1953 Bowman Pee Wee Reese

1953 Bowman Pee Wee Reese
1953 Bowman Pee Wee Reese

Friday, April 22, 2016

The other "Prince" of trading cards.

Here is a look at the 1991 Proset trading cards of the Musician/Artist known as "Prince" who passed away yesterday. I know these cards are not sports related, but he did perform on a football field at the Superbowl. It may have been the best performance ever at one, many people say. I'm not advocating making money off of someone passing, but collectors don't mind spending on items as a piece of preserving history.  You would be surprised at how much they go for on EBay. The graded versions may run you a couple hundred dollars easily.  So don't count out the collector lives he's touched through his music.  I for one am blogging about him because I think he is very important to people and the history of music. This is my version of complimenting him and saying thank you through trading cards.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Mantle's for All Ages!!!

Since we're on a vintage wave ride of Mickey Mantle cards lately, here are a few cards I would like to revisit with you all. In 2006 Topps released a 1952 style set that included a new crop of rookie cards, short prints and of course our beloved Mickey Mantle card in several different color variations. Topps also released another set in 2007, like the 2006 release, but with a dark blue looking background on "The Mick" 52' card.  If you can't afford to plop down $5000 or more for a weathered original 1952 card of Mantle, then you have other options at a much more affordable route. Another great set of Mantles worth checking out are the 1996 Topps version as well.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Baseball is Back!!!

Baseball season is upon us....ahhhhh yes. The sweet smells and feel of the ballpark. The crack of the bat and watching the ball fly brings so much joy to many of us.  I really hope my Redlegs start the season off right and keep up the pace to get back to the playoffs.  I really would like to see more kids show up this year to my card shows and hobby shops.  Back in the summer of 1987, I became mesmerized by opening up packs of cards and chewing on that sweet stick of bubble gum from Topps.  Stars like Mattingly, Canseco, Bo Jackson and many others still give me joy to see from those sets.  I still love those wood border cards.  So crack open a box and rip through some packs with your kids, because baseball is back baby!!!