Baseball Cards Years and Manufacturers Ranked by Strongest and Weakest Cardboard!

Hi Folks,

   For those of you that have been collecting for many years, or for those that collect vintage baseball cards, at some point in time, you might have noticed a trend among certain years of baseball cards, and among certain manufacturers. There are just some years of cards that are close to impossible to find with sharp corners, without paint chipping... cards that will hold up if you look at them the wrong way!

   For the sake of "Vintage", which I have defined as 20 years or older, I've ranked the Top 3 strongest cardboard years with the manufacturers, and I have also ranked the Top 3 weakest cardboard years with the manufacturers. Included in deciding these ranks are considerations of the wear and tear effects of what I call "Pokemon" corners (rounded corners), wavy edges, and easy creasing. Again, please remember, this is from my experience of collecting, buying, selling, and handling thousands upon thousands of these cards over the past 30+ years that I have been in the hobby.





TOP 3 STRONGEST CARDBOARD BASEBALL CARD YEARS AND MANUFACTURER:

1) 1983 FLEER: After a decent showing in 1981 and 1982 with their first 2 re-emergence years in the hobby, the Fleer set from 1983 is built to last. This is extremely fortunate, because 3 major Hall of Famer Rookie Cards (Wade Boggs, Tony Gwynn, and Ryne Sandberg) are included in this set, among many other major HOF Stars. There is something different and almost space-age to the 1983 Fleer cards, and they can "take a punch" and survive, unscathed. The Winner!!

2) 1991 UPPER DECK: Another set in the 3rd year of the company's baseball card set issue, the 1991 Upper Deck issue is made of quite a strong cardboard! Although they were certainly over-produced, there are still some great cards in this set, like the 3rd year Ken Griffey Jr. Card, as well as another HOF'er, Jeff Bagwell, with his rookie card in this set.

3) 1969 TOPPS: OK, I had to throw one in for Topps, and honestly, with 50 years of time on them, these cards have held up extremely well, but, whatever Topps did in 1969 did not last, because the 1970 Topps cards went downhill!

TOP 3 WEAKEST CARDBOARD BASEBALL CARD YEARS AND MANUFACTURER:

1) 1976 TOPPS: My absolute favorite set, as I remember going to a store as a 5 year old and buying a pack (I wish I bought a few cases...what was I thinking??). However, even with 1976 cards acquired via set breaks, which is where a majority of cards on CardboardandCoins.com come from, there is still a major inherent weakness to the corners and the paint on these cards, and errant creasing building from the corners inward. Unless they are stored in a sleeve and a top loader, avoiding any type of handling or exposure to air, these cards are tough! The 1975 Topps card stock was not nearly as bad, however the 1976 Topps and the following year, 1977 Topps, were the two worst, in my experience.

2) 1977 TOPPS: As mentioned above, this is another set that yields very easily to excessive handling, and also, to open air exposure. Paint chipping is more evident on the 1977 cards vs the 1976 cards, but these are slightly less susceptible to errant creasing.

3) 1970 TOPPS: After a relatively banner year for cardboard strength in 1969, the 1970 Topps became one of the most crease-likely cards that have been made. The cardboard is not necessarily super weak, but there is something to the internal structure of the cards that makes them develop stacking creases, as I call them (creases that build in size and spider out across the card). It seems the lower/earlier series of the 1970 Topps baseball cards are the worst (perhaps due to the lesser amount of handling on the higher series?)

   Aside from having to deal with the issues highlighted above, I would not want the composition of baseball cards to be anything but cardboard...but to the manufacturers, we ask; Please try to copy the formula that made the 1983 Fleer baseball cards the "Iron Mike Tyson" of the baseball card collecting hobby!!

   How has your experience been with the Cardboard treasures that we all know and love? I'd love to know!


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New MLB Baseball Expansion Teams: Omaha? Cuba? Japan? Where? Why? How?

Hi Folks,

   I hope your favorite baseball team is doing as great as you hoped they would, thus far, and so early in the season still!!

   Sometimes, we take it for granted if we have a favorite team within visiting distance, and I don't mean "day-trip" visiting, rather, I mean locally (30-60 minutes away, maximum). Personally, I grew up visiting Shea Stadium as a kid to see the New York Mets, and now it's Citi Field. So for me, I think sometimes I take it for granted that my team is "right here".

   Some folks have gone through the grieving process for teams that were "right here", for example, the Brooklyn Dodgers, the New York Giants, and then there are the folks in Montreal, a big baseball city, that bid farewell to their Expos. Did Montreal Expo fans roll their allegiance behind the Washington Nationals? Did they start flying down to DC to watch their Nationals play? Maybe some of them, but for the most part, it had to hurt. Growing up in New York, I heard stories from folks that were die-hard Dodgers fans in the 1940's and 1950's, and when the team relocated to Los Angeles, these fans went through a very sad period of time that only a true Baseball fan can "get" and understand. Many of the former Brooklyn Dodger fans refused to move their allegiance to the new L.A. team, but many of the same folks refused to become Yankee fans, due to the intense rivalry that existed for so many years (some of these rivalries split families in half!).

   However, in 1962, when the MLB expansion brought baseball to Queens with the New York Mets, a large amount of old Brooklyn Dodgers fans found some love once again for the game of baseball, no matter how hapless the Mets were in those first few years.

   Recently, the Baseball Commissioner, spoke about the next wave of cities that the MLB will be expanding into. There are a few places that make a lot of sense, as far as locations of new teams, but it makes me wonder about the mind-set of some folks that grew up without a local team.

   For example, can you imagine growing up somewhere like Omaha, Nebraska, which is an All-American city like any other Metropolis in our great country. Who would you be a fan of when you are growing up? Well, you have the Kansas City Royals, about 200 Miles and a state away, or the Colorado Rockies, 500+ Miles Away. Who do you choose? Well, if you grew up before the MLB Expansion put the Colorado Rockies team on the Baseball Map, then I guess it would have been the Royals?

   Here's my first point; from the standpoint of the actual structure of two leagues and 3 divisions each, you need to have 6 new Expansion teams. Mathematically, there is no other fair way to do it, because the way it works now, an extra team in your division makes achieving one of the wild cards that much more difficult. We're not going back to just an East and West division per league, so 4 teams will not suffice. We need 6, but where can they be? Better yet, where should they be?

   #1 Well, my first pick is Omaha. It's prime for a team, and even though there is not a population explosive region surrounding Omaha, it will lure folks from Lincoln, Des Moines, Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and other mid-size cities surrounding it by a stretch of Interstate. The stadium may not require 50,000 seats, but as far as playing in the heart of the country, you cannot get much more "central" than Nebraska on the map.

   #2 How about New Orleans? You can argue "why?", with Houston a few hours down I-10. But, hey, there are the NBA Basketball New Orleans Pelicans...and the Houston Rockets. There are the New Orleans Saints of the NFL...and the Houston Texans. Why not MLB Baseball? Perhaps they can be called the New Orleans Cajuns? I am getting hungry just thinking of the potential ballpark fare....clams, oysters, garlic crab....Yum!

   #3 Aloha. How about Honolulu, Hawaii? As a gateway to the Far East, Honolulu would be a great place for a team. Aside from a large enough local population, scores of folks would catch games when on vacation in Hawaii. It might also be the next jumping point for the next big stars from Japan or Korea, who are trending towards the West Coast (Shohei Ohtani went to the Angels & Yusei Kikuchi went to the Mariners). What would the team be called? Maybe the Honolulu Hulas? Scratch that. Perhaps the Honolulu Polynesians? The New York Mets are the New York Metropolitans. Perhaps the Honolulu Polynesians can be called the Polys?

   #4 Next Stop, Montreal. Montreal is a huge market with a ready-built fan base. Like I mentioned earlier, I sincerely believe that Expos fans did not decide to stay with the franchise chain and become Washington Nationals Fans. Maybe a few, but not the majority. Baseball has a rich history in Montreal, and there is a big drive going on now and discussions regarding where the new stadium would be located. This one already seems to be in motion. I wonder if the old Expos mascot, Youppi! would split time between the Montreal Canadiens NHL team games and Montreal baseball games? He/She/It was a huge part of the fan experience at Olympic Stadium during the time of the Montreal Expos.

   The next two may be a stretch, but remember, baseball is becoming global, and these two cities are inevitable.

   #5 on my list would be Havana, Cuba. Just 90 Miles from Miami, the love that the Cuban people have for the game of baseball rivals the love that we have for the game. It was meant to be for an MLB team to be based in Cuba, and the time has come for this major step forward to happen. It does not have to be political...it's all about baseball!

   #6 on my list may be outlandish, but follow me here. Tokyo, Japan. Another city in another country that eats, sleeps, and dreams baseball. They already have the infrastructure, and would have an MLB team. I know it is far away. But, for example, an East Coast team can head out West, play the California teams and Seattle, then, play the Honolulu team, then the Japanese team, or the same in reverse. These would be long road trips, of course. Then Team Tokyo would have a longer road trip, hitting multiple cities before heading back. They would have 3 major road trips per season, followed by 3 long stretches playing at home, hosting the other teams, one after another.

   Honorable mention teams were Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, which are also huge baseball countries, as well as Korea and Australia. However, this is just my thoughts on where I'd like to see new teams, and these countries could also be interchangeable.

   What are your thoughts? Where do you think the new teams will be located?
   Better Question: What do you think their Baseball Cards would look like?

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How to Explain the Hobby of Baseball Cards to Anyone!

Mascot 101: Baseball-Card-Collecting-Turkey!



Hi Friends,
  
   It's hard to imagine, because I still remember vividly as the calendar flipped from 2017 into 2018, but Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season are already upon us!

   This time of year makes us think of Turkey, Shopping, Family, and Fun. Yet, some of us feel the stress when we think of sitting at the Thanksgiving Dinner table with folks that we might have not seen in a year, with whom we are forced to make small talk. By "some", I mean "most" of us have been in this position at some point in time. Stress!

   The question is: what do you talk about with them? To quote an episode of a Charlie Brown cartoon I remember from childhood, always avoid discussing, "Religion, Politics, & the Great Pumpkin", as Linus so aptly stated.

   May I make a suggestion? Discuss Baseball Cards. Point the conversation as if describing the hobby to newbies...basically, rookies...to the hobby. Since this is a stressful time of year for many, put a little twist on it!

   What should you discuss about Baseball Cards? I figured you might ask that! I wrote the following script for you, from which you can use bits and pieces of in your conversation with Uncle Bart, Aunt Betty, Cousin Louis, your neighbor, Henry, 3rd cousin removed, Tina...you get the point!

What to Say?

   Collecting Baseball Cards help relieve stress for many people who love sports, which is why Baseball Cards have been an irreplaceable part of American culture for over a century. These cardboard treasures give collectors a chance to see the stats and pictures of their favorite players, and are fun and not limited to any age or gender of collector.

   Baseball Cards have come a long way in the past decade. As some collectors grew weary of the traditional card format, card companies needed to find a niche that would help boost the excitement of their product, so they pioneered numerous advancements in the trading card field. These companies, such as Topps, Bowman, Upper Deck, Panini, and Donruss, among others, have created numerous specialized and highly sought-after types of cards.

   For instance, Topps, one of the industry's top companies and producers of Baseball Cards for about 70 years, has found a host of ways to keep collectors interested. In their latest set of cards, they have offered up the opportunity to get cards that are signed by the players that they represent, giving the card collectors an exciting sense of thrills every time that they open a new pack (with the possibility of getting an autographed card!).

   Additionally, giving collectors a sense of owning a piece of history, they have begun to place actual pieces of game memorabilia within the cards. So, basically, you may end up opening a pack and getting a piece of fabric directly from the jersey of one of your favorite players, or even a chip of their bat.

   These game-used memorabilia cards (referred to as "GU") don't necessarily have to come from players that played the year the cards were printed - if you get lucky, you may find yourself with a piece of a bat used by Joe DiMaggio! That can add a very interesting prospect to sports card collecting. These specialized memorabilia cards feature extremely limited print runs, allowing for a high value to be assessed for the more unique cards, and some of these more unique cards for the best players may fetch upwards of hundreds of dollars, so it's almost like buying a lottery ticket! Sure, some of the cards may cost more by-the-pack, but it is clearly worth it to have such an exciting chance to get close to your sports idols. With all of these opportunities for hungry collectors, Baseball Cards are in more demand than ever before.

   Aside from the potential for huge profits from collecting Baseball Cards, collecting Baseball Cards and focusing on them in making sets or sub-sets can help relieve stress & anxiety by acting as a pleasant distraction to everyday stress. This calming effect helps fight everyday tensions, especially during the holiday season!

Did You De-Stress Your Thanksgiving Dinner?

   My sincere hope is that you were able to steer the conversation of your Turkey-Time dinner to a more pleasant and enjoyable topic, Baseball Cards, in which everyone can participate in and enjoy.

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   For being a Thanksgiving Dinner/Turkey-Time Hero, it's your time to have some fun!

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Baseball Cards To The Rescue! Turkey-Time Talk & A Major Black Friday Sale!!

Mascot 101: Baseball-Card-Collecting-Turkey!



Hi Friends,
  
   It's hard to imagine, because I still remember vividly as the calendar flipped from 2017 into 2018, but Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season are already upon us!

   This time of year makes us think of Turkey, Shopping, Family, and Fun. Yet, some of us feel the stress when we think of sitting at the Thanksgiving Dinner table with folks that we might have not seen in a year, with whom we are forced to make small talk. By "some", I mean "most" of us have been in this position at some point in time. Stress!

   The question is: what do you talk about with them? To quote an episode of a Charlie Brown cartoon I remember from childhood, always avoid discussing, "Religion, Politics, & the Great Pumpkin", as Linus so aptly stated.

   May I make a suggestion? Discuss Baseball Cards. Point the conversation as if describing the hobby to newbies...basically, rookies...to the hobby. Since this is a stressful time of year for many, put a little twist on it!

   What should you discuss about Baseball Cards? I figured you might ask that! I wrote the following script for you, from which you can use bits and pieces of in your conversation with Uncle Bart, Aunt Betty, Cousin Louis, your neighbor, Henry, 3rd cousin removed, Tina...you get the point!

What to Say?

   Collecting Baseball Cards help relieve stress for many people who love sports, which is why Baseball Cards have been an irreplaceable part of American culture for over a century. These cardboard treasures give collectors a chance to see the stats and pictures of their favorite players, and are fun and not limited to any age or gender of collector.

   Baseball Cards have come a long way in the past decade. As some collectors grew weary of the traditional card format, card companies needed to find a niche that would help boost the excitement of their product, so they pioneered numerous advancements in the trading card field. These companies, such as Topps, Bowman, Upper Deck, Panini, and Donruss, among others, have created numerous specialized and highly sought-after types of cards.

   For instance, Topps, one of the industry's top companies and producers of Baseball Cards for about 70 years, has found a host of ways to keep collectors interested. In their latest set of cards, they have offered up the opportunity to get cards that are signed by the players that they represent, giving the card collectors an exciting sense of thrills every time that they open a new pack (with the possibility of getting an autographed card!).

   Additionally, giving collectors a sense of owning a piece of history, they have begun to place actual pieces of game memorabilia within the cards. So, basically, you may end up opening a pack and getting a piece of fabric directly from the jersey of one of your favorite players, or even a chip of their bat.

   These game-used memorabilia cards (referred to as "GU") don't necessarily have to come from players that played the year the cards were printed - if you get lucky, you may find yourself with a piece of a bat used by Joe DiMaggio! That can add a very interesting prospect to sports card collecting. These specialized memorabilia cards feature extremely limited print runs, allowing for a high value to be assessed for the more unique cards, and some of these more unique cards for the best players may fetch upwards of hundreds of dollars, so it's almost like buying a lottery ticket! Sure, some of the cards may cost more by-the-pack, but it is clearly worth it to have such an exciting chance to get close to your sports idols. With all of these opportunities for hungry collectors, Baseball Cards are in more demand than ever before.

   Aside from the potential for huge profits from collecting Baseball Cards, collecting Baseball Cards and focusing on them in making sets or sub-sets can help relieve stress & anxiety by acting as a pleasant distraction to everyday stress. This calming effect helps fight everyday tensions, especially during the holiday season!

Did You De-Stress Your Thanksgiving Dinner?

   My sincere hope is that you were able to steer the conversation of your Turkey-Time dinner to a more pleasant and enjoyable topic, Baseball Cards, in which everyone can participate in and enjoy.

A Reward for your Valiant Effort:

   For being a Thanksgiving Dinner/Turkey-Time Hero, it's your time to have some fun!

   Our Black Friday/Cyber Monday (BFCM) offer to you:
   Take 25% off
and get FREE SHIPPING site-wide on CardboardandCoins.com

   Use Code 25OFFBFCM at checkout for 25% off and FREE SHIPPING on all

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy, and be safe!!

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Boxes of Baseball Cards? Scan, Save or Sell Them! Epson FastFoto FF-640

Hi Friends,

   Thank you for joining us today for a very interesting technical product review. We have a unique twist with the specific product we are reviewing, which is the Epson FastFoto FF-640 Scanner.



   Just some background on this Scanner; it is a fit for not only home office use, but it's also quite useful for the home, as well. Today, we are going to take a look at the FastFoto in terms of the set-up of the scanner, the speed of the actual scanning process, the quality of the scan results, as well as some features and options that I found quite helpful, and you might, as well. At the very end, I'll provide all of the technical details for you to review.

   Straight out of the box, the scanner looks non-threatening, and if I had to compare it, I would say it's about the size of a toaster oven. The only thing that you have to do is just snap in the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), which is quite simple. Aside from that, the scanner is pretty much turn-key and ready for the software, which is the last step in the set-up. This part is a snap! Super-easy, since you download the software directly via Epson's website. I call it "seamless" since it is so easy. I suggest you download all software offered to you for your given operating system. It's free to download and it will help you take further advantage of the functionality of the scanner.

   Guess What? Congratulations! Your Scanner is now configured and ready to begin scanning!

   At this point, your scanner is all set up, with software installed, the USB cable connected to your laptop or desktop, and now you're ready to begin using it. As easy as the scanner is to get set up, it's even easier to use!

   What I have tested the scanner with was 5 different items; regular photos, Polaroid photos, documents, business cards, and of course, baseball cards. Automatic folders are set up for you and you name them at the moment right before they actually scan. One amazing feature of this scanner that will "WOW" most folks is that it automatically scans front and back, so if you have handwriting or something on the back of a document or photo that is important to save, it will also scan that as well. The FastFoto will name the front file name with an "a", and the file name for the back will have a "b". Not only does it capture the names, but it also captures the date as well for easier filing and for ease in locating the files long after you have finished scanning.

   Another thing that makes this real easy is the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), which you really cannot do without it. It is a critical part of the scanner. Example: I was trying to send some Polaroids through and they were not going through at first but then I resolved it by just placing them in a different way on the feeder, which is very versatile in this specialized type of scanner. On the topic of ease, you can even have the photos border adjusted by simply tweaking the settings, and it even allows you to take out red eyes if they show up in the scan. As for resolution,the FastFoto defaults to 300 DPI resolution but it also has an option for 600 DPI, but remember, and this goes for all Scanners; as you go up in resolution, the time it takes to scan your items will increase, as well.

   Speed is another great quality of this scanner.  I sent through 20 baseball cards and they were done in about 50 seconds which is blazing fast. The amount of time that it saves you will really impress you! Sometimes, you have to go back and adjust the photos or anything that you've scanned in order to tweak it and make it better, especially if it's a faded out photo; this will correct it. For those folks that scan often and then have to correct the documents or photos, etc afterward, will realize that this is a huge time saver. Just think of how much you will miss Photoshop editing your scanned image files. This might make you tear up over that... or perhaps they are tears of joy?  Perhaps both?

   Overall it's amazing how accurate the FastFoto is, and that just goes to show you the quality of product that Epson once again has put out on the market. As I mentioned above, the quality is second to none. One of the many features that makes this scanner shine is the auto enhancement, which really does some magical things when you're dealing with photos that are either faded or just very very light, i.e. with sun in the photo, or something bright along those lines. As mentioned, you can select the enhancement option in the settings by changing it to be Automatic, or you can manually do it in the folder that pops up with the app. Just select the image, click on Edit, and you can do many things to enhance your photos.

   Yet another great feature of the scanner is that you are able to select whether you want to save the enhanced photo as an original or if you want to make a second copy so you don't overwrite the original, in case you need to make additional changes, from the original version forward. This increases the efficiency and the amount of time saved and headaches saved with the scanner and its accompanying software. I ran into an issue with some baseball cards that would not get a reverse scan. I very easily found out through the intuitive menu that by adjusting the sensitivity settings, the lightness and darkness of print on the back of the card, completely remedied this and fixed the issue. Any issues you come up with are easily remedied most often by looking in the settings in the software. It's true...it's all right there. I tried another scan test where I loaded up many different cards of different sizes and it scanned all of them seamlessly without even a hint of a "misfeed"! All the while, this scanner is so quiet that you don't even realize that it's working until your originals come out gently into the front catch. Quiet scanning is perfect in my book!

   To sum everything up here, this is an incredibly fast, very smart device with very good software for the user interface and it also is amazing in terms of how you are able to easily edit and enhance photos, either automatically or manually. This is a scanner that can be used to blow through hundreds or thousands of cards that you may have from years back, and catalog them for yourself to save them or sell them. With the option to upload everything to the cloud, you have basically an off-site private copy of all of your card images. This will ensure your photos will survive any adverse or damaging conditions that could affect them, because they are saved as your very own personal off-site high-quality front and back scans. The FastFoto makes sense on a number of levels, and it is certainly something you want to take a look at further after reading this review, so you can take the first step towards owning this time saving wonder!

Have a great weekend, enjoy, and be safe!!

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Baseball Cards Years and Manufacturers Ranked by Strongest and Weakest Cardboard!

Hi Folks,    For those of you that have been collecting for many years, or for those that collect vintage baseball cards, at some point in...