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Upper Deck may have Exquisite but Topps now has 5 Stars Football. A rather high-end release, 5 Stars will set you back around $425 for one box which will only contain one pack of 5 cards. What do you get for that impressive price tag? 4 on-card autographed cards and 1 jumbo relic card. Judging from the sell sheet, the product will ooze quality, you only need to take a look at the picture gallery below to see how good looking some of these cards are; patches with multiple breaks, laundry tags, team logos, you name it, it’s there. Furthermore, More >
Selling at around $80 to $90 for a box containing one pack of four cards, this product will not be for everybody financially speaking. However, from a pure aesthetic standpoint, there will be few collectors who will not be charmed by Topps’ latest effort. Hitting the stores on the 26th January, each pack will guarantee 2 base cards, 1 parallel card and 1 autograph relic, autograph or relic card. This one big hit per box is described by Topps as a “supreme” hit and looking at the product sell sheet, it is easy to see why. From autographs featuring 8 More >
Panini’s newly acquired licence from the NHLPA has meant many things, the most important two being the end of the Upper Deck monopoly and the reappearance of many “blasts from the past” releases. On the 6th January 2011, one of these release is set to hit the store. Hot on the heels of Score, Panini Crown Royale will come tickle the nostalgia of hockey collectors everywhere. Unlike Score however, this is not a low-end product. With a retail price of around $80-$90 dollars for a box of 4 packs (containing 5 cards each), one would hope to get quality out of More >
By Sean McCafferty aka 30ranfordfan
On December 2nd I was lucky enough to be there live, and watch my beloved Edmonton Oilers walk into the Air Canada Centre – and absolutely pummel the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-0. While I was loving it, along with several hundred other Oiler fans, understandably the Leafs faithful were showering their team with boos. I even saw one fan toss his Leafs jersey from the upper deck, into the lower one.
The most popular chant that night from Leaf Nation? “FI-RE WIL-SON”. I didn’t come as any great surprise. Call in shows on local sports radio, The More >
Next week, on the 15th December, Panini brings the basketball fans a budget friendly release; Rookies and Stars Longevity. Set to sell for between $40 and $50, this product is sure to please the budget of collector’s friends and family on the hunt fot the perfect Christmas present. Each box will include 10 packs of 8 cards each and the boxes should contain 2 autographs or memorabilia cards, 2 Ruby cards and 1 other hit. Few pictures have been released so far but it very well may be worth keeping an eye on this release!
Panini will start 2011 by unleashing 2010 Panini Playoffs Contenders Football on the collecting masses. Set for release on the 5th January 2011, each box will include 24 packs of 5 cards which will set you back around $110 to $120 online. Get ready to chase something as good as gold, this product will indeed introduce the industry’s first ever 14-karat gold trading card. While anyone would be happy to pull the “Golden ticket” the product will also feature some guaranteed hits, each box should include 4 autographs and at least one will be on-card rather than a sticker auto. So, More >