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Archived Since:June 9, 2008

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Local SS/2B Arrested

SAN DIEGO - San Diego County police arrested Roberto Alomar, 20, May 28 for failure to yield and possession of illegal fireworks. Alomar failed to adhere to a yield sign while merging onto highway whatever (doesn't matter). Police became suspicious because Alomar is Hispnaic was wearing a full baseball uniform. Show More Summary

What Ben's Thinking About

It's no secret: my interest in collecting sports cards waxes and wanes like the cycles of the moon. But there are certain things about the hobby that pique my interest. Here they are for the week of June 15, 2013. 1. I'm still marveling at the profile page our own Travis Peterson got in June's Beckett Sports Cards Monthly. Show More Summary

Cecilio Guante Facts

Cecilio Guante, 1986 Topps Cecilio Guante discovered genuine happiness in the spring of '84. This Cecilio Guante baseball card is the most popular Cecilio Guante baseball card, according to me, who has 1,200 copies of this Cecilio Guante...Show More Summary

Three Shots to the Dome

Jim Dyck, 1953 "Topps Archives" A major question in the sports world is: what is a brown? Like if your team is the Browns, what does that mean? What does a brown look like? Is it a bulldog? The color orange? All of these answers areShow More Summary

The Hockey Blackout of '79

Many times people approach me on the street, and they're like, "Yo Mike, why you ain't be postin' no hockey cards to The Baseball Card Blog?" And I'm like, "Pfft, for reals, homeslice? It's called 'The Baseball Card Blog,' not 'The Hockey...Show More Summary

Atomic Shortstop

Nomar Garciaparra, 2000 Upper Deck/Ionix Hey, do you guys like science? ME TOO. Science and baseball go hand in hand because you can't play baseball without science, and you can't do science without baseball, maybe, whatever. Take Nomar Garciaparra, for example. Show More Summary

Cerone Alone

Rick Cerone, 1989 Topps PUTTING PINE TAR ON MY BAT SO MY HANDS WILL STICK TO IT. LA DI DA DI DA... THERE'S TWO HITS IN THIS BAT I CAN FEEL IT. WHY YOU LOOKING AT ME LIKE THAT? WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM BRO I'LL BE FINISHED WITH THE PINE TAR...Show More Summary

Why You Should Care About Bubblegum Art

Have you ever heard of Pat Riot? If you're a voracious reader of The Baseball Card Blog and have devoured all of its pages, then I'll assume you know who he is. But if you're new to the blog (welcome!), you have to check his work out. Show More Summary

The Inspiration

Wayne Tolleson, 1989 Topps Guys, Wayne Tolleson stole my heart and will steal yours, too. Where do I begin? How about here: Love and first sight. Let's go to Wikipedia: Jimmy Wayne Tolleson That's his full name, for reals. It's so dang AMERICAN I want to hop on a bald eagle and sail above Mount Rushmore. Show More Summary

A few of my favorite screw-ups: 1951 Bowman Overprints edition

Did you see this great write-up about the blog? Check it out when you get a chance. All right, let's talk about screwed-up baseball cards. I've written lots in the past about my love for screwed-up baseball cards. Severe, horrendousShow More Summary

Frank

Frank Viola, 1989 Sports Illustrated for Kids Picture me, 1989, delicately tearing out the perforated card of a curly-haired, mustachioed pitcher and adding it to my collection. Who's living better than this? Got my own magazine subscription,...Show More Summary

Besties

Mike Piazza, 1995 Upper Deck Brett Butler: This guy is just too good at baseball! Argh! I’m going to strangle him with my baseball bat! Mike Piazza: Ha, ha … dude, I’m on your team, don’t do it! Butler: I don’t care, argh! Strangle … ha, ha! Piazza: Ha … clears throat. Show More Summary

The Three Amigos

GEORGE BRETT MINI CARD HATERS. George Brett, 1988 Topps Superstars mini DON'T BE FRONTIN'. HE'S A SUPERSTAR, YO. RED BACKGROUND A METAPHOR, BLOOD OF HIS ENEMIES (PITCHERS). HE BATS LEFT BUT HE THROWS RIGHT. THAT IS CRAZY. MINI CARD CAN...Show More Summary

The Rick Rhoden Rap

Rick Rhoden, 1988 Fleer Superstars Rhoden comma Rick, ain't slick or dickIn name that is, I'm slick and got a big oneS to the P for the effin' YankeesYou don't know my steez? Please suck on theseSunflower seeds, yo, get that cheesePlayed...Show More Summary

Where's Waldos?

Ryne Sandberg, Waldo Candies I recently discovered that I have TWO of the four Waldo Candies baseball cards. This has been an unbelievable revelation that has changed my life forever. We are going to piece this puzzle together DaVinci Code style. Show More Summary

Baseball's Best

It's 1988, but who are baseball's best players? Baseball is separated into two categories: pitchers and sluggers. Which pitchers are the best? Which sluggers are the best? Great questions. There are two pitchers who are the best. Here is a cool graphic re: pitchers. Here is a pitcher. Dwight Gooden is the best. Show More Summary

Confarnit

Zane Smith, 1990 Topps SMELLIN' LIKE SOME SULFER JUST HAD SOME DIARRHEA OUT HERE. WHAT THE HAY? PEOPLE BE FARTIN' LIKE IT'S NOTHING THINKIN' THE SWEET SMELLS OF SPRING'LL COVER IT UP. AIN'T THE CASE. THEMS OPEN-AIR FARTS ARE BAD CAUSE PEOPLE BE THINKIN' THEY GOT CARTE BLANCHE TO DO 'EM. Show More Summary

The Candy Trade

In 1989 John Candelaria began the year as a Yankee but then got traded to the Expos. Then sometime in the offseason, I guess, he signed with the Twins? If you happened to have a 1989 John Candelaria baseball card, you were probably like,...Show More Summary

The Sluggo of Berry Hill

Damon Berryhill, 1991 Score A funny thing happened on the way to the back of this card... A funny thing happened to Damon on his way to recovery from surgery on his right shoulder in '90. That is a succinct, engaging lede. I can't wait...Show More Summary

The Mega Master Set

I've documented my collecting habits over the last seven years on this blog, following an arc from the scattered, massive accumulation of decades-worth of baseball cards to new-card musings to a realization that in terms of collecting,...Show More Summary

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