Wrapper Rippers: Goudey vs. Sport Kings

Lets say your cleaning out your grandfather’s attic and you come across an old shoebox.  After lifting the lid you find two old sealed wax packs, one being a pack of 1933 Goudey and the other 1933 Sport Kings.  Showing your grandfather what you found he tells you to choose one and open it.

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1933 Goudey baseball is one of the most popular vintage sets to collect.  The set consists of 240 cards (counting the Lajoie) and was Goudey’s first attempt at making a baseball product.  Many collectors believe that Babe Ruth’s cards from this product are some of his best.  

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1933 Sport Kings, which was produced by the Goudey Gum Company, contains 48 cards within the set.  You could consider this to be the “King” of multi-sport products.  The set is made up of some of the best athletes of the time from a vast amount of sports.  Some of the key cards to pull would be Ruth, Cobb, Thorpe, Grange, and Bobby Jones.  At the time of its release, there were 100 packs to each box.

Which would you open & why?

Wrapper Rippers: ’02 Topps T206 vs. ’03 Topps T205

Which would you rather open?

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Personally, I have to go with the box of 2002 Topps T206.  I love the relic cards of old players such as Honus Wagner, Sam Crawford, Ty Cobb, Jimmy Collins, and so much more.  What about you? 

Wrapper Rippers: ’48 Bowman vs. ’48 Leaf

If you had to choose, which pack would you rather open?  1948 Bowman baseball or 1948 Leaf baseball?  Both sets contain rookie cards of Warren Spahn, Stan Musial, Ralph Kiner, and a bunch of other Hall of Famers.  The 1948 Leaf set contains the Jackie Robinson rookie.  I would probably go with the ’48 Leaf just because of the Robinson, although the ’48 Bowman contains the Yogi Berra rookie. 

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Wrapper Rippers: ’93 UD SP vs. ’93 Topps Finest

1993 Topps Finest:

Introducing the hobby to the refractor back in 1993, Topps set the bar on premium cards after releasing its Finest product.  To this day, the 1993 Topps Finest refractors remain some of the most popular inserts to collect, especially if they are graded high.

1993 UD SP:

Upper Deck introduced the hobby to their SP brand of cards in 1993.  1993 Upper Deck SP baseball contains rookie cards of stars such as Derek Jeter, and Johnny Damon.  The Derek Jeter ’93 UD SP rookie is one of the most recognizable cards in the hobby today.  High graded versions can sell into the thousands.

If you had to choose, which would you open?

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Introducing Wrapper Rippers!

Sports Card Info would like to introduce a new feature called Wrapper Rippers.  A Wrapper Rippers post will contain at least two packs of cards, and you need to decide which one you would rather open and why.  

The first Wrapper Rippers post consists of a sealed pack of 1952 Topps baseball, and a sealed pack of 1910 Sweet Caporal Tobacco cards.  Both sets are historical landmarks within the hobby.  Which one would you rather open and why?

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