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TV Reporter Helps Collector With Topps Redemption

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A New York collector reached out to a consumer reporter for help ending an unfulfilled Topps redemption saga.

Panini Rewards Program Set to Debut

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The new Panini Rewards program will launch with the arrival of Score Football this week, with the goal of eliminating redemption cards in its products.

Panini to Replace Redemption Cards with Rewards Program

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Panini Rewards will soon replace player-specific redemption cards. The company also shares news of plans for Flawless Football and Immaculate Baseball.

Rich Klein: Stadium Club, Topps Tek Make Return As Redemption Issues Drag On

2000 Topps Tek Derek Jeter

Topps confirms it’s bringing back Stadium Club and Tek. Rich Klein has thoughts on that along with the business of licensing and redemption cards as the Industry Summit continues in Las Vegas.

Topps Releases List of Chrome Redemptions; Promises More Communication

Yasiel Puig signed 2013 Topps Chrome

There will be plenty of redemption vouchers in 2013 Topps Chrome Baseball but Topps says many players have already signed and returned their cards.

Andrew Luck Will Sign for Upper Deck

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Andrew Luck autographs will be inside some upcoming Upper Deck products and be sent to those who pulled ‘trade’ cards from recent issues.

2012 Topps Chrome Football Includes ‘Military Refractors’

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The company warns of more redemption cards because of tardy players not returning their cards autographed but this year’s rookie card crop could boost sales of 2012 Topps Chrome football.

Ramblings: Topps Kickoff Promotion

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Rich Klein rambles about issues with this year’s Topps Kickoff Promotion.

Hobby News and Notes from the Editor’s Blog

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Of redemptions, the return of basketball cards, superstar jerseys and the Industry Summit.

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball: Shine On

Jesus Montero autograph 2012 Topps Chrome

Dual autographs and die-cuts are among the newcomers in 2012 Topps Chrome Baseball, due out in August.

Topps’ Golden Ticket Baseball Pulled by Shop Owner

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A card shop owner lands one of the ten Golden Ticket baseballs signed by a trio of all-time greats.

2012 Topps Prime 9 Program Opens with Willie Mays

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Pull redemption card #1 from the 2012 Topps Prime 9 promotion? Take it to your local hobby shop and exchange it for a Willie Mays.

2011 Topps Magic Football Will Be Online Only, All Rookie Cards

2012 Topps Magic Julio Jones

2011 Topps Magic Football is all about the rookie cards. It’s not, however, about hobby shops.

Hoops Cards to Return in March

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22 years after the brand first hit the market, Hoops is returning later this season, with a new set of cards that tips its cap to the original.

2011-12 Upper Deck Hockey: No Auto Redemptions

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Young guns, Heroes and a redemptionless autograph checklist highlight 2011-12 Upper Deck hockey.

2011 Parkhurst Champions Offers Fossils On and Off Ice

Gordie Howe autograph card Parkhurst

A preview of 2011 Upper Deck Parkhurst Champions, which features all retired players plus bones and coins from ancient times.

2011 Topps Triple Threads Baseball Box Break

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It’s a commitment with the potential for a big payoff…or not. Here’s what our box buster found inside the 2011 Topps Triple Threads Baseball master box.

2011 Topps Five Star Football Preview

Montana Rice autographed 2011 Topps Five Star

If you’ve got the cash, Topps is working on the cadillac brand of its football card line, 2011 Five Star.

Panini Giving Away Stanley Cup

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…well, not the actual Cup. But it does have championship provenance.

Editor’s Blog: Topps Prime Update, Packers on Wheaties, We’re Getting Faster

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Around the horn we go on the NFL’s opening night, with some Topps news, some love for Wheaties, a website note…and a link to one of the best sports columns you’ll read this year.