Each year Bowman Baseball is heavily anticipated because of the focus on young prospects. That’s nothing new for this product. It’s been the brand’s calling card since Topps began using the Bowman name in 1989. If you look carefully at the checklists of even the early sets, you see a preponderance of younger players. What a collector has to remember, of course, is that … [Read more...] about 2010 Bowman Baseball Review
Just ahead of the World Cup in South Africa, the 2010 Upper Deck soccer set is hitting store shelves. “Not only does this year’s effort include many of the top names in Major League Soccer, but it pinpoints specific players from around the globe who will be representing their respective countries in next month’s FIFA World Cup competition," said Jason Mesherah of Upper … [Read more...] about Upper Deck Releases MLS Card Set
When the Minnesota Twins opened their new ballpark this year, every 'first' was recorded and virtually every piece of significant memorabilia from the first game was preserved. Teams are much more conscious about being caretakers these days and very well in tune with the potential market for such items. That wasn't always the case. In 1961, when the team first took up … [Read more...] about Did Fan Snare 1st Ball From Old Met Stadium?
It's been a rough year for Upper Deck. First, the fallout from the Tiger Woods scandal, which couldn't have helped sales of exclusive autographs. There was the lawsuit filed by Konami over counterfeit Yu-Gi-Oh cards that ended in a settlement and revealed some less than flattering details about what went on during the process. Then, Major League Baseball filed suit … [Read more...] about Blog: Upper Deck: When it Rains, it Pours
Buying, selling, and trading sports collectibles can easily become a very lucrative hobby. With the online auction sites like eBay as well as specialized sports collectibles sites and shows, it can be very simple to find the items you need for your collection, and sell the items you are ready to get rid of. If you've got the right touch, investing in sports memorabilia … [Read more...] about The Tax Man Cometh; Are You Ready?
This year marks the 3rd Annual Ohio Sports Collector Convention which showcases rare vintage sports cards and memorabilia and is one of the largest hotel shows in the United States. Scheduled for April 16-18, the show will have at least 120 tables manned by dealers from 16 states and Canada as well as a corporate booth area. "This show is going to be the best vintage card … [Read more...] about Vintage Sports Cards Focus of Ohio Show
Panini is probably paying Kobe Bryant a nice chunk of change to be its spokesman for this year's basketball card products, but it's nice to see him willing to sit down and play the part of collector. Panini, the Euro-based company that took over Donruss last year, is hoping Kobe can continue to push card sales. He sat down with company CEO Mark Warsop for a little pack … [Read more...] about Kobe Breaks Down Basketball Card Boxes
Topps is putting the wraps on the 2009 baseball card year with a post-season release of its Sterling issue, one that includes a healthy list of cut signatures. … [Read more...] about Topps Releases Sterling 09 Cut Signature List
It's a bad year to be a buyer of nice, old Tigers' memorabilia. Detroit-area dealers are seeing a resurgence in vintage Tigers' stuff. They say this year's team is bringing back the pinstripe pride...and driving up prices. … [Read more...] about ’06 Tigers pushing vintage Tigers’ stuff