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World Series champs Kansas City Royals

I wouldn't have thought Christian Colon would get the opportunity to come through and get game-winning hit to lead the Kansas City Royals to their first championship since 1985 - even though Colon had been obscured as a utility guy, I guess it should be no surprise since he's just another valuable cog the Royals were able to trot out. Show More Summary

Pack Rip - 1996 Fleer Update

Predicting the World Series with Cards turned out to be kind of a dud series here on the blog, so I'm killing it off. I ran out of time to get a post up before Saturday night's game anyway. I hope the Mets can turn it around. For now, here's a pack rip to kill some time. Show More Summary

2015 Topps Chrome Update box recap #1 of 2

I picked a couple up for $14.99 each even though, the way the Chrome Update cards are distributed seems stingy on Topps' part - at least a couple more Topps Chrome Update packs would make these boxes less of a feast or famine purchase.Box...Show More Summary

2000 Calbee Ichiro Suzuki #15

I picked up this Japanese card a few months ago just for the curiosity factor - I've seen some affection shown by other card bloggers for Ichiro and considering he started his pro career in Japan, he's really been one of the unique foreign born players to make a MLB impact in the past 15-20 years. Show More Summary

2014 Bowman Sterling Sean Newcomb #BSP-16

It's only a 'lousy' non-auto base card featuring the Angels top propsect, but I never really get my hands on any Bowman Sterling cards - so I picked it up since cards from the product are sort of curiosities.

Predicting the World Series with Cards - Game 3

So far this idea of using random cards to predict the 2015 World Series has gone terribly. First the experiment was accurate, when I didn't want it to be. Then, when I actually liked the results for game two, it was inaccurate. Go figure. Show More Summary

Airbrushed Fridays: 1975 Topps #453

Enjoy the World Series tonight! Game 3. Friday night! Who is he? Claude Osteen, sometimes known as "Gomer", was a southpaw starting pitcher who broke into the big leagues with the Reds at 17 in 1957. He tossed a few innings in between writing book reports and trying to get enough credits to finish high school it would seem. Show More Summary

1992 Score Kirk McCaskill #79

For whatever reason, I picked up a 1992 Score complete set for $6 and found this card to add to my frankenset - ideally, for the particular card number, the card I planned to pick up was a 1987 Fleer Chuck Finley rookie, though I figured to make use of the card (s) I end up with rather than being too picky.

Good Luck Ducks, Week 9: Work To Do

The Ducks look forward towards a strong second half. The streak is still alive. Oregon pushed their winning streak over the rival Washington Huskies to 12, thanks in part to the return to the lineup of a healthy Vernon Adams Jr. I'm sure that if calling "re-do" on a season was possible, Adams would be the first in line. Show More Summary

Farewell Torii Hunter

He really battled and fought on the baseball field - he had a fantastic MLB career and also starred for five years with the Angels. Maybe a gripe about Hunter was he was not always PC when it came to things like Latin players and also...Show More Summary

Predicting the World Series with Cards - Game 2

What a start to the World Series last night (and this morning)! Unfortunately, the Shoebox Legends World Series Predictor Machine (patent pending) was indeed accurate with yesterday's prediction that the Royals would take the first game. Show More Summary

I'm Just Gonna Leave This Here

A certified autograph of a La Russa favorite. Tony La Russa certainly had his favorites. When he came to manage the Cardinals in 1996, guys like Dennis Eckersley, Willie McGee (briefly with Oakland in 1990) and Mike Gallego mysteriously appeared on the roster. Show More Summary

2015 World Series - Kansas City Royals

I remember Eric Hosmer hitting 1 home run in 225 at-bats early in 2014 and wondering if he was ever going to put it together - he isn't quite in the class of great hitting first baseman, but he and his Kansas City Royals teams have clicked for the past two seasons now and look to be on a mission to win a World Series championship. Show More Summary

2015 World Series - New York Mets

With their stud pitching staff featuring Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz, the Mets are primed to win the World Series - maybe the most important aspect is to get some runs on the board. Presumably Daniel Murphy's...Show More Summary

Predicting the World Series with Cards - Game 1

As every baseball fan knows, the 2015 World Series kicks off tonight. The Red Sox didn't even make the playoffs, so I have to confess that I haven't been paying as much attention to post-season baseball this year as I should have been. Show More Summary

Nineties! Nineties! Nineties!

The awesome power of the '90s, unleashed! I've had a hard time finding any group breaks to join of late, but I did manage to stumble upon a rather unique one back in September. Thorzul has been known to scour the lots of eBay in search of interesting wares, and this time he hosted a group break consisting mostly of '90s baseball inserts. Show More Summary

Perpetually Behind - Shlabotnik Delivers Edition

I seem to be perpetually behind when it comes to trade posts. Every few weeks I get through the entire backlog of packages on my card desk, but inevitably I check the mail and find more cards. This is an awesome problem to have, andShow More Summary

2015 Topps Update jumbo pack recap

#US-379 Cameron Maybin#US-32 Blake Swihart#US-382 Dan Uggla#US-35 Justin Bour#US-390 Donovan Solano#US-334 Clint Barmes#US-150 Eric Sogard#US-225 Keone Kela#US-182 Scott Van Slyke#US-137 Andrew Romine#US-66 Neftali Feliz#US-346 Brandon Crawford#US-47 Jeremy Jeffress #US-261 R.J. Show More Summary

Quarter Box Quartet - Dukes, Teemu, Ainge & Mr. Met!

Just a quick one today, a quartet of cards plucked from the quarter boxes at Central Sports Cards in Pawtucket, RI... Since I've been on a minor league kick the past few months, I snapped up this Ramon Martinez card from the 1989 ProCards set. Show More Summary

Sign This Guy

Fingers crossed. What you see above is my latest Listia acquisition. Although Jason Heyward arrived in St. Louis as far from the perfect ballplayer, he's very young and was a very good fit with the team. He might be the best defensive outfielder in the National League, and after a slow start at the plate he started hitting the ball well. Show More Summary

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