December 2012 Sports Card Releases

December is that holiday season and of course you are wanting to know what is coming out. Santa or Hanukkah or whatever you celebrate this time of year only happens once, and you want sports cards. Well here are the newest releases coming out this month…


2012 Bowman Sterling Baseball – December 19, 2012 – $280 at DACW – 7/10

Full preview coming soon.

2012 Panini Golden Age Baseball – December 19, 2012 – $72 at DACW – 8/10

Full preview coming soon.


2012/13 Panini Limited Basketball – December 14, 2012 – $100 at DACW – 8/10

Full preview coming soon.

2012/13 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Basketball – December 19, 2012 – $160 at DACW – 8/10

Full preview coming soon.


2012 Bowman Sterling Football – December 28, 2012 – $280 at DACW – 8/10

Full preview coming soon.

2012 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Football – December 12, 2012 – $155 at DACW – 7/10

Full preview coming soon.

2012 Panini Black Football – December 19, 2012 – $200 at DACW – 9/10

Full preview coming soon.

2012 Topps Strata Football – December 21, 2012 – $77 at DACW – 9.5/10

Topps Strata football is a new Topps product featuring acetate cards with built in patches and autographs. It also has a full base set but everyone will be looking at these cards to fit into their collections.

2012 Panini Crown Royale Football – December 21, 2012 – $100 at DACW – 8/10

Full preview coming soon.

2012 Panini Limited Football – December 26, 2012 – $100 at DACW – 7/10

Full preview coming soon.


2012/13 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey – December 11, 2012 – $86 at DACW – 7/10

Full preview coming soon.

2012/13 In The Game History of Hockey – December 20, 2012 – $223 at DACW – 8/10

Full preview coming soon.


2012 Panini Black Friday – Be There.

After the wildly successful Black Friday promotion from Panini last year, it is only natural they would bring back the promotion for collectors once again this year. And because of that success, if your local card shop sells Panini products, they are probably going to get involved this year if they haven’t in the past.

All the big hits and rewards of going to your local shop for Black Friday has returned this year with the Panini Black Friday packs. With a great looking base set, an awesome insert set, and some sweet surprises for collectors, one can see why it will be successful once again.

So get out to your local card shop before these packs dry up once again this year. You won’t want to be left in the dust.

See other Black Friday 2012 deals here.

2012 Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sports Card Deals

Black Friday 2012 is coming up, and you want to get a great deal on sports card for either yourself or that collector in your family. Or maybe you just want to get me present for providing you all these free contests and all this information in one place. *wink* But we have compiled a list of some of the best 2012 Black Friday and Cyber Monday sports card deals across the internet.

This page will be updated as more information comes in. Bookmark this page and make sure you check back periodically. If your business is not listed, please email me.

Card Shops:

Dave & Adam’s Card World

DACW is once again providing a huge sale on sports cards across their inventory with both high end and low end going on sale. Prices on 2012 Exquisite, Fleer Retro, Bowman Chrome, and more are on sale. FOUR new deals every hour for 3 DAYS!  It’s going to be a party once again so make sure you check them out as EVERYONE will be doing the same thing, making some of the deals hard to get, but worth the time.

Blowout Cards

Door buster deals throughout the day from 6am to 4pm EST! Various contests for free stuff on their forums and some eBay themed promotions as well, just like past years which have been HUGE successes. Tom has promised it will live up to the hype it always creates, so it is definitely worth a shot.

Atlanta Sports Cards

In addition to the low prices they will have on just about every product, they will be giving away a ton of free items like memorabilia, boxes, and gift cards with just about every purchase! Sounds like a great set up to me!

Group Breaks:

One of the premier group break sites on the internet is having their own celebration of Black Friday with every group break being 16% off! If you spend $20+ with them, you will also be entered into a free group break! That sounds like a sweet deal for group breaks to me! Just added! $1 group break doorbusters starting at 10am PST!


LiveCaseBreak is holding a Black Friday promotion where every spot in a case break you buy in from Friday until Sunday, you will be entered to win a number of free cards. Everyone is guaranteed a prize it seems, so why wouldn’t you want free cards for Black Friday with your order?

Company Promotions:

Panini America

Panini’s Black Friday promotion will be returning to stores again in 2012. For the earliest information, check out this link from Panini. I will probably end up with a giant write up about it when all the details are released depending on my schedule.

CheckOutMyCards is one of the leading sites in people selling their single cards online and they will be holding a Black Friday sale as well. COMC will give you .10 for every item purchased and shipped on Black Friday. You can also get free shipping on orders of 10+ cards. Sellers also get a bonus of .25 per item sold, towards their next processing shipment, that is put on sale for Black Friday. Sellers and buyers win here. Check them out.

2012 Topps Five-Star Baseball Checklist Released

Attached to this post is the 2012 Topps Five-Star Baseball checklist.

Click here to check out the 2012 Topps Five-Star baseball checklist and see what kind of cards you should expect to pull from this huge product about to be released on Tuesday. $500 get you a box of this product with 5 autographs. Check the above link for more information on the product.

November 2012 Sports Card Releases

It’s getting closer to Christmas time! You know exactly what that means, the perfect time to start buying presents for your card collector in your life. But what is new and hot coming off the streets? Here are the products set to release this month along with my personal rating for awesomeness.


2012 Topps Five-Star BaseballNovember 14, 2012 – $495 – 10/10

Yes, I am psyched out of my freakin’ mind for this one. Can Topps finally put out a high end baseball product? It sure looks like they have finally done it correctly. Although that price tag is rough for some.

2012 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Baseball – November 28, 2012 – $66 – 7/10

Me and prospects don’t get along, however this is the prospects only version of Bowman Chrome…more or less. Full preview coming soon.

2012 Panini Cooperstown BaseballNovember 14, 2012 – $90 – 8.5/10

You always wanted a set based around the Hall of Fame, players, and achievements. Well this is that product for you.

2012 Panini Prime Cuts Baseball – November 28, 2012 – $150 – 8.5/10

One of the most revered sets of modern day cards has returned for its second season from Panini. Full preview coming soon.

2012 Panini Signature Series BaseballNovember 7, 2012 – $120 – 8/10

More autographs than you can shake a bat at. Full preview coming soon.

2012 Panini USA Baseball Hobby Set – November 28, 2012 – $100 – 7/10

I’ve never been excited about the future stars to play the game all being in one box with a ton of autographs. But a ton of people are. Full preview coming soon.


2012-13 Panini Limited Basketball – November 28, 2012 – $100 – 7.5/10

Limited is back once again featuring the best hits this early in the season. Full preview coming soon.

2012-13 Panini Prizm BasketballNovember 14, 2012 – $100 – 8.5/10

This product makes me excited in many ways. The design. The hits. The parallels. This really could be a winner from Panini. Full preview coming soon.

2012-13 Panini Totally Certified BasketballNovember 21, 2012 – $120 – 8/10

Many hits, nice parallels, a great combination of cards. Full preview coming soon.


2012 Topps Chrome Football - November 9, 2012 – $100 – 9/10

One of the most popular football products of the season is again in short supply. Some of the most valuable rookie autographs of the year are in this product so make sure you pick a box up.

2012 Panini Prime Signatures FootballNovember 14, 2012 – $60 – 6/10

An auto per box, now with the possibility of rookie patch autos. Full preview coming soon.

2012 Topps Triple Threads FootballNovember 21, 2012 – $200  – 7/10

A formula that really hasn’t changed over the years, you can find your big hits or find a complete bust in this product. One of the bigger gambles. Full preview coming soon.

2012 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Football – November 28, 2012 – $165 – 7/10

A hit per pack in this high end product contains some great rookie cards but also some solid veteran content as well. Full preview coming soon.


2012/13 ITG Superlative Volume 3 – November 8, 2012 – $360 – 7/10

It is time for ITG’s high end product to release!