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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Bubble Gum Card War




“All in all, a very informative read”- J.D Amazon.com




The Bubble Gum Card War is the second book to be written by Dean Hanley. On average this book rates 4.5/5 stars on Amazon.com where it can be purchased in both paperback and kindle. 


 Sales are still popular, even after being around for nearly two years. This book best describes the sets (and cards) from Bowman and Topps for the years of 1948-55. If you are a collector and ever wondered how these companies came to be, then it is a must read. 


This book has received both Amazon reviews and blog writer reviews. Yadier Molina who is a baseball enthusiast wrote a review of the book. It can be found on his web page by clicking here.
There are a few categories on Amazon in which this book ranks. It is doing very well on the Kindle.


 Kindle Rankings

  • Sports Cards- Ranks #3
  • Antique and Collectable Base Ball Cards- Ranks #2


Paper Back

  • Sports Memorabilia and card antiques- Ranks #51
  • Antique and collectable sports- Ranks #25
  • Antique and Collectable Baseball Cards- Ranks #21


 

 The first book Before There Was Bubble Gum: Our Favorite Pre-World War I Baseball Cards was issued in 2011.  This book is filled with informative information about Pre-War cards and Sets.

 

 

It follows right behind The Bubble Gum Card War for the kindle rankings. This book is also available in paperback.

 

 

  

 

Dean's Cards offers a 100% Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee on all purchases. Just contact us within ten days of the purchase date and we will refund your money or, when possible, replace the cards. 
Dean Hanley, founder and owner of DeansCards.com, is considered one of the foremost experts on the subject of vintage baseball cards, other sports and non-sports cards and has a regular column in the Sports Collectors Digest and publishes articles on his blog. 
Dean has also written two books on vintage sports cards: The Bubble Gum Card War: The Great Bowman & Topps Sets from 1948 to 1955 and Before There Was Bubble Gum: Our Favorite Pre-World War I Baseball Cards. Both are available in eBook and paperback form.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

1950 Bowman Football Complete Set


By Dean Hanley
Owner and Founder of Dean's Cards

The 1950’s was the start of the Bowman and Topps Wars. During the 1950’s the number of teams and players would increase, therefore there would be more cards available then in previous sets.

The 1950 Bowman Football Complete Set contains 144 cards. This set is truly a classic and a treasure to have. Collectors like this set because it is quite the challenge to piece on together. There were not that many cards for this series produced. This set also contains no errors or short prints. When this series of cards was first introduced it was sold in nickel wax packs. Only on a real rare occasion can you find a wax pack for this series in today’s time.

The photos on these cards have one of four possible positions/poses. The card features either a close up, kicking pose, catching pose or the player running. When you flip the card over you can tell that Bowman still had not changed what the backs of the cards looked like. The back is on a very plain piece of cardboard paper with the players name in red. Below that, in black ink is a short bio with the position the player had at the time.
The key rookie cards in this set are
#5 Y.A Tittle,
#6 Lou Groza,
#9 Tony Canadeo,
#35 Joe Perry,
#45 Otto Graham,
and #52 Elroy Hirsch.



Dean's Cards offers a 100% Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee on all purchases. Just contact us within ten days of the purchase date and we will refund your money or, when possible, replace the cards. 

Dean Hanley, founder and owner of DeansCards.com, is considered one of the foremost experts on the subject of vintage baseball cards, other sports and non-sports cards and has a regular column in the Sports Collectors Digest and publishes articles on his blog. 

Dean has also written two books on vintage sports cards: The Bubble Gum Card War: The Great Bowman & Topps Sets from 1948 to 1955 and Before There Was Bubble Gum: Our Favorite Pre-World War I Baseball Cards. Both are available in eBook and paperback form.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

1957-58 Topps Basketball Complete Set.


By Dean Hanley
Owner and Founder of Dean's Cards

 The 1957-58 Topps Basketball Complete Set is considered to be a fairly scarce set. Even though it is scarce we have managed to build one. The1957-58 basketball season consisted of 8 teams that were divided into two divisions. Even though the color barrier was broken by then, ( due to Jackie Robinson), the set still only has a total of 10 African American Players.

The set also features 21 Hall of Famers which include Bill Russell, Bob Cousy and Bob Pettit. Nearly all the players in this set are a Rookie card because there had not been a major basketball complete set since the 1948 Bowman Basketball Complete Set.

It is very hard to get this set in a high condition. The condition that we currently built is in Excellent. The reason it is hard to acquire in such a high condition is due to the fact that when these cards were sheeted they were often un-centered and were printed with a snowy background. As a result of bad centering and printing some backs of the cards are printed upside down.

The players on the cards are featured in the vintage uniforms of the time. The shorts were shorter back then and the tanks were tighter. Some of the cards feature multiple players in the background or faded out crowds of people.

The back of the cards feature the players biography, statistics and even had a generically draw basketball player. As mentioned earlier, some of the backs were upside down. This set will make a great addition to any collectors set.

If you have any questions about this set or any of our vintage sets, please be sure to contact us.

 Dean's Cards offers a 100% Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee on all purchases. Just contact us within ten days of the purchase date and we will refund your money or, when possible, replace the cards. 

Dean Hanley, founder and owner of DeansCards.com, is considered one of the foremost experts on the subject of vintage baseball cards, other sports and non-sports cards and has a regular column in the Sports Collectors Digest and publishes articles on his blog. 

Dean has also written two books on vintage sports cards: The Bubble Gum Card War: The Great Bowman & Topps Sets from 1948 to 1955 and Before There Was Bubble Gum: Our Favorite Pre-World War I Baseball Cards. Both are available in eBook and paperback form.