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We are located and work out of the the Mannheim and Kaiserslautern communities in Germany. We are a multicultural group of collectors. Our primary language is English however we have members that speak German and other European languages. Our mission is to meet new people, grow our community and have fun while expanding our collections. (Karte Sammlung)
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Sep
23

Topps Match Attax Tour in October

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As a CardsFX exclusive: Our friend Marc Unger at Topps Germany sent us the October tour schedule for the Match Attax team. The tour will promote the Match Attax Bundesliga Trading Cards and the hobby as they have done in the past. There will be tournaments, socializing and a whole lot of collecting fun. Don’t miss out on the action and if you attend any of these events feel free to post your fan photos on our Fan Page.

Topps-Tour 2010
Datum Ort
02.10.2010 Frankfurt, Hauptbahnhof
Berlin, Bahnhof Friedrichstraße
03.10.2010 Wiesbaden, Hauptbahnhof
Leipzig, Hauptbahnhof
09.10.2010 Hamburg, Hauptbahnhof
Braunschweig, Hauptbahnhof
10.10.2010 Kiel, Hauptbahnhof
Bremen, Hauptbahnhof
16.10.2010 Düsseldorf, Hauptbahnhof
Karlsruhe, Hauptbahnhof
17.10.2010 Aachen, Hauptbahnhof
Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
23.10.2010 Essen, Hauptbahnhof
Stuttgart, Hauptbahnhof
24.10.2010 Bochum, Hauptbahnhof
Nürnberg, Hauptbahnhof

Match Attax Bundesliga card set 2010 includes 403 cards to collect (288 Regulars, 36 Starspieler, 54 Matchwinner (incl. 5 Club 100), 18 club logos and 7 Hattrick-Heroes. Those are players who scored 3 goals in one game last season and were dedicated a special card. Apart from this you can score 3 goals if you score with a Hattrick-Hero. The club Logos are also usable in the game. You get a 5-point boost if you use your logo in combination with the player of the same team.

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For those of you out there that are die hard Magic the Gathering collectors and players, the best place to showcase your talent and to meet new people is every Friday night at the Vogelweh Community Center. Jaime Villarreal and his crew put on one heck of a tournament, they are diverse in their game types and really push to make the environment friendly to the beginner as well as the expert.  Check the tournament out 1700hrs every Friday at Vogelweh community club, located in the Kaiserslautern Military Community Germany.

**Special Announcement** this Saturday 14-Aug, the club is hosting a “Draft Sealed Deck Tournament” in addition to the Friday outing. The buy in is $20.00, all you need is the cash to make it a great day,  the fun starts at 11:00hrs.

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Feb
02

The Card Show was a HIT!!

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The turnout at this year’s first CardsFX.com ala Tex card and collectible show was a hit!

The dealers did some selling, the buyers did some buying and both did some trading. As advertised we kicked off the event at 1000hrs Saturday 30 January at the NH Hotel in Viernheim. We had dealers from all around Germany that set up and brought their finest collections. There were a variety of cards and collectibles ranging from the latest rookie sensations cards and figurines to high end memorabilia cards such as an Exquisite Dual Autograph card of Michael Jordan and LeBron James, that one of the local dealers from Kaiserslautern Ed Wetz put up for sale and trade.

There were multiple niches being promoted during the event. The most popular of course being the Basketball cards, American Football cards, Hockey cards and multisport figurines.  

As promised we did our very first CARD WARS tournament. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the rules of CARD WARS let me quickly run through the basics.

CARD WARS RULES:

You start out with a factory sealed box of cards. Then a little math is needed, the price of the box is divided by an even number of players that intent to play the game. Then all of the players pay their portion of the total price to the dealer. For example a box that costs 80EURO with 20 packs is best divided by 5 players. Each player pays 4 EURO per pack, per round of play. Now on to the rules, the sealed box of cards is opened and all the packs are shuffled on the table in front of all the players. Starting round 1, the dealer calls the round; either he calls for “high” card or “low” card. For this example we will say “High” card. Each player then takes one of the packs from the center of the table and opens their package. All players then review their hand and look for the “high” Common card in their hand.

NOTE: Only common cards are used in CARD WARS, insert, memorabilia, or other cards are not counted.

Once the player has identified their high numbered common card (the poker card) they will then lay it face up on the table in front of themselves. The rest of the cards that are not used are placed face down directly behind the card that will be used for play. Once all players have placed their “poker card” on the table face up, the dealer then reviews all of the poker cards and the player with the highest numbered card “WINS”. The winner then gets all the cards on the table that are face up and the rest of the cards facing down. The winner reviews his winnings and quickly displays the cards that are of most interesting to all i.e. insert cards, rookie cards, memorabilia cards etc. The dealer then begins round 2 and the game continues until all packs are opened and the rounds are over…….

The first CARD WARS game began with a box of 2009-10 Panini Prestige Basketball. We had players involved that were new and some that were seasoned. A few to note were the kiddoes their dads and a few of the local collectors from Mannheim and Kaiserslautern. Man-o-man what a game, there were autographed jersey cards, inserts cards and rookies galore. The big winner of game one was Matt Doyle’s son, he had a lucky streak that kept on going…round after round.

Game two and three were all American Football, we ran with some 2007-08 Topps Chrome as the final finally. These two games were dominated by Timothy Teixeira and Richard Frye. They pulled some the nicest looking refractor cards that we have seen in awhile. The winning hands ranged from silver to gold refractors and everything in between.

The remainder of the show was fast and furious and as the saying goes, time fly’s when you’re having fun.  The boys from Z-Cards attended again and had a super collection of high end items along with all of our friends both military and local nationals alike. Everyone played their part, made some deals, improved their collection, met new friends and in general had some well needed fun. In the end, the event festivities closed with some great special offers or “sonderangebot  ” as they say in German some shaking of hands and the the wave of goodby with a friendly “until next time my friends.”

Well folks as you know at CardsFX.com we will continue to provide you the latest news, updates and information on card collecting here in Germany. Check back often, tell your friends about our community and have some fun. Post your thoughts in our forum!!! The next show will be 27 Feb. 2010 stay tuned!

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Jan
04

Cardboard Paddle Tour 2010

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Hello everyone!

It looks like the boys over at the DasCardboard.eu are at it again and have put out the invitation for their annual paddle tour and sports card fun day! Below is a google translation of the events. The invitation in original language is over at Dascoardboard.eu at this link http://forum.dascardboard.eu/showthread.php?t=17487

Hi Friends of the cards ..

We, David (aka JGDMSP) Müschi (aka sdoan19) are 17 – 19.09.2010 again our
3.Spreewald-Cardboard Paddeltour perform 2010th

Facts, which rattled the last two trips quite well,
Location: Boat House Lok Cottbus RAW …

Friday
Everytthing starts at noon ..
Starting the clos then from about 19-20hrs boxes, cases, beer, steaks, Coke, Fanta, etc. 
1. Round of “Man Of The Card Board (in the end a surprise for you)

Saturday
9 clock breakfast
from 12 clock trip to Burg / Spreewald 4 hours paddling tour (1s, 2s boats)
from about 17-18 clock back in the boathouse
from ca 21 Final Round Clock “Man Of The Card Board

Sunday
from 9 clock breakfast and then depending on the distance Departure …

Accommodation
Camping is available, free of charge
Air mattresses in a large room is also possible to be charged
Zimmermietung (limit charge)

Food / beverages available on site / ourselves

It is also required a deposit of 30 €, because we have to eat / boats, etc. order, and then only are there … will probably understand each

The only condition, there will be a small business who has Küchdienst when not to make some stehnund only in the kitchen a few NOTHING has worked quite well last year

Mods about possibly supporting you from whatever we can talk later, a, will initialy direction how much people will ..

Euer Müschi/David

Here are a few photos and films from Tour. 1.

http://s45.photobucket.com/albums/f5…ard/?start=all

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Dec
26

Card Show Veirnheim

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Hello everyone!

Well the new year is here and what better way to start it off than to have a Card show for all you card enthusiast out there. So gather your best and bring them to Veirnheim and show off what you have and wheel and deal for the ones you don’t. I am expecting to see all of you there so reserve your place early! It’s not all buisness at La-Tex we plan on having some “CARD WARS” as well! So don’t miss out on the action!!

For Reservations: info@cardsfx.com

Price: 20 Euro per Table

Cover Charge: n/a

Date : 30 Jan 2010

Time: 1000-1600hrs

Place: NH Hotel

Address: Bürgermeister Neff Strasse 12.

D-68519 Viernheim (Germany)

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