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Guest article by Gatorboymike (Michael E. Schutz)
For Christmas 2007, I received a box of 2006-07 Upper Deck Chronology Basketball. It was the first top-of-the-line box I’d opened since a 1993 Topps Finest. By most standards, the box was a bust; the cards I pulled weren’t nearly valuable enough to make up for the $300 the box cost if sold. But there was one thing of great personal significance: a redemption card for an Avery Johnson (a player I collect) gold autograph, print run of 10.
I expected it to arrive within 12 weeks, as indicated on the back of the card. More >
Break and review by Hagansp
Each sealed box contains 6 packs of 5 cards. This is a 195 card set including 50 Rookie cards, 50 Veteran Memorabilia cards, 40 Autograph Rookie cards, 30 Rookie Memorabilia cards, and 20 Autograph Rookie Memorabilia cards.
Each box contains twelve Memorabilia cards and eight Autograph cards. Parallel sets: Refractor (#’d to 199), Black (#’d to 50), Gold (#’d to 25; also numbered: Autograph Rookie, Veteran Memorabilia, Rookie Memorabilia, and Dual Autograph to 400 inserted one in per 24 packs on average),Red (each is a 1-of-1), and Framed Printing Plates (each is a 1-of-1).
EVERY 5-CARDS PACK CONTAINS More >
By Karine Hains, Editor-in-Chief
As avid card collectors, we spend considerable amounts of money on buying the various products on offer. Depending on which sport takes your fancy, you have different choices of brands and different companies producing the cards. If you are a hockey fan, since the end of the lock-out in 2005-2006, your only choice for licensed product is Upper Deck. What are the implications of such a monopoly in the hockey market? Is Upper Deck charging hockey fans more for their cards as they are not in direct competition with anyone else? No not really, prices seem to More >
Guest article by nadeau01_johnson48 (Jeremy Sebastian)
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always bought Upper Deck and Topps products. My dad raised me on them. I remember helping him build the 1989 Upper Deck baseball set, with the Ken Griffey Jr. rookie. That was back when cards were simple. Now, not so much, thanks to Game Used and Autographs. (Not that I’m complaining.)
Anyways, this is about what it’s like to open a pack, and see that “worst-case scenario”, the hit that is actually a piece of cardboard saying “Congratulations” on it, yes, I’m talking about redemptions.
For a long time, More >
By Karine Hains, Editor-in-Chief
For the month of August, Sports Card Forum is proud to announce that our Trader of the Month (TOTM) award goes to jpc879 and our Member of the Month award (MOTM) has been given to 11eleven11. These special mentions are awarded each month to highlight the member who made the most trades (TOTM) and to turn on the spotlight on a member who made an outstanding contribution to the SCF community.
With 97 trades in the month, jpc879, Joey Caristo, earned himself the TOTM title.
To reach this impressive amount of trade, he spent an estimated 150 hours on trade More >
Guest article by gosens151911
A main concern of mine about the card industry is how they prey on card collectors from young to old with retail packs. These are the packs you end up buying at your local Wal-Mart, Target, dollar store etc. They may come in blister packs (usually 2-3 packs packaged together), or individually, sold from an opened retail box. These packs are somewhat cheaper than their hobby counterparts. However, one should know that the odds of pulling anything good from them are very low or nonexistent, when compared to the hobby version. This is why you will usually More >