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Post-War Rookie Card Investments On a Budget

Topps Nolan Ryan rookie card

A list of vintage, post-War rookie cards of baseball icons you can believe in, all for under $1,000.

Derek Jeter Cards Are Current Generation’s Mantle

1993 Pinnacle Derek Jeter

A rush for Derek Jeter cards isn’t out of the question as he makes known his intention to retire after the 2014 season.

Jeremy Lin Rookie Card from National Treasures Sells for $21,580

Jeremy Lin National Treasures auto 9.5

A New York man turns a tidy $20,000 profit (less taxes, we assume) on his purchase of a National Treasures Jeremy Lin rookie card.

Wagner, Plank, Ruth, Mathewson Among Highlights in New Catalog

PSA 2 Honus Wagner Memory Lane

Scarce and rare vintage baseball cards are just some of the items up for grabs beginning later this week in an event where patience is sometimes a virtue…and sometimes a mistake.

National Treasures Lin Prime Patch Auto Could Be Ultimate Game of Flip

Jeremy Lin National Treasures auto 9.5

A $1,000 investment is looking sweet for one New York collector who loves the Knicks but isn’t afraid to make a profit on the team’s new sensation.

Jack Butler Waited for Rookie Card, Hall of Fame Call

1957 Topps Jack Butler

Jack Butler had played six seasons in the NFL before he finally appeared on a football card. His wait to get into the Hall of Fame was a lot longer.

Eli Manning Rookie Cards Smothered by Hungry Bidders

Eli Manning rookie auto SP Authentic

Winning a second Super Bowl MVP can do wonders for your rookie cards–and deliver a nice price for eBay sellers.

Ozzie Smith Rookie Card Sells for $20,852

Ozzie Smith rookie card 1979 Topps PSA 10

An eye-popping price is laid down by a bidder for one of only four PSA 10-graded 1979 Topps Ozzie Smith rookie cards.

Griffin Rookie Cards Not As Pricey a Year Later

Griffin

In spite of recent headlines, the sales prices of last year’s top NBA rookie have dipped.

2012 Topps Tier One Baseball Information, Checklist and Sell Sheet

2012 Topps Tier One Hank Aaron auto

You’re promised at least 3–maybe 4 hits and a pair of autographs in the summer release of 2012 Topps Tier One.

Tom Brady Rookie Cards Heating Up

2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady

Collectors are pulling the trigger on high ticket Tom Brady rookie cards, now that another Super Bowl trip is within sight.

Hoops Cards to Return in March

2012 Panini Hoops

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.

eTopps Program at Standstill

eTopps Strasburg

Topps is re-thinking its digital strategy, leaving collectors who bought eTopps to wonder what the future holds.

2011 Bowman Sterling Box Break

Paul Goldschmidt 2011 Bowman Sterling

Somewhere down the line, these pricey boxes could yield some valuable rookie cards…but which ones? Rich Klein digs in.

Matt Flynn Rookie Cards on Fire

Matt Flynn autographed 208 Leaf Monikers

Sellers couldn’t list them fast enough, and speculators and Packer fans couldn’t buy Matt Flynn rookie cards fast enough on Sunday, after a record-setting performance by a quarterback who stands to be one hot free agent.

Super Collector’s Vintage Baseball Card Sets Now on the Market

1932 US Caramels set

A “Once in a Lifetime” accumulation of vintage baseball card sets, some including all variations and all high grade, are up for sale.

Plummeting Pujols Market in St. Louis

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St. Louis shop owners may be struggling to sell Pujols rookie cards and autographs these days. Just be thankful you don’t sell retail jerseys.

Watch With eBay Puts TV, Auctions in Your Lap

Watch with eBay

There’s no telling how many times we’ve been watching something on TV and had it trigger the urge to check out something related on eBay. A breakout performance by a certain player might have us ready to make a move on his rookie card. A clip from an old championship game might have us wanting […]

Blog: Topps Rookie All Star Team, Packers Gamers on Sale

Topps All Rookie team

Topps names its annual All-Rookie squad while the unbeaten Packers are asking big bucks for a smattering of game worn jerseys.

2012 Bowman Baseball Preview

2012 Bowman Eric Hosmer

Topps dangles a few collector carrots, as we get a sneak peek at 2012 Bowman Baseball, featuring some rookie card buybacks and special autographed cards.