Tag: Topps Baseball Cards

How to Put the All-Time Record Sale for the Mickey Mantle Baseball Card in Perspective

On August 28th, 2022, ESPN broke the story of the all-time record sale of a sports item at auction to that point. A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card, graded 9.5 Gem Mint by SGC, sold for $12.6 million, a sum which includes a buyer’s premium. Here is the actual auction page on Heritage Auctions for […]

Why Fanatics Buying Topps is a Good Thing for Sports Cards

In 2021, sports e-commerce company Fanatics acquired the rights to produce licensed trading cards from three of America’s major sports leagues: Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Football League (NFL), and the National Basketball Association (NBA). This put a major damper on the current leaders of the sports card industry, Topps and Panini. While Topps […]

Do Andy Van Slyke Baseball Cards Have Any Value?

Because he was such a good-looking, well-liked, charismatic ballplayer, Andy Van Slyke baseball cards have more value than you might think. He didn’t hit over .300 in his career, or hit a lot of home runs, or steal a lot of bases. Van Slyke isn’t anywhere close to having the career numbers to even be […]

Kent Mercker 2001 Topps – A Boston Red Sox Baseball Card Review

Kent Mercker may not be one of the most recognizable names in Boston Red Sox baseball history. But, while researching another article, Mercker’s name came up and I recalled that he pitched for the Red Sox. Indeed, Mercker did start five games after being acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals in 1999. It was a […]

What’s An Alan Trammell Baseball Card Worth?

Like most baseball players, Alan Trammell’s rookie cards are his most valuable baseball cards. In fact, Alan Trammell has two baseball cards with a lot of value. His most expensive rookie card is the 1980 Topps Rookie Stars #707 that he shares with fellow Hall-of-Famer Paul Molitor! Trammell and Molitor share the Rookie Stars card […]

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