Player Cards and Yellow Headers: The 1971 Topps Baseball Rack Packs

There are so many nuances to collecting vintage unopened products that you need to be aware of if you don’t want to waste a ton of money on fakes, and another one that has been brought to my attention lately. Unfortunately, I don’t have any hands-on experience with this one, which has to do with … Read more

Beyond the Junk Wax Era: The Scarce 1988-89 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Rack Packs

Topps introduced their first-ever hockey rack pack in 1968. But one of the most elusive hockey racks to collectors is the 1988-89 O-Pee-Chee rack pack. Despite being produced during the era of overproduction, commonly known as the “junk wax era,” these packs are rare and difficult to find. In this article, I’ll delve into the … Read more

Star Card Placement in Topps Baseball Rack Packs Between 1975 and 1982

There’s a lot of fraud in the modern sports card market, particularly in vintage unopened products. One of the significant frauds has been folks who modify rack packs and replace cards with stars cards on the front or back. So I thought I would share some information about which panel the stars should be in … Read more

1970 Topps Baseball Rack Pack Facts

An online auction just pulled another piece of fake unopened product. This time, it was a 1970 Topps Baseball Rack Pack. Like the 1958 Topps Cello Pack forgeries I wrote about previously, there are many fake 1970 Topps Baseball Rack Packs on the market. In this post, I’ll summarize the characteristics of a legitimate pack … Read more

1975 Topps Baseball Rack Pack Card Placement

1975 Topps Baseball cards are an incredibly popular product. The set has both the George Brett and Robin Yount rookie cards and a slew of other Hall-of-Famers. Additionally, there is still a lot of unopened product from this set on the market. However, with rising prices, the vintage sports card market is attracting more forgers … Read more