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Is Lionel Messi the Greatest Ever? And a Rookie Card Gallery.

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Editor’s Note: There is little argument that Lionel Messi is the greatest soccer player currently playing the beautiful game and among the most popular athletes in the world. Today, in a RookieCards.com exclusive article we explore the possibility that Messi might be the best ever. Additionally, we’d like to open a discussion about Lionel Messi rookie cards. Leo has several rookies but there are only a few from Europe and South America that can lay claim to being the true rookie card. Please share your thoughts using the comments section below. Is Lionel Messi The Greatest Soccer Player Ever? The...

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Alex Morgan, The Beauty Becomes an Ambassador.

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It is hard to miss rising soccer star Alex Morgan. Not only is she taking the world of women’s soccer by storm, she is also drop dead gorgeous. She has posed in body paint for Sports Illustrated and was very recently ranked #66 on Maxim’s Hot 100 list. But even though she wears a bright pink headband on the pitch she is no beauty queen. She is a skilled striker with a killer instinct, who makes the most of every opportunity to send a precise and powerful shot into the back of the net. There is no shortage of “rising...

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One of Aaron Rodgers Best Rookie Cards May Still Be Off the Hobby Radar.

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As Aaron Rodgers cards continue to appreciate precipitously this season, collectors are distinguishing which of the cards in the Rodgers catalog are the ones in which to invest. While popular issues from 2005  Contenders and Exquisite often dominate talk about Rodgers’ best and most expensive rookie cards, one rarely seen card from Upper Deck could hold a special place in very few collections. The card is starting to gain some notoriety… which may not entirely be good given some curious cards presenting themselves in online auctions. Back in 2005, Upper Deck issued its Upper Deck Rookie Premiere boxed set as...

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The Risks of Ripping Retail.

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It’s been happening since the beginning of modern card time… searching of packs. In the beginning, it was simple, almost innocent by comparison, as collectors figured out that some Upper Deck products had a numbering sequence in their pack order and could discern where a better card might be located in the box. I liken this to card counting at the 21 table in Vegas. Maybe not entirely ethical, but probably not a crime. Then came the addition of very expensive inserts, autos, and patch cards that made a true crime more worthwhile. Now, collectors must be more wary than...

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Collecting Insight: Fantasy Provides Guidance on NFL Rookie Cards.

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We say it over and over again, use fantasy drafts to find out which cards are the best to pick up before they jump. It’s simple really, fantasy football owners have basically the same interests as trading card collectors. We both want to know who is going to have a big year. Sometimes it’s obvious, a #1 QB that’s going to get to start right away. Other times it’s more opaque, a fourth round running back that’s looking great in camp while an aging veteran falters. That’s where real money can be made. And with the collective intelligence out there devoted...

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