Thursday, December 31, 2009

Top 5 Amazon Sports Card Products of 2009

To close out 2009, let's take a look at the top 5 products on Amazon. While Ebay remains the best place to buy and sell sports cards, Amazon has prices that are similar and sometimes less then the popular auction site.

With free shipping on some items, Amazon is a great alternative to ebay if you are looking to add to your collection. Most orders over $25 gets you free shipping as well. Here are the top 5 Sports Card products sold on Amazon for 2009:

New York Yankees 2009 Topps World Series Champions Set (27 Cards)

The Yankees claim the top Amazon spot for 2009.  And why not? The most successful franchise in all of sports claimed another World Series win in '09.  The 2009 Topps Set features all of the top players off the champion Yankees team. Jeter, A-Rod, Rivera, and Tex are just a few of the names featured in this set. It wouldn't be a bad idea picking up one of these sets and storing it away for safe keeping. The popularity of the Yankees is as strong as ever, and they might just be the favorites to repeat in 2010.


2008 Upper Deck First Edition NFL Football Factory Sealed Factory Set (225 Cards) Including Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco Rookies and w/ 2 Game Used Jersey Cards

Quite a bargain for this 2008 Upper Deck Factory Set. For $12.99, you also get 2 game used jersey cards. The 2008 Rookie class was very impressive, and the value of the set could increase over the years.


2009 Upper Deck First Edition Football Trading Cards - Blaster Box

Retail boxes seem to sell very well on Amazon. When you hit the $25 free shipping bonus, then buying retail boxes on Amazon can be a cheaper alternative to Ebay. If there is not a Target or Wal-Mart close to you (not sure how that is possible) then buying off Amazon can be a great way to add to your collection without having to drop a lot of coin. Be sure to check out the Other Football Boxes on Amazon.


2008 Upper Deck X MLB Baseball Factory Sealed 24 Pack Retail Box w/Autograph

For $14.99, you can see why this is a hot seller. You get 24 packs of cards and an Autograph. The Upper Deck X boxes are little harder to find on the retail market, I just checked my local Target and they didn't have any left.


2008 Upper Deck First Edition MLB Baseball Factory Set(506 Cards) + Game Used Jersey + 5

Another Upper Deck factory set makes the list. A staggering 506 cards, plus a game used jersey card, and also 5 Yankee Stadium Legacy cards. For $13.99, it doesn't get much cheaper then that.

Monday, December 28, 2009

2009 Donruss Elite Extra Edition EEE Baseball Preview

Sports Card Radio has 2009 Donruss Elite Extra Edition covered! Check out our spectacular preview here.

This year will feature On Card Autograph Rookies Cards! Including Dustin Ackley, Donovan Tate, Matt Hobgood, and many more! Check out the complete checklist of on-card RC auto's inserted into 2009 Donruss Extra Edition Baseball.

Check out this sweet Albert Pujols Fort Osage Indians High School Autographed card which will be limited to # /20.  These will be red hot! Be sure to check the preview for more information on this Pujols Autograph.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Beware: Fake NBA Logoman Patch Cards

NBA Logoman patch cards are some of the hottest cards on the market. These rare cards sell quite well no matter the player. Its a hobby fact, that there are many sellers who will try and make a buck any way they can. Ebay is a popular place for these people to run the scam, but the selling is not limited to just the auction scene.  Buyers need to be careful whenever they purchase a card. Here are some steps to take to make sure the logoman card you are buying is legit.......Full Article Here.






Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Topps Signs Stephen Strasburg + SP Authentic Pushed Back

Topps has signed a deal with 2009 MLB #1 Pick Stephen Strasburg. I am not sure how they will incorporate Stephen into the 2010 Topps products. Unless he makes the Washington Nationals out of Spring Training he will not have a true "RC" card. The baseball RC logo rule is discussed here

Here is Topps press release on the Strasburg signing. 

Upper Deck Sp Authentic Football has a new release date. 1/26/2010.  Upper Deck is attempting to get all autographs for the set to be signed on card. Sp Authentic is usually a set that gets pushed back, the on-card element throws a new wrinkle. I am sure UD wants to get this set out before the 2010 Super Bowl, so collectors won't have to wait much longer.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

2009 Upper Deck UD Sp Authentic Football Box Preview

Just finished a preview of the 2009 Upper Deck Sp Authentic Football Set. Good stuff this year. Up to 10 Rookie Patch Auto's per case!! NICE!

All Autographs will be on-card.

Here is what you get per box:

Get one (1) Autographed Memorabilia Card in every box!
Up to 10 Rookie Auto Patches per case!
An additional Two (2) Autographs in every box!

Check out our review here

Monday, December 14, 2009

Quinton Ganther Washington Redskins RB

This guy was out of a job just last month. Yesterday, he scored 2 TD's and totaled 90 yards. Gotta love the NFL. Quinton also helped me win a fantasy football playoff game.  In honor of that, Sports Card Radio has posted a 2006 Rookie Card Checklist of the man himself.

Quinton Ganther Rookie Checklist

Thanks Quinton!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

2009/10 Panini Threads Basketball Set Preview

Check out our set preview for 2009/10 Panini Basketball.  The Rookie Class Patch Autographs look cool.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Pacific Tigers vs. Cal Bears 12/9/2009

Went to my first college basketball game of the year last night. It also happened to be the largest crowd (8,704) ever to witness a college hoops game in Stockton, CA. The enthusiastic crowd couldn't help the under-sized and over matched Tigers who lost to Cal 79-54.

It's too bad UOP couldn't buy a jump shot the entire game. If they'd made just a few more open shots, it would have been a competitive game. Cal didn't impress me. The Tigers were able to get open looks all game, but just couldn't hit them. There are a couple Tigers teams from several years ago that would have beaten the Cal team I saw last night.

Here are some names off the Cal team that I think have a chance to make it to the next level. Not sure where they rank in terms of NBA Draft prospects, but these guys certainly have the skills to make it:

PATRICK CHRISTOPHER. Dude had 22 points and 10 rebounds. Looked to be about 6-5'. Nice NBA body. Can hit the mid range jump shot. This guy looked good.

JEROME RANDLE. Dang, this guy is really quick. I mean, really, really quick. Had some traveling calls on him that won't be called in the NBA. He is very small, which will hurt him. Not a great passer, he was more or less looking for his own shot. Might fit as a backup PG in the league.

MAX ZHANG. This guy is 7-3". Not the most mobile big guy, but can move a bit. Good touch on his shot. Aside from Christopher, he was the guy who impressed me the most. He had very modest numbers: 6 points 3 Rebounds and 3 Blocks, in just 10 minn. of action, but clearly the skill set is there.

Most of the Cal guys are "me first" so dumping it into the post to a guy who is 7-3" against a UOP team that was guarding him with a guy who was 6-8" must not have occurred to them. This guy will most definitely make the NBA just because of his size. I think he is a Sophomore, so he might still have some room to get better.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Show #42 Tiger Woods - Brett Favre - Peyton Manning + News

The entire globe has been abuzz about Tiger Woods and his Car Crash that somehow lead to other personal matters being discovered about the world's greatest golfer. We talk about his situation along with the other athletes that have been doing well on the field this year.

Check out the Sports Card Show Podcast #42

Monday, December 7, 2009

2009/10 Panini Basketball Coverage

Sports Card Radio will be covering Panini Basketball in it's first year with the exclusive deal with the NBA. Here's what we've got so far.

2009/10 Panini Prestige NBA Basketball Card Set Review

2009/10 Panini Elite NBA Basketball Set Preview & Review

2009/10 Panini Rookies & Stars Basketball Set Preview 

Be sure to check out the recent box break videos of each product.

2009/10 Panini Prestige Basketball 

2009/10 Panini Elite Basketball

2009/10 Panini Rookies & Stars

Friday, December 4, 2009

2009 Topps T206 Product Review

A review of the 2009 Topps T206 Baseball set is up on Sports Card Radio.  Be sure to check it out. Much like Topps Allen & Ginter, this set features mini's, ad backs, buybacks and much more.

The cards appear to be popping on ebay.
2009 T-206 Box Break Videos on YouTube

Thursday, December 3, 2009

OT: I Should Have Hit on Tiger's Wife When I Had The Chance

I think it was 2002, and I was at a PGA Tour golf tournament in San Francisco. My favorite athlete, Tiger Woods, was roaming the golf course and I was doing everything I could to get as close as possible and get a glimpse at the greatness. Fortunately for me, the crowd wasn't too big that day, and I was able to follow Tiger for all 18 holes, without any obstruction.

Tiger was making his way through the course, and was about to hit an approach shot on a long par 5. Nobody was around me, I was standing all by myself. Tiger, was way out in the middle of the fairway, probably 100 yards away from me. Suddenly, I turn to my left, and I see this blond woman walking straight toward me. I mean, STRAIGHT toward me. Looking right at me. She was very moderately dressed, a blue hooded sweater, black stretch pants, and big sunglasses hiding her eyes.

I can probably count on one hand how many times in my life, that something inside told me "I have to say something to this woman." Living in California, I see beautiful women everyday, but very, very, rarely does a little voice inside my head tells me to make a move. So here I am, standing, totally oblivious to the golf tournament at this point, and this gorgeous woman has all my attention. Low and behold, this woman comes and STANDS RIGHT NEXT TO ME. We are almost touching shoulders we are so close. Like I mentioned before, there wasn't any one else around. It wasn't like she squeezed in between a few people to get a look at Tiger, she walked up, with nobody else around, and STOOD RIGHT NEXT TO ME. Whoo Hoo!

So right about at that point, my heart starts to pick up a little bit. I NEED TO SAY SOMETHING! So I start to steal some glances at her. And at the same time, I am trying to come up with something smooth to say. On about the second glance, I get this funny feeling. Do I already know her?  She kind of looks familar. She looks about my age. Maybe from school? From a past job? While all this is running through my head, a person approaches who I do recognize. Tiger Woods mother comes walking up and stands next to, what I think, will be my future wife. Suddenly, like a flash, I snap out of my haze, I stare out at Tiger hitting his shot, and it dawns on me. I was about to hit on Tiger's wife. I was really, like two seconds away, from hitting on the biggest sports star in the ENTIRE WORLD wife.

While part of me was a bit sad that I wouldn't stand a chance with Elin, part of me was also proud. One of the few times in my life when I had the strong urge to make a move on a young lady, it happens to be the wife of the most famous athlete in the world. Hey, it's easier to dream big right?

Ryan Tedards

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

2008 UD Exquisite Football RC Price History

If you ever want to know what the top rookies of 2008 Upper Deck Exquisite Patch Auto RC's sell for, we will be keeping a price history here at Sports Card Radio.

Andre Caldwell
Chad Henne
Chris Johnson
Darren McFadden
DeSean Jackson
Felix Jones
Joe Flacco
Matt Forte
Matt Ryan
Ray Rice

Feel free to suggest any players you'd like to see Sports Card Radio keep track of.