Editor’s Blog: 1937 Wheaties Discovery, Iconic 80s and 90s Cards

Vintage baseball card collectors always welcome new discoveries…unless, of course, you thought you had a complete set and find out you don’t.

A pair of additions are coming to the checklist of 1937 Wheaties Series 14.  A collector recently forwarded a pair of images that reveal Bob Feller and Earl Averill were part of the famous Wheaties box back program that’s kept collectors busy for eight decades.

You can read about it in Bob Lemke’s blog.


“Vintage” is in the eye of the beholder though.  For those in their 20s and 30s, the 1980s and early 90s are nostalgic.   Dismiss the cards from that era if you will, but the kids who collecting during the “boom” years have written more about the hobby than older guys.

Total Pro Sports came up with a list of the ten “most iconic” cards from the late 1980s and early 90s.   Read about it here and don’t be so cynical.


Last month’s Chicago Sun-Times show had a big list of autograph guests, but apparently not a  lot of attendees from neighboring Wisconsin.  It seems folks used to seeing Packers out and about around Green Bay were not all that crazy about spending $29 and up for autographs.

Here’s a report on the show, including why those cameras were following Alan Rosen around.