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.

Yoan Moncada Rookie Cards and More

Posted on Friday March 24th, 2017 – 11:50 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Yoan Moncada Rookie Card details and analysis. Also includes a look at his top prospect and pre-rookie cards.

Remember Upper Deck’s Multiple Exposure Baseball Cards?

Posted on Thursday March 23rd, 2017 – 01:12 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Take a look back at the action and form showcased in Upper Deck Baseball’s multiple exposure cards.

Top 30 Topps Tiffany Cards

Posted on Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 – 11:41 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Ranking of the 30 most valuable Topps Tiffany cards from 1984 through 1991. Key baseball and hockey cards are included.

Kickstarter Spotlight: 2017 Sidekick Labs Creeping Flesh Trading Cards

Posted on Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 – 09:45 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Sidekick Labs Creeping Flesh trading cards details. The Kickstarter-funded project includes monster art by Dan Brereton.

2017 Panini Elite Draft Picks Football Offers a Pre-Draft Primer

Posted on Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 – 03:22 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Panini Elite Draft Picks Football kicks off a new card season. Get checklist details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball Checklist Channels the Art of the Game

Posted on Tuesday March 21st, 2017 – 07:02 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball checklist features current and retired players with an artistic look. Get details, box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Topps Heritage Baseball Box Busters

Posted on Tuesday March 21st, 2017 – 06:11 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

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

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

Posted on Tuesday March 21st, 2017 – 02:48 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.

2017 Topps Mars Attacks: The Revenge! Trading Cards Strike in Factory Set Form

Posted on Tuesday March 21st, 2017 – 01:08 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Mars Attacks: The Revenge! brings back the iconic Martians for more pulp mayhem. Get full checklist details, box set breakdown, release date and more.

Undertaker Autograph Cards Coming from Topps

Posted on Tuesday March 21st, 2017 – 11:33 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Undertaker autograph cards coming to Topps WWE products. Find out where he’s signing and what his other autograph cards are.

Dak Prescott Rookie Cards Ranked

Posted on Tuesday March 21st, 2017 – 10:55 AM 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.

Auston Matthews Rookie Cards and More

Posted on Monday March 20th, 2017 – 06:34 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Auston Matthews Rookie Cards checklist and analysis. Check out all of his Rookie Cards, key early cards, redemptions and more.

2017 Score Football Features a Big Checklist with Lots of Rookies

Posted on Monday March 20th, 2017 – 05:12 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Score Football is the first full NFL release of the season. Get checklist details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Topps Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trading Cards Lay Groundwork for Episode VIII

Posted on Monday March 20th, 2017 – 03:58 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi checklist lays the groundwork for Episode VIII. Get details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 SAGE Hit Premier Draft High Series Football Continues Where the First Set Left Off

Posted on Monday March 20th, 2017 – 02:56 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 SAGE Hit Premier Draft High Series checklist and details. Expanding on the Low Series, new players are added. With hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Leaf History of Baseball Cut Signature Edition Details

Posted on Monday March 20th, 2017 – 02:07 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Leaf History of Baseball Cut Signature Edition details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more. Every card is a framed cut autograph.

2017 Topps Now World Baseball Classic Ins and Outs

Posted on Monday March 20th, 2017 – 11:49 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Now World Baseball Classic checklist, print runs and other details for the print-on-demand release.

2017 Topps Now Spring Training Baseball Highlights Moments from MLB’s Preseason

Posted on Saturday March 18th, 2017 – 09:36 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Now Spring Training Baseball checklist, print runs and other details. The set highlights moments from baseball’s preseason games.

2017 Upper Deck Goon: Last of the Enforcers Trading Cards Offer Up a Doug Glatt “Rookie Card”

Posted on Friday March 17th, 2017 – 08:24 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Upper Deck Goon: Last of the Enforcers trading cards checklist, gallery and details. Find out how the promo set was handed out and more.

Andrew Benintendi Rookie Cards and More

Posted on Friday March 17th, 2017 – 04:08 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Detailed look at Andrew Benintendi Rookie Cards and other key early prospect and pre-rookie cards. Get info and analysis on top cards, autographs and more.

2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Baseball Shifts Focus to Active Players

Posted on Friday March 17th, 2017 – 02:43 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Baseball features an autographed buyback card per box from an active player. Get details, release date and more.

2016-17 Fleer Showcase Hockey Box Busters

Posted on Friday March 17th, 2017 – 12:37 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016-17 Fleer Showcase Hockey box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2017 Leaf Metal Draft Football Highlights Incoming Rookies with On-Card Signatures

Posted on Friday March 17th, 2017 – 11:42 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Leaf Metal Draft Football checklist highlights the incoming rookie class, all with on-card autographs. Get details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

This Is One of the Greatest Photos Ever Put on a Baseball Card

Posted on Friday March 17th, 2017 – 11:21 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Breaking down why the photo on the 2017 Topps Opening Day Baseball Hanley Ramirez variation is so beautiful and whether it’s enough to make it a classic card.

2017 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Heads to Oz, Outer Space and Beyond

Posted on Thursday March 16th, 2017 – 06:28 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions checklist is both deep and varied. Get a detailed look at what to expect, box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 SAGE Hit Premier Draft Low Series Football Box Busters

Posted on Thursday March 16th, 2017 – 12:39 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2017 SAGE Hit Premier Draft Low Series Football box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2016-17 Upper Deck AHL Hockey Box Busters

Posted on Thursday March 16th, 2017 – 11:19 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016-17 Upper Deck AHL Hockey box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

Sports Crate Subscription Box Launching with 10 MLB Teams

Posted on Wednesday March 15th, 2017 – 06:12 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Sports Crate, a fully licensed MLB subscription service from Loot Crate. Find out what the service entails and how to subscribe.

Panini America, USA Baseball Extend Exclusive Trading Card Deal

Posted on Wednesday March 15th, 2017 – 12:01 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on an extension of the exclusive trading card agreement between Panini America and USA Baseball.

2017 Topps Opening Day Stadium Signatures, National Anthem Among Surprisingly Tough Chases

Posted on Wednesday March 15th, 2017 – 01:06 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Stadium Signatures and National Anthem are tough pulls in 2017 Topps Opening Day. Find out about the inserts and what they could mean for values and the future.

Chicken Scratch: 2017 Donruss San Diego Chicken Autographs Include Subtle Variations

Posted on Tuesday March 14th, 2017 – 02:11 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Some of the 2017 Donruss San Diego Chicken autographed memorabilia cards come with subtle differences in the signature. See what’s out there and what makes them different.

2017 Panini Stars and Stripes Baseball Checklist Showcases Past and Present National Team Stars

Posted on Tuesday March 14th, 2017 – 01:34 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Panini Stars and Stripes Baseball checklist highlights past and present national team stars. Get the full checklist, a hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Imports Dragon MLB Figures Introduce New Names to Lineup

Posted on Tuesday March 14th, 2017 – 09:39 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

See who’s included in the 2017 Imports Dragon MLB figures lineup. The initial crop has a total of 16 players.

2017 Topps Opening Day Variations Gallery

Posted on Tuesday March 14th, 2017 – 12:32 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Opening Day variations gallery, checklist, details, short print odds and everything else you need to identify the SSP baseball cards.

Breaking Down the 2016 Select Football Prizm Parallel Rainbow

Posted on Monday March 13th, 2017 – 12:44 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Detailed look at all the 2016 Select Football Prizm parallels. Includes details, print runs and images for Concourse, Premier Level and Field Level cards.