You’ve seen them. They scour trading forums like a vulture searching for carrion. They’ve instituted a fascist dictatorship over your favorite athlete on eBay. Yep, you guessed it, they’re player collectors.
I’ve often wondered what makes player collecting so appealing. As a team collector, I often feel the need to even out my cards if I feel that I have too many of one player and not enough of another. But, as I sat down and thought about it, I came up with a few reasons why there are so many player collectors out there.
The most obvious reason is because they More >
2007-2008 Artifacts Hobby Box
Descrition: The 2007-2008 offering of UD Artifacts features a 100-card base set which includes both a legends and a stars subset. The design of the cards is sober yet efficient, with a picture of the player in action on a blue background including the Artifacts logo. The base set includes 100 cards and there are two further subsets; Legends from #101 to #120 and Stars from #121 to #140. The set also includes rookies from #141 to #200 and rookie redemptions from #201 to #242. Finally it is worth mentioning that Artifacts takes the notion of parallel to new heights, on More >
2006 NBCD Logo
After a one year hiatus, National Baseball Card Day is back on the hobby map with a new multi-brand card set scheduled for release tomorrow, March 29th.
The cards will be distributed nationwide for free to collectors at participating hobby shops, Toys “R” Us stores, and at mlb.com.
“For the second time, MLBP, MLBPA, Topps and Upper Deck will give hundreds of thousands of fans the chance to own an exclusive set of baseball cards and engage in one of the most time-honored traditions of the game,” said Colin Hagen, Vice President, Licensing, Major League Baseball Properties. “We’re also proud to have More >
The 2007-2008 edition of the goaltender dedicated product features a base set of 100 cards divided into four different subsets. Cards number 1 to 60 are dedicated to future stars, cards 61 to 74 to the stars of the game, cards 75 to 89 to the greats of the game and finally cards 90 to 100 to players who played in the “Rival League” the World Hockey Association. As in the previous years, the cards feature a simple yet enticing design and make for a goalie enthusiast delight. I personally love the way it has a “retro” feel to it, it’s not More >
Dual autos, triple autos, quad autos, quad game-used, and now we even see double-quad game-used.
It’s like a disease spreading, munching away at the hobby. It started quite harmless many years ago, but today it has reached monstrous proportions. Have you pulled one of those multiplayer cards lately out of a pack? I’m sure you have, and some makes sense. For a team collector it must be a thrill to hold a card in your hand with 8 of your team’s players. If you’re a fan of a specific playertype (guard, goaltender, scorers, whatever it may be) it might also be More >
Description The 2007-2008 Hockey edition of the popular SP Game Used brand features a rather sober base set which is in my view, not an improvement over last years’ outing. On all the base cards, there is a picture of the player in action which takes up most of the space, the background of the rest of the card is mainly white apart from a spot of colour on the right of the card which is of the dominant colour of the team of the player pictured and two coloured triangles as displayed below. This does make for a somewhat classy look but it More >