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A Catalog of 1980s Baseball Card Boxed Sets

kmart box

Superstars, rookies, and lots of choices marked the explosion in retail boxed sets in the 1980s. Here is a brief rundown of the madness that ensued.

Baseball Card Advertising Examples Through the Ages

1909 Sporting Life page advertising T206 cards

Baseball card advertising pieces are as collectible as the cards themselves.

Panini Releases 2014-15 Donruss Basketball

Andrew Wiggins The rookies

Dusting off some of the names and designs of the brand’s early history, the latest Panini basketball product includes rookies in game action along with some former stars.

2014-15 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Arrives

Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey 2014-15

More Young Guns and new inserts highlight 2014-15 Upper Deck Series 2 hockey. A preview, gallery and checklist are here, plus links to cards for sale.

2015 Topps Triple Threads Baseball Preview

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Triple Threads marks ten years with a few special anniversary hits including a card with ten players, ten relics and ten autographs.

2014 Topps Fire Box Break-Review

2015 Topps Fire Forged by Fire Mike Evans

The inaugural edition of Topps Fire 2014 NFL offers four hits per box. Rich Klein breaks one open.

High-Grade National Chicle Football Set Headlines Catalog

National Chicle Football set

Over 500 high-grade and rare sports cards dating back more than a century will be up for sale in the I Own It Now event, launching Monday.

2015 Topps Box Break: Fresh Design, Bigger Set

Topps 2015 hobby box

Rich Klein dives into a box of 2015 Topps Series One.

5 Undervalued Vintage Football Sets

1954 Bowman Wrapper Small

Great players, reasonable prices and comparatively limited numbers make these five sets worth a look.

Joe Montana Rookie Card Still Cool

1981 Topps Joe Montana

If you had the foresight to invest in Joe Montana cards before the Super Bowls…and before Jerry Rice…you did OK.

Old Mill Jackson, T206 Cobb With Cobb Back in REA Preview

Old Mill Joe Jackson 1910

Some of the hobby’s rarest and most valuable baseball cards will be on the block this spring.

Panini Bringing Donruss Brand to Soccer

2015 Donruss Soccer auto

Is there enough interest in ‘The Beautiful Game’ during a non-Cup year? Panini is hoping so with the planned release of 2015 Donruss Soccer.

5 Underrated Old Basketball Card Sets

Larry Bird 1981-82 Topps

When you consider price, star content and other factors, here are five old basketball card sets that are worth owning.

1941 Goudey: Boston Company Bids Adieu

Mel Ott 1941 Goudey

Eight years after making a splash with a major baseball card set, Goudey drifted away for good with a 33-card issue.

Immaculate Makes Football Debut

Immaculate Moments Emmitt Smith auto

The season is over, but 2014 Immaculate Football will be worth watching as the high-end brand makes its NFL debut.

Vintage Set of the Week: 1965 Topps Embossed

1965 Topps wrapper

It’s different, but like it or not, the 1965 Topps Embossed is among the cheapest vintage Topps sets around, even with a big checklist of Hall of Famers.

2015 Topps Spring Fever Packs Live; Include Player Updates

Jon Lester 2015 Topps Spring Fever

If you bought 2015 cards at a hobby shop, you can pick up some free 2015 Topps Spring Fever packs, which include fresh photos of players who changed teams.

Young Aussie’s Designs Behind Topps Fire Football

2014 Topps Fire

Tyson Beck grew up wanting to be an artist and his love of sports landed him the gig he always coveted: designing a set of trading cards.

Topps Made History with 1954-55 Hockey Set Despite MIA Canadian Teams

Gordie Howe 1954-55 Topps

Sixty seasons ago, Topps launched its inaugural hockey card set, one that generally gets high marks despite the lack of Habs or Leafs.

Panini Producing Super Bowl, NBA All-Star Sets

Malcolm Butler Panini Super Bowl card

Panini America will have a presence at this year’s NBA All-Star week with an exclusive card set. They’re also putting out a Super Bowl set honoring the Patriots.