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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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