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8/17/2011
* Baseball card tidbit - Results of a completed Ebay auction we found:
2001 Bowman Chrome Albert Pujols Rookie BGS 9.5 Auto 10 baseball card sold for $9,999.99 on August 24thth 2011.

8/17/2011
* Baseball card tidbit - Results of a completed Ebay auction we found:
1952 TOPPS MICKEY MANTLE ROOKIE GAI NM-MT 8 baseball card sold for $20,111.11 on August 8th 2011.

8/10/2011
A one-of-a kind Shoeless Joe Jackson baseball card was given away by Leaf at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.

* Baseball card tidbit - Results of a completed Ebay auction we found:
1963 Topps Baseball Pete Rose Rookie Card GAI 9.5 baseball card sold for $5,788.69 on August 8th 2011.

7/26/2011
* Baseball card tidbit - Results of a completed Ebay auction we found:
1934 Goudey Lou Gehrig GAI 8 mint #61 baseball card sold for $5,788.69 on July 17th 2011.

7/21/2011
* Baseball card tidbit - Results of a completed Ebay auction we found:
DEREK JETER UD SP PSA 10 Rookie baseball card sold for $15,000 on July 10th 2011.

7/12/2011
* Baseball card tidbit - Results of a completed Ebay auction we found:
1909-1911 American Caramel E90-1 Shoeless Joe Jackson sold for $26,000 on July 10th 2011.

6/30/2011
* Topps Announces Prime 9 Hobby Store Promotion. read more

* Baseball card tidbit - Results of a completed Ebay auction we found:
1935 Zeenut Autographed Joe DiMaggio Rookie sold for $20,000 on June 19th 2011.

5/31/2011
The Topps Baseball Card Company Featured on CNBC's "Made In America" read more

5/19/2011
* TOPPS, MAJESTIC LAND JOE DIMAGGIO LICENSING DEALS read more

* Baseball card tidbit - Results of a completed Ebay auction we found:
1915 M101-5 Sporting News #151 Babe Ruth Rookie baseball cardPSA 4  sold for $28,000 on May 16th 2011.

5/3/2011
Topps Attax Baseball Game is in stores now! learn more

5/2/2011
* Baseball card tidbit - Results of a completed Ebay auction we found:
1951 BOWMAN MICKEY MANTLE ROOKIE # 253 - 1 OF 1 BVG 8.5 baseball card sold for $75,000 on April 6th 2011.

4/19/2011
* Baseball card tidbit - Results of a completed Ebay auction we found: 1933-GOUDEY-BABE RUTH #53-psa 7 baseball card sold for $19,500.00 on April 6th 2011.

4/12/2011
* Bryce Harper 1/1 Cut Signature to be found in 2011 Topps Pro Debut.
* Bryce Harper's 1st minor league card from 2011 Topps Pro Debut, which is in stores 6/1.
* Upper Deck Unveils First-to-Market ‘Evolution’ Video Trading Cards! (read more)

4/10/2011
* Baseball card tidbit - Results of a completed Ebay auction we found: 2004 Upper Deck GEORGE WASHINGTON & BABE RUTH DUAL CUT AUTO 1/1 sold for $22,649.99 on April 10th 2011.

3/27/2011
Topps Baseball Card Special Coming to MLB Network March 29th

MLB Network to air hour-long special this Tuesday called “Cardboard Treasures”, a look back at the history of Topps. During the 2011 baseball card season, Topps will continue to celebrate their 60th year in the baseball card business with various promotions.

Topps and the MLB Network have teamed up for an upcoming special called "Cardboard Treasures". The theme of the show revolves around Topps' 60 years in the baseball card business. The hour-long retrospective will air this Tuesday night. Below are all the show details for your convenience.

Air Date: 3/29/11 @ 10:00 PM EST in most areas.
Show Length: 1 hour
Channel: MLB Network
For more information visit the official Topps Facebook page.

3/21/2011
* Baseball card tidbit - Results of a completed Ebay auction we found: 2001 2010 Bryce Harper BGS 9.5 Chrome Buyback Auto Rc /100 Baseball Card sold for $3,150.00 on March 19th.

3/15/2011
* Baseball card tidbit - Results of a completed Ebay auction we found: 2001 Bowman Chrome Albert Pujols Rookie BGS 9.5 Auto 10 Baseball Card sold for $11,999.99 on March 4th.

3/9/2011
From the Topps Web Site: Collectors voted and the countdown has concluded…the # 1 Topps Baseball Card from the past 60 years is the iconic 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle (# 311)

* Baseball card tidbit - Results of a completed Ebay auction we found: 1909 T206 Honus Wagner Sweet Caporal PSA Altered Auth Baseball Card sold for $357,500.00!!

2/24/2011
On the heels of announcing that Sandy Koufax would be signing autographs for 2011 Topps baseball card products, the company is pleased to announce that another legend will be joining its list of autograph signers…HANK AARON.
The first 2011 products to find Aaron’s autograph will be:

• 2011 Topps Heritage: Hank will be signing for the “Real One Autographs” program.

• 2011 Topps Tribute: With the addition of Aaron, this checklist keeps getting better and better. Look for Hank’s autographed Relics!

• 2011 Gypsy Queen: Aaron will be joining Sandy Koufax on the list of signers for these stunning on-card autographs.

As part of its 60th Anniversary launch, the legendary Hank Aaron and Frank “Big Hurt” Thomas will be Topps pitchmen this week.

The nationwide media tour will start tomorrow and will be highlighted by Aaron as a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Topps Baseball Series 1 will receive a huge boost with 60th Anniversary stories in print and on TV/Radio including USA Today, New York Post, New York Daily News, WFAN, WGN, FOX, ESPN and Sporting News.

This week of 60th Anniversary press comes on the heels of stories on the Today Show, FOX, NPR and a syndicated piece by the Associated Press.

2/23/2011
Baseball card tidbit - Results of a completed Ebay auction we found: 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Baseball Card PSA 4 VG-EX that sold for $9,800

2/21/2011
The Diamond Anniversary of Topps Baseball is off to a feverish start and collectors are uncovering rare Diamond Sparkle Variation cards in 2011 Topps Baseball Series 1.

Following is the list of 60 players who have a “sparkle” on a few of their cards. (read list here)

2/17/2011
* Baseball card tidbit - Results of a completed Ebay auction we found: 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle Rookie Baseball Card EX-MT PSA 6 sold for $3,856.35

* 2011 Topps baseball card update - There are two very short-printed Red Sox variation cards of players recently acquired by Boston: Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez. These cards sell for between $40-$150 each.

2/16/2011
* Baseball card tidbit - Results of a completed Ebay auction we found: 1952 BOWMAN #218 WILLIE MAYS baseball card PSA 8 sold for $4027.88

* The most sought-after modern day Rookie Baseball Card — the $4,000 2001 Bowman Chrome Albert Pujols — will be found in packs of 2011 Topps Tribute as a buyback, the company announced on Wednesday morning.

2/14/2011
2011 Topps Baseball cards hit the shelves today! Sounds like there are some unannounced "diamond" baseball cards to watch for - 1 per case of select players.

2/9/2011
* Baseball card tidbit - Results of a completed Ebay auction we found: 1953 Topps Baseball Cards Complete Set (in Binder) sold for $3,675.00

2/6/2011
* Baseball card tidbit - Results of a completed Ebay auction we found: Topps Legendary Lineups BABE RUTH LOU GEHRIG AUTO 1/1 baseball card - sold for $20,000!

2/3/2011
* Baseball card tidbit - Results of a completed Ebay auction we found: 1963 Topps Pete Rose ROOKIE baseball card #537 SGC 98 (10) GEM MINT $18,100.00!

2/2/11
Prince William, Kate Middleton will appear in baseball card set.

* Baseball card tidbit - Results of a completed Ebay auction we found:
1915 Cracker Jack JOE TINKER baseball card #3 Graded PSA 8 NM-MT - card sold for $6,351.00

* Baseball card tidbit - Results of a completed Ebay auction we found: BRYCE HARPER Baseball card - 2010 BOWMAN CHROME USA BUYBACK AUTO 69/100 - card sold for $900.00

1/5/11
* Beckett President unveils upcoming website changes.

* Topps Introduces All New Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball Cards.
With 4 guaranteed hits per box (2 autographs & 2 relics), a gorgeous design and Sandy Koufax on-card autographs…the all-new 2011 Gypsy Queen Baseball is sure to be a winner! The product, which hits shelves in late April, pays homage to the 1887 Original with a colorful twist and an array of autograph (image attached), insert and memorabilia cards…

12/30/2010
Upper Deck to Increase Level of Participation for 2011 Las Vegas Collectibles Industry Summit. Trading card giant to produce special autograph card set for hobby shop attendees and present an exclusive summit address.

12/22/2010
Hall of Famer Hank Aaron to Sign Autographs for Topps in 2011.
On the heels of announcing that Sandy Koufax would be signing autographs for 2011 Topps products, the company is pleased to announce that another legend will be joining its list of autograph signers…HANK AARON.
The first 2011 products to find Aaron’s autograph will be:

• 2011 Topps Heritage: Hank will be signing for the “Real One Autographs” program.

• 2011 Topps Tribute: With the addition of Aaron, this checklist keeps getting better and better. Look for Hank’s autographed Relics!

• 2011 Gypsy Queen: Aaron will be joining Sandy Koufax on the list of signers for these stunning on-card autographs.

12/20/2010
Panini offers collectors behind-the-scenes looks at sports card production.

12/15/2010
* Topps has announced that Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax will be signing for its 2011 product lineup.
The first Sandy Koufax autographs will be:

2011 TOPPS BASEBALL SERIES 1
Topps Baseball Series 1 is already the most anticipated release of 2011! The addition of Sandy Koufax to the special 60th Anniversary Autograph subject list will only increase the excitement surrounding the Topps Diamond Anniversary celebration!

2011 TOPPS HERITAGE BASEBALL
Koufax signs directly on each card for the renowned “Real One Autographs” insert!

2011 TOPPS TRIBUTE BASEBALL
An already enhanced retired-player checklist, with the addition of Koufax Autograph Relic cards, and an April release date, means Topps Tribute will be throwing off more heat than a fastball!

2011 TOPPS GYPSY QUEEN BASEBALL
This delightful update to a cherished original features Koufax with on-card autographs!

* Topps released the basic product information for its 2011 Gypsy Queen baseball card set on Wednesday, a retro-styled release modeled after the 1887 N174 set of the same name.

12/14/2010
2010 Bowman Draft Picks Autograph Checklist Loaded With 1st Rounders

11/29/2010
* The FBI agent leading the federal investigation of sports memorabilia attended the Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectibles Convention in Rosemont, Ill., this weekend, making several industry insiders more than a little nervous, sources told the Daily News.

* The Topps Company announces the 52nd annual Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team.

11/19/2010
* Cards. Lights. Camera. Action! More collectors should be sharing their cardboard with the electronic universe.

* Revisiting Reggie Jackson and his place in the hobby.

11/18/2010
The Game teases collectors with photos from its first baseball product.

11/17/2010
* Father and son scoop up Kirk Gibson auction items.

11/14/2010
* The ball Babe Ruth hit for his 702nd career home run fetched $264,500 during an auction Saturday at the Louisville Slugger Museum.

* The baseball bat Kirk Gibson used for his historic home run for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1988 World Series sold for $575,912.40 early Sunday in SCP Auctions' October/November auction.

11/11/2010
Upper Deck Unveils New Set of Collegiate Trading Cards. Company’s ‘College Colors’ set is available as a gift with purchase at hobby shops throughout the nation this holiday season

11/8/2010
Topps unveils Bowman Chrome wrapper redemption; admits USA Buyback error.

11/3/2010
Revisiting the baseball card market and its many changes

11/2/2010
Hobby stories: Topps CEO talks cards; Cash items hit auction block

10/31/2010
Topps wants your vote for best baseball card of all time.

10/27/2010
Holy card! Nuns Auctioning Rare Honus Wagner baseball card.

10/26/2010
Topps has made a significant addition to its recently-announced 2010 Topps Chrome Wrapper Redemption Program.(read more)

10/25/2010
On the heels of announcing that it signed an exclusive agreement with Bryce Harper, Topps reveals its initial plans for the # 1 Draft Pick. (read more)

10/20/2010
Topps signs Bryce Harper to exclusive autograph & memorabilia deal. (read more)

10/19/2010
This week, Topps is beginning its 2010 Chrome Baseball Bounty Card Contests. Here’s how it’s going to work: Every week (on www.toppsblog.com) Topps will designate particular ‘10 Chrome Baseball cards as “bounty prize cards”. If you are the owner of this card or group of cards, send them an email at chromeprize@topps.com. In the email, include a picture of yourself holding the card(s) so they can verify that you are actually in possession of the prize card(s). The first person to do so will be awarded the prize.

Contest #1
Prize Cards: Chase Utley Red Refractor #’d to 25 (Card #86) and Joey Votto Red Refractor #’d to 25 (Card #17) (images attached)
Prize: An authentic baseball bat signed by Andre Either, Ryan Zimmerman, David Wright, Robinson Cano, Russell Martin, BJ Upton, Justin Morneau, Hanley Ramirez, Justin Verlander, and Curtis Granderson.

 

10/7/2010
Topps set to celebrate 60th Anniversary - baseball cards with diamonds!

9/30/2010
Topps announces for every 24 wrappers (HOBBY ONLY) of 2010 Topps Chrome Baseball sent to the company, collectors will receive an exclusive 3-card pack of Topps Chrome Rookies & Legends variation cards. In addition, every tenth 3-card pack will feature special refractor versions. The deadline for the promotion is 2/28/11.

Wrappers should be sent to:
PO BOX 2230
Duryea, PA 18642
ATTN: Chrome Promotion

9/28/2010
Astros 1B Brett Wallace is final 2010 Topps Red Hot Rookie

9/24/2010
Upper Deck to Produce ‘World of Sports’ Set; Autographs Abound from Athletes and Coaches! The Upper Deck Company, the industry leader in sports trading cards, is in the midst of producing a 400-card set geared toward a broader sports fan base that encompasses a myriad of sports from basketball, baseball and swimming, to hockey, figure skating and mixed martial arts. Entitled “World of Sports,” the comprehensive collection will include 400 athletes and coaches from a host of different countries and be jam-packed with autographed cards and game-used memorabilia cards from many of the personalities. Look for these cards in early 2011.

9/21/2010
Coming Soon: 2010 Elite Extra Edition

With 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition ready to start shipping, Panini America has released the checklist for the product that integrates draft picks, top prospects and baseball legends into this highly anticipated product.

Highlights of the 200-card base set include:

* More than double the on-card autographs - this year more than 30 players signed their rookie cards on-card
* ALL Autographs - look for at least SIX autographs per box
* HOT BOXES - hot boxes will fall at a rate of FOUR per case, with each box contain at least 10 autographs
* Buybacks - look for buyback autographs of some of the most popular Elite Extra Edition autograph cards from the last 10 years!
* Also look for Collegiate Patches and the baseball sweet spot Private Signings!

9/20/2010
The Upper Deck Volunteer Alliance is Gaining Momentum! Fans of Upper Deck’s trading card and memorabilia products are working with the industry giant to help the hobby grow. read more

9/14/2010
Topps announces the player redeemable for the 2010 Topps Baseball Series 2 RED HOT ROOKIE Redemption # 8 is Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg and # 9 is Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Minor.

8/26/2010
Will the triple crown race heat up the baseball card hobby even more than Stephen Strasburg has?

8/24/2010
* ThePit.com re-design with SBNation launches tomorrow. It's a real-time stock market only with baseball cards and other sports cards. Should see a nice bump in activity now that it's partnered up with SBNation.

* Topps announces the players redeemable for 2010 Topps Finest Baseball Rookie Redemptions #9 and #10 are outfielders Domonic Brown (Phillies) and Ryan Kalish (Red Sox) respectively.

Throughout the 2010 Major League Baseball season, Topps has announced the subjects for the 10-card Rookie Redemption set. Each Master Box of Topps Finest includes one Rookie Redemption. In addition, collectors can also find redemptions for Blue Refractors (#’d to 199) and Gold Refractors (#’d to 50) versions.

8/12/2010
Topps announces the player redeemable for the 2010 Topps Baseball Series 2 RED HOT ROOKIE Redemption # 7 is Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Dominic Brown.

8/5/2010
In The Game enters baseball card market.

8/2/2010
FBI probe could have huge impact on the baseball card hobby.

8/1/2010
Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro is fifth Topps Red Hot Rookie baseball card..

7/16/2010
Topps announces the player redeemable for the 2010 Topps Baseball Series 2 RED HOT ROOKIE Redemption # 4 is Florida Marlin Mike Stanton.

7/14/2010
* Topps announces the player redeemable for the 2010 Topps Finest Baseball Rookie Redemption # 7 is Chicago Cubs Pitcher Andrew Cashner. And it's an autograph!

* Topps unveiled the third of its 2010 Red Hot Rookies on Wednesday morning and this one’s Detroit Tigers outfielder Brennan Boesch.

7/9/2010
Upper Deck Wants You to Join the Volunteer Alliance. Fans of Upper Deck’s trading card and memorabilia products are encouraged to enroll to earn special items from the trading card giant.

7/2/2010
Visitors to the 2010 National Sports Collectors Convention will have an opportunity to see an exhibit of rare Babe Ruth baseball cards and also have an opportunity to receive a free magazine and book from Professional Sports Authenticator (www.PSAcard.com). The show will be held in the Baltimore, Maryland Convention Center, August 4-8, 2010.

630/2010
* Topps announces the player redeemable for the 2010 Topps Finest Baseball Rookie Redemption # 6 is Washington Nationals Pitcher Stephen Strasburg.

* SuperFractor mania! Ubaldo Jimenez’s 2007 SuperFractor sells for $4,200

6/29/2010
Have you caught the Stephen Strasburg rookie card fever yet? His rookie cards are HOT! Chances are we'll be seeing some Bryce Harper rookie cards in the not to distant future as well!

6/24/2010
Upper Deck Announces Wrapper Redemption Plans for 31st Annual National Convention! Trading card leader reveals event-exclusive wrapper redemption card sets for Baltimore

6/17/2010
Topps announces the player redeemable for the 2010 Topps Baseball Series 2 RED HOT ROOKIE Redemption # 1 is Carlos Santana, Catcher, Cleveland Indians.

6/11/2010
Mounted Memories, the sports memorabilia manufacturing division of Dreams, Inc., announced that it has signed an exclusive deal with Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga, to commemorate his nearly perfect game on June 2, 2010.

6/10/2010
Reds pitcher Mike Leake is fourth Finest Rookie Redemption baseball card.

6/9/2010
Check out the Mickey Mantle baseball card that sold for
$11,668.99 on ebay today.

6/7/2010
Big Business Brings Baseball Cards to India.

6/4/2010
On June 4, during a press conference at a Philadelphia Modell’s sporting goods store, Phillies players Cole Hamels, Raul Ibanez, Jimmy Rollins, Shane Victorino and Jayson Werth unveiled the Players Choice Signature Series ™ jerseys, T-shirts and caps they designed exclusively for their fans, with each product expressing their unique personalities and attitudes.

6/1/2010
Upper Deck Lands Paul Meyer as Company’s New President. Seasoned operational executive to lead trading card company.

5/19/2010
Upper Deck Releases 2010 Soccer Set Featuring MLS Standouts David Beckham and Landon Donovan! Top players from Major League Soccer are included with special insert cards highlighting top women’s stars like Heather Mitts and Hope Solo!

5/17/2010
Upper Deck Signs Exclusive with Major League Lacrosse to Launch Limited-Edition Trading Card Set. Top players from all six teams in the league will be featured; L.I. Lizards Attackman Matt Danowski will serve as spokesman!

5/14/2010
Topps announces the player redeemable for the 2010 Topps Finest Baseball Rookie Redemption # 3 is Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro.

5/5/2010
Topps Announces cards 276-329 in the recently released 2010 Topps National Chicle Baseball are short printed and can be found 1:4 packs. The short printed cards are part of three unique subsets…Retired Stars Revisited, Vintage Veterans and Rookie Renditions.

The all-painted Topps Chicle features 2 on-card Autographs and 1 Relic card in every box!

4/22/2010
New York Mets 1B Ike Davis is Topps’ second 2010 Finest Rookie Redemption.

4/16/2010
Check out the Cal Ripkin baseball card that sold for $12,999.99 on ebay today.

4/14/2010
Topps announces the player redeemable for the 2010 Topps Finest Baseball Rookie Redemption # 1 is Atlanta Braves slugger Jason Heyward. And to spice to up the offer, 10% of the Jason Heyward cards redeemed will be AUTOGRAPHED! (on-card that is!). Collectors will be immediately notified if their version is autographed once they unlock their code online.

4/12/2010
The 2010 "Deck of the Decade" Edition of Jewish Major Leaguers Baseball Cards. A card for every Jewish player from 2000-2009, plus highlights of the decade as well as the 2009 season, along with decade stats, Career Leaders, and our usual assortment of "oddball" cards. http://www.jewishmajorleaguers.org.

4/7/2010
Upper Deck Authenticated Unveils New Tiger Woods Memorabilia Items for Sale! As Tiger returns to competitive play this week in Augusta, Upper Deck readies itself for the world’s No. 1 player’s reception out on the links

3/29/2010
IPL and Topps Partner to Introduce Exciting Range of Collectables. Michael Eisner, Chairman, Topps further added, "Topps trading cards and stickers are, around the globe, an integral part of the history and heritage of many sports. Our relationship with the IPL today marks the start of a new era for IPL cricket fans that will enable them to connect with their sport, their team and their heroes through the medium of Topps products. The IPL is the most successful and exciting sports league to have been launched in the last 20 years and I am thrilled that Topps will be part of it".

3/24/2010
* Upper Deck Unveils New Social Media Awards Aimed at Recognizing Online Efforts. Industry leader is looking to spotlight the best online trading card communities, most influential bloggers and favorite video box-breakers.

* To celebrate the approach of baseball season, Topps started offering cards today from the eTopps Minor League Baseball collection and will continue offering additional cards during the baseball season (while of course also offering MLB cards as well)! The collection will include Minor League stars including established prospects like Jesus Montero and hot young stars like Pedro Alvarez as they make their pro debuts.

3/22/2010
An update from our March 12th news...Three more rare Lincoln baseball cards featuring Cubs players -- Tyler Colvin's card has Lincoln watching from the dugout, Jeff Samardzija's card has Lincoln watching from the stands and Ryan Dempster's card has Lincoln as an umpire in the background.

3/21/2010
Check out what a Jason Hayward rookie baseball card just sold for on ebay.

3/16/2010
Upper Deck’s ‘Million Pack March for the Troops’ Donation Drive Revs Up! In partnership with ‘Operation Gratitude,’ Upper Deck will match donations pack-for-pack of any Upper Deck cards to U.S. military in combat.

3/14/2010
* See what baseball card sold today on ebay
for $90,000.00

3/12/2010
A rare 2010 Topps baseball card has surfaced. Yes that's right, Topps is at it again! Rare versions of card No. 306 has the words “Baseball Abe” and Abraham Lincoln’s face on the scoreboard, this is instead of the standard card’s words  “baseball notes” on the scoreboard behind Milton Bradley who is diving for a ball.

3/9/2010
The award winning Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Cards will ship this June and it looks like it will be out-doing itself once again with more innovation, curiosities and uniqueness. On top of all the usual fun and surprises in this product, here is what’s new:

· Cabinet Relic Cards (1 of 1) The biggest relic cards ever seen in the hobby! Get a giant piece of Tony Hawk’s skateboard. Also look for giant Baseball relics with whole name plates from game-used jerseys.

· Book Cards (1 of 1) The popular Topps book cards come to the classic Allen & Ginter brand.

· Monsters of the Mesozoic Relics (#’d to 10) Remember the first of these cards (Mammoth Hair and Dinosaur Teeth) Allen & Ginter introduced in 2008? They’re back!

The unique inserts continue…Lords of the Olympus, World’s Greatest Wordsmiths, National Animals, Sailors of the Seven Seas, This Day in History, Baseball Highlight Art and more.

And for those Allen & Ginter treasure hunters, don’t forget to keep your eyes out for unannounced inserts, autographs, relics and the GINTER CODE.

And like last year, every hobby box guarantees 3 hits (Autographs, Relics, Cut Signatures, Rip Cards, and Printing Plates)

3/5/2010

* USA Baseball to Make it's First Appearance in 2010 Bowman baseball cards - On the heels of announcing that it is now the official baseball card of USA Baseball, Topps is pleased to share the details of the program’s first appearance…The much anticipated and completely revamped 2010 Bowman will include both the 2009 National Team and 2009 18 & Under National Team.

3/4/2010
* USA BASEBALL AND TOPPS ANNOUNCE DEAL MAKING TOPPS THE OFFICIAL BASEBALL CARD OF USA BASEBALL. Exclusive, multi-year agreement reunites former partners from 1984 - 1993. USA Baseball and the Topps Company, the leading creator and marketer of sports cards, today announced an exclusive multi-year licensing deal to make Topps the Official Baseball Card of USA Baseball. Topps will have exclusivity on USA Baseball trademarks, logos and other intellectual property, for use on cards featuring USA Baseball players.

* The Upper Deck Company is pleased to announce that Upper Deck ad Major League Baseball have mutually agreed to settle the lawsuit brought by Major League Baseball against Upper Deck. Per the terms of the settlement agreement, Upper Deck has agreed not to use MLB trademarks including team names and/or logos on its trading cards going forward. However, as part of the settlement, Upper Deck can and will continue to sell three recently released baseball card products currently on store shelves: 2009 Signature Stars, 2009 Ultimate Collection and 2010 Upper Deck Series One.

3/3/2010
* There's a movie in theaters right now about a baseball card - have you seen it?
It's called Cop Out and here's the plot...it's a comedy about a veteran NYPD cop whose rare baseball card is stolen. Since it's his only hope to pay for his daughter's upcoming wedding, he recruits his partner to track down the thief, a memorabilia-obsessed gangster.

2/28/2010
Have you seen this? It's from tuffstuff.com...

Nothing like a little voting – bracket style – to get you fired up for March Madness, otherwise known as the NCAA Tournament. Tuff Stuff is creating a bracket of the best 16 rookie cards from the 1980s and '90s in baseball, basketball, football and hockey, titled "Bracketology 2010" and pitting them against each other until there is one left standing – all determined by your votes.

Voting is underway (on www.tuffstuff.com Homepage) and run through the NCAA title game on April 5 when we'll announce the voting results, announce a RC champion and announce the winning voters.

Those who vote are eligible to win some of the great rookie cards featured in the pairings, including a 1984 Topps Dan Marino, 1981 Topps Joe Montana and 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr., among others. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a PSA 6 Wayne Gretzky RC with the RCs listed above being giving away to voters as runner-up prizes.

2/25/2010
UFC's President Dana White just announced via Twitter that Topps has randomly inserted 10 special cards in its most recent release that will win one lucky fight fan the opportunity to sit side-by-side with the UFC Boss!

The first collector to pull this special triple autographed card featuring Dana White, Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz from packs of the all-new Topps UFC Main Event will win the ultimate UFC behind the scenes access and a once in a lifetime opportunity! The winner and a friend will be flown to Las Vegas, NV and be Dana White's personal guests at the UFC Training Center. There, they will tour the gym, meet the coaches and fighters of TUF 12 and sit cages-side with Dana during one of the closed to the public TUF preliminary matches.

There are a total of 10 of these special cards randomly seeded in packs. The other 9 lucky UFC fans pulling this card will receive a pair of UFC gloves signed by Dana, Chuck and Tito.

Visit www.topps.com/ufc for full details.

2/19/2010
Upper Deck Reveals Super-Rare, Short-Print Cards Sprinkled in 2010 UD1 Baseball Release. Look for short-printed cards of Sarah Palin, Pete Rose and Joe Jackson, along with highly coveted cut signature cards of Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio!

2/15/2010
* Buy packs of 2010 Topps Baseball for a chance to receive special code cards to unlock original, vintage Topps Baseball cards. Code cards are inserted 1 in every 6 packs of 2010 Topps Baseball Series 1, available in stores now! You OWN the card and can get it shipped to you! These Cards Are Originals.

* Free Pack of baseball cards on March 6th! That's right March 6th is "2010 National Pack Time" brought to you by Upper Deck. Packs will be available while supplies last exclusively at participating baseball card hobby shops throughout the United States.

2/10/2010
* Topps recently announced the appointment of Ryan O’Hara as president and chief executive officer. O’Hara, the president of TV Guide Network and TVGuide.com, will assume the new role on March 1.

* ‘Double Take’ Variation Cards in Upper Deck Series One Baseball Will Keep Collectors Hunting through June. First baseball card set for 2010 contains unique variations of select base-set cards; cool prizes await lucky collectors who complete 25-card set!

2/8/2010
* Upper Deck Unveils 2010 Series One Baseball Set; New Year Kicks Off with 600-Card Base Collection. Loaded with first wave of rookie cards, every hobby box packs one autograph card and two memorabilia cards.

2/3/2010
Imagine being able to advertise your baseball card shop on television during the Super Bowl - it's "only" like 3 million bucks for 30 seconds. For one lucky shop owner he doesn't have to imagine it, thanks to Miller highlife he's doing it! (read more here http://www.millerhighlife.com)

1/21/2010
With the release of Elite Extra Edition this week, Panini wanted to let collectors know that the autographs of the players listed below have now arrived in-house and redemptions for all remaining autographs will be fulfilled soon:
* Mychal Givens (Autographed Rookies – all other cards packed out in product)
* Jason Kipnis
* Tyler Matzuk
* Chad James
* Colton Cain

1/20/2010
Topps announces that because of a manufacturing error, some of the Jed Lowrie’s 2008 Topps Finest Baseball Autographed Cards (Rookie Redemption # 10) did not include a 3M Authenticity sticker on the card’s back. Any collector in possession of this card can send it to the following address to have the sticker applied.
Topps
401 York Ave
Duryea, PA 18642
Attn: Jed Lowrie Redemption

1/19/2010
* Calling All Baseball Card Shops: Join Upper Deck in Celebrating ‘National Packtime’ on Sat., March 6 - Honoring the start of the upcoming baseball season, Upper Deck will distribute FREE packs of baseball cards to fans around the country

* The initial group of Autograph guests for the 31st National Sports Collectors Convention, August 4-8, 2010 in Baltimore has been announced. A great list of Baseball Hall of Famers make this group one of the strongest in National history.  Cal Ripken Jr will sign and the Ironman along with Oriole Legends Brooks Robinson, Jim Palmer, Eddie Murray and Frank Robinson.

1/14/2010
Upper Deck Teams with USA Baseball to Launch Limited 2009 USA Baseball Box Set - Sought-after collection releases this week; only 6,500 sets produced!

1/8/2010
Upper Deck Inks Autograph Deal with Pete Rose for its 2010 Baseball Card Sets! Trading card company to provide autographs and game-used memorabilia cards of baseball’s all-time hits king inside upcoming lineup of products

12/23/2009
Stephen Strasburg Rookie Baseball Card - coming soon to a Topps baseball card near you!

 

12/18/2009
Last Known Albert Pujols High School Photo Found on 2009 Elite Extra Edition baseball card.

12/12/2009
Unopened 1950 Boxes of baseball cards at Memory Lane

12/9/2009
* MLB hoping less equals more in baseball card market.

* Topps Unique’s array of bat knob cards adds to short and unique niche

12/7/2009
Topps introduces the first card flipping app for the iPhone. Play against the computer or challenge your friends as you flip some of the most valuable trading cards against a virtual wall.

12/2/2009
‘Shoeless Joe’ Jackson Returns to the Big Leagues! Chicago's former Southside slugger will be featured inside many of Upper Deck’s 2010 baseball card launches.

Major League Baseball Properties and the Topps Company sign exclusive Minor League Baseball Card agreement.

Topps official: Minor League deal will not affect Bowman baseball card products.