Category Archives: Baseball

2018 Topps Big League Baseball Covers Ballpark Fun at an Affordable Price

Posted on February 18, 2018 – 10:33 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 Topps Big League Baseball checklist details, release date, hobby box breakdown and other key info for the affordable baseball card set.

2018 Funko POP MLB Vinyl Figures Include First Lineup of Players

Posted on February 16, 2018 – 4:08 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

The Seattle Mariners using Felix Hernandez POP figures as a stadium giveaway at the end of the 2017 season hinted at it. Now it’s happening in a much bigger way. The 2018 Funko POP MLB vinyl figures mark the first time baseball players have been in a full retail lineup. More than a dozen stars […]

2018 Topps Series 1 Baseball Box Busters

Posted on February 14, 2018 – 2:59 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Join Sam Zimmer and Paul Wirth as they open some 2018 Topps Series 1 Baseball. What will they find? Watch and find out.

2017 Topps Now Off-Season Baseball Checklist and Details

Posted on February 14, 2018 – 6:04 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Now Off-Season Baseball checklist, print runs, gallery and full details for the print-on-demand set covering awards, transactions and more.

Shohei Ohtani Autographs, SP Base Card Slated for 2018 Topps Heritage

Posted on February 13, 2018 – 3:07 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

As the release date to 2018 Topps Heritage Baseball has drawn closer, there has been some speculation about the checklist. Specifically, whether Shohei Ohtani would be included in some form and what that would look like. Well, he is with both an autograph and a short-printed base variation.

2018 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Spices Things Up

Posted on February 12, 2018 – 10:09 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball checklist details, release date, hobby box breakdown and all the key info you need to know about the eclectic card set.

Ronald Acuna Pre-Rookie Card and Prospect Card Highlights

Posted on February 12, 2018 – 7:11 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get ready for Ronald Acuna Rookie Cards with a detailed breakdown of his key prospect and minor league cards. Includes card info, analysis, images and more.

2018 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Gallery, Checklist and All You Need to Know

Posted on February 9, 2018 – 8:33 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 Topps Series 1 Baseball variations checklist, gallery, SP and SSP specifics, identification codes and all you need to spot the variation short prints.

2018 Topps Home Run Challenge Details and How to Play

Posted on February 8, 2018 – 4:55 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 Topps Home Run Challenge details, rules, how to play and all the key promotion information. The grand prize is a trip to the 2019 Home Run Derby.

Here’s a Look at Some 2018 Donruss Shohei Ohtani Autographs

Posted on February 8, 2018 – 11:58 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

In a few months, there’s a good chance that Shohei Ohtani autographs will have been in several products. But right now, they’re fresh and collectors in North America, Japan and other points in between are excited for them. Topps has peeked a live look at some cards slated for 2018 Bowman. But before those arrive, […]

2018 Topps Baseball Factory Set Details

Posted on February 7, 2018 – 4:52 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 Topps Baseball factory sets info and details. Includes specifics on hobby-exclusive parallels and exactly what baseball card collectors can expect.

Shohei Ohtani Autographs in 2018 Bowman Baseball? Indeed.

Posted on February 7, 2018 – 1:17 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Shohei Ohtani autographs being confirmed for 2018 Bowman Baseball.

Andrew Benintendi Rookie Cards and More

Posted on February 6, 2018 – 7:06 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Detailed look at Andrew Benintendi Rookie Cards and other key early prospect and pre-rookie cards. Get info and analysis on top cards, autographs and more.

2018 Topps Baseball Parallels Gallery and Guide

Posted on February 5, 2018 – 2:29 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get a detailed look at all the 2018 Topps Baseball parallels including a full gallery, parallel specifics, exclusive info and print runs.

Can You Guess the Card Shohei Ohtani Is Signing?

Posted on February 2, 2018 – 11:22 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Topps promised Shohei Ohtani autographs are on the way. And at least some are already signed and ready to go–with on-card signatures no less. Topps posted the following on Instagram: 😎 Ohtani autographs are coming! #topps #collect #thehobby #ohtani A post shared by The Topps Company (@topps) on Feb 1, 2018 at 12:47pm PST The […]

You Can Buy the Head of the San Diego Chicken

Posted on February 1, 2018 – 1:44 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Goldin Auctions selling a San Diego Chicken head in February, 2018. The piece comes from an original mascot suit.

2018 Topps Series 1 Baseball Checklist, Team Set Lists Are Here

Posted on January 31, 2018 – 12:01 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 Topps Series 1 Baseball checklist, team set lists, release date, box breakdowns and plenty more for the flagship baseball card release.

Cody Bellinger Rookie Cards and Other Important Early Cards

Posted on January 26, 2018 – 2:21 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get a detailed look at Cody Bellinger Rookie Cards and other key prospect cards. Includes card info, analysis, images and more.

Here’s What Hunter Greene’s 2018 Bowman Chrome Autographs Look Like

Posted on January 26, 2018 – 12:14 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Hunter Greene has given fans and collectors a preview of what his 2018 Bowman Chrome autographs look like.

The Humble Jim Thome Rookie Card Beginnings

Posted on January 24, 2018 – 5:39 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Jim Thome Rookie Card guide. Includes full details, analysis and more for all Jim Thome RCs as well as early minor league cards.

10 Hall of Fame-Worthy Chipper Jones Cards

Posted on January 24, 2018 – 5:20 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

As far as the 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame Class goes, Chipper Jones is all but a given. He’s one of the greatest third basemen to ever play the game. And when it comes to the hobby, Chipper Jones cards remain extremely popular.

2018 Topps Baseball Silver Packs – How to Get Them, Checklist and Program Details

Posted on January 24, 2018 – 2:05 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 Topps Baseball Silver Packs checklist, details, program info and how to get them. The cards are a bonus for buying 2018 Topps Baseball hobby boxes.

Bowman Chrome Autograph Guide to Baseball America’s 2018 Top 100 Prospects

Posted on January 23, 2018 – 3:43 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Comprehensive Bowman Chrome autograph guide to Baseball America’s list of Top 100 Prospects of 2018. Includes card breakdowns, set lists and more.

15 Vladimir Guerrero Cards to Be Reckoned With

Posted on January 22, 2018 – 4:46 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what the top Vladimir Guerrero cards are? Here are 15 of the best and most valuable Vladimir Guerrero baseball cards, Rookies and more.

10 Iconic Cards Turning 25 in 2018

Posted on January 19, 2018 – 3:16 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

A look back at 10 important sports cards and trading cards turning 25-years old in 2018. Includes the 1993 SP Derek Jeter RC, MTG Black Lotus and more.

2018 Topps Baseball Team Sets Checklists and Breakdown

Posted on January 18, 2018 – 2:15 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get the details and checklists for the 2018 Topps Baseball Team Sets. These pre-packaged sets come with 17 cards for every MLB franchise.

2017 Topps Transcendent Party Exclusive Cards and Details

Posted on January 17, 2018 – 12:55 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on exclusive cards given to attendees of the 2017 Topps Transcendent party. Taking place in Atlanta in January, 2018, Hank Aaron was the guest.

2018 Topps Tier One Baseball Sticks with Autographs and Memorabilia

Posted on January 11, 2018 – 3:34 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 Topps Tier One Baseball checklist details, release date hobby box breakdown and all the key info you need to know about the baseball card set.

The Lonely Edgar Martinez Rookie Card

Posted on January 8, 2018 – 3:14 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Edgar Martinez Rookie Card guide plus additional info on other early cards and minor league cards. Includes card info, gallery and more.

Yes, Shohei Ohtani Will Have 2018 Autographs from Topps

Posted on January 8, 2018 – 10:38 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Shohei Ohtani signing a long-term autograph deal with Topps. The Japanese star will have autograph cards in 2018 Topps products.

17 Sports Cards That Defined the Hobby in 2017

Posted on January 2, 2018 – 7:28 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Looking back 17 sports cards that helped shape the hobby in 2017. Includes notable stars, trends and other memorable cards of note.

Unknown 1950s Mascot Dog Food Mickey Mantle Card Discovered

Posted on January 2, 2018 – 10:56 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on the discovery of previously unknown 1950s Mascot Dog Food Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra baseball cards and their subsequent sale in January, 2018.

2018 Topps Museum Collection Baseball Brings Back Familiar High-End Elements

Posted on December 28, 2017 – 5:31 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 Topps Museum Collection Baseball checklist details, release date, hobby box breakdown and plenty more about the high-end release.

2018 Topps Finest Baseball Takes a Walk on the Wild Side

Posted on December 22, 2017 – 5:37 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2018 Topps Finest Baseball checklist details, release date, hobby box breakdown and key info for the vibrant and colorful release.

2017 Topps High Tek Baseball Box Busters

Posted on December 22, 2017 – 4:49 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2017 Topps High Tek Baseball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.