I am always making a Christmas list for my family – no need for them to get me things I don’t need or sizes from eons ago. The top of the list every year is Topps cards – I used to ask for the upcoming season, but as my collection has grown, anything they get me is thoroughly enjoyed.
This year, there is something specific: Topps Transcendent Collection.
That looks incredible! The reviews are amazing, but so is the price tag.
Retail prices haven’t been seen (by me). Release date is December 9, in case anyone wants to get me and Mark something for getting the blog moving…
Several years ago Arthur Zillante reviewed a few baseball books for SABR’s Baseball Research Journal. You can read his review here. Feel free to “comment” about these books and others.
A friend of mine is trying to put together a complete set of autographed 1968s (at least I think they are 1968s). Its something that I always wondered about -how does anyone chase down the gold insert sets, or the Target Red sets, or get a full autographed set?
Obviously money is a key player, but it is time and dedication well beyond opening pack after pack to collate a 2016 set.
I was amazed to discover you could collect *this autographed set:
Partly to test out our brand new blog (for SABR’s Baseball Cards committee), I thought I would provide links to a series of articles I wrote in the spring of 2016 on Topps baseball cards. Here they are.
April 7. Part 1: Introduction.
April 14. Part 2: Taking Over. (focus on 1956-57)
April 21. Part 3: Innovative Subsets. (focus on 1958-61)
April 28. Part 4: Men Without Hats. (focus on 1962-63)
May 5. Part 5: Rookie Cards. (focus on 1964-67)
May 12. Part 6: Conflict. (focus on 1968-69)
May 19. Part 7: Collecting. (focus on 1970-71)
May 26. Part 8: Grey Backs. (focus on 1972-75)
June 2. Part 9: Competition. (focus on 1976-80)
June 9. Part 10: The Best of the Best.
More posts like this coming.
— Mark Armour