Heritage Auctions turned in a three-day sports collectibles event into an $11 million payday, with gangbuster prices for vintage cards, including a staggering amount for a 1952 Topps Willie Mays.
Doug McWilliams first shot from the stands to make his own cards before moving to a professional role thanks to Vida Blue. He would go on to shot for Topps and run elbows with many greats associated with various sports.
Topps has introduced Topps Now, taking baseball highlights and turning them into physical cards the next day. But hurry, the buying window is just 24 hours.
The talk of attracting a younger generation has been going on for decades. Perhaps card manufacturers need to just look at what gaming companies are doing.
A fly-by with some of the early 1970s Topps comic booklet inserts that wound up in 1970 Topps Baseball and 1971-72 O-Pee-Chee Hockey. Dealers share the tale of these oddities.
The 1965 Topps Football set is known primarily for QB legend Joe Namath and filled only with players from the AFL. Oh, and the set is filled with short-prints, too.
In 1950, Topps delivered its first set devoted to a single sport; today Topps Felt Backs harken back to a simpler game and simpler cards.
The Topps Co. has added a high-profile hurler to its Topps Authentics lineup. Topps has reached an exclusive memorabilia deal with New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino.
They come in different denominations, features Hall of Famers and other stars, but are often centered poorly, have folds and printing quirks. Welcome to the 1962 Topps Bucks, issued in baseball and football versions.
Topps World Series cards from the 1970s added sharper images, but celebrating baseball’s championship soon fell by the wayside. Here’s a look at the Fall Classic through cardboard in the 1970s.