Category Archives: Baseball

How to Spot Which 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. Rookie Cards Are Worth Grading

Posted on July 23, 2016 – 6:43 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Practical tips on what to look for in a 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card before sending it in to be professionally graded by BGS.

The History and Legacy of the 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. Rookie Card

Posted on July 22, 2016 – 5:49 pm Author: Dave Sliepka

The 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card is one of the most iconic baseball cards of all-time. Get a history of the card and its lasting legacy.

Most Intriguing 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter Autographs

Posted on July 22, 2016 – 3:41 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Find out who some of the most interesting and peculiar autographs signers are in 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter. Kevin Costner and Mike Piazza are among those in the set.

From a Greenland Explorer to Skippers: The 2016 Allen & Ginter Surprises

Posted on July 22, 2016 – 2:26 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Like previous years, 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball has some surprises. Here’s what to look for.

Julio Urias Suspected SSP Makes 351 Cards in the 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter Base Set

Posted on July 21, 2016 – 6:02 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter base set now has 351 cards with the late addition of Julio Urias, a suspected short print that has a couple of other quirks.

Looking for Superstar Superfractors? You’ve Got to See the Latest MLB Baseball Card Auctions

Posted on July 21, 2016 – 5:22 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Highlights from the July, 2016 MLB.com baseball card auctions including Superfractors of Bryce Harper, Derek Jeter, Mike Trout and more.

Here’s a Sweet 2016 Topps Bazooka Todd Frazier Promo Card

Posted on July 21, 2016 – 10:19 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a limited edition 2016 Topps Bazooka Todd Frazier promo card handed out at the 2016 Sweets and Snack Expo in Chicago.

2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Variations Gallery

Posted on July 20, 2016 – 12:31 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Want to know what the 2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Variations are? Get full details with a detailed gallery, checklist, parallel info and everything that’s important.

Ultimate Guide to Ken Griffey Jr. Rookie Cards

Posted on July 19, 2016 – 5:12 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

His 1989 Upper Deck might be his most iconic, but there’s so much more to Ken Griffey Jr. rookie cards. Dig into them all as well as other important cards from his first season in the majors.

2016 Topps National Sports Collectors Convention Wrapper Redemption and Other Exclusives

Posted on July 19, 2016 – 12:38 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Find out about Topps’ plans for the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention including exclusive 2016 Bowman National Refractors and new Rocky cards.

2016 Bowman’s Best Baseball Details

Posted on July 15, 2016 – 2:48 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2016 Bowman’s Best Baseball checklist focuses heavily on rookie and prospect ink, but not entirely. Get details, hobby box breakdown, release date and other info.

2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Chromes Out Retro Designs

Posted on July 15, 2016 – 2:01 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2016 Donruss Optic Baseball checklist takes a Chrome approach to the earlier Donruss set. Get the checklist, details, box breakdown, release date.

2016 Topps Now Gets Its First Relic Card

Posted on July 13, 2016 – 6:11 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Find out about the first 2016 Topps Now Baseball relic cards, which feature a piece of a base from the MLB All-Star Game. The cards quickly sold out.

Yes, Virginia, Aledmys Diaz Rookie Cards Are Coming

Posted on July 13, 2016 – 11:37 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Although there aren’t any Aledmys Diaz rookie cards out yet, they are on the way. In the meantime, take a look at his minor league cards.

The 2016 Topps Allen and Ginter Baseball checklist is all over the map — literally

Posted on July 13, 2016 – 2:12 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2016 Topps Allen and Ginter Baseball checklist mixes quirky inserts and a broad scope. Get full checklist, details, hobby box breakdown, release date.

Digging Into Early Alex Bregman Cards

Posted on July 10, 2016 – 4:39 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get a detailed look at the top Alex Bregman cards available before his MLB debut leading up to his eventual rookie cards.

2016 MLB Bobbleheads and Other Stadium Giveaways for Collectors

Posted on July 7, 2016 – 2:09 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get a full schedule for the 2016 MLB bobblehead giveaways as well as dates for other promotions like gnomes, baseball cards, replica rings and more.

2016 Topps Tribute Baseball Checklist and Details

Posted on July 6, 2016 – 5:53 pm Author: chrisolds

The 2016 Topps Tribute Baseball checklist is a high-end mix of past, present and rookie stars. Get full checklist, details, hobby box breakdown and release date.

2016 Topps Baseball Retail Factory Set Rookie Variations Include Seager, Schwarber

Posted on July 6, 2016 – 3:20 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Complete look at the 2016 Topps Baseball Retail Factory Set Rookie Variations including checklist, gallery and variation specifics.

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Box Busters

Posted on July 5, 2016 – 2:05 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball hobby box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2016 Topps Stadium Club Variations Highlight Pitchers Who Bat, Royals on Parade and More

Posted on July 4, 2016 – 12:20 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Know how to spot the 2016 Topps Stadium Club variations with a checklist, detailed gallery and tips on what sorts of cards to look for. 25 cards have short print variations.

1963 Topps Pete Rose Rookie Card Approaching $150,000

Posted on July 1, 2016 – 12:27 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a 1963 Topps Pete Rose rookie card graded PSA 9 with bids on eBay approaching $150,000 on eBay.

Matt Wieters Cards Finally Coming to Topps Packs

Posted on July 1, 2016 – 9:25 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Matt Wieters is finally getting cards in packs of Topps baseball cards. After years without an agreement, the two sides have come up with a deal for the Orioles catcher.

14 2016 Topps Stadium Club Cards Worthy of a Stare Down

Posted on June 30, 2016 – 4:17 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Take a look at some of the gorgeous photos in the 2016 Topps Stadium Club Baseball base set.

2016 Bowman Inception Baseball Card Checklist and Details

Posted on June 29, 2016 – 11:44 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

See the full 2016 Bowman Inception Baseball checklist, which returns as an all-autograph release. Get complete details, hobby box breakdown and release date.

Ranking the Kris Bryant Rookie Cards

Posted on June 28, 2016 – 10:45 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor In a year of big-time rookies, Kris Bryant was been one of the biggest in 2015. Even if it wasn’t clutch plays and walk-off home runs every night, he’s lived up to a lot of the lofty expectations that come with being a second overall draft pick. And he’s […]

Nomar Mazara, Trevor Story, Blake Snell Get Their First MLB Rookie Cards in 2016 Topps Stadium Club

Posted on June 27, 2016 – 4:20 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get a full list of rookie cards in 2016 Topps Stadium Club Baseball including the first pack-inserted MLB RCs of Trevor Story, Nomar Mazara and Blake Snell.

2016 Topps Now Ichiro Autographs Surface

Posted on June 27, 2016 – 9:04 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

A second surprise has surfaced for 2016 Topps Now Baseball — Ichiro autographs. Find out about the card celebrating his record for career hits in MLB and Japan.

2016 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Isn’t Changing Much Up and That’s Probably a Good Thing

Posted on June 26, 2016 – 8:08 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

See the full 2016 Topps Stadium Club Baseball checklist as well as other details and release date. The set sticks with photography as its focal point. Hobby boxes include two autographs.

2016 Topps All-Star FanFest Baseball Card Exclusives Unveiled

Posted on June 24, 2016 – 4:12 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Find out about the various 2016 Topps All-Star FanFest baseball card exclusives including checklists and how to get them. The event takes place in the lead up to the 2016 MLB All-Star Game in San Diego.

1984 Fleer Glenn Hubbard Snake Card Gets a Bobblehead

Posted on June 24, 2016 – 12:16 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

The Lexington Legends have created an epic bobblehead based on the 1984 Fleer Glenn Hubbard snake card. Find out about the giveaway and the bobblehead.

2016 Topps Archives Baseball Box Busters

Posted on June 23, 2016 – 10:42 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016 Topps Archives Baseball hobby box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball Variations Pay Tribute to Jackie Robinson, Cespedes’ Horse

Posted on June 23, 2016 – 8:25 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball variations gallery and checklist. See who has short print cards and know what they look like and how to find them.

2016 Panini Flawless Baseball Checklist and Details

Posted on June 22, 2016 – 11:06 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2016 Panini Flawless Baseball checklist is filled with ultra high-end autographs, memorabilia cards and gem base cards. Get the full checklist and other details.

Mickey Moniak, 2016 MLB 1st Overall Pick, Gets First Phillies Card

Posted on June 21, 2016 – 1:44 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

A day after signing his first pro contract, Mickey Moniak, the first pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, has a baseball card in the on-demand 2016 Topps Now set.