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  1. ESPN card is in a recently released set from Topps

    Chris Olds

    Don't call it a birthday card -- it's a trading card. The launch of ESPN in 1979 is one of 200 memorable moments and people in American history highlighted on trading cards in a recently released set from Topps. It's a moment nestled alongside the li...

    Blog | Conversation | January 31, 2012
  2. Mich. fan wins Stanley Cup replica inside pack of cards

    Chris Olds

    Diehard sports memorabilia collectors always clamor to find something more inside packs of trading cards but this ... well, it might not be topped. One hockey fan recently took home a miniature replica of the Stanley Cup originally awarded to a...

    Blog | Conversation | October 05, 2011
  3. Topps to release trading cards next year with gold

    Chris Olds

    Topps celebrated its 60th anniversary of making baseball cards this year by placing actual diamonds into cards. Next year, it's going gold. The company recently unveiled the design for its flagship card set to arrive next February, and it's one that ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 01, 2011
  4. Beadle mania: Trading cards for ESPN host selling fast!

    Chris Olds

    Diehard sports fans may not have too many reasons to rip into packs of the recently released Americana set of celebrity trading cards, but we can think of at least one. Who? Michelle Beadle. The co-host of ESPN's "SportsNation" appears on a card in t...

    Blog | Conversation | September 28, 2011
  5. Joe Namath talks trading cards, Jets and football

    Jim Wilkie

    Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath set the standard for athletic confidence by guaranteeing victory in Super Bowl III and rose to an iconic sports and pop-culture figure by combining his success for the New York Jets with his off-field ...

    Blog | Conversation | September 24, 2011
  6. Dirk Nowitzki among gold cards in new Panini set

    Chris Olds

    Sports fans might not have realized it, but gold hit a record high last week at $1,602.10 an ounce. But for Panini America, that news was priceless. Why? The Texas-based exclusive manufacturer of NBA trading cards launched a new product last week n...

    Blog | Conversation | July 25, 2011
  7. Derek Jeter's rookie trading cards are affordable

    Chris Olds

    Derek Jeter's quest for 3,000 hits has him at the epicenter of baseball immortality discussions these days but his rookie cards are anything but elite. In fact, they're actually quite affordable. While the New York Yankees shortstop appears on liter...

    Blog | Conversation | June 14, 2011
  8. Bryce Harper's trading cards rising in value

    Chris Olds

    A year ago, the Bowman line of baseball cards from Topps set the collecting world ablaze with the high-dollar autograph cards and a one-of-a-kind SuperFractor card of Stephen Strasburg commanding some serious money. Fast forward to this year's ver...

    Blog | Conversation | June 04, 2011
  9. Shaquille O'Neal's trading cards: By the numbers

    Chris Olds

    There's been plenty of discussion about the career of Shaquille O'Neal and will likely be plenty more soon as the Tweets keep on coming from The Big Aristotle in his "golden years." And while the inevitable recap of his points scored, titles won and...

    Blog | Conversation | June 02, 2011
  10. Topps releases cards to celebrate Royal Wedding

    Chris Olds

    The royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton isn't exactly a sporting event, but that's not stopping Topps from getting into the action on trading cards and injecting it into a baseball card set that arrives this week. Collectors who rip i...

    Blog | Conversation | April 25, 2011
  11. Blake Griffin gets glimpse of video trading cards from Panini Ame...

    Chris Olds

    If you know your MTV history, then you know that "Video Killed the Radio Star" was the prophetic first clip aired on the network. Let's just hope the latest creation from Panini America isn't someday subtitled "Video Killed the Trading Card." Pani...

    Blog | Conversation | April 11, 2011
  12. Blake Griffin gets glimpse of future with video trading cards fro...

    Chris Olds

    Video cards are the new battleground for Upper Deck and Panini America.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2011
  13. Justin Bieber cards featured in new Donruss Hockey set

    Chris Olds

    Let's just hope Bieber Fever isn't too hot to melt the ice. Collectors ripping into packs of recently released 2010-11 Donruss Hockey cards from Panini America will find four Fans of the Game cards featuring celebrities and their allegiance to an NH...

    Blog | Conversation | December 28, 2010
  14. Tim Tebow, now starting, is racking up trading cards

    Chris Olds

    Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow may have started his first game last Sunday, but he made his debut on a football card a long, long time ago. The former Florida Gator and Heisman Trophy winner already appears on a total of 690 football cards that...

    Blog | Conversation | December 25, 2010
  15. Rookie, veterans to appear on hockey trading cards

    Chris Olds

    Panini America will usher in the return of some past favorites to the world of hockey card collecting this week as it takes to the ice in its first year as an NHL licensee. And that means bringing in both some new faces -- and some old names -- that ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 19, 2010
  16. Topps to give away diamonds with trading cards

    Chris Olds

    If you collected baseball cards at one time or another, one name probably comes to mind first -- Topps. After all, the company has only been around for 59 years and counting so that's a lot of cardboard and a lot of memories. In 2011, the longest-r...

    Blog | Conversation | October 03, 2010