Tag Archives: Topps

‘Who’d you get!? Who’d you get!?’ Opening those first 2012 cards

I finally found some 2012 Topps cards at a local Target, and even though I was going to boycott them this year for putting Jose Reyes in a Marlins uniform when he hasn’t even played a game for them, I couldn’t help myself. I bought one of the Target-exclusive 10-pack (eight cards each) boxes and

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Stealing home on a ’56 Topps card

Did a little Jackie Robinson research this morning, prompted by the 1956 Topps card shown above. I was curious as to when the slide into home may have occurred, presuming the scene depicted was based on a photograph of an actual occurrence. It was the number of the batter, really, that piqued my interest —

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Updating Topps’ father-son set

The first baseball cards I got as a kid were from the 1985 Topps set. Those block letters set at an angle, colorful fronts and the moss-green backs with red lettering (like Christmas in every pack) still take me back to a specific part of my childhood, of the pharmacy down the street where I’d

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Fresh outta the pack

So just like Keith Olbermann, the first 2011 Topps card I laid eyes on after opening my first pack of the year was that of Russell Branyan. And the one beneath it was also Alex Rodriguez. But things got quite a bit better from there in the one $4.99 rack pack I bought at Target.

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The new Topps

2010 Topps 1 front Every year, I buy myself a pack or two of the new Topps cards to see what they’ve come up with, and this year I may be buying quite a few more. The new design is one of the best in recent memory, and their cards of late haven’t even been

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