The first time I remember receiving an insert card in a baseball card wax pack was in 1965. That was the year I bought my first box of cards. I remember instantly disliking them and thinking they were the ugliest cards I ever saw. And they were, at least until the 1995 Fleer baseball cards came along, but I’ll save that for a future post. Our business today pertains to insert cards. Insert cards are those cards that are randomly inserted into baseball card packs.
Topps is the General Motors of the baseball card business. Just like General Motors produces cars and trucks under a variety of brands, such as Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC and Buick, so too does Topps with its baseball cards. The number of brands that Topps issues is dizzying, and I frequently lose track. Among those I am familiar with are Opening Day, Heritage, Allen & Ginter, Bowman, Gypsy Queen and Archives. Their flagship offering is called Topps and in this post we’re going to take a look at it. Read more →
Not too long ago I read a post in SB Nation that stated Tim Lincecum wanted to continue pitching in the major leagues. In order to do so he was working out with the goal of holding a showcase for any teams that might be interested in signing him. A few days ago I heard that several teams have expressed interest, although the showcase has not yet occurred. Read more →