Every single card in the 1989 Upper Deck in perfect PSA-10 condition. All 800 cards in the most perfect graded condition. It’s selling for $39,995.00.
Wow. Compare that to Beckett’s price for the complete set: between $25 to $60.
PSA 10 can be hard to obtain, but wow. 40 grand.
Joe Girardi and Yoda totally have to be brothers or cousins. It’ll be fun to see how much more Girardi will look like Yoda as he gets older. Both even have quotes about teaching.
“I love to teach. You want to see people making progress.”
“Always pass on what you have learned.”
Is Yoda a Yankee; or Girardi a Jedi? I’d love to see Joe Girardi start spitting out some Yoda quotes. Imagine Girardi saying, “Named must your fear be before banish it you can.” Or better yet, “Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.” What Yankee would Girardi give this wise advise to?
All eight teams in the playoffs have over 90 wins in the regular season.
- 97-65 Boston Red Sox
- 97-65 St. Louis Cardinals
- 96-66 Oakland Athletics
- 96-66 Atlanta Braves
- 94-68 Pittsburgh Pirates
- 93-69 Detroit Tigers
- 92-70 Los Angeles Dodgers
- 92-71 Tampa Bay Rays
That race is too close to call.
Let’s take a look at three key stats that bring out how good a team is in batting, running, and defense.
- For batting we’ll use AB/SO
- For running we’ll use stolen bases
- For defense we’ll use zone runs
Yes, I’m not using batting average, or slugging, or even WAR. Just good ol’ which team strikes out least often. And for stolen bases, i’m not subtracting caught stealing. Or figuring out percentages. These three stats are the key statistics for a player to get into MY hall of fame. It would be fun to see how they apply this year’s playoff teams.
Some interesting things come out from this graph.
1) The Dodgers are the best overall in all three categories. I’ll root for the Dodgers this playoffs.
2) Atlanta has the 3rd best defense in the majors, yet their baserunning and hitting is atrocious.
3) Detroit’s batting is super excellent. Ranking third. But wow, they are the slowest team in the majors ranking dead last in stolen bases.
Who will you be rooting for in the 2013 MLB playoffs?
What is Neal Ball hiding in his hands on this T206 baseball card? If you buy it for $88 on the comc vault maybe you’ll find out! This card is currently the oldest one listed on their site.
If I had that T206 card, I could just write the text right onto the card instead of photoshopping the text. Imagine writing on a T206 card!
Black and white baseball cards with silver foil always look so sharp. More baseball cards should be produced in this style. This is a 2005 Upper Deck Past Time Pennants Harmon Killebrew card #38.
My brother collects Harmon Killebrew cards, so I bought this for him at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago. I didn’t realize I bought two of these cards. But they look really nice together as a set of two. Fitting for a Twins card bought for my twin brother.
Wanna see super-duper high resolution scans of baseball cards? Checkoutmycards.com is offering a new service, The Vault, that showcases baseball cards at what they call “36x” zoom. What that really means in the normal world is these images are 600dpi. Perty nice. That’s 1500×2100.
The special sneak peek into their Vault service, they featured a 1966 Topps Hank Aaron card. I’m thinking of making this a regular feature on 57hits.com to feature a hi-res cropping of baseball cards.
Imagine having access to incredibly detailed high-resolution scans of baseball cards and memorabilia online. The above image is a 2400 dpi scan of a Los Angeles Dodgers team card from the 1960 Topps set.
As mentioned in my previous blog post, the Baseball Hall of Fame, posted some lo-res images of World Series program covers saying that they are print-quality. But they aren’t even good enough for my iPad.
Here comes the fun idea. The National Sports Convention is coming up in a couple weeks in Chicago. I’d like to walk around the sports convention floor with a scanner offering people to scan their valuable items. Put it on a little cart and walk around yelling, “HIGH RES SCANS HEEEEEERE! GET YER VALUABLES PRESERVED FER-EVAR IN A HIGH RES SCAAAAAN!”
I would seriously do it for free.