Frank Thomas “The Original One” Wears Number 25 Again for the Mets Old Timers Game at Citi Field
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by kanesabr
5d ago
Keith Hernandez (L) and Frank Thomas (R) – 2022 Mets Old Timers Day “I’m so thankful that my dad was able to go to Old Timers’ Day. “It meant the world to him to see his old teammates. I was thrilled with how the fans greeted him. I was so happy to see him in ..read more
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Interview with Garrett Prentice
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by Nick Vossbrink
2w ago
Last November I wrote about how Fox Sports has been using junk wax baseball cards as inspiration for its web graphics. It was a fun piece to work on and one of the best things about it is that it came to the attention of the designer at Fox who worked on those graphics. Garrett ..read more
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A Tribute to Nate Colbert through Topps Cards
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by SABR Baseball Cards Research Committee
2w ago
This article was written by Bruce Markusen. You can find Bruce on Twitter at @markusen_s. There’s little doubt that Nate Colbert enjoyed his 76 years on this earth. Colbert, who died earlier this month, always seemed happy. And he loved to smile. Evidence of that can be found on his 1969 Topps card, where he ..read more
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Origins of Baseball
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by Russell Streur
3w ago
It seems like an impossible job—condense the history of baseball in the 19th Century to a set of one hundred cards.  After all, it took Harold and Dorothy Seymour three hundred pages to cover the same ground in their collaborative volume Baseball:  The Early Years.  But that was the task undertaken by a small band ..read more
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Overanalyzing 1935 Goudey, Part One
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by jasoncards
1M ago
Author’s note: The most detailed analysis I’ve seen on this set comes from the December 1995 edition of “The Vintage and Classic Baseball Collector” magazine, with a corresponding web version here. If you only have time for one article, I encourage you to stop reading mine and head straight to that one. A package last ..read more
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Death and Taxes and Baseball Card Litigation [Part IV, 1996-Present]
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by John Racanelli
1M ago
Author’s Note: This is the fourth, and final, installment in a multi-part series that explores the legal backstories that have shaped (and continue to shape) the baseball card industry. Worth a Gamble? In 1996, a group of plaintiffs filed lawsuits against card manufacturers in federal courts across the country claiming that including insert cards in ..read more
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Just in case
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by Nick Vossbrink
2M ago
Way back at the end of 2018 Mark Armour wrote a post about how where most SABR committees produce something concrete like a database, book, or online project, the Baseball Cards Committee ended up building a community. Twitter has been a huge driver of that community with so many fantastic and fun discussions centering around ..read more
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Digital Junk Wax from Fox
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by Nick Vossbrink
2M ago
During the playoffs a few of us noticed that Fox was putting out baseball card inspired graphics. These were showing up as Tweet previews among other things and they caught my attention due to being interesting twists on something I was already familiar with. The first batch I noticed were all riffs on 1991 Topps ..read more
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Death and Taxes and Baseball Card Litigation [Part III, 1986-1998]
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by John Racanelli
2M ago
Author’s Note: This is the third in a multi-part series that explores the legal backstories that have shaped (and continue to shape) the baseball card industry. You may recall that Fleer and Donruss entered the baseball card market in 1981 after a Pennsylvania district court found that Topps and the Major League Baseball Players Association ..read more
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Overanalyzing 1933 Goudey, part eight
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by jasoncards
3M ago
Author’s note: This is the eighth in a series of pieces that will offer a mix of facts, unknowns, and speculation on one of the Hobby’s most iconic sets, 1933 Goudey. This installment focuses on some of the more mysterious relics associated with the set and updates a previous article on the topic. While the famous Napoleon Lajoie card 106 ..read more
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