1977-78 Topps Basketball Set Began 3-Year Lean, Mean Run

Topps put its hoops product on a diet beginning in 1977-78 and the result is a cheap set that’s heavy on stars and rookies.

1970s Ali vs Superman Comic is a Classic

Remember when DC Comics pitted Muhammad Ali against Superman in front of a gaggle of famous faces from the 1970s?

Ramblings: Few 70s Teams Resonate More Than Big Red Machine

Decades have gone by but to collectors, the Big Red Machine remains the 1970s gold standard.

Family Considerations Behind Tenace’s Decision to Sell

A long career in baseball and several World Series titles under his belt, Gene Tenace is ready to move some of his best stuff.

1975 Topps Baseball Set Brought the Color

The 1975 Topps set certainly stands out–for its rookie cards and its technicolor design.

Farewell Chuck Noll and Wish You’d Had More Cards

Chuck Noll football cards in mainstream issues are few and far between but he’s not alone among NFL coaches in that regard.

Moving to One Giant Series Put Topps in Bind 40 Years Ago

The 1974 Topps baseball set was issued all at once and thanks to one franchise’s uncertainty, it didn’t all go swimmingly.

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

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.

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

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.

Ramblings: When DJs, Baseball Cards and The Game of the Week Were Golden

On Christmas Eve, Rich Klein is recalling some famous radio voices and how baseball cards and the Game of the Week connected us all with the game.

Editor’s Blog: Happy Birthday Oscar Gamble and Your Epic 1976 Topps Traded Card

He’s old enough to have been discovered by Cubs’ scout and Negro League legend Buck O’Neil.  Old enough to have gotten the last hit—a game winner—at Connie Mack Stadium.  He’s young enough to have hit against Roger Clemens.  In between, he made baseball card history.  The 1976 Topps Traded Oscar Gamble is an all-time classic.  […]

Baseball Card Backs Reveal Players Before They Were Millionaires

Business owners, ticket sellers, milkmen…you name it, players did it before big salaries. Baseball cards reveal it all.

A Requiem for Hostess Baseball Card Sets 1975-1979

A troubled iconic American brand has bid farewell, but long-time collectors remember when Hostess baseball card sets created a rush on snack cakes.

Rare Wrappers from the 1970s

A look at some scarce 1970s Topps baseball wrappers.

Ten 1970s Baseball Cards to Consider

The end of the 1960s signifies the end of the “vintage” era for many collectors. To many, the 70s feel modern somehow. Collectors can find most card sets–all Topps of course–with little trouble. They’re not expensive, unless you’re talking mint sets or graded, mint rookie cards. Still, the latter-year baby boomers entering the hobby and […]