August 30, 2016 | Vol. 17 Issue 17
In this issue:
  Collecting Bryce Harper Cards – Making Baseball (and the Hobby) Fun Again
  Collecting the 1985 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 Sticker Set – Definitely Not ’80s "Garbage"
  1952 Topps Wings – A Vintage Set Starting to Take Flight?

Collecting Bryce Harper Cards – Making Baseball (and the Hobby) Fun Again
Barring injury, Bryce Harper should have many productive years ahead of him. We have seen his ups and downs early in his career, but this is expected from such a young athlete. In the following article, we take a look at the player and some of his early cards as collectors size up Harper’s potential in the long run. 

Collecting the 1985 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 Sticker Set – Definitely Not ’80s "Garbage"
For those of us who grew up in the hobby during the 1980s, there were few non-sports sets that could rival the popularity of the inaugural Garbage Pail Kids set in 1985. After the ultra-popular Cabbage Patch Kids hit their stride in the doll market, the hobby had some fun with these off-the-wall collectibles. 

1952 Topps Wings – A Vintage Set Starting to Take Flight?
The 1952 Topps Wings trading card set was one of many great non-sports issues produced during the 1950s. At 200 total cards, completing this set is no tiny task. The set, which features colorful artwork, captures aircraft from various nations and it remains one of the more eye-appealing releases of the decade. 


In 20 years, whose collectibles do you think will be the most desirable of these current, young MLB sluggers?

  1. Bryce Harper
  2. Mike Trout
  3. Manny Machado
  4. Kris Bryant
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