Posts in category: Baseball Cards Come
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…

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…

Wallet Card at the Morgan Stanley Building

Modern office towers are not usually my Wallet Card subject, but when I saw Defgav’s custom card of the Morgan Stanley Building on Johnny’s Trading Spot, I figured, if it’s good enough to be a Defgav custom, it’s good enough to be a Wallet Card photo t…

Wallet Card at the Macy’s Maddock Madera

Everything that exists has a dedicated core of fans. There are baseball card fans. Sign fans. Elevator fans. Escalator fans. And even toilet fans. There is a small but dedicated community of people who post videos of all the toilets they find, with com…

Wallet Card at the Herald Square Macy’s Wooden Escalators

The flagship Macy’s at Herald Square, built in 1902, is famous for many things. One of those is the last set of wooden escalators in New York City. The escalators date back to the expansion of the store in the 1920s. These have miraculously survived th…

Wallet Card with an IRT sighting

The old New York subway line abbreviations – IRT, BMT, IND – haven’t been officially used since 1967. Fifty years later you can still occasionally find references to the old lines. Note the reference to the IRT division on this fire department call box…

Orlando Merced on baseball cards

First baseman Orlando Merced played thirteen seasons in the major leagues, mostly for the Pirates. In 1,391 games he hit .277 with 103 HR and 585 RBI. Now a minor league hitting coach in the Reds organization, he kindly answered my questions about baseball cards.

I feel a tremendous amount of joy knowing that the fans enjoy and send my cards to Puerto Rico to be signed every week. I don’t collect baseball cards or any other memorabilia.

Thanks!

Last call for basketball – and football and hockey

I am working on a huge purchase with a dealer who is looking to get rid of his post-2000 commons – around 40,000-50,000 or so. It’s at a great price and I might pick up some more stuff from him too. In talking to him he mentioned that while he has far …

Wallet Card at C & K Cleaners

I love finding old signs hidden under awnings. These are hard to see but I like them anyway. C & K Cleaners operated for eleven years (1991-2002) at 258 Lexington Avenue. Though the cleaners has been gone for fifteen years, it’s signs can still be …

Wallet Card at Doehler Metal Furniture

Doehler Metal Furniture was a prominent manufacturer of metal furniture during World War II. It was acquired by Metal Office (now known as Steelcase) in 1936. Their furniture now commands hundreds of dollars at auction. Also visible under the Doehler s…

Trade with HSCA

Brian from Highly Subjective and Completely Arbitrary has been trying to thin out his trade boxes. I was happy to take on a bunch of cards from the late 1990s and early 2000s, everybody’s trouble spot, in exchange for a bunch of Twins cards.Not every c…

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….

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. …