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2013-14 UD Black Basketball Review

Upper Deck has finally released UD Black as a standalone product again! The past two years it was incorporated into Exquisite Basketball but with the release of 2013-14 UD Black Basketball it is back as its own product. Ever since I got back into collecting a few years ago, UD Black has always been one…

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2013-14 Panini Elite Basketball Review

Elite has become a mid-end staple for Panini the past few seasons in both football and basketball. Last year Panini released both Elite and Elite Series, both of which featured rookie autographs on acetate cards. This year Panini ditched the “Rookie Inscriptions” set and instead brought some RPA’s (Rookie-Patch-Autos) to the Elite brand.  “New Breed”…

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2014 Topps Museum Collection HD Box Break

Museum Collection Football was one of the most beautiful products this year. Although it featured a ton of beautiful patch cards and autographs, the most impressive card in the set was the “framed” autograph. The baseball set is even more incredible because of the depth of the veteran checklist and the INSANE 1/1 patch cards.…

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Heroes of Sport founder Interviewed on ESPN

Historically, I haven’t been fan of most pack-out products. Heroes of Sport changed all that about 18 months ago when their first product went live. Since that time, they have come out with several new products, each surpassing the last in terms of popularity and collector-value. I had the pleasure of meeting Will Jaimet (Heroes…

2014 Topps Heritage Baseball

2014 Topps Heritage Baseball Review

Topps Heritage has become a favorite for set collectors thanks to its large checklist and bevy of short-printed (and super short-printed) base cards. Although some self-proclaimed “modern” collectors don’t care for base cards and openly opine that “people don’t waste their time with sets anymore,” eBay sales suggest the opposite is true. In a hobby…

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Collect the Topps Power Players, Win Awesome Prizes

Direct from Topps:
WIN EXCLUSIVE CARDS, AUTOGRAPHS AND UNIQUE MEMORABILIA WITH TOPPS® POWER PLAYERS
It is Opening Week in Major League Baseball. Excitement is in the air and there is no better time to root on your favorite team. Right now, every single team is “in it.” Now is also the time to win some…

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Topps’ Pre-Season Cryptic Tweets Turn out Awesome

Some of you may remember that back in May, one of Topps’ design geniuses, Jeff Zachowski, began tweeting out preview images of Inception football featuring the 2013 rookie class Photoshopped into their new NFL uniforms. During this tweet-fest, Jeff dropped the following tweet which left collectors wondering for months…
this is something… that is all.…

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2013-14 Panini Pinnacle Basketball Review

Review by: Jeffrey Detter
With the release of 2013-14 Pinnacle Basketball, it marked the first time the Pinnacle brand has been associated with the NBA. This was an extremely fun break and is an excellent low end product for anybody that likes basketball cards. If you like boxes with lots and lots of cards then…

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Tons of Awesome Content from ESPN Mint Condition

I’ve written a lot about ESPN Mint Condition recently and I will continue to do so in an effort to raise awareness of their awesome program. This is the first time in ages that the sports-card hobby is reaching a mainstream audience. We all want our beloved hobby to grow and the best way to…

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2014 Topps Tribute Baseball Box Break Review

2014 Topps Tribute Baseball is a sexy mid-end product that showcases some of Topps’ most popular qualities: classic designs, thick, colorful, and reflective card-stock, on-card autographs, and a deep checklist chock-full game-used memorabilia from superstars, Hall-of-Famers, and top rookie prospects. At over $250 a box (originally,) this six-pack product delivers four (4) autographs numbered to…

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2013-14 Panini Gold Standard Basketball Review

Review by: Jeffrey Detter
Year in and year out Gold Standard is one of the most anticipated basketball releases from Panini. This year’s product provides some great looking RPA’s (Rookie-Patch-Autos), as well as one of the nicer looking patch set with Black Gold Threads. As with previous releases this year’s edition provides some awesome “chase”…

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Ken Griffey Jr. Reflects on his 1989 Upper Deck Rookie Card

The 1989 Upper Deck rookie card of Ken Griffey Jr is the most iconic baseball card of the modern era. Looking back on the history of baseball cards, this card is probably up there in the list of the top five to ten baseball cards of all-time. In the video below, Ken Griffey Jr. we…

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Lucky Seven-Pack Break of 2012 Contenders!

I stopped by Sports Cards Plus in San Antonio during a business trip earlier this week. They had a sealed box of 2012 Contenders Football, which has pretty much become my favorite product ever. The boxes have increased in price SO drastically that each pack was over $13.00!!! I made the tough choice to purchase…