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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

2013 NSCC

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.

Ramblings: Website Stirs Memories of Early Topps Books; Heritage Suggestions

Topps Complete Picture Collection book

Rich Klein recalls the first comprehensive Topps books, has some suggestions for Topps Heritage and pines for a more personal hobby in his New Year’s resolutions.

Investing in Mickey Mantle Baseball Cards

More than 60 years after he first put on a major league uniform, Mickey Mantle remains the hottest baseball card property. Which of #7’s cards are undervalued?

NFL Rookie Avalanche Continues with 2012 Bowman Sterling Football

Robert Griffin III autographed rookie relic

Like rookie cards? This year’s amazing draft class takes center stage in the 2012 Bowman Sterling football product.

Fanoculars, Topps Bring Cards to…Binoculars


Topps is reaching out to fans with a new partnership that turns its sports card licenses into the outer shell of a portable binoculars product called Fanoculars.

Editor’s Blog: How Marvin Miller Changed the Baseball Card Game

Marvin Miller

Baseball cards went from being the source of free gifts and lunch money to a big revenue source for the players union under the guidance of Marvin Miller who died Tuesday.

Tradition: Topps Names All Rookie Team

2012 Bowman Sterling Showcase Bryce Harper autograph

It started in the late 1950s and continues today with the announcement of the 2012 Topps All-Rookie team. So who’s getting the little trophies on their 2013 cards?

Topps Five Star Club Aimed at High Rollers

Topps Five Star Club

Topps unveiled a new exclusive membership program for big spenders Wednesday, but even if you’ve got the dough, you’ll have to take a loyalty oath.

Bowman Prospect Challenge Marries Cards with Minor League Fantasy Baseball

Bowman Prospect Challenge

Pick your up and coming players in the Bowman Prospect Challenge and Topps will dish out prizes if you can do it better than most.

Hurricane Sandy Still Taking Toll on New York, New Jersey Hobby Shops

Flickr photo by Desiree Arroyo (Creative Commons)

Gas is scarce and so are customers as hobby shops in the direct path of Hurricane Sandy fight on. Shifting priorities and logistical issues have provided some with the biggest challenges they’ve ever faced.

How Topps Bested Bowman in Bubble Gum Battle

Bubble Gum Card War

A new book delves into the battle for nickels between Topps and Bowman in the 1950s.