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Ryan Cracknell
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Welcome all! Whether you know me personally or I have weak privacy settings. Based on the West Coast of British Columbia, I'm the editor with at Cardboard Connection, a teacher taking a break, Cards Online columnist with Non-Sport Update Magazine and doer of whatever other projects come my way. There's also my other sites: Trader Crack's and the recently re-done Movie Views. If you need a writer, editor, collaborator or sounding board, let me know. I love to dream and get the creative juices flowing.
  • Vancouver Island University
    Technical Writing, 2011 - present
  • University of Calgary
    Bachelor of Education, 2003 - 2005
  • University of Victoria
    Bachelor of Fine Arts - Writing and Film, 1996 - 2001
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I look like a freaking giant. But it's always fun to appear on ESPN.
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2013-14 Upper Deck Black Diamond is using a live draft format to distribute Quad Diamond Relics. Find a golden ticket and you're in. The 25 cards in the set (all 1/1) come with four real diamonds. Here's a detailed look at the Diamond Draft:
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Some collectors might remember the Topps Attax line of trading card games. The line is still strong in other parts of the world, including Doctor Who in Europe. Get full details on 2013 Topps Doctor Who Alien Attax 50th Anniversary, the first set to include Doctor Who Costum Cards.
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Busting any 2013 Topps Chrome Football? Be sure to double-check for variations. There are lots of them. This simple guide shows you exactly what to look for.
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It's hard to believe that up until now there has been just one standalone Star Wars set with the Topps Chrome name. That changes next year with 2014 Topps Star Wars Chrome Perspectives. Every pack has a Refractor and autographs are all on-card.
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Are you an autograph collector in need of a nostalgia fix? Here's a detailed breakdown of the 2013 Topps 75th Anniversary Autographs:
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The Card Beat: Sports Collectibles News for November 4, 2011

We've traveled to the far corners of the World Wide Web to track down the top sports card and memorabilia stories for today, November 4, 201

Cardboard Connection Radio Preview: Memory Lane, MeetMeme

Guests this week include Memory Lane Inc's JP Cohen and Jonathan Brewer of MeetMeme.

Super Bowl Tickets Visual Guide

Trace the history of Super Bowl tickets with our handy visual guide. Includes images of tickets from every year from 1967-2011, as well as c

Top 10 Star Wars Autographs

Top 10 list, images and buying guide of the best Star Wars autograph trading cards. Names on the list include Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and

Yu Darvish and Yoennis Cespedes Baseball Cards Gaining Value

Yu Darvish and Yoennis Cespedes baseball card analysis and values for various Topps sets celebrating the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

Why Sports Card Values from the Late-80s and Early-90s Are Low

Reasons and expert analysis on why sports card values from on cards from 1986 to 1992 are extremely low.

2012 Topps Golden Giveaway Website Launches

Full details on the Topps Golden Giveaway website going live. Includes how a complete breakdown of the code redemption program, prizes &

First Copies of the 2012 Topps Rally Squirrel Card Sell Big

Details and market analysis of the first copies of the 2012 Topps Rally Squirrel card to hit eBay. The first reached $600 within two hours o

10 Best Sidney Crosby Rookie Cards

Top 10 list of Sidney Crosby rookie cards. Includes images, background, analysis and historical significance.

Topps Baseball Card Backs Image Gallery and History

Topps Baseball card backs gallery and statistics. Includes images for every Topps Baseball card back from 1951 to 2011.

Top 10 Mickey Mantle Baseball Cards

Top 10 list, images and buying guide for Mickey Mantle baseball cards.

2012 Topps Five Star Baseball Checklist, Boxes, Info, Reviews and More

2012 Topps Five Star Baseball checklist, product info, boxes for sale, card gallery, reviews and much more. Every card is a major hit from h

2012 MLB Bobblehead Giveaway Schedule and Player List

Complete list and schedule of 2012 MLB bobblehead giveaways. Includes dates, teams, players, print runs and possible restrictions.

Top 10 2012-13 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Young Guns Rookie Cards

List and analysis of the top 2012-13 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey Young Guns rookie cards. Players include Chris Kreider, Jaden Schwartz & Jak

2012 Upper Deck Avengers Assemble: Set Info, Reviews, Boxes for Sale

Avengers Assemble details, card gallery, highlights and boxes for sale. Setting the stage for the Marvel film, highlights include 3 hits per

'Star Wars' Grinch movie: 'The Sith Who Stole Christmas'

A “Star Wars” Grinch? Love it. We demand more Grinch versions of famous villains.

2012 Topps Series 1 Baseball Short Prints Checklist, Info and Gallery

2012 Topps Series 1 Baseball Short Print checklist, details and card gallery. Falling two or three per hobby case, there are 22 short prints

Robert Griffin III Cards Scorching Hot Following Heisman Trophy Win

Details and pricing analysis on Robert Griffin III cards following his Heisman Trophy victory. Includes background on various Robert Griffin

2012 Cryptozoic The Walking Dead Season 2 Autographs Checklist, Guide

2012 Cryptozoic The Walking Dead Season 2 autographs guide. Includes a full checklist of signers and images of every card in the set.

Top 10 Most Valuable Upper Deck Hockey Young Guns Rookie Cards

Top 10 list, market analysis and buying guide for the most valuable Upper Deck Young Guns rookie cards. Players on the list include Sidney C

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