A match made in heaven: books about baseball cards. Here are the 13 best baseball card books published to date, ranging from card histories to the companies that produced them.
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.
Topps has planned special activities around the All-Star festivities where baseball fans won’t want to miss a day. Topps will offer exclusive baseball cards, giveaways and a special day for baseball fans to rediscover cards.
The 1955 Topps Double Header set produced a fun twist for its time, complete with stars, “twin” Bills and hidden imagery. Here is an overview of the set, including who grades what from this set, values and other quirks.
The organization that fosters an appreciation of American art and cultre through the context of baseball history adds three members to its Shrine in 2015: Sy Berger, Steve Bilko and Glenn Burke.
Topps BUNT, the exclusive trading card app of Major League Baseball, has been releasing Spring Training cards since pitchers and catchers reported in late February.
Len Brown’s first big job at Topps involved the 1960 Topps Baseball issue; Brown details his involvement here, from writing the backs, to dealing with trades to the gray vs/ white colors.
Len Brown spent 41 years at Topps, coming up with the text kids memorized and recited for decades; he recounts his time here. From being asked as a kid about his thoughts on products to producing the cards himself, Brown has seen plenty of cardboard history.
Sy Berger, the man behind the first Topps cards and the man responsible for signing all of the players featured on cards back in the day, has passed away at age 91.
Topps has released its annual list of Major League Baseball Rookie All-Stars. Each player will have the recognizable trophy picture on its cards in 2015.