1973 Topps #1 All Time Home Run Leaders: Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays I’ve always loved cards that depict more than one player. Classic Combo cards, team cards, league leader cards, you name it, I love it. I find leader cards to be especially nice because if a player is on a leader card, […]
(Ed. Note: Unfortunately I was unable to track down an image of an example of this, so I fudged one so you can see how awesome it would be.) I don’t spend a huge amount of time watching TV these days (thanks to a 9 month old bundle of craziness), but when I do, I […]
Ever since I’ve gotten back into collecting, I’ve always wanted to own a few cards from the big, old sets. I’ve gotten a handful of cards from some of the big sets of the ’30′s and ’40′s, but I’ve been stymied so far in my quest to own a T205 and a T206. I like […]
1975 Topps Keith Hernandez Rookie I’ve wanted this card for as long as I can remember. I mean going back to when I as 10 years old. I’ve wanted this card more than twice as long as I haven’t wanted it, if that makes any sense. For as long as I’ve liked baseball, Keith Hernandez […]
I could put a massive dent in my Mets collection. Is it just me, or does that seem like it would take 99.9999999999% of the fun out of collecting baseball cards?
As with most card collectors, and baseball fans in general, there are certain players from the past that are so ingrained in the lore of the game that they’ve become gods. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Cy Young, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Christie Mathewson, Walter Johnson, Jackie Robinson. To own a vintage card of any one […]
While looking into the checklist of known Moe Berg cards, I came across the 2005 Helmar set. Honestly, the only reason I ended up really looking into it was because when I did a search for Moe Berg on the Beckett site, his card from this set had an asterix next to it (Which I […]
I recently finished up the very excellent book The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg by Nicholas Dawidoff. For those unaware, Moe Berg was a mostly second or third string catcher that played in the Majors from 1923-1939. He played for quite a few teams, including the Brooklyn Robins, the Chicago […]