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Archived Since:December 20, 2008

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Airbrushed Fridays: 2013 Topps #406

Who wants to get hit in the head by a line drive? Who is he? Brandon McCarthy has been a starting pitcher in the bigs for the last 11 seasons, but he's best known for being smacked by a line drive late in the 2012 season. The shot to the head fractured his skull and caused injuries to his brain. Show More Summary

Youth Movement

Filled with excitement/dread. I'm getting close to wrapping up the Spring Cleaning trade posts, although there are plenty of teams still available for all you latecomers and slacker types. Royal Phil of Royal Card Review sent over most...Show More Summary

A Multi-Sport Bo-nanza

Behold, the beauty that is Flair. Bo Rosny's Baseball Cards Come to Life! is another blog that has seemingly been around forever. Bo is out there grabbing interviews, profiling players, and generally making the rest of us blogging chumps look lazy and... Show More Summary

Still At It

The cards keep accumulating. Night Owl Cards has been around almost as long as this place has, and has certainly been more prolific in all aspects of the blog game. (Is there such thing as a blog game?) Countless numbers of padded envelopes have been exchanged, and back in May yet another one of these transactions occurred. Show More Summary

Airbrushed Fridays: 1975 Topps #514

Back in vintage territory. Who is he? Jose Cruz was a two-time All-Star outfielder. Cruz hailed from Puerto Rico, and was one of the territory's biggest stars of his day. His son, Jose Jr., was also an outfielder and had a long but nomadic big league career of his own. Show More Summary

Tempted by '75

Collecting anything this old is rather intimidating. I've been pondering the idea of collecting the set that came out the year I was born - 1975 - for some time now. I have no connection to the cards or most of the players, since I never opened a pack of 1975 Topps as a kid or even witnessed someone open one. Show More Summary

Bowman is Weird, Too

There's that man again. Sometimes I imagine explaining certain things to people who have been trapped in a well for a really long time, or are just coming out of a long term coma, or maybe Marty McFly'd (McFlew?) their way to this time and space. Show More Summary

Chrome is Weird

Shiny and new and weird. One of the things that fascinated me the most when I first came back to the world of baseball cards in the mid-aughts was the whole concept of a Chrome card. What would it look like? What would it be like toShow More Summary

A Brick of Heritage

Where do unwanted doubles go? To me, that's where. The Topps Baseball Fanatic is one of those people as crazy as me that goes out and collects all of the Heritage every year. The thing is, for the past several years I've ended up with his (and others') hand-me-downs because I'm usually pretty slow out of the gate in collecting these sets. Show More Summary

A First Base Problem

It's bigger than life. Despite having a comfortable lead in their division, the best record overall in MLB and little friction to speak of, the Cardinals aren't completely steady. 1B is a power bat position in this league and it hasShow More Summary

Airbrushed Fridays: 2015 Bowman #141

I don't pick on Bowman often because the whole thing is one big Photoshop canvas. Who is he? Nick Tropeano is a right handed starting pitcher that came up through the Astros system. He was Houston's 5th round pick in 2011. Last season was his rookie season, and he looked to be on track to be another piece of the dangerous Astros future. Show More Summary

Heartbreaking Trade

I think I've used this title before, but I'm just going to go with it. Longtime blogger, APTBNL founder and podcaster (what is?) Matt F showed off a card that I didn't even know that I needed, which became the starting point for a trade this past spring. Show More Summary

Ginter Thoughts (or, Things I Learned While Opening a Blaster)

These cards seem weird... off... are they thinner? Every year it seems I'm less and less excited about the prospects of a new set of Topps Allen & Ginter World's Champions (sometimes known as Allen & Ginter's World's Champions). This...Show More Summary

Good Things, Small Packages, etc.

Keeping the envelope industry alive since 2008. I couldn't resist as I found myself on the purchasing end of another card for my collection on Listia. This time, it was a Turkey Red Edmonds relic that I have had a hard time tracking down. Show More Summary

Airbrushed Fridays: 2015 Topps #626

The trade deadline is upon us. Who is he? Hanley Ramirez was once upon a time a top prospect in the Boston Red Sox system. Very early in his career, he was dealt to the Marlins where he'd become a three-time All-Star shortstop. A few trade deadlines ago, he found himself on the Dodgers where he would reignite his flagging career. Show More Summary

Getting Spring Cleaning In Order

A trade post on a late Mon... wait, Tulo got traded?! Angels fan Tom from "The Angels, In Order" is among the latest to send over some stuff in exchange for his participation in my Spring Cleaning event. We actually completed this swap a couple of months ago, but such is life when you're in perpetual catch-up mode. Show More Summary

Oddball Listia Find

This is the Eighties-ist. I know that many have given up on Listia, but I still find it to be an occasional source of interesting finds. Even better (at least for me), I've been able to get rid of thousands of doubles and some junk wax era stars while making the folks at Big Postage Stamp very happy. Show More Summary

Airbrushed Fridays: 2008 Topps Updates and Highlights #UH258

Arthur Lee. Who is he? Arthur Rhodes was a consummate professional southpaw reliever. After spending nearly a decade with the Baltimore Orioles, Rhodes bounced around from team to team, throwing from the other arm that people don't always throw with, hoping to retire batters. Show More Summary

Back to Baseball

At last, the horrible All-Star break is over. It's baseball time. I'm technically on vacation until the 27th, so words and cards posted here may be even more sporadic.

The Moyer Has Landed

A major shake-up in the 10 Most Wanted list. I started this blog more than 7 years ago, and my second post led off with an image of the 1991 Bowman Jamie Moyer card. It was a tiny, grainy image I swiped from the internet, back when finding images of a particular baseball card could actually be rather difficult. Show More Summary

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