by Diane Carter Walk into a sports card store on this date 25 years ago and it was a three option multiple choice question. Topps, Fleer or Donruss? Shop owners and show dealers stocked all three--if they could find the latter two. It was the year after Doc Gooden and Roger Clemens. Who was better? Who would be better in ten years? Collectors picked a favorite and … [Read more...] about 1986 Fleer and Donruss: 25 Years After the Buzz
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by Rich Klein Each year, perhaps the most important sports card product released is Topps Series 1 Baseball. It has more tradition than any other because of the long history of Topps, which has issued its base set each year since 1952 and began in the baseball card business in '51. A 2011 Topps baseball box break is something every collector looks forward to, if only to … [Read more...] about 2011 Topps Baseball Series One Box Break
by Craig Paulson America loves football. The most profitable sports franchises are NFL teams. Despite the weak economy, football stadiums regularly have sold out their stadiums for their games. Baseball is not quite so successful. Weaker teams often play in front of small crowds and in many markets, it is rare to have stadiums with more than half their seating capacity … [Read more...] about If Football Is Top Spectator Sport; Why Are Baseball Cards Still King?
It's over for another year. Robert Edward Auctions' annual spring sale came to a close in the wee hours of Sunday morning, with collectors chasing--among other historic baseball pieces--a T206 Honus Wagner card and one of the best 1911 T3 Turkey Red sets in existence. The Wagner card, graded poor-fair, sold for $282,000 including the company's buyer's premium while the … [Read more...] about Wagner Card, Turkey Red Set Top REA Auction
For many serious baseball card collectors, the mid-1980s marked the beginning of the end for worthwhile collecting. With interest in the hobby increasing, card companies began churning out sets in never before seen quantities, flooding the market with cards that today are barely worth the paper they’re printed on. Yet there are still a few good post-1990 sets out there. I’ll … [Read more...] about Five Post-1990 Baseball Card Sets Worth Having