Led by the iconic Mark McGwire USA rookie and some of the first readily available cards of Roger Clemens and Kirby Puckett, 1985 Topps Baseball remains one of the decades best sets.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2011-12 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Hockey autograph short prints. Includes detailed info, groupings and checklists for both the 1997 Legends Signatures and Ultimate Signatures inserts.
One of the last hockey card sets distributed via tobacco products, 1924-25 C144 Champ’s Cigarettes is a relatively tough set to find today. Notable players include Georges Vezina ad Howie Morenz.
1984 Topps Traded Baseball was one of the most coveted releases of the 1980s thanks to the company’s first card of Dwight Gooden. While the pitcher’s career faded fast, the set still boasts other rookies like Bret Saberhagen and Mark Langston.
2012 Topps Football arrives with lots of short prints and variations for collectors to chase. We’ve got full details, a complete checklist and images for both the rookie and veteran photo variations.
2012 Rittenhouse Falling Skies Season 1 is a premium pack set that promises an autograph and two costume cards per pack. Autograph highlights include Noah Wylie and Moon Bloodgood.
A 2012 Topps Football Andrew Luck short print variation should surprise no veteran collector. However, a closer look at the card may lead to some juvenile chuckles.
We track the top 15 early 2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball eBay sales. Bryce Harper and Yu Darvish dominate with several low-numbered autographs and parallels.
One lucky collector will get their own card in 2013 Topps Football. The Golden Draft Ticket program launches in 2012 Topps Football with randomly inserted box toppers in hobby and retail boxes.
Upper Deck has announced a 2012-13 O-Pee-Chee Hockey wrapper redemption open exclusively to Canadian collectors. Included in the set are a series of exclusive red-bordered parallels and a new All-Stars insert.
1977 Topps Star Wars Series 3 is recognizable for its yellow borders. The set adds another 66 cards and 11 stickers to the checklist. This is the third of five sets from the film’s original run.
Upper Deck is heading to court over political trading cards featuring possible presidential candidates for the 2012 election. The card maker filed a complaint against Executive Trading Cards after receiving a cease and desist letter of their own.
Maintaining a similar design from the previous year, 1984 Topps Baseball is one of the more attractive sets of the decade. The checklist is led by the rookie of long-time hobby favorite Don Mattingly.
2011-12 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Hockey is a hits-heavy release boasting an autograph, numbered memorabilia card and numbered rookie card in every single-pack box. Highlights include multiple levels of patch cards, autographed memorabilia and 1997 Legends Signatures.
1976-77 O-Pee-Chee WHA Hockey marked the third straight year a set for the upstart league was made. Without any key rookie cards, Gordie Howe and Bobby Hull lead single-card sales.
Vintage trading card expert Dean Hanley tackles the post-war battle between Topps and Bowman for baseball card supremacy in The Bubble Gum Card War. Get a full book review and brief synopsis.
A bonus in every retail blaster box, 2012 Topps Football NFL Captain Patch Relic Cards are the latest exclusive manufactured patch cards. Get a full visual checklist and buying guide for the entire set.
Although it doesn’t carry the same popularity as it once did, 1983 Topps Traded Baseball remains one of the most recognizable sets of the 1980s. The first cards of Darryl Strawberry and Julio Franco are the best in the set.