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Ralph Kiner Cards a Big Part of Baseball’s Post-War Era

Ralph Kiner 1953 Topps

Ralph Kiner baseball cards reflect a lightning bolt career that led to Cooperstown–and cover more than just your standard Topps and Bowman.

Vintage Pack Break of the Week: 1975-76 Topps Basketball Wax

1975-76 Topps Basketball Pack

A 1975-76 Topps basketball wax pack reveals the final year of the ABA, Pistol Pete in a goatee and more, but what would the JC crew find inside?

News & Notes: Second Chance at Local Auction Yielded Valuable Wagner Card

Box auction Wagner Sporting Life 1911

A collector who thought he’d missed out on a local auction steal got a second chance when the 1911 Sporting Life Honus Wagner Cabinet card came up for auction again a week later.

Vintage Pack Break of the Week: 1951 Topps Red Backs

1951 Topps Red Back pack

Time to open a 63-year-old pack of baseball cards. This one won’t take long.

Leaf Packing Graded Vintage, Art Cards in New Product

Ty Cobb 1933 Sport Kings

A new buyback product hits the market this weekend with the release of 2014 Leaf Legends of the Diamond.

1966 Chiefs Autographs Spur Memories of Team That Faced Lombardi’s Packers

1966 Topps - 067 - Len Dawson

It’s a little slice of history: collecting 1966 Topps Kansas City Chiefs autographs to remember the AFL team that first challenged Vince Lombardi’s Packers.

The Rarest Topps Basketball Set Ever Made

Topps Test Basketball 1968

The 1968-69 Topps Test Basketball set has a bucket full of Hall of Famers but there likely aren’t more than 200 cards in existence.

Rank the 20 Top Vintage Baseball Cards of All-Time

Wagner

Here’s a list of 20 top vintage baseball cards and a chance for you to re-rank the list yourself.

Ruth Signed Ball, E102 Wagner, Vintage Unopened Packs Highlight LOTG Auction

Autographed Ken Kaselnova ball

Love of the Game’s 2014 Winter Auction has opened with hundreds of vintage cards and memorabilia on the block.

Ramblings: 1970s Prove Rookie Card Fortunes Can Change a Bit

1976 Topps Dennis Eckersley

Rich Klein’s Ramblings tackles part 2 of a look back at the ebb and flow of key rookie cards in the 1970s and 80s.

Generic Artwork Makes for Inexpensive Vintage Cards

E-91-C Honus Wagner

The E91 baseball card set is one of a few early issues that won’t likely break your budget as long as you don’t mind some generic artwork.

1984-85 Star Company Basketball Introduced NBA Icons

1984-85 Star Jordan

1984-85 Star Company basketball has Michael Jordan’s first pro card and a basket full of other issues that came along for the ride.

Big, Sticky, Quirky: 1970s Topps Basketball Inserts Ran the Gamut

1970-71 Topps Poster Walt Frazier

From ‘Rulers’ to posters to stickers, 1970s Topps basketball inserts tried to put a little more fun in the wild and woolly days of two pro leagues and plenty of Afros.

Editor’s Blog: 1951 Wheaties Premium Mantle May Date Later

Mickey Mantle Wheaties premium PSA 7

Average collectors haven’t quite discovered the 1951 Wheaties Premium Mickey Mantle, but there’s a decent chance it may date slightly later.

11 Great Bill Russell Cards

Action Packed Bill Russell

He won 11 NBA titles so why not a list of 11 great Bill Russell basketball cards and the most watched Russell cards on eBay.

Bobby Orr Cards Still a Magnet for Collectors

Rookie card Bobby Orr

Rookie cards, test issues and more keep Bobby Orr cards high on the want lists of hockey card collectors.

Just Collect Launches 10,000+ Card End of Year Auction Party

Mike Schmidt 1973 Topps card

A mammoth group of vintage sports cards is being sold off this weekend on eBay as Just Co;llect wraps up 2013 with its biggest auction of the year.

Behold! 5 Hobby Holy Grail Alternatives for Budget-Minded Collectors

Honus Wagner cards

Not expecting a T206 Wagner in your stocking? Check out some reasonable alternatives to some of the hobby’s most valuable and/or sought after baseball cards.

Ty Cobb Baseball Cards Remain Strong

Ty Cobb T206

Ty Cobb cards remain the hobby’s early 20th century gold standard and a look at eBay shows there are plenty of people focused on the Georgia Peach’s vintage cardboard.

1983-84 Star Company Basketball Launched Brief New Era

1983-84 Star team bag Clippers

The 1983-84 Star Company basketball card sets began to fill a collecting void as Topps and the other manufacturer continued to take a pass on hoops.