While Fleer was still in the process of acquiring the NBA’s trading card rights and Star Company was in its final year of production, collectors in the Denver area could find Michael Jordan on a trading card they picked up while grabbing a combo meal. Like seemingly every other basketball card set or single card, this one’s starting to pick up steam. The 1985-86 … [Read more...] about Hey, Who’s That Guy Guarding Elston Turner in the 1985-86 Wendy’s Denver Nuggets Set?
There’s no baseball. Not yet, anyway. That isn’t stopping one team and one local police department from pushing out a set of baseball cards. Pirates Charities, in partnership with Topps and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Officers, have launched the 2020 Pirates Charities Pittsburgh Police Baseball Card Program. The set features Pirates players and police officers on … [Read more...] about Pittsburgh Police Press On with Pirates Card Set
The first one was produced when James Lofton and John Jefferson were catching passes from Lynn Dickey, Jan Stenerud was doing the kicking and Bart Starr was coaching. Law enforcement agencies in northeastern Wisconsin haven’t stopped producing an annual set of Green Bay Packers trading cards since that 1983 season. The 2019 Packers police set is now out with cops … [Read more...] about Packers, Area Law Enforcement Team Up for 37th Annual Card Set
RR Auctions’ first sports-only catalog auction opened on Friday with over 650 lots on the block including the only PSA graded example of the Old Judge Jim O’Rourke cabinet card. The OJ cabinets were mail in premiums, and are very scarce. It’s believed this is the first time one has been offered at auction. Also up for grabs is an 1895 Mayo’s Cut … [Read more...] about Notes: Rare Cards in RR Auction; Matty Signed Ball Video; Mint ’61 Fleer Set Bidding; Blues Police Set
“Police sets” were all the range in the late 1970s and 80s as pro and college sports teams partnered with local law enforcement agencies to create regional trading card sets with safety messages on the back. The program is alive and well in Kansas City where for the Royals and Kansas City Power & Light are handing thousands of four-card packs out to kids this … [Read more...] about Cops Are Topps Program Returns with Royals Baseball Card Giveaway