From the get-go, Miami Marlins starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara was electric in 2022. MLB.com's David Adler said that Alcantara was "an ace and a closer all in one" because he threw more complete games (six) than anyone else in the majors. He also pitched into the 8th inning in half of his starts. True workhorses are hard to find in the majors these days, but Alcantara has … [Read more...] about Sandy Alcantara Baseball Card Roundup
2018 Topps Chrome
It’s been around since 1996 and the streak won’t end this year. Plans for 2019 Topps Chrome have been revealed with a release date of July 31. Once again featuring players from Series 1 and 2 on a higher-end stock, Chrome’s big attraction will be on-card rookie autographs. 2019 Topps Chrome Basics Chrome will come with both Hobby and Jumbo configurations. It'll … [Read more...] about 2019 Topps Chrome Preview
Appropriate, maybe, since he was named Rookie of the Year about the same time, but the chase for the 1/1 2018 Bowman Chrome Ohtani Superfractor autograph ended on Monday when the card was pulled by a collector in southern California. Well, not the actual signed card. Unfortunately, it’s a redemption he’ll have to submit online but considering that the off-season … [Read more...] about Notes: Ohtani and Acuna Cards; Big Bucks for Old Micks; Bobblepalooza; Rams, 49ers Jerseys to Help Fire Victims
I'm writing this around 9 AM the morning after 2018 Topps National Baseball Card Day and I'm feeling like I did when I first went to Las Vegas right when I turned 21. I'm half-dazed, way more tired than usual and sitting here with a "did that just happen" feel. Thanks to Topps offering posters to hype NBCD with Series 2 cases, more promotional … [Read more...] about What’s Hot: National Baseball Card Day Packs ‘Em in…and The Top 5 List
2017 was a huge year for new releases and by the time 2018 Topps Chrome baseball arrives, we should have a pretty good idea whether this year will have anything close to the same impact. Chrome returns for another year, again utilizing the flagship baseball design but with the shiny card stock and parallels that come with it, more autographs and some different insert … [Read more...] about 2018 Topps Chrome Baseball to Offer Hobby, Jumbo Boxes
Dozens of hobby shop owners and distributors from around the U.S. and Canada are attending the first ever Topps Industry Conference in Arizona. The company tossed out some news items during the day including these nuggets: *National Baseball Card Day will return August 11. Topps says it will give away 1.2 million packs in MLB stadiums in an effort to "raise … [Read more...] about 2018 Topps Industry Conference: Silver Pack Expansion, NBCD Returns; Sterling Too?