The Allure of 1978 Topps Dynamite Magazine Panels: A Must-Have for Collectors

Today, I’m wrapping up my five-part series of articles focused on 1978 Topps baseball and its associated sets and promotions. Here are the previous four articles, in case you missed them: In this one, I’ll discuss the six-card 1978 Topps uncut panels that came inside issue 47 of Scholastic Inc’s Dynamite Magazine. It’s a super … Read more

1978 Topps Team Checklists: The Essential Resource for Baseball Card Collectors

In addition to their base set and partnership with Burger King in 1978, Topps offered a full sheet of team checklists as a wrapper redemption. The cards share the same design as the team checklists distributed as part of the base set, with just a few card stock differences. Topps designed the cards for collectors … Read more

Exploring the Four 1978 Topps Burger King Sets: A Unique Collaboration

I kicked off my exploration of 1978 Topps Baseball and its accompanying sets last week with a comprehensive guide to the 1978 Topps base set. This article is going to explore Topps’ 1978 collaboration with Burger King. Topps kicked off their partnership with the national fast food chain in 1977 with a set of cards … Read more

The 1978 Topps Baseball Set: A Comprehensive Guide to the Classic Collection

The 1978 Topps Baseball set, much like other ’70s releases when Topps didn’t really have any competition, suffered from quality control issues, but took off in popularity in the early 80s when the rookie-card hobby craze boomed for its inclusion of Eddie Murray, Jack Morris and the multi-player rookie prospect gem featuring Paul Molitor and … Read more

This Week in Sports Cards #4

This week I expand on a few recent articles about the 1990 Topps Frank Thomas NNOF and 1960 Fleer Jim Woodard cards and talk a bit about dealer sheets, along with the usual hobby reads, news, and tweets. Pulling the 1990 Topps Frank Thomas NNOF From Packs There are, unfortunately, sports card sellers trying to … Read more

10 Collecting Projects I’ve Tackled in the Last 10 Years

I returned to the hobby about ten years ago. Over these years, I’ve tackled various projects, some successfully finished, others abandoned along the way. In this article, I thought I’d summarize a few of them.  First, a few notes. I almost always complete or nearly complete projects, enjoy them for a short period, and then … Read more