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 >
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 >
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 www.topps.com/redemption.
Stay tuned for RED HOT ROOKIE # 2!
Upper Deck reported today that the 2009 Goodwin Champions baseball set will include a Michael Jordan autograph.
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 >
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 >