Cracking the Code: 1974 Topps Baseball Cello Packs

When it comes to 1970s Topps baseball cello packs, some of the scarcest and priciest are those from 1974. They’re also particularly popular with the vintage unopened community for being the last of the jumbo cello packs. However, quite a few fakes exist. One way to identify legitimate packs is through the pack’s product code, … Read more

The Three Ways to Tell the Difference Between 1973, 1974, and 1975 Topps Baseball Cello Boxes

Readers of the blog know I write about unopened material quite a bit, and I even have an archive that documents unopened products to educate collectors and preserve hobby history. Recently, thanks to a Facebook group dedicated to vintage wax and packs and developing the archives for 1973, 1974, and 1975 Topps Baseball, I learned … 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

5 Super Tough Basketball Checklists

I recently jumped into vintage sports card checklist collecting and have gone deep down the rabbit hole. I’ve noticed that high-grade basketball checklists are particularly scarce in high grades, so I wanted to share a little more about five super-tough checklists here on the blog.  1969 Topps #99 Checklist 1-99 The 99-card 1969 Topps basketball … Read more

A 1974 Topps Basketball Grocery Wax Tray Finally Came to Market

The second article I ever published on the blog was back in January of 2020, and it was titled Rising Prices: 1974 Topps Basketball Unopened. In it, I talked about how vintage unopened had been going up in price and shared photos of most of the 1974 Topps Basketball unopened products that exist. Later in … Read more

Classic Images of Unopened Sports Cards

There are a few classic images that get shared around the hobby a lot. I thought it would be cool to consolidate a few of them in one place and share a bit about their backgrounds. 1952 Topps Baseball Woolworth’s Display This photo is from the Woolworths in the Bronx, on Fordham Road, displaying a … 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

Rising Prices: 1974 Topps Basketball Unopened

Introduction The price of unopened sports card material has been skyrocketing for a few years. In particular, 1970s Basketball has seen an unusually high growth rate over the past two years. Already printed in far lower numbers than its baseball counterparts, 1970s basketball wax was already tough to find. I’ll be using the 1974 Topps … Read more