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Family Considerations Behind Tenace’s Decision to Sell

Gene Tenace World Series ring

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

George Brett 1975 Topps rookie

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 Steelers autographed police issue card

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

1974 Topps packs

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

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.

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.

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

George Michael

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

Oscar Gamble 1976 Topps Traded

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

1974 Bob Montgomery back

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

Hostess 1978 baseball box

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

1970 OPC wrapper

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 […]