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DeMarcus Cousins a Worthwhile Investment?

DeMarcus Cousins Panini Certified rookie auto

A five-year veteran at age 25, DeMarcus Cousins basketball cards still haven’t captured the fancy of many, which might make him a good long term bet.

2015 Topps Heritage Includes Scratch ‘n Sniff Cards

Harmon Killebrew Heritage quarter

Topps isn’t putting gum back in its card packs, but at least the smell is back on some of them. A new twist was revealed on the eve of release.

2015 Topps Baseball Stickers Set Releasing Now

Jose Abreu 2015 Topps Sticker

The 2015 Topps Baseball Stickers have hit the market again. The low-cost product packs 400 stars, retired legends and mascots per box.

19th Century Baseball Cards: 10 Great Players to Consider

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Collecting 19th century baseball cards isn’t as tough as you might think. Here’s a short list of standouts that should be on your want list.

Vintage Set Break of the Month: 1955 Topps

1955 Topps baseball cards

Burl’s Sports offers one of the classic 1950s Topps sets this month, with a $24.99 chance to land one of several important rookie cards and Hall of Famers.

Find of Star-Laden Pre-War Cards Enters Hobby

Ty Cobb T206 bat on shoulder

An inherited collection of nearly 70 pre-War baseball cards, more than half of which are Hall of Famers and Hindu T206s, will be sold by Beckett Auctions.

M116 Sporting Life Cards Uncovered; Heading to Auction

M116 Sporting Life

A Midwestern family uncovered a treasure trove of 1910-11 M116 Sporting Life cards, still in their original envelopes including several Hall of Famers.

M101-4 Ruth, 1933 Goudey Break Up Headlines MHCC Auction

Babe Ruth M101-4 PSA 5

A high quality example of Ruth’s rookie card and numerous vintage sets and rare cards are among the lots on the block through March 19.

Vintage Set of the Week: 1953 Topps Baseball Cards Are Palm-Sized Masterpieces

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It may be outpaced by its 1952 counterpart in terms of media coverage and card values , but when it comes to artistry on cardboard, there may be none better than ’53 Topps.

A Catalog of 1980s Baseball Card Boxed Sets

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Superstars, rookies, and lots of choices marked the explosion in retail boxed sets in the 1980s. Here is a brief rundown of the madness that ensued.

Baseball Card Advertising Examples Through the Ages

1909 Sporting Life page advertising T206 cards

Baseball card advertising pieces are as collectible as the cards themselves.

Panini Releases 2014-15 Donruss Basketball

Andrew Wiggins The rookies

Dusting off some of the names and designs of the brand’s early history, the latest Panini basketball product includes rookies in game action along with some former stars.

2014-15 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Arrives

Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey 2014-15

More Young Guns and new inserts highlight 2014-15 Upper Deck Series 2 hockey. A preview, gallery and checklist are here, plus links to cards for sale.

2015 Topps Triple Threads Baseball Preview

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Triple Threads marks ten years with a few special anniversary hits including a card with ten players, ten relics and ten autographs.

2014 Topps Fire Box Break-Review

2015 Topps Fire Forged by Fire Mike Evans

The inaugural edition of Topps Fire 2014 NFL offers four hits per box. Rich Klein breaks one open.

High-Grade National Chicle Football Set Headlines Catalog

National Chicle Football set

Over 500 high-grade and rare sports cards dating back more than a century will be up for sale in the I Own It Now event, launching Monday.

2015 Topps Box Break: Fresh Design, Bigger Set

Topps 2015 hobby box

Rich Klein dives into a box of 2015 Topps Series One.

5 Undervalued Vintage Football Sets

1954 Bowman Wrapper Small

Great players, reasonable prices and comparatively limited numbers make these five sets worth a look.

Joe Montana Rookie Card Still Cool

1981 Topps Joe Montana

If you had the foresight to invest in Joe Montana cards before the Super Bowls…and before Jerry Rice…you did OK.

Old Mill Jackson, T206 Cobb With Cobb Back in REA Preview

Old Mill Joe Jackson 1910

Some of the hobby’s rarest and most valuable baseball cards will be on the block this spring.