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Inside the Pack: Topps Goes Public

Last week, Topps announced that it was taking the company public through a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC. After the SPAC merger is complete, Michael Eisner, the former president of the Walt Disney Company, will stay on as …

Inside the Pack: 2020 Topps Chrome Update Review

It feels odd to do a review of a 2020 product after having already reviewed 2021 Topps Series 1, but that’s the way things worked out this year. A late arrival for the annual end-of-year Target exclusive put this …

Inside the Pack: 2021 Topps Series 1 Review

Every card collector’s favorite day of the year arrived last week, as the flagship Topps product, Series 1, hit stores. Series 1 offers collectors the first chance each year to build a complete set and chase the hottest rookies. …

Inside the Pack: Deciding to Stop a Collection

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my decision to start a new collection of 2006 Greats of the Game nickname autographs. Shortly after writing that post, I made another decision to retire another collection of mine and no …

Inside the Pack: When Heroes Die

Almost exactly one year ago, I wrote a blog post about how Kobe Bryant’s death had impacted the prices of his cards. The gist of the post was this: every time an athlete dies, his sports cards increase dramatically …