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Baseball Cards Thu Jun 21 2018 23:53:24 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- World Cup is going on in Russia and look what I picked up at the local card shop. I love the junk wax era. Major Indoor Soccer League started in 1978. They would change their name to Major Soccer League in 1990. By 1992 it was all over as the league
When I picked up Sue Birds 2002 Fleer Authentix rookie card I did not realize that I had completed a Sue Bird trifecta. Even though I only have 9 Sue Bird cards, according to TCDB she has 164, I do consider this a mini-PC and I plan to continue build
Trade Post From Swing and a Pop-UpBert sent me the whole Angels team from this sweet early 80's set.Beautiful art work on the packaging.At only 1 card per pack, he must have busted a case of this to get all the Angels cards.I've seen a few other blog
Phillies 4, Cardinals 3Game 72 - Wednesday Afternoon, June 20th in PhiladelphiaRecord - 39-33, Tied for 2nd place, 3 1/2 games behind the BravesOne Sentence Summary:  Odubel Herrera's tie-breaking 7th inning home run was the differe
This is part four of a twenty-five part series chronicling my budding collections of the 2016 World Series champion Cubs. Obviously, Ive already starting showing off some of those cards, but I wanted to offer a formal introduction to the various play
Hobby is golf: Like many ex-ballplayers Sprague has participated in charity golf tournaments. Favorite sports announcer is Chris Berman: Berman called him Ed Ocean Sprague. Favorite player as a kid was Johnny Bench: Spragues father,
Yesterday's 4-0 loss at the hands of the Cubs marked our first series loss since mid-May -- a string of nine straight. Fortunately, I don't feel so bad about it. For whatever reason, I can't help but think that nothing but sunny skies are in front of
Cardinals 7, Phillies 6Game 71 - Tuesday Night, June 19th in PhiladelphiaRecord - 38-33, 3rd place, 4 1/2 games behind the BravesOne Sentence Summary:  Seranthony Dominguez proved he was human, allowing a solo home run to Matt Carpenter in t
#244 Jeff MontgomeryI cannot believe that it has been nearly four years since I have posted a card of Jeff Montgomery. When I posted that last card, the ninth signed card from Jeff, I complained that I had too many signed cards from him. While I don'
Orioles Victory Number 21: 3-0 over the Washington Nationals1982 Topps Benny AyalaHey, hey, hey the Orioles actually stopped a losing streak before it began. Instead of going a week and a half between victories they managed to only go one game betwee
Todays preview is brought to you by co-founder of Super Awesome Games and co-designer of Vs. System 2PCG, Ben Cichoski.   Great Power Arc, Vol 1, Issue 7 Spider-Friends Welcome, Vs. System 2PCG fans to the first card preview of the upcoming
Whew!! I tell you, going back to work after being off for vacation is tough as it is, but coming back after being off for two weeks has been tough! I really meant to get this post up by Monday, but well I've had my hands full with work. Why is it eve
Barry LarkinYear:  1999Brand:  Upper Deck EncoreCard number:  23The 1999 Upper Deck Encore set was a partial parallel set of Upper Deck's flagship release from the year.  Luckily for Larkin collectors, Barry was in
THIS MEME IS MORE POTENT THAN DRUGS FOR GRANDMASIT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO RECOVER FROM THISIMAGINE TRYING TO SEND OUT A MERELY *PLEASANT* GRANDMA-CENTRIC MEME AFTER SEEING THISYOU'LL BE LAUGHED OUT OF YOUR GRANDMA SOCIAL MEDIA CLUBIT'S OVER, THE GAME DONE C
#31Mark Leiter, Jr.Relief PitcherBats:  Right  Throws:  Right  Height:  6'0"  Weight:  212Opening Day Age:  27Born:  March 13, 1991, Fort Laud
I'm sure that many of us card collectors use Ebay on a regular basis.  it's like having a card shop on your desktop. Ebay's saved searches feature is very handy.  I look forward each morning to an email telling me that some
It's a #CrackinWaxMailday with a case-load full of Cardinals from @CrackinWax to pore over. Occasionally it pays to think ahead. Since I've stopped buying the Topps flagship product in recent years, collecting the Cardinals stuff from these
Here is a Spring Training TTM success that I was happy to see come back.  I had this 2014 Bowman silver paper parallel of Kris Medlen that I wanted to add to my album, so I sent to him at Spring Training.  He ended up being released
Reid Hartmann's dad Frank coached for one school, but he decided to leave, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote.His reason: His baseball playing son, The Post-Dispatch wrote."I really liked it (coaching) but I wanted to see my son play," Hartmann told T
A little gross, but from the mouth of a champion comes another Steph Curry mouth guard, this one snared by a lucky fan who is taking it to auction.
I'm not interested in graded cards or grading my cards.But I sometimes wonder whether I would be if I grew up collecting cards in the late 1980s or after that. There was a certain emphasis placed on card condition that began in the '80s and hasn't le
Originally published July 26, 2010Rodney Lofton had speed. But he was reluctant to fully take advantage of it. That was essentially what the sentiment of his manager at AAA Rochester in 1992, according to The Baltimore Sun.Rochester manager Jerry Ner
One of only three 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle cards graded PSA 10 is going on public display for the first time in over 20 years.
The first batch of hand-painted Art of the Ages cards came into Upper Deck headquarters today and they literally had seasoned trading card staff members blown-away. Recreating famous works of art has been done for centuries, but doing it, by hand, on
Injuries are a part of sports.  I'm not sure they apply to sports cards quite as often.  However... where there is a will, there is a way.  And when you've been collecting for over thirty years it was bound to happen at som
Alright. Two months have passed since the last installment of this trade package. I really need to get better about staying up to date on these things. Anyway, as a quick recap, these are from Kyle at Nolans Dugout. If you want to revisit part 1, it
I know what you're thinking! It's Summer! Schools are (mostly) out. The beaches are crowded. The parks are mobbed with joggers. People are outside enjoying the weather! But, there's one big question left.What on earth are you going to wear while you'
You hear the term eye appeal a lot when collectors discuss vintage trading cards.  Its a somewhat subjective quality but now one dealer is putting a number behind it. PWCC Marketplace has instituted a program to assess how subtle aesthetic q
Girffeys cards with low serial numbers are quite costly but I have found the perfect option, go with a modern Leaf card. Over the last few years Leaf has put out some pretty amazing cards but many times people by-pass them because they are unlicensed
Here are this weekends autograph opportunities and events throughout the Southland. As always, be sure to check the Blue Heaven Calendar for other events (a link can always be found on the tab at the top of this page, just left of c
This "bishops-crook" style lamppost on Beekman Place, near the UN Building, is over 100 years old, one of the very few remaining of it's kind.
Everything is bigger in Texas and Upper Deck has big plans in store for puck fans attending the 2018 NHL Draft™ in Dallas this weekend. The fun will start on Friday, June 22 before the first name is called and continue through Saturday for
Some quality prognostication by collectors and dealers in the first month of Topps' 2018 Home Run Challenge has some fresh cardboard on the way to the winners.
Here's the fourth new card from that semi-long ago purchase of 1972 Icee Bear PSA slabbed cards that eBay bestowed upon me. This one also came at the low, low price of just $7.50 when I broke it down to the five cards I actually paid for out
What an eventful day.Not only were Dodger fans treated to a double-header, we saw several ejections, a come-from-behind victory, a walk-off loss and then we witnessed a starting pitcher return to form from the DL. Per Cary Osborne at Dodger Insider:(
I celebrated the ninth anniversary of my blog yesterday and guess what arrived in the mail yesterday. A package from fellow blogger Brian, of the blog Collecting Cutch. Not only did he send me a package that arrived on the day of my 9th anniversary,
Now that I am in full-fledged "dad mode" with a baby son, I find that while I don't have much time to sort (or scan) baseball cards, I do have quite a bit of time to use my phone to browse the internet...and sometimes that means I end up on
#58Seranthony Ambioris DominguezRelief PitcherBats:  Right  Throws:  Right  Height:  6'1"  Weight:  185Opening Day Age:  23Born:  Nov
Series Two includes an insert set called "Future Stars."  One should assume that the players are rookies and prospects.But with Topps, never assume.The Future Stars set includes four Cubs:Javier Baez has been in the majors since 2014 and has
The number of Henderson certified autograph cards are fairly plentiful since he seems to sign regularly for pay - he's not the easiest in-person autograph get however and I wanted at least a pack pulled autograph to pair up with a rookie card I purch
Nine years ago today I started this blog. Hard to believe that it's been 9 years. I've moved, had a child, earned two college degrees, changed jobs, during the past 9 years. And the one thing that has remained constant during that time has been It's
Years after his playing days ended, The Cleveland Plain Dealer asked Dave Miller what kind of pitcher he was."I was a sinker/slider guy," Miller told The Plain Dealer in 2012. "Jason Bere [Indians special assistant], when we go golfing, looks at my l
He's accomplished a lot--so far--and Francisco Lindor rookie cards (and prospect issues) may be a good long term play.
Phillies 6, Cardinals 5 (10)Game 70 - Monday Night, June 18th in PhiladelphiaRecord - 38-32, Tied for 2nd place, 3 1/2 games behind the BravesOne Sentence Summary:  Nick Pivetta struck out 13, but the Phillies needed a two-out, two-run walk-
The National is easily the best card show I’ve ever had the privilege to attend. I know not everyone has the opportunity, but if you can arrange it, please do yourself a favor. There are so many vendors there that are simply looking to liqu