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Beyond the “Normal” Cardboard: 1969 Topps Decals

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The 1969 Topps Decals were meant to be stuck and that’s what a lot of kids did with this unique little insert set.

Newly Discovered 19th Century Card of Hall of Famer Heads for Auction

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An 1889 Police Gazette cabinet card of Hall of Famer John Montgomery Ward, still in the original mailing envelope, will be sold by Robert Edward Auctions after residing in the same family for 125 years.

eBay Card of the Day: 1952 Topps Gus Zernial

Gus Zernial 1952 Topps

Gus Zernial with the ‘OK’ sign, six baseballs attached to a bat…and a print quirk that left him with a pink undershirt? It makes for one interesting 1952 Topps card.

eBay Card of the Day…and What Happened On Valentine’s Night 1975

Dr. J rookie card

He was a member of the soon-to-be defunct Virginia Squires on his rookie card but 39 years ago tonight, Julius Erving had a performance for the ages in a game for the ages.

eBay Set of the Week: Ralph Kiner Bowman Collection

1952 Bowman Ralph Kiner

Ralph Kiner was one of the game’s most feared sluggers in the late 1940s and early 50s but acquiring all of his Bowman baseball cards isn’t a costly proposition.

eBay Card of the Day: 1957 Topps Don Zimmer

Don Zimmer 1957 Topps rookie

Baseball lifer Don Zimmer was introduced to kids as a Brooklyn Dodgers infielder in 1957 and his card is part of the tough second series.

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

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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.