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

5 Great Chicago Cubs Topps Team Cards

I wrote a dedicated article about 10 Incredible Topps Baseball Team Cards in February 2021, highlighting their importance to the hobby. In my wrap-up, I mentioned a Cubs team card as a card to consider beyond the ten. A few weeks ago, while looking through some recent auction results, I noticed the 1971 Topps Cubs … 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

The 17 Incredible 1959 Topps Baseball Multi-Player Cards

There’s a thing on card Twitter where people post a photo of related cards and call it a “Carpet o’ Cards.” Ideally, the picture is taken on a carpet, but that’s not absolutely necessary anymore. And over the past few weeks, I have seen two of the 1959 Topps multi-player card groups shared in my … Read more

Are the 1959 Topps Baseball Thrills the Greatest Subset?

A collector on Twitter shared an incredible image of the ten 1959 Topps Baseball Thrills cards and wrote that it could arguably be the best subset ever produced by Topps.  Here on PostWarCards, I’ve recently shared articles about both 7 Great Topps World Series Subsets and 5 Great Topps Baseball All-Star Subsets, so to consider … 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

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