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2011-12 SP Authentic Basketball: Upper Deck Tries to Fill the Hoops Card Void

SP Authentic 2011-12 basketball box

No labor contract? No problem for Upper Deck, which has become the basketball card torchbearer this season, even without an NBA license. Pack-busting Juan Martinez evaluates the contents of a newly purchased box.

2011-12 Upper Deck Hockey: No Auto Redemptions

2011-12-NHL-Upper-Deck-Series-One-UD-Canvas-Card-Alex-Ovechkin

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

2011 Topps Gridiron Legends Review

Gridiron Legends box

Is 2011 Topps Gridiron Legends true to its name? A football card set with former greats or something a little more modern?

2011 Topps Finest Baseball Box Review

Topps Finest 2011 Baseball

Our box buster is sorting out the packs, minis and masters that make up 2011 Topps Finest Baseball, back for yet another year.

Rich Klein’s Ramblings: The Greatest Day in Hobby History?

Richs Ramblings

Rich Klein’s memories of the 1983 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago when sales were beyond brisk.

Bobby Orr Rookie Card: Vintage Hockey Card Gold

Rookie card Bobby Orr

Bobby Orr’s rookie card remains an icon but what card best captures the essence of his career?

Topps Chrome 2011 Baseball Box Break

2011 Topps Chrome box

It’s been a hobby staple now since the mid-1990s. So what’s inside this year’s 2011 Topps Chrome Baseball? Rippin’ Rich Klein is ready to reveal all.

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.

Vintage Cards, Autographs, Memorabilia All Part of Huggins & Scott Auction

Brooks Robinson 1968 Topps 3D prototype

A prototype card from the rare 1968 Topps 3-D issue highlights Huggins & Scott’s auction, which also includes dozens of vintage cards and rare sports memorabilia.

2010-11 The Cup: Collectors Willing to Roll Dice

Subban auto

Upper Deck’s super premium hockey cards are generating plenty of sales with six-card boxes pushing past $450 each.

Joe Montana Rookie Card Still Cool

1981 Topps Joe Montana

If you had the foresight to invest in Joe Montana cards before the Super Bowls…and before Jerry Rice…you did OK.

Strasburg Rookie Cards Get Jolt from Pitcher’s Return

2010 Topps updates and highlights Stephen Strasburg

The pause button on Stephen Strasburg’s hobby DVR is about to get clicked off. Collectors haven’t forgotten.

Panini Threads Football 2011: Back For Sixth Year

2011 Panini Threads box

Panini’s 2011 Threads football product is back with Autographed Rookie Class Nameplates and Pro Gridiron Kings insert cards.

Joe Namath Tells Story Behind Rookie Card Hospital Photo to Letterman

1965 Topps Joe Namath rookie card

Broadway Joe returns to Broadway, stopping in to chat with David Letterman on the Late Show about Super Bowl III, the circumstances behind his rookie card and he brings along Dave’s Topps football rookie.

2011 Panini Gold Standard Football Promises More Glitter

2011 Panini Gold Standard Rodgers

Panini Gold Standard Football will include diamonds and gold for a few lucky pack busters, but sticker autographs are there, too.

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.

2011-12 Upper Deck Victory Hockey Released

2011-12-NHL-Victory-MVP-Hodgson

Rookie cards of top prospects Cody Hodgson, Joe Colborne, Jonathan Blum and Matt Frattin are part of the 250-card set aimed at the budget-minded and younger crowd while providing some hockey card roster depth.

Upper Deck Looking for Most Fanatical Hockey Fan

UD Fan

If you can prove you’re nuts about hockey, Upper Deck might send you to the NHL Rookie Showcase next month.

Gretzky Rookie Cards Are Focus of New Website

PSA 10 Gretzky rookie card

One of the hobby’s most iconic cards and the early career of the man who appears on it play out in a new online venture.

In The Game Decades 1980s Hockey Review

Decades 1980s In the Game Hockey

In the Game puts the focus on the 1980s with its hits-only hockey product.