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The Cardboard Connection Sports Card and Memorabilia Report is a collector centric online sports card and memorabilia resource that strives to help each collector get the most out of his or her respective collecting experiences. We are fully committed to providing the hobby community with, among other things, unbiased daily news coverage, comprehensive reviews, buying guides, price comparisons and a variety of editorial articles (written by the hobby's best bloggers) that both inform and entertain. We are motivated by our passion for the hobby and our desire to help other collectors.

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Upcoming DC and Marvel Sets Promise Plenty of Original Art

Trading card sets based in the Marvel and DC Universes are nothing new. Collectors have tons of options, no matter their allegiance. However, in recent years, most of these sets have relied largely on recycled art used from other cards and places outside the hobby. That’s about to change with a pair of releases coming […]

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This Week in Cards

Every week Hollywood unleashes a new set of films. The lineups are carefully orchestrated and scheduled, sometimes as far as two or three years in advance. While there’s fierce competition among new movies, there’s also an acknowledgment that some are going to dominate over others. The hobby hasn’t reached this point. New releases are planned […]

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This Week in Cards

It’s a busy week in the hobby with several new releases, each offering something  a little different for collectors. 2012 Topps Chrome Baseball 2012 Topps Chrome Baseball has collectors chasing rookie autographs, colorful Refractors and a few other surprises. Those busting boxes should be watching for some extremely tough base set variations. The cards are […]

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Where to Find the First Manny Machado Cards

Manny Machado has made a fast impact for the Orioles. In his debut on Thursday, the third overall pick in the 2010 draft went 2-4 with a triple. He followed that up with two home runs on Friday. On Saturday, the 20-year-old had only a double and an RBI. Is it early to declare Machado […]

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Chasing Gold: Collecting the Athletes of the 2012 Summer Olympics

The 2012 Summer Olympics are in full swing. Thanks to the 2012 Topps U.S. Olympic Team & Hopefuls set released earlier in the spring, card collectors have tons of options. The set arrived with a loaded autograph checklist, lots of relics and a compelling list of inserts and manufactured relics. As expected, the release was […]

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This Week in Cards

2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball is here. Is it possible that this is the most potent checklist yet? While Allen & Ginter is popular every year, Topps has shaken things up with lots of autographs from Hall of Famers. Names like Nolan Ryan, Carl Yastrzemski, Sandy Koufax and Willie Mays are soaring.The autograph checklist […]

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This Week in Cards

The wait is over for cards of Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and the rest of the 2012 rookie crop in their NFL uniforms. 2012 Prestige Football has the first cards of 2012 draft picks wearing their new jerseys. Aimed at set builders, the clean designs and ample autographs should make it popular. Collectors will […]

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