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Inside the Pack: Topps Heritage Enters the 70s

This design mockup for 2019 Topps Heritage looks incredibly sharp.

Last week, Topps released mock ups for its 2019 Topps Heritage set. And while I knew it was coming, I was still kind of shocked by what I saw: …

Inside the Pack: How to Open a Graded Card Slab

Lots of people get cards graded. However, there are any number of reasons you may want to “ungrade” a card — that is, crack it out of the plastic encasement, or slab. Maybe you only collect raw, ungraded cards. …

Inside the Pack: My Favorite Card of All Time

I have no ties to the New York Yankees. I have no ties to their former captain, Thurman Munson. I wasn’t alive to watch him play. I wasn’t alive to collect the 1971 Topps set as it was released.

None …

Inside the Pack: Marvin Miller Labor Day Edition

The man who has singlehandedly done more than anyone in the past half-century to change the game of baseball — and the baseball card hobby — is not in the Hall of Fame. I feel confident saying he will …

Inside the Pack: Relic Card Fatigue

I’ll never forget my first relic card. It was the year 2000, and relic cards were still fairly rare and exciting. Ebay was small enough at the time that I used to literally search for “baseball cards” and view …