Monthly Archives: July 2009

Hobby Q&A: Allen & Ginter codebreaker Jason Wong

Jason Wong is the 2008 Allen & Ginter codebreaker — the guy who deciphered the hidden message on several cards from last year’s set and followed the instructions.

He Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea

000000 I know it’s not sports, so this post likely will seem like blasphemy – or at least borderline outrageous – to the most hardened sports card collectors. But I don’t care. I like SpongeBob, doggone it. And so do my kids. And since Topps officials this afternoon released information on Series 2 of the […]

Preview gallery: 2009 Score football

Here’s a look at some of what you’ll find in 2009 Score football from Panini America when it arrives in shops next week.

Box Busters: 2009 Topps Magic Football

Join Beckett Football’s Tracy Hackler and Dan Hitt as they bust the first boxes of Topps Magic football, which is a throwback to the 1950s set of the same name.

National VIP card package keeps on growing with Upper Deck & Sportkings packages

The VIP package for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland just got a little heavier as two more promo card packages have been announced.

First look: 2009-10 Upper Deck Artifacts hockey cards

Upper Deck has released the basic product information and preview images for its 2009-10 Artifacts hockey set.

The best Allen & Ginter collection?

This year’s Allen & Ginter set arrives later this week with some of the surprises and unusual cards that collectors have come to expect from Topps’ popular baseball set inspired by the 1880s tobacco cards of the same name.

Steve McNair, 1973-2009

Former NFL quarterback Steve McNair was found shot to death on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. He was 36.

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: 2009-10 Prestige Basketball

Basketball collectors from around the globe have been on pins and needles since the landscape-altering announcements earlier this year that Italian collectibles giant Panini had a) secured an exclusive license from the NBA and b) subsequently acquired Donruss.

Coming Soon: Football Cards . . . of Eighth Graders

000000 Never one to duck potential controversy, Razor President Brian Gray is at it again. Gray recently began taking orders for a U.S. Army All-American Bowl football product that includes autographs from the top 2008 high school seniors (including highly touted Tennessee signee Bryce Brown) and base cards of three kids in junior high – […]

Box Busters: 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball cards

The Beckett Media crew — Chris Olds, Brian Fleischer, Tracy Hackler and Doug Kale — has opened the first boxes of 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball cards and you get to see it all happen as it was recorded live before a studio audience.

Preview gallery: 2009 UD Black football

Upper Deck has unveiled its plans to bring UD Black to the football field with two cards per pack and two packs per box in October.

Upper Deck receives new MLB card license

Upper Deck announced on Thursday that it has been granted a new trading card license from the Major League Baseball Players Association.

First look: 2009 Upper Deck Prominent Cuts

Upper Deck has announced a new multi-sport (and non-sport) product set for release in October, Prominent Cuts.

2009 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball cards are here …

The 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball set has arrived and we’ll be presenting a very special episode of Box Busters here on Thursday.