Monthly Archives: June 2010

USA Baseball records strong showing on first day of draft

But on Monday evening the USA Baseball devotees like me who have an affinity for a player’s first baseball card — period — had something to point back at others who eschew the red, white and blue classics as being more minor-league material when it comes to cardboard.

Some New York newspaper — and baseball card-related — trivia

The Yankees’ Mark Teixeira is struggling this season so the New York Daily News ran with this sports cover today.

2010 Topps Rookie Premiere Autographs: Part 1 of an Exclusive Gallery

Has it really been 11 years since Topps first introduced the modern masterpiece known as the Rookie Premiere Autograph? It seems like just yesterday that the company first pulled the curtain back on something so revolutionary that we dubbed it the “Immaculate Collection” way back in May of 2000.

How can you win a box of 2010 Bowman baseball cards?

How can you win a box of 2010 Bowman baseball cards? Watch and find out …

Were you a winner on Free Stuff Friday?

Another Free Stuff Friday has come and gone so we have another batch of winners to announce. Were you one of them? Find out after the jump … If you weren’t, check back with us again at the end of the week for more cool stuff …

It’s official: Stephen Strasburg will appear in remainder of 2010 Topps baseball products

Once Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws his first pitch on Tuesday evening in Washington, he will be eligible for a Rookie Card.

New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies players unveil Signature Series apparel

Five members of the World Series champion New York Yankees and five members of the runner-up Philadelphia Phillies have designed their own T-shirts, caps and jerseys as part of a new Major League Baseball clothing line unveiled last week.

Rojo Johnson’s baseball card arrives

While we teased you guys about Rojo Johnson’s baseball card awhile back, there was nothing firm to indicate that the mysterious pitcher would, indeed, appear on cardboard.

Bustin’ some retail: 2010 Bowman baseball

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds busts some red-hot 2010 Bowman jumbos and even more retail Bowman packs on a weekend.

John Wooden leaves an immense legacy

John Wooden’s basketball legacy speaks volumes. His victories, his championships, his proteges who share a place with him in the Hall of Fame where he was inducted twice — as a player and as a coach — pale in comparison to the other ways he found success in life.

Kobe Bryant, Rajon Rondo Primed to Soar in NBA Finals

One of the greatest rivalries in sports resumes tonight when the Lakers battle Boston in Game 1 of the 2010 NBA Finals.

What was it like to pull a Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck rookie card back in 1989? I don’t know … I never did

Collecting confession: I never pulled a 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. Rookie Card from a pack in 1989. In fact, I never pulled one until early last year.

Panini reveals 2010 Prestige football short-prints

Panini America revealed on Thurday afternoon the short-print list for rookies in its 2010 Prestige football card set.

Cardboard icon Ken Griffey Jr. retires

“The Kid” called it quits as Ken Griffey Jr. opted to retire in the midst of his 22nd big league season as a member Seattle Mariners, ending a Hall of Fame career with 630 home runs. He ranks fifth on the career list in an era marred by steroid allegations but perhaps first as a player who never faced such scrutiny and a first in one more significant way.

Massive Photo Gallery: 2010 NFL Players Rookie Premiere

If a picture truly is worth a thousand words, what are almost 60 pictures worth? That’s purely a rhetorical question, but while you’re contemplating an answer, take the time to enjoy the massive photo gallery that follows chronicling the 2010 NFL Players Rookie Premiere.

Upper Deck selects Paul Meyer as new president

Upper Deck announced on Tuesaday evening that it has hired Paul Meyer as its new president.

Video Vault: The 2010 NFL Players Rookie Premiere

It took us more than a week, but we finally finished downloading all of the great behind-the-scenes video footage we shot at the 2010 NFL Players Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles late last month. Our apologies for the delay.

I can has Mariners Cheezburger bobblehead?

It’s “Cheezburger Night” as in the “I Can Haz Cheezburger” LOLCats image that started the entire online phenomenon of placing poor grammar in context with fuzzy little animals.

Were you a winner on Free Stuff Friday?

Another Free Stuff Friday has come and gone, getting cool stuff into collectors hands just for answering card-related trivia on

Bryce Harper’s latest baseball card a Rocky Mountain gem

[jucologo] But one player, perhaps more than most, is known among those playing in Grand Junction, Colo., (population 53,662) this week. You might have heard of this member of the Region XVIII champion College of Southern Nevada Coyotes as he’s expected to be the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft on Monday.