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Missing Card Gets Viking Fan’s Goat

His name is on the box, but Brett Favre wasn’t in the 09 Topps factory set and one Minnesota man is miffed.

Blog: Upper Deck: When it Rains, it Pours

Upper Deck Company

The last 4 1/2 months haven’t been kind to Upper Deck.

Q&A With Mint Condition Author Dave Jamieson

Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession

Author Dave Jamieson answers questions about his new book on the history of baseball cards–and those who had the biggest impact.

2009 Upper Deck Exquisite Football Released

2009 NFL Exquisite Bio-Scripts Autograph Sanchez

It’s still the 2009 football season at Upper Deck, where Exquisite Collection has returned.

1952 Topps Mantle, Carlton Uniform Top Auction

Steve Carton Phillies jersey

A complete uniform worn by Hall of Famer Steve Carlton during his finest big league season was one of the major targets in Huggins & Scott’s latest catalog auction. The 1972 Phillies jersey and pants had been virtually untouched in the 38 years since Carlton wore it while winning the National League Cy Young award.  […]

Memory Lane Ready to Launch Spring Auction

1955 Bowman graded set in boxes

High-grade vintage stars and sets from all sports go on the auction block later this week.

Topps Has Winner in Attax Franchise

Topps Attax

Topps Attax is not rocket science, but the game is attractive enough to be a big money-maker and an obsession for company CEO Michael Eisner.

eTopps Rolls Out Minor League Cards

Jesus Montero MiLB2010

Topps is taking its eTopps program into the minors.

Kobe Breaks Down Basketball Card Boxes

Panini Prestige Kobe Bryant

Kobe rips some packs with the company that’s paying him to appear on the front.

Topps Tricks Have Collectors Culling Commons

Topps Abe Lincoln - Milton Bradley

Topps’ version of Where’s Waldo has made some collectors roll their eyes, but it’s also generated ongoing interest in the company’s cards, weeks after their initial release.

Topps Opening Day Halladay Generating Media Buzz

Halladay error

Steve Carlton, meet Roy Halladay.

Are Card Shops a Recession Barometer?

1case

It’s all about discretionary income.

Reds Tickets Honor Topps Cards

2010 Reds tickets

Cincinnati Reds season ticket holders got a little dose of the baseball card hobby when their season tickets arrived this month. The team’s ticket design focuses on classic Reds cards through the years, with players who made their mark on the team in one way or another being honored with their Topps card on the […]

Collectors Abroad: Web, Shows Forge Friendships

German map

Living in Germany and being a card collector is a lot easier thanks to the efforts of a group that provides an online gathering place and even a long history of card shows.

Shops Earn ‘Hockey Card Heaven’ Tag

Card Connection

Some Canadian hockey stores are drawing props for their business savvy and collector friendliness.

Upper Deck Earns Court Victory

Upper Deck Company

Upper Deck survives a long court challenge over its creation of memorabilia cards in the 1990s.

Lost in the Mail: Hockey Collector’s Set Vanishes

Parkhurst Maurice Richard

A 1957 Parkhurst hockey set made it to a Canadian post office, but then what?

Texas Teen Wins NFL Card Contest

Dallas Cowboys' wide receiver Patrick Crayton

2009 NFL Player of the Day Grand Prize event includes party at his home, a shopping spree and a free autograph session

Panini Pinning Hopes on New Game

Panini is hoping its monumental push behind the new Adrenalyn NBA cards gets more kids into collecting.

Topps Kicks off Million Card Giveaway

Cal Ripken Jr. made the round of the TV morning shows in New York, helping Topps promote its Million Card Giveaway.