Happy President’s Day!

Hope everyone is having a great President’s Day!Here are a few cards I have featuring U.S. Presidents.

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Helmet Number Abnormalities

Longtime reader Hackenbush left a comment on Friday, asking if there were cards that show a Cub player wearing the wrong helmet.  It would be simple to tell, because the number painted onto the helmet wouldn’t match the player’s actual numberWhat …

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Wallet card at the former 38th Street subway entrance

When the Sixth Avenue elevated train was torn down in the 1930s, 38th street lost its subway stop. To partially make up for it, a 38th Street exit was included in the pedestrian tunnel that was built along Sixth Avenue from 34th Street to 42nd Street. …

Samurai Japan World Baseball Classic Roster

I’m a bit late on this but ten days ago the final roster for Samurai Japan’s World Baseball Classic team was announced.  After seeing George’s post showing off the Korean team and a post on Not Another Baseball Card Blog for the Canadian team, I t…

Harrisburg Sports Card Show – February 18, 2017

It has been a long time since I’ve attended a classic shopping mall sports card show.  There has been a steady stream of them around, but none really worth going to.  On the Thursday night news during the sports segment, I overheard them state that there would be a show at the Harrisburg Mall February […]

Signature Sundays – Tim Thomas!

Every so often when I have a few minutes to kill with my iPad, I’ll search the trading card section on eBay for ‘Autograph’, sort by Ending Soonest and see if there’s any low-hanging fruit to be plucked at the last moment. Doing so last weekend led me…

Finally!

I don’t know what it was. Usually my local Target is pretty good about getting the new stuff out on time. In fact, it’s pretty regularly getting things on the shelf before they’re released. Not the opposite.So, it was frustrating when trip after trip t…

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Rippin Wax 1993 Fleer Style

Saw a blowout box at my LCS for only 10 bucks so I figured why not?Ten bucks for a couple afternoons ripping through packs, that’s money well spent.That’s good times, not to mention a great escape from life’s responsibilities.I opened a lot of Series 1…

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An ebay Bargain Pack

I did a little ebay bargain hunting again last month.  These seven cards were won individually from a single seller for a total of $.83 shipped. This 2004 Topps Chrome Jason Michaels was an easy buy at 15 cents.  I may have the base card some…

Mariners ’98 Donruss Signature Series Auto Contest!

Time to take a trip back to when having (1) autographed card per pack was still a revolutionary idea.  This contest is for a Ken Cloude 1998 Donruss Signature Series Auto.  Don’t remember Ken Cloude?  That’s alright.  Most people don’t.  He had a short-lived career in the majors before needing surgery, and finally finished-up down […]

Chris Hancock, Relief Pitcher – 8

Originally published Jan. 27, 2015Chris Hancock was one of two quarterbacks at Fontana High School in 1986 and in one November game he helped lead them to a win, according to The Los Angeles Times.Hancock’s coach Dick Bruich explained the approach to T…

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Card Of The Week February 19

75 years ago today President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 which lead to the relocation and internment of around 120,000 people of Japanese descent who were mostly living on the US west coast at the time, roughly two thirds of whom were Am…

Topps #7 and my missing Mantles!

My comc order came in earlier than expected. I got it Saturday the 18th. The estimated delivery date was almost a week later. Friday, the 24th.I was really excited about this package because I thought I was finishing off a bunch of projects. I was wron…

2016 Topps WWE

The 2016 Topps WWE set consists of 100 base cards, featuring wrestling stars of the past and present.  There are also inserts, autographs, memorabilia and manufactured relic cards.  The base set card backs feature a short write-up on the resp…

Serial Numbered Sunday (#1)

It’s Sunday. Let’s an in depth look at a serial numbered card.Here’s a 2016 Topps Chrome card featuring Zack Greinke of the Arizona Diamondbacks.The 200 card 2016 Topps Chrome set features 9 different refractor parallels of every one of the 200 cards.R…

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1996 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice: Pack #32: In Which Griffey, Jr. Hits a Home Run!

After today’s pack, I’m down to a measly four remaining packs in the box of 1996 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice!  This box has been a blast – and I think I’ve enjoyed even more by taking it slow (one pack per post really makes me focus on each base…

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Five Random Cubs Cards

I’ve got 14,631 Cubs cards from 120 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades. 1900s – 1970s: 1969 Milton Bradley Ernie Banks The picture that MB used is Ernie…

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Collecting Cutch

I have a very meager collection of Andrew McCutchen cards. My entire collection is showcased here. 15 different cards. Almost pathetic, if you ask me. I need to add a few cards of his to my collection, because as you can see, the 5 time All-S…

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Don’t Forget the #BYBHub!

As baseball season nears, it’s time to remind you all about the wonder that is the BYB Hub!Yeah, you’ve probably heard me talk about it before. It’s that linked box on the left over there. The Hub is especially great this time of year. You see, the bes…

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2017 National Hockey Card Day USA

Today, February 18th, 2017 is National Hockey Card Day in both the USA and Canada. How it works is, if you visit a participating hobby shop, you get some free hockey cards. Pretty simple, no? They’ve been doing it since 2009 in Canada and 2012 in the U…

Randy Johnson, Asked For – 15

Originally published Jan. 28, 2015Randy Johnson signed on with the Giants as a free agent in 1989. He then set about trying to prove his worth, The Spokane Chronicle wrote.He did that in a July game, accounting for four of his Everett Giants’ six runs …

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