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We wanted to bring you some websites that we and our customers personally use and enjoy. They span various interests. We chose sites which offer ... pre-release info and card checklists, addresses for autograph collectors, singles to fill in your sets, and a company that does Box Breaks. We tried to cover all of your hobby collecting needs, and we tried to cater to different groups of collectors ... from sports to Yu-Gi-Oh to Magic: The Gathering and beyond. If you know of a website that you find particularly useful, let us know! We'd love to share it with everyone. (One note ... some sites require you to register in order to get information or participate in certain forums.)

We also highlight two websites especially for kids in the "Fun for Kids" area of this Resources section (more sites to come!). They are www.toppstown.com and www.sikids.com. Get more information for either by clicking on the "Fun for Kids" link.

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CARDBOARD CONNECTION
Cardboard Connection has become our #1 go-to source for all things card related. I print out their PRODUCT RELEASE CALENDAR myself to know when to expect things, and I look forward to their comprehensive reviews of all NEW PRODUCTS. They have CHECKLISTS for both base sets and inserts with an easily navigable SEARCH feature for finding products. They will also often link E-bay auctions to their reviews to show what new products look like. If you LIKE them on Facebook, you will get their new reviews and product info in your newsfeed.
 
BASEBALL CARD PEDIA and SPORTS CARD RADIO
These are our other favorite sites for finding checklist and pre-release information. Baseballcardpedia, in particular, is like a wiki type site where collectors can add information as they break boxes, so the information comes quickly and is "hot off the press". Both are excellent at providing checklists for products just released (before Beckett and even the manufacturers' websites list them). Sports Card Radio is an especially comprehensive site which features product release calenders, rookie card checklists, autograph collecting addresses, fan forums, and many other links to help you explore the sports card world. I hear the podcasts on Sports Card Radio are interesting and useful as well.
 
WIKIPEDIA
This on-line encyclopedia has often come up in our Google searches, and it's very useful! We often get Yu-Gi-Oh checklist information here before we see it anywhere else on-line. It's a great reference area for sports statistics and fact finding. You could also have fun looking up all random terms, like "Baseball", "Upper Deck Company", and "Babe Ruth". Imagine everything you could learn by playing around on Wikipedia for an afternoon.
 
YU-GI-OH WIKIA
If you're a Yu-Gi-Oh fan, you NEED to know about this website. We use it constantly to figure out which cards are in which sets. The search feature is great and provides nice pics of cards already released and upcoming.
 
SPORTLOTS
This website was recommended to us by one of our die-hard set collectors. He is able to pick up many of the cards he needs to complete sets (all sports) at reasonable prices from the sellers on this site.
 
JUST COMMONS
Here is another singles option for you, highly recommended by a customer. Their extensive inventory of singles is completely computerized and easily searchable. Their home page lists sets recently added or re-stocked (which is helpful), and the site is easy to navigate.
 

SPORTS CARD FORUM
Here is another singles option for you, highly recommended by a customer. Their extensive inventory of singles is completely computerized and easily searchable. Their home page lists sets recently added or re-stocked (which is helpful), and the site is easy to navigate.

 
SPORTS CARD LEGENDS and FREEDOM CARD BOARD
A customer's friend runs Sports Card Legends. It advertises itself as drama free (which I like). It's pretty comprehensive with tons of forums, but relatively new. Looks like it's worth checking out. Freedom Cardboard advertises itself as a "community built by sports card collectors for sports card collectors". It has a longer history than Sports Card Legends and has forums, blogs, news, and product release info.
 
THE PHILLIES
While this site is probably not new to many of you, it has a lot more to offer than simply a seating chart and ticket information. It's a vast and well-designed website where you can find everything from Sports Blogs to Baseball Lingo to Phillies Shopping.