Topps File Sets Part 4: Exploring Individually Slabbed Vault Copies of Topps Baseball, Football, and Hockey Cards

Welcome to the fourth and final installment of the Topps File Set series. In the previous articles, I explored the history of Topps’ file sets, delved into notable resales of the albums, and shared some of the file copy binder pages that Topps authenticated and sold to collectors. Now, I’ll focus on individually graded Topps … Read more

From Regional Rarity to National Treasure: The Evolution of Jim Brown’s Kahn’s Wieners Cards

In the world of sports memorabilia, few names carry as much weight as Jim Brown. The legendary Cleveland Browns running back dominated the NFL in the late 1950s and early 1960s, earning nine Pro Bowl selections and three MVP awards during his career. And while there are countless Jim Brown collectibles out there, few are … Read more

Topps File Sets Part 3: Individual File Copy Binder Pages

After exploring the fascinating world of Topps File Albums in the first two parts of this series, I now turn my attention to another aspect of Topps’ treasure trove: the file copy binder pages. While many Topps file albums were sold in the famous 1989 Guernsey’s Topps Auction and subsequently resold to new owners, hundreds … Read more

Topps File Sets Part 2: Reselling History – Notable Sales of Topps File Albums

Since the 1989 Guernsey’s Topps Auction, many of the Topps file albums that were sold have changed hands again. These pieces of history have continued to captivate collectors and enthusiasts of sports cards, with some albums fetching really high prices at subsequent auctions. In this article, I’ll take a closer look at some notable resales … Read more

The 1959 Topps Football Vending Box That Sold For $117,000: A Closer Look At The Box And Old Vending Machines

Auction houses never cease to amaze us with their incredible finds, and the recent sale of a 1959 Topps Football First Series Vending Box by Heritage Auctions is a prime example. This rare collectible was sold for an astonishing $117,000. In this article, I’ll dive deeper into the details of this particular box as shared … Read more

A Closer Look At The Dirty Dozen 1977 Topps Mexican Football Cards

The 528-card 1977 Topps Mexican Football card set mirrors the American version, except the cards are printed in Spanish. And while we don’t have a lot of details about the printing process and distribution (just that they were manufactured in a plant in Naucalpan), we do know the production was tiny compared to the regular … Read more

Chicago Bears Great Gale Sayers Stunning 1966 Philadelphia #38 Rookie Card

I first set out to write an article spotlighting some of the best Heisman-like stiff-arm photos captured on football cards. But when I ran across Gale Sayers’ incredible 1966 Philadelphia #38 rookie card, I was reminded of what a sensation he was over his few seasons in the NFL. So, I decided to highlight Sayers … Read more

The Post-War OG Sports Card Checklists

I’m continuing my series of posts defining checklist groups or eras in the post-war sports card market. I previously documented the Golden Era of Topps Baseball Checklists and the Retro Classic Sports Card Checklists. I’m calling this group of cards the Post-War OG Sports Card Checklists; post-war because I know of at least the N173 … Read more

Mr. Mint Alan Rosen’s Find II

I haven’t really written about hobby finds here on PostWarCards before. I implied a find in my article about the 1971 Topps Winner Baseball Cards and the 4 Wax Boxes Seen at the 2021 National, and I mentioned that the hobby mocked Alan Rosen for advertising his finds in my review of his book. Given … Read more