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Smed's Baseball Card Blog

I’ve been on the ‘blogging DL’ due to work and other projects. I’m on a rehab assignment now, and hopefully will be activated soon. Hah.

Carl Crawford Cards

Denny McClain, Denny McClain...
there will never be another like Denny McClain---Ernie Harwell Over the summer Denny McClain made a stop at a Chas Riverdogs game to sign and sell copies of his new book, I Told You I Wasn't Perfect. I'll...

Milo Riano: Ambitions, Determination, Perseverance, Focus...

Young man's journey to become a CEO and succeed

Nikon Blog on: soatongkhad: Nikon ProStaff Rimfire 3-9 x 40 Black Matte Riflescope (BDC 150)
soatongkhad Nikon ProStaff Rimfire 3-9 x 40 Black Matte Riflescope (BDC 150) - 5 minutes ago from Rifle Scopes - Comment - Like

RGB Cards

Want Lists updated
I have finished opening my Series 1 and Series 2 boxes, and I'm pleased to say that I have completed both sets. That's not to say that I don't need cards - I am completing the Gold Futures and 1987 mini...

1970 Topps Baseball

Rick Wise (#605)
Using all my blogs, I've been posting 1 card for everyone who played for the Phillies from 1966-1969. Of the 77 players in that time span, five didn't have a card, and two (Ed Roebuck and Howie Bedell)...

According to Dr. Price

History of Hockey – Autographed Cards
The History of Hockey will be a product to remember. There are four cards per pack. One Autographed Card authenticated by PSA/DNA One Authentic Rookie Card One History of Hockey Art/Memo Card One ITG Buy-Back...


Anyone Care For Some Superb Fantasy Baseball Competition?
Hi fellas (and two ladies),While I plan to get back to baseball card blogging soon (my last few months doing so have been on hold due to a much-delayed-but-now-finally-almost-completed-office-renovation)...

The Card Investor

TCI Box Break - 2012 Leaf Pop Century
Leaf's Pop Century product has been around for a few years now, but I only got into the product last year as they expanded their autograph checklist to include some very relevant celebrities like Lindsay...

On Frozen Blog

A Haven for the Hockey Malnourished

Down and (Locked) Out
Derailing the NHL's modest momentum with a lockout will reduce the money pot the owners and players share. So how is holding fans hostage helping their bottom line? It's not—yes, the league needs...

Cards From The Crease

2012-13 O-Pee-Chee Chris Kreider Marquee Rookie #585
I had intentions on picking up a hobby box of 12-13 O-Pee-Chee after seeing those beautiful manufactured patches Captain Canuck pulled from his break.  But no, at the checkout stand I found myself...

A Rookie (baseball) Card Collector

Game Pictures 8/16
The August 16th game was the best game I have ever been to.  Two home runs by Chipper and one by Heyward.  Kris Medlen pitched an awesome game.  Oh yea, and I got my bobblehead.  Got...

Bad Wax

Musings of a Card Collector

Where is Scott Kazmir
I was reading a blog post on Yahoo that was talking about the return of Roger Clemens to pitch a minor league game for the Sugar Land Skeeters.  While reading the post I came across that Scott Kazmir...

Stale Gum

Baseball cards, and other stuff. (est. 1998)

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First Impressions: 2013 Topps Series One Baseball
In what has become an annual late-summer rite of passage, this past weekend Topps unveiled the design and structure of next year’s Flagship baseball set.  Not unlike back-in-the-day when the...

Baseball Crank

The Baseball Crank: Baseball, War, Politics, Law, and More!

POLITICS: The Registration Gap
The Boston Globe notices that the Democrats have a problem: [A] Globe analysis of voter registration data in swing states reveals scant evidence that the massive undertaking [of Democratic voter registration...


If you factor out the time spent eating, sleeping and showering, and eliminate the winter months, 2011 isn?t really that far off, right?

“Don’t it feel like you’re a rider on a downbound train”
By Anthony Castrovince/ On Twitter: @Castrovince The Indians’ 2012 season has gone completely off the rails. They’ve basically stopped winning baseball games. They were a game over .500...

Pete Rose Memorabilia

New Stuff 08/20
More additions to the ever growing site.New Stuff 08/20

Mets Guy in Michigan

Nationals lure Gnome of Defeat away from vacation
The Nationals? Really?My buddy Will thinks the Mets season started spiraling out of control when we saw them lose the awful Cubs at Wrigley just before the All-Star Game. The team hasn’t been the...

The Diabetic Card Geek

2012 East Coast National Recap
i had taken off from work today as i was going to see Chicago play at Jones Beach tonight.(The show was awesome, as was expected!)So i had some free time early in the day and decided to check out the show. ...

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Bowman Platinum Blast Off
Picked up a blaster today, much to the dismay of Wifey.  Whoops.  Well here is what I got, pack by pack. Pack 1: Miguel Cabrera #6-Tigers Drew Pomeranz #69-Rockies Stephen Strasburg #80-Nationals Taijuan...

Stats on the Back

Trade Me 2012 #6: Upper Deck Other Sets
Check out these other lists of available cards:Topps FlagshipOther Topps SetsTopps InsertsBowmanUpper Deckemail me with a list of what you want: mark_mosley at yahoo.com1993 Fun Pack1441994 All-Time Heroes691994...

Dirty Diapers
"A manager is not something you can go and change like you change your underwear. It can happen at some point but the possibility of it having especially in the middle of the season is a small percent,...

Cardboard Catastrophes

August Card Show - Vintage Stars!
I started off the show with a specific mission in mind. Namely, to make some progress on my 1971 set. With that accomplished, I slid into hunter-gatherer mode and hit a couple of the vintage dealers looking...

Smells Like Mascot

King of Clubs. For Sale.
Hello. How would you like a little piece of original art?I have 21 hand-drawn King of Clubs cards ready to sell. These are not prints. I sat down with a brush and ink, and I drew...

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Pelicans Fall Despite DeVore&#39;s Efforts
MYRTLE BEACH, SC - The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class-A Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, dropped game two of their four game series with the Carolina Mudcats, 4-3, at Field at Pelicans Ballpark.

1967 Topps Baseball

Cubs Team (#354)
Here's a card featuring the entire Cubs' team. Oddly, in a few years, Topps would issue the Cubs Team with a series of floating heads instead of a group picture. (All other teams would get the traditional...

Cambios Y Curvas

Cambios y Curvas analiza todo lo relacionado con los Yankees de Nueva York desde el punto de vista de una aficionada.

Yankees han tenido aporte clave de fuentes inesperadas
El que los Yankees una vez más estén en el primer lugar en el Este de la Liga Americana de cara a la recta final no es nada sorprendente. Es fácil dar por hecho que los Mulos van a...

Ballcard Mania

Topps Heritage cards brought back my long lost love of sports card collecting, so I'd like to share some of my newfound ballcard experiences with as many collectors as possible, especially those who have not purchased a pack of cards in many years!

2013 Topps Sneak Peek
Beckett gave us a sneak peek of the 2013 Topps Series 1 set today.  The cards look pretty good, although nothing that is a huge shock.  From the examples, the base cards look like Topps base...

Inside The Chiefs

The latest on the Washington Nationals' AAA affiliate in Syracuse from the Chiefs' front office.

8-17-12: You Might Hear
The Chiefs take on Toledo at 7:00 tonight at Alliance Bank Stadium.   If you tune in tonight to our broadcasts on Time Warner Cable Sports (Me and Steve Grilli) or on The Score 1260 (Kevin Brown),...

DCS Sports Cards

At DCS Sports Cards we sell a wide selection of baseball cards, basketball cards, hockey cards, football cards and more! We have sports collectibles, sports card supplies, bobble heads, and memorabilia and also carry Yu-Gi-Oh, and pokemon cards.

Topps announces that the card redeemable for the 2012 Topps Finest Baseball Autograph Rookie Redemption # 3 is superstar rookie Mike Trout. Anyone watching baseball this year knows that Trout’s...

Blog Maverick

the mark cuban weblog

Which USA do you work in ?
When it comes to getting a job, the USA has bifurcated into two employment worlds, the digital world and the brick and mortar world. The brick and mortar world is everything you physically touch. Its manufacturing....

From The Booth With Steve Stewart

Royals broadcaster Steve Stewart blogs about baseball in Kansas City and on the road.

It Could Have Been Mine!
I’m not much of a golfer.  But this years Royals Charities Golf Tournament was the most memorable round I’ve ever played.  I almost got a luxury car out of the deal!  Maybe playing...

Pursuit of Jacoby

Jacoby Ellsbury Collection
2012     2011                                             ...

Emerald City Diamond Gems

A fan/collector blog written by Mariner1, dedicated to cards from the Emerald City.

Perfect History
When was the last time there was two perfect games in the same stadium in the season?? When was the last time a time a team was perfected only to throw their own perfect game in the same season?? If you...

New York Mets Fan Blog

Always Amazin': Matthew Artus on the NY Mets

Mets acquire catcher Kelly Shoppach from the Red Sox
The catching starved Mets acquired thirty two year old Kelly Shoppach today for a player to be named later. On the surface this may not seem like big news but Shoppach is a perfect fit for this team, if used properly.

Crinkly Wrappers

the long and winding road.
I'm not even sure where to begin with this post.I suppose it doesn't have a beginning at all, giving that it was inevitable. I have a bad habit of cycling through hobbies. I get into something for a couple...

The Diamond King

A blog that highlights the sketches originally brought to life by Donruss.

Technical Difficulties
If any of you are waiting for e-mails from me, I am having major computer troubles and will get with you soon.  In the meantime, here is a couple of gratuitous pictures for your pleasure:  Magic...

Clear Cut Cards

Panini Triple Play Box Break Results and Review
I got my box of 2012 Panini Triple Play in the mail today.  Target did have some packs at $1 each, and I ended up picking up two before the box came in the mail.Here is the sealed box and one of the...

Tacoma Rainiers

Tacoma Rainiers Think Pink
For the second consecutive year, the Tacoma Rainiers have teamed up with the Carol Milgard Breast Center (CMBC) to host Pink at the Park - an event held at Cheney Stadium aimed at helping increase annual...

1978, The Year it all began.

Love for the Trophy, the quest for the Topps All Rookie Team
I can't be certain, but it's very likely that this card started my love for the Topps All-Rookie Team (ART) trophy cards.  Not exactly a household name now, but back in 1978, this guy had potential....

1960s Baseball

1960s Hall of Fame
Well, we're a little past the halfway mark of the voting period, and the leaders currently are:Frank RobinsonMickey MantleErnie BanksRichie AllenThose just under the cutoff are:Orlando CepedaWhitey FordRon...

Baseball Card Blog - Germany

Quick Mailday - Tier One & Allen Ginter
Real quick here!Bought 2 relic cards from eBay!2012 Topps Tier OneYovani Gallardo - Jersey Card - #399(for less then 4$)2011 Allen&GinterMark Teixeira - Jersey ( for 2$)I'm happy with it :) Thanks...

Tastelikedirt Oakland A's Baseball

Conduct Disorder Interventions
Conditions which affect the conduct disorder interventions, esophagus, bowel, colon, liver or pancreas are considered digestive system are not good role models. I believe that early childhood education...

Lake Elsinore Storm

A tale of two Storms&#39;
In both games the score has been a difference of 12 runs in a split decision. The Storm opened the series taking a 13-1 victory over Rancho but the Quakes responded back with a 14-2 win to set a rubber match on Sunday

Lowell Spinners

Oktoberfest / Family Fun Day, September 15!

The Wax Morgue

Leaf Saves A Collector on Life Support
Every collector at one point or another has hit the wall I hit a few months back. That moment when you realize that you really don’t care about the next big Topps release or what new exclusive Panini...

I'm Ballsy

2012 Leaf Best of Baseball box break
Man, I have so many overdue posts I need to write.  Here's a quick one, to hopefully get me back into it.  I opened a box of 2012 Leaf Best of Baseball that I purchased from Atlanta Sports Cards...

The Fleer Sticker Project

Welcome to The Fleer Sticker Project. Since there is so little published information regarding the various team logo sticker sets produced by Fleer over the last 40+ years, I thought I'd post the information I've come across through my years of collecting.

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1980 Topps Gary Carter Uncropped
The Topps Vault just auctioned off the negative that was used to create Gary Carter's 1980 Topps card, and we get to see a great deal more of the play in the uncropped shot:We can see that Topps cropped...

Peoria Chiefs

DeVoss, Chen Lead Chiefs to Thursday Win
The Peoria Chiefs battled through a 37 minute rain delay and stranded the tying run at third base in the bottom of the ninth in a 5-4 win over the Burlington Bees on Thursday night. The win evens the series...

One Out Away

Nacho Contest - Round 1
So this is my card for Round 1 of Nacho's contest.  At first glance, I thought "Wow, what a great card.  Such an odd photo."  And then I kind of got stuck. What is going on here?  Lou... 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.