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Your 80s Cards May Not Be So ‘Worthless’ After All

1989 Topps Tiffany Ken Griffey Jr.

There’s a market for junk wax era cards that might not otherwise be worth selling, as long as you can spot perfection– and the grader agrees.

Cardboard in the Desert: A Soldier Remembers, Collects 1991 Topps Desert Shield

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A U.S. Soldier stationed in Saudi Arabia during the operation that pushed Saddam Hussein’s troops out of Kuwait recalls the 1991 Topps Desert Shield baseball cards that are among the most popular and rare modern era issues.

Ken Griffey Jr. Fan Loses Entire Collection in Burglary

1989 Upper Deck Griffey

A Kansas man who grew up with Ken Griffey Jr. and his baseball cards built up quite a collection but now police are looking for it.

Update: Topps Tribute Will Include More Autographs, Inscriptions

2012 Sandy Koufax Topps Tribute auto

More Hank Aaron autographs, some famous names to the checklist and a few other extras will be collectors’ reward for waiting a bit longer for 2012 Topps Tribute.

Topps Golden Giveaway Site Goes Live

Jeter die cut

Topps has a brand new game and collectors spent part of Wednesday checking out the Golden Giveaway program. Does it live up to the last two?

Topps’ Golden Ticket Baseball Pulled by Shop Owner

Gold baseball

A card shop owner lands one of the ten Golden Ticket baseballs signed by a trio of all-time greats.

Gold Ticket Redemptions Part of Topps’ 2012 Promo Push

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Topps Gold Ticket Redemptions will be scarce, but they’ll be good for a triple signed baseball from three big names.

2012 Topps Tier One Baseball Information, Checklist and Sell Sheet

2012 Topps Tier One Hank Aaron auto

You’re promised at least 3–maybe 4 hits and a pair of autographs in the summer release of 2012 Topps Tier One.

2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Preview

Albert Pujols Allen Ginter 2012

It’s still in the quirky mode of the original, but you’ll find more baseball content in 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball.

Long Live the Vintage Box

Don Newcombe 1950 Bowman

Not every kid who grew up in the 1980s and 90s was after the latest issue.

2012 Topps Archives Baseball Information and Checklist

2012 Topps Archives Koufax auto

After a photo tease last week, Topps has released information about its upcoming resurrection of the Archives set. Chris Harris has the lowdown.

Topps All-Time Fan Favorites Will Return With Archives product in 2012

Willie Mays autograph 2012 Fan Favorites

Topps All-Time Fan Favorites autographs will return for the first time in seven years, this time as an insert in the resurrected Topps Archives set. Those from the last decade are still showing market strength.

Topps Teasing 2012 Gold Rush Promotion

Topps Gold Rush 2012

Topps is counting on hobby stores to help promote its 2012 Gold Rush promotion–whatever it may be.

Ken Griffey Jr. Signs Autograph Deal with Topps

Autographed Topps Griffey 2012 Gypsy Queen

One generation’s baseball hero has finally signed something for Topps–a contract that will guarantee Ken Griffey Jr. autographs in Topps products.

Derek Jeter Honored by Slugger Museum

Louisville Slugger Museum Jeter statue

Fans will get a chance to handle a game-used Derek Jeter bat while taking a gander at a new statue of the Yankee great.

MLB Prepares for Thome’s 600th

Thome

One milestone down; one more to go.

Vintage Signed Baseballs Highlight Huggins & Scott Auction

Autographed baseball Babe Ruth Lou Gehrig

High grade autographed baseballs featuring the likes of Ruth, Gehrig and Cobb are among the vintage treasures looking up from the latest major auction catalog.

Bryce Harper: The Uber Prospect Awaits

2010 Bowman Bryce Harper Team USA

22 years after another hyped teenager proved worthy, Bryce Harper is about to come to a baseball card box near you.

Duo Swaps Stolen Griffey Rookie Card for Jail

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Two men from Albany, New York

2011 Bowman Baseball Preview

2011 Bowman Auto Prospect Bryce Harper

Topps banks on Bryce to bring sales of Bowman to a boil. Will it work?