Commercially Wrapped 1980s Topps Wax Boxes

The growing popularity of unopened material in the post-war sports card market has led to drastically increasing prices. With rising prices come questions and malicious sellers, so I wanted to share what I know about commercially wrapped wax boxes with unopened collectors. There are commercially wrapped 1980s Topps wax boxes on the market that are … Read more

The 1952 Berk Ross Mickey Mantle Card

The 1952 Berk Ross Mickey Mantle is often overlooked compared to his Bowman and Topps counterparts. The 1952 Berk Ross set has 72 cards and is full of stars, primarily from the New York Teams. It’s believed the set didn’t have licensing rights, leading to a limited regional distribution of the cards. And some speculate … Read more

A Few More Topps Baseball Card Printing Errors

I’ve been on a bit of a sports card error kick lately, last week writing about a few of my favorite Vintage Football Error Cards. Today, I’ll focus on some unique post-war baseball card errors that Topps made in the printing process.   1957 Topps #20 Hank Aaron If you take a close look, you … Read more

Vintage Football Error Cards

I’ve posted a few articles on baseball and basketball error cards in the past: A Few Vintage Basketball Printing Errors 4 Expensive Baseball Card Printing Errors – Modern Edition 6 Expensive Baseball Card Printing Errors – Vintage Edition In this article, I intend to go over a few of my favorite vintage football error cards. … Read more

A Few Vintage Basketball Printing Errors

In August 2020, I wrote a pair of articles about expensive baseball card printing errors, a vintage edition, and a modern edition article. This post will discuss a few vintage basketball card printing errors that collectors who are OCD about completeness will want to hunt down for their collections. 1948 Bowman Basketball Second Series Gray … Read more

1957 Topps Contest Cards

The 1957 Topps baseball set is one of the most popular in the hobby. It features color photographs and established the card size that the industry adheres to today. The cards also featured, for the first time, multiple-year player statistics. But more importantly, there are a huge number of Hall of Famers in this set. … Read more

Pulling the Bill Ripken FF Error from 1989 Fleer Wax Boxes

I previously discussed the 1989 Fleer Bill Ripken #616 FF Error card in the article 4 Expensive Baseball Card Printing Errors – Modern Edition. Basically, Fleer began printing the 660-card set in late 1988. The card with the profanity made it through quality control and was released in packs to the public. Once Fleer realized … Read more

Tommy John, His Surgery, and Some Baseball Cards

Tommy John is one of the better pitchers in MLB history who is not in the Hall of Fame. But he is far more well known for the surgery named after him and its effect on the game. Statistically, Tommy John played 26 seasons, was a 4-time All-Star, who finished his career with 288 wins, … Read more