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By Michael Barton aka MonticelloCards
I often think back to my youth, and the joy I experienced collecting baseball cards. I got serious when I was almost 12 years old, collecting the 1987 Topps Baseball Set. I loved the wooden border design, and the price of 40 cents per wax pack was very affordable. Those days, sadly, are gone, replaced by packs that range anywhere from $1 for Score brand items, to $500 for Upper Deck’s Exquisite Collection. The hobby has completely changed, and as a result, my collecting habits have as well. I am now a 1 player collector, because More >
Topps is confirming that 19 card numbers in the 2009 Topps Baseball Series 1 base set feature a short printed variation. The variations include 16 legendary players (image attached), 1 active Yankee and the President of the United States.
1 Babe Ruth, New York Yankees – OF 2 Pee Wee Reese, Brooklyn Dodgers – SS 10 Rogers Hornsby, St. Louis Cardinals – 2B 30 Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers 2B 44 Barack Obama, United States of America – POTUS 60 Cy Young, Cleveland Naps – P 66 Ty Cobb, Detroit Tigers – OF 115 George Sisler, St. Louis Browns – 1B 170 More >
Topps announces the player redeemable for the 2008 Topps Baseball Series 2 RED HOT ROOKIE Redemption # 1 is Jay Bruce, Outfielder, Cincinnati Reds. Bruce’s card will be autographed on-card!
Throughout the remainder of the 2008 Major League Baseball season, Topps will announce the subjects for the 20-card RED HOT ROOKIE program. Each Topps Series 2 Hobby Box includes (1) RED HOT ROOKIE Redemption, which can be redeemed online at www.topps.com/redemption.
The cards will be printed on Topps Chrome Refractor technology and shipped to collectors first week of November.
Steiner Sports Marketing has been served with a lawsuit by the MLB Players Association that claims the New York-based company is selling unlicensed products of current MLB players and infringing on the MLBPA’s trademarks.
Among the allegations in the lawsuit are trademark infringement, trademark counterfeiting, unfair competition and breach of contract. At issue are some autographed photos produced and sold by Steiner Sports over the past year.
Steiner Sports had a license with the MLBPA that allowed it to produce and sell a line of signed and unsigned photos of active MLB players that featured the MLB Players Choice trademark. That license More >
Here are the upcoming Topps baseball releases.
2008 Series # 2 Baseball – 05/29/2008 2008 Chrome Baseball Baseball – 06/18/2008 2008 Baseball Gift Sets Baseball – 06/25/2008 2008 Allen & Ginter Baseball – 07/23/2008 2008 Triple Threads Baseball – 07/30/2008