While it appears to be a distasteful money grab .....
I don' blame the MLB + MLBPA agreeing to get on board for joint exclusivity. [and NFL + NFLPA and so on]
The hobby itself has a problem with the unlicensed product being put out there by Panini, which is entirely a result of the non...
the monopoly is blamed by some in the hobby for pack / box prices becoming unaffordable.
I'm not sure I agree. I think that demand, in particular speculation demand, is driving up the cost of wax.
Topps is increasing prices because they see demand greater than supply, and hey also see the...
I agree, 2005 was a great year, and the few years before that.
Personally, I went for 05 Topps Finest everything + 05 Donruss Throwback Threads Polo Grounds inserts + 05 Donruss Prime Patches relic cards
However, lets remember that around 2002 we have the explosion of sticker autos, which by...
Jeff Larish  has exactly 1 certified MLB card and it's an auto: 2009 UD Signature Stars -IMP-JE - Impressions [AU - as a Detroit Tiger]
He appeared in 101 games over 3 seasons, mostly Tigers, 24 with the A's as you mentioned
[and it's an unadvertised short print, and a triple auto card...
Mark Melancon not a star, but very solid
has had a few good seasons as a closer, 3x all star, up to 221 career saves,
real nice run 2013-2016 had an ERA of about 2.00 over about 300 appearance / 300 IP
having a great season this year with 16 saves for the Padres already,
on track to another 50...
found that i have some random 98 Tek after all.. for trade
1- Grieve - pattern 63
20 - Edmonds - pat 45
18 - Justice - pat 27
22 - Kotsay - pat 23
34 - Walker - pat 46
56 - Mondesi - pat 54
64 - Edgar Martinez - pat 19 / 40
70 - Knoblauch - pat 52
84 - Hidalgo - pat 25
Question for the 98 Topps Tek crowd:
Why do Player Collectors in the hobby seem to love 98 Topps Tek but 99 & 00 Topps Tek, not quite so much?
I've got a small Mark McGwire PC which I worked on from 1995-2005, not many "good" cards
Adding a few to it now and then, and I kind of love acetate...