A Brief Discussion About 1986 and 1987 Fleer Basketball Print Runs

1986 Fleer basketball cards have become some of the hobbies most popular collectibles, driven by Michael Jordan’s iconic card #57.  But many people don’t realize that the 1986 Fleer basketball set was a bit of a dud on release and was treated as “junk wax” for its first few years. Because of this, many deduce, … Read more

Cards and Collectibles Related to The Highest Grossing Baseball Movies

A few weeks ago, The Action Network posted a great image showing the ten highest-grossing baseball moves of all time. I thought it would be fun to show sports cards that came from, represent the inspiration for, or are related to those movies. A League of Their Own While Larry Fritsch Cards printed a 3-series … Read more

A Vintage Post War Sports Card Draft Over the Decades

With the NFL season kicking off and fantasy sports being as popular as they are, I thought it would be fun to draft sports card decades across the four major sports. I’m matching the four major sports (Baseball, Basketball, Football, and Hockey) with the four major post-war decades (the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s). With the … Read more

10 Cards of the Greatest Post-War Pitchers in MLB History

Generally speaking, pitchers don’t get as much hobby love as position players, which is more evident with modern cards. The reason for this is probably because fans only see a pitcher play every four or five days. But in case you are a fan of pitchers, or looking to expand the depth of your collection, … Read more

10 Reasons I Collect Vintage Sports Card Checklists

Recently I launched a second Twitter account, @ChecklistGuy celebrating my jump into vintage sports card checklist collecting. I wanted to explain why I decided to tackle a new hobby niche and perhaps motivate you to find your unique hobby segment to explore, so here are ten reasons I collect checklists. 1. Everyone needs a niche … Read more

Sharing An Incredibly Rare 1968 OPC Hockey 2nd Series Wax Pack

1968 was the first year OPC produced a genuinely unique set. OPC pretty much distributed Topps cards in Canada starting in the 1950s, but in 1968 the arrangement shifted, and Topps and OPC disturbed two similar but different sets. The 1968 OPC set still mimicked the Topps design but had 216 cards to expand with … Read more

8 Reasons Why 1952 Topps Baseball Isn’t a Perfect Set

1952 Topps baseball is generally recognized as one of the Big 3 baseball sets with 1909-11 T206 and 1933 Goudey, making it the most iconic postwar set. It also contains one of the most recognizable cards of all time, Mickey Mantle’s 2nd-year card, and great bookends in Andy Pafko and Eddie Matthews. The 407-card 1952 … Read more

Looking to Build an Attractive Vintage Baseball Set Without Breaking the Bank?

In this market, people often think vintage sets are too expensive to complete. Part of the reason for that is that folks tend to highlight the upper-tail of the hobby – namely high-grade, high-end sales. But the vintage sports card market can be affordable, even for vintage set collectors, particularly those willing to show a … Read more

5 Surprisingly Expensive 1991 Topps Desert Shield Cards

The 1991 Topps Desert Shield set was a special run of 1991 Topps cards (identical but for a gold foil Desert Shield logo) made for military members deployed as part of the Gulf War.  The set is incredibly popular today for a few reasons: Topps did not make that many cards; some estimates are around … Read more

1975 Topps Cello Packs with George Brett On Top are Fake

I recently shared the following photo of a 1975 Topps Baseball Mini Cello Pack with George Brett on top to the PostWarCards Twitter audience.  Unfortunately, the pack is fake. Any 1975 Topps Cello pack (mini or regular) with George Brett on top is fake. I wrote a blog post about the proper 1975 Topps Cello … Read more