These days, the Nolan Ryan rookie is the first card that comes to mind when you think of the 1968 Topps Baseball set, produced toward the end of nickel packs. However, the ’68 set also has Johnny Bench’s rookie card, the next-to-last card from Mickey Mantle’s playing days, a couple dozen Hall of Famers (and All-Star cards), a few sweet multi-player cards and other annual … [Read more...] about Vintage Set Break of the Month: 1968 Topps
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Against the backdrop of troubled times, the 1968 Topps Baseball set was an oasis. While their parents and older siblings dealt with assassinations, war, drugs, riots and a myriad of unrest in the United States, youngsters could still grab a pack of bubble gum cards for a nickel. Cards from the first series became available March 1, just as spring training camps … [Read more...] about 1968 Topps Baseball Set Headlined by Ryan, Bench
I remember reading a book written by a rock critic about his favorite songs and in that article he commented something to this effect: "I've been listening to Smokey Robinson since I was a child and I feel as an adult he helped raise me". Well, I don't feel Nolan Ryan helped raise me but when I first started following baseball Nolan Ryan was a young pup with the New York Mets … [Read more...] about Ramblings: Ryan Rookie Recollection Spurs More Memories of Youth and Youthful Shenanigans
Sometimes one just wonders about items from the past. One particular item which has always intrigued me because of the shades of gray involved was the famous 1990 incident where a $1200 1968 Topps Nolan Ryan Rookie Card sold for $12 at a card shop. It turned into quite a national hubbub. ABC's Nightline was among the media outlets who discussed what became a morality … [Read more...] about Ramblings: Remembering the $12 Nolan Ryan Rookie Incident
Baseball cards were as hot as hot could get in 1990. It might have been the era of hype and card company printing presses run amok, but it sure produced some interesting stories. One of the best came out of the Chicago area, where one of the thousands of card shops in operation at the time was embroiled in controversy. It seems a 12-year-old boy came into the store, … [Read more...] about The Card Files: Remember the $12 Ryan RC Controversy?
The latest Babe Ruth rookie card to hit the market is drawing bidders not shy about chasing one of the hobby's icons. … [Read more...] about Babe Ruth Rookie Card Pacing Auction