The Hobby Rumor Mill … Dec. 22, 2009

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Here’s a little something that should get the card collectors abuzz as we head into the holidays … a little something we’ll throw out there from time to time called The Hobby Rumor Mill.

Are all of the items legit? Maybe not, but even the ones we think are true haven’t yet been confirmed or officially unveiled.

Until then, chew on these …

— Rumor has it … that Beckett Media’s Tracy Hackler will have a certified autograph card in a 2010 product (but it will, of course, be fulfilled via a redemption).

— Rumor has it … that Topps will be bringing its National Chicle line — a historic football brand coming soon based on the 1935 set of the same nameĀ  — to baseball as well in 2010.

— Rumor has it … that more than one company will be getting patriotic with USA sets in 2010 and that Upper Deck is first out of the gates with its USA Baseball set in January.

— Rumor has it … that Pro Set is making a comeback. (Who owns that trademark, anyway?)

— Rumor has it … that there will be a Michael Jackson trading card set coming soon. (Bet that’ll be a thriller.)

We’ll bring you more from The Hobby Rumor Mill soon.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Graded Card Investor. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at


  1. Posted December 23, 2009 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Should’ve saved the Tracy Hackler Autograph card rumour for an April Fool’s Joke…That can’t be real…can it?

    Pro Set making a comeback!? OMG Who the heck would pay money for that name? What a disaster that was.

  2. President Obama
    Posted December 23, 2009 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    what will beckett price hackler’s auto card at? i’m guessing none of them will sell for over $4. unless hackler and his family engage in a bidding war

  3. Posted December 23, 2009 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    My autograph card is worth every bit of 20 cents.

  4. Posted December 23, 2009 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    Is the Tracy Hackler auto card a case hit?

  5. Kevin Wade
    Posted December 23, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    I would go with a Mr Hackler DNA beard hair card.

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