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World Series teams get new Topps prints

The World Series begins tomorrow and Topps already has it covered.

Box Busters: 2014 UD Conference Greats

Join Beckett Football’s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014 Upper Deck Conference Greats in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2014 WaxEye StupidHeroes

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Matt Bible and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2014 WaxEye StupidHeroes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Panini readies Black Friday promotion

Panini America’s Black Friday program is returning next month — and it’s including even more new stuff than ever.

Introducing … the game-used wallet?

Thanks to Berkeley, Calif.-based Tokens & Icons, there is a whole new line of game-used memorabilia out there with the practical in mind for the sports collector with everything from stadium seats to game-used jerseys making their way into high-end everyday objects that can be used.

Box Busters: 2013-14 The Cup hockey

Join Beckett Hockey’s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2013-14 The Cup from Upper Deck in this episode of Box Busters.

Elemetal combines MLB legend with silver

A new player in the sports collectables field has recruited a baseball legend.

Playbook’s coach ink: Cardboard perfection?

It’s got two great photos, an advanced design and the smartest inclusion of them all — a play drawn up by a coach in a booklet card … in a product called Playbook.

First Look: 2015 Bowman baseball cards

Bowman is getting bigger.

No Royals stars wear a hobby crown just yet

There may be Cadillacs in collectors’ dreams, but that’s not yet a reality — even if they truly are Royals.

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Heritage Minor League

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2014 Topps Heritage Minor League cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Stadium Club

Join Beckett Baseball’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014 Topps Stadium Club in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What does Topps’ Mike Trout deal mean?

What does the Mike Trout exclusive with Topps mean?

Topps signs Mike Trout to exclusive auto deal

Baseball’s biggest young star has a new home.

20 Questions: College autos & disgraced stars

It’s a busy time in the sports world as nearly all of the major sports are playing — and it’s just as busy of a year with headlines away from the field impacting collectables, too.

How do you know it’s game-used? The Smell Test

How do you know a Miami Dolphins game-used jersey is real when it’s shipped to Panini America to make its way into football cards?

First look: 2015 Topps Opening Day baseball cards

Opening Day comes early for baseball fans ripping into 2015 Topps Opening Day baseball cards.

Box Busters: 2014 Panini Hall of Fame 75 Years baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Derek Ficken as they rip into boxes of 2014 Panini Hall of Fame 75 Years in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2014 Panini Prizm football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Derek Ficken and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2014 Panini Prizm in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2014-15 Upper Deck Artifacts hockey

Join Beckett Hockey’s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Upper Deck Artifacts in this edition of Box Busters.