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Infographic Friday: 2012 Prestige by the numbers

The fantastic design team here at Beckett just filed away this by-the-numbers take on 2012 Prestige for the coming issue of Beckett Football. And we thought you might get a kick out of the informational sneak peek.

Andy Griffith dead at 86

Today we pay hobby homage to the lovable, deliberate southern lead on The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock.

First Look: 2012 Certified Football

As hype and hullabaloo continues to swell over today’s 2012 Prestige release, Panini made sure to add another anticipation maker to the hobby hot list.

At last, a college football playoff: What say you?

Meeting adjourned. The committee has spoken. College football will have a playoff system.

First Look: 2012-13 Score Hockey

Panini’s best bang-for-your-buck hockey brand will hit the streets in early August.

Panini previews 2012 NHL Draft Swag

Panini America will appear in Pittsburgh later this week with a Penguin-themed plethora.

Box Busters: 2012 Marvel Beginnings II

Watch to see two grown men nerd out over the Marvel Universe. Oh, and the cards are awesome, too.

First Look: 2012 Topps Strata Football

Making Monday a little more manic, Topps debuted its 2012 Strata football line.

Kings claim The Cup: New royalty by the numbers

Congrats, Los Angeles Kings. A major victory for a major media market team — a potential popularity booster for the sport itself.

How did your dad pass the trading card torch?

With Father’s Day coming up, we’d like to invite collectors to share their dad-related hobby memories

First look: 2012 Topps Prime

As usual, early fall will be a prime time for football fans.

Tebowing in 2012 Prestige

You’re going to want to take a knee when ripping certain packs of 2012 Prestige Football this year.

SuperCollector Scoop: Can you top ‘The Kosar Kid?’

Is Bernie Kosar-tattooed Christopher Lee is the greatest SuperCollector of them all?

Cardboard Awards: The best of 2011 Football

We need your help in picking the best of the best 2011 football products.

Panini reveals short prints and even shorter short prints for 2011-12 Elite, Contenders Hockey

Panini America recently confirmed the rare and rarest of rare short prints in 2011-12 Elite and Contenders Hockey.

2012 Showcase Football hits hobby shops today

Press Pass’ Showcase made its football debut today. I’ll just go ahead and put words in the manufacturer’s mouth by saying, “you’re welcome.”

Box Busters: 2011-12 Between the Pipes Hockey

Beckett Hockey’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino tear into a box of goalie-centric 2011-12 Between the Pipes.

Your turn: The Goalies Issue

We’re focusing on goalies for the upcoming issue of Beckett Hockey and we have a few opportunities for collector participation.

First look: 2012 Elite Football

Sleep tight, football collectors. Panini’s 2012 Elite will be visiting you soon in a midsummer night’s dream.

Box Busters: 2011-12 Elite Hockey

Watch Beckett Media’s Bryan Hornbeck and Andrew Tolentino tear into a box of 2011-12 Elite Hockey.

Box Busters: 2011-12 SPx Hockey

Watch Beckett Hockey’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino rip open a box of 2011-12 SPx Hockey.

Mascot mania? UD reports college patch odds

Yesterday, the manufacturer behind these intricate collegiate threads supported the chase with a detailed short-print report.

A look at Upper Deck’s summer hockey line

In the spirit of keeping cool, Upper Deck hit the hobby with details about its upcoming summer releases, 2011-12 Ultimate Collection and 2012-13 O-Pee-Chee

Newton shines in newly priced National Treasures

Hold your horses, Andrew Luck. Apparently Cam Newton isn’t done dominating football cards just yet.

Panini Prepares for NFL Draft with Prestige Preview

Panini America previously offered a subtle sneak peek at 2012 Prestige Football by showing off the first Tebow-Jets and Manning-Broncos cards. The manufacturer continued to pipe the hype today with more details regarding its June 20 release.