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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.

Card of the Day: For The Wizard, Life Begins on Opening Day

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He’s hoping to make Opening Day a national holiday but even if he can’t convince the powers that be, we still fondly the 1979 Topps Ozzie Smith.

1954 Wilson Franks Set is a Tough One

1954 Wilson Franks uncut sheet set

The 1954 Wilson Franks baseball card set is rife with condition issues, is hard to find anyway and has a Ted Williams card but if you like a challenge…

2014 Topps Tribute Baseball Review

2014 Tribute Box

2014 Topps Tribute Baseball upped the autograph count as the long-running high end product returned to store shelves for another year.

Beyond the “Normal” Cardboard: 1969 CITGO Coins

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CITGO gas stations celebrated baseball’s centennial 45 years ago by offering a set of coins, available one at a time when filling up or for 25 cents each.

eBay Card of the Day: 2007-08 Exquisite Durant Auto Patch Rookie

Exquisite Kevin Durant rookie

His days as a Seattle Supersonic seem like a long time ago but the 2007 Exquisite Kevin Durant rookie cards are proving to have been a wise investment.

2014 Topps Football Preview

LeSean McCoy 2014 Topps Football card Fantasy Focus

There’s a definite fantasy football flavor to the 2014 Topps football card issue, set for release this summer. We’ve got a look at what else is inside and a preview image gallery.