Regarding vintage baseball card sets, you can’t place the Nu-Card offerings above the likes of Bowman and Topps, but the sets were entertaining and provide a low-cost alternative to the mainstream sets. Here are some of the Hi-Lites and Scoops from those sets.
With ‘42’ making headlines, we take a trip to Jackie Robinson’s early stomping grounds at Rickwood Field and in Cairo, Ga. To find some of the landmarks, you need to do your homework, or have a trusty guide.
Attention to detail, three major stars and “chase” cards proved to be a winning formula for Topps in its battle with Bowman in 1953. The portrait artwork is another high selling point for this set.
Restoring original stadium seats from the Polo Grounds leads to some reminiscing about the ballpark and its inhabitants.
In a philly.com column, Mike Schmidt things today’s signatures are horrible, and for a variety of reasons. Since they are no longer legible, he asks aloud why players just don’t use a stamp since it seems they care little about the autograph experience.
With the induction ceremonies of Barry Larkin and Ron Santo taking center stage, sometimes lost in the shuffle is all of the action taking place on Main Street and other locales in and around Cooperstown. David Moriah gives you a peek inside the action from the 2012 Baseball HOF induction weekend.
Topps Home Run Legends Prime 9 program kicks off with the Say Hey Kid.