Rod Carew, His Rookie Card, and Identical 1982 Fleer and Topps Cards

Rod Carew is one of those players who doesn’t seem as popular as perhaps they should be in the hobby, given his outstanding career accomplishments. Maybe it’s because he started his career playing for a smaller market team (Minnesota Twins) from 1967-1978 before wrapping up his Hall of Fame career with the California Angles from … Read more

1981 and 1982 Topps Baseball Cello Sell Sheets

Topps used to distribute sell sheets (printed flyers) to dealers and local retailers to promote their products. I’m a big fan of them; since I’m an amateur hobby historian, they are a means to learn product codes, case and card count, pricing, and other distribution facts. Topps usually gave us everything except the print counts … Read more