Saturday, November 17, 2012

1909 Briggs E97 Chicago cubs

In 1909, the C.A. Briggs Company Lozenge Makers of Boston Mass. released a 30 subject baseball card set to promote their brand. Regarded as one of the rarest “E” card issues ever produced, only three Hall of Famers are included. One of the best parts of this set are the exceedingly rare black and white versions of these cards called "proofs" which have a significantly higher price tag than their standard 30 player checklist regular issue counterparts.

Chicago Cubs Checklist

Rube Kroh
Harry Steinfeld - name incorrect
Harry Steinfeldt - name correct

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Monday, November 12, 2012

2013 Topps Heritage Baseball Chicago Cubs





















2013 Topps Heritage will be representing the 1964 Topps design .
Release Date: Wed, Mar 06 2013.

Here are the basics:

Base Cards (425 Subjects)
Veterans & Rookies in the 1964 Topps Design.
High-Numbered Short-Printed cards (75) (1:3)

Base Card Variations
Error Short-Prints - Cards reproducing errors from the 1964 set. Limited.

Action Image Variations
Features new action images of star players.

Color Variations
Color change variations of star players.

Parallels in 2013 Heritage set
Venezuelan Parallels, (the card back color will change from orange to black)
Mini parallels.
Chrome parallels.
Black border parallel /64
Gold bordered parallels /5

Inserts in 2013 Heritage set
New Age Performers
Top current players whose performances have eclipsed the giants of the past.

Memorable Moments
Top moments from the 2012 season.

Then and Now
Statistical comparison of a 1964 player vs. a 2012 player who were the leaders in statistical categories.

Baseball Flashbacks
Flashback highlights from the 1964 season.

News Flashbacks
World news moments from 1964.

1964 Topps Complete Set Redemption - NEW!
A redemption card for a complete set from 1964.

1964 Topps Tattoos Buybacks - NEW!
These original tattoos from 1964 will be framed.

1964 Bazooka Stamps Buybacks - NEW!
These original stamps will be framed.
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Retired and active players. Subjects will include players that appeared for the last time on a Topps card in 1964. Real One Special Edition - hand #'d to 64.

Real One Dual Autographs
Up to 10 cards signed by a retired and active player. Hand-numbered to 25 or less.

Real One TRIPLE Autographs
Up to 5 cards signed by retired and active players. Hand-numbered to 5.

1964 Cut Signatures
Featuring players from the 1964 Topps set. All 1/1.

Clubhouse Collection Autograph Relics
Uniform or bat relic cards, autographed by active and retired players. Hand-numbered to 25 or less.

Clubhouse Collection Dual Autograph Relics
A retired and an active player, each featuring a relic piece and an on-card autograph. Hand-numbered to 10.

Flashbacks Autographed Relics
Retired subjects featuring a highlight from their 1964 season. Numbered to 25 or less.

Among the retired players listed on the preliminary autograph checklist are
Ernie Banks, Andre Dawson, Billy Williams.

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Clubhouse Collection Dual Relic
Dual uniform or bat relic cards featuring a retired star matched with a current player. Hand-numbered to 64.

Esteemed Heritage Book Cards - NEW!
Includes a patch, bat knob or bat plate in a book card. #'d 1 of 1.

'64 Mint
Relic cards featuring retired stars from 1964 and today's stars, along with a coin minted in that year. HOBBY ONLY
- Nickel - #'d to 15
- Dime - #'d to 10
- Quarter - #'d to 5
- JFK Silver Half Dollars - #'d to 1 of 1

1964 Topps Coin Relics - NEW!
Actual 1964 Topps player coins, embedded as a relic. #'d to 5 or less.

1964 U.S. Postage Stamp Relics - NEW!
Includes a photo of an event or player matched with a stamp from 1964. Sequentially #'d.

Clubhouse Collection
Single uniform or bat relic cards of active stars. Clubhouse Collection Gold Parallel - #'d to 99
Players listed here on the preliminary checklist include Ernie Banks


1964 Topps Chicago Cubs

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Monday, November 5, 2012

The 2013 Topps Series 1 Chicago Cubs

















The 2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball sticks with a 330-card base set, which is set to hit shelves on January 25, 2013. Besides regular player cards, subsets include League Leaders, Award Winners, Record Chasers and highlights from the 2012 World Series.

Parallel Cards:
Emerald Foil - Odds: 1:6 Packs
Gold - Serial #/2013
Desert Camo Foil Parallel - Serial #/99
Pink Parallel - Serial #/50
Platinum Parallel - Serial #1/1

Chicago Cubs Checklist

Starlin Castro
Anthony Rizzo
Jeff Samardzija
Anthony Rizzo

Autograph Cards
Chasing History Autos
Chasing History Cut Signatures - #’d 1/1
Chasing The Dream Autos
Cut To The Chase Autos - seq #’d to 10
The Greats Autos - on-card autos - seq #’d to 10
Calling Cards Autos – seq #’d to 10
1972 Topps Minis Autos - on-card autos seq #’d to 10

Autograph Relic Cards
Chasing History - seq #’d to 25
Chasing the Dream - seq #’d to 25
Cut to the Chase - seq #’d to 5
The Greats – on card autos - seq #’d to 5
Calling Cards - seq #’d to 5

Relic Cards
Chasing History
Chasing the Dream
Cut to the Chase - seq #’d to 25
The Greats - seq #’d to 25
Calling Cards - seq #’d to 25
1972 Topps Minis - seq #’d to 25

Insert cards
Chasing History
Chasing The Dream
Cut To The Chase - die-cut chrome cards
The Greats: 30 of the top players of all time - Ernie Banks
The Greats Gold Parallel – #’d to 99
Calling Cards: players and the routines they are known for

1972 Topps Minis Insert cards:
50 Mini Cards featuring the 1972 Topps design-

Chicago Cubs Checklist

Starlin Castro
Anthony Rizzo

Silk Collection 
100 Framed Mini Silk Cards seq #’d to 50

MVP Award Winners – with a commemorative MVP trophy embedded in the card.
Cy Young Award Winners – with a commemorative Cy Young Award trophy embedded in the card

Proven Mettle Coin Cards
25 active & retired stars w/an embedded commemorative coin celebrating their mettle;
Copper – #’d to 99;
Wrought Iron – #’d to 50
Steel – #’d to 10

In the Name
featuring name plate letters from the 2012 MLB All-Star Game
Workout Jerseys - #’d 1/1