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Autographed Cards

The name says it all, many cards dedicated to minor league autographs.

2006 Upper Deck, Matt Belisle
#576 Matt BelisleHere is a card that I got signed at Kauffman Stadium in 2010. I went to The K that day for the 1985 World Series softball game and I got there before the gates opened in the hopes that...

The Pursuit of 80's(ness)

Trade with Martyn from Abitrary Crap
There is a small band of UK baseball card collectors out in the blogosphere. Limited by the availability of baseball product and it being readily accessible. It is easier now, through e-bay and COMC, than...

Eugene Emeralds

Cooper's Homer Sinks Ems 2-0
Eugene couldn't score even after getting 10 runners through the first five innings. Yakima's bullpen retired the final 13 hitters of the game. Shaun Cooper's two-run homer in the 4th was all they would...

High Desert Mavericks

Pirate Night At Mavericks Stadium
Ahoy, me hearties! The Mavericks take on the Blaze in a battle of the 1st Half Division Champs. Your favorite players will be donning special edition pirate jerseys, which are available via silent auction...

Cardboard Heaven

My first 2012 Football
 I had to take a chance at an Andrew Luck / RGIII RC didn't I? Unfortunately, I missed on that, but above is a RC of Eric LeGrand. He was the Rutgers player who got paralyzed from the neck down while ...

Batavia Muckdogs

Five Muckdogs Named NYPL All-Stars
The 2012 New York-Penn League All-Star roster will include five players from Batavia. They will send infielders Breyvic Valera and Patrick Wisdom, catcher Jesus Montero and pitchers Tyler Melling and Lee...

Behind These Hazel Eyes

Diamond Giveaway Orders 2-4: By the Numbers
Wow, where does the time go?  Life distracted me I guess.  It wasn’t for bad things for once at least though, so no worries.  Just beautiful distraction… Anyway, my last three...

Sacramento River Cats

Professional Soccer Returns to Raley Field, Presented by Miller Lite and Latin Entertainment
On Saturday, Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. PT, Mexico's First Division League soccer visits Raley Field, when Club Atletico Monarcas Morelia take on San Luis FC. Tickets will go on sale Thursday, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m....


Hey! Two Days In A Row...
Nope. Not here. Over at TBCB.Back to hibernating...

BA Benny's Pack Rip Cafe

2008 Upper Deck First Edition Update
   Hello all. We continue through the repack box with an offering from Upper Deck from 08. First Edition was their answer to Topps Opening Day in the lower priced simple set and took it...

Bristol White Sox

Only 17 Seats Left For Atlanta!
Only 17 seats are left for Bristol Baseball, Incorporated's and the Bristol Sox's trip to Atlanta and Turner Field for the Braves' final 2012 home stand, September 29-30. Click here for more information!

First and Goal

HOF Spotlight: Ollie Matson
Name: Ollie Matson Position: Halfback Pro Career: 1952, 1954 – 1966 Team Affiliation(s): Chicago Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles College: San Francisco Induction Class:...

A 'Braves' New World

Grant McAuley blogs about the Braves, baseball and everything in between.

Catching up with Giancarlo Stanton
This post will be brief, but perhaps the first step in getting back to some Major League blogging once my minor league season comes to a close on September 2. I had the opportunity to talk with Miami Marlins...

Visalia Rawhide

Big Crowd, Big Winner On "Win A Car Night"
When it was all said and done, a lucky fan by the name of Dave Bellis was going home with a free car!

The Mockingbird

The Way It Is
Here is a poem I wrote about the heartbreak and suffering of following the Jays through mediocrity and indifferent upper management throughout the decades, as they have their moments and are briefly hyped,...

This Card Is Cool - My Life in Baseball Cards

When the Ship Hits the Fan
Fuji's final question comes in the form of, well, a question.Which method do you find best for shipping cards?Fuji's final question is difficult to answer right now. Why? Because I'm in Japan. I have shipped...


Abner to Zimmer

Blog update
I haven't forgotten that I have a blog, here or over at  We have been remodeling our bathroom and then our remodeling took a three week hiatus when the contractors' brother passed away....

DraftExpress Articles

DraftExpress delivers all the latest news and scouting reports on all the NBA draft prospects, NCAA tourney updates, and international league play

2012 adidas Nations Rosters Announced
We'll once again be in attendance for adidas Nations, where the country's top-ranked high school players will face off with top young players from all over the world.

Democratic Roadkill

I am Democratic Roadkill along the Republican highway of central Ohio. And these are some of my thoughts. Oh hell this really just a good place to put up my current want lists. Any thing else is just a bonus. Since I haven't put it anywhere else I am a fan of the Toronto Blue Jays. So if you have Blue Jay cards to give up, leave me a comment!

2012 Ginter mini want lists--black borders up....
2012 lists plus my other ginter mini needs from the last few years.....2012 Reg back mini: 12 140 199 260 2012 Ad backs: 19 72 105 155 164 168 200 203 235 245 305 306 312 323 346 2012 black borders: 7...

Sports Card Radio Blog

2012 National Sports Collectors Convention Day 1 Notes
The 2012 National Sports Collector Convention kicked off today in Baltimore Maryland today ... which was essentially a sneak preview day where eager collectors could get in on the show floor. A lot of...

Pursuit of Red Sox

2012 Topps Series 2 packs
Here are half of the 12 packs of series 2 that were recently sent by the Alley family in North Carolina. I can't believe it has been just under 3 years since they contacted me regarding some Match Attax...

Big Red Card Machine

Use Internet Marketing to Boost Your Profit
In your attempt to get more profit from your business, you have to pay attention to your marketing campaign because the quality and effectiveness of marketing campaign have significant influences to your...

Thoughts and Sox

Cards from Dime Boxes
No this isn't a post about what I dug out of a Dime Box this is a post about the cards I got in the mail from Baseball Dime Box.  Nick has the very best new blog out there.  Give him a read because...

A Pack A Day

2009 Upper Deck X
This is one of those products I keep going back to if I find a Target cheapie. I'm working on the die-cut set, so hopefully I'll get one I need.Let's tear in.Top to Bottom:65 Alex Rodriguez34 Garlos Guillen44...

The Common (Card) Man

Epix Success~!
I've written about the 1998 Pinnacle Epix cards a couple times before.  They rank very highly in my favorite sets of all time list.  For YEARS I've been trying to finish off my Griffey set. ...

The Player To Be Named Later

Economic benefits of video production
With the production of high-quality video can be advantageous for a company. You need a video production company and agency experts to hire. There are several reasons that the company will need some sort...

Supersonicsoul - The Sonics Blog!


Bully Pulpit
Since the elected leaders of Boston and Chicago are so eager to condemn Chick-fil-A for the company's anti-gay-marriage stance, might I suggest an additional person for whom they could direct their vengeance? Perhaps...

TTM Addict

Diamondbacks and Angels fan who can't get enough TTM autographs.

Juan Pierre - Topps 2008 Allen & Ginter
2 - Juan PierreThe first return of the year. Mr. Pierre not only signed the 2008 Ginter I sent him, but he also signed the 2010 Ginter I included for my youngest son. 162 - Juan PierreHe also sent this...

no one's going to read this blog

Trip to the Museum
Earlier this month I took a much needed vacation to one of my favorite places. I've only visited New York City once in my life and it was nice to get back there. I mention in an earlier post about going...

Capitol Punishment

Struggling through another season with the Nationals.

Boots on their Throats
I was looking up a little more info about how the Wild Card works this year.  Everyone's focused on how much a disadvantage the Wild Card teams are this year... but there's a flip side to that.  Because...

Clyde's Stale Cards

Exploring the depths of his sundry player you don't have to!

Brito Completo! 1987 Cleveland Indians Photocard
   With this eBay win, I declare victory in my pursuit of the Complete Bernardo Brito Collection:    There in the second row, is the 37th and final known card of Bernardo Brito I needed to bring...

Baseball Cardman

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I bought more !967 Topps
I bought 25 card lot of 1967 Topps baseball cards.  This lot includes 96, 104, 114, 115, 119, 127, 129, 130, 132, 133, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 141, 142, 144, 145, 146 Steve Carlton (HOF), 147, 148,...

Baseball Nerd

Official MLBlog of MSNBC's Keith Olbermann

FBI: “The” Honus Wagner Was Trimmed
In 1991, I got a call from my friend Matt Federgreen, the proprietor of the Beverly Hills Baseball Card Shop and my co-host for a little segment I did on each of my half-hour-long Sunday night sportscasts...


Photopost: Rainiers vs. Sky Sox - Cheney Field Trip!
Last weekend I was up in Seattle for the Microsoft Puzzle Safari, but I also had a side goal of trying to go stalk Brian Sweeney.  I'd noticed a few months ago that he and Luis Jimenez were on the...

Greenville Drive

McCarthy Hurls Drive to 5-0 Win Over Tourists
Mike McCarthy's second professional start was a complete turnaround from his first effort less than 10 days ago. Despite a taunting task of going up against the South Atlantic League's third best offensive...

San Antonio Missions

Missions Come From Behind to Beat Hounds
The San Antonio Missions defeated the Midland RockHounds 6-5 Monday afternoon at Wolff Stadium to avoid a Midland sweep. WIN

Cardboard Zoo

2003 Topps Blue Chips Autographs
Set Size: 24 autographed cardsDesign Notes: This set features all on-card autographs in a large box at the bottom of the card. While the box removes space for the photo, the design seems to work good enough....

Saraperos de Saltillo

Laguna deja en el terreno 9-8 a Saltillo en 10
Torreón, Coah.- ( Valdés).- Domingo 22 deJulio de 2012.- Santiago González produce par de carreras en la décima para que Vaqueros Laguna deje en...

The 1 Constant

The one constant through all the years...has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again, but baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, it's a part of our past...It reminds us of all that once was good and it could be again...

Game 95: LAD vs NYM
The Mets (47-47) will be looking to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Dodgers (51-44) but to also avoid falling under .500 for the first time in 2012. The Mets are in dire need of a strong starting pitching...

Dropped Third Strike

Almost got 'em
One of my favorite episodes of Batman the animated series was an episode called "Almost Got 'Em" (or something to that effect).  The episode consists of most of Batman's villains sitting around the...

Cards from the Quarry

A place where Colorado Rockies baseball card collectors (all 3 of us) can waste some time reading about our favorite sport. The Rockies and their cards will be the primary focus, but I like to go off on tangents as well so anything and everything baseball related may be covered here.

Rating the Rookie Cups - 1986
This week I am going to show off the last (to date) Rookie All Star Team that did not feature any Rookie Cups on the card.  The set in the spotlight this week is 1986 Topps.  Some of you may...

Jesse Sanchez At The Park

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Team USA in The DR and looking ahead to July 2, 2013
The start of this year’s international signing period is only a few weeks old but it’s never too early to look ahead to July 2, 2013. Folks in the baseball industry will have a chance take...

Sewingmachineguy on Cards

Other Things
Hey all. I hope you're having an awesome Summer. The sewingmachinegal and I are soaking up the heat and really having fun.You might remember a while back I began the process of selling off my collection....

Texas Rangers Cards

Collecting the Texas Rangers.

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1976 Topps - Leo Cardenas.
Finally got set up with a scanner. Most of my cards are still in storage since I am the only one of my family in Texas. Mrs. Spiff and the kiddos are still waiting for the house to (hopefully) sell before...

Panini Basketball Blog

2011-12 Panini Gold Standard Basketball
Gold might not be as hot of a commodity as is was last year when this set made it's debut on the sports card scene, but collectors (and speculators alike) are still gobbling up the precious metal in these...

The Cardboard Dugout

And Melky came out of my nose
My Wife, my wife is a saint. Not only is she sweet, funny, and caring but above all she does not bust my chops about my collecting. She could, it consumes my time, our money and lots of space. I've been...

The Budget Sports Card Collector

Upper Deck History of the United States Set BARGAIN
I was perusing my local Target looking at the cards section when I spied something I had never seen, the 2004 Upper Deck History of the United States card set on sale for a relatively low $9.99, so I bought...

Mostly Mets

Blogging mostly about the New York Mets since 2004.

How Much Money To Keep Lin?
There’s a big stink being made by Knicks fans about the team letting Jeremy Lin go to the Houston Rockets as a restricted free agent. Anger is being aimed toward the team, owner James Dolan and even...

The Rollie Fingers Collector

2012 Gypsy Queen Rollie Rainbow
I've been meaning to post the newest rainbow for a while.  To be honest I was waiting for the last card I needed, which was the plain old base card.Of course there are the full size parallels and...

The Yount Collector

Something old and something new.
It's been awhile since I last posted. Been really busy with work and life in general, but not too busy to pick up a few Younts when the opportunity arises.  First I'll start off with an older oddball... 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.