State of the Hobby: 2011 Topps Chrome Baseball a Massive Hit, but scores an “F” on it’s misleading advertising (Commentary Follow-Up with Josh and James)

September 8th, 2011

“Again?” (The writer’s commentary version) Jamie’s follow ups are in green, Josh is in Red) Part 1 – “Writing on no sleep brings out a tad of sarcasm and attempted humor” Dear Topps…. I am a loyal customer of yours named James Kennedy.  I have been with you since I was 5 years old.  25+ [...]

Bowman Mania Day 1- Did 2011 Bowman Redeem Itself?

May 16th, 2011

ASC Feature Article Featured Article Written By James Kennedy and James Graham “The Sports Card Exchange” Ah, the biggest pull in this week’s  monster release, 2011 Bowman Baseball, is not a 6 colored patch, nor a nor a beautiful on-card auto of one of the biggest prospects in the last 20 years;  No, the biggest pull…..is [...]

Box Break- 2011 Upper Deck Football Hobby

May 7th, 2011

Atlanta Sports Cards “Box Breaks Features” 2011 Upper Deck Football Hobby Box Break By James Kennedy   Box-Loader (1)- A “video card” of Tony Romo.  Was underneath the packs, sitting in a cut out hole of styrofoam. Autograph Base Rookies (1)- Blaine Gabbert Letterman Autograph /100 (1) – Von Miller serial # 001/100 Ultimate Collection [...]

Topps 60th Anniversary & Late Show w/ David Letterman

February 22nd, 2011

TOPPS SPOKESMAN HANK AARON TO APPEAR ON LETTERMAN WEDNESDAY NIGHT 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. [...]

Press Pass 2010 PE Kickoff Value Boxes

November 11th, 2010

Capitalizing on the most collectible draft class in recent memory – with Tim Tebow, Sam Bradford, Ryan Mathews and others setting the hobby on fire – 2010 Press Pass PE Kickoff Edition Value Boxes is available for the holiday season. Each box contains 4 previously Non-released On Card Exclusive Autographs, along with 5 packs of [...]

UD Loses FB Liscense

April 7th, 2010

Upper Deck has lost the Football License for 2010.  This is huge, as I’m sure you are all aware.  In my opinion, this really hurts the football market.  There were several products every year that I really looked forward to.  I don’t think Panini or whoever else might also have a license (Topps? Press Pass? [...]

NFL PLAYERS RENEWS TRADING CARD AGREEMENTS WITH PANINI, UPPER DECK

March 26th, 2010

NFL PLAYERS RENEWS TRADING CARD AGREEMENTS WITH PANINI, UPPER DECK By Liz Mullen, Staff Writer, SportsBusiness Journal NFL Players, the NFLPA’s marketing and licensing arm, has agreed to renew the trading card licenses for Panini and Upper Deck for the ’10 and ’11 seasons. The organization formerly had issued four licenses to Panini, Upper Deck, [...]

Super Bowl Specials!

February 1st, 2010

Every football product through 2008 is on sale all week.  Check out all these items under the Specials section. Also, all 2009 Football products qualify for our FREE PIZZA GIVEAWAY!!! Buy the following 2009 Football products and receive a $10 gift card to Papa Johns or Pizza Hut. 2009 Playoff National Treasures- 1 box equals 1 [...]