Posts tagged Topps
As the 2008 Hall of Fame voting comes upon us, one can wonder if a derserving candidate will finally get his due. And I’m not talking about Goose Gossage.
I’m talking about Bert Blyleven.
Nevermind his sometimes questionable demeanor, Blyleven was still one of the top pitchers in baseball in the 1970s and 1980s despite just two All-Star appearances and a .534 winning percentage.
He did win 287 games, had a 3.31 ERA, 242 complete games, 60 shutouts, and nearly a 3 to 1 strikeout to walk ratio.
His 1971 Topps Rookie Card shows a young, unfamiliar Blyleven, but is still one of his More >
SCF needs to get our own “Rip Girl”.
By: Andrew Harner, editor-in-chief
For those of you not fluent in journalistic terms, let me define public relations for you: a tactic used by companies to promote a brand, product or innovation to the public through the media without paying for advertising.
And right now, the PR battle that is being waged between Topps and Upper Deck is hot news in the collecting world.
It all began in late February of 2007 when it was discovered that Topps had superimposed images of President George W. Bush and Mickey Mantle onto Derek Jeter’s base card No. 40.
The flurry of media attention that followed was More >