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3/24/2010 Posted on ESPN.com: Card companies get creative
Posted on ESPN.com: Card companies get creative
3/24/2010 Rip Party Alert: 2010 Topps Finest Baseball
Rip Party Alert: 2010 Topps Finest Baseball
3/11/2010 Info from Topps : 2010Topps Baseball Series 2
Info from Topps : 2010Topps Baseball Series 2
3/11/2010 Upper Deck Dealt Losing Hand in Legal Battle
Upper Deck Dealt Losing Hand in Legal Battle
3/11/2010 Topps allen & ginter…just keeps getting bigger and better
Topps allen & ginter…just keeps getting bigger and better
3/11/2010 Sold out at TOPPS:
Sold out at TOPPS:
3/4/2010 2010 Bowman to Feature USA Baseball Program
2010 Bowman to Feature USA Baseball Program
3/4/2010 The quirks of 2010 topps heritage baseball
The quirks of 2010 topps heritage baseball
3/4/2010 Topps is Exclusive USA Baseball Licensee
Topps is Exclusive USA Baseball Licensee
3/4/2010 Upper Deck Settles Lawsuit with Major League Baseball
Upper Deck Settles Lawsuit with Major League Baseball
3/4/2010 MLB Properties settles trademark lawsuit with Upper Deck
MLB Properties settles trademark lawsuit with Upper Deck
2/25/2010 Exclusive sneak peek of Allen Ginter Baseball coming this summer....
Exclusive sneak peek of Allen Ginter Baseball coming this summer....
2/25/2010 Upper Deck Reveals Super-Rare Short-Print Cards Sprinkled in 2010 UD1 Baseball
Upper Deck Reveals Super-Rare Short-Print Cards Sprinkled in 2010 UD1 Baseball
2/25/2010 Keith Olberman opening the 1967 Topps Pack
Keith Olberman opening the 1967 Topps Pack
2/25/2010 Upper Deck’s National Packtime Program postponed
Upper Deck’s National Packtime Program postponed
2/25/2010 Topps Releases Details on Series 2 Baseball
Topps Releases Details on Series 2 Baseball
2/25/2010 Looks like the million card promo is only for Topps 1, Topps 2 and updates and highlights
Looks like the million card promo is only for Topps 1, Topps 2 and updates and highlights
2/17/2010 Topps takes an unprecedented trip down memory lane
Topps takes an unprecedented trip down memory lane
2/17/2010 Lost Your Baseball Cards? Cal Ripken Wants to Help
Lost Your Baseball Cards? Cal Ripken Wants to Help
2/12/2010 Major League Baseball Properties vs. Upper Deck heads to court on April 19
Major League Baseball Properties vs. Upper Deck heads to court on April 19
2/12/2010 One-of-a-kind autographed baseball card found in Tewksbury
One-of-a-kind autographed baseball card found in Tewksbury
2/11/2010 Baseball cards still provide a thrill By Jim Caple from ESPN.com
Baseball cards still provide a thrill By Jim Caple from ESPN.com
2/11/2010 Topps / Yankee "Pie in the Face" Variations
Topps / Yankee "Pie in the Face" Variations
2/11/2010 Upper Deck aims to make collectors do a double take with baseball card promotion
Upper Deck aims to make collectors do a double take with baseball card promotion
2/3/2010 Topps details manufactured Logoman insert card program
Topps details manufactured Logoman insert card program
2/3/2010 Upper Deck shows its hand for 2010 with two new 2009 baseball card sets
Upper Deck shows its hand for 2010 with two new 2009 baseball card sets
2/3/2010 Topps Tribute / Clearing up Confusion on Stadium Seats
Topps Tribute / Clearing up Confusion on Stadium Seats
2/3/2010 A few surprises in store in 2010 Topps baseball
A few surprises in store in 2010 Topps baseball
2/3/2010 MLB Properties issues statement on Upper Deck’s latest baseball card sets
MLB Properties issues statement on Upper Deck’s latest baseball card sets
2/3/2010 New Pics for 2010 Topps Series 2 Baseball:
New Pics for 2010 Topps Series 2 Baseball:
2/3/2010 Stephen Strasburg Autographs Fuel Revamp of Bowman
Stephen Strasburg Autographs Fuel Revamp of Bowman
2/3/2010 Ordered Sons of Italy produces card set
Ordered Sons of Italy produces card set
2/3/2010 Bryce Harper Solid In First Weekend
Bryce Harper Solid In First Weekend
2/3/2010 2009 Topps Sterling Baseball Rip Party Video
2009 Topps Sterling Baseball Rip Party Video
1/28/2010 Message from UD: Sold out of
Message from UD: Sold out of
1/28/2010 Preview Gallery: 2010 Topps National Chicle baseball cards
Preview Gallery: 2010 Topps National Chicle baseball cards
1/26/2010 Message from UD: Sold out of
Message from UD: Sold out of
1/26/2010 Readers Write: What about the unlabeled Topps Relic cards?
Readers Write: What about the unlabeled Topps Relic cards?
1/26/2010 The State of International Baseball
The State of International Baseball
1/26/2010 Message From UD: Sold out of...
Subject: SOLD OUT
Please be advised that UD is SOLD OUT of the following product at the factory:
2010 Upper Deck Baseball Series I
1/26/2010 Preview Gallery: 2010 Topps National Chicle baseball cards
Preview Gallery: 2010 Topps National Chicle baseball cards
The 2010 Topps National Chicle baseball card set is still a ways away from its release in April, but we’ve gotten a glimpse at more artwork from the dozen artists who helped produce the set.
Here’s the first of three galleries — one piece per artist. It’s a roster that includes Monty Sheldon, Paul Lempa, Mike Kupka, Dave Hobrecht, Jason Davies, Ken Branch, Brett Farr, Chris Felix, Don Higgins, Chris Henderson, Brian Kong and Jeff Zachowski.
Look for another here soon and a final one in a future issue of Beckett Baseball closer to the set’s arrival.
Until then, check them out
Preview Gallery: 2010 Topps National Chicle baseball cards The Beckett Blog
1/26/2010 2010 Topps Pro Debut Minor League Baseball Youtube Video
2010 Topps Pro Debut Minor League Baseball Youtube Video
1/26/2010 A few surprises in store in 2010 Topps baseball
A few surprises in store in 2010 Topps baseball
1/21/2010 Aroldis Chapman....In EEE Baseball
Aroldis Chapman....In EEE Baseball
1/21/2010 2009 Donruss Elite Extra Edition autograph print runs
2009 Donruss Elite Extra Edition autograph print runs
1/19/2010 2010 UD SPX Baseball Information
2010 UD SPX Baseball Information
1/14/2010 TOPPS INTRODUCES ALL-PAINTED SET TO BASEBALL
Topps has commissioned 12 top sports artists to create the upcoming and much-anticipated 2010 Topps National Chicle Baseball.
1/14/2010 Some early info on 2010 UD USA Baseball
CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS:Seven Autographs per box including FIVE on-card autographs! Look for one inscriptions card plus one super premium Q&A, Big Signatures, Starting Lineup or Team Roster card in every box; including sign-on cards of the most powerful high school player ever and Sports Illustrated cover boy! Look for three game-used jersey cards including a patch or patch auto per box! Starting Lineup Autograph cards with 10 on-card autographs on each card! Team Roster Autograph cards with 20+ autographs on each card! Look for 1-of-1 Flag Patch cards featuring the entire USA flag patch from a game-used jersey! All memorabilia cards this year are either a triple-swatch or patch card!
1/14/2010 Upper Deck announces 2009 UD Signature Stars baseball set
Upper Deck announced on Monday its 2009 UD Signature Stars line, a baseball product that is set to arrive later this month.
1/14/2010 2009 Bowman Sterling Rip Party VIDEO
1/14/2010 2009 Topps TRIBUTE Rip Party VIDEO
1/11/2010 2009 Panini Elite Extra Edition Baseball..even more loaded
Just announced: EEE Updated Info
In each 20-box case, 16 of the boxes should yield six autographs
The other four are “hot boxes” and should yield 10 autographs and one mem card for a total of 11 hits
1/11/2010 2009 Topps TRIBUTE Rip Party VIDEO
2009 Topps TRIBUTE Rip Party VIDEO
1/11/2010 First look: Bryce Harper’s 2010 USA Baseball box set cards
First look: Bryce Harper’s 2010 USA Baseball box set cards
1/11/2010 Topps Sterling Cut Signature Checklist...second to none
Topps Sterling Cut Signature Checklist...second to none
TOPPS STERLING’S CUT SIG LIST…SECOND TO NONE
The much anticipated 2009 Topps Sterling Baseball will be hitting hobby shelves soon and with all the enhancements (10 extra hits and a guaranteed cut signature per case) this product is sure to be scorching hot.
In addition, Topps is pleased to announce the product’s Cut Signature Checklist (1 per 10-Pack case) which is one of the most extensive and value-added cut sig lists ever offered.
1/11/2010 Upper Deck signs autograph deal with Pete Rose
Upper Deck signs autograph deal with Pete Rose
January 6, 2010, 1:54 pm
This is another of those benefits of being unlicensed.
Upper Deck announced Wednesday that it has signed all-time hits leader Pete Rose to an autograph deal to include him in the company’s 2010 baseball sets.
He will make his debut alongside “Shoeless” Joe Jackson in 2010 Goudey Baseball, which is set to arrive on March 18.
Like Jackson, Rose is on baseball’s ineligible list after he was banned for life for gambling. Because of this, Rose cannot appear on any cards or memorabilia licensed by Major League Baseball Properties. Upper Deck’s 2010 cards are only licensed by the MLB Players Association.
Because of this, Rose has appeared on just one card produced by Upper Deck — a card in the the 1994 Upper Deck: The American Epic set (above). His only appearances on cards since 1989 (not many) have been in products that were not licensed by MLB Properties.
“Despite his current ban from baseball, Pete Rose’s signature and game-used memorabilia cards continue to be sought-after by baseball fans and card collectors everywhere,” said Gabriel Garcia, Upper Deck’s baseball brand manager in a release. “We are extremely excited to have Pete be a part of our newest baseball card releases.”
2009 Topps Sterling Baseball...Loaded with new info..
12/29/2009 Message from Panini- 2009 Elite Extra Edition BB Updated
EEE Updated Info
12/29/2009 Message from Panini-2009/10 Studio Basketball
Updated Studio Basketball Information
12/29/2009 Topps reportedly lands exclusive memorabilia deal with Stephen Strasburg
Topps has signed an exclusive memorabilia deal with No. 1 overall draft pick Stephen Strasburg.
12/21/2009 New razor promotion for 2008 razor baseball items!
NEW RAZOR PROMOTION FOR 2008 RAZOR BASEBALL ITEMS
12/11/2009 Doug Harvey, Whitey Herzog elected to hall of fame by veterans committee
Doug Harvey, a five-time World Series umpire, and Whitey Herzog, a six-time division winner and manager of the 1982 World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame at Baseball’s Winter Meetings in Indianapolis by the Hall of Fame Veterans Committee for Managers and Umpires, it was announced today.
12/11/2009 Mickey Mantle memorabilia and cards are still the gold standard for post-War era collectors
Mantle's autograph is one that was a favorite of the forgers in Operation Bullpen several years ago. His signature is still being faked today because it's still valuable.
12/11/2009 Topps introduces the first card flipping app for the iPhone
For years people have flipped cards to see who could land closest to the wall, now with Topps Flipp, this iconic game moves into the 21st century.
12/11/2009 Unopened 1950 Boxes at Memory Lane
Baseball card collectors dream of discovering that decades old, still untouched stack of boxes stuck in a storage closet or attic that time forgot.
12/3/2009 Topps announces a sell out at the factory..
The following Topps hobby products are sold out at the factory
12/3/2009 2010 Topps Heritage baseball cards
Topps unveiled its basic product information and preview images on Friday for its 2010 Topps Heritage baseball set, the 10th consecutive release in the throwback line which this year utilizes the 1961 Topps design.
12/3/2009 GetFugu, Inc. Partners with Topps® for “Legends of the Game” Baseball Cards
GetFugu, Inc., the next generation mobile search tool, announced today that it has partnered with, The Topps Company, Inc. (“Topps”), a leading producer of sports and entertainment trading cards. Topps, the exclusive trading card of Major League Baseball, is using GetFugu’s “See It, Say It, Find It, Get It”, vision, voice and location recognition services to enhance the “Legends of the game” cards in 2009 Topps Baseball Series 1, Series 2 and Updates and Highlights
12/3/2009 Message from Topps: Sold out of
Message from Topps: Sold out of
12/3/2009 Upper Deck Inks Autograph Deal with Greg Maddux for its 2010 Baseball Card Launches!
Future Hall-of-Fame pitcher to sign autograph cards and patch cards for company’s new lineup of baseball releases next year
12/3/2009 TOPPS ANNOUNCES THE 51st ANNUAL TOPPS MAJOR LEAGUE ROOKIE ALL-STAR TEAM
New York, NY - Nov. 25, 2009 - The Topps Company announces the 51st annual Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team.
12/3/2009 Topps Heritage High Number / Variations Revealed
TOPPS CONFIRMS SIX VARIATIONS IN HERITAGE HIGH NUMBER BASEBALL
12/3/2009 Topps Secures Exclusive Minor League Baseball Card Deal
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PROPERTIES AND THE TOPPS COMPANY SIGN EXCLUSIVE
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TRADING CARD AGREEMENT
Exclusive Multi-Year Deal Begins on January 1, 2010
12/3/2009 ‘Shoeless Joe’ Jackson Returns to the Big Leagues!
Chicago’s former Southside slugger will be featured inside many of Upper Deck’s 2010 baseball card launches
11/19/2009 2010 Topps Baseball Series 1...Beginning of a new era.
From Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson to Ryan Howard and Ichiro, 2010 Topps Baseball Series 1 covers the history of Major League Baseball.
11/19/2009 Topps Partners With Mobile App Company
Topps is hoping you'll take a picture of one of their cards and take action when the mobile phone returns information and an immediate shopping opportunity.
11/19/2009 A Message from Topps
The following hobby products are also sold out at Topps:
2009 Topps National Chicle Football
2009 Topps Unique Baseball
2009 Bowman Sterling Baseball
11/19/2009 New York World Champions Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera
New York World Champions Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera Added to the Upper Deck Rotation in 2010 Upper Deck inks legendary pitching duo to an autograph deal
11/13/2009 Blowoutcards.com announces a Black Friday 11/27/09 Event...
Blowoutcards.com announces a Black Friday 11/27/09 Event..
11/13/2009 Upper Deck releases Sweet Spot green ink quantities
Upper Deck released the production numbers on Tuesday for its 2009 Sweet Spot Signatures autographs that were signed in green ink.
11/13/2009 Upper Deck Launches ‘Million Pack March for the Troops’ Donation Drive on Veterans’ Day!
Trading Card Company partners with ‘Operation Gratitude’ to donate packs of Upper Deck cards to deserving U.S. military personnel overseas
10/29/2009 Topps Rip Party Video: 2009 Triple Threads Baseball
Check out the latest Topps TV Rip Party as we rip an entire case of 2009 MLB Triple Threads. Watch collectors rip packs and find incredible cards.
10/29/2009 Dahlia Web Designs Partners with Steiner
Dahlia Web Designs LLC signs with Steiner Sports to expand its authentic baseball product line at Collectibles4Baseball online store. Baseball fans will enjoy viewing all the new and more expansive inventory of products. In addition to baseballs, the store now carries photos, helmets, bats, scorecards, lineup cards, jerseys, gloves and jackets. Each hand-signed product comes with a certificate of authenticity. As the contending MLB teams are progressing towards the World Series, fans will feel a great connection with their favorite players and teams. The inventory contains thousands of products, all the major teams and Hall of Famers.
We are very excited to be able to carry products of the hottest players in the field. Fans feel a connection to the players.
10/29/2009 Tuff Stuff looking for answers in "What's wrong with the hobby?" series
In the last few months, we at Tuff Stuff's Sports Collectors Monthly have run a series on your worst hobby experiences, your best hobby moments and another on your dream collectible. Our next series is all about change or more specifically, what you would change if you you had the power to change one element of the hobby.
10/29/2009 Message from Topps
Message from Topps:
Topps is Sold Out of the Following Topps Hobby Products at the factory
10/29/2009 Upper Decks ‘Legendary Pioneers’ Promotion– Who Will Take it Home?
Completing a set of trading cards can be difficult sometimes, but the satisfaction one feels when it’s complete is pretty special. We wanted to make it achievable once again for one of Upper Deck’s most famous baseball sets: “Legendary Cuts Signature Cuts.” These cards feature an authenticated cut signature of a deceased baseball legend. In previous years, with so many 1-of-1 and extremely limited versions of the cards, it was impossible to put an entire set together. In 2009, we decided we would make each cards limited to at least five copies so it would be possible for a devoted SP Legendary Cuts fan to put the entire “Legendary Cuts Signature Cuts” set together.
10/29/2009 A TREASURE YET TO BE FOUND
2009 Topps Triple Threads Baseball is on shelves and collectors are feverishly tearing through packs! From Triple-Fold All-Star Patches, 1 of 1 WBC Patches and Triple Autographed – Triple Relic Cards to Cut Signatures, Babe Ruth and Albert Pujols, 2009 Triple Threads is loaded.
10/29/2009 Upper Deck Upper Deck is looking for the next "Collector of the Month
Upper Deck Upper Deck is looking for the next "Collector of the Month" to spotlight on the Upper Deck Blog.
10/23/2009 Upper Deck Shares Secrets of 2009 MLB Goodwin Champions by Announcing Short-Print Information
Shop owners and collectors celebrate the release of the new baseball card set
10/23/2009 Topps GM Warren Friss ‘Very Excited’ About MLB Exclusive
In 15 years aboard the exhilarating roller coaster ride that is the sports card industry, Topps General Manager Warren Friss has experienced his share of thrills, chills and spills.
10/23/2009 Stephen Strasburg’s Makes his AFL Debut
By Dave Perkin
Stephen Strasburg made his long-awaited and highly-anticipated professional debut here Friday night in an Arizona Fall League contest.
10/23/2009 'Baseball Americana' showcases impressive Library of Congress collection
Which institution houses the world's largest collection of baseball artifacts? The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.? The Smithsonian Institution?
Surprisingly, it's the Library of Congress that actually holds the distinction.
10/23/2009 Humbled Jim Leyritz back in Bronx, making a buck where he can
by David Lennon
Jim Leyritz, nicknamed "The King" during his glory days with the Yankees, hardly looked like pinstriped royalty in the hours leading up to ALCS Game 2 last night.
10/23/2009 First look: 2010 Topps Baseball cards
Topps released the basic product information and preview images for its 2010 baseball card set on Tuesday, which might be a more highly anticipated release than in past years as it enters its exclusive agreement with Major League Baseball as its lone fully licensed baseball card manufacturer.
10/23/2009 Sports memories to be auctioned - Ozzie Smith
MARYLAND HEIGHTS — Ozzie Smith kept the Gold Gloves and other special mementos of his great career. The rest of the sports memorabilia still gracing his former restaurant goes on auction this Sunday.
10/23/2009 TOPPS ADDS CONTENT TO HIGH-END STERLING BASEBALL
The gorgeous Topps Sterling Baseball returns in 2009 with some amazing enhancements…
10/23/2009 Interesting Interview with UD's Richard McWilliam
Richard McWilliam Interview
On the Future of Upper Deck
ICv2 recently caught up with Upper Deck CEO Richard McWilliam for an e-mail interview discussing the state of the market, Upper Deck's current initiatives, and the future of the company.
10/15/2009 Babe Ruth Like You’ve Never Seen Him Before
SECAUCUS, N.J. — Babe Ruth has struck out looking. Displeased, he leans on his bat, right hand on his hip, and looks back at the umpire. He utters something that can only be imagined. Lou Gehrig, on deck, leans on his bat, too, as if he has seen this act before. Ruth finally shuffles away, head turned to the umpire, dragging his bat through the dirt.
10/15/2009 Floral shop freeze-dries stadium's turf
MOUNT KISCO - On the walls at Forever in Bloom are glass cases displaying bridal bouquets of roses, orchids and peonies that have been freeze-dried so they'll stand the test of time.
In a back room are samples of other mementos that have also been preserved for perpetuity - little circular patches of grass from the original Yankee Stadium.
Shelley Andreades, Forever in Bloom's co-owner, said their job of freeze-drying the old Yankees sod melds well with the business' work of preserving memories.
"I'm a huge Yankee fan," Andreades said. "That's how I feel about it - thrilled and honored."
10/15/2009 Baseball fighting fakery with a seal of approval
It was a moment of low drama, but in the hands of one Robert "Bobby" Bonds Jr., the humble white sphere at the center of it all was about to become a precious artifact.
Seconds earlier, the object in question had left the hand of Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels, met the bat of Todd Helton, and dribbled all of 30 feet down the first-base line, just far enough to give the Colorado Rockies their first run of the game and first lead of the playoff series.
10/2/2009 'The Mick' solves burglary Baseball card leads Oregon officials to Willows
Mickey Mantle has come through in the clutch, again.
10/2/2009 Arrest in Wichita Sports Memorabilia Robbery
Wichita police have arrested a local man in connection with a sports bar burglary this summer, but a pair of expensive signed baseballs are still missing.
10/2/2009 EBay is offering sellers of sports cards and memorabilia a test
eBay is offering sellers of sports cards and memorabilia a test. Pass it with your listings and you'll have more success than the next guy.
10/2/2009 McFarlane Plans New Collector Level Program
McFarlane Sports Picks is creating a new concept for its popular action figures, some of which may be signed or include game-used material.
Calling it "our biggest announcement since the beginning of McFarlane Sports Picks", Spawn.com and creator Todd McFarlane have announced a new program for its sports figure line.
10/2/2009 Harper Hoopla
Last year, the spotlight was on San Diego State righthander Stephen Strasburg. He lived up to the massive hype and became the first overall pick by the Nationals, signing for a record $7.5 million bonus as part of a $15.1 million guaranteed contract. If 2009 was known as the Stephen Strasburg draft, prepare yourself for Bryce Harper mania.
10/2/2009 Top 25 Draft Prospects for 2010
Before the 2009 draft was even over, Baseball America was already looking to the future. After attending numerous high school showcase events and researching 18 summer college leagues and the collegiate national team, our picture of the 2010 draft class began to take shape.
10/2/2009 Bob Gibson sold just about everything--Cy Young awards
Bob Gibson sold just about everything--Cy Young awards, World Series rings, MVP awards and his old equipment. His own team wound up with some of it after Gibson hired Legendary Auctions to find buyers.
10/2/2009 Exquisite Baseball in every 2010 UD Baseball Release
Many of you have been asking about what types of programs Upper Deck has in store for 2010 Baseball card products. We are thrilled to announce we will be bringing Exquisite as an insert to EVERY 2010 Upper Deck Baseball release. To be able to add this additional value and chase will be a huge driver to 2010 Upper Deck Baseball products. The content will feature everything you’ve come to expect from the Exquisite brand and more. More details on this promotion will be announced soon.
10/2/2009 Free Cards Friday... if Chicago Wins
Imagine It could rain free baseball cards Friday if the IOC smiles on the American Olympic bid.
9/24/2009 A Collection of Baseball Firsts
by Mark Strauss
Forget bubble gum; the first collectible baseball cards came with cigarettes. The cards transformed the game, making household names of its greatest players. In the first decade of the 20th century, baseball's biggest draws included three Chicago Cub infielders who would become linked in legend: Tinker, Evers and Chance.
9/24/2009 Grand Slam: Upper Deck Releases 2009 MLB Ballpark Collection
Carlsbad, CA (Sept. 22, 2009) – The Upper Deck Company has pulled out all the stops with its latest baseball trading card release: 2009 MLB Ballpark Collection. An outstanding assortment of some of the coolest insert cards ever including updated “Piece of History 500 Home Run Club” bat cards that first appeared in 1999 Upper Deck Baseball, Ballpark Collection also boasts an entirely serial-numbered base set! What’s more, lucky collectors will be able to unearth for the first time this season signed rookie cards of two of this year’s leading ROY contenders: White Sox infielder Gordon Beckham (numbered to 200) and Braves’ starting pitcher Tommy Hanson (numbered to 125).
9/24/2009 Sold out announcement from Topps
The following Topps hobby products are sold out at the Topps Factory
9/17/2009 Rare Vintage Baseball Card Find
It sat undisturbed inside the wall of a house in Pennsylvania for over a century. Now, a previously unknown 1893 Just So Tobacco card of Hall of Famer Buck Ewing is about to hit the auction block.
9/17/2009 Harper's The Highlight
Catcher leads the way, but 2010 draft is filled with pitchers
9/17/2009 2009 Topps Tribute Baseball Video
2009 Topps Tribute Baseball Video
9/11/2009 Basketball Autograph Lawsuit Provides Revealing Look at the Cost of Producing Sports Cards
One of the most common complaints about the current state of sports cards is that it's too expensive, making it a hobby that only those with a lot of disposable income can enjoy. Though manufacturers have attempted to provide products at a range of price points, there's no getting around the fact that it costs a lot more to collect in 2009 than it did even ten years ago, effectively pricing some prospective hobbyists out.
9/11/2009 TOPPS ADDS CAMELOT CARD TO TRIPLPE THREADS BASEBALL
Topps, which has chronicled Pop Culture for over half a century, announces it has created a special relic card paying tribute to the Kennedy Brothers…John, Robert and Ted.
8/28/2009 Sports Illustrated examines baseball card industry
The latest issue of Sports Illustrated examines the baseball card industry in the wake of the MLB decision to grant exclusive rights to Topps beginning in 2010.
8/28/2009 Error Cards in 2009 Topps Chrome Baseball
WILL VENABLE’S UNSIGNED CARDS
Topps announces that because of a mistake during the manufacturing process, Wil Venable’s UNISGNED Blue Refractor Autographed cards (#’d to 199) were inadvertently inserted into packs of 2009 Topps Chrome Baseball. Topps is urging collectors to send their UNSIGNED Venable cards to the following address no later than Monday, November 30th. Topps will return the cards once they are signed by Venable and re-certified for authenticity.
8/28/2009 2009 Topps Chrome BB Gives Collectors What They Want
2009 Topps Chrome is live and once again collectors can’t get enough of this annual favorite. Couple that simple fact with Topps delivering 2 autographs per box, all of which are hard signed, and you have the making of a winner. Capitalizing on this year’s flagship brand design, Chrome replicates some of the best cards from Series 1 and 2 with the Chrome motif. In year’s past Topps has, often times, utilized different photography for this brand but despite the recycled player images collectors won’t be disappointed. The only drawback I can see for Chromies, is those that are also set collectors.
8/28/2009 The following Topps hobby products are sold out from Topps
The following Topps hobby products are sold out from Topps
8/28/2009 Rick Porcello is Finest Rookie #9
Topps announced its ninth Finest Rookie Redemption of the year on Wednesday, and it’s Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello.
8/21/2009 TOPPS ANNOUNCES RED HOT ROOKIE REDEMPTION #7
Topps announces the player redeemable for the 2009 Topps Baseball Series 2 RED HOT ROOKIE Redemption # 7 is Mat Latos, Pitcher, San Diego Padres.
8/14/2009 Upper Deck Sets the Record Straight on the Future of the Baseball Card Market
Upper Deck Sets the Record Straight on the Future of the Baseball Card Market
8/7/2009 Topps Gets Exclusive Baseball License
Topps Gets Exclusive Deal With Baseball, Landing a Blow to Upper Deck. Topps, and not its competitor Upper Deck, will become baseball’s exclusive trading card maker.
7/17/2009 Pujols Fueling Record Sales, Attendance at FanFest
St. Louis is a baseball-crazed city, and the rabid interest in any collectibles related to hometown favorite Albert Pujols has driven sales of cards, memorabilia and other licensed merchandise during the first three days of Major League Baseball’s All-Star FanFest.
7/17/2009 Million-Dollar T206 Set on Display at National
PSA and PSA/DNA Authentication Services will have on display a multi-million dollar exhibit of T206 Hall of Fame players’ cards and offer a free commemorative poster of the T206 set during the 30th National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland. There also will be PSA displays of other rare sports collectibles, a salute to Cleveland as home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum with an array of Beatles memorabilia and displays of other non-sports memorabilia, including Three Stooges items.
7/17/2009 Message from UD
UD has announced that they are sold out of the following product at the factory.
Please be advised that we are SOLD OUT of the following product:
2009 UD Icons Baseball
7/17/2009 Panini redemption set for The National
With the National celebrating its 30th Anniversary at the end of the month, officials at Panini America are excited to announce their plans for the show. While some of the faces may look familiar, the new Panini colors will be on display for the first time in Cleveland at the National Sports Collectors Convention.
7/17/2009 TOPPS ANNOUNCES RED HOT ROOKIE REDEMPTION #4
Topps announces the player redeemable for the 2009 Topps Baseball Series 2 RED HOT ROOKIE Redemption # 4 is Tommy Hanson, Pitcher, Atlanta Braves.
7/17/2009 The Diamond Club Summit: From a Member’s Perspective
The Diamond Club Summit: From a Member’s Perspective
By Gabe DArthenay
This past weekend, I had the privilege of attending the 2009 Upper Deck Diamond Club Summit in Huntington Beach, CA. The club meets for an annual summit that offers members the opportunity to meet Upper Deck staff, other like-minded collectors and usually a premier athlete or two. I was honored in 2008 when I was given the opportunity to become a member of this elite fraternity of collectors based on my passion for the hobby (including my Jay Cutler super collection) and my support of Upper Deck’s products.
7/17/2009 TRISTAR MiLB News You Can Use - Futures Game Edition
TRISTAR MiLB News You Can Use - Futures Game Edition
7/17/2009 Matt Wieters Named as Fourth 2009 SPx Baseball Rookie Redemption
Upper Deck has announced the next 2009 SPX Rookie Redemption Subject as Baltimore Orioles Catcher Matt Wieters. Collectors who redeem 2009 SPx Baseball Rookie Redemption Card #4 will receive a 2009 SPx Matt Wieters Autographed Rookie Card #124.
7/17/2009 Upper Deck Brings the Immortal Michael Jackson ...
Upper Deck Brings the Immortal Michael Jackson to the Masses with Upper Deck’s Most Newsworthy Cards of 2009.
Inside its upcoming 2009 UDx Baseball release, Upper Deck will introduce limited-edition cards honoring the iconic music legend.
6/26/2009 UD Announces 2009 SPx Baseball Rookie Redemption Card #3
Upper Deck has announced the third SPX Rookie Redemption Subject - Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen. Collectors who redeem 2009 SPx Baseball Rookie Redemption Card #3 will receive a 2009 SPx Andrew McCutchen Autographed Rookie Card #128.
6/26/2009 Topps Agreement Forces Upper Deck To Discontinue Production of Key Sports Card Sets
Earlier this year Topps sued rival sports card manufacturer Upper Deck on the basis that numerous 2009 Upper Deck Sports Card Products copied the designs of various 1970's Topps Baseball Card Sets. Upper Deck scored an early legal victory when a New York judge ruled in their favor by denying Topps' request for a temporary
restraining order that would have prevented Upper Deck from releasing 2009 Upper Deck Series 2 Baseball and 2009 O-Pee-Chee Baseball.
6/26/2009 TOPPS UNVEILS FINEST BASEBALL ROOKIE REDEMPTION # 3
Topps announces the player redeemable for the 2009 Topps Finest Baseball Redemption # 3 is Andrew Bailey, Pitcher, Oakland A’s.
6/26/2009 TOPPS ANNOUNCES RED HOT ROOKIE REDEMPTION # 3
Topps announces the player redeemable for the 2009 Topps Baseball Series 2 RED HOT ROOKIE Redemption # 3 is Andrew McCutchen, Outfield, Pittsburgh Pirates.
6/19/2009 Sportkings Series C Base Card Checklist Announced!
Sportkings Series C Base Card Checklist Announced!
6/19/2009 All-New Topps Product Features Another Piece of the Game
Most baseball fans have a ticket stub somewhere in their home commemorating anything from a player’s milestone to a championship win.
Every ticket has a story…
6/19/2009 With an autograph twist…TOPPS ANNOUNCES RED HOT ROOKIE REDEMPTION # 2
Topps announces the player redeemable for the 2009 Topps Baseball Series 2 RED HOT ROOKIE Redemption # 2 is Gordon Beckham, 3B, Chicago White Sox….but there is a slight twist!
6/12/2009 The Next Wave of 2009 MLB Debuts
The 2009 Major League Baseball season is now almost two months old and during that time, we have seen several top prospects establish some of the first milestones of their still-bright and budding careers.
6/12/2009 2008 MLB Draft: One Year Later
Last night the Washington Nationals made their most significant move since crossing the US/Canadian border in selecting San Diego State's Stephen Strasburg with the first pick of the 2009 MLB draft. While Strasburg is widely tabbed the best pitching prospect of this generation, each of the other 29 MLB organizations anticipate with unmeted optimism that their selections from this year's draft will be integral to the success of their clubs for years to come.
6/12/2009 Officials Confirm Existence of Ken Griffey Jr. Short Printed Variations
Collectors began noticing something different as they put together their sets of 2009 Upper Deck Series 2 Baseball sets: not every version of card #855 of Ken Griffey Jr. looked the same. Late Wednesday Upper Deck confirmed that they have produced 20 different versions of Griffey’s base card depicting Junior during every year of his MLB career. The images, stats and text on the back of the card correspond directly to the year that’s featured.
6/12/2009 2009 UD Ball Park Collection Update
We are very excited about the sophomore release of this product, which caught many collectors by surprise last year and promises to be even better in 2009.
6/5/2009 Trading Card Leader Plays ‘What If?’
Inside 2009 Upper Deck Series Two Baseball
Short-printed cards of Ken Griffey Jr., Randy Johnson, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush are making their way into the market
6/5/2009 TRISTAR MiLB News You Can Use - Matt Wieters Called Up
Matt Wieters might have been the most famous baseball player to have never appeared in a major league game. But the torch must now be passed, as Baltimore’s #1 prospect will be joining the big leagues today.
6/5/2009 09 TOPPS BASEBALL SERIES 2 INCLUDES VARIATIONS
Following the popular 2009 Topps Series 1 Legends Variations program, Topps is confirming that 17 card numbers in the Series 2 base set also feature a short printed variation depicting a legendary ball player.
6/5/2009 Goodwin Champions-More Info!!
Upper Deck’s 2009 MLB Goodwin Champions set is getting a lot of interest from collectors from the preview cards issued in 2009 MLB UD2 and after some of the first images of the set were released in May.
6/5/2009 Message from Topps
The following Topps hobby products are also sold out at the factory:
2009 Topps Football Hobby and HTA Jumbo
2009 Topps Chrome Baseball
6/5/2009 Upper Deck Releases Blockbuster 2009 SP Legendary Cuts Baseball Product
Company’s latest baseball card launch includes ‘Legendary Cut’ signature cards from MLB icons including Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Roberto Clemente and Walter O’Malley!
5/29/2009 Rookies & Prospects Fuel 2009 Topps Chrome Baseball
2009 Topps Chrome Baseball, shipping late July, features Rookies and Prospects galore!
5/29/2009 2009 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Baseball
Here is a preview of 2009 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Baseball. You will find baseball’s active and retired stars with legends from the realms of surfing, thoroughbred horse racing, martial arts and more. You will find DNA memorabilia cards and other cool new concepts in this year’s Goodwin Champions Baseball.
5/15/2009 UpperDeckBlog.com Covered Steven Strasburg’s No-Hitter as it Happened
North Las Vegas, NV (May 11, 2009) – Only a few weeks after launching, UpperDeckBlog.com provided live coverage of San Diego State pitching prospect Steven Strasburg’s final home start last Friday evening to its readers. Those following the game at home were able to follow its progress via live updates, leading up to its storybook ending: the likely top pick in next month’s MLB Draft pitched a no-hitter against Air Force, which included 17 strikeouts!
4/24/2009 Message from Topps
The following products are all sold out at the Company
4/17/2009 Upper Deck Scores Legal Victory Against Topps
Sports Card Company Firmly Denies Topps’ Allegations of Any Wrong-Doing
North Las Vegas, NV (April 15, 2009) – The Upper Deck Company won a legal victory today when a New York judge denied a Temporary Restraining Order sought by Topps to prevent the release of 2009 Upper Deck Series Two and 2009 O-Pee-Chee baseball card products.
4/17/2009 Topps declares baseball card war against Upper Deck in court
Ah, there's nothing like a good old fashioned baseball card fight and it looks like that's what we have between Topps and Upper Deck.
On Tuesday, Topps performed the legal equivalent of placing its competitor between bicycle spokes, filing a lawsuit in U.S. District Court alleging that Upper Deck stole its layout and design for a 2009 set from a set produced by Topps way back in 1975.
4/10/2009 2008 Allen & Ginter…THE BEST ONE YET
Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball returns in 2008 even bigger and better. From DNA cards to Cut Signatures, Rip Cards and Ancient Icons, this back-to-back Beckett Product of the Year is set to deliver the quirkiness, fun and collectability that collectors have come to love since its inception.
4/10/2009 THE PRESIDENTS RETURN TO eTOPPS
Catch the First Pitch of the 2009 eTopps Baseball Season with Allen & Ginter President Cards!
4/10/2009 Goudey Baseball Returns this Year with Two New Additions
Upper Deck has Tiger Woods inscribe two of his ‘Sport Royalty’ cards and select Goudey buyback cards will be autographed
4/10/2009 Message from Topps
2009 Topps Series II Baseball is sold out.
4/2/2009 Conference Attendees Get Sneak Peek at Topps’ T-206 100th Anniversary Product
Topps is creating six very special preview cards exclusively for attendees of the 24th Annual Hawaii Trade Conference (Florida Ed.) taking place April 19-23.
4/2/2009 Spring Training Update: Prospects Working to Make It to "The Show"
Prospects Working to Make It to "The Show".
4/2/2009 Bernie Madoff baseball cards?
Topps' 2009 Allen & Ginter baseball card set will include the usual mix of all-stars and utility players, with a special twist: Fraudsters like Bernie Madoff, Charles Ponzi and Enron will also be inserted in some packs as part of the "World's Biggest Hoaxes, Hoodwinks & Bamboozles" subset.
4/2/2009 2009 TOPPS ALLEN & GINTER…ONE FOR THE AGES!
The ever-popular Allen & Ginter Baseball is sill 3 months away from hitting hobby shelves, but it has not stopped the collecting community from buzzing.
4/2/2009 Goudey Baseball Returns this Year with Two New Additions
Upper Deck has Tiger Woods inscribe two of his ‘Sport Royalty’ cards and select Goudey buyback cards will be autographed.
3/27/2009 TOPPS ANNOUNCES WBC REDEMPTIONS
Topps, the exclusive producer of 2009 World Baseball Classic trading cards, announces the player redeemable for the 2009 Topps Baseball Series 1 World Baseball Classic Redemption # 6 is Yoennis Cespedes, OF , Cuba, # 7 is Dae Ho Lee, 3B, Korea and # 8 Ru Darvish, P, Japan.
3/20/2009 TOPPS CONFIRMS 09 HERITAGE SHORT PRINTS
Topps announces that the popular 2009 Topps Heritage Baseball features short printed base cards. (image attached) The set’s high numbers, cards 426 – 500, can be found 1:3 packs.
3/13/2009 Donruss Sale Rumors Not Confirmed - Yet
Officials at Panini deny reports circulating on the Internet that the company has finalized a deal to purchase Donruss. “We are in discussion but nothing has been finalized,” said Panini’s Peter Warsop. Donruss officials did not return requests for comment.
3/13/2009 Upper Deck Finishes Shipping All ‘Mystery Cut’ Autograph Cards
Authentic autograph cards from famous deceased personalities have become favorites with collectors
3/13/2009 TOPPS ANNOUNCES FIRST TWO WBC REDEMPTIONS…#1 LEE JIN YOUNG and #2 DEREK JETER
Topps, the exclusive producer of 2009 World Baseball Classic trading cards, announces the player redeemable for the 2009 Topps Baseball Series 1 World Baseball Classic Redemption #1 is Lee Jin Young, OF, Korea and #2 is Derek Jeter, SS, USA
3/4/2009 Two short-printed Seattle cards of Griffey await eager collectors!
Las Vegas, NV - Some thought it was just matter of time. Others figured it would never happen. And still many thought it would make for a great storybook ending to a stellar major league career. In the end, Ken Griffey Jr. sided with the latter group and decided to come home again, to the city of Seattle.
2/20/2009 Topps Issues “Nickname Letter Patches” List
The all-new 2009 Topps Baseball Series 1 is on shelves and the hobby edition is offering a unique way to collect the all-time greats of baseball.
2/20/2009 UD Confirms Two More Short-Print Cards in 2009 MLB UD1
It’s official: Upper Deck has produced three special short-printed cards inside its 2009 Upper Deck Series One Baseball.
2/20/2009 2009 TOPPS BASEBALL INCLUDES VARIATIONS
Topps is confirming that 19 card numbers in the 2009 Topps Baseball Series 1 base set feature a short printed variation.
2/12/2009 AMERICAN HERITAGE INCLUDES SHORT PRINTED RELICS
Topps announces that the all-new unique and popular 2009 Topps American Heritage features several short printed relic cards.
2/12/2009 Topps confirms variation list in 2009 baseball set
Several collectors have reported finding variations in the new 2009 Topps baseball set since it was released earlier this week.
2/5/2009 PHENOM DAVID PRICE ADDED TO 2009 TOPPS FINEST
Topps is pleased to announce it has added Tampa Bay Rays pitching phenom David Price to its list of Autographed Letter Patches in the upcoming 2009 Topps Finest Baseball.
1/29/2009 RAZOR ADDS PETE ROSE SIGNED LETTERMAN TO 2008 RAZOR LETTERMAN BASEBALL HOBBY!!
We are excited to announce the addition of Pete Rose to Razor's incredible lineup for this years 2008 Letterman Hobby Baseball release!!!! Pete will signed Letterman for the first time ever at the following rates: 50 base of each letter, plus parallels of 20, 5 and the elusive 1/1!!!!
1/29/2009 Upper Deck and USA Baseball Team to Launch Limited Box Set
Only 2,665 box sets produced, one-quarter of past annual production
North Las Vegas, NV (January 23, 2009) – For years trading card collectors have known that if they want to get in on the hottest baseball diamond prospects, they need to look no further than USA Baseball and its annual box set. Upper Deck has once again partnered with USA Baseball this year to produce the most limited box set ever, short-printed to just 2,665 total sets. The sets include great content from the 2008 National Team, the 18U National Team and the 16U National Team. And for the first time ever, the set will include autographs and jersey cards from the 2008 Chinese Taipei National Team.
1/29/2009 Upper Deck Launches New Sports-Themed Virtual World for Kids
Revolutionary, interactive online world to be called ‘UpperDeckU’
North Las Vegas, NV (January 26, 2009) – The Upper Deck Company is proud to announce the debut of a new, sports-themed virtual world for kids that marries physical trading cards to a massive, multiplayer online gaming experience (MMOG). The new site – UpperDeck U - Coming Soon! – will offer boys and girls a place to share their passion for sports, competing, socializing and online game play in a safe, fun-filled virtual world environment. The key to unlock the expansive features of UpperDeckU is to enter special codes printed on the inside of foil wrappers of select Upper Deck sports card releases debuting with 2009 Upper Deck Series One Baseball. UpperDeckU will officially launch on Feb. 3, 2009, to coincide with the in-store arrival date of the aforementioned baseball release.
1/22/2009 Barack Obama Headlines Upper Deck's Historic Firsts Insert Set
Renewed Enthusiasm: Upper Deck Releases ‘Historic Firsts’ Trading Card Set, Led by U.S. President Barack Obama!
1/22/2009 2009 MLB SPX 20th Anniversary Box Topper Promotion Buyback Cards
Listed below are a few of the key cards that will be found in the 2009 SPx MLB 20th Anniversary Box Topper Promotion that we discussed at last week's meetings.
1/22/2009 Added Content to 2009 UD Piece of History Baseball
Remember, these celebrity memorabilia cards fall ONE PER BOX in hobby boxes of 2009 Piece of History MLB.
1/22/2009 Message from UD
Please be advised that we are SOLD OUT of the following product
1/22/2009 2008 UD USA Baseball Set
Factory direct cost is $140 per set. This is the 2008 USA Team (the one in the summer was the 2007 team) and this is a different format.
1/16/2009 2008 UD USA Baseball Set
This is the 2008 USA Team (the one in the summer was the 2007 team) and this is a different format.
1/9/2009 Message from UD
Please be advised that we are now SOLD OUT of the following product:
1/9/2009 News from RAZOR
Razor entertainment will be releasing this spring a factory set commemorating the game which will feature:
1/2/2009 Jackie Robinson, Barack Obama Signed Card in Topps American Heritage
Topps believes it may have produced one of the greatest historical autographed cards to date – the dual autograph featuring Barack Obama and Jackie Robinson.
1/2/2009 Settlement Reached in Topps, UD Licensing Dispute
Topps and licensing agency CMG Worldwide have reached an informal settlement with Upper Deck in a trademark infringement suit filed in June.
12/28/2008 Topps Announces HTA Exclusive Ring of Honor Continuity Program
Topps opens the 2009 baseball season and celebrates 75 legendary World Series winners with its new Ring of Honor program, debuting on February 4, 2009.
12/28/2008 MAYBE THE GREATEST HISTORICAL AUTOGRAPHED CARD EVER…BARACK OBAMA & JACKIE ROBINSON
Topps believes it may have produced one of the greatest historical autographed cards to date…The Dual Autograph featuring Barack Obama and Jackie Robinson.
12/18/2008 2009 Topps Heritage Baseball
Where Past and Present Meet on Classic Topps Designs!
12/18/2008 2008 Sterling Baseball Sneak Peek
The highly-anticipated 2008 Topps Sterling Baseball ships in less than a week and Topps is offering just a taste of what this year’s product has to offer ...
12/18/2008 New Images of 2008 Timelines Cuts
We were able to get the new 2008 Timelines Cuts completed pretty quickly and they look great. I wanted to pass along some images of some of the more rare players I was able to get access to today. In this set it will only feature deceased players/personalities from MLB. Lots of cool Hall-of-Famers in here and quite a few players who don’t have many cut autographs out there in the market. The entire checklist is available here: Upper Deck Sports | Baseball - Athlete
12/18/2008 Legends of Sport: Upper Deck Debuts First-Ever
This holiday season, Sports Memorabilia Company unveils autographed artwork that will no doubt top any collector’s wish list!
12/18/2008 2008 Upper Deck MLB Documentary - Chronicling an Entire Season!
"For the first time ever, Upper Deck debuts 'Upper Deck Documentary,' an ambitious set that chronicles every single game played during the 2008 Major League Baseball season," explains Jason Masherah, Upper Deck's senior brand manager. "If you collect the entire set, you'll own 4,980 cards, including166 cards for each of Major League Baseball's 30 teams!"
12/18/2008 2008 Sweet Spot Baseball - Four Memorabilia Cards per Box!
North Las Vegas, NV (December 17, 2008) – “Here’s a chance for collectors to capture one of Upper Deck’s most lucrative and distinctive brands,” said Jason Masherah, Upper Deck’s Senior Brand Manager.
12/18/2008 Topps has announced today that they are sold out of the following products
Topps has announced today that they are sold out of the following products:
12/11/2008 2008 Sterling Baseball Sneak Peek
The highly-anticipated 2008 Topps Sterling Baseball ships in less than a week and Topps is offering just a taste of what this year’s product has to offer.
12/11/2008 Donruss Americana Sports Legends
With the release of Americana, Donruss was able to tap into the world of Hollywood and pop culture to create a one-of-a-kind release never before seen in the industry. As part of the monumental release, Donruss showcased some of the top athletes in American history in the Sports Legends insert.
11/28/2008 Topps announces the just-released 2008 Topps Heritage Baseball High Number Edition
Topps announces the just-released 2008 Topps Heritage Baseball High Number Edition features several short printed cards including 648 (Ian Stewart), 677 (Ryan Langerhans) and cards 686 – 719.
11/28/2008 2009 Topps Baseball - Series 1
Own the Game with 2009 Topps Baseball Series 1, leading the category for 58 years with: outstanding player selection, complete career statistics, classic photography and time-honored designs!
11/21/2008 Winner By a Hair: Collectors Wooed With a Bit of Abe Lincoln
11/21/2008 Five Intriguing Players from 2008 Elite Extra Edition
The release of 2008 Donruss Elite Extra Edition on November 26 will bring to the marketplace new cards and fresh autographs of some of the game's top young players.
11/21/2008 First Look: Donruss Elite Extra Edition - Collegiate Patches
Donruss Elite Extra Edition will release next week and the launch is packed full of 2008 baseball draft picks in a checklist 135-plus deep.
10/24/2008 2008 MLB Ultimate Collection Signature
We have some great new info to pass along regarding 2008 Ultimate Collection MLB! As you already know, there will be FOUR autographed jumbo swatch game used cards per case, where the signature is actually on the jumbo swatch! This product is COMPLETELY re-configured, from content to packaging to design. Additionally, this product will have the most Jeter and Griffey signatures than any other product before BY FAR!
10/24/2008 2008 Donruss Americana Sports Legends
With the release of Americana, Donruss was able to tap into the world of Hollywood and pop culture to create a one-of-a-kind release never before seen in the industry.
10/10/2008 Upper Deck’s 2008 SPx Baseball Mystery Revealed
The final two players for the 2008 SPx Baseball Mystery Autograph Redemption set are no longer a mystery.
10/10/2008 2008 RAZOR SIGNATURE BB CHECKLIST/INFO!!!
FINAL CHECKLIST FOR OUR INAUGURAL SET:
10/3/2008 One of One Baseball Sketch Cards Debut in Updates & Highlights
Topps has been making waves with its Sketch Cards program for several years in its entertainment products. The one of one original art cards from Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and other products have been hot collectibles with a huge following.
10/3/2008 Officials at Donruss announced Friday that 2008 Donruss Threads Baseball
Officials at Donruss announced Friday that 2008 Donruss Threads Baseball has completely sold out. Sales representatives are notifying dealers and distributors that demand for the product has been overwhelming and far exceeded supply.
10/3/2008 Upper Deck Gets Political Again with Parody
With both political parties gearing up for the much-anticipated debates, Trading Card Company makes history by releasing V.P. cards!
10/3/2008 SARAH PALIN MAKES HER TOPPS DEBUT
Earlier this year, Topps issued a 12-card insert in its 2008 Topps Baseball product called “Campaign 2008” featuring Barack Obama, John McCain, Joe Biden and nine other presidential hopefuls.
9/24/2008 TOPPS ANNOUNCES RED HOT ROOKIE REDEMPTION # 17: AUTOGRAPHED EVAN LONGORIA ROOKIE CARD
Topps announces the player redeemable for the 2008 Topps Baseball Series 2 RED HOT ROOKIE Redemption # 17 is Evan Longoria, Third Baseman, Tampa Bay Rays. Longoria’s card will be autographed on-card!
9/24/2008 2008 Topps Stadium Club baseball Sell Sheet Video
9/19/2008 TOPPS SIGNS CATCHING PHENOM BUSTER POSEY
Topps announces it has signed minor league catching phenom Buster Posey to an autograph deal.
9/19/2008 Neftali Feliz
One of the brightest prospects in the upcoming 2008 Donruss Threads Baseball release is pitcher whose development at age 20 has been one of the top stories of the 2008 minor league baseball season.
9/12/2008 TOPPS UNVEILS FINEST BASEBALL ROOKIE REDEMPTION # 10…An Autographed Rookie Card !
Topps announces the player redeemable for the 2008 Topps Finest Baseball Rookie Card Redemption # 10 is Jed Lowrie, Shortstop, Boston Red Sox and it’s an Autographed Rookie Card.
9/12/2008 TOPPS REVEALS RED HOT ROOKIE REDEMPTION #’s 15 & 16
Topps announces the player redeemable for the 2008 Topps Baseball Series 2 RED HOT ROOKIE Redemption # 15 is Nick Evans, Outfielder, Mets and # 16 is Clayton Richard, Pitcher, White Sox.
9/12/2008 Ten Top 30 Draft Picks Signed Exclusively with Razor – Including #1 Draft Pick, Tim Beckham
Dallas, TX. 09/05/2008: – With the recent exclusive addition of draft pick #4, Brian Matusz, Razor Entertainment Group has now procured ten of the top thirty 2008 MLB Draft Picks!
9/12/2008 Own the Legacy and You Can Meet Derek Jeter During a VIP Trip to the Big Apple!
Upper Deck announces exciting incentive for the first five collectors to put together the massive 'Yankee Stadium Legacy' card set.
9/12/2008 2008 Timelines MLB-EXCITING NEW INFO from UD
Please note that Timeline Cut Signatures will now fall at a ratio of approximately ONE PER CASE!
9/5/2008 A Name for Donruss EEE Redemption #130
Elite Extra Edition autograph redemption #130 now has a name: Joba Chamberlain.
9/5/2008 Donruss has signed Gordon Beckham
Donruss has signed Gordon Beckham to an autograph deal and the former Georgia Bulldog shortstop and College World Series standout will appear on packaging for 2008 Donruss Elite Extra Edition.
9/5/2008 TOPPS REVEALS RED HOT ROOKIE REDEMPTION #’s 13 & 14
Topps announces the player redeemable for the 2008 Topps Baseball Series 2 RED HOT ROOKIE Redemption # 13 is Chris Dickerson, Outfielder, Reds and # 14 is Pablo Sandoval, Catcher, Giants.
8/29/2008 Go For the Gold with 2008 Upper Deck Goudey Baseball
The “Sports Royalty” autograph insert cards feature some of the greatest U.S. athletes of all time!
8/29/2008 Shoeless Joe Jackson Added to Donruss Threads Baseball
Shoeless Joe Jackson, banned from baseball for his alleged role in fixing the 1919 World Series, returns to baseball in 2008 Donruss Threads which will include game-used bat cards of the legendary Black Sox figure.
8/22/2008 TOPPS REVEALS RED HOT ROOKIE REDEMPTION #’s 10 & 11
Topps announces the player redeemable for the 2008 Topps Baseball Series 2 RED HOT ROOKIE Redemption # 10 is Gio Gonzalez, Pitcher, A’s and # 11 is Clayton Kershaw, Pitcher, Dodgers.
8/22/2008 TOPPS REVEALS RED HOT ROOKIE REDEMPTION # 12
Topps announces the player redeemable for the 2008 Topps Baseball Series 2 RED HOT ROOKIE Redemption # 12 is Daniel Murphy, Outfielder, Mets.
8/8/2008 TOPPS UNVEILS FINEST BASEBALL ROOKIE REDEMPTION # 5
Topps announces the player redeemable for the 2008 Topps Finest Baseball Rookie Card Redemption # 5 is Chris Davis, First Base, Texas Rangers.
8/8/2008 TOPPS SECURES EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO BABE RUTH
Multi-Year Deal Gives Topps Exclusive Rights to Produce Trading Cards of “The Bambino”
8/8/2008 Upper Deck Goudey releases list of short prints
UD has updated the list of “short-print” cards found in Upper Deck’s 2008 Goudey Baseball release. The majority of the less-than-50 “Sport Royalty” cards stay the same, but there are some changes to the less-than-100 variations.
8/3/2008 Arkansas Man Buys Baseball Card for $1.62 Million
CHICAGO — An Arkansas man bought a 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card for $1.62 million at a memorabilia auction in Chicago, a sports auction company said Saturday.
8/1/2008 TOPPS UNVEILS FINEST BASEBALL ROOKIE REDEMPTION # 4
Topps announces the player redeemable for the 2008 Topps Finest Baseball Rookie Card Redemption # 4 is Jeff Samardardzija, Pitcher, Chicago Cubs.
8/1/2008 Topps is pleased to announce that 2008 Topps Sterling Baseball ...
Topps is pleased to announce that 2008 Topps Sterling Baseball will now include Babe Ruth among the other 37 Baseball Greats.
8/1/2008 2008 Upper Deck SP Authentic MLB has been UPGRADED!!!
Upper Deck has been able to institute many upgrades to the 2008 edition of SP Authentic MLB in an effort to beef up this release.
8/1/2008 Topps Confirms Allen and Ginter SPs UPDATED
Topps confirms that there are several short printed autographed cards, relic cards and base cards in the recently-released 2008 Topps Allen & Ginter. In addition there are Red Ink autograph variations limited to just 10 copies each.
8/1/2008 Porcello and Rose Headline Donruss' Newest Release
Donruss has announced that Donruss Threads will make its trading card debut this October with two headlining signers not available anywhere else this year: Pete Rose and Rick Porcello.
7/28/2008 UD Announces Fifth SPx Baseball Mystery Redemption
At just 22 years of age, Collin Balester is making a name for himself with the Washington Nationals, proving his value as a big part of the future of the franchise.
7/10/2008 UD's Presidential Cut Sigs Begin Shipping
Just ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, a time when Americans are feeling their most patriotic, Upper Deck is shipping its Signs of History Presidential autograph cut signature exchange cards. These rare exchange cards can be found in varying amounts in 2008 Upper Deck baseball products.
7/10/2008 2008 Topps Baseball Updates & Highlights
2008 Topps Baseball Updates & Highlights completes the Topps 2008 Baseball collection. With all the roster updates, All-Star Game and season highlights 2008 Topps Baseball Updates & Highlights is THE season wrap-up for the 2008 Baseball season!
7/10/2008 And Card #130 Is ...
After months of speculation, collectors holding the much publicized 2007 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Redemption card #130 will have to wait a few weeks longer.
7/3/2008 Topps Announces New Online Redemption Card Program
In an effort to improve the ease in which consumers can exchange redemption cards, Topps announced that 2008 Topps Baseball Series 2 will mark the launch of Topps Online Redemption Program.
7/3/2008 Upper Deck Shares Unannounced Fukudome Japanese Rookie Card
Company created Japanese version to cater to Fukudome’s huge homeland following.
7/3/2008 Upper Deck Dual-Historical-Cut Cards Ship This Week
The mystery is revealed as the sought-after cards make their way into the market!
7/3/2008 Upper Deck is proud to announce additions to the 2008 Ballpark Collection
Upper Deck is proud to announce two really exciting new additions to the 2008 Ballpark Collection MLB product!
7/3/2008 TRISTAR MiLB NEWS YOU CAN USE
Hanson’s No-Hitter Highlights an Incredible Week in the Minors!
7/3/2008 Signing On: Donruss Inks Rick Porcello
Rick Porcello, the minor league's top pitching prospect and the first-round pick of the Detroit Tigers in 2007, has signed a deal with the Donruss Trading Card Company to offer his first-ever autographed trading cards.
6/27/2008 Fukudome Revealed as Finest Rookie Redemption #3
Topps on Friday announced that Cubs standout rookie Kosuke Fukudome is the player redeemable for the 2008 Topps Finest Baseball Rookie Card Redemption #3.
6/27/2008 Jackie Chan in Donruss Americana II
ARLINGTON, TX - Stuntman and superstar Jackie Chan will be one of the few international celebrities to be featured in Donruss Americana II. Chan's influence on American pop culture as one of the most well known martial artists in the world makes him a perfect fit in Americana II.
6/27/2008 Beasley, Mayo, Oden and More to Highlight Topps Camps
Topps is teaming up with former NBA #1 draft pick Greg Oden and 2007 American League Rookie of the Year Dustin Pedroia for a pair of basketball and baseball camps to be held August 16-17 (Greg Oden) and August 30 (Dustin Pedroia). The events, held in Beaverton, Oregon and Wellesley, Massachusetts, will instruct youngsters ages 8-18 on the fundamentals of their sport and will also feature insight and instruction from each athlete. The two events will kick off the Topps Camp year which will also feature a clinic with Mets Superstar David Wright.
6/27/2008 TRISTAR MiLB NEWS YOU CAN USE
Pitchers and Hitters Alike:
A Week of Dominating Performance
6/16/2008 UD Sweeps the Barber Shop for Latest Insert
For the last 20 years, collectors have been saying that they've seen it all.
They may have seen a lot, but Upper Deck's about to throw something new their way.
The just-released 2008 SP Legendary Cuts baseball release features an industry first: Hair Cuts Signature cards. These unique 1/1 inserts combine an extremely rare cut signature from a deceased personality along with a strand of their actual hair.
6/16/2008 The Second SPx Baseball Mystery Redemption Is...
Clayton Kershaw, arguably the best pitching prospect in the minors, recently reached the big leagues with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He also reached an autograph agreement with Upper Deck, giving the card maker the chance to name the young lefthander as the player to be card #151 in the 2008 SPx set. Collectors holding Mystery Redemption card #RR6 can now claim the signed Kershaw card.
6/13/2008 TOPPS JOINS 21ST CENTURY REDEMPTION CYCLE, TAKES IT ON-LINE
It took Topps a long time to get on board with the on-line redemption program but it's finally happened. Upper Deck got it's on-line program for redemptions together over a year ago. In this day and age most dealers, and collectors, will tell you there is no reason for a mail order redemption program. Topps made the move.
6/13/2008 UPPER DECK MESSES WITH HILLARY AND OBAMA & VARITEK?
The storied spin masters at Upper Deck took one on the chin from US News & World Report. The company sent all of us a news release stating the new caricature card in UD Baseball Series 2 shows Hillary Clinton (as a catcher) hoisting Barack Obama (the pitcher) high into the air just as "Boston Red Sox pitcher Jason Varitek hoisted pitcher Jonathan Papelbon after winning the 2007 World Series."
6/13/2008 UPPER DECK GIVING HAIR CUTS. GERONIMO?
Believe it or not Upper Deck is offering a card carrying the signature and a strand of hair from native American warrior, Geronimo. The company will insert the card into packs of Legendary Cuts which releases very soon.
6/13/2008 Baseball legends now available in 2008 Topps Triple Threads Baseball
6/13/2008 UPPER DECK SHIPS DUAL CUTS
There are 23 versions total of the dual cuts sent out this past week by Upper Deck. These were the mystery cuts which when the collector redeemed them they were eventually going to be given a choice of which cuts they want. This was Dependant on first come first serve. The redemptions came from Ultimate, UD Black and Exquisite Rookie Signatures Baseball.
6/13/2008 UD Previews 2008 Goudey Sport Royalty Autos
Upper Deck created a monster last season with the debut of the Sport Royalty Autographs set within 2007 Goudey.
6/13/2008 Topps to Offer Special New York Cards at Fanfest
This year, be sure to look for Topps at the MLB All-Star FanFest, in New York, July 11–15.
6/13/2008 UPDATE: TOPPS SUES UPPER DECK FOR RIGHTS VIOLATIONS RE; DEAD PLAYERS
(June 11, 2008) A federal court in Indiana has issued a Temporary Restraining Order halting the sale of 2008 SP Legendary Cuts by Upper Deck, it's distributors and agents immediately. Judge Richard Young issued the order June 10 and it lasts though JUne 20 or until it can be shown otherwise in a hearing. Topps and CMG, the company which owns the rights to a number of deceased players which Topps has licensed and which Upper Deck had previously licensed, is enjoined in the suit with Topps.
6/13/2008 BREAKING NEWS: TOPPS SUES UPPER DECK FOR RIGHTS VIOLATIONS RE; DEAD PLAYERS
In what has become a hobby nightmare and will be for some weeks to come, some distributors had already begun shipping UD SP Legendary Cuts to their customers who are at least a two day ship from their facility. There are so many hobby stores who don't have the ability to walk into their wholesalers and who depend on product being on hand on release day (Thursday for UD SP LC) the distirbutors ship it to arrive on that release day.
6/5/2008 2008 Topps Series 2 Baseball Surprises
Arnold For President? Topps Thinks So.
Just because there still are more than five months remaining in the 2008 presidential campaign doesn't mean it's too early to think ahead to 2012.
At least, Topps doesn't think so.
6/5/2008 News about Upper Deck 2 MLB has something for all collectors!!
The biggest focus for Upper Deck was to develop content that would appeal to all levels of collectors and sports fans. Set collectors will be excited to see a large offering of 400 total cards, complete with new rookies and updated images of players who changed teams.
6/5/2008 2008 UD SPX MLB redemption # 1- Jay Bruce
2008 UD SPX MLB redemption # 1- Jay Bruce
Jay Bruce, the standout rookie sensation is the first player unveiled by Upper Deck for the SPX Baseball mystery rookie redemption card (card #146 or RR1). Each SPX Baseball mystery rookie redemption card will be autographed.
6/5/2008 TRISTAR MiLB NEWS YOU CAN USE
The HOT get HOTTER this week in MiLB!
6/5/2008 TOPPS ANNOUNCES FIRST RED HOT ROOKIE REDEMPTION: AUTOGRAPHED JAY BRUCE ROOKIE CARD
Topps announces the player redeemable for the 2008 Topps Baseball Series 2 RED HOT ROOKIE Redemption # 1 is Jay Bruce, Outfielder, Cincinnati Reds. (image attached). Bruce’s card will be autographed on-card!
5/28/2008 What did people collect before baseball cards?
North Las Vegas, NV (May 27, 2008) - What did people collect before baseball cards? Well, some truly passionate collectors would sometimes write to their heroes asking for a lock of hair. After all, what could be more personal than that? Frequently locks of hair were garnered from famous U.S. Presidents, war heroes and other personalities throughout history and passed on through their families.
5/27/2008 Topps News about Triple Threads Baseball
This year’s installment of Triple Threads Baseball (releasing late July) will feature an array of all-new AUTOGRAPH and RELIC cards. Collectors loved 2006 and 2007, but 2008 will be the best yet.
5/27/2008 Upper Deck news about USA Baseball Box Set
Exciting New Content Added to Upper Deck USA Baseball Box Set.
5/27/2008 News from Topps On Allen & Ginter
BE THE FIRST TO CRACK THE GINTER CODE AND YOU WILL APPEAR IN NEXT YEAR’S SET.
Topps is offering up the collector’s ultimate prize…The first one to “Crack the Ginter Code” will appear in the 2009 Allen & Ginter Baseball base set.
5/27/2008 Topps Series 2 Baseball News
The Race Is On…Topps Baseball Series 2 Presidential Campaign Cut Signatures.
Collectors can unwrap over two centuries of US Presidential History in 2008 Topps Baseball Series 2 (Street Date May 29th ) as Topps introduces Historical Campaign Match-Ups Cut Signature cards.
5/27/2008 2008 Allen & Ginter…THE BEST ONE YET
Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball returns in 2008 even bigger and better. From DNA cards to Cut Signatures, Rip Cards and Ancient Icons, this back-to-back Beckett Product of the Year is set to deliver the quirkiness, fun and collectability that collectors have come to love since its inception.
5/22/2008 Topps Releases New Triple Threads Info
2008 Topps Triple Threads Baseball isn't due out until late July, but Topps recently released some information on one of the most anticipated products of the year.
5/22/2008 Collector to Appear on Allen and Ginter Card
Topps is offering collectors the ultimate prize.
By being the first person to "Crack the Ginter Code," one lucky collector will appear on a card in the 2009 Allen & Ginter base set.
5/12/2008 POOR ECONOMY DOESN'T SCARE OFF COLLECTIBLES INVESTORS AT HERITAGE
The latest Heritage Auction to close set a company record $3.68 million. The vintage collectibles sales were led by a low grade T206 Honus Wagner card. The holy grail of the industry brought $227,000.
5/12/2008 TOPPS OFFERS MOST UNIQUE INSERT YET PERHAPS
We've seen see-through cards, we've seen presidential cards but we've never seen the likes of a new Topps offering. How about the actual lenses from a pair of presidential glasses on a card which folds out. The idea is to look through the same glasses as President Woodrow Wilson looked through.
5/2/2008 MAXimum Value: Scherzer Scorching After Debut
Even before his first big-league pitch Tuesday night, Arizona's Max Scherzer was heating up in the hobby -- as evidenced by his best autograph, 2007 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Turn of the Century (#'d to 250), closing in online auctions for about $70 apiece.
4/28/2008 SHOELESS JOE'S BAT UP FOR BID AGAIN
SOLD! For $301,000!
There are only two known to exist and one sold a few years ago. The other went up for bid this week by Sotheby's and SCP Auctions. This is of course the Black Betsy Bat used by the famous and banned slugger during his days playing ball in the early part of the last century.
4/28/2008 UPPER DECK ACQUIRES NUMBER OF FILM USED ITEMS FOR PIECE OF HISTORY
Upper Deck is going all out for the movie-worn memorabilia acquiring items worn in films by Jack Nicholson (left from "A Few Good Men.") and from Brad Pitt in "Spy Game." The product is MLB Piece of History and it includes a wide number of items worn by celebrities.
4/21/2008 TOPPS DOES DEAL FOR ALL TIME GREATS
Formerly these types of players signed only through Upper Deck but Topps now has the likes of Rogers Hornsby, Lou Gehrig, Christy Mathewson, Cy Young and Mel Ott. The deal with CMG Worldwide brings into the Topps family some of the biggest names in the history of the sport and gives the grand daddy of all card companies a nice advantage in remaking vintage cards.
4/21/2008 UPPER DECK INKS EXCLUSIVE DEALS WITH THREE YOUNGSTERS
Matt Kemp, Grady Sizemore and Andrew Bynum of the Lakers are now the exclusive property of Upper Deck Authenticated. The three rising stars signed deals for their memorabilia and autographs which will keep them in the UDA house for some time.
4/21/2008 REPORT FROM PHOENIX
Rumors abound and some changes as always but the hustle bustle and the buzz of the annual conference put on by Krause just wasn't the same this year in Phoenix. Held the first time and with a record number of attendees the hobby showcase was abuzz with rumors. UDA CEO Richard McWilliam was even seen available and talking.
4/17/2008 Topps signs exclusive card licensing deal with CMG
Topps used its annual retailer reception at the Hawaii Trade Conference/Phoenix Edition to announce it has signed an agreement with CMG Worldwide providing Topps the exclusive rights to produce trading cards of 16 baseball legends.
3/31/2008 TOPPS MISTAKES LEAVE COLLECTORS BEWILDERED
Two mistakes by Topps are leaving a strange taste in the mouth of collectors who wonder how such major errors could take place. Topps, Upper Deck and Donruss make their share of mistakes as millions of trading cards are produced each. Errors, planned or not, are bound to take place. The two mistakes from Topps are not of the planned variety.
3/25/2008 TOPPS FINALLY GETS BASE BOXES INTO THE GAME WITH 1-PER-BOX HITS
Topps base brand Jumbo Packs (formerly called Collector Packs) have always done well, so well in fact they've hurt hobby store sales of base packs. Those 36 pack boxes are much harder to sell than Jumbo boxes as the Jumbo's not only give you more cards they yielded two hits per box. Topps finally saw the light.
3/19/2008 Upper Deck Pulls Out All the Stops for '08 Baseball Cards
The Upper Deck Company is launching a compelling lineup of baseball trading card sets this year with a pair of highly sought-after insert collections appearing throughout multiple releases.
3/7/2008 UPPER DECK BASEBALL SELLING SURPRISINGLY WELL
Dealers report stronger than expected sales of Upper Deck Series One Baseball for 2008. Maybe it's the chase for the Recalled Hillary Clinton "Morganna the Kissing Bandit" card or maybe the packaging structure. However, dealers report the increase in sales and repeat sales is a pleasant surprise for a lower end product.
3/7/2008 UD and USA Baseball Ink Multi-Year Agreement
Upper Deck and USA Baseball have entered into an exclusive multi-year trading card licensing agreement. The agreement will allow Upper Deck to feature members of both the USA Baseball National Team and USA Baseball Junior National Team on insert cards in a number of upcoming baseball product releases.
2/28/2008 HIGHLAND MINT OFFERS TY COBB AUTOGRAPH
It is highly unusual for The Highland Mint to offer anything other than signatures of current or recently retired players. While the company at one time did offer signed photos on their traditional plaque with a coin of players from the 1950s, never before has THM offers a prize such as a slabbed Ty Cobb autograph.
2/11/2008 UPPER DECK SAYS HILLARY CARD IN BAD TASTE
First there was Billy Ripken, then Alex Gordon, how about the left handed Joba, or even that old C-3-P-O Card from Star Wars? Well, now it's Hillary Clinton and Upper Deck says this card really wasn't supposed to get released to the public. Honest.
2/11/2008 Upper Deck Gets Political
You know we're in the midst of one of the most stirring national primary seasons in American history when it starts sending ripples throughout even the baseball card industry.
2/8/2008 What! Giuliani Celebrates with Red Sox?
Collectors, Topps is at it again. In an effort to drum up publicity for the company's new 2008 baseball card set, a card showing former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani celebrating the Red Sox World Series victory has been short printed within the base set.
2/8/2008 Wholesale order window opens this week for NBCD
Hobby retailers and authorized Topps and Upper Deck distributors interested in purchasing card packs created specially for this year's National Baseball Card Day event will be able to begin placing orders Wednesday. Orders for the 100-pack boxes of cards must be placed by Feb. 22.
1/21/2008 Upper Deck Releases Record-Setting Card Collection: The Yankee Stadium Legacy Set!
More than 6,500 unique cards will be inserted across multiple Upper Deck 2008 baseball card launches, paying respect to the 'House That Ruth Built'.
1/14/2008 EXQUISITE BASEBALL OFFERS MOST UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY PROMOTION
Upper Deck brought back Exquisite Baseball this year after a one year hiatus as a mainstream product. However, the product was tempered as a rookie product with some mainstream attributes.
1/11/2008 Upper Deck's 2007 Exquisite Rookie Signature Baseball to Include Two Special Programs
The Exquisite experience doesn't end after the packs are opened; it's only the beginning.
12/28/2007 2007 TRISTAR Prospects Plus Farm Hands SP's
TRISTAR has announced that the following autographed cards in the just-released 2007 TRISTAR Prospects Plus Farm Hands subset have been short printed or super short printed.
12/13/2007 TOPPS VAULT OFFERS 2007 BOWMAN 1 OF 1 CARDS ON EBAY
The Topps Vault is one of the richest treasure chests in the hobby. The Vault, which sells Topps goods on eBay is now offering more current items.
12/13/2007 MITCHELL REPORT WILL HAVE AN AFFECT ON THE HOBBY
With the Major League Baseball George Mitchell Report due out today (Monday) dealers are holding their collective breaths.
12/12/2007 Anonymous UD Source: ‘Asterisk Card' Legit, Scarce
Some of the mystery surrounding the much ballyhooed 2007 Sweet Spot "asterisk card" was lifted on Tuesday when a source at Upper Deck confirmed the legitimacy of the controversial release.
12/7/2007 TOPPS WON'T RESPOND TO UPPER DECK PARODY CARD OF NEW OWNER
In what many in the hobby are calling "extremely poor taste" Upper Deck has released a parody of new Topps owner Michael Eisner in Sweet Spot Signature Baseball.
12/6/2007 Topps Reveals Topps 52 SPs and Variations
2007 Topps 52, which arrived in shops earlier this week, contains several short prints, color backs and photo variations.
12/6/2007 Bazooka Joke: UD Pokes Fun at Topps' Eisner
Proof that Upper Deck has a sense of humor (or, perhaps, hard feelings) about its failed effort to acquire Topps earlier this year has been randomly seeded into packs of 2007 UD Sweet Spot Baseball that released this week.
A-Rod to the Angels? How about A-Rod to the Dodgers?
11/27/2007 Topps Announces All-Rookie Team
Topps announced its 49th annual Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team today.
11/26/2007 UPPER DECK EX-ROD CARDS
No official word from Upper Deck at this writing but it seems the company issued an error card.
The card has sold for as high as $51 but seems to be settling in for much less. The first seller of the card listed it for a "Buy It Now" of $299 and evidently collectors begged off that one.
11/23/2007 Elite Extra Edition's Dirty Laundry
Game-used jerseys of several top picks from the 2007 MLB First Year Player Draft have been purchased by Donruss to be used for game-used memorabilia cards in 2007 Elite Extra Edition.
11/5/2007 JOBA REVERSE NEGATIVE?
Here we go again! Topps Update and Highlights seems to have a hot card Topps released without letting anyone know in advance?
11/5/2007 TOPPS UPDATE RARE CARDS
Two additional cards are selling well as Short Prints from Topps Update & Highlights. The Poley Walnuts card, featuring a squirrel who hangs around Yankee Stadium, is becoming a hot favorite.
11/1/2007 Rare Checklist Variants Discovered in Topps Update
Beckett Baseball Price Guide Editor, Brian Fleischer is reporting that New York dealer Ted Straka, of TNT Sportscards, has discovered two previously unannounced cards in the recently released 2007 Topps Update product.
10/26/2007 2007 Topps Sterling Baseball Expands Lineup
After making a remarkable 2006 debut, 2007 Topps Sterling returns with an expanded lineup in 2007.
10/18/2007 National Baseball Card will return in 2008
Major League Baseball Properties, the MLB Players Association, Topps and Upper Deck have agreed to bring back the National Baseball Card Day promotion next year.
10/18/2007 EISNER CALL FOR TOPPS; MULTI-MEDIA
Michael Eisner isn't saying much yet but he has confirmed one thing; Topps will be a multi-media company.
10/16/2007 2007 TOPPS STERLING BASEBALL IS BIGGER AND BETTER
After a stellar debut in 2006, TOPPS STERLING BASEBALL returns with an even BIGGER and BETTER lineup in 2007.
9/16/2007 Prospects with 30/30 Potential
The best investments in the prospect industry are those athletes who possess both power and speed
9/9/2007 History Comes Alive in 2007 SP Legendary Cuts Baseball
New Insert Sets Feature Cut Autographs from Baseball Hall of Famers and Historical Personalities
9/6/2007 The Future is Now in New Upper Deck Baseball Release: UD Future Stars
Rookie collectors will stand up and take notice of Upper Deck’s Future Stars Baseball
9/3/2007 September Call-Ups making their mark!
A few September Call-Ups are quickly becoming household names for their respective teams
8/30/2007 George Washington Allen & Ginter
Collectors have become accustomed to collecting the traditional game-used bats, jerseys, pants, patches, gloves, shoes and cut signatures, but historical DNA?
8/22/2007 You can own Big Papi's Mercedes-Benz!
Check this out!
8/17/2007 Chamberlain Autograph is Finest Baseball's 10th Rookie Redemption
The 2007 Finest Redemption #10's value jumped 500% within minutes after the announcement...
8/13/2007 Joba Chamberlain Rookie Card IPO
Joba Chamberlain has his first Major League Rookie Card released today by eTopps!
8/7/2007 eTopps Presents
Ever dream of owning a 1952 DiMaggio? Or a 1967 Nolan Ryan Rookie Card?
8/7/2007 MLB Random Investment Notes
Random notes on a few market movers...
7/24/2007 Mid-Season MLB Top Prospect Rankings
Check to see our Mid-Season MLB Top (50) Prospect Rankings!! (Updated)
7/12/2007 UD to Add Cut Signatures of Celebrity Icons to 07 Sweet Spot Classic Baseball
Take a look at a few cards that can be pulled from this amazing product!
7/5/2007 2007 Upper Deck Artifacts Baseball Delivers Rare Apparel
Upper Deck Saves the Most Unique Game-Used Items for This Mid-Summer Classic
7/5/2007 Baseball Prospect Updates
Daily Stats & Mystery Prospect updated daily from June 30th-July 7th!
6/29/2007 Baseball Prospect Updates
Starting June 26th, Sports Card Nation will be posting the best prospect performers for the previous day.
6/22/2007 Matsuzaka's 1st Game-Used Jersey Card
Boston Rookie Hurler, Daisuke Matsuzaka is Helping to Drive the Surging Baseball Card Market
6/21/2007 1909-1911 T206 Near Complete Set Up for Sale!
A partial set of the extremely rare 1909 T206 is currently up for auction
6/19/2007 Futures Game Roster Selection to be Webcast
Players will be announced in exclusive live event online...
6/4/2007 Angels Top Prospect Runs for President?
See which Angels Top Prospect may be running for President...
6/1/2007 MLB Prospects on the verge of Stardom
Eleven Major League Baseball Prospects whom have all played stellar ball thus far in their brief minor league careers...
5/25/2007 Josh Vitters Named California Gatorade High School Player Of The Year
Third baseman Josh Vitters has been selected Gatorade's state baseball player of the year. Click to read more...
5/19/2007 Five MLB Players Performing Exceptionally Well
Here's a look at five MLB players who are performing exceptionally well thus far in 2007...
5/12/2007 Exclusive eBay Most Watched Data
This information can be incredibly useful to a collector, investor, or dealer, as it helps define trends, point out things you might have missed, and gives you an up to the minute "Hot-List" for the hobby. Click the link to see the Most Watched Sections!
5/12/2007 Weekly MLB Rookie/Prospect Report
Every week we will give an update of how several MLB Prospects are performing, and how their performance has affected their Rookie Card values.
5/2/2007 Baseball Season has begun...
The first month of the season has come and gone, but we've certainly had a number of surprises early on...