2011 Sage Five Star Rookies Preview

2011 Sage Five Star Rookies will be available for collectors on October 19, 2011.  Here are the card details:

    • Hobby Box Price Range: $250
    • Hobby Case Price Range: $2,750 (12 boxes)
    • Hits Per Hobby Box:  Not specific, but you will find an average of 5 autographs per pack, which includes single cards with two or three autographs (so an average of 40 autographs - not 40 card hits - per hobby box)
    • Packs Per Hobby Box:  8
    • Cards Per Hobby Pack:  3
    • Preliminary Checklist: Found Here
    • Sell Sheet:
    • Look For:  5 autographs per pack, multiple-autograph cards numbered to 200 or less, no redemptions, first autographed cards of Terrelle Pryor, one triple-autographed card per box

2011 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Football Preview

2011 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Football Preview will be available for collectors on October 19.  Here are the card details:
  • Hobby Box Price Estimate:  $155
  • Hobby Case Price Estimate: $3000
  • Hits Per Hobby Box:  4 (2 autos numbered 299 or less, 2 memorabilia numbered 100 or less), plus 2 inserts/parallels
  • Packs Per Hobby Box:  4
  • Cards Per Pack: 4
  • Preliminary Checklist:
  • Sell Sheet: Found Here
  • Look For: NFL shields numbered to 5 or less, On-card rookie autos, Multi-swatch prime material cards,

2011 Topps Gridiron Legends Preview

2011 Topps Gridiron Legends will be available for collectors on October 12.  Here are the card details:
  • Hobby Box Price Estimate:  $85
  • Hobby Case Price Estimate: $975
  • Hits Per Hobby Box:  ~ 4
  • Packs Per Hobby Box:  18
  • Cards Per Pack:  8
  • Preliminary Checklist: Found Here
  • Sell Sheet: Found Here
  • Look For:  Jumbo patches, Triple autos, Black one-of-one cards, 55 rookies, at least one auto per hobby box

Big Recent Football Card Sales

Here's a look at some of the biggest recent online football card sales. 1.  1958 Topps Jim Brown Rookie PSA 8 - Sold for $1,900

2. 1965 Topps Joe Namath Rookie, PSA 6 - Sold for $999 3.  1950 Bowman Otto Graham, PSA 8 - Sold for $895      

2011 Topps Chrome Football Preview

2011 Topps Chrome Football will be available for collectors on October 26.  Here are the card details:
  • Hobby Box Price Estimate: $65
  • Hobby Case Price Estimate: $800
  • Hits Per Hobby Box:  1 (Rookie Auto)
  • Packs Per Hobby Box:  24
  • Cards Per Pack:  4
  • Preliminary Checklist: Found Here
  • Sell Sheet: Found Here
  • Look For:  On-Card Rookie autos, Superfractors, Dual Rookie Autos, Triple Rookie Autos (numbered to 1o), 9 inserts per hobby box 

2011 Panini Crown Royale Preview

2011 Panini Crown Royale will be available for collectors on October 12. Here are the card details:
  • Hobby Box Price Range: $95 to $125
  • Hobby Case Price Range:  $1,150 to $1,200
  • Hits Per Hobby Box: 4 (Autos or Material Cards) and 7 inserts
  • Packs Per Hobby Box:  4
  • Cards Per Pack: 5
  • Preliminary Checklist: Found Here
  • Sell Sheet: Found Here
  • Look For: Kings of the NFL autographs: numbered to 50 or less, On-card Signatures, Living Legends Autographed Memorabilia
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Topps Tackles 2010 Football Cards

After the announcement that Upper Deck would not release any further 2010 football cards, many speculated that Topps would regain their NFL license and produce football cards again, maybe as soon as 2010. Well, the speculators were correct about Topps regaining its NFL license. It has also been reported that there will be a Series 1 football ard release from Topps for 2010 but as of early May, no reported release date. Stay tuned.

Conference Champions?

Who's football cards will increase in value after tomorrow's Conference championship games? Will it be Peyton Manning? Drew Brees? Brett Favre? Or the rook out of USC, Mark Sanchez? Odds are that Manning and Brees' cards will increase in value. But wouldn't it be sweet if it was Favre, who played last year with the Jets, was up against the Jets' new quarterback, Mark Sanchez, in this year's Super Bowl championship?

Cowboys Stadium De-faced?

Check out this story on a New York Giant supposedly de-facing Cowboys stadium and "increasing it's value". I don't buy it.

Most Valuable Football Cards Sold on eBay – Early to Mid September

Here we go with another look at the most valuable football cards to sell on eBay in early to mid September, 2009. 1)  1965 Topps Joe Namath Rookie Card, # 122, Graded PSA 8 - Sold for $5652.52 to the highest bidder on September 12.  Something a little odd about that selling price, no?  Nice card though of Broadway Joe. Namath Rookie 2)  2005 SP Authentic Aaron Rodgers Autographed Patch Rookie Card, #252, Serial numberd to 99, Ungraded - Sold for $2499.99 on September 15th, with a Best Offer.  Nice card with some stitching on the patch in the card.  I'd personally value the Payton / Sanders card listed further down on this list, over this one though. A Rodgers Rookie Auto Patch 3)  1981 Topps Joe Montana Rookie Card , Graded BGS 9.5 - Sold on eBay for the best offer of $2,300 on September 11.  Not gonna find too many 1981 Topps Montana Rookie Cards graded higher than this.  Joe is arguably the best quaterback of all-time, and this is certainly one of the all-time best football rookie cards. 81 topps montano 4)  1999 Donruss Elite, Walter Payton / Barry Sanders Dual Passing the Torch Autographed (on-card) Card - Sold to the highest bidder for $2,024 on September 15th.  This card is serial numbered to 1500, but it's indicated by the seller that only the first 100 cards of the set were signed.  A card with signatures from two of the top five running back of all-time, it's no wonder this card sold for the amount it did.