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Topps 1968 Baseball Card Set - A Time of Love Turns to Hate and Violence 
 January 25, 2013

While the assassinations of our political leaders put a great deal of pressure on the people of the country, life went on and people dedicated themselves to protecting their freedoms.  ...more

Topps' Direction Is Not So Rosey  
 February 15, 2013

While Pete Rose may be viewed as either famous or infamous, he stills exists today and is the holder of the record for most hits in a season. It seems that some people would rather pretend that he never existed at all.  ...more

The Great Baseball Card Checklist Project
 March 27, 2013

Checklists have been around for a long time and have appeared in many forms over the years. Initially they were actual baseball cards that allowed kids to keep track of their favorites. Then they became computerized to form the first baseball card databases. Now...  ...more

Jackie Robinson Through Baseball Cards
 April 10, 2013

Jackie Robinson's life and achievements are celebrated every year. His baseball cards reflect his personality and intense desire to win. He and other black players of the era paved the way for others to have the opportunity to play today.   ...more

Topps 1969 Baseball Card Set - Houston, The Eagle Has Landed
 May 29, 2013

The world changed big time while Topps struggled with team expansion. We went to the moon. What if we didn't?  ...more

Why Nostalgic About Baseball Card Numbers?
 June 10, 2013

Topps is changing how numbers have been assigned to cards. Why is everyone making such a big deal about this?  ...more




Topps 1970 Baseball Card Set - A New Way of Life 
 July 25, 2013

Topps goes gray during a colorful time - a time when we all needed to change our perspectives for a new way of life. The sixties were over ...more


Topps Goes to WAR 
 August 1, 2013

Topps will include WAR (Wins Over Replacement) on cards in the future. While new sabermetric stats can be confusing, they also can be quite useful and could contribute to eliminating steroid use. ...more

Topps 1971 Baseball Card Set - We Are #1
 September 25, 2013

Topps produces the Men in Black, a stunning design for baseball cards, as the world watches moon walks and as technology begins to affect our daily lives in a huge way.  ...more


What is the Average Age of a Baseball Card Collector?
October 30, 2013

As the average age of baseball card collectors continues to increase, we have to wonder whether the hobby is nearing the inevitable end.  ...more


Playing with Baseball Cards
November 1, 2013

As kids many of us played with baseball cards. Games of flip were common. But some of us invented games that transported us to another time and place thanks to a vivid imagination.  ...more

Christmas Cards
December 3, 2013

As the holiday season approaches our minds turn to things related to Christmas. Are baseball cards related to Christmas? Sure if we just stretch our imaginations.  ...more