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Looking Back: 1991 Topps Stadium Club Baseball

Looking Back: 1991 Topps Stadium Club Baseball

Topps’ answer to the new, slick-look 1989 Upper Deck baseball card product came two years later as 1991 Stadium Club. The first “premiere” set from Topps, 1991 Stadium Club also… Read more »

Looking Back: 1989 Upper Deck Baseball

Looking Back: 1989 Upper Deck Baseball

Perhaps never has one individual card anchored a set more than Upper Deck’s inaugural foray into the sports card business in 1989. Everybody knows the card. Everybody has seen one…. Read more »

My Matsui Conversion

My Matsui Conversion

One of the most wonderful things about being a sports fan is the undying loyalty that exists. Everybody has their favorites and everyone wants to believe that their favorite teams… Read more »

Sam McDowell’s ‘Incomplete’ Game

Sam McDowell’s ‘Incomplete’ Game

There’s little question that 1970 was Sam McDowell’s finest year in the majors. That year, the Cleveland southpaw reached the 20-win plateau for the first and only time in his… Read more »

My Favorite Cards

My Favorite Cards

The obvious next question begs, I suppose, what are my favorite cards that I have in my collection? Some answers are obvious: I have rookie cards of my all-time favorite… Read more »

Looking Back: 1991 Fleer Baseball

Looking Back: 1991 Fleer Baseball

For my previous “Looking Back” segments, I selected a few baseball card sets that were appealing to me, for different reasons. This column details my thoughts on what I consider… Read more »

A Few Simple Tips to Make eBaying Work Better

A Few Simple Tips to Make eBaying Work Better

I talk a lot about eBay because I get the majority of my single cards from the popular auction website. I wasn’t quite what one would consider a charter member… Read more »

Upper Deck Gives Five More Employees the Axe

Upper Deck Gives Five More Employees the Axe

Just got this email from a newly unemployed Upper Decker, a PR employee who worked for the company for 14 years. The layoffs came just about a month after the… Read more »

Looking Back: 1981 Fleer Baseball

Looking Back: 1981 Fleer Baseball

Collecting the first of something can often be productive, if not financially rewarding down the line as an investment. The 1981 Fleer and Donruss baseball card sets were glaring exceptions… Read more »

Royals Fans: Enjoy Eric Hosmer While You Can

Royals Fans: Enjoy Eric Hosmer While You Can

Kansas City Royals fans should catch Eric Hosmer while they can. Meanwhile, the New York Yankees are just biding their time, waiting for Hosmer to become eligible for arbitration and/or… Read more »

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