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Inside the Pack: Women in Baseball and AAGPBL Cards

March is Women’s History Month, and as such, I thought a post acknowledging women in baseball was appropriate. There has been talk recently about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hiring two full-time female coaches — a football first — and …

Inside the Pack: Topps Industry Conference Roundup

Last week, Topps held their annual Industry Conference. As is usually the case with these events, there was a lot of celebration of Topps products, as well as a few noteworthy agenda items. In particular, there were three tidbits …

Inside the Pack: Presidents’ Day Edition

I just got to look at and hold this 1990 Topps Bush card this past weekend. It lived up to the hype.
Most baseball fans know that former President George W. Bush used to be the owner of the …

Inside the Pack: My Least Valuable Card

I wrote last year of my most valuable card — a Steve Carlton autograph with little value on the open market but an enormous amount of sentimental value to me. My personal collection is littered with cards like this, …

Inside the Pack: 2019 Topps Review

The first truly great day of the year arrived last week, as 2019 Topps Series 1 was released. Release day for the flagship Topps product is always a day filled with excitement for me and most other collectors, who …

Inside the Pack: Collector Spotlight on Aarron Minson

Most collectors spend time opening packs. For collector Aarron Minson, his endeavor is finding packs that are still sealed. Minson collects any sealed pack with his favorite player, Ryne Sandberg, visible on either the front or the back. Then …

Inside the Pack: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Edition

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and I always love the opportunity to meld baseball cards with holidays here at Inside the Pack. Fortunately, Dr. King has a very straightforward connection to baseball.

Before King’s rise to prominence as …

Inside the Pack: The Deterioriation of Autographs

This signature caused quite a stir online. Photo credit: ebay seller main-street-sports-cards-vt

Recently, in an online forum I’m a part of, a member was complaining about the quality of the autograph he received of Robelin Lopez. The autograph is …