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Check Out The 2017 NSCC Topps VIP Set

Topps is the first company to strike first when it comes to unveiling their plans for the 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention.  VIPs will find a 4-card pack inside their packages.  There are actually five cards to the set, but you’ll need to trade in order to obtain them all.  The set is designed to look like 1987 Topps Baseball in honor of it’s 30th anniversary.  It includes Cal Ripken Jr., Ken Griffey Jr., Nolan Ryan, Johnny Bench, and Ted Williams.

One of these years it would be fun to see some randomly inserted parallels and/or autographs thrown into the VIP bags.  I also think it would be cool to see Topps use cards such as these for buyback autographs in future products like Archives Signature Series.

The 2017 NSCC takes place in Chicago, IL July 26-30.  Tickets are now on sale.

Check Those Base Card Boxes

Many people wish they could go up in their attic and find an old box of baseball cards that had been forgotten hoping to find some rare cards.  What a lot of people don’t realize is that they could have treasures right in front of their eyes.  Once in awhile I will go through my many base card boxes looking to see if anything stands out to me.  As the years go by, cards that were pulled out a few years ago and just considered base, may now actually be worth something.  Am I saying that every base card’s value is going to go up like vintage cards, no, but it can be true for first year and rookie cards.  Going through some of my boxes I remember pulling out some rookie cards of players that are good now, but weren’t doing well at the time they were pulled.  Hidden treasures can be right under your nose and you may never know it unless you look.