Jefferson Burdick is often considered the father of card collecting, but there are still some mysteries that surround him.
Mike Jaspersen shares his experience while working Topps Trading Cards, where it was his job to sell items from the company’s vault.
Getting its start by creating cards of models and baseball players, Exhibit Supply Company ventured into football before ceasing operations in the 1980s.
Gar Miller spent 68 years in the sports memorabilia industry in many capacities, collecting all he could during the journey.
By George Vrechek Many of the collectors in the early hobby history shared similar characteristics. They were interested in sports. They were organized and enthusiastic about collecting a variety of memorabilia. Many of them enjoyed writing about the hobby and …
Butch Jacobs explains how Topps got photos of the players, who picked the photos for the cards, why some cards appear to be slanted and what the company did when featuring players who were traded in mid-season.
In the first part of a multi-part series, George Vrechek looks through the Standard Catalog at what’s next for the card collector in the attempt to try and collect everything. Just how cards are out there?
Looking back at Jefferson Burdick’s burst of energy in early 1937 that set the stage for the sports card collecting hobby of today – his Card Collectors Bulletins and the methods that still prevail in the hobby today.
In a tour of varying hobby topics, resident SCD columnist George Vrechek takes a look at super-seniors, card indices, Kut Outs, 1956 flat hats and Ty Cobb. Come along for the ride.