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

The Subtle Differences Between 1958 Topps Football and 1959 Topps Baseball Cards

If you collect vintage cards across multiple sports, you may have noticed that the 1958 Topps football and 1959 Topps baseball sets have a similar design. This article will look at their subtle and not-so-subtle design differences. First, while the cards share a similar design, I haven’t found any references to why Topps mimicked the … Read more

5 Great Topps Baseball All-Star Subsets

Topps started including subsets for the first time with their 1958 set with All-Star cards. It gave collectors a chance at a second card in a set of some of the game’s best players, like Mickey Mantle. It was a little something extra before there were inserts. The heyday for these All-Star cards was 1958-1961. … Read more

Post War Baseball Card Superlatives

In this article I’m simply going to go through a few of my “favorites” from the post-war baseball card era. Toughest Condition Oddball – 1969 Topps Deckle Edge I wrote an article about this set back in July, 2020. Toughest Condition Set – 1971 Topps Those black borders got scuffed in no time. Best Looking … Read more

The 1958 and 1959 Topps Mickey Mantle All-Star Cards

In 1958, Topps introduced their first subset, a group of All-Star cards sponsored by SPORT Magazine. Yankee Slugger Mickey Mantle was, of course, included. In their 1959 release, Topps expanded to include three subsets, All-Star cards, Baseball Thrills, and Rookie Stars. Again, Mickey Mantle was in the All-Star set. I thought it would be interesting … Read more