Of March Madness and Multi-Sport Athletes
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by John Racanelli
2w ago
The 1979 NCAA Basketball Tournament featured an epic championship game between Magic Johnson’s Michigan State Spartans and Larry Bird’s Indiana State Sycamores. Indiana State lost, but Larry Bird was not finished with his sporting endeavors that spring. Basically on a dare by Indiana State’s baseball coach Bob Warn, Bird suited up for a doubleheader against ..read more
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The Presidential Baller-Topps Attax Finale!
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by Juan Pereira (@JpHouSports)
3w ago
When I wrote my second piece on Topps Attax baseball cards, I thought that would be the end of any Topps Attax baseball discourse on the internet. “Who else would spend their valuable time looking for cards a decade ago with no significant meaning?” I thought to myself. Well, as it turns out, there were ..read more
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Jackie Robinson: International Man of Mystery
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by jasoncards
1M ago
With more than 5,000 cards listed in Trading Card Database, it’s no surprise that hundreds of different Jackie Robinson photos appear on his various cards. This article examines various cards that place Jackie in unusual locations, unusual uniforms, or doing unusual things. 2022 TOPPS PRO DEBUT #MILB-13 On one hand the card’s main photo is ..read more
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2024 SABR Jefferson Burdick Award Winner – Dick Perez
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by SABR Baseball Cards Research Committee
1M ago
“It’s hard to properly articulate the full scope of Dick Perez’ influence. Every single one of us in this space owes him a huge debt of gratitude for what he’s contributed to the artform. To me, he was (and still is) the epitome of the word ‘prolific.’ And his love of the game and the ..read more
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A Moment in Time: Ben Zobrist
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by John Racanelli
1M ago
Some 9458 people attended the Seattle-Tampa Bay game on April 30, 2012 at Tropicana Field—the smallest crowd the ballpark had seen since the (then) Devil Rays drew just 9112 on September 4, 2007. The tiny crowd that night, however, was treated to a classic pitchers’ duel and a game-ending play at the plate. Mariners starter ..read more
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Call for Nominations – 2024 Jefferson Burdick Award
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by SABR Baseball Cards Research Committee
2M ago
Through February 28, the SABR Baseball Cards Research Committee is accepting nominations for the Jefferson Burdick Award for Contributions to the Hobby. NOMINATION CRITERIA Nominations should come from active SABR members (click here to join) and honor a living person who has made significant contributions to the hobby of baseball card collecting in such areas ..read more
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Hank Aaron insert set: home run or strikeout?
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by jasoncards
2M ago
Consider me unschooled enough in the ways of Topps products that I didn’t realize Heritage had a separate high numbers series until I ran across this great looking card on eBay. Some quick research on Trading Card Database revealed that this was the final card of a ten-card insert set found only in the 2023 ..read more
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A baseball card tribute to Jackie Price
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by Andrew C. Sharp
3M ago
Even the most serious baseball fans may not have heard of Jackie Price, who appeared for owner Bill Veeck’s Cleveland team in seven games at the end of 1946. Those appearances got him into Baseball-Reference.com, but at 33 he wasn’t with the Indians as a prospect. Price was there because of the amazing acrobatic feats ..read more
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Art Wilson and Chasing Rainbows: How Do You Collect?
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by John Racanelli
3M ago
The one hobby mantra to which I wholeheartedly subscribe is: collect what makes you happy. Defining hobby happiness, however, is often difficult and may involve resets, periods of dormancy, restarts, and pivots along the way. And that happiness—however elusive—is distinctly personal. For a few years now, I have focused on assembling Cubs team sets/oddball and ..read more
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Hank Greenberg, Pirates Legend?
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by jasoncards
3M ago
On the occasion of the great Henry Greenberg’s birthday yesterday, Michael Ellingson posted a terrific 1948 Bowman custom of the Hebrew Hammer with the Pirates. As someone who enjoys building “team runs” I was excited to see this card, even as a purely digital construct. Diving into the foggy depths of my cardboard memory banks ..read more
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