Month: December 2016

Rod Carew Baseball Cards Tug at the Heart

The first year that I really collected baseball cards was 1983, and Rod Carew was everywhere in the packs I opened that summer. A (probably) incomplete listing of his pasteboards from that year include: 1983 Fleer #81 1983 Fleer Star Stickers #26 1983 Donruss #90 1983 Donruss Action All-Stars #38 1983 Topps #200 1983 Topps #201 – Super Veteran 1983 Topps #386 – All-Star 1983 Topps #651 California Angels Team Leaders 1983 Topps Glossy Send-Ins #29 1983 Topps Stickers #39 Before that summer, I was only vaguely aware of Carew — or any other player — but these cards...

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1987 Topps Baseball Cards – The Ultimate Guide

If you were looking for a hobby time machine to transport you back to the 1980s and flood you with the essence of the hobby boom, you couldn’t do much better than ripping open a pack of 1987 Topps baseball cards. Of all the hundreds of sets produced during the decade, none measured up to all the excess the era has come to represent quite as well as Topps’ wood-grained beauties. From a bumper crop of rookie cards to an iconic (though polarizing) design to massive overproduction, this set checked all the boxes when it was building a case as the...

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