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.

2018 Bowman Chrome Baseball Brings Multiple Box Choices Including One That’s All-Autographs

Posted on April 20, 2018 – 4:52 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 Bowman Chrome Baseball checklist details, release date, hobby box breakdown and all the key info you need for the prospect- and autograph-heavy baseball card release.

Kickstarter Spotlight: Dynamite Entertainment Red Sonja 45th Anniversary Trading Cards

Posted on April 20, 2018 – 1:08 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 Dynamite Entertainment Red Sonja 45th Anniversary trading cards checklist, Kickstarter overview, set details, sketch card artists and plenty more information.

2018 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Checklist Features Early Rookie Ink

Posted on April 20, 2018 – 12:53 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football checklist, details, release date, hobby box breakdown and key details for the autograph- and rookie-heavy set.

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle Sells for Over $2.8 Million

Posted on April 20, 2018 – 1:08 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle has sold for $2,880,000 through Heritage Auctions. Graded PSA 9, it’s more than double the previous record for the card. Get details on the sale, the card’s background and how it stacks up to other baseball card records.

2018 Topps Luminaries Baseball Is Only Autographs from the Kings of the Diamond

Posted on April 19, 2018 – 4:30 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 Topps Luminaries Baseball checklist details, release date, hobby box breakdown and all the key details you can expect from the all-autograph baseball card set.

2018 Panini Elite Draft Picks Football Variations Gallery

Posted on April 19, 2018 – 3:44 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

See all the 2018 Panini Elite Draft Picks variations with a complete gallery and checklist as well as a list of players who are short prints in the set.

Watch: Got, Got, Need! — A Documentary About the World of Panini World Cup Stickers

Posted on April 19, 2018 – 12:38 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

If you’re a card collector, you know all about the journey and the pursuit of treasure, in whatever form brings you satisfaction. Within the hobby are dozens of collecting niches that span sports, eras, card types and all sorts of other specifics. One of the most popular collecting niches on the global level is Panini’s […]

2018 Topps Tribute Baseball Box Busters

Posted on April 19, 2018 – 11:04 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Join Sam Zimmer and Paul Wirth as they open some 2018 Topps Tribute Baseball. What will they find? Watch and find out.

2018 Topps Throwback Thursday Plays ‘What If?’

Posted on April 19, 2018 – 10:54 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 Topps Throwback Thursday Baseball checklist, print runs, card gallery and other key info for the online set that uses old designs for new cards.

Donovan Mitchell Rookie Card Guide and Gallery

Posted on April 19, 2018 – 9:12 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Donovan Mitchell Rookie Card guide, gallery, checklist and other key details. Includes breakdown of all RC cards, parallels and analysis.

2018 Score Football Checklist and Team Set Lists

Posted on April 18, 2018 – 2:09 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 Score Football checklist details, release date, hobby box breakdown and all the key info on the first NFL football card set of the season.

2018 Bowman Baseball Checklist and Team Set Lists

Posted on April 18, 2018 – 10:11 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 Bowman Baseball checklist, team set lists, hobby box breakdown, release date and other key info on the early-season, prospect-driven baseball card release.

2018 Elite Football Offers Up Rookies in Their NFL Uniforms

Posted on April 18, 2018 – 9:22 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 Elite Football checklist details, release date, hobby box breakdown and other key info on the early football card release that has rookies pictured in their new NFL uniforms.

2017-18 Panini Contenders Basketball Box Busters

Posted on April 18, 2018 – 9:20 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2017-18 Panini Contenders Basketball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2017-18 Panini Mosaic Prizm Basketball Box Busters

Posted on April 18, 2018 – 9:16 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2017-18 Panini Mosaic Prizm Basketball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2018 Bowman Chrome Autographs and Prospect Breakdown

Posted on April 17, 2018 – 5:32 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 Bowman Chrome autographs checklist, prospect breakdown, gallery and more. Use this comprehensive guide to find out who has 2018 Bowman Chrome autographs and keep tabs on their progress through the minors.

2017-18 Panini Cornerstones Basketball Takes a Downtown Train with New and Familiar Elements

Posted on April 17, 2018 – 5:31 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017-18 Panini Cornerstones Basketball checklist details, release date, hobby box breakdown and all the key information you need for the basketball card release.

2018 Topps Clearly Authentic Baseball Brings Back Acetate and Autographs

Posted on April 17, 2018 – 4:17 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 Topps Clearly Authentic Baseball checklist details, release date, hobby box breakdown and all the key info for the all-acetate, all-autograph baseball card release.

2017-18 Donruss Optic Basketball Box Busters

Posted on April 17, 2018 – 10:19 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2017-18 Donruss Optic Basketball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2018 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Rock & Roll Hall of Lame

Posted on April 17, 2018 – 10:13 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Rock & Roll Hall of Lame checklist, details, image gallery and more. The print-on-demand set features GPK versions of inductees like Bon Jovi, Dire Straits and Nina Simone.

2017-18 Topps Now Premier League Soccer Checklist and What You Need to Know

Posted on April 17, 2018 – 9:31 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017-18 Topps Now Premier League Soccer checklist, print runs, image gallery and other info for the print-on-demand release.

2018 Topps 80th Anniversary Wrapper Art Checklist and Details

Posted on April 17, 2018 – 9:22 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 Topps 80th Anniversary Wrapper Art revisits some of the company’s iconic art that’s greeted collectors over the years. Yes, cards of wrappers.

2017-18 Basketball Card Release Dates, Checklists and Set Information

Posted on April 17, 2018 – 9:11 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017-18 basketball card release dates, checklists, price guide access and much more. Use this handy hub for all your 2017-18 basketball card needs.

Ultimate Aaron Judge Autograph Cards Gallery and Reference Guide, 2013-2017

Posted on April 16, 2018 – 12:23 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Ultimate Aaron Judge autographs guide including checklist, image gallery, card details and more. Covers all Aaron Judge autograph cards from 2013 to 2017.

2018 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball Box Busters

Posted on April 16, 2018 – 12:00 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2018 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2017-18 Upper Deck Ice Hockey Checklist Keeps Its Cool

Posted on April 16, 2018 – 11:04 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017-18 Upper Deck Ice Hockey checklist, team set lists, details, release date, hobby box breakdown and full info on the acetate hockey card set.

2017-18 Hockey Card Release Dates, Checklists and Set Information

Posted on April 16, 2018 – 9:08 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017-18 hockey card release dates, checklists, price guide access and much more. Use this handy hub for all your 2017-18 hockey card needs.

2018 Rittenhouse Twin Peaks Gives Updated Take on Classic and New Episodes

Posted on April 16, 2018 – 8:29 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 Rittenhouse Twin Peaks trading cards checklist details, release date, hobby box breakdown and other key info. The set includes cards from both the classic and new series plus autographs from most of the key cast.

2018 Topps Now Baseball Covers the Action As It Happens

Posted on April 16, 2018 – 8:13 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 Topps Now Baseball checklist, print runs, team sets and comprehensive guide for all you need to know about the print-on-demand baseball card set.

2018 Topps Archives Baseball Goes Retro, Celebrates The Sandlot

Posted on April 13, 2018 – 5:44 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 Topps Archives Baseball checklist details, release date, hobby box breakdown and key info for the cards that combine old and new including cards and autographs from The Sandlot.

2018 Topps Star Wars Masterwork Goes Big

Posted on April 13, 2018 – 5:43 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 Topps Star Wars Masterwork checklist details, release date, hobby box breakdown and full details for the high-end trading card set that promises a premium card per pack and two autographs per box.

2018 Upper Deck Daredevil Seasons 1 and 2 Box Busters

Posted on April 13, 2018 – 11:06 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2018 Upper Deck Daredevil Seasons 1 and 2 trading cards box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2018 Topps Legends of WWE Spotlight Hall of Famers and Wrestling Greats

Posted on April 13, 2018 – 1:21 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 Topps Legends of WWE checklist details, release date, hobby box breakdown and other key info on the card set that spotlight’s wrestling’s all-time greats.

2018 Soccer Cards Release Dates, Checklists and Set Information

Posted on April 12, 2018 – 2:08 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 soccer cards release dates, checklists, price guide access, set information and much more. Use this handy hub for all your 2018 soccer card needs.

2018 Upper Deck Marvel Annual 2017 Checklist Recaps Year’s Biggest Comic Events

Posted on April 12, 2018 – 1:30 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 Upper Deck Marvel Annual checklist, details, release date, hobby box breakdown and more for the trading card set that recaps the past year in comics.