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Starting a New Venture

When I was a child collecting sports cards (mostly baseball, back in those days), I always dreamed of opening my own card shop. The closest true shop to my house was a comic/card shop about 20 miles away in a much bigger city, which always seemed like the ultimate...

2008 Topps Progressions

Stopped by the local card shop yesterday, as per usual with no real intent of picking anything up (I was actually dropping something off this time). And, as often happens, I walked out with a box of cards, as it was the first time I'd been in since 2008 Topps...

2008 Playoff Prestige Football Review (kind of)

Sorry for the lack of posts lately--I haven't forgotten or given up, I just picked a really crappy time to start a blog devoted to football cards, heading into the offseason.  And even with the new product coming out, it's kind of a lull right now, as mandatory mini...

First 2008 Product “Hit”s The Shelves?

I was trading emails with fellow Minnesota Football Card Collector and new TheFootballCardBlog.com reader Daryl last night and this morning, and he dropped a bit of a big one on us when he said: "I did go to [unnamed local card shop] a couple weeks ago it was the...

Donruss Playoff National Treasures

Just in time for the Super Bowl, Donruss is releasing the second installment of its Playoff National Treasures line.  In addition to the standard short print rookies, autographs, and jersey cut cards, the set will once again also feature cut signatures from hall of...

Topps Releasing Final(?) Set of 2007

Topps will be releasing what will apparently be the final set for the 2007 season in the second week of February, after the Super Bowl and even Pro Bowl have taken place. The new high end set, dubbed "Topps Performance Football," will feature 1 pack per box, and the...