A Closer Look At The Dirty Dozen 1977 Topps Mexican Football Cards

The 528-card 1977 Topps Mexican Football card set mirrors the American version, except the cards are printed in Spanish. And while we don’t have a lot of details about the printing process and distribution (just that they were manufactured in a plant in Naucalpan), we do know the production was tiny compared to the regular … Read more

7 League Leader Cards That Kicked Off Vintage Topps Baseball Sets

In 1963, Topps started using “leaders” cards to kick off their sets on a strong note. These cards featured players who had led the league in some statistical category the previous season. It’s worth noting that these cards, in graded form, can be in slightly poorer condition than other cards in the set due to … 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

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

Bill Walton’s Performance in the 1977 NBA Finals and his 1977 Topps Card

Bill Walton was one of the greatest college basketball players ever. UCLA went 30-0 in back to back seasons under Walton’s leadership. Then he was drafted #1 by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1974 NBA Draft. He had a solid start to his professional career. But Walton suffered many injuries that ultimately derailed his … Read more