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Player Product Spotlight: Tim Lincecum Autographs Cards Prices & Review

Player Spotlight: Tim Lincecum

San Francisco Giants
2 Time Cy Young Award Winner (2008,2009)
Fan Favorite

Baseball RC Rookie Rolodex ChecklistComplete Checklist of Tim Lincecum Rookie RC Cards

Tim Lincecum Topps Allen & Ginter RC Rookie

Top 5 Tim Lincecum Rookie Cards On Ebay:

1) Ultimate Collection Autogaph #124

2) Upper Deck Black Autograph #69

3) Exquisite Collection Jsy/Auto #163

4) Bowman Sterling Autograph #TL

5) Topps Allen & Ginter #274

Baseball RC Rookie Rolodex Checklist Complete Tim Lincecum RC Checklist

Be sure to shop around when looking for a Tim Lincecum Autograph. You will have many choices and price differences.

Check the price of this PSA/DNA Authenticated Tim Lincecum Autographed Baseball:

Then you will want to compare the price of that, to autographs for sale on eBay. Be sure to check how the autograph is authenticated.

Be very cautious of auto’s from companies you’ve never heard of.

Tim Lincecum Autographed Baseball on ebay

In 2010 Tim Lincecum won a World Series with the San Francisco Giants

Review Should I Subscribe To Beckett Magazine?

Should I Subscribe To Beckett Magazine?

Beckett Magazine used to be considered the must have publication to know how much your collection was worth. The Up and Down arrows made looking forward to the next months Beckett very enjoyable.

While the quality of the content in the magazine is still very good, most collectors go to ebay for price history and value information. 

It doesn’t mean Beckett has no place in the hobby.  They are still considered a major player, and are the card companies first choice to give the scoop on a new product.

Here is a breakdown of some of the publications Beckett Media offers.

Beckett Baseball Card

Prices of cards dating back to 1909. Doesn’t list every card, but highlights the key cards in most sets. The articles is what makes the magazine worth while.  The Hot List and the reader questions are my two favorites.

Beckett makes it very clear that the pricing information in the magazine is for reference purpose only, and that it is not a recommendation to buy or sell any specific product. I wish the common card collector felt the same way. Too often, Beckett is referenced as the leader in trading card price data.

Beckett Baseball Card
Beckett Basketball Card

There are many other companies who compete with Beckett Baseball Card Magazine. The Basketball card market is less competitive. Beckett Basketball Card Magazine might be a good read for those looking for more information about basketball cards.

Beckett Basketball is very similar to Beckett Baseball. It includes a Hot List and reader questions. Some of the pricing of vintage Basketball cards are fairly accurate when compared to ebay. It’s worth the price if you are looking to expand your Basketball card knowledge.

Beckett Basketball Card
Beckett Football Card

The Football card market has exploded over the last 15 years.  With the NFL being the number one sport in the United States, Beckett Football Magazine is a good publication to pick up to feed your need for all things in the Football card hobby.

Be sure to click the link and see if they are running any specials on Beckett Football.  This wold be a great gift to a friend or for yourself!

Beckett Football Card

Review Of Ultra Pro Baseball Trading Card Products Top Loader 9 Pocket Sheets

Ultra Pro Product Review

This is a staple product for any collector with lots of cards to store. These standard Ultra Pro 3×4 Top Load Trading Card Holders can keep most of your cards safe.

Some of the thicker Jersey Cards will not fit into these holders. Ultra pro does make extra thick top loaders to fit these cards. I would also try using a Semirigid holder for thick jersey/memorabilia cards.

The Ultra Pro Soft Sleeve is a must to keep your common cards safe. Most collectors also use a soft sleeve, and then insert into a Top Loader or Semirigid holder.

I would pick up a bunch of these in bulk so that you have some laying around when you are busting your favorite box of cards. I have a soft sleeve of almost every single card I own.

I would not put your most expensive trading cards in a 9 pocket Ultra Pro Page. These are good for common cards, or building a set that does not hold much value.

The cards can easily get damaged by falling out of the binder or getting chipped when you flip through the binder page. They are a very good way to display a common set.

Putting a nice card in a Ultra Pro Screw Down Card Holder really makes the card stand out. There are some draw backs to screw downs. Putting them in and out of the holder can cause chips to the corner. Sometimes cards don’t fit quite well into them and they move around, also causing chips to corners.

I would use them on cards that you do not intend to grade. They make the card stand out, and if you are trying to sell on ebay or even just your local flea market, these screw downs can make your cards stand out.

These are BY FAR my favorite card holders. They make it real easy to slide the card in and out of. I always use these card holders with a soft sleeve. Great way to protect and they can usually fit the thicker jersey cards, which top loaders sometimes can’t.

If you are looking to submit your card to get graded by PSA or Beckett (BGS), you must use these card holders, or they may not accept your cards.

Topps Chrome Baseball Checklist Review History – Sports Card Radio

Topps Chrome Baseball

Topps Chrome Baseball

History

Topps Chrome Baseball is one of Topps longest running brands that delivers a “parallel” of their regular issue but with a special chrome gloss on each card. Known mostly for its refractor parallel cards that are typically rarer versions of the base and insert cards. The Mid ’90’s saw mainly inserts and parallels only…not even many notable Rookie Cards were produced. The late 90’s and on saw the insertion of Rookie Cards, Relic or Jersey Cards, and Autograph Cards (Mainly Rookies and Prospects)

It should be noted that some of the most popular versions of Topps Chrome can be found in the Traded & Rookies Version on eBay. This set was put together in regular Hobby Box/Pack form and sometimes in Factory Set Form. Either way these sets delivered some of the best Rookies of that year in Baseball. Keep in mind that the Box/Pack versions of Topps Rookies & Traded only have 2 Topps Chrome cards, the remainder are Regular Topps or another version.

1996

1996 Topps Chrome Baseball Box

1996 Topps Chrome Baseball Box

  • 24 Packs   —   4 Cards Per Pack
  • Randomly Inserted:
    Refractors
    Chromium Masters of the Game
    Chromium Wrecking Crew

Matt Morris #92

1997

1997 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 1
Series One

1997 Topps Chrome Baseball Box

  • 24 Packs   —   4 Cards Per Pack
  • Randomly Inserted:
    Refractors
    Chromium Al-Stars
    Chromium Seasons Best
    Double Sided Chromium Cards

No Rookies

1998

1998 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 1
Series One

1998 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 2
Series Two

1998 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 1

  • 24 Packs   —   4 Cards Per Pack
  • Randomly Inserted:
    Refractors
    Chromium Flashbacks
    Chromium Baby Boomers
    Chromium Hall Bound

1998 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 2

  • 24 Packs   —   4 Cards Per Pack
  • Randomly Inserted:
    Refractors (1:12)
    Chromium ’98 Rookie Class (1:12)
    Chromium Milestones (1:24)
    Chromium Clout (1:24)

Pete Rose Jr. #240

 

Corey Lidle #348
Troy Glaus #492
Michael Cuddyer #494
Jack Cust #495

1999

1999 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 1
Series One

1999 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 2
Series Two
1999 Topps Chrome Traded and Rookies Set
Traded & Rookies

1999 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 1

  • 24 Packs   —   4 Cards Per Pack
  • Randomly Inserted:
    Refractors
    Lords of the Diamond Inserts
    New Breed Inserts
    Early Road to the Hall Inserts

1999 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 2

  • 24 Packs   —   4 Cards Per Pack
  • Randomly Inserted:
    Refractors
    Record Numbers Inserts
    Fortune 15 Inserts

1999 Topps Chrome Baseball Traded and Rookies Set

  • 121 Card Set
  • Sold only in Factory Set Form

Alex Escobar #206

 

A.J. Burnett #437
Austin Kearns #439
Matt Holliday #442
Pat Burrell #444

 

Mark Mulder #T8
Felipe Lopez #T10
C.C. Sabathia #T33
Adam Dunn #T50
Alfonso Soriano #T65
Josh Hamilton #T66
Carl Crawford #T75

2000

2000 Topps Chrome Series 1 Box
Series One

2000 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 2
Series Two

2000 Topps Chrome Baseball Traded & Rookies
Traded & Rookies Set

2000 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 1

  • 24 Packs   —   4 Cards Per Pack
  • Randomly Inserted:
    Refractors
    Power Players Inserts
    21st Century Topps
    Topps All-American Team
    Mark McGwire Reprint

2000 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 2

  • 24 Packs   —   4 Cards Per Pack
  • Randomly Inserted:
    Refractors
    Chrome Kings
    Topps All-American Team
    Topps Combos
    Millennium Team Inserts

2000 Topps Chrome Traded & Rookies Set

  • 135 Total Cards
  • Only Sold In Factory Set Form

Larry Bigbie #209

 

Scott Downs #447
Ben Sheets #451

 

Brandon Phillips #T3
Brandon Inge #T4
Lyle Overbay #T15
Carlos Zambrano #T29
Francisco Rodriguez #T38
Miguel Cabrera #T40
Mike Young #T46
Aaron Rowand #T61
Adrian Gonzalez #T81
Rocco Baldelli #T86

 

2001

2001 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 1
Series One

2001 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 2
Series Two
2001 Topps Chrome Baseball Rookie and Traded
Rookie and Traded

2001 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 1

  • 24 Packs   —   4 Cards Per Pack
  • Randomly Inserted:
    King of King Inserts
    Refractors
    Combo Cards
    Past to Present Inserts

2001 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 2

  • 24 Packs   —   4 Cards Per Pack
  • Albert Pujols and Jake Peavy Rookies
  • Randomly Inserted:
    King of King Inserts
    Refractors
    Topps Originals
    What Could Have Been Inserts

2001 Topps Chrome Traded and Rookies Box

  • 24 Packs   —   10 Cards Per Pack
  • 8 Regular Topps Cards Per Pack
  • 2 Topps Chrome Cards Per Pack
  • 1 Relic/Jersey Card Per Box

Hee Seop Choi #291
Travis Hafner #296

 

Albert Pujols #596
Jake Peavy #598
Edwin Encarnacion #616

 

Wilson Betemit #T213
Hank Blalock #T214
Justin Morneau #T235
Jose Reyes #242
Ichiro Suzuki #T266

2002

 

2002 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 1
Series One
2002 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 2
Series Two
2002 Topps Chrome Traded and Rookies Baseball
Traded & Rookies

2002 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 1

  • 24 Packs   —   4 Cards Per Pack
  • Randomly Inserted:
    Summer School Relic/Jersey Cards
    1952 Topps Reprint Cards
    Gold Chrome Parallel Cards

2002 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 2

  • 24 Packs   —   4 Cards Per Pack
  • Randomly Inserted:
    Stud Relic/Jersey Cards
    Black Boarder Refractor Parallel
    Gold Chrome Parallel Cards

2002 Topps Chrome Traded and Rookies Box

  • 24 Packs   —   11 Cards Per Pack
  • 7 Regular Topps Cards Per Pack
  • 2 Topps Chrome Cards Per Pack
  • 1 First Year Player Card Per Pack
  • 1 Vintage Buy-Back Card Per Box
  • 1 Memorabilia or Autograph Card Per Box

Freddy Sanchez #313
Scott Wiggins #314
Jason Bay #326

 

So Taguchi #426
Joe Mauer #622
Taylor Buckholz #675
Rich Harden #687

 

Chone Figgins #T196
Ryan Church #T243
Dontrelle Willis #T262

 

2003

 

2003 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 1
Series One
2003 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 2
Series Two
2003 Topps Chrome Baseball Traded and Rookies
Traded & Rookies

2003 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 1

  • 24 Packs   —   4 Cards Per Pack
  • 1 Refractor Relic/Jersey Card Per Box
  • 1 Serial #’d X-Fractor Parallel Box Loader Per Box
  • 220 Card Set  — 200 Veterans  —  20 Prospects/1st Year

2003 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 2

  • 24 Packs   —   4 Cards Per Pack
  • 1 Refractor Relic/Jersey Card Per Box
  • 1 Serial #’d X-Fractor Parallel Box Loader Per Box
  • 220 Card Set  — 200 Veterans  —  20 Prospects/1st Year

 

2003 Topps Chrome Baseball Traded and Rookies Box

  • 24 Packs   —   10 Cards Per Pack
  • 8 Regular Topps Cards Per Pack
  • 2 Topps Chrome Cards Per Pack
  • 1 Autograph or Relic/Jersey Card Per Box
  • 275 Card Set  — 115 Veterans  —  155 Prospects/1st Year

 

03 Topps Chrome Checklist

Chris Duncan #201
Kevin Youkilis #216

 

Bryan Bullington #421
Joey Gomes #423

 

Felix Pie #T167
Brandon Webb #T169
Hanley Ramirez #T181
Jeremy Bonderman #T186
Robinson Cano #T200
Dan Haren #T234

 

2004

 

 

2004 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 1
Series One
2004 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 2
Series Two

2004 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 1

  • 20 Packs   —   4 Cards Per Pack
  • 1 Autograph 1st Year Player Card Per Box
  • 1 Relic/Jersey Card Box Loader Per Box

2004 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 2

  • 20 Packs   —   4 Cards Per Pack
  • 1 Autograph 1st Year Player Card Per Box
  • 1 Relic/Jersey Card Box Loader Per Box

Yadier Molina #219
Zach Duke #220
Anthony Lerew #221
Kyle Davies #228
Zach Miner #232

 

2002 Topps Chrome Series 2 Checklist

Carlos Quentin #235
Conor Jackson #236
Jason Hirsh #243
Lastings Milledge #244

 

2005

 

 

2005 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 1
Series One
2005 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 2
Series Two
2005 Topps Chrome Baseball Update & Highlights
Update & Highlights

2005 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 1

  • 20 Packs   —   4 Cards Per Pack
  • 1 Autograph 1st Year Player Card Per Box
  • 5 Parallel Cards Per Box
  • 1 Relic/Jersey Card Box Loader Per Box

2005 Topps Chrome Baseball Box Series 2

  • 20 Packs   —   4 Cards Per Pack
    (2-10 Pack Mini Boxes)
  • 1 Autograph 1st Year Player Card Per MINI Box
  • Alex Rodriguez Exclusives

2005 Topps Chrome Baseball Update & Highlights

  • 20 Packs   —   5 Cards Per Pack
  • 2 First Year Autographs Per Box
  • 1 Hobby Exclusive Box Loader Per Box
  • Barry Bonds HR History Cards

Ian Kinsler #214
Ryan Sweeney #217
Andre Ethier #221
Brandon Moss #222
Melky Cabrera #233

 

05 Topps Chrome Series 2 Checklist

Billy Butler #235
Chip Cannon #238
Glen Perkins #241
Justin Verlander #242
Andy LaRoche #472


05 Topps Chrome Update Checklist

Ryan Braun #198
Colby Rasmus #205
Ryan Zimmerman #208
Trevor Bell #221
Jay Bruce #222
Matt Garza #227
Andrew McCutchen #234

2006

 

2006 Topps Chrome Baseball Box

2006 Topps Chrome Baseball Box

  • 24 Packs   —   4 Cards Per Pack
  • 2 Autograph Rookie Cards Per Box
  • 14 Parallel Cards Per Box
  • Mickey Mantle & Barry Bonds Exclusives
  • 330 Card Set  —  54 Prospects/1st Year



06 Topps Chrome Checklist
Kenji Johjima #285
Prince Fielder (RC) #307
Justin Verlander (RC) #309
Mike Napoli #317
Francisco Liriano (RC) #336
Ian Kinsler (RC) #340
Hanley Ramirez (RC) #352
Dan Uggla (RC) #354


2007

 

2007 Topps Chrome Baseball Box

2007 Topps Chrome Baseball Box

  • 24 Packs   —   4 Cards Per Pack
  • 2 Autograph Rookie Cards Per Box
  • One Parallel or Insert Per Pack
  • Two Box Loaders Per Box
  • Mickey Mantle Story Exclusives
  • 330 Base Card Set
  • A-Rod Road To 500HR Box Loaders

07 Topps Chrome Checklist
Phil Hughes (RC) #281
Hideki Okajima #297
Andrew Miller #298
Daisuke Matsuzaka #330
Troy Tulowitzki (RC) #331
Alex Gordon #345
Alexi Casilla #358


2008

 

2008 Topps Chrome Baseball Box

2008 Topps Chrome Baseball Box

  • 24 Packs   —   4 Cards Per Pack
  • 2 Autograph Rookie Cards Per Box
  • Relic/Jersey Cards Inserted
  • Mickey Mantle Exclusives

 

08 Topps Chrome Checklist

Evan Longoria
Joey Votto
Billy Buckner
Jeff Clement
Nick Blackburn
Clay Buchholz


 

2009

 

2009 Topps Chrome Hobby Box

2009 Topps Chrome Baseball Box

  • 24 Packs   —   4 Cards Per Pack
  • 2 Autograph Rookie Cards Per Box
  • Barack Obama SP Cards
  • David Freese Autographs

 


09 Topps Chrome Checklist

Elvis Andrus
Barack Obama SP
David Freese
Andrew McCutchen

 


 

2010

 

2010 Topps Chrome Baseball Hobby Box

2010 Topps Chrome Baseball Box

  • 24 Packs   —   4 Cards Per Pack
  • 2 Autograph Rookie Cards Per Box
  • Released October 6, 2010
  • Stephen Strasburg Autographs

 


2010 Topps Chrome ChecklistStephen Strasburg
Starlin Castro
Jason Heyward
Mike Stanton
Carlos Santana


 

2011

 

2011 Topps Chrome Baseball Box

  • 24 Packs   —   4 Cards Per Pack
  • 2 Autograph Rookie Cards Per Box
  • Released September 7, 2011
  • Mark Trumbo Autographs

 


2011 Topps Chrome Checklist

Mark Trumbo
Brandon Belt
Michael Pineda
Eric Hosmer
Brandon Beechy
Freddie Freeman


 

2012

 

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Hobby Box

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Box

  • 24 Packs   —   4 Cards Per Pack
  • 2 Autograph Rookie Cards Per Box
  • Released August 22, 2011
  • Bryce Harper Autographs

2012 Topps Chrome Checklist

Bryce Harper
Trevor Bauer
Yu Darvish

Playoff National Treasures Football Checklist Review History – Sports Card Radio

Playoff National Treasures Football

Donruss National Treasures Football

  • First Issue: 2006
  • Key Card:
  • SRP Box Price: $500.00
  • Configuration: 1 Pack – 7 Cards

2009

2009 Playoff National Treasures Football Preview

2009 Playoff National Treasures Football Box

Original Release Date: January 27, 2010

  • 1 Pack  –  8 Cards Per Pack
  • Average Hits Per Box:
    – At Least 3 Autograph Cards
    – 3 (or Less) Memorabilia Jersey Cards
    – 2 Base – Legend – Rookie Cards

Mark Sanchez
Matthew Stafford
Percy Harvin
Knowshon Moreno
Chris Wells
Shonn Greene

For The Complete 2009 In-Depth Preview and Review:
2009 Playoff National Treasures Football Click Here

2008

2008 Playoff National Treasures Football Box

2008 Playoff National Treasures Football Box

Original Release Date: 1/28/2009

  • 1 Pack   –   7 Cards Per Pack
  • Average Hits Per Box:
    3 Autograph Cards
    3 Memorabilia/Jersey Cards
    1 Common or Parallel
  • 100 Base Cards
    Gold: Numbered To 5 or Less
    Platinum: Numbered 1/1

Chris Johnson
Steve Slaton
Eddie Royal
DeSean Jackson
Matt Ryan
Joe Flacco
Kevin Smith
Ray Rice
Jonathan Stewart
Darren McFadden
Felix Jones
Rashard Mendenhal
Matt Forte

Playoff National Treasures Cut Auto CardsNFL Patch Logo Jersey Auto Cards Matt Ryan Playoff National Treasures Jersey Auto

By now Playoff National Treasures Football is one of the most anticipated releases of the Football trading card season. Boxes yeild solid results and get the hands shaking in excitement. The numerous Patch Jersey Cards get collectors excited about “common” jersey hits and Autograph Versions add even more value to the set. The Rookie Cards are some of the most sought after cards of the year.  Even the lesser known rookie cards still fetch large prices on eBay and the big names get $100’s and $1,000’s sales via auction.

A popular Box-Break product where collectors “pool” their money together and buy “spots” for each NFL team. Considering the price of a box is more than most collectors can afford on their own, it is a way to feel the thrill of opening one of football’s finest products. Picking the Cowboys, Steelers, 49ers and other teams rich with players is a good way to improve your odds.

Also popular on YouTube because of the MEGA Hits that can come from this box. Better find a box quick, this stuff dries up fast.

 

2007

2007 Playoff National Treasures Football Box
2007 Playoff National Treasures Football Box

Original Release Date: 1/30/2008

  • 1 Pack   –   7 Cards Per Pack
  • Average Hits Per Box:
    6 Autograph or Memorabilia/Jersey Cards
    1 Common or Parallel
  • 100 Base Cards
    Silver: Numbered to 25 or Less
    Gold: Numbered to 5 or Less
    Platinum: Numbered 1/1

Adrian Peterson
Calvin Johnson
Brady Quinn
Marshawn Lynch
Dwayne Bowe
JaMarcus Russell
Trent Edwards
Ted Ginn Jr.
Patrick Willis

Adrian Peterson National Treasures Auto/JerseyNational Treasures Quad Auto CardsLetterman Patch Autograph Cards

Off the heals of the huge success of the 2006 release, ’07 was highly anticipated. The rookie class was headed by Adrian Peterson who’s cards we’re soaring after his record rookie season. It is interesting to note that JaMarcus Russell, Brady Quinn, and Trent Edwards still hadn’t made much of an impression on the field leading to huge speculation on their card values.

Still a great set if your chasing legend and HOF players, however Rookies and Current players are featured more in this years version compared to 2006.  Still many great cut-autographs and other vintage pieces, but the true chase cards were the Adrian Peterson Jersey/Auto RC and other big-name RC’s.

2006

2006 Playoff National Treasures Football Box

2006 Playoff National Treasures Football Box

Original Release Date: 1/31/2007

  • 1 Pack   –   7 Cards Per Pack
  • Average Hits Per Box:
    6 Autograph or Memorabilia/Jersey Cards
    1 Common or Parallel
  • 100 Base Cards Numbered 125 or Less
    Gold: Numbered to 25 or Less
    Platinum: Numbered 1/1

Vince Young
Reggie Bush
Maurice Jones-Drew
Matt Leinart
Jay Cutler
Laurence Maroney
Marques Colston
Joseph Addai
Jerious Norwood
DeAngelo Williams
Devin Hester
AJ Hawk
Santonio Holmes
Vernon Davis

2006 National Treasures Rookie CardsCut Autograph CardsHistoric Autograph Cards

Once believed to be the final football product from Playoff/Donruss, this product was LOADED with items that the company thought might be sold or never inserted in a product line.  Probably one of the first true “values” at $500.00 per box, prices quickly climbed as collectors were treated to mega hits box after box. Not only a great set featuring some of the NFL’s legends & greats, the 2006 Football Rookie Class is one of the finest in the leagues history.

Led originally by Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart, and Vince Young, rookie cards of Joseph Addai, Maurice Jones-Drew and Jay Cutler soon became the hot cards to find. Recently DeAngelo Williams and Santonio Holmes cards have seen a jump in their prices on eBay as of late. Lots of good stuff if you can still find a box that hasn’t been opened.

A fancy wood box and super thick card stock made this a collector favorite and set the stage for the future products to build on. Not only one of the finest Football Products of all-time, one of the best Trading Card Sets of All-Time.

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