Archive | March, 2013

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Infographic: Baseball players on twitter

How many players on your favorite baseball team are on twitter? Baseball-reference.com made official twitter lists for each team. The average number of players on twitter per team is seven. Baseball teams with the most current players on twitter: The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays have 13 apiece. Baseball teams with the least […]

Sammy Sosa 1996 Sportflix UC3 #104 Cubs

Sammy Sosa 3d baseball card

Continuing the fun with 3D baseball cards, my brother found this 1996 Sammy Sosa Sportflics card on eBay. I was so taken aback by the delight of seeing Sammy Sosa in 3d, that I sent a message to the seller of this card. Hi tommybill100, Sammy Sosa in 3D!? That’s like a real life Sammy […]

Buster Posey 3D 2013 Topps Opening Day #ODS-4 baseball card

7 reasons why the Buster Posey 3D card is cool (2013 Topps Opening Day #ODS-4)

“What’s special about a buster posey card?” Question from Erik Maldre. Answer: Buster Posey in 3D! Lenticular technology comes back to baseball cards for 2013! vine.co/v/bD3UlzgLxFF — 57 hits (@57hits) March 26, 2013 3d baseball cards are back! Back in 1986 Sportflics made cards that changed photographs when you moved the card. I never understood […]

1960 Topps #18 Los Angeles Dodgers scan 2400 dpi

Fold a baseball card to create excitement

Folding a baseball card in half is considered one of the grave sins of destruction. Collectors turn their nose on a cease mark. Take a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card in mint condition (GSA rating 8.5). In 2010 one sold for $130,000. If you folded that card in half, it drops the condition down to […]

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Mission statement of Leaf trading cards

Leaf Trading Cards says they listen to their customers. Do they really? I wrote them the following letter: Brian Gray said at his corporate address Monday that the company’s mission statement is: “Ask people what they want. Listen to what they tell you and give them what they want.” I’d like to make two points […]

Strasburg

Topps giant, not the monopoly in autographs

Panini America announced on Tuesday that it has signed Stephen Strasburg to an exclusive autograph deal. Oh wow. I thought Topps had the corner on the market for this. I guess it’s just trading cards that Topps has the monopoly on. Well, good then. I’m happy for Panini. Time for Topps to move over to […]

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