5 Great Early Career Frank Thomas Baseball Cards

Frank Thomas was a statistical monster between 1991 and 1997 (which I featured in the 13th Post War Cards Newsletter). He wrapped up his career with a .301 batting average, 2468 hits, 521 home runs, and 1704 runs batted in, leading to a first-ballot Baseball Hall of Fame induction in 2014. Given his extraordinary accomplishments … Read more

1991 Topps Desert Shield Wax Pack and Box Authentication

Over the blog’s history, I have written about 1991 Topps Desert Shield Cards quite a few times. In October 2022, I wrote about how many Desert Shield cards Topps printed, detailed the Chipper Jones card in October 2021, and shared five surprisingly expensive cards from the set in August 2021. Cards from the set have … Read more

An Official Letter About How Many 1991 Topps Desert Shield Cards Were Made

A few months ago, a memo from The Topps Company was circulated around social media that documented the size of the 1991 Topps Desert Shield print run. Many collectors and dealers have guessed at its size in the past, but we never had source documentation directly from Topps. The 1991 Topps Desert Shield set has … Read more

5 Surprisingly Expensive 1991 Topps Desert Shield Cards

The 1991 Topps Desert Shield set was a special run of 1991 Topps cards (identical but for a gold foil Desert Shield logo) made for military members deployed as part of the Gulf War.  The set is incredibly popular today for a few reasons: Topps did not make that many cards; some estimates are around … Read more