It’s like Christmas in late January for baseball fans and card collectors – 2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball released on Wednesday, and for the past few days, people have been talking about the set’s features. Here is what’s available.
In this fantasy world, we look at the oldest living former major leaguers and compile a National League All-Star squad. Some of the names you’ll definitely know, and others you might want to further check on. Oh, and the players must have appeared on a baseball card to be included.
Topps first attempt at hockey cards for 1954-55 didn’t win over fans immediately, but nearly 60 years later, the set grows on you. With bright colors, unique card back information and a manageable size, the set is a hit among hockey collectors.
Topps released details for its 2013 Archives Baseball issue, which includes popular designs from the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. Look for Mini Tall Boys, Topps Originals and much more.
Topps is straying away from baseball cards in 2013 – at least for one product line. Big League Minis – collectible vinyl figurines – will hit the market in June 2013.
Topps Strata Football drops Friday, Dec. 21, loaded with autographs of the rookies you have grown to love – Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Doug Martin and a host of others.
Greg Bussineau wrapped up 2012 with a $1.1 million sale that featured high prices for rare singles, complete sets and key cards needed for those PSA Set Registry sets.
Details of the new product line for Sochi 2014 have not yet been determined, but as with the summer collection, the winter edition will include Team USA’s top Olympians, Paralympians and hopefuls. It will also feature authentic autographed cards from top athletes, a highly sought-out feature for collectors and sports fans.
The investment history of baseball cards is examined in this meaty article, involving vintage baseball card price guides, the stock market and the Vrechek Vintage Card Index. As you might guess, banking on 1950s Topps and tobacco cards has been a pretty good trend to follow.
Topps will produce 315 different stickers for its MLB Sticker Collection in 2013, including stars, retired stars, logs and team mascots. This is a great way to get kids into the game of collecting.