Guess What Allen & Ginter Fans?

Topps confirmed today that the Ryan Howard autographed card pictured on the front of the box isn’t found anywhere within the product.  Perhaps this has something to do with the code…. or does it?  Honestly, how can you not have a Ryan Howard autograph in Allen & Ginter?


Panini’s Draft Idea Isn’t New

A lot of blogs have been praising Panini for capitalizing on the 2010 NFL Draft by making cards of recently drafted players.  It looks as if they plan on inserting them into boxes of 2010 Prestige too.  Take a look.


For those people that think this is a new idea, I’m sorry to say your wrong.  Donruss/Playoff did the exact same thing with last year’s draft class.  They look cool, but its nothing new.


For those collectors who are new to the hobby

If there are any new collectors that read Sports Card Info, there is something that I have wanting to get off my chest for awhile.  Too many new collectors believe that the Dick Perez cards that are inserted into packs of Allen & Ginter are true 1/1’s.  I’m sorry to say, but the aren’t.  The 1/1 thats painted on the front is part of the actual painting that was used to make the card.  The painting is a 1/1 created by Dick Perez.  I have seen so many sellers try to tell new collectors these cards are 1/1 when they aren’t.  The Dick Perez insert cards like the one shown below can be found everywhere.


Talk About Confusing A Collector

2008 Playoff Prestige football cards have been out for awhile now and I think there is something really confusing about it, especially for new collectors.  This year’s Playoff Prestige contains jersey and patch cards of players that were rookies last year, not this year.  The funny thing is that Donruss/Playoff put the word “Rookie” on the front of the cards this year, even though they aren’t rookie cards.  Here is what I am talking about:

See what I’m talking about?  This could really confuse a collector because it isn’t a real rookie card.  In addition to these cards not being official rookie cards, they are serial numbered to 100.  Usually cards with patches like this aren’t numbered that high, but for some reason these are.  I think the cards look nice, but designs like this can really confuse collectors.  Right now on eBay you will see sellers trying to pass them off as rookie cards.  This could be happening because they really think they are rookies and don’t know any better, or they could just be trying to get more of the buyer’s attention.  This is just a word of warning to those people new to the hobby.  If you are looking to buy a rookie card of a player, make sure you find out when they were a rookie.  If you don’t, you could be taken advantage of.