I was scanning over the most recent Beckett Baseball Plus magazine over Easter weekend, and I for some reason stopped on the 1999 Topps Gallery page. And boy did the memories come back.
The 1999 Topps Gallery Heritage was always a set I wanted to complete, but as an 11-year-old, acquiring very popular $20 cards wasn’t the easiest task. In fact, I still don’t have one.
I didn’t have an original 1953 Topps card at that time either, but I have always loved the design of the set. When I first saw the add for these Heritage inserts, I thought I would More >
With 2008 Topps Heritage being one of the most anticipated early releases of 2008, it’s no wonder that there is over 3,000 listings on eBay right now.This was one of the best cards I could find from the set, and boy is it a nice one.
Topps Heritage has always been known for on-card autographs and they delivered once again.
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 >
SCF needs to get our own “Rip Girl”.