Upper Deck announced June 1 the appointment of Paul Meyer as its new president. A proven leader with more than 20 years of executive-level experience, Meyer brings enthusiasm, energy and a finely honed vision to Upper Deck as the company embarks on its 22nd year in business.
Look for Exclusive Interview with the new UD President in the next Tuff Stuff
Any veteran card collector will undoubtedly have a horror story or two regarding redemption cards. Whether it was simply the buzz-kill associated with opening a pack of cards only to find a "promise note"instead of the actually card or the manufacturer being unable to deliver the card at all, collectors have little positive to say about redemption cards. Read More
In the late 90s, a company called Broadband Sports was signing athletes to Web site deals, with the idea being to empower the athlete to take control of their own brands by disseminating their own news and selling their own merchandise. Read More
A funny thing happened on the way to the card shop: I woke up. I remembered that this wasn’t supposed to be about the big hit. This is a hobby I enjoyed because I respected, and in some cases adored, my childhood heroes from their various sports. I used to collect with the goal in mind to get the complete set and maybe even the inserts (which, during this time period, were few and far between). It’s no longer like that. Read More
PSA/DNA Authentication Services certified more than 9,000 signatures for one of the largest autograph products ever offered, Historic Autographs 2010 Hall of Fame and All-Star Edition. A total of 846 different past and present major league baseball players are represented with cut signatures encapsulated in PSA/DNA holders and packaged three-to-a-box by Historic Autograph Company of Philadelphia (www.HistoricAutographCompany.com). Read More
After nearly a decade of waiting for the championship to return home, the 2009 Yankee’s clinched their 27th World Series. It is only fitting that a legendary victory such as this one be immortalized by famed seven-time World Series Celebration artist Opie Otterstad. Otterstad recently unveiled his Official World Series Victory Piece at Pop International Galleries, in SoHo (473 West Broadway).
Press Pass Stealth NASCAR trading cards will offer fans a peak at both the past and the future of the legendary No. 3 car. Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be piloting a vintage No. 3 Wrangler paint scheme at the July 2 NASCAR Nationwide race in Daytona in a tribute to his dad, Dale Sr. JR Motorsports (Dale Jr.’s Nationwide Series operation) announced the special “Salute to Dale” program April 30 in a joint press conference with Richard Childress Racing. Read More
Donruss was the first major card company to counter Upper Deck, opting to reintroduce its Leaf brand as a high quality, glossy product in 1990. Their formula proved to be a hit. With its regal design and limited print run, the 1990 Leaf Baseball set was one of the most anticipated releases of the past two decades. Read More
Every four years I attempt to cram as much Olympic action as I can in a two-week span. Growing up a huge Miracle on Ice fan, the Olympic hockey tournament is always tops on my list. It culminated with what some experts are calling the best International hockey game in 30 years. Unfortunately, after tying the game up with 24 seconds left in the final period, Canada and Sid Crosby prevailed in overtime. Team U.S.A. goalie Ryan Miller took home the MVP of the tournament, quite remarkable, as he was on the losing end of the 3-2 border war.
The latter, called “Full Color Football,” debuted on Showtime last fall and appeared on the NFL Network earlier this year. It brought to life something that longtime AFL fans have known for years: the renegade league, which dared to stand up to the National Football League in the turbulent 1960s, was sheer fun. Between the wide-open offenses, the bidding wars for college players, the rebellious personalities and the league’s underdog persona, the AFL truly lit a fire under professional football. Four decades later, it represents a rich and colorful collecting area, and for several reasons.