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Author Archives: Susan Lulgjuraj

New Orleans’ Anthony Davis becoming one of the hobby’s top stars

By Dan Good | Contributing Writer When Anthony Davis is playing, you can’t look away. His facial hair draws you in first, the most famous unibrow since Bert of “Sesame Street” fame. You keep watching because of his talent, a unique blend of tough interior play with a shooter’s finesse. He carries a bit of […]

Love of 1980s humor generates new card ideas for artist Joe Simko

“My joke-writing mind goes there naturally,” Simko said.

First look: 2014 Topps Prime Football cards

When it comes finding unique memorabilia from football players, 2014 Topps Prime Football should be a place to look.

First look: 2014 Topps Star Wars Wacky Packages

Topps is adding a twist to the Star Wars universe.

Nathan MacKinnon already a star with hockey collectors

When it comes to hockey cards, MacKinnon is already a star.

Michael Sam’s first trading cards hit the market

His autographs from Press, Sage and Upper Deck are slowly making their way on to eBay.

Next season’s basketball cards look even better with the addition of Jabari Parker

Duke freshman Jabari Parker declared for the NBA Draft on Thursday.

First look: 2014 Topps Finest Football

With the focus on quarterbacks heading into the 2014 football draft, it’s no surprise companies will highlight the gunslingers as much as possible.

Cryptozoic releases Downton Abbey trading cards

Cryptozoic released trading cards for the first two seasons today.

Box Busters: 2013-14 In the Game’s Between the Pipes

Join Beckett Hockey Editor Susan Lulgjuraj as she opens a box of 2013-14 In The Game’s Between the Pipes.

Leaf creates Johnny Manziel predictor cards

Leaf Trading Cards is making contest out of Manziel’s NFL destination with Predictor Packs.

First look: 2013-14 Panini Signatures Basketball cards

Each box will include a 2014 NBA Draft Exchange Card good for an XRC of a rookie from the 2014 draft.

First look: 2013-14 In The Game’s Lord Stanley’s Mug hockey cards

In The Game is celebrating hockey’s championship with 2013-14 Lord Stanley’s Mug.

Panini hosts World Cup party with soccer star Cobi Jones

Brazilian music. Shimmying dancers. Martial artists.

First look: 2014 Leaf Bettie Page Collection

The hits will include cut autographs (one or two per case) to Hair cards, Wardrobe cards, and 1-of-1 Sketch cards.

Panini entertains Dallas crowd with college basketball favorites

Panini America got sports fans ready for the national title game with Panini March Memories Brunch, a roundtable discussion with six college basketball favorites.

Panini discloses short-prints for 2013 Contenders Football

Panini released the exact production numbers for base Rookie Cards in 2013 Contenders Football.

Gallery: Upper Deck shows off newest cards from 2013-14 Fleer Showcase Hockey

Check out the gallery to see the latest additions to 2013-14 Fleer Showcase Hockey.

Cryptozoic previews Breaking Bad autograph cards

Cryptozoic previewed several of the autograph cards it has received so far with actors such as Giancarlo Esposito and Betsy Brandt.

Leaf Originals Football recalls 1948, 1960 designs

Leaf’s football products seem to be a hit with collectors with its early 2014 offerings.

Upper Deck creates Heroic Inspirations trading card for cancer survivor

The latest to get a “Heroic Inspirations” trading card from Upper Deck is Jaclyn Murphy.

First look: 2014 Panini Hot Rookies Football cards

Panini isn’t producing typical a product with typical pack configurations, but each hobby box will have four packs with entirely different makeups.

First look: 2014 SAGE Autograph Football cards

The newest release features more than 50 prospects in 2014 SAGE Autograph Football.

First look: 2014 Leaf Best of Basketball

The card company is coming out with 2014 Leaf Best of Basketball on May 30 with a price around $275 a box.

Upper Deck presents the Black Diamond Draft

The quad diamond variations include four one-karat diamonds.