1981 and 1982 Topps Baseball Cello Sell Sheets

Topps used to distribute sell sheets (printed flyers) to dealers and local retailers to promote their products. I’m a big fan of them; since I’m an amateur hobby historian, they are a means to learn product codes, case and card count, pricing, and other distribution facts. Topps usually gave us everything except the print counts … Read more

Vintage Baseball Card Sales Numbers and the Topps Monopoly

With the announcement of Topps going public again, I wanted to take a look back at the early days of Topps as a card company, particularly the Federal Trade Commission decision regarding a complaint made against Topps Chewing Gum, Inc alegging unfair competition methods in gaining control of the baseball card picture industry. As you … Read more