Author Archives: Susan Lulgjuraj

First look: 2014 Topps Strata Football cards

Each box will have three hits: two autographs, including, a Clear Cut Autograph Relic card, and a relic card.

First look: 2013-14 Panini National Treasures Basketball cards

Each box of National Treasures will contain 10 cards with eight autographs or memorabilia cards.

First look: 2014 Elite Football cards

Each box will have four hits per box and three Rookie Cards numbered to 999 in each box.

First look: 2013-14 Panini Spectra Basketball cards

Each box will contain four autographed memorabilia cards and one memorabilia card.

Kawhi Leonard NBA Finals MVP adds surge to card values

Leonard’s success has translated to his cards.

Kings of Hockey: Los Angeles wins the Stanley Cup

Some players shined, others will find new life in the hobby.

First look: 2014 Topps Chrome Mini Football cards

Each box of 2014 Topps Chrome Mini Football will have 24 packs with four cards in each pack.

First look: 2014-15 Fleer Ultra Hockey cards

The new version of Fleer will include Gold and Platinum (numbered to 99) medallion parallels hitting at least one in every two packs.

Panini offers exclusive World Cup Prizm parallels through eBay

With the launch of the World Cup, Panini America is offering soccer collectors exclusive 2014 Prizm World Cup parallels through eBay.

Upper Deck creates Young Guns card for Make-A-Wish Foundation recipient

As though skating out of the huge Shark Head and standing with San Jose during the national anthem in a March game wasn’t enough, Tageson got his own Young Guns card from Upper Deck.

Panini Prizm World Cup autographs bring new signers to collectors

With 50 autographs, Panini put together a checklist that got high praise from collectors.

The release of 2014 Score Football signals the start of the Panini Rewards program

The first NFL-licensed football trading card set isn’t scheduled to come out until Wednesday, but that has never stopped people from listing cards early on eBay. 2014 Score Football has June 11 release date, but a few people on eBay have gotten their hands on the product early, giving collectors a sneak peek. As expected, […]

First look: 2013-14 Panini Preferred Basketball cards

Only autographs and memorabilia cards will be included in 2013-14 Panini Preferred.

First look: 2014 WNBA Trading Cards

This year’s set will be limited to just 500 factory sets of 100 base cards.

First look: 2014 Flair Showcase Football cards

Upper Deck will release 2014 Flair Showcase Football in September with 12 packs in every box and six cards in each pack.

The case of the Teddy Bridgewater changing autograph

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor How many autographs will we see from Teddy Bridgewater this year? Right now, the count is at 3.5. Obviously, his autograph at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere is legit. The cards were signed by Bridgewater with representatives from Panini and Topps on hand. Yet, since the start of the […]

Panini brings back Father’s Day promotion

This year’s offerings include Diamond-embedded cards, Cracked Ice parallels, Green Prizm parallels from 2013 Select Football (numbered to 15), memorabilia and autographs cards.

Panini offers incentive packs for case purchases of 2013-14 Innovation Basketball

Suppliers will receive two free five-card bonus packs for each ordered case.

National Sports Collectors Convention adds Case Breakers Pavilion and main stage to show floor

The 35th National Sports Collectors Convention will be held July 30-August 3 at the I-X Center in Cleveland.

First look: 2014 Prestige Football cards

Panini is set to release 2014 Prestige Football this summer.

First look: 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee Hockey cards

The 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee Hockey release will feature a 600-card base set with 32 packs of eight cards in every box.

Panini’s FIFA World Cup Prizm set includes more than soccer stars

One interesting subset has caught collectors’ attention – Fans of the Game.

Topps and Panini preview upcoming autos while at NFLPA Rookie Premiere

The event puts together more than 30 of the top rookie prospects with NFL-licensed trading card companies.

First look: 2014 Score Football cards

Panini’s 2014 Score Football will have new features added to its retail set.

First look: 2013 Upper Deck Exquisite Football

Each box of 2013 Exquisite will have five autographs including a Rookie Autograph Patch Card and a 2014 Rookie Autograph.

First look: 2014 Topps Triple Threads Football cards

The Base Rookie Auto Relics will feature one signature, one patch and two swatch pieces on every card, numbered to 99.

First look: 2014 Topps Valor Football cards

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First look: 2014 Draft Prospects hockey cards

Each box will contain just 12 cards per box with seven base cards, three autographs and two memorabilia cards.

First look: 2013-14 Panini Select Basketball cards

Select basketball is coming back for another go-around from Panini.

First look: 2013-14 Innovation Basketball

Panini is adding a few extra elements to 2013-14 Innovation Basketball with new inserts and subsets.

NFLPA confirms players attending the 2014 Rookie Premiere

The NFLPA has confirmed the list of attendees heading to the Rookie Premiere this year.

Panini America signs Jadeveon Clowney to trading card deal

The defensive end was the top overall draft pick selected by the Houston Texans.

Upper Deck supersizing shadowboxes for UDA

The new collectible pieces will measure 16-by-20 inches with a large base that it could be displayed standing up or hung on a wall.

First look: 2014 Topps Chrome Football cards

Topps didn’t wait long to give the newest NFL rookies the chrome treatment.

Manufacturers looking for ways to handle growing group breakers

Despite opposition from some hobby shops and manufacturers, group breaks are gaining appeal.