation of SPx Football, Upper Deck will try to prove to the collecting world that their is indeed life beyond the NFL License.
TriStar’s latest TNA trading card offering brings plenty of fresh faces and intriguing new cards to the ring this December. Several new inclusions of intrigue include Lovely Lock’s Hair Cards featuring TNA’s Knockouts, Sting Face Paint Autos and Letterman and Jeff Hardy Original Art Cards.
Release Date: 02/15/10 Booster Box Configuration: 36 packs per box, 5 cards per pack After a successful launch in 2009, Topps Attax is back in 2010.- The only MLB card game that lets kids battle head-to-head against friends Dedicated in-stadium program, with all 30 MLB teams sampling throughout the season Massive grass roots sampling program […]
2010 Topps Attax Football Card Set Details, Reviews, Box Price Comparisons, and Auction Tracker.
2010 Topps Chrome Baseball Card Set Details, Reviews, Box Price Comparisons, and Auction Tracker.
Finest is known for it’s craftmanship, the mini-box, and it’s consistantly strong card design. The biggest addition to 2010 Finest is the new Atomic Die-Cut Refractor Rookie Card.
Topps Five Star is a new high-end $400 per pack gridiron offering with aspirations of becoming the king of the football rookie card. This upcoming February, Five Star will attempt to become Football’s version of Upper Deck’s The Cup Hockey and Panini’s National Treasures Basketball.
Topps’ first football card product of 2010 features the top 110 NFL Rookies from this year’s draft in their new NFL uniforms, as well as a host of new inserts like NFL Draft 75th Anniversary, 1952 Bowman, and Red Zone Rookie cards.
Topps Magic is back for another season of vintage gridiron action. The 2010 rendition will feature NFL logos rather than 2009’s NCAA logos and theme. If 2010 Magic is anything like last years, it will be one of the years best products.
2010 Topps Platinum Football Card Set Checklist, Reviews, Box Price Comparisons, and More..
Topps Prime Football is set to launch it’s “rookie” campaign this November packing plenty of high quality rookies and relics into a 10-pack box. The freshman football card product features low numbered parallels, thick 36-point base card stock, and some intriguing memorabilia inclusions including gloves, wristbands, and more!
This highly anticipated release highlights 220 Top Minor League Prospects and 2009 Top Draft Picks. It will mark the first time that many of Razor’s large crop of exclusive 2008 MLB draft picks (including Tim Beckham and Pedro Alvarez) appear on Topps cards.
Pro Debut Series 2 is back with a fresh set of Prospects and picks up right where Series 1 left off.
2010 Topps Series 1 Baseball looks at the game’s past, present, and future. In addition to autograph, relic, and insert cards, SP variations add a chase for collectors centered around the unlikely trio of baseball legends, pies and Abraham Lincoln.
2010 Topps Series 2 Baseball continues where Series 1 left off and also includes several new additions, such as History of the World Series, Vintage Legends Collection, Topps 2020, Red Hot Rookie Redemptions and Create Your Own Sketch Cards.
Each pack of the high-end Sterling has a “theme” printed on it, a few of this years themes include “Rookie Phenoms”, “First Hall Of Fame Class”, and “The Five Ring Club”. If you fancy yourself a Baseball Historian, this product is definitely something worth looking into come November.
2010 Topps The Empire Strikes Back celebrates the 30th-anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back with this all-new set of 3-D trading cards from Topps.
Topps Tribute is a high-end football card offering that packs 7 hits into each 6-pack hobby box. Tribute offers collectors a chance to collect relics, book cards, autographs, and cut signatures from a wide array of players ranging from early Super Bowl era heroes like Joe Namath to 2010 NFL rookies like Sam Bradford and Dez Bryant.
2010 Topps Triple Threads baseball is a solid high-end baseball card offering with an updated checklist and a few new twists. If you have enjoyed past seasons of Triple Threads, there’s no reason you shouldn’t enjoy ripping the latest rendition.
2010 Triple Threads Football card product information, set checklist and hobby box price comparisons.
This upcoming December, Topps will raise the MMA trading card bar with the industries first high-end UFC product. 2010 Topps UFC Knockout offers MMA fans a 1 hit per pack product that packs plenty of punch. With “Sick Sigs” 6-auto cards, relic autographs, and plenty of “high-end” trading card theatrics, “Knockout” could signal the dawn of a new day for UFC cards.
2010 Topps UFC Series 4 is a solid, budget-friendly MMA card offering that is worth looking into if you are a hardcore UFC Fan. Each 16-pack hobby box delivers 2 autographs, 2 relics, and a handful of inserts and parallels.
Topps unveils first details of a brand new football cards product. Unrivaled will bring six auto rookie book cards and other intriguing cards to the table this November
2010 Topps Update is the final chapter in the 2010 Topps Baseball Trilogy. Stephen Strasburg’s rookie card headlines the wrap-up product, along with multiple All-Star Stitches inserts, new SP variations and more.
Each 2010 Topps USA Baseball boxed set delivers a complete 65-card base set, 5 autographed cards, 2 autographed relic cards, and 3 additional relics for around $80. USA Baseball features a handful of the nation’s premier high school and collegiate baseball stars and is slated to hit hobby store shelves this December.
2010 Topps WWE Platinum Wrestling is a mid-high end wrestling card offering that features card backs written by WWE Announcer Michael Cole. WWE Platinum is set to release in late December of 2010 and will deliver 1 autographed relic, 1 autograph, and 1 relic per 24 pack hobby box.
WWE Slam Attax returns with an all-new revamped card design and a few added wrinkles to the wrestling strategy.
Complete 2010 Topps WWE Wrestling Set Checklist Index. Browse sortable subset checklists and compare prices on singles.
2010 Tristar Pursuit Series 1 offers prospectors an unlicensed tour 6 autographs, a handful of low-numbered cards, and a 75-card series 1 base set.
2010 Tristar Pursuit Series 2 is the second chapter of the prospect fueled 2010 series. Prospects featured in the set include Jason Heyward, Donovan Tate, and Dustin Ackley as well as the random insertion of Hank Aaron Rookie Cards.
Obak celebrates their 100th anniversary with the introduction of T212 Mini Auto’s and names like Heyward, Strasburg, Bench, and Ripken.
Tristar takes a trip down memory lane through Hulk Hogan bandana relic letter-man in it’s latest wrestling card offering.
If you’re a fan of lacrosse, 2010 Upper Deck MLL Lacrosse is definitely a product worth looking into. At $19.99 it’s highly affordable and offers MLL fans a chance to collect their favorite players. Each box contains a full 100-card set.
Ultimate is the ultimate football card product for college football collectors. The set features college themed inserts, relics, and autographs of past, present, and future football greats.
Upper Deck’s multi-sport trading card offering will attempt to capture the wide world of sports this December. 2010 Upper Deck World Of Sports features autograph and memorabilia cards featuring stars from the world of Baseball, Basketball, Hockey, MMA, Soccer, the Olympics, Golf, Lacrosse, and Extreme Sports.
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.
Crown Royale makes it’s triumphant return to the hobby this March packing plenty of hockey’s biggest names past, present and future into each pack. Crown Royale features a classy and somewhat fancy card design that is sure to please the eye. Each box of 2010-11 Crown Royale will deliver 4 hits and a host of intriguing die-cuts, rookies, relics, and autographs!
Panini’s Donruss Basketball will mark the first time the legendary brand makes an appearance on the hardwood as well as provide basketball card collectors with a welcome change of pace from Panini’s typical futuristic styled card offerings. Donruss will deliver 3 hits, 20 die-cut parallels, and plenty of intriguing Rated Rookies per box. 2010-11 Donruss is set to release December 22nd, 2010.
2010-11 Donruss marks the return of the Rated Rookie to hockey cards for the first time since 1997-98. Early details suggest that Panini will use the Rated Rookie to counter the hobbies most popular low end rookie card series, the Upper Deck Young Guns series, both of which are seeded at a rate of 6 per box.
2010-11 In the Game Heroes & Prospects Update Hockey caps the hockey year with a 50-card box set that includes two additional hits.
Panini’s Limited is a high-end hockey card offering that cuts straight to the hits! Each single pack hobby box will deliver 1 auto, 1 relic, and 1 additional relic or auto. 2010-11 Panini Limited is set to release on December 15th with a box price of around $100.
One of the hobby’s most popular low-pack price products returns for yet another skate in 2010-11. OPC offers a deep 600-card base set filled with plenty of Rookies & Legends, intriguing parallels, and plenty of old school style that should please any hardcore hockey card collector.
With Hot Boxes, High Quality Relics, and the 2010-11 NHL Rookie Class, Panini’s Certified has the makings of an excellent hockey product.
Classics returns featuring a checklist chalked with basketballers past, present and future. Each $100 hobby box of 2010-11 Classics Basketball delivers a total of 4 hits, with at least one on-card autograph featuring a member of the 2010-11 NBA rookie class.
2010-11 Panini Dominion Hockey details, card gallery, highlights, hot auctions, price comparison and other information. The ultra high-end product features low-numbered rookie cards, and on-card autographs.
The high-end 2010-11 Panini Elite Black Box Basketball details, card gallery, highlights, hot auctions, price comparison and other information. The set debuts with three numbered autographs and two numbered memorabilia cards per pack.
2010-11 Gold Standard Product Review, Set Info, and Price Comparisons. The all-new product promises plenty of interesting cards including instant win Gold Tickets, Gold Rush cards featuring 14-karat gold and Logoman patches and autographs. 2010-11 Panini Gold Standard is set to release on 5/25/11 and will deliver 5 hits and 7 additional numbered inserts per single pack hobby box.
2010-11 Panini Limited Basketball returns with it’s typical high risk vs. high reward stakes. Each hobby box contains a single 7-card pack with a total of 3 hits.
Panini’s Luxury Suite promises to cut straight to the high-end hits when the product hits the hobby scene this June. The freshman hockey card offering features an intriguing patch and autograph driven parallel system, a wide array of rookies and plenty of on-card autographs. Each hobby box of 2010-11 Panini Luxury Suite will deliver 4 packs, 8 hits and 4 numbered rookie cards.
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.
Prestige tips off the 2010-11 Basketball Season with a fresh class of rookies to chase including John Wall and Evan Turner. Prestige also features over 20,000 on-card autographs of stars past, present, and future.
Timeless Treasures returns to the hobby hardwood this December packing plenty of hobby heavy hitters into each high-end 1-pack box. Treasures offers collectors a seemless mix of old school and new school players with plenty of autographs, relics, one of ones, and other intriguing hits per $100 hobby box.
Panini’s re-tooled and re-invented rendition of Certified is set to debut this July. Totally Certified features many of the same aspects that made it’s predecessor popular with collectors including buildable parallel sets and collectible autographs. However, the most intriguing aspect of the product isn’t found in the past, it’s found in the futuristic Panini HRX video cards that will be seeded in the product – 204 in all.
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.
Panini’s flagship brand hits the ice for a first skate in the hockey sector of the hobby this March. Each box is set to deliver 4 hits, 3 of which are on-card Rookie Ticket autographs and the potential for plenty other cold as ice cards including 1/1 Golden Ticket parallels made from 11 grams of actual gold! 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Hockey is set to release on March 30th with a hobby box price of around $130-$150.
2010-11 Playoff Contenders Patches represents the evolution of Panini’s most prestigious brand. For the first time in the product’s storied history, Rookie Ticket Autographs will feature a piece of memorabilia. Contenders Patches delivers 4-hits per box on average and is set to hit the hobby scene this upcoming February.
Rookies & Stars returns this November with a fresh crop of rookie autographs including John Wall, Evan Turner, Derrick Favors, Wesley Johnson, and DeMarcus Cousins. 2010-11 Rookies & Stars will deliver 4-hits per $80 hobby box and is set to hit the hobby hardwood this November.
Rookies & Stars Longevity is an abreviated version of regular 2010-11 Rookies & Stars Basketball. Each $50 hobby box delivers 10 packs and 2 autographed or memorabilia cards. 2010-11 Rookies & Stars Longevity is expected to release on December 8th, a month after the regular version.
Score returns to the ice after over a decade out of the hockey card game. Panini’s version of Score Hockey pays tribute to the first ever score hockey set with it’s card design and original 1990-91 Score on-card buyback autographs. In addition, each box will have a “Hot Rookie” redemption.
Product Details Product Details Panini brings back the popular and reasonably priced Score Rookie and Traded box set made popular in the early-1990s. Combining the hottest first-year players with some of the bigger names switching teams this past season, 2010-11 Score Rookie and Traded Hockey caps the year for Score’s return to the rink. Each […]
With 2010-11 SP Authentic, one of sports cards premier brands takes on one of America’s most beloved team sports, College Basketball. After a year away from the hard court, SP Authentic returns to capture the college days of some of basketball’s biggest names.
2010-11 SP Authentic Hockey’s Future Watch checklist is highlighted by Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, P.K. Subban, Jeff Skinner and a host of the hobby’s hottest hockey rookies. The product delivers 3-4 autographs per hobby box.
SP Game Used Hockey is back for another season of memorabilia driven hockey cards. The one hit per pack product will feature several new additions including “Championship Marks”, “Supreme Sticks”, “Famous Faceoffs”, and “Game Gear”. Game Used is set to hit the hobby ice this December.
2010-11 The Cup Hockey set information, price comparisons and top singles. The Cadillac of hockey cards returns with the promise of two autographed patch cards in every single-pack box.
2010-11 Ultimate Collection Hockey details, product review, price comparisons, card gallery, highlights and top singles. Offering rare rookies and guaranteed hits, this is one of the highest-end products of the season.
Artifacts is back for another season of intriguing Rookie Redemptions, Relics, and Numbered Cards.
Back are the ever popular Triple and Quad Diamond parallels as well as the 90’s inspired Hardware Heroes insert set. New to the 2010-11 rendition of Black Diamond is the addition of arguably the hobby’s greatest non-autograph rookie card series, the Upper Deck Ice Premiere RC!
2010-11 Upper Deck North Carolina Basketball Card Set Details, Reviews, Box Price Comparisons, and Auction Tracker.
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.
2010-11 Upper Deck Series 2 picks up where Series 1 left off, packing 6 Young Guns, 6 20th Anniversary Parallels and 2 hits per $60-$70 hobby box. Other Series 2 highlights include 20th Anniversary Canadian World Jrs. variations, Die-Cut acetate cards, UD Signatures, Rookie Jerseys, Game Jerseys and Victory Update cards. Upper Deck Series 2 is scheduled to release in February of 2011.
SPx Hockey returns with plenty of past favorites like Shadow Box case hits, Autographed Rookie Jersey cards, Flashback Fabrics, Winning Materials dual and triple Jersey cards, as well as a few interesting new additions, namely Ice Premiere Rookies.
2010-11 Upper Deck Victory Hockey card product details.
With Zenith Hockey, Panini will attempt to reinvent one of the more interesting brands from the era of sports card excess. In addition to receiving Zenith cards, each box will receive a jolt of life via the “Dare to Tear” box topper, which features Legendary rookie cards, Epix inserts as well as never before seen rookie cards from National Treasures and Elite. 2010-11 Zenith Hockey is set to release on May 11th, with each box delivering 3 hits.
2011 Absolute Memorabilia Football promises an autograph or memorabilia card in every pack. Signatures will be numbered to 299 or less while memorabilia hits will be numbered to 100 or less. New to the brand are on-card rookie autographs.
Headlining 2011 Ace Authentic Hidden Signature Series IV Tennis is the promise of one autographed tennis ball per box. Collectors can also look for dual-signed and celebrity-signed balls.
2011 Ace Authentic Match Point 2 Tennis offers five autographs and a memorabilia card in every box. The checklist pays particular attention to the game’s biggest stars: Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
An annual favorite for prospectors, 2011 Bowman is a prime option for Bryce Harper collectors. Hobby boxes offer one autograph per box.
2011 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Baseball caps off another year of popular Bowman and Bowman Chrome sets. The format doesn’t change much with prospects, Chrome Autographs and Refractors leading the way.
2011 Bowman Platinum Baseball is back with several different Bryce Harper autographs. Browse the set checklist, product review, product highlights, and price comparisons in our Bowman Platinum card guide.
2011 Bowman Sterling Baseball is an all about the rookies, prospects and hits. Each box promises 13 autographs and seven relics, including a variety of refractors. Don’t expect any veterans and legends because you won’t find them.
Though not a groundbreaking set by any means, an abundance of hits, along with a polished design and an intelligent rookie checklist make 2011 Bowman Sterling Football one of the best football card offerings of 2011.
2011 Canada vs. the World Hockey product review, details, card gallery, highlights and other information. The set highlights the game’s international rivalries. Each box includes four game-used memorabilia cards and two autographs.
2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Baseball includes a comprehensive checklist of more than 150 prospect autographs, which are distributed at a rate of 6 per hobby box.
Donruss Elite returns for another season of numbered rookies, die-cuts and autographs. The most notable new additions to the tried and true Elite formula is intriguing to say the least, those being the first ever book cards in Panini history. 2011 Donruss Elite snaps on June 15th, with each 20 pack hobby box delivering 4 hits.
2011 Donruss Limited Cuts sees another cut signature product enter the market. This set combines sports stars, entertainment celebrities and pop culture icons. More than 140 deceased baseball Hall of Famers are included on the checklist.
2011 Donruss Rated Rookies Football offers a cheap and simple way to collect all of this year’s top rookies. The 100-card box set also comes with a rookie autograph card.
2011 FCW Summer Slamarama could be one of the most important sets of wrestling cards in some time. The rare release includes the first cards of AJ Lee, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and more.
In the Game, better known for hockey cards ventures into the world of minor league baseball this January with the release of their hit-centric 2011 Heroes & Prospects Series 1. Every card in ITG’s high-end prospect product features an autograph, piece of memorabilia or both.
2011 In the Game Ultimate Memorabilia 11th Edition Hockey continues to offer some of the best premium cards on the market. Highlights include cut signature memorabilia cards, sketch cards and six-piece memorabilia cards.
2011 Just Minors Mystery Balls is a reasonably priced option for autographed baseball collectors. Each box includes one signed ball from a solid checklist of current veterans, some choice prospects and a couple of Hall of Famers.
2011 Just Minors Mystery Canvas Baseball checklist, product info, reviews and boxes for sale. Just Minors aims to decorate collectors’ man caves with an autographed canvas print in every box. The checklist includes Jason Heyward, John Smoltz, Josh Hamilton and David Price.
2011 Leaf Best of Baseball promises collectors one cut signature card and one graded buyback card (rookie, pre-1970 vintage star or modern autograph or memorabilia card) per pack.
2011 Leaf Ink Baseball is all about the autographs. Every pack has four signed and slabbed buyback cards and a 1/1 cut signature card.
2011 Leaf Legends of Sport is a loaded, all-autograph release covering several sports. Signers in the multi-sport set include a strong mix of Hall of Famers, retired legends and recent superstars. All cards are numbered to 50 or less. Boxes comes with three autographs.
2011 Leaf Metal Draft Baseball details, card gallery, highlights, hot auctions, price comparisons and other information. Packs include six on-card signatures from some of the game’s top prospects. It’s also the first baseball card set to include Ichiro autographs in several years.
2011 Leaf Metal Draft is set to hit the hobby scene in late March, giving collectors a chance to grab the first autographed cards featuring Cam Newton, A.J. Green, Jake Locker and other big names from April’s 2011 NFL Draft.
2011 Leaf Metal MMA is an extremely limited, all-autograph release. Boxes come with eight signed cards, including inserts and parallels from many of the world’s best fighters. The checklist has MMA personalities from several promotions, not just UFC.
Leaf attempts to capture the legend of the one and only Muhammad Ali on cardboard. 2011 Leaf Muhammad Ali features cards that chronicle the career and moments that defined the boxing great in addition to autographs of Ali fans, opponents and associates. Each 1-pack hobby box delivers a total of 5 base cards, 1 insert and 2 autographs.
2011 Leaf Muhammad Ali Metal is the second set from the company to celebrate the boxing icon. Each premium pack promises one autograph and an Ali-themed hit. Ali autographs fall one per case.
One of the most unique sets to come out in some time, 2011 Leaf Pete Rose Legacy Baseball includes an autograph from the all-time hits leader in every box. The big draw will be the inscriptions many of the cards have.
All cards in 2011 Leaf Poker are autographed. Each pack has signature cards from some of the biggest names in the game. Also included are celebrities like Brad Garrett, Jason Alexander, Jose Canseco and Orel Hershiser.
2011 Leaf Rookie Retro offers collectors a second chance at pulling some of the hobby’s best rookie cards. Every pack includes one graded rookie buyback and one exclusive autograph card limited to 25 copies.
2011 Leaf Sports Icons Cut Signature Edition continues with the company’s popular concept. Every pack includes a cut signature autograph. As always, the checklist has lots of legends. Collectors can also find intriguing dual signatures.
Leaf returns for a 2nd round of draft themed football cards this May. The follow-up to the succesful 2011 Leaf Metal Draft will add die-cut helmet and football autographs to the mix. Each hobby box of 2011 Leaf Ultimate Draft delivers 4 on-card autographs featuring names like Newton, Gabbert and Green.
Offering eight on-card autographs per pack, 2011 Leaf Valiant Draft Baseball is a prospect-driven release. Cards carry a design reminiscent of the Crusade inserts from the 90s, complete with multiple color parallels.
One of the priciest sets of the year, 2011 National Treasure Football delivers three autographs and three memorabilia cards in every box. Highlights include unique autographed patch cards, rookie signatures and a redemption for a three-foot card with 36 signatures and jumbo jersey pieces.
2011 Panini Adrenalyn XL Football sees the return of the NFL’s only collectible card game. Collectors can play both in-person and online. The set expands off of last year’s release and includes 448 new cards.
Panini’s cinema driven trading card offering returns for another screening this June. 2011 Panini Americana features a diverse cast of movie stars, directors and other contributors to the entertainment industry. Each $80-$100 hobby box will deliver 4-packs and 4-hits.
2011 Certified Football returns with a popular mix of parallels, memorabilia cards and autographs. For the first time in the brand’s history, Freshman Fabric Autographs will feature on-card signatures.
2011 Panini Crown Royale Football sees the return of one of the hobby’s most distinct designs. The popular Rookie Silhouettes cards return with on-card signatures. Every pack includes either an autograph or memorabilia card.
2011 Panini Gold Standard Football includes three autographs and two memorabilia cards in every pack. Other highlights include cards embedded with 14-karat gold and real diamonds.
2011 Panini Gridiron Gear Football offers a slightly different spin on autographs and memorabilia cards by using things like signed jersey swatches that slide out and autograph windows designed to look like a football field.
2011 Limited Baseball sees the return of the popular brand with the high-end production values that made it popular in the mid-90s. Seven-card boxes come with three hits, including at least two autographs. Gold- and silver-embedded signature cards are among the set’s other highlights.
Each pack of 2011 Panini Plates & Patches Football includes a numbered on-card autographed patch rookie card. The set lives up to its name with plenty of prime memorabilia and press plate combinations.
2011 Panini Playbook Football makes book cards the norm, promising one fold-out autographed premium memorabilia rookie per box. The high-end, all-hits release also features book cards that have up to eight autographs or memorabilia swatches.
2011 Panini Prime Signatures Football is all about the autograph. Promising one autograph per four-card box, the set is straightforward but challenging in its construction. All rookie cards are autographed with many key rookies featuring on-card signatures.
2011 Panini Rookies & Stars Longevity Football isn’t a wholly new product. Rather it’s a value-infused re-release of 2011 Rookies & Stars but with greater odds. Ten-pack boxes promise a total of four autographs and memorabilia cards.
2011 Panini Threads Football product review, details, card gallery, highlights and other information. With 24 rookie cards, four hits and 13 additional inserts or parallels per box, the set offers a lot of variety for a mid-range product.
Shiny foil, rookies galore, bountiful autographs and massive memorabilia card checklists collide in 2011 Panini Totally Certified Football. Collectors can expect a hit in every pack with one autographed Freshman Fabric autographed rookie card in every box.
Panini is sticking with a prospect focus for their second MLBPA-licensed baseball card release, 2011 Playoff Contenders Baseball, which includes autographs from 150 up-and-coming stars. Boxes come with six autographs, including two on-card signatures.
2011 Playoff Contenders Football sees the return of Rookie Ticket Autographs rookie cards. Every box includes four autographs, including two on-card rookie signatures.
2011 Playoff Prime Cuts digs deep into the history of baseball, boasting high-end hits from several eras of the game’s best. Single-pack boxes come with five cards, at least two of which are autographs.
Art and NASCAR collide to create Press Pass’ latest trading card offering 2011 Press Eclipse. All 90 base cards in the latest version of Eclipse feature a unique artistic touch that is sure to capture the interest of racing card collectors come February 23rd, 2011.
2011 Press Pass FanFare Racing details, review, card gallery, price comparisons, top singles and more. The set promises an autograph or race-worn memorabilia card in every pack, plus a bonus box topper pack with an additional hit.
Press Pass returns for another season of pre-draft football card prospecting. Blaine Gabbert, Ryan Mallet, Cam Newton, Jake Locker, A.J. Green and Julio Jones highlight the early checklist. 2011 Press Pass Football is scheduled to release on March 30th, with each $80-$100 hobby box delivering 28-packs and 5-autographs.
Press Pass Legends returns this May featuring a cardboard cast of legends past, present and future. Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin, Bo Jackson, Hines Ward, A.J. Green, Cam Newton, Blaine Gabbert, Mark Ingram and Julio Jones are a few of the big name signers that grace Legends autograph checklist. Each 18-pack hobby box is expected to carry a price tag of around $120-$140 and deliver a total of 6 hits.
2011 Press Pass Legends Racing captures the history and legacies of some of racing’s all-time greats. Boxes include three autographs and three memorabilia cards.
The flag drops on the 2011 racing card season with the return of Press Pass this December. 2011 Press Pass brings with it an expanded 200-card base set and all-new “Burning Rubber Signature Edition” cards featuring autographed tire relics from 2010 race winners. Press Pass packs 1 memorabilia card into each 28-pack box.
Press Pass’ popular mid-end racing card right of passage returns in 2011 with a retro theme! Each 24-pack hobby box of 2011 Press Pass Wheels Element Racing delivers 24 packs, 2 hits and is set to release on January 19th, 2011.
Panini’s Prestige returns for another season of post-draft gridiron prospecting. The latest installment of Prestige features a sleeker card design than past years as well as several new inclusions highlighted by NFL Passport inserts and autographs. 2011 Prestige is set to release on May 11th, with each $80-$100 hobby box delivering 4 hits, 24 rookies and 23 additional inserts and parallels.
2011 Ringside Boxing Round 2 details, product review, card gallery, highlights, hot auctions, price comparison and other information. This is a high-end follow-up to 2010’s only boxing card set.
The 2011 Roger Federer Grand Slam Box Set honors the record 16 major championships won by the all-time tennis great. The tennis card set includes 32 base cards and one memorabilia booklet card.
2011 Panini Rookies & Stars Football product review, set information, price comparisons and top singles. This iteration of the brand will sport 1 rookie card per pack and 4 hits per box, as well as several new insert sets.
2011 SAGE 5-Star Football sets a record for the most autographs in a box. Despite having just eight five-card packs, boxes burst with 40 total signatures on 24 cards.
2011 Sage Hit kicks-off the 2011 football card season in pre-draft fashion. Sage’s checklists features a who’s who of the upcoming 2011 NFL Draft class including powerhouse names like Blaine Gabbert, Cam Newton, Mark Ingram, A.J. Green, Julio Jones and Jake Locker. Each 30 pack box of 2011 Sage Hit delivers 6 autographed cards on average.
2011 Score Football Football product review, set information, price comparisons and top singles. Each box promises 36 rookie cards, 36 Glossy parallels and 26 additional inserts and parallels.
2011 SP Authentic Football sees several returns. Half of the base set uses the 1998 SP Future Watch design, while the SPx brand is back in the form of randomly inserted bonus packs. Each box promises three hits including a Rookie Auto Patch card and a USA Football Autograph or Future Swatch memorabilia card.
2011 SP Game-Used Soccer marks one of the first high-end soccer sets. Boasting an autograph or memorabilia card plus a numbered rookie in every pack, the limited release includes many premium hits.
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.
Sweet Spot football returns for a sophomore season of NCAA football card action. Upper Deck’s mini-helmet themed product features a fresh checklist of NFL rookies and the addition of “Sweet Spot Rivalry” book cards and “Scouting Report” inserts featuring ESPN’s Todd McShay and Chris Mortenson. 2011 Sweet Spot Football delivers 4 hits per box and is scheduled to hit hobby shop shelves well before the Autumn leaves begin to fall.
2011 Timeless Treasures Football details, card gallery, highlights, hot auctions, price comparison and other information. The set mixes old and new in a high-end product that promises three autographs and memorabilia cards in every pack.
2011 Allen & Ginter returns for a sixth season of mystery, oddities, rip cards and code cracking this July. Browse the full set checklist, product reviews, set highlights, and much more.
Attax returns for another season of strategy based baseball card fun. 2011 Topps Attax features new card design, new packaging and a revamped and expanded game format that now includes base hits, base running, fielding and bag swiping. Attax is currently slated to release in late April of this year.
2011 Topps Chrome Baseball product review, details, card gallery, highlights and other information. The latest installment is highlighted by USA Baseball Redemption Autographs, USA Baseball Team Set Redemptions, 60th Anniversary Autographs and a Rookie Autograph checklist featuring names like Belt, Freeman, Tsuyoshi and Pineda.
2011 Topps Finest Football details, product review, price comparisons and more. Each hobby box delivers two hits, two Atomic Refractor Rookie Cards and two Finest Moments Inserts.
2011 Topps Finest UFC details, card gallery, highlights, hot auctions, price comparison and other information. The set brings together such brand hallmarks as Refractor rainbows, autographs and mini boxes.
One of the luxury cars of the football card season, 2011 Topps Five Star Football is driven by four autographs and a variety of memorabilia combination in every pack. Base cards are printed on thick 154-point stock.
2011 Topps Football preview, product review, card gallery, highlights hot auctions, price comparison and other information. It brings a checklist filled with old favorites as well as new inserts.
2011 Topps Gridiron Legends Football cards combine the past, present and future stars of the NFL, promising one autograph and three additional hits per 18-pack box. Check out our detailed breakdown of what to expect as well as a preview card gallery that highlights the set’s clean design.
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.
2011 Topps Heritage returns for another season of old school fun this March. The latest installment of Heritage pays homage to the wood bordered 1962 Topps set. Each 24-pack box of 2011 Topps Heritage will deliver 1 relic or auto and plenty of intriguing inserts, parallels and short prints.
Each single pack hobby box of 2011 Topps Inception delivers 3 hits, 2 parallels and 2 additional cards.
2011 Topps Lineage details, product review, price comparisons, card gallery, highlights and top singles. It’s an all-new baseball card offering that stirs up the ghosts of Topps’ cardboard past.
2011 Topps Magic Rookies sees the return of the brand as an online exclusive. Mini boxes promise ten rookie cards as well as one rookie autograph. A total of 68 different players have autographs in the set.
2011 Topps Opening Day is a low-end baseball card offering geared toward kids and collectors looking to get a jump on the 2011 baseball card season. New in 2011 are intentional errors, glow-in-the-dark cards, and 3-D cards.
Product Details Set Checklist Product Details Rookies are on display in 2011 Topps Platinum Football, a set that emphasizes a deep checklist of first-year autographs and shiny goodness. Multiple levels of Refractors will keep player and team collectors busy. With so many rookies, autograph and patch combinations, regular veteran base sets should be somewhat easy […]
2011 Topps Precision Football is another high-end product promising one autograph or autographed relic card per pack. While there’s a big focus on rookies, there’s also a good number of veteran and retired legends on the autograph list.
2011 Topps Pro Debut has officially returned for the brand’s sophomore season of MiLB licensed fun. Browse the full set checklist, product highlights, top auctions, and more.
2011 Topps Rising Rookies Football is an all-new early summer football card released geared towards rookie card collectors. Each 24-pack hobby box delivers 4 hits, including at least 2 autographs. Browse the full checklist, as well as product details and price comparisons in our comprehensive Rising Rookies product profile.
2011 Topps celebrates it’s Diamond Anniversary through a 60-year retrospective of both the hobby and the game of baseball. All the bells and whistles of past Topps sets will be present with a slew of celebratory aspects, including the Diamond Giveaway, Legends and Diamond Sparkle variations, and plenty of autographs.
2011 Topps Series 2 Baseball picks up where Series 1 left off. The Diamond Anniversary is still the focus and a new slate of Diamond Sparkle variations offer an intriguing chase. Hobby boxes promise 1 autograph or relic and Jumbo boxes yield 1 autographs and 2 relics.
2011 Topps Supreme Football returns, boasting one autograph and either a relic or autographed relic in every pack. The set offers plenty of patch and multi-player signature pairings.
2011 Topps Tier One Baseball is a new high-end brand that promises baseball card collectors two on-card autographs per pack. The large signature checklists include current stars, young stars and retired fan favorites.
Topps Tribute returns for a third season of high-end, old school baseball card action this April. The product promises to be an improvement over past incarnations with the addition of book cards and a host of other intriguing new cards. 2011 Topps Tribute will deliver 6 hits and is expected to carry a box price of around $250.
2011 Topps Triple Threads details, card gallery, highlights, hot auctions, price comparison and other information. The set returns for another season of high-end baseball card hijinks, this time packing double the hits per box and several intriguing new additions.
2011 Topps Triple Threads Football ups the ante by adding an additional autograph hit in every pack. All cards in the release are numbered, including base cards.
At 220 cards, 2011 Topps UFC Moment of Truth is the biggest set yet for the MMA promotion. Every box includes a dual hit, autograph and relic card. This is also the first UFC set to include Strikeforce fighters.
2011 Topps UFC Title Shot offers hardcore MMA fans the chance to collect current champions as well as prospect potential future champions. Title Shot is a cardboard celebration of UFC champions past, present and future. Each $70-$90 hobby box delivers 12 packs and 4 hits.
2011 Topps USA Baseball details, review, card gallery, highlights and box sets for sale. Every box set includes a 61-card base set, five autographs, two autographed triple relics and three game-used relics.
2011 Topps WWE Classic is the second all-foil wrestling card set since late last year. The set is highlighted by a large checklist of autographs and relic cards.
Back for a third-straight year, the 2011 edition of TriStar Obak Baseball once again mixes retired and future stars. Each box promises four total cards, including one cut signature.
2011 TriStar OBAK Football product review, set information, card gallery, price comparisons and top singles. Boxes include three numbered autographs and a cut signature card.
Pursuit returns this April for another season of baseball card prospecting. Early names on the checklist include Mike Trout, Manny Machado, Jameson Taillon and Wil Myers. Each $75 hobby box delivers 6 autographs, 5 numbered cards, 5 short prints and 2 Obak Preview cards.
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 TriStar TNA Signature Impact Wrestling details, product review, price comparisons, card gallery, highlights and top singles. Boxes of Signature include three autograph cards, one of which will be a multi-signature card.
2012 Upper Deck College Football Legends highlights the best in NCAA history. All autographs in the product are on-card. A total of 26 Heisman Trophy winners sign for the set.
2011 Upper Deck Exquisite Football sees the return of the super premium brand. Seven-card boxes boast five autographs, including many key names from the 2011 NFL rookie class.
2011 Upper Deck Football marks the return of base Upper Deck to the world of football cards after taking a leave of absence in 2010. This time around, Upper Deck Football will feature an NCAA Football theme and release prior to the 2011 NFL Draft. As they did with 2010-11 Upper Deck Hockey, each box will deliver a handful of 1991 Upper Deck 20th Anniversary parallels. 2011 Upper Deck Football is set to release on May 12th delivering 20 packs, 10 20th Anniversary parallels and 3 autographs per hobby box.
Goodwin Champions returns for a second season since being brought back to life, this time around the product will feature an expanded multi-sport checklist rather than the MLB license it did in 2010. Back are the popular Entomology cards featuring an array of encased creepy creatures. 2011 Goodwin Champions is set to release sometime during the Summer of 2011, with each 20-pack hobby box delivering 3 hits, 10 mini cards and a host of additional oddities.
Product Details Set Checklist Product Details Upper Deck Soccer returns for another season of MLS themed trading card action. 2011 Upper Deck Soccer features the first cards of Thierry Henry, Nery Castillo, Rafa Marquez and Juan Aguedelo as well as superstars from the world of women’s soccer. Release Date: 4/19/11 Box Configuration: 20 Packs Per […]
2011 Upper Deck University of Oklahoma Football honors one of the most successful football programs of all-time. Each 24-pack hobby box promises one Sooners autograph.
Upper Deck’s second school-specific football set, 2011 University of Texas Football celebrates the Long Horns football program from the 1950s to the present. Each box includes one autograph.
2012 Upper Deck USA Football takes pigskin prospecting to a new level. The box set honors the national squad that competes in the IFAF. Every set comes with an autograph and two game-used memorabilia cards.
2011 Upper Deck World of Sports brings together superstars from several sports including baseball, hockey, basketball, football, soccer and golf. The mixing of stars offers several unique autograph combinations.
2011 Wheels Main Event Racing details, card gallery, highlights, hot auctions, price comparison and other information. It is a refreshingly straight-forward set that promises one autograph, two memorabilia cards in each hobby box.
2011-12 Crown Royale Hockey aims for a regal, high-end feel. The release is highlighted by Rookie Silhouettes that feature on-card autographs and an embedded swatch. Every four-pack box comes with two autographs and two memorabilia cards.
2011-12 Eltie Hockey sees the resurrection of the brand as a full released after an absence of more than a decade. Boxes promise at least three hits, including one rookie autograph variation.
2011-12 Fleer Retro Basketball sees the return of several classic hobby names including Jambalaya, Precious Metal Gems and SkyBox Autographphics. Hobby boxes promise six autographs.
2011-12 In the Game Between the Pipes info, checklist, reviews, boxes for sale and more. Celebrating its tenth year, the goalies-only release includes several multi-swatch game-used memorabilia cards. The set honors great and overlooked netminders of the past, present and future.
Celebrating the history of the Philadelphia Flyers, 2011-12 In the Game Broad Street Boys has six hits in every single-pack box. Collectors can look for team-focused autographs and game-used memorabilia cards from all of the franchise’s eras.
2011-12 In the Game Captain-C Hockey honors some of the sports greatest leaders. Mixing past and present stars, boxes come with a total of five autographs and game-used memorabilia cards.
Never before has there been a hockey card set like 2011-12 In the Game Enforcers Hockey. With hard-hitting content that focuses entirely on the NHL’s tough guys, boxes promise five autographs and two game-used memorabilia cards.
2011-12 In the Game Heroes & Prospects Hockey mixes the sport’s young stars with some of the game’s greats. Boxes are brimming with value, promising at least two autographs and two memorabilia cards.
2011-12 In the Game Heroes & Prospects Update Hockey bookends ITG’s hockey season with a 50-card set featuring more youngsters from the CHL and AHL. The box set also comes with an autograph and game-used memorabilia card.
The brand that helped revive the basketball card market is back. 2011-12 NBA Hoops from Panini promises a huge checklist of base cards and signatures, including 1989-90 NBA Hoops BuyBacks Autographs. The low-end set comes with two autographs per hobby box.
2011-12 O-Pee-Chee Hockey details, card gallery, highlights, hot auctions, price comparison and other information. Team Canada Autographs and quad jerseys lead the insert sets.
2011-12 Panini Certified Hockey offers the first premium hockey set of the season. Each box includes two autographs including one on-card Freshman Signatures rookie.
2011-12 Panini Contenders Hockey puts a huge emphasis on autographs. Falling three or four per box, collectors can look for signatures from a broad mix of rookie, veteran and retired players. Book cards offer up to six autographs.
2011-12 Panini Dominion Hockey sees the return of the super high-end hockey set. Book-ending Panini’s hockey card season, packs promise six total hits including an Autographed Rookie Patch card and two additional autographs.
2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball seeks to start a new gold rush for treasure hunters. The high-end set comes with a 2011-12 Rookie Class autograph redemption, two additional autographs and two memorabilia cards in every box. Solid gold cards return as well.
2011-12 Panini Limited is a hits-driven set that comes with an autograph, memorabilia card and autographed rookie redemption in every single-pack box. The set features several focused themes and clean designs.
One of the first high-end sets of the new season, 2011-12 Panini Limited Hockey promises three hits in every single-pack box. Highlights include autographed Phenoms rookie cards and High Numbers base cards limited to 99 copies.
2011-12 Panini NHL Stickers offer another extensive collection of inexpensive hockey stickers. Besides regular player stickers, collectors can also expect to find both Fabric and Holographic Foil Stickers.
Combining new and old, 2011-12 Panini Past & Present Basketball arrives with a retro-themed base set and a handful of insert sets that use new printing technologies. Boxes come with three autographs and a memorabilia card.
2011-12 Panini Preferred is all about the hits, literally. Every single-pack box comes with three autographs and one multi-swatch book card. Several of the designs nod to the hobby’s history.
2011-12 Panini Prime Hockey is a new super high-end set that comes with four hits per box including a numbered Rookie Quad Auto, a multi-memorabilia card and an autograph. New innovations include hockey sweater lace cards and game-used helmet decal cards.
2011-12 Panini Rookie Anthology Hockey has both new rookie cards and updated Rookie Silhouettes and Limited Phenoms autographs. Every box comes with an autographed dual-memorabilia rookie, another autograph and two memorabilia cards.
2011-12 Panini Titanium Hockey boasts either an autograph or memorabilia card per pack. Rookie cards are extremely tough, limited to the featured player’s jersey number.
2011-12 Pinnacle Hockey sees a tweaked formula that is focused on bringing collectors more value. Boxes include two memorabilia cards and four rookie cards. Cases have nine autographs and a variety of rarer insert cards.
2011-12 Score Hockey returns with an all-new design. The value-driven product is loaded with inserts and parallels. The popular Recollection Collection buyback autographs return.
2011-12 SP Authentic Basketball set information, price comparisons and top singles. This is Upper Deck’s latest retro NCAA basketball set. Featuring good odds on Michael Jordan and LeBron James autographs, each box also contains a card with a piece of Carmichael Arena floor where Jordan played in college.
2011-12 SP Authentic Hockey sees the return of a hobby mainstay. Boxes come with three autographs including at least one autographed Future Watch rookie card. Other collector favorites like Rookie Holo F/X holograms and Sign of the Times autographs return.
2011-12 SP Game Used Hockey promises either a memorabilia or autograph card and a rookie card in every pack. High-end inserts include 500 Goal Marks and Supreme Pads, which feature jumbo goalie pad swatches.
2011-12 SPx Hockey sees the brand stick with its popular format of one autographed jersey rookie card per box. Each box is also bolstered by a pair of dual memorabilia cards.
2011-12 Upper Deck Artifacts Hockey card set checklist, product details, card gallery, hobby box price comparisons and more. The early season release boasts one rookie card redemption per box, a short print heavy base set and a slew of memorabilia card inserts.
2011-12 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey offers set collectors another challenging, yet rewarding, series to put together. Upper Deck is also bringing back the UD Ice brand in the form of box topper bonus packs.
2011-12 Upper Deck Exquisite Basketball marks the return of one of the most popular high-end hardcourt brands in hobby history. Every box promises a total of five autographs.
2011-12 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey keeps the popular base set formula including short printed Young Guns rookie cards. Game-used jerseys fall two per box while autographs are just one per case.