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.
All base sets are numbered to 199 copies and will contain two rare randomly inserted bonus cards of one Orange parallel, numbered to just three copies, and one Gold parallel, an exclusive one-of-a-kind card.
In the final installment of George Vrechek’s “Collect it All” series, the author looks at collecting vintage hockey, boxing, golf and other sports cards, breaking down the total available in the market. At the end, see what collecting level you are at with your collection.
Jameis Winston’s first Topps cards will appear in the ever-popular Bowman Football, which releases in June.
Topps digital programs continue to grow. Topps BUNT 2015 is now available, and Topps has provided some stunning stats. For instance, Topps BUNT players have collected more than 150 million digital baseball cards since its inception.
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.
From E cards and T206 examples through the heyday of Topps and Bowman releases from the 1950s, Greg Bussineau’s spring auction is loaded with must-see examples. Check out the full lineup.