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Archived Since:June 9, 2008

Blog Post Archive

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

LaCoss, Part Two

Mike LaCoss, 1991 Score We've all met Mike LaCoss before, right? Good. (When you search Mike LaCoss these days, that post is No. 3 on Google's Mike LaCoss radar. It appears above his Baseball Almanac page. We are mainstream here now, folks. Show More Summary

2013 Arrested Development Set - Pack Break

Much like the rest of the known universe, I'm a huge fan of Arrested Development, the TV show that ran for three seasons on Fox. When I heard that Netflix would be airing a new, fourth season starting in May, I was giddy. So it's only...Show More Summary

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Cecil Fielder, 1990 Upper Deck The thing I remember most about Cecil Fielder's 1990 season is this card. Not that I think about Cecil Fielder's 1990 season a lot, or at all, but sometimes, when I do - like when I'm posting this cardShow More Summary

Old Hoss 100..

Once again, I need to apologize for being away so long. This time I have a better excuse. Well, maybe not better, but at least it is baseball card related. I have spent the last couple months finishing my first baseball card set. The amount of work was a little overwhelming. Show More Summary

Will Clark, Starbrite Superstar

Will Clark, Starbrite Superstars, Year unknown I'm very much a less is more type of person. I guess it's just that I have what some people might call "taste." I don't need any bells and whistles or distractions in life or on my baseball cards. Show More Summary

Super Star Crotch Powder

Benny Santiago, 1989 O-Pee-Chee mini O-Pee-Chee was a Canadian card company -- already hilarious -- that specialized in candy, hockey cards, and then ventured into other sports. It seems, through my extensive research in which I skimmed...Show More Summary

'Smooth as Malt'

The year was 1991, and the Topps baseball card company was 40 years old. Topps celebrated this milestone by putting out an awful set of baseball cards. For example, this. The one thing that always frustrated me about this set and many other Topps sets from that time frame -- besides the ugzz factor -- was the extreme curlability. Show More Summary

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