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.

2017 Topps Archives Baseball Variations Gallery and What to Look For

Posted on Sunday May 28th, 2017 – 01:25 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get a comprehensive look at the 2017 Topps Archives variations and know exactly how to spot the short prints.

Surprise 2017 Topps Archives Parallels Will Have You Seeing Gold Winners, Grey and a Little Less Black

Posted on Sunday May 28th, 2017 – 01:13 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Find out about the 2017 Topps Archives Gold Winner, Grey Back and No Signature parallels, unannounced additions to the checklist.

Back to the Beach: 1995 Sports Time Baywatch Trading Cards

Posted on Friday May 26th, 2017 – 05:13 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Take a trip back to 1995 Sports Time Baywatch trading cards, the only major set from the iconic television show.

2017 Panini Pantheon Football Features Metal, Memorabilia and Autographs

Posted on Friday May 26th, 2017 – 02:24 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

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

2017 Donruss Optic Baseball Blends Old-School with Chrome

Posted on Friday May 26th, 2017 – 01:02 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

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

All About Tim Tebow Baseball Cards

Posted on Thursday May 25th, 2017 – 06:24 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Tim Tebow baseball cards have arrived. Get a detailed look at what’s out there including cards with autographs and memorabilia.

Outlander Non-Sport Update Issue Sells Out in Less Than a Week

Posted on Thursday May 25th, 2017 – 04:09 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The June/July, 2017 issue of Non-Sport Update magazine, which highlights Outlander on the cover, sold out in less than one week.

2017 Topps Archives Baseball Parties Like It’s 1959 (And 1960, 1982 and 1992)

Posted on Thursday May 25th, 2017 – 03:03 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Archives Baseball checklist looks to the past as far as designs go. Get the full checklist, team sets, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

Reminiscing with Vintage Topps Star Wars Wrappers

Posted on Thursday May 25th, 2017 – 01:23 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

See all the vintage Topps Star Wars wrappers covering the original film, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

2017 Topps High Tek Baseball Gets New Configuration with More Cards, Autographs Per Box

Posted on Thursday May 25th, 2017 – 12:37 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps High Tek Baseball checklist features more pattern variations and more cards per box. Get details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Bowman Mega Box Includes Exclusive Refractors, First English Shohei Otani Baseball Cards

Posted on Wednesday May 24th, 2017 – 11:45 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get details on the 2017 Bowman Mega Box including checklist info, autographs, parallels and the first English Shohei Otani cards.

2017 Baseball Card Release Dates and Set Information

Posted on Wednesday May 24th, 2017 – 09:48 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 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trading Cards Are a Hobby Mixtape

Posted on Wednesday May 24th, 2017 – 09:07 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trading cards dive into the sequel. Get the full checklist, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

Glenallen Hill + Spider = Baseball Card Awesomeness

Posted on Wednesday May 24th, 2017 – 08:49 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

More than 25-years after his infamous injury, Glenallen Hill got over his fear of spiders posing with a giant tarantula. The photo is now a baseball card.

2017 Topps Pro Debut Variation Short Prints Gallery, Tim Tebow’s First MiLB Card

Posted on Wednesday May 24th, 2017 – 08:48 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get a detailed look at the 2017 Topps Pro Debut variation short prints as well as the Tim Tebow SP, his first official MiLB card. See a gallery, checklist and more.

2017 Cryptozoic DC Comics Bombshells Mix Trading Cards, Figures and ’40s-Style Pin-Up Art

Posted on Wednesday May 24th, 2017 – 08:47 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Cryptozoic DC Comics Bombshells trading cards also include figures. Get checklist details, hobby box breakdown and other important information.

2017 Cryptozoic The Flash Season 2 Trading Card Details, Autograph Signers

Posted on Wednesday May 24th, 2017 – 01:46 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Cryptozoic The Flash Season 2 trading cards checklist has another expensive lineup of autographs. Get details, box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Panini Classics Football Offers a Nostalgic Take on the Past, Present and Future

Posted on Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 – 06:12 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Panini Classics Football checklist has a mix of vets, rookies and legends. Get the full checklist, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

McFarlane Madden NFL 18 Ultimate Team Series 2 Has First Figures of Derek Carr, Dak Prescott

Posted on Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 – 04:08 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

McFarlane Madden NFL 18 Ultimate Team Series 2 details including a full lineup of figures, variants and exclusives.

2017 Rittenhouse James Bond Archives: Final Edition Trading Cards Include Big-Name Signatures

Posted on Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 – 12:48 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Rittenhouse James Bond Archives Final Edition trading cards checklist includes several marquee autographs from the franchise’s history. Get details, release date and more.

Dak Prescott Rookie Cards Ranked

Posted on Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 – 12:09 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Dak Prescott rookie cards ranked according to which are the most valuable. Get detailed analysis on all of his rookie cards and what makes them popular.

2017 Topps Now Baseball Cards Tell Season’s Story

Posted on Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 – 12:08 PM 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 Topps Pro Debut Baseball Checklist Highlights MiLB Players and Hijinks

Posted on Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 – 10:44 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Pro Debut Baseball checklist highlights top MiLB prospects. Get details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Panini Instant Football Debuts at the NFL Combine with On-Demand Cards, Early Autographs

Posted on Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 – 09:08 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get the 2017 Panini Instant Football checklist, set and autograph details, print runs and much more. This is the second season for the print-on-demand line.

A 17-Year Search Comes to an End

Posted on Monday May 22nd, 2017 – 09:01 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

In today’s hobby world, it usually doesn’t take long to find the card you’re looking for. Here’s a 17-year search for a 2000 Topps MVP Promotion John Jaha.

2017 Topps Walking Dead Evolution Trading Cards Chart Growth, Loss and Autographs

Posted on Monday May 22nd, 2017 – 09:00 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Walking Dead Evolution checklist looks at how characters have changed. Get full details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Topps WWE Box Busters

Posted on Monday May 22nd, 2017 – 11:42 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

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

2016-17 Topps Now WWE Checklist, Gallery and Everything Else About the Print-on-Demand Set

Posted on Monday May 22nd, 2017 – 09:56 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get full 2016-17 Topps Now WWE details including checklists, print runs and images. The set offers on-demand, online-exclusive cards for key events and matches.

2017 Topps Now MLS Soccer Checklist and Everything You Need to Know

Posted on Monday May 22nd, 2017 – 07:51 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get a full 2017 Topps Now MLS checklist complete with print runs for specific cards, image gallery and other details for the print-on-demand soccer cards.

2016-17 Topps Now Premier League Soccer Checklist

Posted on Monday May 22nd, 2017 – 07:20 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016-17 Topps Now Premier League Soccer checklist, print runs, details, gallery and everything else you need to know about the print-on-demand release.

Barry Bonds’ 716th Home Run Uniform and Bat Up for Auction

Posted on Friday May 19th, 2017 – 05:31 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on the uniform and bat Barry Bonds used for his 716th home run being sold through Goldin Auctions.

2017 Topps Five Star Baseball Has an Autograph-Only Checklist

Posted on Friday May 19th, 2017 – 04:17 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Five Star Baseball checklist features only autographs. Find out what to expect, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Bowman Baseball Box Busters

Posted on Friday May 19th, 2017 – 02:43 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

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

Isaiah Thomas Rookie Card Rankings

Posted on Friday May 19th, 2017 – 12:46 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Isaiah Thomas Rookie Card rankings and analysis. See which Isaiah Thomas Rookie Cards are worth the most, see images and more.

2017 Topps Inception Baseball Pivots the Brand from Prospects to Rookies and Veterans

Posted on Friday May 19th, 2017 – 12:32 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Inception Baseball checklist centers on young players and autographs. Get the full checklist, team set list, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.