The most coveted spot in Topps’ annual baseball card set is the first spot, No. 1. For 2016, Topps is allowing fans to vote which player will slide into that slot. Every team will be represented and voting pared down from there.
Focus on licensing and lighting in regard to Topps basketball cards with Butch Jacobs, the former directory of photography for the company. Why the backward jerseys and what exactly are “bathroom” shots?
Exclusive series with former Topps Director of Photography Butch Jacobs continues with special look at action shots, logos and helmet-less players in Topps football card lore.
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.
In a first for the company, Topps announced an exclusive autographed memorabilia deal with Houston Astros rookie sensation Carlos Correa.
Collectors on the hunt for Topps insert posters from the late 1960s. Condition, paper quality and use upon opening all lead to scarce versions in top grade. So pin ’em up!
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.
National Sports Collectors Convention filled with giveaways, access to unique memorabilia and plenty of exclusive trading cards courtesy if card manufacturers. The hobby’s five-day main event is ready to kick off in Rosemont, Ill.
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.
Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota went one-two in the NFL Draft; collectors aren’t waiting to see success on the field before buying. Winston is leading out of the gate, with his card values rising.