Posts Tagged ‘topps’

1989 Upper Deck Baseball Cards Behind the Scenes With the Bio Writer

The Upper Deck Company has become firmly entrenched in baseball card history and the 1989 Upper Deck set remains one of the most influential and important sets of baseball cards ever issued.  As well documented as the hobby history has become, it remains a pleasure to speak with someone directly involved in a set and […]

Top 10 Obscene Baseball Cards

For more than 100 years, baseball card collectors have treasured the cardboard depiction of their diamond heroes. For almost as long, they have guffawed and chortled at the obscene baseball cards that have slipped through the cracks either intentionally or unintentionally. Below are ten of the most famous naughty baseball cards (with apologies to playground […]

John Kennedy – Phillies Pioneer

As a lifelong Phillies fan, my favorite baseball card would–if it existed–be a John Kennedy in the 1957 Topps set. Unfortunately, for all baseball historians including me, there never was such a card. Which makes Kennedy, along with the Reds’ Nino Escalara, the only ground-breaking black players never to appear in a major card set. […]