Back to baseball again.Two 2013 Topps Heritage SPs
Both of these are short printed cards from the 2013 Topps Heritage set. You're looking at #453 Justin Upton and #489 Aaron Hill. I'm not actively building this set at the moment, but somehow ended up with two of each of these. Continue reading Pull the Trigger 11.9 ($25)
For several years now (this is my 4th post on this subject), I've documented where Topps has reused a photo from either a previous year or from a different Topps set. I guess this is standard operating procedure for Topps. Now that I'm through Allen and Ginter, I guess it's time to do this post. Continue reading Photo Reuse – Topps and Panini
Anytime that I am able to knock a name off of my list of Orioles autographs that I need is a good day, and today, I am happily knocking Freddy Garcia's name off of that list. Continue reading Finally Freddy
It occurred to me while I was doing my series on card brand evolution in the 1990s, that I could have approached it in a different way by showing in each post, a card from each year from the 5 brands. So if you can stand to see some more 1990s cards, I'm going to do that. I'll try to pick a card of the same player from each brand if I can. Let's see how 1990 cards fall on the evolutionary scale
. Continue reading Card Evolution 1990
Hey guys, Drew back here! Things are starting to get a little bit busier in my life, which is obviously welcomed. I haven't had a whole lot to do lately with a relatively laid back Spring semester, but I just got a job and am starting to look into summer internship possibilities and even studying abroad in the future. I'm really excited for all of the future opportunities that could be coming my way, and although this may affect my time on this blog I'll do my best to stick around. Continue reading Lucky Pull of the Opening Day Ace!
I can't say I'm real thrilled with 2015 Topps Heritage. For one thing, the 1966 set design was pretty dull. I bought 2 blasters, a rack box and 2 rack packs which yielded 147 different cards. Of those 147 cards I have doubles (or even triples) for 28 of them, which I think is high. I also didn't see any of the variation cards, no blue backs, no black backs, not even a lousy gum stain. For 30 cents/card, I'd expected a bit more. The rack packs yielded some of the foil cards which I'm suspending judgement on. I get 1 chrome and 1 chrome refractor. We'll let's break down this bunch of cards. Continue reading 2015 Topps Heritage Base Card Breakdown
I have this love / hate relationship with Heritage baseball. It's akin to a Jeckyll / Hyde scenario. There's that sweet feeling of opening packs, looking at cards, sorting them, building the set.
Then there's the harsh reality of needless short prints, stupid gimmicks, and questionable parallels and inserts. Continue reading Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Heritage
Last year, many people were complaining that Topps Heritage wasn't showing up in their local big box stores for weeks after its issue. Here it is the week of the official release of 2015 Topps Heritage and it's already in the local Targets and Walmarts in my neighborhood. Continue reading First 2015 Topps Heritage Card
In case you missed it, Boston has received so much snow in the last few weeks that everything and everyone—including me—is at a breaking point. The MBTA doesn't work, the government is encouraging people to stay indoors and off the roads, and there are no signs that the cold and the snow will let up anytime soon. Which has given me plenty of time to stew in my thoughts... Continue reading Snowbound and Stir Crazy
A few baseball-card-related thoughts as we approach winter...
Continue reading Updated Food for Thought: Hot Stove Edition
Here's what I've been collecting lately...
I found this on eBay. (Great back, too.) I'm a big fan of test prints, overprints, miscuts, blank backs, wrong backs, and misprints in general. I bought six similar test-print 1951 Bowmans sometime last year and have those framed. This one is just sitting on my desk. Can't remember what I paid for it; doesn't matter. I don't think it was more than $10... Continue reading Recent Stuff
One man among us has perfected the art of the Bip, and he is Chris Harris from Stale Gum
He has been known to send a package my way from time to time. A week (or was it two weeks?) ago was one of those times. I've been Galarragaed
by Stale Gum, as well as Bucked
. What was in store for me this time? Continue reading Anatomy of a Fake-Out Bipping
Frank Robinson 2008 Topps Heritage ‘Flashbacks’
I love sets like this!!!
The set tagged as ‘Flashbacks’ takes us back to some incredible moments in baseball history. This card here pays homage to Frank Robinson hitting for the cycle during the 1959 baseball season. Continue reading Frank Robinson 2008 Topps Heritage ‘Flashbacks’
The other day I picked up what will most likely be my only Topps Heritage cards this year. I can't say I'm that excited about the 1962 design, but I was still curious enough to purchase one of the three-pack dealies that Target started selling. What interested me was the additional three-card black parallel pack that was included.
C55 Lou Marson, C51 Xavier Nady, and C36 Josh Beckett
Any of these are available for trade, should you so desire. Continue reading Black Heritage Parallels: Pretty Cool
I had to pick up a few things at Target, so I stopped in the card aisle. Still no Topps Heritage cards. Continue reading Still haven’t found any Topps Heritage cards
After spending so much time looking at pictures and news about the earthquake in Japan, I needed to spend a few minutes thinking about something happy & fun. Continue reading An early look at 2011 Topps Heritage
I think it was only “hobby” issued, but I need to confirm: Was there both hobby and retail version of 2001 Topps Heritage? If so how do you tell the difference on the unopened box?
Today is Al Kaline's birthday.
Continue reading Sunrise…
I took advantage of the Thanksgiving deal over at COMC
to knock a few cards off my wantlist. Actually, because shipping was so cheap (instead of the pretty expensive and quick to add up that it usually is) I filled out some other wants & needs as well, but that's for another time.
Continue reading Chopping Down the Wantlist
Topps has teased the first glimpse at the 2011 version of one of its most popular baseball card sets, Topps Heritage, and to no one's surprise it carries the classic design of the 1962 Topps set.
The stampede was nearly heard across the floor of the National Sports Collectors Convention (NSCC) on Thursday afternoon. Collectors, flippers and baseball fans ran to get on line for an exclusive Stephen Strasburg 2010 Topps Heritage card, which can only be found at the NSCC at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Finally …. Thrift Treasures HAS come back … to Cardboard Icons. Continue reading Thrift Treasures XXV: The Comeback Edition