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Why Entertainment and Non-Sport Cards Will Grow in 2013

After a few down years, entertainment and non-sport trading cards are on the rise. A recent influx of new licenses with strong checklists have gone a long way in bringing the niche part of the market closer to the mainstream. And don’t expect that growth to slow down. While there are never any guarantees in […]

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5 Fantastic Non-Baseball Cards in 2012 Panini Golden Age Baseball

Do you marvel over classic black and white movies? Did you win big from horse racing’s Triple Crown? Dream of being a stowaway on Gilligan’s Island? Have a crush on Marcia Brady? Chances are, if you grew up at any point before the 1980s, there’s a whole lot of nostalgia to look forward to in […]

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Beginnings End: 2012 Upper Deck Marvel Beginnings III

If those Mayans are correct, we have some pretty big endings headed our way. But as Upper Deck Marvel Beginnings III launches, it marks the end of one of the most ambitious lines in the history of non-sport cards. From the time that the line was announced, the plan was to make Marvel Beginnings a […]

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Have Wrestling Cards Entered a New Golden Age?

It’s an exciting time to collect for old-school wrestling fans. Never before has there been so many options for collecting cards of greats from the 1980s and 1990s, particularly when it comes to autographs. The just-released 2012 Topps WWE Heritage is the latest set to grasp on to an era when one could count out […]

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Redemption Cards Aren’t Always Annoying

Redemption cards — two words that send shivers up almost every collector’s spine. Chances are that most of us have had to deal with the cardboard IOUs at some point. Often, it means at least a couple of months. Sometimes it means making deals with customer service reps. In extreme cases, redemption cards can take […]

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Skyfall-ing: Halle Berry, Daniel Craig Autographs Highlight New James Bond Set

James Bond is no stranger to the world of cards. For more than 40 years, collectors have been able to chase sets featuring the suave spy. In recent years, Rittenhouse Archives has carried the franchise within the hobby. Since 2002, they’ve released almost 20 007-themed sets. Their latest, James Bond 50th Anniversary Series 2, arrives […]

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The Dead Will Rise: 2012 Cryptozoic Walking Dead Season 2 Trading Cards

How do you follow up a set that triples in price in the first couple of months? Rarely in this hobby can lightning strike twice with the same brand in consecutive years. That could be changing very quickly with Cryptozoic’s set based on the second season of the zombie hit, The Walking Dead. About a […]

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Trash Talk: 2012 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Brand New Series

When Garbage Pail Kids debuted in 1985, they were meant to lampoon the Cabbage Patch Kids craze. The result was a craze unto itself. Within just a couple of years, there were 15 basic series released, scores of international sets and tons of spinoff products. It even inspired a Garbage Pail Kids movie, although that […]

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This Week in Cards

Card collectors have a nice mix of new products to choose from this week. They span several sports. A pair of Hollywood hobby heavyweights also weigh in on the action. 2011-12 Panini Dominion Hockey The final set of the 2011-12 hockey season is here. Even with the lockout now official, there’s no denying the high-end […]

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This Week in Cards

After a busy week last week, things have slowed down — at least in the quantities of new releases. 2012 Topps Triple Threads sees the return of the long-running, high-end set while 2012 Cryptozoic DC Comics – The New 52 offers non-sport collectors a fresh twist on a classic license. 2012 Topps Triple Threads Baseball […]

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