April 2012 Blog Posts (3)

2012 TOPPS GYPSY QUEEN "MINI-BOX" BREAK & REVIEW

During the 2011 baseball season, the Topps Company dipped into the "retro" well once again with a product they branded "Gypsy Queen." These cards were fashioned after the 1887 classic tobacco cards, and they were an instant success! Many dealers sold out of the product in short order. Even a "hiccup" in the guaranteed inserts from Topps did not slow the enthusiasm for Gypsy much.

Of course, anything that goes that well is going to be repeated, and this past week the anticipated 2012…

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Added by Larry Pauley on April 21, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments

In Praise of Manufactured Patch Cards

Over the last few years it has become standard practice for the Topps Company to release the first wave of their flagship baseball card product in a variety of manners. It seems likely they will never leave the basic “wax” pack (even if the size of those packs vary from retail to hobby and regular to jumbo). Additionally, the cards are released in rack packs, small boxes of around 50 cards, specialty packs, and the “blaster box. ”



Blaster boxes have become a staple in these recent…

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Added by Larry Pauley on April 14, 2012 at 11:17am — No Comments

2012 Topps Baseball Factory Sets Preview

by Chris Harris

Topps doesn’t produce dozens of different versions of their annual factory set, it only seems that way.  Each of the last two years, Topps has made seven different factory sets, with different runs for Hobby, retail, and regional outlets –and each with their own exclusive pack of inserts. …

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Added by Rich Mueller on April 1, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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