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Don’t Hate on Topps Stickers

2014 Topps Yasiel Puig sticker

Despise hit chasing? Want to hook up the youngsters with a low priced product? Nothing wrong with some nice looking stickers says Rich Klein.

Ya Gotta Believe: Tug and the 1973 New York Mets

1973 Topps Tug McGraw

It’s not worth a mint but the 1973 Topps Tug McGraw recalls an Amazin’ time in Mets history.

2014 Bowman Football Preview

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2014 Bowman Football will be out in June promising four on card autographs and a veteran relic in each box.

Better Late Than Never: Staubach Rookie Showcases Late Blooming HOF Career

1972 Topps Roger Staubach

It took awhile for his mug to hit cardboard but the 1972 Topps Roger Staubach rookie card is now among the most sought after of all with a ’9′ on eBay now.

Midnight Opening Draws Collectors to Topps Heritage

Baseball Cad King midnight opening

It’s an ode to 1965 Topps in the 2014 Topps Heritage set and anxious collectors in Chicago had a chance to buy all they needed from one store with a special midnight opening.

Despite Error, 1969 Topps Brian Piccolo Card is Special

Brian Piccolo 1969 Topps football

His friendship with Gale Sayers was the focus of a TV movie and the 1969 Topps Brian Piccolo is a reminder that life can often be brutally unfair.

Allen & Ginter Returns This Summer With Metal Cards, Pop Ups…and Skeletons

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From pop star relics to bone bits from ancient animals, 2014 Topps Allen and Ginter returns with the usual quirkiness and some new twists.

eBay Card of the Day: The Quirky Madness of the 1959 Topps Lew Burdette

Burdette 1959 Topps

One of baseball’s best pitchers had kids dazed and confused when they pulled his card out of packs. The 1959 Topps Lew (Lou) Berdette is all screwed up.

2013 Topps Supreme Football Box Break

Jordan Cameron 2013 Topps Supreme

Four serial numbered cards are all that you’ll find in a Supreme Football box break and this year’s rookie class means a big roll of the dice.

Dreaming: Gretzky in the Olympics

Gretzky Rookie Card 1979-Topps BVG 8.5

The Wayne Gretzky rookie card is already valuable but would The Great One be even more legendary if pros had been in the Olympics in 1980?

Moving to One Giant Series Put Topps in Bind 40 Years Ago

1974 Topps packs

The 1974 Topps baseball set was issued all at once and thanks to one franchise’s uncertainty, it didn’t all go swimmingly.

eBay Card of the Day: Better Late Than Never: Niekro’s 1964 Topps Rookie

1964 Topps Phil Niekro rookie card

He was a bit of a late bloomer and his personal catcher was a guy who became more famous off the field but things turned out OK for Phil Niekro.

Best Rookie Cards of 1970s College Hoop Heroes

1972-73 Austin Carr

An ode to the rookie cards of college basketball legends from the pre-dunk, pre-three point era.

eBay Card of the Day: Bo Knows Supplemental Sets

Bo Jackson 1989 Score Supplemental football

Our eBay Card of the Day takes us back to a time when Bo Jackson was doing double duty.

1991 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Blazed Super Premium Trail

1991 Stadium Club pack

Our eBay Set of the Week is a sentimental favorite among collectors who remember the dawn of Topps’ Stadium Club brand.

5 Cool 1952 Topps Cards You Can Own for About $250

Richie Ashburn 1952 Topps

Not all 1952 Topps cards cost an arm and a leg. Here are five fun ones you can snare in decent shape for a decent price.

eBay Card of the Day: A Favorite Error Card

1964 Tops Rick Wise rookie

Rich Klein’s favorite error card of all-time is our eBay Card of the Day; the 1964 Topps #561 on which Dave Bennett is 19…no, 18…no…

Collector’s Near Complete Topps Master Set Run Comes To Auction

1958 Topps Hank Aaron blue background

In what’s being called “an unprecedented hobby event”, two dealers are bringing a complete Topps master set run to eBay– card by card.

eBay Card of the Day: 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. BGS 10

BGS 10 1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck rookie card

Ken Griffey Jr. talks with ESPN about his 1989 rookie card, a BGS 10 example of which is our eBay Card of the Day.

1996-97 Fleer Sprite Basketball Issue Features Kobe Bryant Rookie, Australian Version

Sprite 1996-97 basketball cards

A relatively obscure basketball set might be worth another look. 1996-97 Sprite has a Kobe Bryant rookie and even an Australian version.