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  1. Looking to complete some baseball sets!!

    Hello! I'm working on finishing the following baseball sets. I have lots of card to trade from early 80's to now. Would love to work out some trades with anyone. Here's what I'm working on:


    2014 Topps Opening Day
    9, 12, 13, 16, 22, 26, 35, 37, 44, 46, 48, 56, 59, 80, 87, 102, 108, 120, 130, 132, 141, 144, 151, 155, 172, 176, 183, 186, 195, 196, 205, 208

    2014 Topps Heritage
    378, 426, 429, 430, 431, 432, 433, 436, 437, 438, 440, ...
  2. What do your do?????

    What do other people do to store their cards? Books and pages? Boxes? By Player? A combination of the bunch? I collect Dallas cowboy cards and i am having a hard time storing them? I never noticed it before, but now I am trying to scan in each card and catalog it and there doesn't seem to be a good way? I would be good to have a website like or some other sites that have pictures and card data, AND a location for storage, such as Box 1, Box 2, etc....

    What ...
  3. I generally don't talk to myself, but...

    For this blog, I will make an exception.

    This is my first blog post. If anyone reads this and would like to trade my team for your team, I can probably swing something.

    After being on numerous trade sites and trying to run one of my own, I've noticed a few things...

    1. Activity in the hobby seems to be cyclical and the harder you are in the harder you fall out.

    2. Although the cards aren't massively over-produced like the early 90's, ...
  4. What is the best way to upload a pic on The Bench?

    Wanted to see what different ways people use to upload pics here on The Bench. I always love seeing scans of cards on here and had used flickr before but wanted to know if there was an easier way using a smart phone maybe? I have a bunch of stuff that I will be listing soon and would love to show pics of the cards. Thanks in advance and Happy 2015 all!!!

  5. Sy Berger defined Topps' success with his drive, creativity and integrity.

    Sitting at his kitchen table in early 1952, Sy Berger designed a masterpiece.

    Baseball card collectors have benefited from his artistry ever since. And Sunday, collectors lost the “father of modern day baseball cards.”

    Seymour P. “Sy” Berger, the iconic Topps employee known as the “father of modern day baseball cards,” died early Sunday at his home in Rockville Center, New York, said baseball historian Marty Appel, a friend and former public relations man for Topps ...
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