Category Archives: Baseball

The Verdict on Early Aaron Judge Cards

Posted on Tuesday August 16th, 2016 – 05:38 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Here’s all you need to know about Aaron Judge rookie cards and prospect cards. Find out about his most important early cards with detail info, analysis and more.

2016 Topps Bunt Baseball Gets Physical

Posted on Tuesday August 16th, 2016 – 04:10 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 Topps Bunt Baseball brings the trading card app into the physical baseball card realm. Find out what’s in the set and how a hobby box breaks down.

Vin Scully Autographs in 2016 Topps The Mint Baseball

Posted on Tuesday August 16th, 2016 – 02:57 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

For just the third time, Vin Scully autographs are going to be included in a set of baseball cards. This time it’s 2016 Topps The Mint Baseball.

2016 Bowman Inception Baseball Box Busters

Posted on Monday August 15th, 2016 – 01:05 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

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

2016 Topps National Baseball Card Day Details, Checklist

Posted on Saturday August 13th, 2016 – 10:55 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 Topps National Baseball Card Day details. Free cards will be available at participating shops on August 13. This marks the first time for the event since 2008.

2016 Topps The Mint Baseball Checklist Swims in Super High-End Waters

Posted on Friday August 12th, 2016 – 01:01 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 Topps The Mint Baseball is one of the most high-end brands they’ve produced to date. Each box has five on-card autographs signed in metallic ink.

2016 Topps Tribute Baseball Box Busters

Posted on Friday August 12th, 2016 – 11:07 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

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

2016 Panini Immaculate Baseball Checklist Includes More On-Card Autographs

Posted on Thursday August 11th, 2016 – 01:50 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2016 Panini Immaculate Baseball cards checklist mark another entry in the high-end line. Get the checklist, details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball Has New Look, Familiar Configuration

Posted on Thursday August 11th, 2016 – 11:10 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball checklist delves deep into the game with a dynamic new look. Get details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

How to Find Out What Game Your Topps Strata Baseball Relic Came From

Posted on Wednesday August 10th, 2016 – 11:35 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get step-by-step details on how to authenticate 2015 and 2016 Topps Strata Baseball Clearly Authentic Relics using the MLB Authentication website.

2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Box Busters

Posted on Wednesday August 10th, 2016 – 09:49 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

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

2016 Topps Strata Baseball Checklist Stays the Course

Posted on Monday August 8th, 2016 – 09:34 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2016 Topps Strata Baseball checklist sticks with much the same look and configuration as last year. Get the full checklist, box breakdown, release date and details.

Ichiro Suzuki Rookie Cards Ranked

Posted on Monday August 8th, 2016 – 02:24 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Rankings for all Ichiro Suzuki rookie cards based on what they’re worth. Get detailed analysis for every card as well as info on Ichiro’s Japanese rookies.

Topps Creates Mike Berkus Tribute Card, 2016 Allen & Ginter NSCC 1/1s

Posted on Friday August 5th, 2016 – 08:16 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on some exclusive cards handed out at the 2016 Topps NSCC Q&A including 1-of-1 Allen & Ginter parallels and a special Mike Berkus tribute card.

1 Equals 3 for the 2016 Topps Finest Mystery Redemption Rookie Autographs

Posted on Thursday August 4th, 2016 – 08:14 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Find out who the 2016 Topps Finest Baseball Mystery Rookie Redemption Autographs are and what makes these different from past years.

2016 Topps Chrome Baseball Variations Gallery

Posted on Wednesday August 3rd, 2016 – 12:17 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

See the 2016 Topps Chrome Baseball variations and know the differences between their more common base versions. Get the checklist and gallery.

2016 Topps Chrome Baseball Checklist Features Rookie Autographs, 2015 Correa Autographs

Posted on Wednesday July 27th, 2016 – 08:49 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2016 Topps Chrome Baseball checklist features the familiar mix of chromium cards, Get full details, complete checklist, release date and hobby box breakdown.

2016 Topps Allen & Ginter X Baseball Is Back in Black

Posted on Wednesday July 27th, 2016 – 02:38 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 Topps Allen & Ginter X Baseball is an online exclusive offering a dark alternative to the main release. Get details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Topps MLB Sticker Collection — One for the Kids

Posted on Monday July 25th, 2016 – 12:58 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps MLB Sticker Collection is simple, cheap and aimed at kids. Players and mascots appear on the checklist. Get details, box breakdown, release date.

Secrets of the 1989 Upper Deck Baseball Checklist and the Most Famous Ken Griffey Jr. Rookie Card

Posted on Sunday July 24th, 2016 – 11:51 AM Author: Dave Sliepka

A lot of thought went into making Ken Griffey Jr. the first card in 1989 Upper Deck Baseball. Find out why he made it and other secrets of the landmark set’s checklist.

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

Posted on Saturday July 23rd, 2016 – 06:43 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 Friday July 22nd, 2016 – 05:49 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 Friday July 22nd, 2016 – 03:41 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 Friday July 22nd, 2016 – 02:26 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 Thursday July 21st, 2016 – 06:02 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 Thursday July 21st, 2016 – 05:22 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 Thursday July 21st, 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 Wednesday July 20th, 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 Tuesday July 19th, 2016 – 05:12 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 Tuesday July 19th, 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 Friday July 15th, 2016 – 02:48 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 Friday July 15th, 2016 – 02:01 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 Wednesday July 13th, 2016 – 06:11 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 Wednesday July 13th, 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 Wednesday July 13th, 2016 – 02:12 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.