Archive for Sparky Anderson

Rookie Card Upgrade: 1959 Topps Sparky Anderson

Posted in Rookie Card Upgrade with tags , , , , , on December 20, 2015 by Cardboard Icons

The old 1959 Topps Sparky Anderson rookie card has been in my collection for almost a decade. The card is centered nicely but features creases consistent with being stepped in by a bare foot.

The new Anderson in my collection, obtained recently during a great sale at, is centered nicely, doesn’t have the scuff marks in the black area of the design and isn’t creased. It is a candidate for grading in the future. 


George “Sparky” Anderson (Feb. 22, 1934-Nov. 4, 2010)

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , on November 4, 2010 by Cardboard Icons

Feb. 22, 1934 - Nov. 4, 2010