2017 Topps WWE Wrestling Cards Showcase Raw, Smackdown and NXT Stars

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Like any flagship card product do, 2017 Topps WWE wrestling cards aim to be an anthology of sorts. It showcases the current stars of the company’s various brands as well as highlighting some retired superstars as well.

Keeping with the brand’s tradition for the past several years, boxes come with a pair of autographs, memorabilia or manufactured relics.

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Grant Gustin Autographs in 2017 Cryptozoic The Flash Season 2

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

The autograph list for 2017 Cryptozoic The Flash Season 2 just got a major boost. The show’s lead star, Grant Gustin, was a late addition to the product. And there aren’t many to go around.

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2017 Bowman Chrome Autographs and Prospect Breakdown

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

Another year, another big batch of prospects getting their first MLB autographs. The 2017 Bowman Chrome autographs feature a mix of recent draft picks and international standouts. As with past years, for many of these players, it could be a few years before they become household names.

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Data Breach at Blowout Cards

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

Last week, Blowout Cards discovered a data breach in which customers’ personal information was compromised. The online retailer was quick to acknowledge the issue and has taken several steps to help potentially affected customers.

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Mistakenly Labeled Event-Worn Tags Included in 2016 National Treasures Football

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

National Treasures is known for having lots of memorabilia cards, particularly patches and other premium pieces. And that’s what collectors expect from a product that’s several hundred dollars a box. Like their other products, Panini does mix game-used and event-worn swatches in National Treasures. However, they’re labeled as such.

Panini has recognized an error on three cards, all one-of-ones, in 2016 National Treasures Football that included both game-used and player-worn memorabilia but the disclaimer mentions they’re only gamers.

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Christian Arroyo’s First MLB Autograph Card Coincides with MLB Debut

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

Most of the time today, baseball players have their first autograph cards well before they play their first big league game. Christian Arroyo is no different, having signed cards as early as 2012. However, all of those first autograph cards come with him in a USA Baseball uniform. His first solo MLB autographs are arriving the same time he makes his MLB debut, a nice coincidence that should bode well for 2017 Bowman Baseball.

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2017 Topps Star Wars 40th Anniversary Promos Distributed at Celebration Orlando

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

Topps had a massive presence at the 2017 Star Wars Celebration Orlando. And while much of that came by heading up the Star Wars Authentics autograph pavilion, they had some exclusive cards on hand at their booth. A set of four retro-inspired 2017 Topps Star Wars 40th Anniversary Celebration Orlando promo cards were available, but in relatively small numbers. And they’ve quickly become hot commodities on the secondary market.

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Original Major League Baseball Constitution and Founding Documents Being Sold at Auction

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

Written documents might not make for the sexiest pieces of sports memorabilia. Handwriting and antiquated jargon don’t have the same display appeal as a game-used jersey or the bling of a championship ring. But when you stop to think about it, documents can be the most important pieces of all. Take the Founding Documents and Original Constitution of Major League Baseball, which are being sold as part of SCP Auctions‘ 2017 Spring Premier Auction.

The game may have existed before the 1876 document was written but it marks the birth of Major League Baseball. It helped give the growing game the governance needed to make it stable as a professional sport.

“This, the founding document of Major League Baseball, is a central piece of Americana, inaugurating an institution that would come to be a defining aspect of American culture,” said Dan Imler, Vice President of SCP Auctions.

The sale of the original Major League Baseball constitution comes a little over a year after SCP sold the original 1857 Laws of Base Ball for $3.26 million.

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Head to the hoop with 2017-18 Panini NBA Sticker Collection

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By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor

Basketball fans are enjoying the excitement of the playoffs at the moment, but Panini America is already looking ahead to next season as early details have surfaced regarding the 2017-18 Panini NBA Sticker Collection.

With an anticipated release for around the time the next season begins, this is a perfect product to introduce youngsters to the world of collecting and also to learn about the league, its teams, and its players with almost 450 stickers that they can put into a large 72-page album. Read More…

2017 Score Football Features a Big Checklist with Lots of Rookies

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

With a couple of college-centered draft products coming before it, 2017 Score Football kicks off the new NFL card season as far as packs and boxes go. The long-standing brand returns with another big checklist and a hobby configuration that emphasizes jumbo packs.

Hobby boxes come with four autographs plus a bunch of inserts and Rookie Cards.

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2017 Rittenhouse Women of Star Trek 50th Anniversary Trading Cards Include First Vanessa Williams Autograph Cards

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

Star Trek may have celebrated its golden anniversary in 2016, but five decades is a big deal. So much so, the celebration carries on to 2017 Rittenhouse Women of Star Trek 50th Anniversary. Besides, 51st Anniversary sounds strange.

The product delves into the ladies from all five of the shows.

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2016-17 Panini Spectra Basketball offers plenty of hits – and shine

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By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor

Fans of Panini America‘s Optichrome technology have come to appreciate the dazzling designs that are the hallmark of the company’s Spectra brand and the latest edition, 2016-17 Panini Spectra Basketball, will be hitting stores in mid-June during the NBA Finals.

With 10 cards per box, breakers will get at least seven autograph or memorabilia cards inside. Be warned, though, it may be a good idea to put on some sunglasses before opening as these cards are going to shine with a rainbow of parallels that is tough to beat. Read More…

2017 Non-Sport and Entertainment Trading Card Release Dates and Info

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Looking for 2017 non-sport and entertainment trading card release dates, checklists and set information?

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2017 Upper Deck CFL Football Mixes Modern, Retro-Inspired Designs

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

2017 Upper Deck CFL Football continues with the card maker carving out a niche for the north-of-the-border league. While the designs are new, the overall look, feel and configuration stay true to what Upper Deck has done with the license since their debut release in 2014.

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2017 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball Box Busters

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Join Beckett Baseball’s Dave Sliepka and Brian Fleischer as they open some 2017 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball.

What will they find? Watch and find out.

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The Verdict on Aaron Judge Rookie Cards

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

Hitting home runs in your first two MLB games while wearing a New York Yankees jersey gets people talking. While the name Kevin Maas will invariably come up at some point, that’s not always the case. For Aaron Judge cards, it’s still too early to see what the next decade’s going to look like. But after a hot start to his career in the Bronx, it’s time to take a closer look at the Aaron Judge Rookie Cards and other early releases that are out there.

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Panini 2017 NFL Draft Mega Giveaway

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The 2017 NFL Draft is just around the corner. Beckett Media has teamed with Panini for a sweet contest with some nifty prizes.

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Babe Ruth’s Last Will and Testament Returns to the Auction Block

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

Babe Ruth’s life and career on the diamond has resulted in some interesting pieces of memorabilia. And while jerseys, autographs and bats may be the cornerstones that come to mind, there are some things that fall outside that realm and offer a more personal look at the icon. Babe Ruth’s Last Will and Testament from 1933 is one such item.

It’s part of SCP Auctions‘ 2017 Spring Premier Auction, which starts May 24.

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2017 Philly Non-Sports Card Show Exclusives Include Garbage Pail Kids, Wacky Packages and More

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

When it comes to events on the entertainment side of the hobby, the Philly Non-Sports Show is one of the biggest. It’s like the Non-Sport National. The theme for the April 22 and 23 show is Garbage Pail Kids and Wacky Packages. That theme carries over to both artist appearances and a set of nine exclusive GPK/Wacky Packages cards.

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2017-18 O-Pee-Chee Hockey prepares to deliver old-school collecting fun

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By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor

For hockey card collectors, the annual O-Pee-Chee set is part of a tradition that goes back for decades. While its roots go back to the 1930s, it really caught on in the late 1960s during the expansion era as Canadian collectors had a set specific to that market which featured the game’s biggest names and a sweet slab of pink gum.

While the gum has been gone for 25 years now and Upper Deck took over the brand back in 2006-07, there is little doubt that 2017-18 O-Pee-Chee Hockey is going to be a hot early-season release once it hits in September thanks to the most comprehensive base set around and some fun inserts and parallels. Read More…

2017 Topps Tribute Baseball Box Busters

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Join Beckett Baseball’s Brian Fleischer and Dave Sliepka as they open some 2017 Topps Tribute Baseball.

What will they find? Watch and find out.

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2017 Panini Aficionado Soccer Brings Back Short-Lived 1990s Brand

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

Along with basketball, 2017 Panini Aficionado Soccer brings back a short-lived baseball brand from the mid 1990s. Like most of Panini’s other soccer sets, cards combine international pro leagues and various national teams.

Ten-pack 2017 Panini Aficionado Soccer boxes include both an autograph and a memorabilia card along with a handful of inserts. Parallels work out to one per pack.

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2016-17 Leaf Metal Hockey Checklist Shows Off the Past – and the Future

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By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor

Releasing a couple of months prior to the 2017 NHL Draft, 2016-17 Leaf Metal Hockey looks to keep the excitement going. The product focuses on the game’s future along with its illustrious past.

Limited to just 200 cases, there is plenty of buzz around prime prospects like Nolan Patrick of the Brandon Wheat Kings, who happens to be under a long-term autograph exclusive with Leaf. There are seven cards per box and all are printed using the company’s patented metal technology. Read More…

2016-17 Hockey Card Release Dates and Set Information

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2017 Cryptozoic Gotham Season 2 Box Busters

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Join Beckett Media’s Matt Bible and Eric Norton as they open some 2017 Cryptozoic Gotham Season 2 trading cards.

What will they find? Watch and find out.

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2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Autograph Short Prints

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Just like its NFL counterpart, Contenders Draft Picks has plenty of autographs that are more scarce than others. Panini has released a full list of 2017 Contenders Draft Picks Football short prints.

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2017-18 Panini NHL Sticker Collection to provide fun for collectors of all ages

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By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor

One of the most popular hobby diversions for hockey collectors is back again and the 2017-18 Panini NHL Sticker Collection is expected to hit stores once the next season is ready to begin this Fall.

Expect to find many of the best and brightest moments of the current season to be featured and every NHL team will be well-represented within the 72-page album which houses nearly 500 stickers. Read More…

2017 Leaf Metal US Army All-American Football Offers Pre-College Autographs

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

Unless you follow high school football at the national level, the names in 2017 Leaf Metal US Army All-American Football may not be familiar. But that’s by design. It brings a level of prospecting to the sport that looks far into the future, something usually reserved for baseball.

The product highlights autographs from some of the top players in the country before they enter college and years before they may enter the NFL.

Each 2017 Leaf Metal US Army All-American Football hobby box comes with eight autograph cards.

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2016-17 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey Box Busters

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Join Beckett Media’s Eric Norton and Paul Wirth as they open some 2016-17 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey.

What will they find? Watch and find out.

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2017 Topps MLS Variations Ins and Outs

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

The 2017 Topps MLS variations are taking a different approach. They still show players with different photos. However, in several instances, the numbers don’t match up.

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2017 Topps Now Baseball Cards Tell Season’s Story

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

2017 Topps Now Baseball sees print-on-demand cards return for a second season. And while much of the concept remains the same, some changes show the line is evolving.

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2017 Bowman Baseball Checklist Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Brand’s Debut

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

2017 Bowman Baseball marks the 70th anniversary for the brand that has become synonymous with rookies and prospect cards in recent years. The focus and general configurations remain the same, however there’s also plenty that plays off the past as well.

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2017 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Season 6 Trading Cards See Winter Draw Near

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

When it comes to Game of Thrones trading cards, there are two certainties, death and autographs. Both are at the forefront with 2017 Rittenhouse Games of Thrones Season 6.

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2016-17 Basketball Card Release Dates, Checklists and Set Information

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2017 Cryptozoic Outlander Season 2 Trading Cards Details

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

2017 Cryptozoic Outlander Season 2 trading cards see more time travel, romance, autographs and memorabilia cards. The follow-up to the wildly popular Season 1 set may not have the widespread appeal of, say, a Star Wars or Star Trek release, but there’s a core fandom with Outlander that is extremely passionate.

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