Other NPB Players On WBC Rosters

I thought I’d do a quick post rounding up the current and former NPB players on the rosters of the other (non-Japan) teams for this year’s World Baseball Classic.  According to the list on YakyuDB there are 11 current NPB players playing on variou…

Joe Turvey, Old Time – 15

Originally published June 25, 2015Joe Turvey’s high school baseball coach saw good things happening for his young catcher, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.”He plays in the mold of the old-time catchers,” Turvey’s coach Cliff Hubbard told The Inq…

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Jack Mull, Have Respect – 9

Originally published Jan. 23, 2015Jack Mull explained his managerial style to his hometown paper The Chambersburg Public Opinion in 2006.His style focused on getting the most out of his players, getting them to play the right way, he told The Public Op…

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Trades from Collectors (Five Tool & Pedestrian)

I’ve got a couple of great trade packages to cover today, the first of which came unexpectedly from Commishbob of The Five Tool Collector.  Bob caught me totally out of the blue with a random act of kindness when he sent me the Dwight Evans buybac…

Finishing off a mini team set!

Julie, of the blog A Cracked Bat: Baseball Cards and a Hot Dog, sent me a package recently with some awesome D-Backs cards. Thanks again Julie!Part of the package was a near complete D-Backs team set of 2015 Topps mini cards. The only card missing was …

Foreign Intrigue

Yonks ago, BFF o’the Archive Jeff Shepherd sent along a couple of gum wrappers scans that were clearly intended for marketing in Israel.  In true Topps Archives fashion I promptly saved the scans, filed the e-mail and did nothing for a year! &nbsp…

From the Pedro Binder
From the Pedro Binder
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Topps 2017 Series One Cubs

I’m really late to this party!Brentandbecca made a mistake that delayed my cards getting sent to me.  As soon as I brought the problem to his attention he was extremely apologetic and fixed the situation immediately.  I don’t mind mistakes wh…

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SETSMAS ALL YEAR ROUND – Day 7: Happy Twin Peaks Day

I’m gonna post all these scans if it kills me.Hi there! On February 24th a hundred years ago Special Agent Dale Cooper did A Thing and we got a couple dozen episodes of weird-ass soap opera horror television, a weirder-ass movie and yet another remake/…

Prestige Collectibles Auction #51

The latest auction from Prestige Collectibles started this past Wednesday.  There’s a lot of interesting vintage items up for sale, including bromides depicting touring US stars from the 1930’s and college stars from the 1920’s along with a number…

A slew of cool Indians cards from @GypsyOak! Thanks to @MDAubrey!

A friend of mine many of you may know, Mark Aubrey (of Mark’s Ephemera fame), shared some very cool pieces of art on Twitter with me. I suppose the proper vernacular would be something akin to: @mdaubrey tagged me in a Tweet showcasing s…

Greg Brummett, Best Stuff – 7

Originally published Jan. 24, 2015It was the championship game of the 1989 College World Series and Greg Brummett was on short rest, but he was still on.After already winning two games for Wichita State in the tournament, Brummett closed it out against…

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Dodgers Memorabilia at Lelands Current Auction

Lelands current auction, dubbed the “Steel Curtain” auction due to large number of Pittsburgh Steelers jersey’s available, includes several fantastic Dodger items.  I’ll highlight a couple of them here and focus on a group of other stuff from t…

TTM Return From Patriot Don Hasselbeck

A Patriot for the first six seasons of his career (1977-1983), Don Hasselbeck is also the father of former NFL quarterbacks Matt and Tim Hasselbeck.Didn’t know that till I started writing this post.1980 Topps #3111981 Topps #15913 days from his home in…

Wallet Card at Chrysler Beauty Salon

Under the Chrysler Building is the Chrysler Arcade – a small hallway of stores accessible from a subway entrance on 42nd Street. Most of the location was a Duane Reade that closed recently, and there is also a locksmith, cleaners, barber shop and deli….