Author Archives: Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He’s also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). You can reach him through Twitter @tradercracks.

Cody Bellinger Rookie Cards and Other Important Early Cards

Posted on Friday July 21st, 2017 – 11:21 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get a detailed look at Cody Bellinger Rookie Cards and other key prospect cards. Includes card info, analysis, images and more.

2017 Topps Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Widevision Box Busters

Posted on Friday July 21st, 2017 – 10:45 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2017 Topps Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Widevision box set? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2017 Decision 2016 Series 2 Update Box Busters

Posted on Friday July 21st, 2017 – 10:41 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2017 Decision 2016 Series 2 box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2017 Topps National Baseball Card Day Checklist and Details on How to Score Free Cards

Posted on Thursday July 20th, 2017 – 03:22 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps National Baseball Card Day details, highlights, info on what to expect for the checklist and how hobby stores can participate.

2017 Topps GPK/Wacky Packages Summer Comic Convention Set Aims at ’80s Pop Culture

Posted on Thursday July 20th, 2017 – 03:18 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

00000 San Diego Comic-Con is upon us. That means tens of thousands of people descending on the city to celebrate comics and the much larger realm of pop culture. Of course, there’s expected the usual mix of big-name panels, trailers and other geek-centric news. The 2017 Topps GPK/Wacky Packages Summer Comic Convention mini set spoofs […]

Stephen Amell Autograph Cards Coming to Cryptozoic’s Arrow Line

Posted on Thursday July 20th, 2017 – 11:22 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Stephen Amell signing autograph cards for Cryptozoic’s line of Arrow trading cards.

2017 Topps On-Demand Checklist and Details

Posted on Thursday July 20th, 2017 – 11:01 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps On-Demand is a series of online exclusives, which kicked off with a small Star Wars – May the 4th release. Get checklists, details and more.

2017 Leaf Pop Century Checklist Includes Autographs from Hollywood Stars, Recently Passed Icons

Posted on Thursday July 20th, 2017 – 09:47 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Leaf Pop Century checklist highlights autographs from a variety of celebrities. Get the full checklist, details, hobby box breakdown, short prints, release date and more.

Putting a Smile on Classic Baseball Cards

Posted on Wednesday July 19th, 2017 – 04:43 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Using FaceApp to give famous baseball cards a facelift. See how the app can dramatically change several classic cards.

2017 Topps Now Doctor Who Trading Cards Offered for a Limited Time at an Exclusive Online Space

Posted on Wednesday July 19th, 2017 – 02:41 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Now Doctor Who trading cards invade the print-on-demand realm. Get a checklist, gallery, print runs and other key details for the set.

Running List of 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Surprises and Things to Watch Out For

Posted on Wednesday July 19th, 2017 – 11:05 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball has some surprises in store. Find out what they are and the latest checklist additions.

2017 Topps Now Preacher Season 2 Trading Cards Offer Episode-by-Episode Recaps, Add Costume Cards

Posted on Wednesday July 19th, 2017 – 07:18 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Now Preacher Season 2 offers on-demand, limited trading cards after each episode airs. Get the checklist, costume card info, print runs and other details.

2017 Donruss Optic Baseball Variations Gallery

Posted on Tuesday July 18th, 2017 – 11:22 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Quickly spot all the 2017 Donruss Optic Baseball variations with this handy gallery and checklist. Includes details on what to look for, images and more.

Top 10 Topps Allen & Ginter Non-Baseball Autographs

Posted on Tuesday July 18th, 2017 – 05:10 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

List of the top 10 most valuable Topps Allen & Ginter non-baseball autographs including Sylvester Stallone, Manny Pacquiao and Kate Upton.

2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Checklist Abides

Posted on Tuesday July 18th, 2017 – 04:28 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball checklist features a mix of baseball players and oddities. Get the full checklist, team set lists, release date, a box breakdown & more.

2017 Donruss Optic Baseball Blends Old-School with Chrome

Posted on Tuesday July 18th, 2017 – 11:27 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Donruss Optic Baseball checklist puts a chromium spin on the base version. Get the full checklist, team set lists, release date. hobby box breakdown and more.

1982 O-Pee-Chee E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Box Busters

Posted on Tuesday July 18th, 2017 – 11:01 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a box of 1982 O-Pee-Chee E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial trading cards? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2017 Topps Now Baseball Cards Tell Season’s Story

Posted on Tuesday July 18th, 2017 – 10:08 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Now Baseball checklist, print runs, details, Golden Ticket promotion info and everything else you need to know about the print-on-demand set.

2017 National Sports Collectors Convention Exclusive Cards

Posted on Tuesday July 18th, 2017 – 10:03 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Detailed breakdown of the 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention exclusive cards. Includes wrapper redemption programs, VIP promos and more.

Awesome Inserts: 1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade

Posted on Monday July 17th, 2017 – 05:41 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get a detailed look at the landmark 1998 Leaf Rookies and Stars Crusade football cards including a full gallery, checklist and set information.

2017 Onyx Platinum Elite Baseball Highlights Top Prospects, Reasonably Priced Autographs

Posted on Monday July 17th, 2017 – 05:16 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Onyx Platinum Elite Baseball checklist details, hobby box breakdown, release date and other info on the prospect-driven, autograph-heavy product.

2017 Panini National Convention Wrapper Redemption Details

Posted on Monday July 17th, 2017 – 04:56 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Panini National Convention Wrapper Redemption checklist covers several sports. Get details on how to get them, players in the set and more.

2017 Panini Pantheon Football Features Metal, Memorabilia and Autographs – Checklist, Team Set Lists Are Up

Posted on Monday July 17th, 2017 – 02:18 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Much of the 2017 Panini Pantheon Football checklist highlights autographs and memorabilia. Get the full checklist, team set info, details, release date, a hobby box breakdown and more.

2002 Inkworks Men In Black II Box Busters

Posted on Monday July 17th, 2017 – 10:49 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious what’s in a box of 2002 Inkworks Men In Black II trading cards? Watch and find out.

Topps Now Platinum Member Cody Bellinger Autograph Among 2017 MLB All-Star Exclusives

Posted on Friday July 14th, 2017 – 03:08 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Platinum members were invited to an exclusive party at the All-Star Game, which included a goodie bag with Cody Bellinger autographs and others.

2017 Topps Stadium Club Variations Gallery

Posted on Friday July 14th, 2017 – 12:25 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Here’s all you need to know to spot the 2017 Topps Stadium Club variations including a detailed gallery, checklist, codes, insertion rates and plenty more.

2017 Topps Series 2 Baseball Box Busters

Posted on Friday July 14th, 2017 – 11:10 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2017 Topps Series 2 Baseball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

The Fantastic Photos of 2017 Topps Stadium Club Baseball

Posted on Thursday July 13th, 2017 – 06:17 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Stadium Club Baseball has plenty of amazing photos. Here’s a taste of the best.

2017 Panini Revolution Soccer Box Busters

Posted on Thursday July 13th, 2017 – 06:13 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2017 Panini Revolution Soccer box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2017 Rittenhouse Women of Star Trek 50th Anniversary Trading Cards Include First Vanessa Williams Autograph Cards

Posted on Thursday July 13th, 2017 – 11:10 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Rittenhouse Women of Star Trek 50th Anniversary trading cards checklist looks at the ladies of all 5 shows. Get info, autographs, release date and more.

2017 Baseball Card Release Dates and Set Information

Posted on Thursday July 13th, 2017 – 08:48 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 baseball card release dates, calendar, checklists, set information and more. Use this as a starting point for all the year’s products and to shop for hobby boxes.

2017 Leaf Trinity Football Checklist Brings Back the Traditional Autograph Trifecta

Posted on Thursday July 13th, 2017 – 08:14 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Leaf Trinity Football checklist highlights three distinct styles of autographs. Get details on the set, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Topps Star Wars Galactic Files Reborn Trading Card Details

Posted on Wednesday July 12th, 2017 – 11:40 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Star Wars Galactic Files Reborn delves deep into the characters with a massive checklist. Get details, release date, hobby box breakdown and more.

2017 Topps WWE Undisputed Checklist Continues to Stress Autographs

Posted on Wednesday July 12th, 2017 – 11:12 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps WWE Undisputed checklist continues to focus on autographs. Get the full checklist, details, hobby box breakdown, release dates and more.

2017 Panini Gold Standard Football Sees Brand Return to the Gridiron — Checklist and Team Sets Lists Posted

Posted on Wednesday July 12th, 2017 – 11:04 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get the full 2017 Panini Gold Standard Football checklist, team set lists, hobby box breakdown, release date and other important product information.