Cal Ripken Jr. is one of baseball’s good guys. Even in retirement, he remains one of the most collected players in the hobby. We take a look at 10 of our favorite Cal Ripken Jr. cards, including rookies, inserts and autographs.
1984-85 Topps Hockey sees the company return to the rink after a short absence. A strong rookie crop includes Steve Yzerman, Pat LaFontaine, Dave Andreychuk and Tom Barrasso.
Picking up where the previous year’s set left off, 1940-41 O-Pee-Chee V301-2 includes 50 players. The over-sized cards are highlighted by a sepia design. Several stars are on the checklist, including Milt Schmidt.
Did you know that Russell Wilson is a two-sport star? After being drafted by the Colorado Rockies, he was included on a handful of baseball cards. We’ve got full details and a checklist.
Based off the wildly popular cartoon, 2012 Enterplay My Little Pony Friendship is Magic includes a fun mix of base cards, foil cards and interactive inserts. It has also been a surprise hit on the secondary market.
1986-87 Topps Hockey features a clean design with bright white borders. Although the Patrick Roy rookie is by far the key card, other first-year standouts include John Vanbiesbrouk and Wendel Clark.
While not the strongest checklist from a rookie card standpoint, 2004 Topps Baseball has a clean design that stands up well. With the World Series celebrating its 100th anniversary, several insert sets celebrate the Fall Classic.
With on-card autographs, four jersey swatches and low numbering, 2011-12 Panini Prime Hockey Prime Rookies are likely to be some of the most popular rookie cards of the year. Get a detailed gallery, checklist, redemption info and buying guide.
1961-62 Parkhurst Hockey has a 51-card checklist that focuses solely on the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings. Dave Keon is the only significant rookie in the colorful set.
Led by the Bobby Hull rookie card, 1958-59 Topps Hockey is one the company’s most memorable sets. The 66-card checklist also includes rookies of Eddie Shack and Ken Wharram.
1966 Topps Batman Black Bat is one of five Caped Crusader sets the company made that year. Featuring artwork from pulp master Norman Saunders, the set remains extremely popular with collectors today.
2012 Topps WWE is one of the company’s most rounded wrestling card sets to date. Highlights include autographs, Divas Kiss Cards, sketch cards by Jerry Lawler and mat relics featuring canvas from the Wrestlemania XXVIII ring. Every 2012 Topps WWE hobby box comes with two hits.
2012 Leaf Signature Series Basketball is an all-autograph release that mixes legends and rookies. Key signers include Karl Malone, Scottie Pippen, Clyde Drexler and Dominique Wilkins. Every box comes with five on-card autographs.
Get complete details on the 2012 Topps NFL Kickoff promotion. We’ve got a complete checklist for both the base set and autographs as well as info on the redemption program that runs September 5 to 11.
1968-69 O-Pee-Chee Hockey marked the first time the Canadian company offered its own set to Canadians. Key rookies include Bernie Parent and Gary Unger.
The first major set of hockey cards, 1910 C56 Hockey predates that NHL. Key players include Newsy LaLonde, Cyclone Taylor and Art Ross.
2005 Topps Updates and Highlights has a loaded checklist that includes rookie cards of Ryan Braun, Matt Kemp, Andrew McCutchen and Jered Weaver. Hobby boxes promise a relic, most of which are focused on the All-Star Game.
1976 Topps Star Trek is just the second trading card set in the franchise’s history. Complete sets include 88 cards and 22 stickers. This is the first Star Trek set to include color images.