Being black history month, I think this is a great time to pay tribute to one of the greatest ballplayers of all-time: Jackie Robinson.
Robinson came into the league as the first black baseball player in 1947. After that came Larry Doby for the American League and now we have superstars like Ryan Howard, Ken Griffey Jr., and Prince Fielder gracing ball fields around the country.
While I do not personally own one, I feel that the 1954 Topps Robinson is one of the most beautiful cards ever produced. The action shot is so Robinsonesque, and I think that is what makes More >
By: Andrew Harner, Editor-in-Chief
Around this time last year, the big buzz in the trading card world was the 2007 Topps Derek Jeter card with Mickey Mantle and George W. Bush super-imposed in the background.
Earlier in the week, another peculiar card was discovered in the 2008 Topps set. It was the Boston Red Sox team card. On this card, the team is celebrating its World Series win with former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Now how did this one happen?
Last year before the World Series, Giuliani, an avid New York Yankees fan, jokingly said that he would root for Boston because More >
Topps is at it again with a new Photoshop variation. This time featuring former New York City mayor and presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani.
Giuliani, a die-hard Yankees fan, joked about rooting for the Red Sox in the 2007 World Series because he is an American League fan. However, the statement was intended only in fun.
Topps took Giuilani’s fun and turned into a trading card as they put him in the celebration pile of Red Sox on 2008 Topps card #234.
While it is a bit cheesy considering what they did with the Derek Jeter card last year, it still is gaining Topps More >
By: Andrew Harner, Editor-in-Chief
One of the earliest and most influential developments that led to the current multi-million dollar sports card industry came about around 120 years ago as an advertising campaign.
When simple little cards depicting baseball players and other sportsmen and women were included in packs of cigarettes, a collecting phenomenon began.
The cards were used as a perk by companies for smokers to choose a certain brand of cigarette to smoke, but as time passed, they have indirectly created some of the most treasured collectibles in today’s world.
As smoking in the United States became more socially acceptable a little before More >
here is my second edition of top orginizational prospects. in the future i plan to also make a prospect all-star team, and have a look back at some of the prospects from previous years to see where they are today!
The Future of Baseball (part 2)
As promised here’s the next segment of my top prospects for each week. This week I did the NL east and I’ll tell you it was much harder to do then the AL East, the choices were less concrete and a good candidate was hard to find for some teams, however I did find a few More >
One of the greatest aspects of baseball card collecting is prospecting. Prospecting is a type of collecting in which you buy the cards of a young player who you will become good and hope he does so the cards you bought go up in value (very generalized). Looking towards the future I give you my list of the one guy from all the major league teams who I think will become the biggest thing in their respective teams (this week ill do the AL East):
AL EAST: Devil Rays-Evan Longoria (age 21)- As good as Delmon Young was this year (.288 BA More >