Card of the Day: Chuck Bednarik 1948 Leaf Yellow Background #54

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Fun With Photoshop

Yes, it is available as wallpaper 🙂

Topps Tek – Hardest set to put together?

Back in 1998 collectors were introduced to a product called Topps Tek.  These were not just your average type of baseball cards.  The was something like a 90 card set, each card having a variety of different patterned backgrounds to collect.  These cards were also see through which was pretty cool for the time.  If I’m correct, there were 90 different patterns for each player which, means the entire set consisted of 8,100 cards.  Some of these cards were numbered to only 10.  Back in 1998 having a card numbered to 10 was huge.  I never really opened a whole bunch of it but my favorite card that I did pull out was my Scott Rolen card.  I still think that these were some of the coolest cards around. 

In my opinion, the Topps Tek sets have to be some of the hardest ones for a collector to put together.  I know there are vintage collectors out there that have an extremly hard time finding some old cards, but the Topps Tek set has to be up there with some of the hardest sets of all time.  With me being a Phillies fan, Topps Tek has some coolest Phillies cards which include a Pat Burrell in the 1999 Topps Tek set.  I would love to pick up a 1999 Topps Tek Pat Burrell rookie #’ed/10, but they are so hard to find.  Also, whats cooler than having a card you can see through?