Monthly Archives: August 2009

Topps set to produce Ted Kennedy eTopps baseball card

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Topps announced on Monday that the late Ted Kennedy will have an eTopps card as part of the company’s Allen & Ginter Moments set found on the online trading card platform.

A maximum of 999 cards will be made featuring the former Massachusetts Senator who died last week. He is shown throwing out the first pitch at a past Boston Red Sox game, wearing a Sox warmup jacket on the card.

The cards will be allocated after Sept. 7. Collectors who receive one of the cards styled after the 1880s tobacco cards of the same name (printed on holographic stock, though) in their eTopps account will be charged $7.50.

Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com.

Tedy Bruschi: Not one of the easiest autographs to find

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Tedy Bruschi retired from the NFL on Monday at age 36 after 13 seasons with the New England Patriots — a career known for three Super Bowl championships, his recovery from a stroke in 2005 and one other thing that’s very, very important to football card collectors.

His lack of certified autograph cards.

Bruschi appeared on more than 550 different football cards made during his career — 556 to be exact — but a mere 36 of them included an autograph. That’s a relatively scarce amount for a player of his notable stature on such a prominent team.

Panini America Acquisitions Manager Joe White, who oversaw Donruss’ deal with Bruschi, discussed the linebacker’s autographing habits.

“I believe [to date] we are the only company to produce a live Bruschi
certified autograph trading card. I’m constantly searching to see if any
others go live, but all I’ve seen is ours,” White said. “We did a deal with him in 2006, but his first autograph card was one we did for the Unsung Heroes banquet. We produced a limited edition set of all the winners and each player signed a handful of cards, which we included in a later set.”

“Our deal in 2006 was a big hit with collectors as he appeared in
Absolute and Limited.”

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TNA Superstar Matt Morgan is One Massive Collector

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Question: What does a chiseled, massive, mountain of a man who stands 7-feet tall, weighs 305 pounds and can kick your head off collect?

Answer: Anything he wants.

Luckily for the “cool” image of our industry, Total Nonstop Action wrestling superstar Matt Morgan collects sports trading cards. Old ones. New ones. Baseball ones. Wrestling ones. You name it.

In an exclusive interview Monday to promote the release of TRISTAR’s new 2009 TNA Impact set, Morgan unabashedly revealed that he’s been a collector since 1982 (when he was 6) and that he counts his 1969 Topps Mickey Mantle among his most cherished cards.

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Gallery: Topps American Heritage Heroes Edition autographs & Relics

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The latest installment of ToppsAmerican Hertiage non-sports line, Heroes Edition, has arrived and it’s packing unusual Relics and autographs as expected.

There are Relics (pieces of items) from historic figures and events, cut autographs of names you might recognize, autographs from people you might not recognize (along with others you will) and an extensive lineup of Relic cards featuring pieces of NASA memorabilia. (See more on the set here, here and here.)

Sure, the hardened sports collector might not see the value here beyond dollar signs, but don’t underestimate the buying power of non-sports fans. (Sure, not every card will be a home run — to use a familiar term — but some will be.)

But there are some interesting sports inclusions as well…

The most interesting cards aren’t always the most expensive ones, but some of the American Heritage Heroes Edition cards are certainly rich in their stories.

Here’s a small sampling of what’s out there after the jump …

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First look: 2009 Ultimate Collection Football cards

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Upper Deck released basic product information and preview images for its 2009 Ultimate Collection Football set on Monday.

It’s scheduled to arrive in December with one autograph or memorabilia card per four-card box. Each case will include a 1997 Legends Autograph and one autographed memorabilia card.

The base set consists of 100 standard cards, 50 Ultimate Legends, 50 Ultimate Rookies and 20 Ultimate Rookie Signatures cards.

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Julio Borbon & Jhoulys Chacin are Topps' latest Red Hot Rookies

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Topps announced its eighth and ninth Red Hot Rookies for 2009, and they are the Texas Rangers’ Julio Borbon (No. 8) and the Colorado Rockies’ Jhoulys Chacin (No.9).

RHR8Topps will announce the final Red Hot Rookies later this season. The redemption cards can be found one per Topps Series 2 hobby box and can be redeemed at www.topps.com/redemption.

The previous rookies in the program were:

1.      Fernando Martinez, Mets
2.      Gordon Beckham, White Sox (10 percent of cards autographed)
3.      Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
4.      Tommy Hanson, Braves
5.      Nolan Reimold, Orioles
6.      Neftali Feliz, Rangers
7.     Mat Latos, Padres

Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com.

New 2009 Topps UFC Images Unveiled

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Topps officials recently unveiled a handful of new images from the forthcoming 2009 Topps UFC, the once-delayed, heavily anticipated heavyweight of a product now slated to ship in late September.

Those collectors waiting patiently — as well as those of us who’ve turned into white-knuckled nail-biters in an impatient fit — will be happy to know that the images released this week are the just-secured autographs from the cast of the Spike TV reality show “The Ultimate Fighter 10,” which premieres Sept. 16

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Randy Couture: The UFC's Undisputed Collecting Champion

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Ultimate Fighting Championship icon Randy Couture enters Saturday night’s UFC 102 main event against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira as one of the most influential mixed martial artists in the world.

Couture made his Octagon debut at UFC 13 in 1997 and has built a career record of 16-9 by headlining some of the most important fights in MMA history. His grittily inspiring performances in most of them made him a superstar and helped the UFC gain mainstream acceptance.

It’s only natural, then, that the UFC Hall of Famer and former heavyweight and light heavyweight champion commands similar status in the trading card arena, where he ranks as an unparalleled trailblazer, a ground-and-pound granddaddy.

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Topps Tribute baseball cards return for 2009

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Topps announced on Friday that its past high-end Tribute baseball line will return in 2009 after a five-year break.

Every pack will include an autograph or Relic card in addition to three base cards and a parallel card when it arrives in November. Every six-pack box will include three autographed Relic cards and three Relics numbered to 99 or fewer copies. Each box also will include six parallel cards numbered to 199 or less. Cases will include eight boxes split into two mini cartons of four apiece.

The base set consists of 100 cards — 83 retired legends of the game, 14 veterans and just three rookies. The set will include Refractor parallels — Reds (1/1s), Golds (/50), Black (/99) and Blue (/199). It also will include Framed Printing Plates.

See more images and get more information after the jump.

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First-Look Gallery: 2009 Upper Deck Football

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I just spent quality time with an early box of 2009 Upper Deck Football – that’s 16 20-card fat packs for those counting at home – and all I’ll say is this: If that doesn’t get you fired up for the rapidly approaching NFL season, you need to check your pulse.

Due out everywhere Sept. 1, the product is punctuated by the brilliant, full-bleed photography and accommodating design that are the cornerstones of most base-brand Upper Deck releases.

(Find a sweet first-look gallery after the jump.)

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Move over Rocky, Blowout Cards' Thomas Fish is taking over

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In case you missed it recently, Blowout CardsThomas Fish recently gave Rocky Balboa a run for his money …

Thinking about autographs …

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It seems everyone has an autograph that they’d want — one swirl of ink that they’d cherish more than the next.

And that got us thinking … of the current big-name athletes in each major sport — and a few others — who would be most in-demand?

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Preview gallery: 2009 Sweet Spot Baseball sweet spot signatures

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Upper Deck released a few more images of cards to be found in its forthcoming 2009 Sweet Spot Baseball set on Friday.

The product is scheduled to arrive in November. Read more about the product here and here.

See more card images after the jump…

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Perfect Michael Jordan Rookie Card sells for $82,000

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By CHRIS OLDS | Beckett Graded Card Investor Editor

A BGS 10 Pristine copy of Michael Jordan‘s 1986-87 Fleer Rookie Card sold on eBay for $82,000 on Thursday evening just weeks before His Airness is enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

jordanRCbackThe 10-day auction closed at 5:58 p.m. Pacific after 87 bids. The sale was made by CJ’s Sports Cards & Memorabilia in San Diego, Calif., however the transaction has not yet been confirmed by Beckett Media.

While 4,567 copies of the card have been graded, this perfect specimen is one of only two cards to receive the mark from Beckett Grading Services.

This card, which was the first Jordan RC to receive the perfect Pristine grade, was reportedly sold for $150,000 in 2006. However, that sale never was confirmed.

The card’s subgrades included 10s for its centering, edges and corners and a 9.5 for its surface condition. The only other BGS 10 has 10s across the board with the exception of a 9.5 subgrade for its edges.

The first BGS 9.5 copy of the Jordan RC — there have been 116 to reach that mark since — went for $77,600 in a June 2003 deal.

The Jordan RC is the second high-profile BGS 10 of a 1980s icon to sell for big bucks this year as a Joe Montana 1981 Topps RC sold for $65,880 in April. That card carried the third-highest pricetag of any football card sale ever documented by Beckett Media.

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Big-time Auction: Heritage set to auction million-dollar collection

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What’s it like to own Jordan’s rookie jersey? He’ll tell you …

Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com.

Preview gallery: 2009 TNA iMPACT! wrestling cards

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We’ll have the Box Busters video up here soon, but until then here’s a selection of the base cards to be found in the newest Total Nonstop Action Wrestling cards — 2009 TNA iMPACT! — from TRISTAR.

There are several new faces to be found in the set as TNA has added new talent like Bobby Lashley, Taz, Tara and more.

Oh, and did we mention there are cards of Detroit Tigers outfielder Curtis Granderson and TV star Danny Bonaduce?

Check ‘em all out after the jump.

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Topps takes to the ice with NHL Puck Attax cards

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Topps is taking to the ice with an officially licensed NHL product – Puck Attax – a card-gaming set.

Each starter pack box contains 12 Puck Attax game cards and two Black Foil game cards as well as one Gold Foil game card and one Platinum Foil game card.

The success of the Match Attax card game in Europe spawned the product, which will arrive in early November just after the start of the 2009-10 NHL season.

“We are extremely excited to bring the Puck Attax game to NHL fans,” said Warren Friss, VP, Topps Sports and Entertainment in a news release. “Hockey fans are some of the most passionate and devoted fans in the world and we believe this new product will capture the excitement and imagination of kids.”

Topps developed the Attax game in 2007 with its English Premier League set, which now the world’s most popular card game.  In April 2009, Topps unveiled Topps Attax for baseball, where players battle head-to-head with one another, selecting pitchers and batters to “match up,” the same way that players do in MLB games.

Each Puck Attax game card will be in the shape of a hockey puck, featuring player image, player name, team logo, position and player ratings. Every NHL team will be represented and special foil game cards featuring hockey’s brightest stars will be included.  The product will include a starter box, which includes game cards and play-mat, as well as booster packs.

See more images after the jump.

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Is this the first Twitter-related trading card?

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We’ve busted the first boxes of the new TRISTAR TNA iMPACT! wrestling cards and discovered what has to be the first card featuring a new cultural phenomenon.

Twitter.

You know, the text-messaging system that lets people update others on their lives in real time, all the time.

TNA wrestler Mick Foley and announcer Jeremy Borash have a bond of sorts — Twitter. Borash likes to update the masses via his Twitter account and Foley, well, he’s known for having a sock puppet, barbed-wire baseball bats and for missing an ear. (Among other things. Foley is The Man — Editor.)

Card No. 99 in the new set is above, featuring the Tweet and Tweak Connection artwork from a recent TNA promo involving the two.

We’re betting it could be of interest on some certain site …

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Big-time Auction: Heritage set to auction million-dollar collection

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Collecting Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model autographs isn’t tough on cards

Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com.

Atlanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson is Topps' final Finest Rookie Redemption — and it's autographed

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Topps announced its 10th and final Finest Rookie Redemption of the year on Thursday, and it’s Atlanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson.

And this one, boys and girls, comes autographed.

Hanson is 9-2 with a 3.12 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 86 innings.

Each master box of Finest includes one redemption card, which can be found as Refractors (numbered to 199) and Gold Refractors (numbered to 50).

It’s worth noting that Hanson appeared as card No. 2 in the set as well — an unusual move.

The previously announced cards are:

No. 1 — Indians OF Matt LaPorta

No. 2 — Braves P Tommy Hanson

No. 3 — A’s P Andrew Bailey

No. 4 — Rangers OF Julio Borbon

No. 5 — Cardinals OF Colby Rasmus

No. 6 — Padres OF Kyle Blanks

No. 7 — Rangers P Neftali Feliz

No. 8 — Orioles OF Nolan Reimold

No. 9 — Tigers P Rick Porcello

Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com.

In the Game Improves Autograph Odds on 1972: The Year in Hockey

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Crediting better-than-expected participation from so many legendary hockey signers, In the Game officials on Wednesday afternoon announced that they have improved the odds of pulling an on-card autograph from 1972: The Year in Hockey, the company’s newest product due out early next month.

Originally slated to fall one every eight packs, autographs now will fall one in six packs. In addition, In the Game is adding a new dimension of collectibility to the product with 72 blank-back variations for each of the set’s 200 base cards.

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First Look Gallery: 2009 Donruss Elite Basketball

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Panini America officials on Wednesday released preliminary information on what promises to be one of the company’s most popular basketball products of the season: 2009 Donruss Elite.

The brand’s distinguished history in baseball and football combined with what appears to be solid product content for the maiden NBA release should see anxious hoops collectors embrace Elite when it goes live in late November.

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Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello is Topps' 9th Finest Rookie Redemption card

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Topps announced its ninth Finest Rookie Redemption of the year on Wednesday, and it’s Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello.

Porcello is 10-8 with a 4.39 ERA and 66 strikeouts in 123 innings for the AL Central-leading Tigers.

Each master box of Finest includes one redemption card, which can be found as Refractors (numbered to 199) and Gold Refractors (numbered to 50).

The 10th and final Finest Rookie has yet to be announced.

The previously announced cards are:

No. 1 — Indians OF Matt LaPorta

No. 2 — Braves P Tommy Hanson

No. 3 — A’s P Andrew Bailey

No. 4 — Rangers OF Julio Borbon

No. 5 — Cardinals OF Colby Rasmus

No. 6 — Padres OF Kyle Blanks

No. 7 — Rangers P Neftali Feliz

No. 8 — Orioles OF Nolan Reimold

Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com.

Preview: 2009 TRISTAR Obak baseball cards

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TRISTAR‘s Jeff Rosenberg will be stopping by Beckett Media headquarters on Thursday morning for a special edition of Box Busters on to discuss his company’s latest minor league baseball card set, Obak.

Read more about the set here, here, here and here.

It’s a set that’s rich in baseball history — a lesson in the game as well as a nod to the early 1900s tobacco cards of the same name — and is a set that’s chock-full of variations. Several cards in the base set have card back variations — three based on the 1910 design, one based on the 1911 — while others have photo variations.

According to the in-box checklist, for example, Atlanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson has five versions of card No. 16 as does No. 12 — Gordon Beckham – as well as Tom Seaver (No. 39), Ted Williams (No. 41) and U.S. President Barack Obama (No. 100)  among others.  Other cards in the set merely have photo variations.

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Preview Gallery: 2009-10 Topps Basketball cards

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The final NBA-licensed Topps basketball card set arrives very soon, 2009-10 Topps Basketball — and we’ve already busted our boxes — see more here — but we wanted to make sure that NBA fans can see more of what the set has in store.

Leading the way among the cooler images is this Nate Robinson-Dwight Howard card. Remember that dunk? We thought you would

Click on the images for a closer look for just a tiny sampling of some cool photos found in the set …

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Box Busters: 2009 Donruss Threads Football

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Join Beckett Media’s Dan Hitt and Tracy Hackler as they bust into a box of Donruss Threads football, which arrives on Wednesday with four autographs or memorabilia cards per box.

What will they find in this episode of Box Busters? Watch and see…

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Preview gallery: 2009 Donruss Threads football autographs

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This year’s Donruss Threads football set arrives Wednesday packing four autographs or memorabilia cards in every hobby box — and retail boxes, once they arrive, will deliver the first Brett Favre cards picturing him in preseason action with the Minnesota Vikings.

Here’s a look at some of the autographed cards to be found courtesy of Panini America.

Check ‘em out after the jump …

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Preview Gallery: 2009 Topps American Heritage Heroes Edition

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We’ve gotten our hands on some 2009 Topps American Heritage Heroes Edition cards a bit early so we could soak up the Americana and historic cards that are found only in this type of trading card set.

Mr. Rogers now has a Topps trading card. Erin Brockovich now has a card. Robert Jarvik now has a card. Barack Obama now has a bunch more trading cards.

And several of New York City’s Finest — police officers and more who responded to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 — now have cards.

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Box Busters: 2009 Topps Heritage American Heroes Edition

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Join Beckett Media’s Bryan Hornbeck, Tracy Hackler and Chris Olds as they open a brand-spanking-new box of 2009 Topps American Heritage Heroes Edition in this episode of Box Busters.

What will they find inside this historically rich product loaded with unusual Relic cards?

Click here to watch the video.

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Topps unveils new Star Wars card set

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The Force is strong with this one, too.

Topps released basic preliminary product breakdowns and preview images for its latest Star Wars card set for release in late October.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Widevision will document the first season of the cartoon series in the over-sized card format previously used for past Star Wars releases.

The set will include scenes from all of the Season 1 episodes with each 24-pack hobby box containing one Sketch Card as well as a chance at Sketch Cards by the show’s animators (odds still to be determined) as well as autographed from cast members (also TBD).

Among the insert sets are: gold-foil parallels (limited to one copy per card), silver parallels, Season 2 sneak previews (1:12 packs), Flix Pix Motion Cards (1:8), Animation Clear Cels (printed on plastic, 1:4), and foil cards (1:3).

For a closer look, click on the images below.

And the Derek Jeter 1993 Upper Deck Autographed buyback Rookie Card goes to …

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In recent issues of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly, we asked readers to tell us who is the greatest New York Yankee of the Upper Deck era. The winner gets the 1993 Upper Deck Autographed Buyback Rookie Card seen above.

The deadline has passed and we’ve examined all of the entries from around the country, who made solid cases for Jeter, Mariano Rivera and even others like George Steinbrenner as the most important Yankee since 1989.

The answer is debatable, but the best effort and case for the player got the card.

And the winner is …

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Box Busters: 2009-10 Topps basketball cards

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Join Beckett Media’s Keith Hower, Tracy Hackler and Chris Olds as they bust open a brand-spanking new HTA jumbo box of 2009-10 Topps Basketball cards in this episode of Box Busters.

What will they find inside a box of this product that’s absolutely loaded with patches, Logoman, Laundry Tag, Chrome and other cool cards?

Watch and see…

Click here to view the video.

Race-used lugnut cards return in Press Pass Main Event

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Press Pass announced on Tuesday that race-used lugnut cards will return to its NASCAR products with a future product.

The unusual memorabilia cards will be found in Press Pass Main Event as part of the Stop & Go Swatches set.

Each 20-pack hobby box of the poker-themed NASCAR set will include one autograph and two memorabilia cards as well as autographs from professional poker stars.

The product is set for a Sept. 30 release.

Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com.

Brett Favre's first Panini Vikings card also in Target packs

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Panini America announceed on Tuesday that its first Brett Favre football card of  the future Hall of Famer in Minnesota Vikings uniform also will also be inserted into 2009 Donruss Threads Target blaster boxes and retail packs.

“My hat is off to our production staff.  Based on their hard work and quick turn around, we were able to include the limited edition Favre card into Target blasters too,” said Panini America’s Scott Prusha. “Even with the additional product configurations, our initial announced print run of 4,444 cards will remain the same.”

The retail version of Donruss Threads begins shipping on Aug. 26.

Hey, Bull Durham fans… TRISTAR Obak has something for you

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The forthcoming TRISTAR Obak baseball set includes some serious surprises and some fascinating baseball-related inclusions.

But this one might be one of the cooler ones of the bunch.

You see, Steve Dalkowski was at one time regarded as the hardest-throwing pitcher ever, some saying he threw 110 miles an hour — at least that’s what the back of his newest baseball card says.

Whether that’s true or just baseball legend intensified by years of dust, he played in an era before radar guns so it doesn’t matter. What’s cool about this card?

Dalkowski is considered to be the player who was a key inspiration for Ebby Calvin “Nuke” Laloosh from Bull Durham.

You know, the guy with a quadraphonic Blaupunkt.

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Orioles' Nolan Reimold and Rangers' Neftali Feliz are latest Topps Finest Rookie Redemptions

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Topps announced the seventh and eighth Finest Rookie Redeption cards on Tuesday morning and they are Texas Rangers pitcher Neftali Feliz (No. 7) and Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold (No. 8).

Each master box of Finest includes one redemption card, which can be found as Refractors (numbered to 199) and Gold Refractors (numbered to 50).

There are two rookies remaining to be announced later this season.

Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com.

TRISTAR's upcoming Obak Minor League Baseball card set just might be a game-changer itself

078fWhile many baseball card companies have added pop culture personalities and icons as well as historical figures to sets in recent years in an effort to draw more mainstream fans (or non-collectors) into trading cards, they haven’t achieved anything close to what TRISTAR‘s upcoming Obak set delivers.

And it’s so simple. They’ve been there all along.

You see, Obak, which is a modern-day nod to the tobacco cards of the same name from a century ago, arrives next Monday and it includes a 25-card set of “Game Changers.” They’re people who influenced the game we see today in stadiums around the country — and really the globe, though they are showcased on the smaller stage of a Minor League Baseball set.

It’s a set that includes promising prospects of today, some of the game’s greatest Hall of Famers in their farm-team threads, past MiLB Player of the Year winners, a crop of Minor League Baseball’s legends that you’ve likely never heard of but have rich and storied careers.

But the Game Changers especially caught my eye.

Who are they?

Some are pioneers you’ve never heard of. Others are ones who have influenced the very habits you have if you’re reading about baseball cards today.

Check out just a few of them in our exclusive early sneak peek at the checklist:

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