Month: March 2016

Baseball Card Blogs Weekend Roundup: Ty Cobb in a Paper Bag

The events of this past week are a prime example of why the baseball card hobby continues to cast such a strong spell over hobbyists. You mean I might find a 100-year-old treasure in a crumpled-up bag in my grandfather’s attic? Count me in! But wait … Topps stickers are back? Count me in for that, too! And definitely count me in, anytime, for some good baseball card reading. Here are some of the best hobby blog posts from the weekend of March 4-6, 2016. Cards That Never Were include this 1980 Topps Nolan Ryan in an Astros uniform. Baseball Card Breakdown...

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23 Vintage Nolan Ryan Baseball Cards You Can Afford

In the early 1990s, nothing caused more of a buzz at card shows than a glistening display of vintage Nolan Ryan baseball cards. Ryan’s 1968 Topps rookie card, of course, led the way, and climbed to more than $1000 by the time he hung up his spikes in 1993. That burlap-bordered beauty dragged along the rest of Ryan’s early-career cards, and soon collectors were paying three figures for pasteboards from 1969 through the mid-1970s. Later cards weren’t all that far behind, and the years have done little to soften those prices. But you don’t have to break the bank in...

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1990 Upper Deck Baseball Cards – The Ultimate Guide

Leaders in every field climb to their perch by taking calculated risks, and collectors witnessed this concept firsthand when 1990 Upper Deck baseball cards hit store shelves that spring. The year before, UD had immediately established itself as a disruptive force in the baseball card business not only for their revolutionary yet classic card design, but also for the audacity of making a ROOKIE the very first card in their very first set. Sure, pegging Ken Griffey, Jr., as the poster child for UD looks like a stroke of genius nearly three decades later, but the truth is that it...

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