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2016 Bowman Baseball Arrives: Prospects, Rookies And Parallels

Rookies and prospects are its bread and butter but some new features will spice up 2016 Bowman Baseball as it arrives Wednesday. A preview, checklist and more are inside.

Tracking Jake Arrieta’s Most Watched Cards

Having pitched his second no-hitter in 17 starts, Jake Arrieta cards will take a step forward. We’ve got a look at which ones are attracting interest from bidders.

Best Baseball Rookie Cards By the Year: 1960s

A tour of the best baseball rookie cards of the 1960s includes some of the post-War era’s most popular–and pricey cards but also some that seem underrated.

Elements of ‘Tucson Find’ in Small Traditions’ Football Only Auction

Portions of a lifelong, high-grade collection of sports cards are on the block in a Super Bowl weekend auction set to close Saturday night.

Super Bowl MVPs and their Rookie Cards

From Bart to Brady and beyond, we’ve got the complete list of Super Bowl MVPs and their first appearance on football cards.

1970 Topps Football Debuted An Airbrushed Era

With more than two dozen Hall of Famers, even a lack of logos doesn’t hamper the 1970 Topps Football set. We run down the cards, the inserts and the grading numbers.

Best Baseball Rookie Cards by Year: The 1950s

From Newk to Hoot, a rundown of the top 1950s baseball rookie cards.

2015-16 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Box Break-Review

Rich Klein breaks open a box of 2015-16 Panini Contenders Basketball, which promises five autographs per box.

The Hottest Cam Newton Rookie Cards

Interest is picking up for Cam Newton rookie cards from the 2011 season as the Carolina Panthers’ quarterback continues to grow as a player.

2015 Topps Update Released

2015 Topps Update Baseball is ready for launch. We’ve got the preview, checklist and a check of online pricing.

What’s Hot in the Shop? Everything

Hot rookies, popular products and a convergence of the seasons have Mike’s collectors in a buying and breaking mood.

Kershaw Rookie, Autograph Cards Continue Steady Rise

A real-time list of the hottest Clayton Kershaw baseball cards after yet another historic season.

Summer Swoon Sinks ThePit Baseball 25 Index

The latest update in an ongoing series of snapshots of the current baseball card market is here as The Pit compiles its top 25 and the total market index.

Hottest Mike Trout Cards on eBay

An All-Star MVP at 22? That’s rare air. We’ve got a live look at the hottest Mike Trout cards on the open market right now.

5 MLB Prospects Worthy of September Call Up…and Collector Interest

In a season full of fresh faces, there are other under the radar prospects whose baseball cards might be worth buying before the price goes up.

Notes: Big Prices for Those 70s Cards; Bossy Puck; Legal Roundup

Some high-grade 1970s baseball cards draw major bids; Mike Bossy gets his 50 goal puck back after 27 years and the FBI and government attorneys visit Arkansas.

Movers and Shakers: The Pit Tracks Value Trends for Current Player Cards

We get the first in an ongoing series of the current baseball card market through The Pit’s 25 most valuable cards and a total market index.

1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle: Undervalued?

His 1952 Topps card may be on the Mt. Rushmore of collecting, but the 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle seems comparatively undervalued.

Ramblings: Stories Inside The 1970s Multi-Player Rookie Cards

Rich Klein is your guide on another fun tour of stories behind the 1970s Topps multi-player rookie cards.

Rookie Card Values of the ‘Greatest Living Players’

Spirited debate over the voting for the four greatest living players led us to look at rookie card values of the final selections–and those who were in the post-game discussions.