5 years ago
The impact of rookie stars Ichiro Suzuki and Albert Pujols on sales of new baseball cards was selected as the hobby's top news story of 2001 by the editorial staff of SCD. Other top stories include Upper Deck signing of Tiger Woods to an exclusive memorabilia contract, the success of Topps Baseball's 50th anniversary promotion and the return of Michael Jordan to the NBA.
10 years ago
Topps announced it would not bring back it's Bazooka Baseball brand in 1997, saying demand for the 50 cent packs " just wasn't there".
20 years ago
The first 1987-dated issue of SCD featured a number of advertisers, but only one was offering new hockey card releases. Collectors could purchase either the 1986-87 Topps or O-Pee-Chee sets for $9.95 (including shipping). wax boxes were $14.95 for the Topps offering and $12.95 for the O-Pee-.Chee
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