What’s Hot in the Shop: 2012 Football Products

2012 Topps Finest Andrew Luck die-cut

This year’s NFL rookie class has been a godsend to hobby shops. 2012 football card products continue to rule the roost among hot products.

Topps 2012 Football Hits Hobby Shops Wednesday

2012 Topps Joe Montana

The Gametime Giveaway and some nods to its football card past are some of the features inside Topps 2012 football card boxes, set for release at hobby shops Wednesday.

2012 Topps Archives Baseball Box Break


2012 Topps Archives puts today’s stars on yesterday’s designs and tosses in some autographs and inserts. Rich Klein steps into the wayback machine to test drive a box.

Gold Ticket Redemptions Part of Topps’ 2012 Promo Push


Topps Gold Ticket Redemptions will be scarce, but they’ll be good for a triple signed baseball from three big names.

Ramblings: Diamond Collection Website Still Down, Wax Pack Dare

Richs Ramblings

Rich Klein discusses Topps’ troubles with the Diamond Collection website and recalls the day he ate a 12-year-old piece of gum–and it was worth it.

2011 Panini Threads Box Break

2011 Panini Threads box

Panini Threads goes horizontal for its 2011 football issue. We get a look at what the hobby boxes offer while opening the less expensive blaster.

2011 Bowman Platinum Baseball Box Review

2011 Bowman Platinum box

Rich Klein fishes for prospect autos in his box of 2011 Bowman Platinum.

Topps Prime Nine Promo Offers Cards, World Series Trip

Topps Prime 9 Logo

2011 Topps Series Two boxes will contain random insert ‘Player of the Week’ redemptions good for hobby shop exclusive cards.

Unopened Baseball Cards: True Test of Willpower, Patience

Unopened pack 1954 Topps baseball

The iconic pack is still the foundation of collecting. To open or not open…that is the question.

2011 Upper Deck Football Blaster Box Break Video

Dan Marino 2011 Upper Deck

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

2011 Topps Wrapper Redemption Program Announced

Topps Diamond Anniversary

Topps will offer buyers of its 2011 hobby and jumbo boxes some packs from a special wrapper redemption set.

2010 Topps Prime Football Review

2010 Topps Prime box

A look at what pops out of Topps’ newest football card product.

2009 Playoff Prestige Basketball: 10 Short Prints

Panini’s first official NBA trading card product includes ten rookie cards printed in lesser quantity than the rest.