Category Archives: Topps

New Football Card Pages Added to Tales

With the season upon us, and football in the news (for better or worse), I tend to get a bit more focused on my card collection this time each year.  Even though the Chargers have left my hometown team-less and unsure about the season, I’ve still found a desire to add new cards to my collection this year.  I have been building signed collections of some of my favorite players, which gives me the opportunity to go a bit beyond the normal boundaries that are in place for annual card sets, and pick up various inserts, regional and test issues.  Additionally, I have been building a small collection of 1965 Topps cards signed by the All-Star players who participated in the New Orleans boycott.  I only wish I’d thought of that collection sooner, as so many of these men have left us in recent years – Earl Faison, Art Powell, Ernie Warlick, Cookie Gilchrist… read more

Alworth, Cappelletti & Robinson Autographed Card Pages

Regardless of what is happening in the world, professional sports, or my house, I continue to look to trading cards as a source of relaxation.  This past off-season has been no different, and I have been fortunate to add a number of interesting autographed AFL cards to my collection.  I will add them to the site in weeks to come, but kicked off that process today with new pages dedicated to three of my favorite AFL stars. read more

1967 Milton Bradley Cards… A Discovery for Me

I thought I knew AFL-era trading cards pretty well.  I’ve been collecting them, both with and without signatures, for a couple of decades.  I’ve bought them, sold them, traded them, read about them, talked about them and written about them.  I’ve sorted cards, made lists of cards, got cards graded, admired collections…  I know a bit about cards.  So you can imagine my shock when I purchased an autographed 1967 Milton Bradley Paul Lowe card on eBay last week, and after a bit of research came to the conclusion that I had filled one of my sets with incorrect cards. read more

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