August 29, 2017 | Vol. 18 Issue 18
In this issue:
  Collecting the 1957 Topps Football Set
  Collecting the 1966 Philadelphia Football Card Set
  Jim Ragsdale – Conquering the 1977 Topps Mexican Football Card Set
  Upcoming Shows
  Collectors Club Monthly Specials


Collecting the 1957 Topps Football Set – A "Starr" Amongst Vintage Football Issues
The 1957 Topps football card set is one of the unquestioned classics in the hobby. As often is the case with staple sets, the rookies are what give this eye-catching issue its tremendous foundation. Card debuts were made from Paul Hornung, Bart Starr, and Johnny Unitas. In the following piece, we take an in-depth look at this desirable set.

Collecting the 1966 Philadelphia Football Card Set – Philadelphia’s Finest Gridiron Release
In the 1950s, the battle was often between Bowman and Topps at the manufacturer level. By the 1960s, Fleer jumped into the fold as did Philadelphia Gum to give Topps a run for their money. The Philadelphia set that remains the most coveted of all is their 198-card 1966 release, one anchored by three key rookies in Dick Butkus, Gale Sayers, and Bob Hayes.

Jim Ragsdale – Conquering the 1977 Topps Mexican Football Card Set
One of the toughest, and perhaps least understood, football sets from the 1970s is the 1977 Topps Mexican Football set. Jim Ragsdale, a longtime collector, decided to take on this challenge and build the best set he could assemble. In the next article, Ragsdale helps us dive deep into this obscure and sizable 528-card issue.

Super Bowl Champ Evan Mathis on his Top 3 Cards – The Great American Collectibles Show
What will be the biggest story to impact the hobby during the 2017-18 NFL season?
  1. Another Super Bowl for Tom Brady
  2. Raider Nation
  3. Sophomore Jinx for Dak
  4. NFL has First 2,000-yard Receiver
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