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The Golden Age of Baseball Cards

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1952 Billy Martin Topps #175
Billy Martin was the fiery second baseman of the Yankees who lit up the field when World Series time came around.



Our Nation’s Front Yard gets new Turf!
After a light morning rain the soil was perfect for laying sod on the National Mall yesterday.  The 50 ft long x  4 ft wide fescue/bluegrass rolls of sod went down without a hitch.   ...

Diamond Cuts and Wax Stains

Where did the seals go?
Took the kids to the Toronto Zoo last week to see the elephants.  It’s not exactly clear just how much longer the zoo is going to have elephants, given a recent kerfuffle about the living conditions...

Shot Not Taken

MTG Brewer: Standard Dredge aka Self Mill
Standard Dredge aka Self Mill is easily favorite Standard deck. It is really susceptible to hate cards but it is very explosive and a ton of fun to play. As a little bonus, this is that time of year where...

Kingsport Mets

K-Mets Wrap Up 2012 Season
Kingsport finishes its 2012 Appalachian League season with 23-43 record, good for fourth place in the West

Chuck's Used Cards

What Should I Collect ? CARD FOCUS
The question for many collectors (both new and experienced) is often heard - "what should I collect ?"In this day of poor economy, low value  / high cost products, it is a dilemma for many collectors...

Card Boarded

Goaltending Gallimaufry: Card Show Pickups
Gallimaufry [gal-uh-maw-free] - A hodgepodge; jumble; confused medley.This past weekend I made it out to one of the monthly Gibraltar Trade Center shows and managed to...

The Offside

League Football, Soccer News and Views from Around the World

Italy’s European Progress In Miniature
Despite their foray into the deepest paths of the European Championships, Italy’s continental fates have not been very kind of late. Losing a Champions League spot to Germany has been a harsh blow....

Dean's Cards

Dean's Cards was founded in 2001 and has become the leading online seller of sports cards and magazines. buys over 500 collections a year, and has well over one million cards online.

Cardboard Connection Radio Interview
On August 15, 2012 Dean chatted with the Cardboard Connections Doug Cataldo, Rob Bertrand and David Wright about his newest book, The Bubble Gum Card War: The Great Bowman and Topps Sets from 1948 to 1955....

More Hardball

Kimbrel vs. Chapman
Who is the top reliever in the game?  If your answer was either Craig Kimbrel or Aroldis Chapman, it would be difficult to call you incorrect.  Kimbrel is helping the Braves to the playoffs as...

In The Ballpark

eBay Mailbag: 2002 Leaf
I recently picked up a lot of 2002 Leaf cards on eBay for about 3 bucks.  I actually had no 2002 Leaf cards in my collection.  All were brand name players.  At least they were at some point...

Diecast Toy Car

This car model is a perfect gift for car lovers. It is a good size and nice color. The doors open up like the real Lamborghini and so does the trunk. These parts seem kinda fragile but if you're careful...

Jaybarkerfan's Junk

Trade Bait Draft Version 3.0-2 Spots Remain.
2 Spots are left and 1 spot is still unpaid. Here are more previews of what awaits the participants: Hanson Manupatch, Burroughs Jersey, Stinnett Bat, Lance Berkman Jersey Football GU, Basketball...

Cincinnati Reds Baseball Card Collector

Who Else Stayed Up Late Watching Shop at Home and Don West?
Just curious. I'm just glad I never bought anything from Shop at Home.

Third String Goalie

1933-34 Montreal Canadiens Aurèle Joliat Jersey
Born on this date in 1901, Aurèle Joliat began playing organized hockey in 1916 in his native Ottawa, Ontario with the Ottawa New Edinburghs. The following season of 1917-18 saw him suit up for...

All about cards.

2012 Press Pass Showcase NASCAR Trading Cards Break Recap And Review
After ripping into Press Pass Redline I said it could give this year’s Showcase a run for its money.  Well it did, but if these two releases were in a real race it would make Jimmie Johnson’s...


LINDEN CARD OF THE WEEK - A Very Special Addition
Storytime!  And this one might just be one of my favorites this year.For the past year or so, I've been noticing more 'show' cards or 'expo' cards of Linden's being released than I have in a long...

Jacksonville Suns

Biscuits Edge Suns 7-4 and Force Tie at Top
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Montgomery Biscuits avoided the sweep by defeating the Jacksonville Suns 7-4 on Tuesday night at Riverwalk Stadium. The Suns and Biscuits are tied atop the South Division with each...

The Great 1965 Topps Project

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#581 NL Rookie Stars: Tony Perez, Kevin Collins, and Dave Ricketts
As you can see from the status of my set counter on the left side of the blog, I have completed this set, in a bit under five years! That means I've got some catching up to do. As has been the case on...

Sorting by Teams

Things I Read on the Back of Cards – 1992 Donruss Triple Play – Ben McDonald
“Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer won the Cy Young Award three times.  Did you know that he never gave up a grand slam home run in his career?” That certainly is impressive, especially...

Scott Crawford on Cards!

Been meaning to ask for a while...
Am I the only one on Earth who calls this guy... THE 'FONG?

Bluefield Orioles

Jays fall in season-ending 5-2 loss
The Bluefield Blue Jays ended their 2012 Appalachian League season with a 5-2 loss to the Greeneville Astros at Pioneer Park on Tuesday. The Jays missed a chance at a road sweep and a season-ending four-game...

Thorzul Will Rule

A couple of weeks ago I started a new card blog called "I POST PICTURES OF BASEBALL CARDS, YOU LOOK AT THEM AND THEN GET THE FUCK OUT."I'm mainly going to be using it as a repository for quick posts about...


What We Learned - - The Aftermath of the Community Group Box Break
Now that the group break is done, I have a few observations that I thought I would share for anyone else attempting such a feat.  I had fun doing the break and I hope everyone had fun watching my...


Jeff Kent - 2012 Survivor Phillippines just for the Money???
According to the Baseball-Ref salary estimate Jeff Kent made $86 Miillion playing baseball from 1992-2008.  He was named to 5 all-star teams and won the 2000 NL MVP.  In 2002 he was part of the...

Cardboard Conundrum

New Sidney Crosby Autograph - 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention
After selling the David Robinson 1/1 Printing Plate that I pulled from a box of 2012 Goodwin Champions and the Michael Leighton Orange Parallel auto /10 that I pulled from A box of 2012 In the Game Broad...

MLB Urban Youth Academy

Mission: "Through the Splendor of the National Pastime, Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy aims to set the standard for instruction, teaching and education in Urban America and to enhance the quality of life in surrounding communities. It serves as a brick-and-mortar testament to MLB's commitment to urban youth". (Copyright 2009.)

How to fight child abuse by R.A. Dickey, New York Mets pitcher and author of Wherever I Wind Up
How to Fight Child Abuse Originally published in USA Today August 28, 2012 By R.A. Dickey and Grier Weeks If there is one image from the Penn State scandal that should haunt our American memory, it’s...

My Cardboard Mistress

Regular Posting to Resume on Sunday
I've been absent for a week and a half with the exception of my Eric Young post that failed to advance me in Nachos Grande's bracket contest.  I suppose I just don't have enough Facebook friends to...

Rickey Henderson Collectibles

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Rickey Will Sign Bras and Shell Casings, But Not Bases
Here's a great video from the recent TriStar National Sports Collectors Convention.  ESPN reporter Michele Steele asks Rickey about his dealing with the memorabilia industry over the years, which leads...

Midland RockHounds

Straily Garners All-Star Attention
Dan Straily was named to the 2012 Texas League Post Season All-Star Team on Tuesday afternoon. Straily made 14 starts for the RockHounds this season before being called up to Triple-A and then the big...

Mack's Mets

Specializing in Mets Minor Leaguers, the draft, and dead people.

Happy Trails To You - Mack Ade
After nine years, Mack's Mets will no longer report... I'd like to thank all of you that visited the site over the years as well as thank the many writers that added their thoughts. I will not shut the...

Voice of the Collector

Rick Harrison and the Case of the Bogus Joe
Last night on Pawn Stars, Rick Harrison, the shop's owner, went against his own rules and in the process got taken for $13,000. That is a lot of money no matter what way you slice it and quite frankly...

The Lost Collector

Tino Tuesday #53: 1999 Fleer Warning Track #268W
In the late ‘90s, I bought a lot of Fleer. They were middle of the line – somewhere between Score and Upper Deck. I usually ranked them right alongside the Topps flagship in terms or...

Coot Veal and the Vealtones

Busting Some Birthday Packs
So, my birthday was over a month ago, and according to my sloth-like schedule, that means it's about time to post my loot. I took a bit of my birthday cash and went to the LCS in my hometown while...

Anderson Named IL All-Star, and More ...
Leslie Anderson was named to the 2012 International League All-Star team today. He’s the only Durham Bull to make the squad. He also eased into first place in the batting stats holding at .313. Rich...

Things Done To Cards

A Homemade Shadow Box Card
I was flipping through the card boxes at Uncommon Sportscards and some of the cards are in those unbelievably huge screw down cases that would often hold 1990's junk wax.  As I flipped it...

B3: Big, Bald And Beautiful

Jonathan Mayo clues you in on the wonderful world of Minor League Baseball and the Draft Follow me on Twitter!

Top prospect transaction report
Here’s the latest. Sept. 1 is looming, so the movement to the big leagues should be very interesting on Prospect Watch. Alex Meyer (WSH, No. 2): Placed on the disabled list on August 27. Casey Kelly...

The #5 Baseball Card Type Collection

"Type" collectors seek out 1 card from every existing set, past, present, and future. My personal collection ups the challenge by focusing exclusively on cards numbered 5 and this blog profiles each one.

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How Far Do You Have To Go
Back from a European vacation and "The Continent" is exactly like you've heard.Saturated with American stuff.Here's a short list of non-soccer teams I saw on hats, jerseys, coats, t-shirts, and various...

Goose's Gabs

For Boston Sports and Sports Writing

Weekly McAlester News-Capital Roundup
Whatever lull July and early August brought to my workload, it’s officially over. Softball season, volleyball season, fall baseball season, and of course football season — they’ve all...


Time's Running Out
Scores must be posted this weekend. Per the rules: Final scores shall be submitted no later than 11:59pm, Eastern, Saturday, September 1, 2012.That's all.Oh, what the heck am I supposed to do with a tie?...

Drew's Cards

I Read the News Today Oh Boy...
Funny, I saw Chad Pennington at Jets camp too...Oh wow, the NY Daily News article from the day I went to Jets camp!Oh hey, it's Tim Tebow signing autographs for kids on his birthday!Who may that be...?Yes,...

bdj610's Topps Baseball Card

2013 Topps Series 1 Sell Sheets are Live!!!
Last week, we were able to get brief glimpses of what the eponymous Topps Baseball Cards will look like for 2013. Now, the sell sheets for the now highly anticipated 2013 Topps Baseball Series 1 product...

Baseball Happenings

Giving you an inside look at baseball's past, present and future, Baseball Happenings features interviews and articles with and about the greats of the game as well news about the stars of today.

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Dwight Gooden's first career home run
Dwight 'Doc' Gooden's amazing talent as a pitcher with the New York Mets have been well heralded throughout the years; however, Gooden took tremendous pride in his prowess at the plate. He belted eight...

Shoebox Legends

Home of the 1953 Topps Project

Coming Back Around...Slowly...
So taking a week away from all things card-related (all things computer related too for that matter) was really nice.  In fact, it was so nice that when I got back from Ireland I decided to take another...

Dinged Corners

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Baseball Cards We'd Like to See: Gnats Amuck
  Is it ever advisable to spray deadly poison at your pitcher's head? The website finds the following event significant enough that it is the item listed under...

Dinged Corners

Baseball Cards We'd Like to See: Gnats Amuck
  Is it ever advisable to spray deadly poison at your pitcher's head? The website finds the following event significant enough that it is the item listed under...

Confessions of a Sports Junkie

A Long Time Coming
It has been over a year since I attended my last Major League games. This past Saturday I took care of that in style. I attended the rare doubleheader in Chicago. The Cubs played the noon game, and the...


Wal_mart Goodness
Looks like they found a stack of blasters of Topps 2010 Chrome laying around, couldn’t pass up a box at 14 bucks apiece. Awesome hit, better than what I’ve been yanking out of hobby lately....

Newberg Report

Dallas attorney Jamey Newberg has been covering the Texas Rangers, from the big club down through the entire farm system, since 1998. His website can be found at

We’ll be at Shooters Dallas for lunch today, hours after the kids returned to school and hours before the Rays return to Arlington for the first time since April, the second time since October. We’ll...

Goose Joak

Baseball cards that never were, homemade collectibles, and classy designs.

The Obsession Has Begun
Lance ZawadzkiTribute to 9 Innings Pro Baseballby Goose JoakThe game is highly addictive. 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.