Player Cards and Yellow Headers: The 1971 Topps Baseball Rack Packs

There are so many nuances to collecting vintage unopened products that you need to be aware of if you don’t want to waste a ton of money on fakes, and another one that has been brought to my attention lately. Unfortunately, I don’t have any hands-on experience with this one, which has to do with … Read more

Iconic Design, Enduring Legacy: A Look at Thurman Munson’s 1971 Topps and OPC Cards

Thurman Munson was a great catcher and is a popular figure among sports card collectors. Munson’s rookie card, the 1970 Topps #189, is popular, but his 1971 Topps card has become sort of legendary. So, in this article, I’ll take a closer look at Munson’s 1971 Topps and 1971 O-Pee-Chee (OPC) baseball cards. First, I’ll … Read more

Ranking the Top 5 Topps Baseball Card Set Designs of All Time

A few weeks ago on Twitter, a collector asked me, disregarding value completely and going strictly by design, what years were my top 5 standard Topps sets. The first two sets that came to mind were the colorful 1969 Topps football cards, which I recently highlighted in one of my newsletters, and the 1954 Topps … 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

1971 Topps Winner Baseball Cards and the 4 Wax Boxes Seen at the 2021 National

During the 2021 National, Steve Hart shared four images of 1971 Topps Baseball 1st, 4th, 5th, and 6th Series Wax Boxes. The latter have special display boxes that advertise a contest where kids could get their picture on real 1972 Topps baseball cards. In this article, I’ll chat a little more about the contest, the … Read more

5 Scarce High-Grade 1970s Topps Basketball Cards

A lot of people collect PSA graded sets. And there has been growth in the collecting of 1970s Topps basketball cards. Most people don’t realize how much lower the print runs of basketball were in the 70s than basketball, so collectors are getting a little caught off guard about some of the really low population … Read more

1970 – 1972 Topps Baseball Grocery Cello Packs are Fake

I’ve made it a bit of a habit on this blog to call out fake unopened products, and it seems I need to do it again. Topps did not manufacture 12-card baseball grocery cello packs from 1970-1972. Unfortunately, there are a lot of these fake packs that continue to pop up on the market. For … Read more

PostWarCards Editor’s Notes (January 2021)

From time to time, I’ll be releasing Editor’s notes in a 1-2-3 format: 1 update to an article or hobby news item 2 recent pickups for my own collection 3 cool tweets from collectors you should check out Update: 1982 Fleer Test Without Blank Backs? I wrote an article in December outlining the history of … 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