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Long Way from Lambeau

I week to go
Man I'm getting excited.  Regular season officially starts in a week (at least for the Giants and Cowboys) and the Pack gets to test their mettle against what was a pretty decent 49ers team last year....

JonWayne's Autographs

TTM: Bill Sweatt
2010-11 Heroes and ProspectsMailed: 3/5/12Received: 8/20/12This fantastic return from Canucks prospect Bill Sweatt may have taken a little while, but it was worth the wait and even came with a note apologizing...

Asheville Tourists

Joe Mikulik has been named the South Atlantic League Manager of the Year while fellow Asheville Tourists Tyler Anderson, Harold Riggins and Trevor Story have been selected to the Class A circuit's Year-End...

Bears Backer

It's THE Blog For Any Chicago Bears Fan

Week Four Preseason Preview: Chicago Bears @ Cleveland Browns
The Chicago Bears head to Cleveland Thursday night to battle the Browns in their final preseason game of 2012. The starters will likely only play one or two drives in this game. This game is about the...

The Official Panini America Blog

Panini America’s Final Photo Farewell from the 2012 NHLPA Rookie Showcase
The passing of time -- albeit just more than one day -- has done little to diminish Panini America's collective enthusiasm, passion and excitement for this week's 2012 NHLPA Rookie Showcase in Toronto....

Capewood's Collections

2012 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions - First Look
2009 Goodwin Champions was an eagerly waited set which did not disappoint. The set did not return in 2010, which wasn't a surprise as Upper Deck was on the verge of extinction. It came back in 2011 and...

Tomahawk Chopping - Cardboard & More

eBay Fun & Happy Thursday!
How much fun is it in the day / hours / minutes before your item ends. Watching totals go up. Seeing other people get caught in a bidding way like you've (or at least I've) done in the past.Just sitting...

Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle

Trade With Cardboard Conundrum: A Billion Little Ryan Getzlafs. Plus Other Sweet Stuff.
I completed my sixth trade with Matt from the great Cardboard Conundrum. You can refresh your memory on the first here, second here, third here, fourth here, and fifth here. Matt was apparently accumulating...

The Card Chop

Awesome Inserts: 1993 Select Aces
"I got the medicine [Meds] that everybody wants" ~ Grace Potter and the Nocturnals There seems to be a disagreement about what defines the 'ace' of a pitching staff. While every major league team...

Bob Lemke blog

Note to blog spammers: Give it up!
For the past several months I've been getting as many as three "comments" on my blog, all from "Anonymous" and all trying to spam this site.Here's one that came this morning:Anonymous has left a new...

Tri-City Dust Devils

Sosa, Von Tungeln Named to NWL All-Star Team
Tri-City Dust Devils outfielders Francisco Sosa and Kyle Von Tungeln have been named to the 2012 Northwest League All-Star team, league president Bob Richmond announced Wednesday.

The House That Glanville Built

The House That Glanville Built is a collection of sports musings from the World Fucking Champion Philadelphia vantage point. The namesake of this here site derives from Philadelphia Phillies/U. of Penn. alum Doug Glanville and the new ballpark he helped build. No further explanation is necessary.

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: The 2012 Penn State Nittany Lions
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: The 2012 Penn State Nittany Lions

Fantasy Baseball -

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Three September Call-Ups To Watch For
The calendar turns over to September this Saturday, meaning clubs will expand their rosters and call-up extra players for the stretch run. Most September call-ups are spare parts - third catchers, extra...

Johnson City Cardinals

Cardinals Take First Playoff Game Against the Royals
The Johnson City Cardinals took a 1-0 lead in the semifinal round of the Appalachian League playoffs with a 2-1 win over the Burlington Royals Wednesday night.

Cards That Never Were

1975 Topps 1970 Rookies of the Year
In 1970 Thurman Munson was the near-unanimous Rookie of the Year. He received 23 of 24 votes, with the only other vote going to Roy Foster. Foster hit an impressive 23 homers while batting .268. His numbers...

Reds Locker

Sean Marshall has pitched well for the Cincinnati Reds so far this year
Sure, 30-year old lefty reliever Sean Marshall lost the closer’s job early in the 2012 season, but everything has turned out well. Aroldis Chapman has taken over as the closer and Marshall is now...

Feed Your Niner Addiction

Video: Jerry Rice & Joe Montana talk 49ers
Jerry Rice and Joe Montana discuss the high expectations facing San Francisco after reaching the NFC championship game last season on ESPN NFL Live OT

The Starting Five

Bangin? and Scorin? Every Trip Down the Floor

Tip-Off for 8/30/12 (featuring Barry Bonds): Barry Bonds doesn’t have the skin to be forgiven?
Baseball and America will forgive everyone except Barry Bonds

Baseball Cards Come To Life!

Player Profile: Jason Baker
I have one card of Jason Baker, from 1994 Classic 4 Sport Draft Picks.Playing career: Jason Baker spent nine years in the minor leagues, mostly in the Expos system. He went 40-45 with a 4.60 ERA. His best...


An in-depth look at the Tokyo Yakult Swallows, Jingu Stadium, the Central League, and Japanese Pro Baseball

8/30/12 – Hiroshima (Home)
August 30th, 2012 Hiroshima Carp 2 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Drawn 1   Last 5: WWLWD (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows couldn’t quite do enough with the bat to pull out a win, as they played...

The Topps Archives

Vend Dole
Found another scan of an old vending machine lurking on my hard drive and since I am easing into lazy holiday weekend mode, it was easy pickin's today .Topps gum tabs would have been lined up in each column...

Phillies Insider

Larry Shenk, Vice President of Alumni Relations, shares his notes, quotes and anecdotes from the world of baseball.

Rookie Bests Rookie
Somewhere in Allentown, Tyler Cloyd woke up Wednesday morning expecting to take the mound at Coca-Cola Park as the IronPigs continued their quest for the playoffs against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Somewhere...

Oh, my, O-Pee-Chee

A baseball card blog celebrating the variations from the "Great White North".

1977 rick burleson
o-pee-chee got us up close and personal with rick burleson in 1977, thanks to a tighter crop of his photo.  they also lowered his facsimile autograph.  here is his 1977 o-pee-chee card:here's...

Sports Entertainment for the Average Fan

Week 1: The Other Mizzou Mascot Welcomes Southeastern LA
The most anticipated football season in recent Mizzou history is just 48 hours away from kickoff.  While the SEC conference slate isn’t set to begin until next week, there is still business...

Phillies Phollowers

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Cloyd’s Debut & Utley’s Big Idea
A very excited and nervous Tyler Cloyd took the mound for the Phillies last night.  His major league debut would eventually end in a 3-2 loss to the Mets, but the rookie was still happy just to be...

'59 topps: one f/g card at a time

#420 Rocco Colavito
If there is a better name in baseball annals that 'Rocky' Colavito I'd like to hear it. Rocco Domenico Colavito grew up a Yankee fan in the Bronx but, after dropping out of high school, was signed...

Great Sports Name Hall of Fame

2006 Fleer Football, Packs 33-36
Well here we are, at the last four packs of the box!  No telling what kinds of awesome might be in these packs, and hopefully it'll include some kind of cool parallel or another hit!  Regardless...

In-your-face baseball commentary

September Call Ups (AL)
Moving on to some of the more interesting names who are in line for a September call up in the AL after looking at the NL last time around. For no particular reason it’s a trio of outfielders...

Pack War

Preview Images: 2012-13 Panini Prestige Basketball
Panini began their 2012-13 basketball releases with NBA Hoops hitting the shelves recently, now they turn their attention towards their next basketball release, 2012-13 Prestige Basketball. Prestige will...

The Baseball Collector

Zack Hample has snagged 4,302 balls from 46 different Major League stadiums. Find out how and see what else he's been up to...

8/28/12 at Yankee Stadium
The day got off to a dreadfully slow start and never really picked up. The Yankees finished BP at 5:15pm. Then the Blue Jays came out and stood around doing nothing: I didn’t snag my first ball of...

Sports Collectors Daily

Sports collecting news and information, gathered from sources across North America. Professionally written and updated with fresh, lively content each weekday

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Vintage Babe Ruth Cards That Won’t Break Your Budget
On Tuesday, Robert Edward Auctions announced it had sold a 1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth card for $575,000 to a private collector.  Ruth cards have steadily increased in value over time with some...

Salt Lake Bees

Salt Lake's Comeback Falls Short
The Bees were mathematically eliminated from the Pacific Northern Division race as they dropped a 6-4 decision to the Tucson Padres on Wednesday night. Blog

Making it safe and easy to buy and sell sports cards

10% of 5 years in 2 weeks
First 5 years of service: 7.5 million cards processed First 2 weeks of August: 0.7 million cards submitted Normally we receive about 100,000 cards in a 2 week period. Due to our 5th Anniversary Special,...

Brownie Points

Short hops and hard knocks with a Red Sox beat writer.

Bard is back
With the Red Sox now in a position where they are playing for the future, it was of note to see Daniel Bard return to the team on Wednesday, in preparation for being activated by Thursday. Bard could be...

My Past Time....... I Love It!!

Floirda Sports

More TTM in my mailbox today……
Lately i haven’t been buying allot of new stuff out there. It’s not money issues, or places to find cards. …Continue reading »

Tenets of Wilson

Baseball Cards from Bo, Part I
Bo from Baseball Cards Come to Life contacted me about a trade, and he even did all the work picking cards from both my wantlist and tradelist to set up the swap. Here's the first part of my haul.1990...

Ben's Biz Blog

When it comes to the business of baseball, there is no offseason. Join's Benjamin Hill as he provides news and notes on what's going on in the fascinating world of the Minor Leagues.

On the Road: Inching Closer to the End in Yakima
In the grand tradition of serialized adventures everywhere, today’s post picks up exactly where yesterday’s left off: in Yakima, standing at attention behind a patriotic costumed bear. But...

Baseball: Past And Present

A Historical Look at the National Pastime

Another look at Ron Guidry’s Hall of Fame case
I recently read Harvey Araton’s 2012 book, Driving Mr. Yogi. While the book focuses primarily on the friendship between New York Yankee greats Yogi Berra and Ron Guidry, it stirred up a question...

The Card Hobbyist

Critters, Famous Figures, and Stewed Rat: A Trade Post
So here are some cards that Adam from ARPsmith's Sportscard Obsession was kind enough to send my way in exchange for some Ginter to help him on his journey to complete his set.  I really lack the...

Cardboard Collections

August 2012 Affordable Group Break - 1996 Stadium Club Series 1
We've finally reached the last year of this massive Stadium Club break with the first of two 1996 boxes.  Of note here each pack contains a double foil stamped Team TSC card that is essentially an...

Steven Ellis' Free Baseball Pitching Tips Blog | Pitching Tips, Instruction On Mechanics, Pitching Grips, Drills, Velocity, Strategy

Former pro Steven Ellis writes articles on baseball pitching instruction and offers big league pitching tips for coaches, parents, and players. Learn baseball, pitching, baseball pitching, pitching grips, baseball pitching grips, pitching drills, baseball pitching drills, pitching mechanics, baseball pitching mechanics, pitching strategy, baseball pitching strategy, pitching instruction, baseball pitching instruction, pitching tips, baseball pitching tips, pitching fundamentals, pitching techniques, pitching secrets, pitching conditioning, pitching workouts, pitching training, pitching coaching, pitching teaching, pitching velocity, pitching command, pitching control, pitching accuracy.

Pitching Tips: Grip
A proper grip is one aspect of pitching that is often overlooked by pitchers and baseball coaches. Yet the quality of your pitching grip will help determine the level of your control. The better your baseball...

Danville Braves

No Way José: Berrios, E-Twins Blank D-Braves, 4-0

John K Stuff

Latest Fontanelli Discoveries
Mike is the Magellan of toy discoveries.

Collecting For Kicks

A Chip Off the Hammer
"Hammer" otherwise known as Dan Hamhuis is a BC boy that the Canucks picked up a few years back in free agency. There's no doubt that that signing was one that would benefit the Nucks defence. He now represents...

the blog

August Self-Sufficiency Summary
Email Me | Twitter | Facebook | My eBay Store | My Want List | RSS Feed Though my hobby is definitely a major focus of my day-to-day life, August reminded me very much of the article I posted last summer...


Welcome to the community blog about MLBlogs. Join's Mark Newman and post comments, questions and links here about the big-league home for baseball bloggers!

Around the Blogs
We’re entering the peak period in the baseball calendar, and we’d like to take this opportunity to highlight some blogs we think would enhance your fan experience down the stretch and into...

Crackin Wax

and bustin packs

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CW iz nau ahn teh FACEBOOKS
Ya know, I figured I’ve already got accounts set up for Crackin’ Wax on Twitter, Google+, WordPress, Blogger, YouTube, UStream and Klout… what’s one more, right? Go play with me...

My 2008 Topps Set Blog

# 226 - Daric Barton - Chrome Blue Refractor
After hitting below the Mendoza line in 100+ at bats this season, Daric Barton has found himself back in Triple A again. I'm disappointed for him. When the A's got him from the Cardinals way back in 2004...

Cards of Future Fenway Stars

2012 Cape Cod Baseball League Top 30 Prospects
The Cape Cod Baseball League released their 2012 Top 30 Prospects List assembled by Jim Callis of Baseball America1. Sean Manaea, lhp, Hyannis (Indiana State)2. Colin Moran, 3b, Bourne (North Carolina)3....

Baseball By The Letters

Will Sing For Food...Or Autographs!
Don't know this cool set? Ifound lots of singlesat I'll say it again. I think it's worth repeating:Think of what you're giving, not just what you should be getting.Sure,... is not affiliated with or endorsed by Major League Baseball (MLB), the Major League Players Association (MLBPA) or the MLB Baseball Club. Images and trademarks are the property of their respective owners and copyright of their respective manufacturers. They are presented here for entertainment and informational purposes only.