If the All-Time Record Holder cards from 1979 Topps Baseball were redone today they would look different as some of the record holders have changed.
Sports Collectors Digest takes a look at the top rookie cards of the modern era that have been influential in the trading card hobby.
By John McMurray The 1971 Topps baseball set ushered in the modern era of baseball cards. In contrast to cards with white borders, which had characterized most baseball card sets up to that point, Topps’ black-bordered cards represented its boldest …
By Larry Canale A very good year — Mantle and Chevy What would you rather have in Near-Mint condition: a ’57 Chevy or a ’57 Mantle? Funny we should ask, right? Last month, a 1957 Mickey Mantle card in PSA 9 …
Included among the key rookies in Mile High’s Extra Innings auction are 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente PSA 8 NM/MT (OC), 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax PSA 8 NM/MT (OC), 1967 Topps #581 Tom Seaver PSA 6 EX-MT, and 1968 Topps #177 Nolan Ryan PSA 9 MINT (OC).
Early 1970s Topps Candy Lids present condition challenges, yet the confection curiosities are popular with player, team collectors. Hall of Famers abound, but good luck finding them well centered in any of the three years of issue.
A February sports show in Houston sounds nice, and collectors came up in force for the Tristar Productions event. A solid autograph lineup helped the cause.
Former umpire Al Clark has seen his share of memorable moments on the diamond, and he’s experienced not-so-great moments off the field. He shares them all in the book ‘Called Out But Safe: A Baseball Umpire’s Journey.’
Al Crisafulli has a new lineup of goodies on sales, and collectors of high-grade vintage cards, baseball memorabilia, card sets and signed items will have the pick of the litter in the auction that ends May 31.
Topps Baseball Series 2 is releasing this week, and Topps has announced a pair of programs within the set that will make collectors happy: Exclusive signed cards and a wrapper redemption program for hobby and retail packs.