Monthly Archives: June 2009

In Case You Missed It: Sweet Jordan Dunks

000000 Continuing the can’t-lose trend of maximizing its exclusive relationship with basketball’s greatest player in his Hall of Fame year, Upper Deck recently unveiled the specifics of a 51-card 2009 Michael Jordan Legacy Box Set, due out in August. Of course, you probably already knew that. What you may not have been aware of is the poster-quality nature […]

MMA stars Chuck Liddell & Ken Shamrock to appear in 2009 Goodwin Champions baseball card set

The forthcoming 2009 Goodwin Champions baseball set from Upper Deck will include MMA stars Chuck Liddell and Ken Shamrock as the company released preview images of the two fighters’ upcoming cards on Friday.

Exclusive Video: The First Box of 2009 Donruss Elite Football

000000 We’re not going to tell you what we had to do to get it, but we’ve managed to procure a box of 2009 Donruss Elite Football almost a full week before its official release date. Join Beckett’s own pigskin-loving freaks Dan Hitt and Tracy Hackler for the world premiere box bust of 2009 Donruss Elite […]

Preview gallery: 2009 Goodwin Champions baseball cards

Upper Deck has released more images of card in its forthcoming Goodwin Champions baseball set, which will arrive in September.

Kill Bill star David Carradine dead at 72

David Carradine, the star of Quentin Taranino’s Kill Bill as well as the the 1970s television series Kung Fu was found dead Thursday in a Thailand hotel — an apparent suicide according to one published report.

Legendary Cuts arrives with some twists

This year’s version of SP Legendary Cuts has arrived in hobby shops and there’s a couple of new twists with the cuts, according to Upper Deck.

Upper Deck announces 2009 Update baseball card set

Upper Deck has announced its plans for its 2009 Update baseball set — and there will be only one place for all cards of the latest rookies and traded stars in their new uniforms.

"This space for rent" on NFL practice jerseys can't hurt them as memorabilia

Adding sponsorship to NFL practice jerseys can’t hurt their value as memorabilia because the nameless and often patchless threads really aren’t appealing at all.

Topps adds Jackie Robinson to upcoming Magic football set

Topps announced on Wednesday that it would be added sports pioneer Jackie Robinson to its forthcoming Magic football set that arrives in June with stylings remniscent of its 1951 set of the same name. (See previous story here.)

In the minors: Maybe you've heard of me?

Another of the charms of collecting Minor League Baseball cards are finding cards of players you perhaps once loved, once hated or once thought were going to be a much bigger deal than they were in the hobby.

2009 Topps Football: The Boxed Set

000000  This just in: One of the most universally understood and embraced football card staples in the world — the in-one-fell-swoop-my-2009-collecting-year-is-done Topps boxed set — will ship in September. And the crowd rejoiced! After all, is there a football product in existence that appeals as much to non-collecting fans as it does hardcore hobbyists?   The 2009 version […]

Party Like It's 1972

000000 Mum on the product since March, hockey manufacturer In The Game released the first images and additional details this morning on a unique product that has more than just a little grooviness to it. ITG’s 1972 — The Year in Hockey offers what looks to be a splendidly nostalgic stroll down memory lane and is sure to have hockey diehards fondly […]

High schooler Bryce Harper on next Sports Illustrated cover

The next Next Big Thing for baseball has arrived in the mainstram a bit earlier than normal with an appearance on the cover of the June 8 issue of Sports Illustrated.

Preview Gallery: 2009 Goodwin Champions buybacks

Upper Deck released the following images of original Goodwin tobacco cards that will be found in packs of 2009 Goodwin Champions baseball cards when they arrive this September. (What else can be found? Click here and here.)

You don't come across these every day …

Here’s one example of an unusual card, except that it’s brand new. It’s a card of the Japan Professional Bowling Association’s Aki Nawa, a card included in the pages of Sports Card Magazine — a Japanese magazine on, well, sports cards. (It’s probably a good read, but you can’t take my word for it. I can’t read Japanese.)

Upper Deck's Rookie Premiere touchdown dance competition goes mainstream

If you haven’t seen some of the footage of Upper Deck’s touchdown dance competition between rookies at the recent NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere, then there’s a chance you haven’t been poking around enough online or watching SportsCenter.

Record Breaker: Pristine Montana RC Sells for $65K!

Almost a year after it first surfaced at last year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago, the only BGS 10 Joe Montana Rookie Card in existence recently sold at auction for the staggering sum of $65,880, according to Modern Marvels Auctions president Dave Amerman.

What's a first career HR ball really worth?

You’ve probably recently read about the fan who caught the first home run ball hit by Florida Marlins rookie Chris Coughlan who “held the ball for ransom” according to some wanting memorabilia in return.

In the minors: Baseball cards going to the dogs?

Some minor league baseball cards feature other stars of the diamond — dogs. Hard-working types like Dinger The Home Run Dog of the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Pelicans, Chase That Golden Thunder of the Trenton (N.J.) Thunder and Miss Babe Ruth of the Greensboro (N.C.) Grasshoppers.

Preview gallery: 2009 Donruss Americana

We taped our Box Busters episode days ago (find it here), but 2009 Donruss Americana doesn’t arrive in hobby shops until Wednesday.

Sneak peek: 2009 Donruss Elite football

This year’s Donruss Elite football set arrives in hobby shops next week (June 11) packing at least one autograph and two memorabilia cards in each and every hobby box.

Topps confirms Series 2 legends variations

Topps released the following list of legends variations cards that can be found in 2009 Topps Series 2 baseball on Monday morning: