Why Didn’t Topps Print Hockey Cards in 1982 or 1983?

I’ve been studying hockey cards a lot more recently, and I realized while piecing together the 1984 Topps page for the Unopened Archive that the company didn’t produce any hockey cards for the 1982-83 or 1983-84 seasons. After doing some more reading, there seem to be a few related reasons why having to do with … Read more

1954 Topps Hockey Cards Have the Best Backs in the Hobby

Topps did well with their first hockey card design in 1954; it’s perhaps their best-designed set across any sport. And while the fronts of the cards are sharp, the backs may be the most under-appreciated in the hobby. So I wanted to spend this article dissecting Topps’ first hockey set, emphasizing the design of the … Read more