Centering Woes and the Popularity of Hank Aaron’s 1954 Topps Rookie Card

As a follow-up to my previous article on collectibles related to Hank Aaron’s 715th home run, I want to delve into one of the most sought-after cards in the baseball collecting world: Hank Aaron’s 1954 Topps Rookie Card. Aaron’s career is well-documented and celebrated; I won’t be rehashing those details here. Instead, I’ll be focusing … Read more

The Chase Continues: Exploring Upper Deck’s 1991 Autograph Heroes Series

Today, in the world of sports card collecting, few things generate as much excitement as the chase for rare cards from packs. Upper Deck, one of the industry’s most influential and innovative companies, knew this better than anyone. In 1990, they launched the “Find The Reggie” promotion, which featured an autographed card of baseball legend … Read more

10 Random Post War Baseball Card Facts

The sports card hobby is full of interesting quirks and tidbits. Perhaps some of these factoids will make for longer, dedicated blog posts in the future, but in the meantime, here are ten random (and short) post-war baseball card facts. 1 Topps released cards in dedicated series through 1973, usually releasing a new series every … Read more

A Few More Topps Baseball Card Printing Errors

I’ve been on a bit of a sports card error kick lately, last week writing about a few of my favorite Vintage Football Error Cards. Today, I’ll focus on some unique post-war baseball card errors that Topps made in the printing process.   1957 Topps #20 Hank Aaron If you take a close look, you … Read more

Ranking The Last Card of 13 Post-War Baseball Legends

A lot of collectors focus on rookie cards and superstar cards from key sets like 1952 Topps. One thing collectors tend to overlook is the last card of a player’s career. What’s cool about the last cards is that they usually present a player’s full career statistics and summarize their entire career. Using the final … Read more

Collectibles Related to Hank Aaron’s 715th Home Run Game

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about collecting Bobby Thomson items related to his Shot Heard ‘Round the World Game. And it’s encouraged me to continue looking at other historically significant baseball events and how they relate to the sports collecting hobby. Hank Aaron breaking Babe Ruth’s home run record with his 715th … Read more

Starting a Post-War Baseball Card Collection with $400

The other week I built a 1970s Topps Graded Basketball Collection on a $250 budget. Today, I want to do something similar with baseball cards. This time I am raising my budget to $400 and targeting the era between 1948 and 1975. If the prospect chase, the boom and bust, and gambling like tendencies of … Read more