In 1955, Bowman introduced a quirky baseball set that couldn’t match Topps’ allure, yet collectors are still seeking its rewards. Today, the TV set design and brown borders drive collectors crazy.
This year marks the sixth year Upper Deck has run this event as a way not only to thank existing collectors for their support, but more importantly, to encourage hockey fans, youngsters and lapsed collectors to enjoy the fun of opening a pack of new hockey cards. Fans throughout Canada and the United States simply need to visit a participating retailer on Saturday, Jan. 18 to receive a free pack of Upper Deck’s National Hockey Card Day cards.
The NFL Experience takes its show outside in NYC; take a stroll up the boulevard and see what plans are in store.
Among the best baseball books published this year were two on Ted Williams and one each on Ty Cobb, Hank Greenberg and the DiMaggios – superstars long before the advent of World War II. Check these out and two dozen more in this review.
For many the T206 set is the ultimate tobacco card set. But it’s very hard to get anywhere near completion and at a very high cost to boot. Welcome to the T218s – an affordable tobacco set with plenty of stars, attractive art and their own quirks.
Mile High is wrapping up 2013 in style. With a stunning 1954 Topps complete set, Gem Mint Havlicek rookie, 1952 Mantle, some Bobby Orr cardboard beauties and tons of other high-grade sets and singles, what better gifts to ring in the New Year with?
Two-sport pro Clarence ‘Ace’ Parker, one of the oldest former players in baseball and football, lived a life most of us could only dream about. From high school through Duke and the pros, he turned heads everywhere he went.
Latest throwback set issued by Topps shines in photography, inserts and stars, but some changes would make a bigger impact. Here is a review f of the 2013 Topps Archives Football set.
Dick Perez, who continuously brings quality to sports paintings, discusses his start with Perez-Steele Galleries, producing the Diamond Kings cards and Ted Williams. And now you can own some of his original masterpieces, courtesy of Legendary Auctions.
A fixture in the game of baseball, Louisville Slugger continues to churn out the bats and entertain players and fans at its factory and museum. Take a virtual tour thanks to Ross Forman and learn about about some of the quirks of the place.