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Allen & Ginter Returns This Summer With Metal Cards, Pop Ups…and Skeletons

Book_Longoria_Machado

From pop star relics to bone bits from ancient animals, 2014 Topps Allen and Ginter returns with the usual quirkiness and some new twists.

Best Rookie Cards of 1970s College Hoop Heroes

1972-73 Austin Carr

An ode to the rookie cards of college basketball legends from the pre-dunk, pre-three point era.

2014 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Set for Online Release This Week

Turkey Red Baseball Box 2014

Topps launches its next online exclusive product this week with 2013 Turkey Red Baseball. We’ve got the checklist and more info.

Bowman Sterling Arrives Today With 18 Autographs Per Box

9008 Ryu Hyun-Jin Sapphire Auto RUBY

2013 Bowman Sterling Baseball arrives Friday, set to pack 18 autographs in each $300 box. We’ve got the details and checklist.

Vintage Pack Break of the Week: 1971 Topps Tattoos

1971 Topps Tattoos

Just Collect rips into a seldom seen1971 Topps Baseball Tattoos pack.

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.

Topps Treasure: Band-Aches Original Art Could Fetch $1 Million

Artwork Topps Wacky Packages Band Aches

The Topps Vault is offering its first major piece of pop art with the listing of the original 1967 Wacky Packages Band Aches artwork.

2013 Bowman Chrome Baseball Review

Bowman Chrome Box 2013

2013 Bowman Chrome is out and Rich Klein’s local shop is reporting good sales. This year, collectors might be lucky enough to pull a second autograph.

Topps Releases Player Portrait Posters from Photo Archives

1969 Johnny Bench photo

Like a vintage baseball card so much you wish it was big enough to hang on the wall? Topps has made it happen with the launch of its Player Portrait collection.

Finest and UFC Prove a Good Mix

2013 Finest UFC box

2013 Topps UFC Finest offers plenty of hits for the buck according to Rich Klein who is ripping and writing about this popular product.

2013 Bowman Chrome Wrapper Redemption to Include Blue, Red Wave

Bowman Chrome logo

Topps is again offering free Blue Wave parallel packs for the 2013 Bowman Chrome Wrapper Redemption program and Red Waves are being produced as well.

Vintage Pack Break of the Week: 1971 OPC Baseball

Unopened 1971 OPC pack

They’ve got the same black borders as their Topps brothers but the 1971 OPC baseball packs reveal some differences. What’s inside? Watch the video.

Baseball Card Designs Hooked Kid Collector Now Author

Don Mattingly 1984 Topps

The days of 35-cent packs bring back memories of baseball card designs for a 1980′s kid turned writer. Colin Fleming offers his list of the 5 best all-time.

2014 Topps Museum Collection Checklist, Information

Topps 2014 Museum Babe Ruth blue parallel

Past meets present again in the 2014 Topps Museum Collection series.

Topps Turns Archive into Art With Line of Baseball Card Prints

Baseball card wall art

Topps is turning its old baseball cards into home décor.  The company unveiled its newest product line Tuesday.  Topps Archive Prints are 25″ x 34″ vintage art prints featuring digitally remastered original Major League Baseball card artwork.  They’re designed to be hung on walls of a sports room, man cave, or office. The company’s first […]

Strong History, Anticipation Precede Latest Chicago-Style National

The National Sports Collectors Convention returns to the Chicago area from July 31 to Aug. 4.

Devin Lamb’s recent move to Chicago opened the door for the culmination of his return to collecting – a chance to attend the biggest show around. Lamb, 27, will be among the masses headed to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center as it hosts the 34th National Sports Collectors Convention Wednesday through Sunday in suburban […]

Topps’ NSCC Plans Include Blue Foil Redemption Set, Q&A Session

Topps Company logo

Topps will roll out a 25-card 2013 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel Set (#’d to 500) at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention.  The redemption style promotion was very popular with collectors at last year’s show.  The set will feature the hottest prospects and rookies with randomly inserted autograph cards of  Byron Buxton, Carlos Correa, […]

Toughest High Grade 1962 Topps High Numbers

1960's topps high numbers

Those wood grain borders will drive you batty. So which 1962 Topps high numbers are truly the hardest to find?

2013 Bowman Football Will Include ’52 Bowman Minis

2013 Bowman football 1952 Bowman design

Topps goes retro again with its nod to 1952 Bowman football as mini inserts in its 2013 Bowman football product, set to release in six months.

Sy Berger on Baseball Reliquary Ballot

Sy Berger

A fan organization that recognizes those who impact baseball in different ways has put former Topps exec Sy Berger on its ‘Shrine of the Reliquary’ ballot for 2013.