by Rich Klein When I first saw the box of 2011 Topps Precision Football, my very first thought was this product is the football version of 2011 Topps Marquee. That product, to be frank, was not one of Topps' biggest successes. Our experience was fairly common, receiving two autographs out of the master box with one of the two being Tyson Ross, an Oakland A's pitching … [Read more...] about 2011 Topps Precision Football Box Break
by Chris Harris Topps has released information for what on first glance appears to be a new brand, 2012 Topps Museum Collection Baseball. But upon looking at the images Topps has released for this supposedly “new” product, collectors might be asking themselves, “Haven’t I seen these cards before?” That’s because they have. Observant hobbyists many have noticed that … [Read more...] about 2012 Topps Museum Collection: A Real Name-Changer?
by Rich Klein I'm a big fan of innovation and creation of new products by any and all card manufacturers. While certain products need to remain relatively static (Topps' base brand comes to mind), there needs to be a continuous flow and attempt of new products both lower and higher end into the card market. The new Topps Marquee product is an example of Topps working on … [Read more...] about 2011 Topps Marquee Review
The New York Jets are one of the NFL's final four and that means an even higher profile for the guy who holds down one of the marquee positions in the league. When the Jets have a marketable quarterback who wins, the sky's the limit for endorsements--and these days--autograph deals. So far, though, Sanchez has resisted. He's signed football cards for insertion into … [Read more...] about Memorabilia Companies Still Waiting for Sanchez
Upper Deck has released its biggest trading card set of the year: 2010-11 O-Pee-Chee Hockey. The 600-card offering features a number of NHL rookies including No. 1 overall draft pick Taylor Hall and his Edmonton teammate, Jordan Eberle. The set also offers retro variations, autographs and four-player jersey cards at a lower price point. Among the insert sets: Marquee … [Read more...] about Upper Deck Releases 2010-11 O-Pee-Chee Hockey
Perhaps no other sports collectibles are as revered as the cigarette baseball cards produced in the late 18th and early 19th century. Still striking in appearance, even today, these vintage cards were landmark at the time of issue and considered the gold standard among today's sports card collectors. While sets like Allen & Ginter and Old Judge were popular in the … [Read more...] about Cigarette Cards’ Marquee Set: T206