Monthly Archives: July 2011

COMMENTARY: Panini HRX video card redemptions command cash

And now, with the arrival of Panini HRX video cards, there’s no disputing which one has won thus far in the eyes of collectors — at least with those who have paid attention with their pocketbooks. And the irony? Panini’s cards have still yet to physically arrive out of packs of 2010-11 Totally Certified. All of the sales have been for redemption cards.

Steiner Sports launches DJ3K memorabilia line after Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit

Steiner Sports has prepped a line of DJ3K memorabilia now that Derek Jeter has his 3,000 hits.

Derek Jeter hits 3,000 … and we rank his Rookie Cards

Now that he has his 3,000 hits, we dared to rank all eight of Derek Jeter’s rookie cards.

Card gallery: 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball

While this year’s Allen & Ginter baseball card set from Topps isn’t set to hit until Wednesday, that hasn’t stopped the cards from already appearing on eBay as of Saturday morning.

Weekly Highlights (July 4 – July 8)’s weekly highlights for July 4 – July 8.

You know you want one … and it needs a nickname

We’ve seen some interesting MLB All-Star Game commemoratives through the years with brilliantly painted Statues of Liberty and Mickey Mouses in the colors of MLB teams as part of the All-Star festivities and merchandising.

Preview Gallery: 2010-11 Panini National Treasures basketball

The high-end NBA release that is Panini’s National Treasures arrives on Aug. 3 with plenty inside its famed wooden boxes, but that nearly month-long wait was satiated somewhat on Friday afternoon as Panini unleashed a new wave of card images for collectors to examine.

Texas company sues 12 companies claiming electronic trading card patent infringement via online TCG’s

Wildcat Intellectual Property Holdings LLC filed a lawsuit against a dozen companies this week in a Texas Eastern District Court claiming that electronic trading cards and similar virtual trading card creations in trading card games are in violation of its patented intellectual property.

Upper Deck teases high-end hockey product The Cup

Memorable rookies dotted the landscape in the NHL this season. Fans witnessed great plays from players such as P.K Subban, Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin.

Topps’ final Allen & Ginter autograph checklist includes new names

With the arrival of one of its most-popular baseball card lines a week away, Topps took the time Wednesday to tout Allen & Ginter’s ecclectic autograph checklist comprised of everyone but baseball players.

Sneaky Panini leaks Gold Standard Football reveal

Panini America has extended its Midas touch to the gridiron with 2011 Gold Standard Football.

First look: 2011 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects

Topps’ third wave of Bowman products will arrive late this year — 2011 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects — packing yet another chance at a Bryce Harper autograph (this time Green) and plenty of this year’s top draft picks once they sign.

And in this corner: Ringside Boxing Round Two

By Andrew Tolentino | BSCM Editor Last year, Creative Cardboard Concepts (mostly comprised of the makers of In The Game) ended a 15-year drought for stand-alone boxing products with its Ringside Boxing Round One  release. This year, the multi-faceted collectibles company will follow up in true Rocky-esque fashion. The manufacturer revealed today that Ringside Boxing […]

If the star fits: Captain America, other Marvel superheroes team up with the Dallas Cowboys

In a recent report, America’s team announced a partnership with Marvel Entertainment that should add some depth to the 2011 roster.

First look: 2011 Topps Tier One baseball cards

Topps unveiled the basic product information and preview images for its newest debut baseball card line, Tier One, on Wedesday, and it’s a product that it says it “the definitive on-card autograph release for 2011.”

Box Busters: 2010-11 Panini Luxury Suite hockey cards

Join Beckett Hockey’s Andrew Tolentino and Tim Trout as they rip into a pair of 2010-11 Panini Luxury Suite hockey boxes in this latest episode of Box Busters.

So we’ll be mentioning a few players’ Twitter feeds in the next Beckett Baseball …

So we’ll be mentioning a few MLB players’ Twitter feeds in the next Beckett Baseball … here’s an obligatory piece of Nick Swisher multimedia we’ll be sending people to see here from the magazine.

Lou Gehrig’s Japan Tour jersey, Joe Jackson’s bat headline Heritage’s National convention auction

Heritage Auctions has plenty in store for its auction taking place on Aug. 4 in conjunction with the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago — and the highlights set to hit the auction block include “Shoeless” Joe Jackson’s Black Betsy bat and a uniform worn by New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig during the 1934 Tour of Japan.

PSA 10 1956 Topps Mickey Mantle sells for $115,000

A BGS 10 Michael Jordan Rookie Card may have gotten the early headlines in a recent Memory Lane Inc. event, but it was The Mick who hit the longest home run.

Upper Deck to send a collector to MLS All-Star Game

With soccer taking the forefront in the sports world right now with the Women’s World Cup underway and Major League Soccer’s All-Star game drawing near, Upper Deck is taking the opportunity to reward one lucky fan.

Leaf readies promo cards for NSCC

Another trading card company has unveiled its plans for promo cards at the National Sports Collectors Convention, and this time it’s Leaf with a healthy mix of big names from across several sports.

Topps unveils five subjects of 1961 Heritage cards for National Sports Collectors Convention VIP bags

As previously reported here, Topps will be bringing back the 1961 Heritage design for its set of VIP bag bonus cards for attendees of the National Sports Collectors Convention next month in Chicago.

How a Punch line became an NHL legend — and a card

Panini America will include a card of NHL legend Taro Tsujimoto in every 20th set of 2010-11 Score Rookies & Traded hockey cards — oh, and there will be 25 gold parallels of the card to be found, too.

Panini adds Dirk Nowitzki to its Panini Authentic autographed memorabilia roster

Panini America knows that Dirk Nowitzki is a busy man — after all, he is their hometown superstar — but all that demand for his time didn’t stop the world champion Dallas Mavericks forward and NBA Finals MVP from signing items for its recently launched Panini Authentic memorabilia line.

First look: 2011 Main Event NASCAR cards

Press Pass has released the basic set information and preview images for its 2011 Main Event set, a product with some new features that will arrive on Sept. 28.

Never tell me the odds: 2011 Goodwin Champions autographs & memorabilia

There are some tough pulls out there — that might not seem like it on the auction block. Unlike Han Solo, you might want to know the odds so you can find a steal or two.