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

18 Awesome Early 1990s Baseball Cards to Collect

The early 1990s have a nostalgic place in my collecting soul since I stopped collecting cards somewhere around 1997 before returning to the hobby as an adult. Today, my collecting and hobby interest is focused more on post-war vintage vs. this late “junk” era, but there are some important cards from this time. Some stand … Read more

8 Pseudo Modern Baseball Rookie Cards Post War Collectors Should Consider

I generally prefer to stick to the objective pre and post-war card eras to define hobby eras because there’s too much subjectivity involved otherwise. For example, some folks call 1988-1994 the junk wax era and anything after 1994 as modern. But I’m not so sure you can call 25-year-old cards modern anymore. The vintage designation … 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

The 1990 Topps #414 Frank Thomas NNOF No Name on Front Card

Few junk-era cards command more attention than the 1990 Topps #414 Frank Thomas No Name on Front misprint. I even wrote about it previously on this blog. Collectors, to this day, are still trying to pull one out of packs and are eager to bid up any card that comes to market. I’ve always wanted … Read more

4 Expensive Baseball Card Printing Errors – Modern Edition

I previously wrote an article on 6 Expensive Baseball Card Printing Errors with a focus on vintage cards. This article will focus on the same concept, baseball card printing errors, but with more modern cards. Here are four cards where both an error and corrected version exist in the post-war card market. 1990 Topps #414 … Read more