DRAFT PICKS AUTOGRAPH CHECKLIST LOADED WITH FIRST ROUNDERS
With 2010 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Baseball set to hobby shelves, collectors will be pleased to know that this year’s Chrome Prospect Autograph checklist is one of the brand’s strongest offerings to date. The checklist (below) features not only the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th overall picks of the 2010 MLB Draft, but is also highlighted by 23 of the top 32 picks. MichaelChoiceOakland (10th Overall) ZackCoxSt. Louis (25th Overall BryceBrentzBoston ChanceRuffinDetroit MikeOltTexas KellinDeglanTexas YasmaniGrandalCincinnati (12th Overall) KolbrinVitekBoston (20th Overall) JustinO’ConnerTampa Bay (31st Overall) GaryBrownSan Francisco (24th Overall) MikeFoltynewiczHouston (19th Overall) More >
Every year, Upper Deck releases what has come to be the staples sets for hockey collectors, their self-titles Series 1 and Series 2 product. As the NHL season nears its midway point, UD is getting ready to unleash Series 2 on the market on 15th February 2011. For avid rookie collectors, this is their chance to finish their Young Gun sets and for everyone who was drawn in by the nostalgia of the 20th Anniversay inserts in Series 1, there is more of the same coming. This time around, you can look for Young Guns 20th Anniversary parallels but also More >
Upper Deck may have Exquisite but Topps now has 5 Stars Football. A rather high-end release, 5 Stars will set you back around $425 for one box which will only contain one pack of 5 cards. What do you get for that impressive price tag? 4 on-card autographed cards and 1 jumbo relic card. Judging from the sell sheet, the product will ooze quality, you only need to take a look at the picture gallery below to see how good looking some of these cards are; patches with multiple breaks, laundry tags, team logos, you name it, it’s there. Furthermore, More >
Selling at around $80 to $90 for a box containing one pack of four cards, this product will not be for everybody financially speaking. However, from a pure aesthetic standpoint, there will be few collectors who will not be charmed by Topps’ latest effort. Hitting the stores on the 26th January, each pack will guarantee 2 base cards, 1 parallel card and 1 autograph relic, autograph or relic card. This one big hit per box is described by Topps as a “supreme” hit and looking at the product sell sheet, it is easy to see why. From autographs featuring 8 More >
Panini’s newly acquired licence from the NHLPA has meant many things, the most important two being the end of the Upper Deck monopoly and the reappearance of many “blasts from the past” releases. On the 6th January 2011, one of these release is set to hit the store. Hot on the heels of Score, Panini Crown Royale will come tickle the nostalgia of hockey collectors everywhere. Unlike Score however, this is not a low-end product. With a retail price of around $80-$90 dollars for a box of 4 packs (containing 5 cards each), one would hope to get quality out of More >
Next week, on the 15th December, Panini brings the basketball fans a budget friendly release; Rookies and Stars Longevity. Set to sell for between $40 and $50, this product is sure to please the budget of collector’s friends and family on the hunt fot the perfect Christmas present. Each box will include 10 packs of 8 cards each and the boxes should contain 2 autographs or memorabilia cards, 2 Ruby cards and 1 other hit. Few pictures have been released so far but it very well may be worth keeping an eye on this release!