International Treasures: Cards Infinity Hits Pull of a Lifetime for Collector in Taiwan

I received a most spectacular email from Taiwan-based collector Andre Pretorius early Thursday morning informing me of a truly monster pull made on his behalf by Chris Justice of Cards Infinity. The shocking pull from 2012 National Treasures Baseball was caught on video and sent shock waves surging throughout the card-collecting globe. What follows is the meat of Pretorius' email, and the…

Hidden Treasures: Find Three Packs of 2012 National Treasures & You Could Win One!

Yes, 2012 National Treasures Baseball is the single hottest baseball card set to hit the market in years. Yes, it's the priciest, most history-packed baseball release in Panini America history. Yes, it sold out the day it released last Wednesday and has proceeded to disappear rapidly from the secondary market since. Yes, it's producing some of the most majestic memorabilia…

Father-Son Team Hits ‘Holy Grail’ from One Pack of 2012 National Treasures Baseball

One pack. Eight cards. Sometimes that's all it takes. So when North Carolina collector Peter DeLorme and his 12-year-old son, Spencer, got their pack of 2012 National Treasures Baseball in the mail from Atlanta Sports Cards on Monday, they knew they had eight opportunities to make collecting history. And on the eighth and final card in that pack, they did. With…

A Panini America Special Report: Wild Sales from 2012 National Treasures Baseball

In this special edition of the Panini America Price Index, we turn the lights down low and put a very bright spotlight on 2012 Panini National Treasures Baseball. Since the product’s official release one week ago today, the hallowed trading card set has flown off hobby-shop shelves at an amazing clip. In fact, Panini America VP of Sales D.J. Kazmierczak…

Rare Air: First Amelia Earhart Memorabilia Trading Card Drawing Big Bucks, Curiosity

Simply stated, last week's celebrated release of 2012 National Treasures Baseball included some of the most historically significant trading cards ever produced, including bat knobs, buttons, booklets and cut signatures honoring the greatest baseball players to all time. But National Treasures has always been about much more than just legends and current superstars from the world of sports. It's also…

Case in Point: Panini America Breaks a Case of 2012 National Treasures Baseball

Call it a case of national intrigue. On this, the eve of Panini America's ballyhooed 2012 National Treasures Baseball product releasing tomorrow, the suspense has reached its crescendo and the anticipation is palpable. With thoughts of bat knobs and booklets and buttons bouncing around baseball collecting's collective conscious, we thought now would be the perfect time to take you card-by-card…

Panini America Peeks the Bat-Knob Nirvana Hitting 2012 National Treasures Baseball

Make no mistake about it: The inaugural edition of Panini America's 2012 National Treasures Baseball is a history-making endeavor of the highest order. The high-end heavyweight's long-awaited introduction to baseball features a jaw-dropping array of rare memorabilia cards -- buttons, booklets, cut autographs and more -- honoring some of the greatest legends of all time. But easily some of the most…

Peeking Some of the Modern Marvels Found in 2012 National Treasures Baseball

Over the last week or so, The Knight's Lance has delivered some devastating early looks at the myriad vintage memorabilia masterpieces permeating next week's highly anticipated release of 2012 National Treasures Baseball. From a spectacular assortment of unique button cards to the breathtaking booklets, there's an awe-inspiring assortment of baseball history awaiting collectors next week. But National Treasures is more…

Previewing the Majestic Booklets Coming in 2012 National Treasures Baseball (Gallery)

Joe DiMaggio. Ty Cobb. Ted Williams. Lou Gehrig. Jackie Robinson. Rogers Hornsby. Joe Medwick. Nap Lajoie. Jimmie Foxx. If those names were chapters in a baseball history book, it likely would be the greatest read ever written. But what if they were something . . . more? What if those names represented the legends whose game-worn and game-used memorabilia and…
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