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Topps Star Wars Jedi Legacy Delivers More Than Expected

When it was first announced several months ago, Topps Star Wars Jedi Legacy created a lot of buzz. Despite more than 35 years worth of sets to draw from, it managed to deliver a couple of big franchise firsts. But now that the product is finally out and collectors can pour over the checklist, there’s […]

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Upper Deck Iron Man 3 Trading Cards Take Flight

After raking in almost $200 million overseas in its opening weekend at the international box office, Iron Man 3 is poised to be a massive Hollywood blockbuster. An increasingly hobby rarity, collectors have the chance to relive a film at the time of its theatrical release. 2013 Upper Deck Iron Man 3 trading cards aren’t […]

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Going Out with a Bang: High-End Highlights Close of 2012 Football Card Season

With less than a week until the 2013 NFL Draft, the 2012 football card season has come to a close. With the release of 2012 Topps Five Star Football, the list of RG3 and Andrew Luck rookie cards is complete. As far as rookie classes go, it’s one of the best ever in football cards. […]

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Early 2013 Baseball Card Releases Bring Plenty of On-Card Ink

Now that the baseball season is underway, baseball card collectors can expect a flurry of releases in the months ahead. Coming out in consecutive weeks are 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball and 2013 Topps Tribute Baseball. While they come with significantly different price tags, they’re both notable for the amount of autographs they deliver. Not […]

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Small Changes Leading to Big Bucks with 2013 Topps Heritage Baseball Variations

2013 Topps Heritage Baseball has one of the biggest checklists ever for the brand. Heritage sets have always offered an eclectic mix of cards, but this year’s set seems to have more high-end hits than ever before. While they’re garnering plenty of attention, it’s some of the most basic-looking cards that are really capturing the […]

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2012 Cryptozoic Big Bang Theory Seasons 3 and 4 Autographs A16 Danica McKellar

Lots of Bang in The Big Bang Theory Seasons 3 & 4 Trading Cards

Sequels rarely live up to their predecessors. The strength of the original and the follow-up’s inevitable build-up often combine to make for a major letdown. It’s true in both the movies and in the hobby. But that’s not the case with The Big Bang Theory Seasons 3 & 4 trading cards from Cryptozoic. The comedy’s […]

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Rory McIlroy Cards Hot in 2012 SP Game Used Golf

In Upper Deck’s early days, before inserts were the norm, cards with the ‘SP’ prefix were something very special. Whether it was Michael Jordan taking batting practice with the White Sox, Deion Sanders transforming from a football player to a baseball player or Don Shula notching his 300th win, Upper Deck ‘SP’ cards marked the […]

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Topps Star Wars Jedi Legacy Promises Franchise’s First Memorabilia Cards

When Topps first released Star Wars cards in 1977, the only inserts were stickers. It stayed that way for decades before giving way to chromium cards and other basic inserts in the early 1990s. The natural progression led to actor autographs, low-numbered parallels and some of the hobby’s most popular sketch cards. But there has […]

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King of the Castle – Nathan Fillion Bolsters Cryptozoic Castle Seasons 1 and 2

Cryptozoic has confirmed that Nathan Fillion will play a big part in their upcoming Castle Seasons 1 & 2 trading cards. Not only will he have regular autographs, but he’ll also appear on the release’s lone autographed costume card. Fillion plays Richard Castle, one of the leads in the hit crime show. His character is […]

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10 Awesome Cryptozoic Batman: The Legend Sketch Cards

It’s a great time to be a collector who enjoys cards and comics. Cryptozoic, Upper Deck, Rittenhouse and others are working hard to bring fresh artwork and lots of support to some important licenses. The latest is Batman: The Legend from Cryptozoic. Like their recent DC Comics: The New 52, everything in the set is […]

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