Monthly Archives: April 2012

Topps details its Bryce Harper Rookie Card plans

Bryce Harper arrived in the major leagues on Saturday — now it’s time for his Rookie Cards and Topps has unveiled its plans.

Your Take: Derrick Rose’s cardboard future (w/POLL)

Derrick Rose is done for the year with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, prematurely ending the reigning NBA MVP’s chances of being Like Mike anytime soon. What might it mean for his cards?

Bryce Harper Rookie Card set for 2012 Topps Series 2

Before he had his second big-league at bat, the plans for Bryce Harper’s Rookie Card were announced.

Panini brings batting helmets back in cards

When it comes to game-used memorabilia cards, there just aren’t that many helmet cards to go around — not many at all — but Panini America is about to change that.

Nationals to promote Bryce Harper on Saturday

The most highly touted prospect in baseball card history, Bryce Harper, has been promoted to the majors and will make his big-league debut on Saturday when the Washington Nationals visit the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Darvish’s dominance against Yanks speaks volumes

Yu Darvish’s gem on Tuesday night — 10 strikeouts in eight-plus scoreless innings for a 2-0 win over the New York Yankees — meant one thing.He’s arrived.

Panini readies top NFL Draft picks’ cards for Prestige

The names have been called, the jerseys have been made and there’s one thing left to do for Panini America as the NFL Draft continues.

First Look: RG3’s 2012 Topps Rookie Card

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First Look: Andrew Luck’s 2012 Topps Rookie Card

You can see Andrew Luck’s first Topps — and Indianapolis Colts — football card right here.

No blues for this Dodger — Matt Kemp is on fire

Matt Kemp’s torrid start is one that simply can’t be missed right now and that’s easy to justify simply by looking at the stat sheet — and his baseball cards.

Upper Deck includes QB redemption in 2012 Football

With Upper Deck releasing its flagship football set before the NFL Draft, collectors might be worried about not getting cards of the hottest draft picks.

Topps revisits old cards through books

Topps is taking collectors on a tour through its history with a series of books dedicated to trading cards.

Wacky Packages back for another series

Wacky Packages Series 9 will come out in late July parodying many popular products, including video games and apps.

New Garbage Pail Kids series inspired by cards of old

Allentown, Pa. | Topps is returning this year with a new series of Garbage Pail Kids.

Newton shines in newly priced National Treasures

Hold your horses, Andrew Luck. Apparently Cam Newton isn’t done dominating football cards just yet.

Tommy Bahama plans party for shirt unveiling

Major League Baseball and Tommy Bahama have teamed up to produce “Collector’s Edition” shirts for six teams this year with the first arriving this week.

Panini Prepares for NFL Draft with Prestige Preview

Panini America previously offered a subtle sneak peek at 2012 Prestige Football by showing off the first Tebow-Jets and Manning-Broncos cards. The manufacturer continued to pipe the hype today with more details regarding its June 20 release.

Box Busters: 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Penmanship Preview: 2012 Press Pass FanFare Football

If you saw last week’s Box Busters episode featuring 2012 Press Pass FanFare Football (and an Andrew Luck autograph), you pretty much get the drift. Five cards with a lot of promise.

Twin Galaxies produces video game trading cards

The company that holds the video game record books has come out with a trading card set commemorating the history of video games.

NFL, NFLPA renew card license with Panini

The NFL and NFLPA announced on Monday that they have renewed their card deals with the Texas-based card-maker for as many as 18 sets a year

TRISTAR will open retail store in Las Vegas

TRISTAR is hoping a new venture in Vegas is a jackpot.

Rittenhouse shows off NCIS sigs at Non-Sports Show

NCIS is one of the country’s most popular television shows. The military crime fighters are coming to trading cards this June.

Philip Humber’s gem creates perfect opportunity

Chicago White Sox pitcher Phillip Humber — a right-hander from Texas with an 11-10 career record entering Saturday’s game at Safeco Field — threw nine perfect innings against the Seattle Mariners for just the 21st gem in MLB history.

First Look: 2012 Press Pass Redline racing

Press Pass will unveil its newest line this June with 2012 Press Pass Redline, a high-end racing product.

Blowout Cards settles court case with Upper Deck

Blowout Cards has settled its lawsuit against Upper Deck that alleged that the Carlsbad, Calif.-based card company’s distribution policies introduced last year were illegal under antitrust laws and “manipulated the pricing of its products.”

Fenway Park celebrates its 100th anniversary

The Boston Red Sox are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park.

Honus Wagner card sells for $1.23 million

An SGC 40 specimen of the hobby’s most-famous baseball card sold for more than a million dollars on Friday morning at auction.

Box Busters: 2011 Prime Cuts Baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2011 Prime Cuts boxes from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2012 Onyx Platinum Prospects

Onyx Authenticated, an MLBPA-approved memorabilia licensee, is a relative newcomer to the packaged memorabilia field — but now the Riverview, Fla.-based company is taking the next step.

Box Busters: 2012 Press Pass FanFare (w/contest)

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a pair of 2012 Press Pass FanFare boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First Look: 2012 Triple Play baseball cards

Have you turned a triple play lately? If not — and it’s not easy — then Panini America’s next baseball card brand just might let you do that.

First Look: 2012 Bowman Chrome

Topps unveiled the first look and basic set information for 2012 Bowman Chrome on Thursday, the latest chapter in the always-beloved brand that will pack a bit more punch this year.

Box Busters: 2011-12 SP Game-Used hockey

Join Beckett Hockey’s Andrew Tolentino and Dan Hitt as they rip into a pair of 2011-12 SP Game-Used boxes from Upper Deck in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Collector says meeting Kobe was ‘time of our lives’

When Nick Gauder opened a pack of Panini America’s 2010-11 Gold Standard basketball cards, he found something that could have made him very rich from a cash perspective.