The first half of 2010 has been a good one for sports card collectors. Topps Series 1 and Topps Heritage Baseball are everything we have come to know from Topps Baseball product and possibly a bit more. The newest honest Abe Lincoln SP variation cards that have surfaced recently only add to the sets popularity among collectors.
Upper Deck tried to stay in the baseball card market .. and they even went to court over the matter but were shut down by the MLB and the law. UD Series 1 Baseball was still allowed to be sold ... and it may be the last product they make for a while.
But hold onto your hats collectors because things are only heating up in the trading card market. The end of March brings 2 quality baseball releases and 2009 Football's best release. Check out some of the cool stuff that should keep your Visa card maxed out.
2010 Topps Pro Debut Series 1 Baseball
This set is Topps first crack at making Minor League Baseball cards via the exclusive agreement they reached with the MiLB some time ago. Its an interesting set as many of these players were featured in Razor's 2008 product line and Upper Deck's USA Baseball Sets. There really isn't anything new here except Topps making Minor League Baseball Cards. Its a cool set that has some value on the box level. Check out the review I wrote on 2010 Topps Pro Debut Series 1 Baseball over at Sports Card Radio.
2010 Topps Finest Baseball
I would say that this set is one of those that you will either love or hate. The absence of any 'game-worn' jersey cards is hidden by the fact that there are player worn letterman's in just about every box. The exclusive 1/1 foldout refractor versions are a first for Topps ... each letter of the card is autographed folks! As always with Topps Finest products, there are Rookie Redemption cards that come 1 per hobby box and will be announced during the season. Be sure to check out the full 2010 Topps Finest Baseball Checklist before you go buying a box of this.
2009 Upper Deck Exquisite Football
I must say that the early scans of this product look terrific. Since I can't afford this stuff I can only go off the photos and it makes me want to go rob a bank like politicians rob the country of our freedom. This stuff is absolutely gorgeous and I think once it hits the market it will be the #1 product of the season. We have 2009 Upper Deck Exquisite Football covered at Sports Card Radio.
Press Pass did a nice job in what probably will be their last season making the early year Football product. They locked up Golden Child Tim Tebow ... they have many other rookies including Golden Tate signed to exclusive contracts so they kind of shut SAGE out in terms of the early 2010 football product. Fans should gobble this stuff up when it hits the market at the end of the month. Find everything including the 2010 Press Pass Football Checklist & Review at Sports Card Radio.