2012 Topps Baseball: Christmas or Craziness?

Topps Baseball 2012 box

For collectors, ‘Opening Day’ means ripping the first packs of the year’s first cards, when celebrity collectors blog, dealers bust mountains of cases and buyers and sellers test eBay’s servers.

Summit Survey Shows Sports Card Market Optimism


Hobby shops offer up some positive vibes about the sports card market in 2012…as long as you’re willing to work at it.

2011 Bowman Sterling Football a Popular Product on eBay

2011 Bowman Sterling

A late season football product resulted in thousands of eBay listings. And most of the 2011 Bowman Sterling Football listings found a buyer.

Panini-CMG Deal Will Put Old Hall of Famers in Upcoming Products

Jackie Robinson

A new agreement gives Panini America rights to produce trading cards featuring Shoeless Joe Jackson, Jackie Robinson, Ty Cobb, Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, Walter Johnson, Thurman Munson and other legendary players.

Topps All-Time Fan Favorites Will Return With Archives product in 2012

Willie Mays autograph 2012 Fan Favorites

Topps All-Time Fan Favorites autographs will return for the first time in seven years, this time as an insert in the resurrected Topps Archives set. Those from the last decade are still showing market strength.

2011 Topps Marquee Review


Topps tries to spread the wealth in its latest higher end baseball card product, but is the autograph checklist strong enough?

2011 Topps Finest Football: Long-Running Brand is Back

Die Cut Jake Locker 2011 Finest

What collectors now take for granted was revolutionary when this brand hit the shelves. 2011 Topps Finest football is distributed differently these days.

Leaf Granted Extension to Answer Topps Complaint


Leaf Trading Cards will have another week to reply to Topps’ lawsuit over a recent Leaf sell sheet picturing old Topps baseball cards.

2011 Bowman Sterling Football Information

Dual Auto Bowman Sterling football card

Topps offers a preview and some ordering info for one of its higher-end football products, set to release late in the season.

Panini America Hires New Product Development Director

Panini America logo

Panini has hired a former Upper Deck project manager to take over its NBA and NHL product development.

Topps Hires New Digital VP


Topps has hired Nokia’s head of product to lead its online and mobile efforts as it looks to engage customers outside the pack.

2011 Topps Tier One Baseball Will Debut in November

2011 Topps Tier One  Baseball Dual  Autos Longoria Schmidt

Topps is promising on card autographs galore as it prepares for yet another new product release this fall.

eBay’s New Search Preview Experience Speeds Up Product Searches

eBay Search Preview

eBay’s new preview pane lets you see large photos, and key item and purchase details directly on search results pages.

Amar’e Stoudemire Gets Memorabilia Deal

Stoudemire autograph

Wanna buy a pair of goggles?

2011 Topps Tribute Pack Review

2011 Topps Tribute Sandy Koufax

Not for the light of wallet, 2011 Topps Tribute packs offer autographs, relics and parallels in each five-card pack.

North Carolina Basketball Cards Latest UD Product


Upper Deck’s latest college trading card project is a newly-released set featuring North Carolina greats.

The Real Cost of Selling on eBay


Walking the thin line between profit and loss while selling your stuff at the world’s biggest card show, open 24/7.

Upper Deck Evolution in Action: Local TV Sneak Peek

Digital Football Cards Upper Deck Evolution

Upper Deck’s upcoming Evolution football cards get some electronic love from a San Diego TV station.

2011 Allen and Ginter Baseball Information

Allen and Ginter 2011

Topps goes organic with 2011 Allen and Ginter…and offers what it’s calling its best autograph lineup in the product’s six-year history.

Autograph Only Product Yields Ruth

Babe Ruth autograph

One Maryland collector earns points with the wife after making a big score in a box of Historic Autographs’ latest product.