Author: Adam Hughes

Bob Feller Baseball Card Commemorates Greatest Opening Day Performance

(Check out our other player card posts here.) In the long history of Major League Baseball, only one no-hitter has been thrown on Opening Day. And, even though it was a BIG DEAL when it happened, only one Bob Feller baseball card was produced to commemorate the event the following season. If you’re a s tickler for definitions, you might argue that 1941 Wheaties “Champs of the U.S.A.” issue is not a card at all, but you can bet fans and collectors were thrilled to get their hands on any rendering of Rapid Robert as America ramped up our involvement in World...

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Baseball Card Blogs Weekly Roundup – Final Four Edition (March 25 – April 1, 2016)

OK, technically the 2016 Final Four doesn’t start until tomorrow, but the Road to Houston is still THE sports story of the past week. Of course, Opening Day is on Sunday, so this is one of the  biggest sporting weekends of the year and the biggest of the Spring. And, as always, there is plenty of hobby reading to prime our pumps for the excitement to come.  With that in mind, here are the best posts from our pastime in the last week. Want more great hobby reading? Check out our definitive guide to 400+ of the best sports card websites here, or...

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1988 Topps Baseball Cards – The Ultimate Guide

By the time collectors ripped open our first wax packs of 1988 Topps baseball cards, we were pretty sure that all the roads we’d travel in the future would be paved with gold — cardboard gold. After all, the 1987 Topps set, with its wood borders, had exploded in value the  previous summer. Not only were Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco rookie cards fetching several dollars a piece on the secondary market, but the checklist was littered from top to bottom with buck-plus cards: Mike Greenwell, Wally Joyner, Greg Swindell, Bobby Witt, Kal Daniels, Dava Magadan, Rafael Palmeiro, and on and...

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Baseball Card Blogs Weekly Roundup: Batman v. Superman Edition (March 19-25, 2016)

Let’s face it: we never grew up. I mean, this is a site about baseball cards, and you’re reading it. You either still collect baseball cards or wish you still collected baseball cards. And we’re not alone, either. Each week, hundreds of sports cards blogs light up the Internet with posts and lists and pictures — there is never a lack of material for this weekly roundup. This week, not-grown-up kids everywhere choose sides and celebrate the release of Batman v. Superman. So what else could our theme be? Here are the best hobby posts from the last seven...

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1978 Topps Dave Goltz – Don’t Forget to Tip!

If baseball cards have taught me anything about life, it’s to never underestimate the power that timing and personal experience can have on perception of the truth. Take this 1978 Topps Dave Goltz card, for example. Had I been a collector that Spring, I might have already known that Goltz was one of the top pitchers in the game, and, if I hadn’t, Topps’ photo choice might have clued me in. Here was a guy who was so popular and good-looking, after all, that The Old Gum Company chose to devote card #249 to his special brand of fan relations. You...

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