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2017 Donruss Optic Review The Playoffs are upon us! I love playoff football because it seems to be played on a different level. There is only one shot to move forward. Baseball and Basketball playoffs are great too but there...
2017 Panini Playoff The NFL Playoffs are right around the corner and that means football intensity ramps up quite a bit.  The playoff brackets are not finalized yet but you will see New England, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Minnesota and the LA...
2017 Panini Chronicles Each year, Panini introduces some new and innovative looks at sports cards.  One year was Classics, and then there was Unparalleled and Optic.  Even though they don’t have an MLB license, they do still produce a handful...
Interview with Ivan Lovegren By: Shane Salmonson I met Ivan late at night in an Atlantic City hotel room. Wait, that sounds weird. Let’s backtrack a little bit. I was lucky enough to attend the 2016 National Sports Collector Convention in...
Topps Stadium Club 1991 to the present Stadium Club has long been a set that displays some of the very best photography in sports cards. I was blown away by the quality of the product in 1991 when it was...
The Junk Wax Holy Grail When I was 12 years old, I really enjoyed the Indiana Jones films. Dr. Jones was an archaeology professor who spent his down time searching the world for various priceless artifacts that were always nearly...
Football Favorites During the summer, a post on FaceBook and Twitter were making the rounds that asked people to list their favorite baseball players they collected. I had so much fun with that list; I figured I would give football...
Another Saturday at the Local Card Shop Would it surprise you if I told you that I spent another Saturday at the LCS ?  I actually hadn’t been in a few weeks with college football and kid’s birthday parties going...
The Power of Nostalgia! I first started collecting football cards in 1990. I got my baseball start a little sooner but by the time I hit 7th grade, football was taking over. Our local high school team was very good,...
The Hunt for Another Target Exclusive After the successful release of “Target Exclusive” 2017 Bowman Platinum, Topps is at it again with 2017 Topps Fire.  This marks the first year that Topps Fire has released a complete baseball set as...

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1994 Topps ‘Finest’

1994: Strikes, FBI investigations, and the collapse of a franchise. For baseball fans and card collectors, the year 1994 brings up some pretty sour memories....