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By Michael Barton aka MonticelloCards
Please allow me a few moments of your time, as there are a number of different subjects I would like to discuss that – as a 25+ year collector – have been weighing heavily on my mind as I look into the future of this great hobby that I love.As a player collector, specifically of Dustin Keller, I have been able to amass quite a nice little collection of his cards within a relatively short period of time. Recently, I was looking at my bounty so far, and I noticed a trend within all of the More >
By Lauren Fong aka Fyretiger
We’ve all been in this situation before; bored at home with an itch to bust open some packs. So we run over to the local card shop hoping to strike gold in the form of cardboard. We scan the packs available and pick a few here and there. We find an autographed card every few packs and the vast majority of the time, the reaction goes something like: “Who’s that??” Then we go home and try to find out who this guy is whose signature we now own. After which we check out the completed listings More >
Topps announces the player redeemable for the 2008 Topps Baseball Series 2 RED HOT ROOKIE Redemption # 1 is Jay Bruce, Outfielder, Cincinnati Reds. Bruce’s card will be autographed on-card!
Throughout the remainder of the 2008 Major League Baseball season, Topps will announce the subjects for the 20-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.
The cards will be printed on Topps Chrome Refractor technology and shipped to collectors first week of November.
Steiner Sports Marketing has been served with a lawsuit by the MLB Players Association that claims the New York-based company is selling unlicensed products of current MLB players and infringing on the MLBPA’s trademarks.
Among the allegations in the lawsuit are trademark infringement, trademark counterfeiting, unfair competition and breach of contract. At issue are some autographed photos produced and sold by Steiner Sports over the past year.
Steiner Sports had a license with the MLBPA that allowed it to produce and sell a line of signed and unsigned photos of active MLB players that featured the MLB Players Choice trademark. That license More >
Baseball Immortals Share the Stage with U.S. Presidents in 2008 UD Premier Baseball
Upper Deck’s latest high-end MLB release leads off the new season with an all-star lineup for collectors
Where can collectors find autographs of Major League Baseball’s greatest players alongside autographs of every U.S. President in history? Where do baseball legends like Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson and Lou Gehrig meet up with historical figures like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson? With Upper Deck’s 2008 UD Premier Baseball release, lucky collectors can find autograph cut cards of MLB’s heroes along with “Signs of History” exchange More >
Recent Signings and Promotions Have Baseball Releases Performing Strong for Upper Deck
Whether you are a Red Sox fan or Yankee fan, Upper Deck has good news for collectors this week. Last year’s rookie sensation Daisuke Matsuzaka recently completed a signing for Upper Deck and customers who were waiting on his cards should be receiving them soon. Several hundred of these cards shipped out last week so for the first time, “Dice-K” autograph cards are live in the market.
Former Team USA alum and first-round draft pick Ian Kennedy also recently returned his autographs to Upper Deck. Those collectors who were lucky More >