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Topps Archives Box Break/Review

Topps 2015 Archives box

Topps dips into baseball and pop culture with its annual release. So what’s inside our box?

Vintage Set of the Week: 1965 Topps Baseball

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Casey Stengel’s last card, Joe Morgan with a caliber on his cap, and the rookie card of the great “Tim” Hunter helped make 1965 Topps baseball set a collector favorite.

2015 Bowman Football Preview and Checklist

Bowman Football 2015 hobby box

Die-cuts, rookies, plenty of parallels and a shout out to 1948. It’s all part of 2015 Bowman Football, due out this week. A preview and checklist are inside.

Topps 2015 Series 2 Baseball Preview, Checklist

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A look ahead to the second of the annual flagship trilogy: Topps 2015 Series 2 with preview images, a checklist and links to boxes for sale.

’60 Topps Set Bought, Sold for $40,000 in Short Order

Mickey Mantle 1960 Topps PSA 8

A 1960 Topps set, rated all PSA 8 or better, generated action for Just Collect, which has set its sights on quick turnarounds for graded sets.

10 Great Hockey Rookie Cards of the 1980s

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What began with The Messiah, ended with The Golden Brett, and was dominated by Super Mario? The NHL’s ‘breakout’ decade brought us some key rookie cards.

High-Grade 1910 Standard Caramel Cards Coming to Auction

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Mile High Card Company will offer what it says is the best group of rare 1910 Standard Caramel (E93) cards ever offered at auction.

Vintage Set of the Week: 1961 Topps Baseball

1961 Topps baseball box

What has two Cubs Hall of Fame rookie cards, a reluctant home run champ, and killer high numbers? It’s the 1961 Topps baseball set, an all-time classic with no asterisk required.

Vintage Set Break of the Month: 1953 Topps

1953 Topps Mantle

Mantle, Mays, Jackie…even Satchel Paige made an appearance in the popular set being broken by Burl’s Sports this month.

Topps: Bowman’s Best to Return This Year

Bowmans Best 2015 Atomic Refractor

Atomic Refractors and a “hi-def” take on the 1955 Bowman design are among the highlights in 2015 Bowman’s Best Baseball, as the old brand makes a comeback.

2015 Topps Pro Debut Review, Checklist

Pro Debut 2015 hobby box

Minor leaguers get big league treatment in 2015 Topps Pro Debut baseball.

Topps Plans New High-End Football Product

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Due out late this season, 2015 Topps Diamond Football will be an autograph only, all serial numbered product.

2015 Topps Finest Released

Tom Seaver 2015 Topps Finest Greats autograph

2015 Topps Finest has a few new twists and an emphasis on current and former stars. A look at this year’s product, a checklist and links to cards for sale.

Photo Used for 1950s Mantle Regional Cards Up for Bid

1950s Mickey Mantle baseball card photograph

Amid-1950s photograph, the same image used on some of Mickey Mantle’s baseball cards is our Vintage Photo of the Day.

15 Iconic Sports Cards You Can Own Without Being Wealthy

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Not every popular trading card costs more than your car. Here are 15 iconic sports cards from across the generations that are worth buying or saving for.

Tier One Baseball Box Break

Felix Hernandez Tier One Relic 2015

Rich Klein breaks into Topps’ latest product, one with no base cards.

1970s Hockey Cards: 10 Great Rookies

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The “Four-Story Goalie” and “The Great One” headline a list of 1970s hockey rookie cards that might well be dubbed “The Great ONES.”

Rookie Cards of 1980s NBA Finals MVPs

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They weren’t all named Magic or Larry even though it seemed that way. A look at the rookie cards of 1980s NBA Finals MVPs and how they earned the honor.

1959 Topps Baseball Took Collectors Through the Porthole

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Roger Maris in a fishbowl? The 1959 Topps set featured an unusual design that let collectors set sail with their favorite players.

2015 Bowman Draft Baseball Preview

Bowman Draft 2015

Topps says expect a bit of a makeover when 2015 Bowman Draft Baseball arrives later this year.