Worth the Gamble?

By John Jimenez aka gmoney168

Ever wondered why it seems that prospects are becoming more valuable than veterans in card sales, despite the fact that they haven’t proven anything yet? I too wonder about this everyday, but each day it becomes clearer that prospects may soon be the future of baseball cards.

A while ago, Razor Letterman came out, looking to crush Bowman in prospect/rookie sales. Beside the controversy surrounding them and Upper Deck, sales have been pretty successful. But why spend $50 on a prospect auto, someone who has proven nothing in the Majors, instead of getting an auto for $50 More >

2009 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.

The list is as follows:

Series 2 variations

 340     Wade Boggs               Boston Red Sox 350     Ryne Sandberg           Chicago Cubs 353     Cal Ripken Jr.             Baltimore Orioles 355     Jim Palmer                   Baltimore Orioles 400     Frank Robinson           Baltimore Orioles 415     Bob Gibson                 St. Louis Cardinals 475     Mike Schmidt             Philadelphia Phillies 476     Juan Marichal             San Francisco Giants 490     Nolan Ryan                 Texas Rangers 495     Brooks Robinson        Baltimore Orioles 515     Reggie Jackson           New York Yankees 520     Tony Gwynn               San Diego Padres 595     Robin Yount   More >

2009 Topps Baseball Series 2 RED HOT ROOKIE Redemption # 1

Topps announces the player redeemable for the 2009 Topps Baseball Series 2 RED HOT ROOKIE Redemption # 1 is Fernando Martinez, Outfield, New York Mets.

Throughout the remainder of the 2009 Major League Baseball season, Topps will announce the subjects for the 10-card RED HOT ROOKIE program. Each Topps Series 2 Hobby Box includes (1) RED HOT ROOKIE Redemption, which can be redeemed online at

Stay tuned for RED HOT ROOKIE # 2!

Goodwin Champions to Include Michael Jordan Autograph

Upper Deck reported today that the 2009 Goodwin Champions baseball set will include a Michael Jordan autograph.

2009 Topps Chrome Baseball Card Preview

2009 Topps Chrome Baseball, shipping late July, features Rookies and Prospects galore!

With the recent World Baseball Classic, the baseball community got to see some of the game’s up and coming talent from across the globe… Yu Darvish (Japan), Norichika Aoki (Japan), Hisashi Iwakuma (Japan), Masahiro Tanaka (Japan), Yoennis Cespedes (Cuba) and Aroldis Chapman (Cuba) just to name a few. Check out eBay to compare box prices!

These young stars are some of the 100 different WBC players in this year’s Topps Chrome offering.

And to boost this list of future stars, every hobby box guarantees 2 Autographed Rookie Cards featuring the likes More >

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2009 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Baseball Card Preview

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. Check out eBay for some great prices on boxes!

2009 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Baseball Box Break:

  • Two Memorabilia Series cards per box, on average!
  • One Hard-Signed Autograph Series card per box, on average!
  • Twenty Minis per box, on average!
  • Ten short-printed subset cards – including two Super SP’s – per box, on average!

2009 Upper Deck More >