Exploring Nostalgia: 1978 Topps Non-Sports Cards and a Ton of Unopened Collectibles

While baseball cards remained a consistent profit driver, the late 1970s marked a pivotal moment for Topps as it dove hard into the world of non-sports cards. Among these years, 1978 stands out as one where Topps was really trying to capitalize on a wave of T.V., movie, and other pop culture properties. This article … Read more

Checklist Chronicles: The Must-Have Post-War Non-Sport Checklists 

I’ve written four checklist era series articles here on PostWarCards so far, which include the Post-War OG Sport Card Checklists, The Retro Classic Sports Card Checklists, The Golden Era of Topps Baseball Checklists, and the Oreo Cookie Hockey Checklists. Well, I decided to take the easy way out regarding non-sport checklists and write about them … Read more

1977 Star Wars Trading Card Wrappers: A Comprehensive Guide to International Variations

Following my recent in-depth inspection of the elusive 1977 Topps Star Wars French Wax Packs and Boxes and the documentation of unopened items from the U.S. Topps Star Wars sets on the Unopened Archive, I thought it was time to develop another resource. This post will document the variations in 1977 Star Wars trading card … Read more

An In-Depth Inspection of the 1977 Topps Star Wars French Wax Packs and Boxes

In 1977, Topps released a set of trading cards based on the blockbuster hit movie “Star Wars,” which quickly became a cultural phenomenon. The American Topps Star Wars cards have been well-documented and are highly sought after by collectors to this day, particularly in wax packs and boxes. However, the set was also released in … Read more

13 Incredible O-Pee-Chee Uncut Sheets

I’ve written about uncut sheets several times here on the blog, from more generic articles like 5 Reasons to Collect Uncut Sheets of Sports Cards and A Few Ways Topps Distributed Uncut Sheets Directly To Customers to more focused articles where uncut sheets have been used to demonstrate something unique about specific sets, like 1948 … Read more

Everything We Know About the 1977 Topps Star Wars #207 C-3PO Anthony Daniels Error Card

The 1977 Topps Star Wars #207 C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) Error card is probably the second most infamous card in the hobby (next to the 1989 Fleer Bill Ripken FF Error). But Topps felt the card was a bit too inappropriate and airbrushed the “appendage” out in a later printing of the green-bordered 4th series set. … Read more

25 Cards and Collectibles to Get You in the Christmas Spirit

Christmas is under two weeks away, so just in case you need help getting in the spirit or are looking for a last-minute gift for a collector (or yourself), here are 25 Christmas-related collectibles you might be interested in buying. 1901 Ogden’s LTD. #75 Charles Dickens Guinea Gold – F Base I thought I’d kick … Read more

The 1952 Topps Look ’N See Set

The 135-card 1952 Topps Look ‘N See set is often described as the ideal non-sports set in the post-war hobby and is incredibly popular. Its popularity probably stems from the year of release and the diversity of subjects (political figures, musicians, explorers, pirates, etc.) appealing to a wide swath of collectors. Forty-two collectors are sharing … Read more

What is a Topps X-Out Unopened Box?

Vintage unopened sports card material has been a popular segment of the hobby for a while now. One of the more prominent companies, and industry leaders, in the segment, is the Baseball Card Exchange, owned and operated by Steve Hart. Steve even authenticates unopened packs for PSA. They don’t have a huge social media presence, … Read more