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2013 Topps Finest Football Review

2013 Finest Refractor Andrew Luck

Rich Klein breaks open a box of one of the hotter products on the market: 2013 Topps Finest Football.

Topps 2013 NFL Kickoff Promotion

Rookie Cards 2013 NFL Kickoff Promo

If you live near a sports card shop, the 2013 Topps NFL Kickoff Promotion offers a chance to win some signed cards if you buy their flagship product.

What’s Hot in the Shop? 2013 Finest NFL is En Fuego

2013 Topps Finest Box

Mike says Finest Football 2013 is indeed a fine product and collectors are buying. He does have one suggestion he wishes Topps would take to heart though.

Topps to Give Away Best Rookie Cards of All-Time as Part of 2014 Series Promotion

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2014 Topps Series One Baseball cards will be out in mid-winter. Here’s a preview and early checklist for the company’s flagship brand.

Remarkable Rookie Card Collection Coming to Auction via Memory Lane

PSA 9 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle

Collectors attending the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago this week will be able to feast their eyes on one of the most remarkable high grade collections of rookie cards featuring members of the Baseball Hall of Fame, all of it coming to the auction block next month. The “Graham Collection”, pieced together by a […]

A Grocery Cart, Dumpster, and a Police Officer: The Minor League Cards of Cal Ripken, Jr

Charlotte O's Cal Ripken card

An in-depth look at Cal Ripken minor league cards will take you back to the nights in 1980 when they were ballpark freebies.

Super Bowl MVPs and their Rookie Cards

1981 Topps Joe Montana

From Bart Starr to Eli Manning, we’ve got the complete list of Super Bowl MVPs and their first appearance on football cards plus links to find them all.

Panini Prizm 2012 Includes Rookie Photo Variations

Panini Prizm 2012 Andrew Luck variations

Panini’s upcoming Prizm Football product will offer 100 rookie cards but 25 will have short-printed photo variations exclusive to hobby boxes.

Rookie Card Moratorium: Shops, Collectors Adjust to NHLPA Move

2012-13 Certified Hockey

Pain this year could become big gains next year. At least that’s the hope of collectors and especially Canadian hobby store owners after the 2012-13 rookie card class was put on ice until next season.

Editor’s Blog: No Football Cards for Te’o Yet; Odd, Ominous Start for 2013

Mantei Te'o

Mantei Te’o’s marketability may never be the same.

Tony Gonzalez Rookie Cards In Search of Respect

Tony Gonzalez rookie card

He’s caught more passes than anyone except Jerry Rice so why don’t Tony Gonzalez rookie cards sell for more? See the list of those being watched on eBay.

Vintage Rookie Cards Still the Gold Standard

Staubach-Marino rookie cards

In the 1970s, you rarely heard the team. Now, vintage rookie cards drive the market. What’s the psychology behind the collection?

1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle: The Smart Collector’s Better Buy?

1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie card

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

NFL Rookie Avalanche Continues with 2012 Bowman Sterling Football

Robert Griffin III autographed rookie relic

Like rookie cards? This year’s amazing draft class takes center stage in the 2012 Bowman Sterling football product.

New Website Focuses on Iconic Vintage Football Cards

1957 Topps Bart Starr

Some of the game’s all-time greats and their rookie cards are at the heart of a new website. Vintage Graded Football cards offers price info and more.

New Website Focuses on Vintage Hockey Cards

Bobby Orr 1966-67 Topps USA Test

The NHL’s labor trouble won’t keep a good collector down. A newly launched website is zeroed in on vintage hockey cards.

Infographic: 1975 Topps Rookie Cards

Infographic 1975 Topps rookie cards

Most consider it “the” set to have from the 1970s. So which of the four major rookie cards in the 1975 Topps baseball set is toughest to find in NM/MT condition?

Doug Martin Rookie Cards Poised to Join NFL’s Rookie Elite

Panini Rookies and Stars Doug Martin auto

It took a lot to overshadow the effort of Andrew Luck, but Tampa Bay’s running back phenom did it and Doug Martin rookie cards are ready to explode.

Giants the Most Bargain Priced 2-Time Series Champ?

Bowman Heritage Pablo Sandoval

Breakout stars? Well, maybe, but this year’s World Series champs are among the most collector budget friendly around.

Is Absolute Basketball Returning? Absolutely

Panini 2012-13 Absolute Griffin

The NBA’s trading card partner is making up for last year’s lockout-induced dearth of product by unleashing several new issues as a new 82-game season tips off this fall.  On Tuesday, Panini America offered some preview images and key information for 2012-13 Absolute Basketball, due out just before the holidays. Absolute will return after sitting […]