National Notes: Monday

We’ve got the show hours, what one auction company is bringing to whet your appetite for fall and Panini details its wrapper redemption program.

2011 Topps Triple Threads Football Sneak Peek

Football is back and so is Triple Threads. We’ve not preview images and more.

Football Hall of Fame Autograph Collector Down to Precious Few

It’s taken almost 25 years but Rocke Sweaney, who lives in the shadows of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has an autograph from nearly every member.

TriStar to Launch OBAK Football Set, Offer Promo Cards

Tristar Productions will have its own free card promo at this year’s National while debuting its first football series through the OBAK brand.

Lou ‘The Toe’ Groza Football Memorabilia

Lou Groza’s son stops by the Antiques Roadshow to get an appraisal on some inherited items from the Hall of Famer’s career.

News and Notes: 2011 Topps Football Sets, UD in Minnesota

Topps previews its factory hobby football set while Upper Deck has plans for the NHL entry draft.

2011 Topps Chrome Football Preview

Topps will put its stock in this year’s NFL rookie class in its Chrome football brand.

Online Football Card Business Approaches 10 Year Anniversary

An online dealer is proving there’s a big market for modern era football cards.

1960 Topps Football Set Affordable–Even in Graded Form

Looking for a vintage football card set that won’t crush your budget? This might be the one.

2011 Topps Notes: Football Upgrades, Gypsy Queen Auto Shortage

Rookie patches will join the pair of autographed cards inside Topps’ base brand hobby boxes this summer while the company promises it’ll honor the two autograph guarantee in Gypsy Queen baseball.

2011 Upper Deck Football Blaster Box Break Video

Plenty of cool old photos of football greats in their college days. Anything else in our 2011 Upper Deck football blaster box?

2011 Upper Deck Football Includes Autos, Evolution

Upper Deck hopes its mix of early autographed rookie cards and the new Evolution video trading cards offsets the lack of an NFL license.

2011 Topps Finest Football Preview

Topps will trot out its Finest Football product about three weeks before the season is scheduled to start.

How Will NFL Lockout Affect the Football Card Market?

The draft will happen but will those photo shoot jersey swatches and autographs of players who can’t play be enough to carry sales of football cards in 2011?

Brunell to Buy Own Football Memorabilia to Appease Creditors

Some bad investments sent Mark Brunell scrambling to find a way to pay off a mountain of debt.

Is There a Wrestler in Your Football Card Set?

Your football card collection may include some pro wrestlers…whether you like it or not.

A Guide to 1951 Topps Cards

Collectors may know about the 1952 set, but 1951 Topps Baseball cards included some quirky classics.

2011 Topps Football Sneak Peek

Lockout, schmockout. Bring on the football cards.

Miley Collection Now Belongs to Library of Congress

The largest privately held collection of audio recordings of sports events–the lifelong passion of one man– has a new home inside the nation’s library.

Topps Five Star Football Out Today

Topps says it’s pulled out all of the stops for its newest super premium line. Will it be worth the investment?