Marty Jones, All Together – 15

Originally published Jan. 17, 2016Marty Jones got out to a slow start in the Astros organization in 1988, hitting sub-.200 over his 32 games that season in the rookie Gulf Coast League.Early in the 1989 season, though, it seemed like Jones started to f…

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Cards from 2 by 3 Heroes

JediJeff of 2 by 3 Heroes is another one of the very generous bloggers out there. I got some of the cards from his annual Tis The Season giveway yesterday.Most of the package was 2015 Gypsy Queen. That year had a nice design. There were also sever…

Trade Stack 78: Two Silver Signatures Join the Stack!

Here is how this works:Every so often (i.e. whenever I feel like it), I will add a card to a “Trade Stack”.  Whenever the stack becomes appealing enough to someone, that person needs to comment on the post saying they’d like to claim the stac…

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Heritage 2017 and Topps 1968 Side By Side

Each year I like to compare Heritage with it’s inspiration. The most obvious feature of the 1968 Topps cards is the burlap borders.  Series one has the wider version and the rest of the set got slimmed down.  A second hallmark is the use of t…

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Daryl Moore, Good Years – 5

Originally published Feb. 18, 2016Daryl Moore expressed optimism to his hometown paper, The Gadsden Times in March 1992.Going into his fourth season, Moore hoped to not only make AAA Rochester, but he also hoped to make the big club in Baltimore, accor…

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Dallas Green 1934-2017

Today we got the sad news that Dallas Green has died. I had heard he was very ill several months ago, yet it is still a bummer to get the official word. 2014 Phungo #46 Dallas GreenNever got around to posting this 2014 Phungo Card. The photo was taken …

RIP – Dallas Green

With great sadness I am posting that long-time Phillies’ organizational soldier Dallas Green passed away today (March 22, 2017) at age 82.Green played for the Phillies from 1960 to 1964, then spent some time with the Mets and Senators, before returning…

Weekend Autograph Opportunities: Lakers Great Michael Cooper and Shaq’s Statue

Here are this weekends autograph opportunities and events throughout the Southland. As always, be sure to check the Blue Heaven Calendar for other events (a link can always be found on the tab at the top of this page, just left of center), an…

Sale-ing Along

This is what makes Spring Training fun. Watching your new acquisition simply dominate the Yankees.Oh, trust me, I know. It’s only Spring Training. And, if he was dominating by getting them to ground out sharply to second, that would be one thing. …

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Tom Martin, His Way – 4

Originally published Jan. 24, 2016Tom Martin came on for the Astros in this April 1997 game with the bases loaded and the score tied. Facing Fred McGriff, Martin proceeded to throw four straight balls, walking in the winning run, The Associated Press w…

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Cards from Baseball Every Night

Peter from Baseball Every Night is one of the most generous bloggers this side of Arkansas. He’s been giving away cards from some of his old binders and I found about thirty that I needed, all oddballs from the 1980s and 1990s.Peter is a big Darryl Str…

Delivery Time: Baseball Card Breakdown Finds Some Early 2000s Cards for Me!

The past school year (we just ended our Spring Break for this semester) has been one of the most trying years for me ever, from a professional standpoint.  For much of the year, I have felt like I’ve barely kept my head above the water…and I kno…

For Topps, 1 = 2

It’s time for my annual plea to Topps to hire me to proofread your Cubs cards.  Because once again, they blundered.  Apparently, in the Topps world 1 = 2. These are the backs of the Heritage cards from Javier Baez and Miguel Montero. &nb…

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Trade Mail From Zippy Zappy

Seems I get Zapped a couple, if not several, times a year. This would be my first for this year, but it was such a big Zapping that Zippy might not have any Angels left for the rest of the year.But first I want to talk about the package.This is how it …

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