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Posted on April 26, 2012 – 10:27 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2012 Upper Deck Football, Andrew Luck, NFL draft, Robert Griffin III | Comments (8)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor
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.
But the company has found a way to fix that problem by including “Trade Upper Deck” cards in 2012 Upper Deck Football.
The cards come in two versions: gold and silver.
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Posted on April 26, 2012 – 10:00 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Non-Sports | books, Garbage Pail Kids, mars attacks, New York Yankees, Topps books, Wacky Packages | Comments (1)
Topps is taking collectors on a tour through its history with a series of books dedicated to trading cards.
The latest book visits the 100 greatest cards in New York Yankees history. Yankee Greats by author Bob Woods features baseball cards from players such as Joe DiMaggio to Derek Jeter. Woods includes only Topps cards in this book.
“From The Topps Company’s first baseball card set, the quirky “Red and Blue” cards, to their latest series, millions of fans have been able to celebrate the game and players through the familiar photos-on-cardboard format,” a press release from the publisher said.
Posted on April 26, 2012 – 9:02 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | Topps, Wacky Packages | Comments (1)
Wacky Packages are back for another series.
The set originated in the 1967 and was brought back to life by Topps in 2003. Since then, Topps has put together new series of Wacky Packages (including erasers) and even brought back to life some of the old series with Wacky Packages Flashbacks.
Series 9 will come out in late July parodying many popular products, including video games and apps.
Posted on April 25, 2012 – 9:38 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | Garbage Pail Kids, Topps | Comments (8)
ALLENTOWN, Pa. | Topps is returning this year with a new series of Garbage Pail Kids.
The last original series came out in 2007, according to Topps Editor Colin Walton. Since then, Topps has produced Garbage Pail Kids Flashbacks, reliving some of the old cards we loved as children.
The new set is going to be fun and inspired by the cards of old.
Posted on April 24, 2012 – 12:39 pm | Author: tolentinotown
Beckett Updates, Football | 2011 National treasures, 2011 National Treasures Football, cam newton, Cam Newton National Treasures Rookie Card, Cam Newton Rookie Card, featured | Comments (2)
By Andrew Tolentino | Football Editor
Hold your horses, Andrew Luck. Apparently Cam Newton isn’t done dominating football cards just yet.
According to Beckett Football’s Senior Market Analyst Dan Hitt, Newton’s recently priced 2011 National Treasures Rookie Card just set a new benchmark in the hobby.
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Posted on April 24, 2012 – 11:39 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | MLB, Texas Rangers, Tommy Bahama | Comments (1)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
Who says a collectible can’t be worn?
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.
The first team is the American League champion Texas Rangers, and they will be sold at an unveiling party Thursday in Dallas at the Galleria beginning at 5 p.m.
Posted on April 23, 2012 – 3:38 pm | Author: tolentinotown
Football | 2012 NFL DRAFT, 2012 Prestige Football, Andrew Luck, Draft Day, Justin Blackmon, Panini Prestige, Robert Griffin III | Comments (3)
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.
Arming the hobby with the first official Rookie Cards from this year’s newcomers, 2012 Prestige will be the platform for Panini’s real(ish)-time reveal during this Thursday’s 2012 NFL Draft. Read More »
Posted on April 23, 2012 – 3:00 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2012 Gypsy Queen, 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen, featured, Gypsy Kings, MLB, Topps | Comments (6)
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.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on April 23, 2012 – 1:03 pm | Author: tolentinotown
Football | 2012 Press Pass FanFare, Andrew Luck, Andrew Luck Autograph, FanFare Football, press pass, Preview, Robert Griffin III | Comments (5)
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.
Aesthetically speaking, the cards are an upgraded version of basic Press Pass — marked by thicker stock, shimmering foil surfaces, and numbered variations. It’s a potent, autograph-only break with decent odds of pulling at least one from this year’s exceptional rookie crop.
Our video offers a two-box glance and a chance to win some Lucky ink, but the following 33 images should offer an even better look at the inscriptions and other details awaiting collectors as the hobby version releases on April 25. Read More »
Posted on April 23, 2012 – 11:56 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | Isaiah Triforce Johnson, Pete Bouvier, Twin Galaxies, Video Games, Walter Day | Comments (1)
ALLENTOWN, Pa. | Twin Galaxies has been the record keepers of video game history for the last 30 years.
But what good is knowing high scores, world champions and iconic arcade games without a way of sharing that knowledge. The company that holds the video game record books has come out with a trading card set commemorating the history of video games.
“The video game industry is huge,” said Twin Galaxies founder Walter Day at the Philly Non-Sports Card Show on April 21. “It’s bigger than music and sports. But there has never been a set of trading cards to honor the champions.”