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1956 Topps Football - The Official Guide
As a result of acquiring their competitor Bowman in February of 1956, Topps debuted its first officially NFL licensed football trading card set, made up of 120 boldly colored cards later that year. Apparently not wanting to stray too far from the Bowman formula, the 1956 Topps FB set is often accused a bearing a very similar appearance to the 1955 Bowman FB set. However, Topps did differentiate…
PSA Craigslist Scam
In the baseball card industry, scams, counterfeits and rip-off artists have always existed. From the early 80s, when counterfeit 1963 Pete Rose rookies flooded the market to more modern sophisticated methods, counterfeiters are always looking for a way to make a dollar…
Should I Get My Baseball Cards Graded?
Within the baseball card world, the condition of the cards has always been paramount. There is something about a well preserved, untouched piece of history that resounds with the avid collector…
Are Error Cards More Valuable?
We get several calls a week from card owners wanting to know if errors on cards will make it more valuable. Before I answer this question, let me first explain that “error” cards fall into two general categories: uncorrected errors and corrected errors…
Baseball Card Values – What Are Your Cards Worth?
Within the baseball card world, the condition of the cards has always been paramount. There is something about a well preserved, untouched piece of history that resounds with the avid collector…