2010 Topps Football hitting the shelves

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On the heels of the 2010 NFL season, Topps is set to release their first football product for the year. Designed much like it’s baseball counterpart, the 2010 Topps Football product will be sharing much more the design characteristics.

The Topps Million Card Giveaway has been such a success, that Topps has also included the Gridiron Giveaway in their products this year. Packs will randomly contains a code card (1 per pack in Jumbo, 1:6 in Hobby) that can be redeemed online for original vintage Topps Football cards and other prizes including signed memorabilia from the fabled Topps archives.

2010 Topps Sam Bradford Rookie Premiere Auto

With 1 autograph or relic card per Hobby box, and 2 autographed and 1 relic card per Jumbo box, consumers have some outstanding odds at finding some great cards packed away in their boxes. The most sought after of these each year is the Rookie Premiere Autographs. The Rookie Premiere Autographs appear in single, dual, and quad autographs. This year Topps has introduced on-card serial numbers, in hopes of alleviating the counterfeit issues that have plagued the product in the past. Several have already shown up on eBay for Sam Bradford, Jahvid Best, Colt McCoy, Jimmy Clausen, and many others.

Once we receive the entire Rookie Premiere Auto checklist, it will be posted on the web site.

Much like the hype surrounding Stephen Strasburg in baseball, football has their own golden child for 2010. Tim Tebow has been one of those publicized players throughout most of his collegiate career and that has not changed since being drafted. Tebow appears to have SP card as well as a few autographed cards available in the set. Tebow is also featured on a dual autograph with former Bronco great John Elway.

Once we receive the entire SP checklist, it will be posted on the web site.

An exclusive 2010 Topps football break will be posted later this week.

Is now the best time to unload your Maurice Clarett cards

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There comes a time in every collectors life where they need to ask themsleves if now is the best time to cut their loses and attempt to sell a failed investment quest. Recently, a rash of low numbered, hard to find Maurice Clarett cards have popped up on eBay from a single seller, and it begs me to ask the question: “Is now the best time to unload your Maurice Clarett cards?” Clarett, who is 2 years into a 7 year prison term, will probably never see action in the NFL, but still remains a favorite for quite a few Buckeye collectors. Check out this amazing stash of Clarett cards to find their way on to eBay over the last week:

As of October 2008, Clarett has been blogging about his life in prison on The Mind of Maurice Clarett; although he does not have Internet access in the prison, he sends his entries to family members, who post them for him.

First Look: 2009 Topps Chrome Football

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2009-topps-chrome-matthew-staffordTopps recently released the information on their 2009 Topps Chrome Football set. The 220 card set will feature Topps famous chrome technology along with their famous refractor parallels. Along with the refractors, each hobby box will contain a autographed rookie card from one of 50 in the set. Each of these autographs will also be produced in a superfractor (1 of 1), gold (/10), and black (/25) variation. Included again in this years set is the Rookie Patch cards, were just exclusively in the hobby boxes.

Each of the base cards will be available in superfractor (1 of 1), red (/25), copper (/599), refractor, and printing plate variety. Each hobby box will contain 9 parallel cards.

Along with the refractors, there will be inserts of Cheerleads and Ring of Honor, each of which will be produced in a variety of refractors as well.

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Montana BGS Prestine 10 For Sale

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The first and only perfectly graded, BGS 10, 1981 Topps Joe Montana RC is for sale on eBay.

The card is would be a center piece for any collector, being the only one in existence. The current price tag of $26,000+ might be a bit of a deterrent for many collectors, but how can you really put a price on perfection?