Back in February, Topps Series 1 was causing quite a stir when Rudy Giuliani was found on a Red Sox card and a mystery Japanese high schooler was found on card FS1.
The Giuliani card was obviously a marketing ploy for the set, but the Uzuki card was initially thought of a mistake like the Alex Gordon card of 2006.
However, as time rolled along, some collectors began to realize that there was more to this phenom than originally thought.
The card said that Uzuki was invited to World Baseball Classic tryouts at 14, struck out 17 batters in a tryout game, but More >
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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 >
By: Andrew Harner, Editor-in-Chief
Around this time last year, the big buzz in the trading card world was the 2007 Topps Derek Jeter card with Mickey Mantle and George W. Bush super-imposed in the background.
Earlier in the week, another peculiar card was discovered in the 2008 Topps set. It was the Boston Red Sox team card. On this card, the team is celebrating its World Series win with former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Now how did this one happen?
Last year before the World Series, Giuliani, an avid New York Yankees fan, jokingly said that he would root for Boston because More >
Topps is at it again with a new Photoshop variation. This time featuring former New York City mayor and presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani.
Giuliani, a die-hard Yankees fan, joked about rooting for the Red Sox in the 2007 World Series because he is an American League fan. However, the statement was intended only in fun.
Topps took Giuilani’s fun and turned into a trading card as they put him in the celebration pile of Red Sox on 2008 Topps card #234.
While it is a bit cheesy considering what they did with the Derek Jeter card last year, it still is gaining Topps More >
Guest article by: Pheebs888
So as per usual, I bought a New Release Price Guide on Becket.com because I like to know the value of what I am trading for. I purchased the SPx 2007-2008 Hockey NRP, and I thought it was a little bit shocking to say the least. I know that rookie cards are normally quite valuable especially if they include memorablia and/or autographs, but I think this time it is a bit over the top…
I love the Habs so of course this year I am eager to get my hands on anything Carey Price, and while I think More >
Memory Lane, Inc. (Tustin, California) has announced the sale of a PSA 10 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle RC to a west coast collector for $600,000.
The $600,000 sale price makes it the second most expensive card in history. The most expensive card ever is the PSA 8 1909-1911 T206 Honus Wagner card which sold for over $2 million twice in 2007.
PSA has graded over 1,000 1951 Bowman Mantle’s but this is the only one that has ever been processed as Gem Mint. The card was graded during the 1990s and used to be owned by former Major League pitcher Tom Candiotti.
This card More >