What would you do if were a minor league prospect, and Topps produced only one card of you? It would be fun to go around trying to autograph every one of those cards in existence. Drafted in the 3rd round of the 2016 draft, White Sox prospect Alex Call currently has one baseball card—2016 Bowman […]
Beckett reports on the popularity of this card: This is the story of the 2011 Topps Update Mike Trout Rookie Card, a trading card that isn’t yet eight-years old, but is rising in price and stature right before our very eyes. This is the story of a trading card with no ink autograph, no memorabilia […]
Topps is producing another on-demand card series, Throwback Thursday. Every Thursday they release a six-card set of baseball players in vintage card designs. Each set is available for one week only. The print runs are announced once the sale is done. Beckett reports on the designs used: 2016 Topps Throwback Thursday looks to use a […]
Ichiro reaches 3,000 hits. The next day Topps is selling a card. These cards from Topps are on-demand printing featuring the latest events. 360 such baseball cards exist so far. 24 hours is the window to purchase the latest card. Last night Jason Heyward hit the game-tying single in the 9th and the walk-off single in the 13th […]
Imagine rare 1911 tobacco cards taped up on a bedroom wall. Crazy, right? We expect T205 and T206 baseball cards from 1909 and 1911 to be encased inside plexiglass cases. In this 1911 photo from the Library of Congress, there are over 50 cards hanging on this bedroom wall. Look around the guy’s head, you’ll […]
As Ichiro broke Ty Cobb’s hit record yesterday, I’m glad to say that I still have hanging on my cube wall, a 2010 Upper Deck baseball card where Ichiro meets President Obama. Do you have any baseball cards hanging up at your desk?
A professional baseball player expressing his dreams on the front of a baseball card. Looking at autographs, you wonder where is the soul. You want to see some sort of meaning behind a player’s autograph. On the 2013 Leaf Trinity “Authentic Inscription” series, players are to write inscriptions next to their autographs. Some players […]
Baseball card manufacturers like Topps (and formerly Upper Deck) slice apart game-used baseball bats and embed them into cards. What if you bought a stockpile of one player’s relic cards and reassembled the bat? It would look rather like a LEGO bat, I’d imagine. Or if you sanded off the rectangular edges, you’d end up […]
As collectors of baseball cards, we love finding a great card and adding it to our collection. Take Roger Maris’ 1962 Topps card. Maris captured swinging his mighty bat during a World Series win. The exact moment of the bat is frozen in time and is echoed compositionally with the yellow box declaring what is […]
One Chinese pitcher, one Taiwanese pitcher, both arrived back-to-back in the same 2010 Upper Deck pack. Both photos feature the Asian pitchers in their windup. Seeing these two cards of Fu-Te Ni and Chien-Ming Wang next to each other makes me want to collect all the 2010 Upper Deck cards featuring Asian pitchers.
The pinstripes in this photo of Masahiro Tanaka look likes kinda like a drawing.
Look at the fun outfielder Rebel Oakes is having on his T206 card. Now this is a ballplayer playing the game for fun. He’s so delighted to have caught the ball. Probably because that year with Cincinnati, he was second in the league for errors committed by an outfielder with 18. (Bob Bescher of Cincinnati […]
What a beautiful card this Honus Wagner 1090 E95 is. The photo/illustration depicts Wagner with a dirty uniform. The card is dirty. The view of his grip on the bat gives you a real feel for how he handled the bat. The bright colors painted onto the card. Then you have Ty Cobb’s extremely beat […]
In 1961 the Washington Senators moved Minnesota and became the Twins. Their star player Harmon Killebrew’s 1961 Topps card shows him with the Minnesota Twins. An astute fan corrected the card by scratching out the Senators name and hand-writing Twins onto the face of the card. There. Much better. NOW this card is correct. (even […]
Yesterday we featured the backs of five baseball cards. They come from the 1920 W516 set: #3 Ping Bodie #5 Tris Speaker #7 Roger Hornsby #8 Walter Johnson #1 Babe Ruth Notice how Babe Ruth is featured as a pitcher, one of his first Yankee cards. Hat-tip to Sports Collector Daily for discovering these cards […]