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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.

Topps Wall Art takes postseason twist with Player of the Game series

Topps’ latest Wall Art series is on that’s focusing on the stars of the postseason — the top players of each game so far.

Does ESPN’s Cleveland Issue get collectors and The National wrong … or right?

ESPN The Magazine’s “Cleveland Issue” — a magazine that (oddly) features Derek Jeter on its cover — explores what makes Cleveland rock … as well as the recent National Sports Collectors Convention.

Your Turn: How does Topps Dynasty look so far?

The priciest single-card pack of baseball cards in Topps history is coming on Nov. 21 — and we want to know what you think.

Box Busters Preview: 2014 Topps Stadium Club baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2014 Topps Stadium Club in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First Look: 2014 Panini Classics baseball cards

After nearly a decade on the bench, Classics is back.

BSCM Bonus: More game-used memorabilia pieces from inside Panini America’s vault

IRVING, Texas | The national treasures that make their way into collectors’ hands via Panini America’s trading cards or its game-used memorabilia division, Panini Authentic, are locked away behind two massive locked doors at the heart of the company’s headquarters.

Baseball’s postseason teams get concert treatment in latest Topps Wall Art offering

The postseason darlings — and postseason dogs — have their day in the latest Topps Wall Art offering.