January 15th, 2010

CardPricer.com Price Guides Hit 7.5 Million Transactions

We’re very excited to tell you that the CardPricer Online Price Guide now holds over 7.5 million transactions.  Those transactions are spread over an impressive 257,000 cards and further entrench Cardpricer.com as the most comprehensive online repository of baseball card prices.  Stay tuned for more announcements as we continue to update our product!

January 6th, 2010

Andre Dawson Goes To The Hall Of Fame: Get Him While He’s Hot

andre-dawson-rookie-cardAfter more than a handful of tries (eight to be exact), Andre “The Hawk” Dawson finally got the call to Hall.  Yes, on his ninth try, the Baseball Hall of Fame voters selected Dawson with cat-like confidence.  Rest assured, Dawson cards have already started to hit eBay and you can expect to see a spike in his already costly rookie card.

December 29th, 2009

Cop Out Movie: Clerks’ Kevin Smith Brings Vintage Baseball Cards To Hollywood

Kevin Smith, the famed director of cult classics like Clerks, Mallrats, and Chasing Amy, has just thrown we baseball card collectors a major bone.  Smith has finally wrapped production on the upcoming Cop Out.  The film, which stars Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, and Stifler, is a buddy cop flick centered around a memorabilia collector and the theft of a very expensive piece of vintage cardboard.

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December 29th, 2009

Are You Social? Let us know!!!!

Do you have a trading card website? How about a blog?  How about a twitter feed?  If so … drop us a note in the comments section with some of your information and we’ll make sure to start tracking you!

December 17th, 2009

Topps And Minor League Baseball Properties Sign Exclusive Contract

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Earlier this year, Topps and Major League Baseball Properties signed a contract to make Topps the exclusive distributor of Major League Baseball trading cards.  Late last month, the two came together again on a similar deal.

Now, Topps will also be the exclusive producer of Minor League Baseball cards.  There are no details as to just how long this deal will last.  However, collectors should take some solace that manufacturers like Upper Deck have been shown the door, there should be fewer sets to keep track up.  Full details of the press release are available after the jump!

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December 16th, 2009

Welcome To The New CardPricer

Today marks a big day for us.  After months of hard work, testing, re-testing, and everything in between … we are proud to bring you the new CardPricer.com.  Hope you like what you see.  Stick around for a while, and let us know what you think!

September 3rd, 2007

The Debate Continues: What defines a rookie card?

1897-1899 Reccius Honus Wagner

Rookie: n: Sports. A first-year player, especially in a professional sport.

For even the most novice collectors, defining a rookie card is often an exercise in futility. A variety of definitions can be found in and around the hobby. Some people equate the concept of ‘rookie card’ to first card. Others attribute the classification to what team’s uniform the player was wearing. Others pay attention to what sort of issue the “card” was (trade card, postcard, magazine premium, etc…).

In order to arrive at a clear and consistent definition, one must learn about all of the various twists and turns involved with this story. For the sake of brevity, I will focus this discussion on baseball cards. If we open the discussion to other sports cards, keeping this article to anything less than a novel’s length would be difficult. That being said, the logic here can extend to most other sports cards available.

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