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You know you want it: Topps selling large prints of old baseball cards, suitable for framing

Jul 30, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

This is relevant to my interests: Topps has taken over 1,000 of its cards as far back as 1980 and is offering them up as art prints for your home. Here’s the promotional video:

These are pretty sweet. Could be sweeter if they went back into the 1950s-70s, as those card designs are fantastic. But for now this is nice.

I mean think about it: how much of a baller move would it be to pay $65 for a framed pic of a 1980 Milt Wilcox and put it in your dining room. It’d probably be worth the divorce.

  1. JB (the original) - Jul 30, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    I’d think they’re sort of taking a page from fathead.com here…..

    • JB (the original) - Jul 30, 2013 at 11:42 AM

      Sorry Mr. “Head of New Product Development at Topps” Guy….

  2. koufaxmitzvah - Jul 30, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    I bet it comes with cardboard you can chew like gum.

    • Francisco (FC) - Jul 30, 2013 at 11:49 AM

      That’s one large stick of gum.

  3. StottsEra - Jul 30, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    i’m looking for a baseball card display case that holds 50-100 cards, similiar to how a regular picture frame would. anyone know where i can locate that?

    • kalinedrive - Jul 30, 2013 at 2:38 PM

      I have a custom wooden frame my brother built for me that holds 28 Nolan Ryan cards (1968-1994 plus the 1989 Traded) in PSA slabs (4 rows of 7) along with two 8×10 pictures over another row of 4 for the special set Topps did in 1990 to commemorate his 5000th strikeout.

      There are various display cases available online, google “baseball card display frame” for example, but be aware that if you hang them in a room that gets much sunlight, they will fade.

  4. drpluta - Jul 30, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Reblogged this on THE QUARTERBACK and commented:
    Per John’s article last week.

  5. cubanxsenators - Jul 30, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Man, I spent a lot on packs of those cards. And, man, are they ugly.
    I’d’ve totally (ooo, put me back in the times, I guess) gotten an Eddie Murray one if there was a decent card in the bunch
    And who’s the marketing genius that decided Dan Morogiello needed one of these?

  6. westpalmlion - Jul 30, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Nice milt wilcox reference craig..brings back memories of going to Tiger Stadium with my late father…wonder if they’ll throw in a large Dan Petry card with the wilcox one..

  7. raysfan1 - Jul 30, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Tell me when they do go back to the 50s-70s as those are the ones that would interest me.

  8. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jul 30, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Can I get that sweet sweet Steve Trout to cover my walls with?
    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/11/03/vote-on-the-top-60-topps-cards-of-all-time/

  9. nategearhart - Jul 30, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Damn, no Craig Biggio…

    • nategearhart - Jul 30, 2013 at 12:39 PM

      …or Bo Jackson…

      • nategearhart - Jul 30, 2013 at 12:40 PM

        …but most all the Frank White ones look pretty dang slick. Sold.

      • schlom - Jul 30, 2013 at 1:30 PM

        Or Darryl Strawberry.

      • Reflex - Jul 30, 2013 at 3:20 PM

        Bo would be awesome, was my fav player as a kid.

  10. onbucky96 - Jul 30, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    I’d rather have the original print of the 1989 Fleer Billy Ripken. FF…

  11. eboneseagles - Jul 30, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Hoping they have a Bernie Williams.

    • eboneseagles - Jul 30, 2013 at 1:16 PM

      Nope but like 5 Reggies

  12. hojo20 - Jul 30, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    I’d like to frame a Rusty Kuntz & Pete LaCock on my office wall.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 30, 2013 at 3:06 PM

      Easy there pal, Pete went to my high school. That same school sent Robin Yount on to the Hall of Fame. It also produced Larry Dierker, Rick Auerbach and Lisa Kudrow, who didn’t play baseball as well as the other 4, but today’s her 50th birthday so I had to include her.

    • philliesblow - Jul 30, 2013 at 3:08 PM

      We have a winner!

    • dink53 - Jul 30, 2013 at 4:00 PM

      What did the 84 Tigers and Nuns have in common?

  13. kalinedrive - Jul 30, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    I’m glad they didn’t have these back when I was building my Nolan Ryan PSA set. I spent a lot more on some of those cards, but these would have taken up an awful lot of wall space.

  14. nbjays - Jul 30, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Blame it on my age, but…

    … when the hell did something from 1980 start qualifying as OLD?

    /grabs a beer (and Geritol)

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