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Baseball Cards Mon Mar 19 2018 06:00:18 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Hobbies are golf and basketball: Since 2010, the Joe Carter Golf Classic has raised and pledged $2,500,000 to benefit the Childrens Aid Foundation and other children's causes. Favorite sports announcer is Bob Costas: Solid national choice.Favorite pl
Chronicling my quest to build a 1948-1949 Leaf Baseball set. PLAYER: Al EvansCARD NO.: 22TEAM: Washington SenatorsPOSITION: CatcherOF NOTE: Evan's 1948-1949 Leaf card is considered his rookie card even though he had played
Trade Post From Night OwlGreg sent some cards as a return for those I sent him for my Year For Team Traders I advertised a couple months ago. It's been a slow trickle getting those in the mail: like I mentioned, it'll probably take all year for those
Keith Raisanen made it into his fourth professional season at high-A Salem. Then he took a fastball to his hand, The Anniston Star wrote years later.Doctors tried to repair the nerve damage, The Star wrote, but it didn't work. Raisanen never hit agai
I've mentioned a new hobby store (via Facebook) a couple of times on my blog now - it's called The Iron Lion and they do some pretty neat stuff including a bunch of group breaks via Facebook.  Now, most of their breaks seem to gravitate towa
(Good evening. How's your bracket doing? OK, now TELL IT TO SOMEONE WHO CARES. It's time for Cardboard Appreciation. This is the 269th in a series):An important anniversary in the trading card world came and went last year without a mention.Last year
Here's a super-sized pack of old Bowman cards, part of a random assortment of packs I purchased at a card show last month. Dig that $125 guarantee!87 - Juan Pierre - The pack is front loaded with veterans (red cards). The first card out of the pack,
Originally published Dec. 18, 2014Mark Wooden was usually a reliever for Lewis-Clark State. When his team needed him, though, he started. And he came through.With a spot in the 1986 NAIA national title game on the line, Wooden put his team on his bac
2015 Donruss Seydou Doumbia Press Proof (76/99)This forward from the Ivory Coast is currently under contract with Roma and out on loan to Sporting Lisbon. Your father-in-law is a big CSKA Moscow fan, so you need to get this for him.THE BUCKET2014 Bow
I got a nice 1975 Topps via a TTM success from Al Downing.  The card turned out really well.  I wish I had a couple more of his cards to send off, but this was the only one.Downing (b. 1941) played in the majors from 1961 to 1977 fo
Any of you ever read the Choose Your Own Adventures book series when you were younger?  I absolutely loved them, because they allowed the reader to make decisions that would determine the outcome of the story.  They're one of the re
Collectors of pre-war baseball issues shouldn't overlook postcards. Why love them? Let us count the ways.
#3 UnknownNot sure who this is, but I think it was obtained at the aforementioned Lombardi Classic. First name is apparently Will. Last name looks to start with "B," but I could be wrong. If you can figure it out, let me know. It could be from an ath
I sent a TTM request to Padres prospect, Cal Quantrill, via Padres Spring Training, and received a success.  He signs only one per, so I sent off this 2016 Bowman Draft insert.  Unfortunately, the Sharpie he used was on its way out,
Phillies 10, Braves 6Spring Training Game 23 - Saturday Afternoon, March 17th in ClearwaterRecord - 9-13-1One Sentence Summary:  Carlos Santana and Maikel Franco led the way with home runs in this 10-6 win over the Braves.What It Means:&
He's not in the majors yet but the day is coming. A look at the earliest baseball cards of White Sox prospect Eloy Jimenez including an auction hot list.
I've got 15,525 Cubs cards from 130 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades. 1900s - 1970s: 1954 Bowman #61 Eddie Miksis  Eddie is not a very happy looking
I picked up this 2018 Topps Postseason Performance Autograph Relic of Paul Goldschmidt on eBay recently. I bought it knowing that the "game-used memorabilia item is not from the 2017 postseason". I also bought it knowing that the autograph is on a st
Blue Jays 6, Phillies 4Spring Training Game 21 - Friday Afternoon, March 16th in ClearwaterPhillies 6, Tigers 6Spring Training Game 22 - Friday Afternoon, March 16th in LakelandRecord - 8-13-1One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies split their s
When I think of St. Patrick's Day, three words come to mind: lucky, green, and corned beef.  Well... I just finished stuffing my face with corned beef earlier in the day and afterwards I went upstairs into my office and opened up a package f
A jersey worn MVP LeBron James becomes the second most expensive All-Star shirt ever sold through NBA Auctions.
First baseman Gary Burnham played ten seasons of professional baseball, mostly in the Phillies organization. In 1,105 games, he hit .291 with 116 HR and 636 RBI. Now the owner of Gary Burnham Baseball Instruction in South Windsor, CT, he kindly answe
Jose Canseco / Barry LarkinYear:  1987Brand:  ToppsCard number:  648 (error card)The 1987 Topps set has a pair of well-known Barry Larkin printing error cards.  I managed to grab both copies from the same eBay sell
Originally published Jan. 18, 2012Not that they could really be confused, this Ted Williams explained to The Beaver County Times in spring 1995 the differences between him and the other Ted Williams."I'm a different kind of Ted Williams," Williams to
Braves 5, Phillies 3Spring Training Game 20 - Wednesday Afternoon, March 14th in Lake Buena VistaRecord - 8-12One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies returned to Disney World, dropping this game to the Braves, 5-3.What It Means:  There
This TTM Success from former Brave, Preston Hanna, was one of the few that provided me with extra cards upon return.  I sent off four cards and Hanna sent three of his own.  I sent this 1980 Topps out of a partial set I had gotten f
"Strongsville" has been a favorite destination of sports collectors who prefer vintage material.
2016 Panini National VIP Kobe Bryant, Russell Westbrook, and Mark McGwireJust base cards, but still fairly collectible. Trade with your buddy, maybe you can get a cup of Mott's out of it.THE BUCKET2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Future of the Franchise Case
Nope. You’re not seeing double. I’m holding this contest again because the previous winner never came forward.This contest is for an Adarius Bowman 2008 SAGE Hit Gold Auto #’ed/250. He currently plays for the Winnipeg Bl
After three years of spending St. Patrick's Day at home, enjoying corned beef with all of the fixings, and a nice glass of Irish Cream (or two...or more...), we're hitting the road, celebrating with family. But first, it's off to work I go, slinging
I completed a trade with fellow blogger, GCRL, that landed me this Tom Brunansky for my 1987 Topps set.  I had Brunansky set aside to try TTM, but this card allows me to send something different, instead  I traded my extra 1989 Topp
2005 Bowman Heritage Ronnie Belliard & Bobby AbreuNo rationale for this addition. They were just there and weren't doing anything.THE BUCKET2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Future of the Franchise Casey Gillaspie Blue Parallel (80/99)Lot of 4 2010 Topps
Happy St. Patrick's day everybody! Topps never issued a St. Paddy's day set but maybe when I get into my latest acquisition, it will make some of you green with envy!Woody Gelman, with competition springing up in the card resale market, began putting
Congrats toNick m on being the lucky winner of theCarlos Correa 2018 Topps Heritage Clubhouse Collection Jersey. OnceNick m sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP. Thanks! Congrats toNick m on being the lucky winner of theCarlos Cor
I chase the relics with just a couple brands, and Heritage is one of them.  It was easy early on when there was just one or two Cubs in the Clubhouse Collection.  Over the years the number has grown, and this year I needed six.Brent
On a cloudless day in September 2001, New York's CBS2 broke into normal programming for a breaking announcement."Good morning, Michael Pomeranz, along with Lisa Hill, some breaking news to report," the announcer Pomeranz tells viewers as the camera s
Chris from Nachos Grande has thrown his hat recently into the ring of hosting group breaks. I grabbed the Braves in his recent 2018 Heritage break. I don't usually buy much if any of Heritage, so I figured this would be a good way to get the Braves c
#2 Ted Hendricks - Green Bay PackersLike many of the autographs in this book, this Hendricks auto was obtained at the Lombardi Golf Classic, an annual charity pro-am event that raises money for cancer research. Between holes, spectators are allowed t
There are a few things that I love about this card. First things first, it's Elrod Hendricks' rookie card, and it's incredible to think that a man who spent 37 years in an Orioles uniform was ever a rookie. As fresh-faced and wide-eyed as the longtim
This morning, I showed off the highlights from the first three boxes of the break.  Tonight, it's time to take a look at the goodies from the final four boxes included in the group break.First, let's begin with the remaining box the yielded
Donn Pall was a player who had been in my box probably since I first put it together and organized it for TTMs.  For whatever reason, I kept bypassing him and kept sending to other players, when I finally decided to get his cards out in the
My card desk may not show it, but I have a systematic way of showing off cards I receive.It's basically first come, first serve.The only times I make an exception is when I get a little too excited about a card and I just have to babble about it righ
This is a list of the trading card projects I work on that are my priorities - there really isn't a day where I don't look through collecting forums and/or blogs or look something up on eBay, but because it's a hobby I enjoy only by myself, interest
Originally published Dec. 27, 2014Ricky Rojas got himself into a small jam for Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School in March 1985. He responded by bearing down and striking out the next three batters, The Miami News wrote."That's what makes Ricky such a g
The 1972 Topps U.S. Presidents set contains 43 cards and 15 Campaign Posters. The cards are the size of standard baseball cards (2" x 3") while the posters are roughly 5" x 7" foldouts.The fronts of the cards feature a President or a candidate for Pr
My first celebrity crush was Tatum ONeal. The Bad News Bears came out in 1976, but I didnt see it until I was around 7 or 8 years old (1979-80) but from that moment on I was sweet on her. When Panini did the Bad News Bears cards for the 2013 Golden A
Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) recently announced that an eighth copy of the rare 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb with Ty Cobb back baseball card has been located by the same family from a rural southern town that discovered The Lucky 7 … Rea
Section 36 has another visitor! Jana El-Sayed is a singer, a Red Sox fan, and the current Miss Goffstown. I am so excited she agreed to visit with us to discuss those topics, and a few more. I hope you enjoy what she had to