Topps and New Era are bringing the cards to the caps.
Two baseball card sets — 2017 Topps and 1987 Topps — get some of their design touches added to caps in a new line from New Era that will be available in some MLB ballparks and other stores beginning next week. All teams will be had in caps that have their visors branded using memorable elements from the card sets as well as a Topps logo on the side.
Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … and this is Hour 10.
The pack: 1987 Topps football wax pack
The cost now: $3.50 The cost then: 40 cents
Bo was one of the biggest stars of the 1980s as a college football star, a professional baseball and football star and a marketing star. Everybody knew his name and they still know why.
And then suddenly one day it was gone.
Sure, Vincent Edward Jackson played some baseball after his final NFL game — that hip injury was 26 years ago tomorrow — but he was never the same. And in an interview today he had a different take on his career.
“If I knew back then what I know now,” he told USA TODAY Sports, “I would have never played football. Never. I wish I had known about all of those head injuries, but no one knew that. And the people that did know that, they wouldn’t tell anybody.”
His career as a pro — in both sports — lasted less than a decade but he’s easily one of the biggest icons of his time. It’s a story worth checking out if you missed it and it’s worth revisiting if you didn’t.
Here, though, we simply have one bit of curiosity presented below.
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What: 2017 Topps MLS soccer cards Arrives: April 19 Hobby box basics: two autographs and one Relic per 24-pack box (12 boxes per case) Final checklist: Click here to view
What’s buzz-worthy: Back for its fifth year, the flagship for Topps’ American soccer presence will arrive with “dynamic photography, a multitude of rare variations and a sampling of card designs from Topps’ extensive portfolio.”
Keep reading to learn more and see a full gallery of preview images.
Tanner Jones Also Known As: Mouschi / Tan Man Baseball Fan / @tanmanbbfan Website: www.TanManBaseballFan.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Texas Work away from cards: Website development Collecting since: 1989
Main focuses: Jose Canseco Favorite players/teams: Jose Canseco (on all his teams)
Current collecting projects: Ultimately, anything not yet on my list at www.CansecoCollector.com including prototypes, samples, test cards, etc. My most-wanted cards are the 1996 Select Certified Mirror Gold, 1997 Pinnacle Totally Certified Platinum Gold and 1998 Donruss Crusade Red.