Monthly Archives: November 2010

McFarlane's Multi-Jointed NFL Offering and More

Making their six-inch sculptural debuts, Miles Austin, Rashard Mendenhall, Michael Crabtree, Tim Tebow and Ryan Grant appear in epic form in McFarlane’s NFL Football Series 23. The September release also spawned (pun definitely intended) a new Donovan McNabb action figure, featuring his new wardrobe. Packed with new heat for the chase, Series 23 carries an affordable retail price at $11.99 per figure.

Baseball legend Sparky Anderson dies at 76

George “Sparky” Anderson, the first manager to win World Series titles in both leagues, has died at age 76, leaving behind a rich legacy in Major League Baseball as well as an interesting legacy on cardboard.

King James bringing the Heat

00000 By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor One of the biggest story lines coming into this NBA season was Lebron James in Miami after spending seven years with the team that drafted him. In five games while wearing No. 6, James is averaging 20.4 points, 7.2 assists and 4.6 rebounds a game. With a new […]

Baseball certainly not missing in Arlington

Panini America may not be an official licensee of Major League Baseball when it comes to trading cards, but a small selection of behind-the-scenes autographs the company released on Wednesday certainly shows that the national pastime is certainly on some minds deep in the heart of Texas.

John Wall vs. Evan Turner: NBA rookies square off

00000 By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor The top two draft picks from this year’s NBA Draft faced off last night. Washington’s John Wall against Philadelphia’s Evan Turner. While the score was close, 116-115 in favor of Washington, so far Wall is winning the battle of the rookies on the court and on cardboard. Wall […]

Dez's Dirty Laundry

With the sharp stench of the gridiron still lingering, Dez Bryant’s first Cowboys jersey arrived at the Panini America offices on Monday. Hopefully, hobby brand manager Tracy Hackler wore gloves and clothespinned his nose as he provided the inside scoop on Dez’s dirty laundry.

Champion surfer Andy Irons dies at 32 (updated)

World champion surfer Andy Irons, who appeared in the inaugural set of Allen & Ginter baseball cards made by Topps in 2006 has died, according to The Associated Press. He was 32.

Hobby stories: Topps CEO talks to New York Times; Johnny Cash items for auction; Eli Manning auto painted over

Ryan O’Hara, the CEO of Topps, got his start in the trading card world when he was in the sixth grade. His father, Mike, offered him a junior partnership in a new company to sell cards. O’Hara’s talk about that beginning and moving to New York City with The New York Times. … LINK

Obama, McCain Spotted Together on Midterm Election Day

00000 By Andrew Tolentino | Assistant Editor So, they’re not sharing a cup of coffee, and they’re certainly not sharing a ticket; but today (and for the next five days, actually) Obama and McCain are eBay’s odd couple. Featured as a pair for the first time, Obama, McCain and their respective signatures are bound by […]

South Bay Baseball Cards staying strong with Super Boxes

Scott Allen, the vice president of South Bay Baseball Cards, thought he could create the ultimate box for their customers. The Super Box features prizes that include jerseys, bats, balls and high-end cards from those such as Jackie Robinson, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan, Elvis Presley and many other stars.

The Giants are World Series champs: Who's tops on cards?

We want to know, though, who do you think the big winner will be when it comes to San Francisco Giants baseball cards?

Moss Cut, Now What?

marks buzzing around the reason for the cut and his subsequent hobby value. Why did Childress and the Vikings chop Moss? What does the abrupt axing do to the wide receiver’s pricing? Unfortunately, our flyswatters aren’t up to speed and we simply don’t have the answers…yet.

Topps wants collectors to help pick 60 greatest baseball cards

As part of the look back, Topps is asking collectors to help select the 60 greatest baseball cards ever made by the company. It has narrowed its list to 100 with fans helping pick the winners online at

Happy Birthday, Jenny McCarthy

As any celebrity-oriented website will likely note today, the model, actress, mother and author turns 38 today. What they might fail to mention though, is the fact that there are 118 Jenny McCarthy cards in the database, with values ranging from $2 to $250. Her most valuable card includes a denim swatch and an autograph from the adult model turned activist. The 2005-06 Topps Gold rookie card featured here is serial numbered to 99 and carries a high value of $15.