Just picked up four packs of the 2010 Topps baseball cards. I opened the firstpack and was pleased to find a reprint of one of my prize posessions, a DaveWinfield rookie card. Also inside: a “Pesky’s Pole” card honoring the right field pole at Fenway park named after Johnny Pesky. The design of the cards is fresher than recent years, which have tendedd to be much too slick for my taste. I just miss the old dark cardboard backs. What can I say?
A while back, my company created a baseball card price comparison web site called BaseballCardShopper.com. Take a look and see what you think. We’re trying to make it easy to get the best deal when purchasing older cards online. We’re listing mainly Topps and Fleer so far.
Once my buddies and I started hitting the Sportscards Collector shops, our eyes were opened to how amazing the older cards are–to actually see them in person! We had seen many pictures of early Hank Aaron cards and old Ted Williams cards (of course we couldn’t afford them!) but to see them in person, under the glass, almost accessible…what an amazing thrill! I remember I saved up for an old 1957 Ernie Banks card. I was so nervous that it would be gone when I finally arrived at the store with the money to buy it. It was still there, under the glass, in a plastic sleeve. Few!
Welcome to my blog. I’ve been a baseball card fan and collector since I bought my first Topps pack at a convenience store back in 1979. Every chance I got I bought another pack, hoping to get another Red Sox player or one of those Sporting News Ty Cobb cards. I really started going nuts buying cards in 1983. Those Veteran Cards were amazing! Then my buddies and I came across a baseball card and coin collecting shop a few miles from our homes. We started making pilgrimages by bicycle nearly every weekend to blow whatever small cash we had accumulated by doing chores for our parents or from delivering newspapers. Collecting had become an obsession — an expensive obsession!