Today, the industry lost a major player and a highly influential force when Upper Deck Co-Founder and CEO Richard McWilliam died suddenly. Here’s the story from Beckett for any interested in learning more.
My thoughts upon hearing the news were conflicted. Of course I feel for the families and co-workers affected, and I’ll touch on [...]
Recently, a memorabilia dealer was arrested for mail fraud charges associated with the sales altered sports jerseys. Apparently, this dealer was buying regular consumer-market jerseys and altering them to make them look “game-used.” He then, according to his own confession after arrest, sold those fake “game-used” jerseys to all three major card companies of the [...]
Considering the massive amount of new announcements Topps made on twitter today regarding Topps Archives, we figured now would be a good time to remind you that teams are still available in our case group break. The lowest tier is $20, which will get you the entire case worth of your team. It [...]
Last year (miraculously before 2011), I mustered up the wherewithal to post a 2011 Baseball Card Preview. It immediately became the most popular post we ever done posted (at that time and still today) and I was a little confused. Surely, there are several more comprehensive sites to learn about new baseball card products. But, [...]
I know what you’re thinking. This of all things brought me out of semi-retirement? Well, yes and no.
Andy has been holding down the fort for a while, and he may have to for a little while longer. I haven’t posted in a ridiculously long time for several reasons. I’ll get into that in another [...]
I’ve found that I don’t typically share the same opinions about the hobby as a lot of the bloggers and twitterers out there.
While several of you out there like to claim every quality control issue is a product of the Topps monopoly, I see it as a simple quality control issue. Was every production [...]
I was in Target tonight looking for some stuff. At the checkout aisle, I peeked over the counter hoping to see some NBA stickers, since I still need a boat-ton of those things, and instead I saw this.
If you stick it, they will come
Yeah, buddy! I was really excited about the NBA [...]
By now most of you have heard about Topps’ latest fan interactive effort. They are conducting a poll on their facebook page to determine the three next die-cut cards to be put up as prizes in the Diamond Giveaway promotion.
From the title, you may think that this is just going to be an extension [...]
And even waited some more. Tomorrow night, you will have to wait no longer.
The 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee starts at 8:30/7:30CST on ESPN.
It’s an event that must not be missed each year. And I’m inviting all of you to come watch it with me on twitter.
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Well, we’re almost halfway through the year now and that means it’s time for an update to my last preview post that made some hilariously off-base comments about how Gypsy Queen wouldn’t be a hit. Now, in my defense, Gypsy Queen is partially a hit because of the perceived short-printing of the whole run and [...]