In this episode, Ryan Cracknell: Hobby Editor, Beckett Media joins us as we share dialogue around the following three questions:
- In what ways do grading and authentication services impact the collectability of raw cards?
- Had Donruss and Fleer not entered the market as baseball card manufacturers in 1981, would we have seen a Tiffany set by Topps in 1984?
- Had Pinnacle remained in business, do you think they would have followed suit with the other card companies and produced GU cards, or knowing their aptitude for innovation, would they have done something completely different?
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I always felt like Topps Gold was the progeny of Topps Tiffany (although distributed differently). Once the Topps Gold parallel showed up in 1992, Topps may have felt that there just wasn’t a need for Tiffany sets any longer.
That’s a very good point.