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Archived Since:June 9, 2008

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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


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

How To Save The Base Set

How long has the flagship Topps base set been dead? Since 1996? Maybe not that long, but it sure has felt like that. Instead of a checklist interspersed with All-Stars, team cards, and subsets, almost a generation of flagship base set...Show More Summary

Coca-Cola Commemorates Cal, Coca-Cola

Cal Ripken, Upper Deck "Coca-Cola" commemorative set I went through a brief phase in the early 2000s where I stopped opening stuff. Like, I would buy a piece of memorabilia and not open it, thinking it would retain additional value.Show More Summary

The Practically Perfect Practical Joker

Ryne Sandberg, 1991 Score All-Star It's difficult to be serious when you're looking at a big-head cartoon baseball card. But let's get serious here for a second. Because guys -- Ryne Sandberg will beat you. Ryne can beat you so many ways -- Like, beat ME? But I am just sitting here writing about Ryne Sandberg! I didn't ask for any trouble. Show More Summary

Grinded by the Light

David Eckstein, 2002 Fleer "Triple Crown" series David Eckstein is the forefather of grinders. His story is a remarkable and popular one -- born nine months premature, he grinded his way to five feet seven inches in height, tall enough to attend college. Show More Summary

'The Scrapbook,' Starring Hideo Nomo

Hideo Nomo, 2002 Fleer "2001 Scrapbook" If everybody could please open their scrapbooks to the year 2001... While you do that I will go around the room, examine your scrapbooks and provide comments. William, nice work... Kevin, your scrapbook is terrible, I hate it... Show More Summary

1965 Topps All-Star Cards

They just don't exist. You know, 1965 is probably my favorite design of the Topps 1960s, and yet for whatever the reason, it was the one year that didn't include combo cards. It also didn't include all-star cards, which made sense at...Show More Summary

World's Best Guy

George Brett, 1991 Score, "The Franchise" A lot of people ask me, "Mike, is George Brett a good person?" And I will say, "Well, I don't really know. Because I don't really know George Brett, like, at all. I just make fun of my old baseball cards on the Internet. Show More Summary

Elvis Presley Heroes: 1965

I had trouble deciding what to call Elvis' teams throughout his career. The Tupelo Hound Dogs? The Memphis Kings? The Hollywood Headliners? Or something like "The Jumpsuits"? I decided to combine the first two for this card. Here's a closeup of the team logo...

Uncle Larry

Nick Johnson, 2002 Fleer "Triple Crown" series This is part of Fleer's "Triple Crown" series, like that time Nick Johnson won the triple crown. Baseball America's top rated prospect in the New York Yankees organization last year, That worked out well. Show More Summary



Because It Should Exist: 1971 Topps Greatest Moments Elvis Presley

Like Travis, I haven't posted in a long time. (The Baseball Card Blog is lucky that, like the railroads used to be, Mike posts on a schedule you can set your watch to.) I've been kicking around a fan set idea for a long time: Elvis Presley Heroes. Show More Summary

EXCLUSIVE Pack Break...

It has been so long since I last posted, I feel the need to ease back into it. What is easier than buying a pack of cards, scanning, copying any interesting facts on the backs, dumping it into a blog post. I'm hoping this mindless exercise will get me back in the flow of regular posting. Everyone does pack breaks of the latest-and-greatest cards. Show More Summary

The Fire of Savviness

Doug Jones, 1991 Score Dream Team series I don't know anything about Doug Jones -- let's pretend; I obviously know everything there is know about Doug Jones -- but I do know that he obviously has a blazing fastball. I know that because the baseball he is holding in this Score Dream Team card is blazing. Show More Summary

Oldies But Goodies (For 1/2 Season)

Terry Kennedy, 1991 Score Terry Kennedy the baseball player -- not Compton Ass Terry -- was an old farty farthead who took naps while watching golf and who would have been the oldest baseball player who ever lived were it not for his...Show More Summary

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