Archive | July, 2013

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Comc.com reveals high resolution scans of baseball cards

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 […]

1960 Topps #18 Los Angeles Dodgers scan 2400 dpi

High-resolution scans 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 […]

2013 Topps Ser 2 Jersey #CHR-AS Alfonso Soriano Cubs Chasing History Relic

Alfonso Soriano’s rank on the all-time Cubs list

Where does Alfonso Soriano currently rank among on the all-time Cubs list? Soriano is currently on the trading block, potentially going to the Yankees. Let’s take a look at Soriano’s legacy with the Cubs. Soriano is currently playing his 7th season with the Cubs. That’s a good amount of time to make an impact on […]

1905 World Series program cover New York vs Philadelphia

How many scorecards are in the Baseball Hall of Fame?

The National Baseball Hall of Fame is like the U.S. National Archive with millions of items. The Hall of Fame states: The Museum’s collections contain more than 45,000 three-dimensional artifacts and 130,000 baseball cards. The Library catalogs and preserves nearly three million documents including 500,000 historic photographs and 15,000 hours of original audio and video recordings. […]

Tim McCarver's beautiful scorecard from the 2011 All-Star Game

Tim McCarver creates incredible scorecards

Look at the amount of annotation and details that announcer Tim McCarver wrote on his 2011 All-Star game scorecard. It’s fantastic. I’d have to say other than my brother’s scorecards and my scorecards, McCarvers is the most incredible scorecard I’ve seen. The other scorecard expert, my brother, had this to say about Tim McCarver’s scorecard: […]

Scorecard of the 1932 Babe Ruth “called shot” world series game

Writing a scorecard in old-time cursive

Does your cursive handwriting stink? Try changing your cursive so it matches Abraham Lincoln’s. There’s all those Lincoln letters online. You can just trace them to practice. Your baseball scorecard can look like this one from the 1932 Babe Ruth “called shot” World Series game. Justice John Paul Stevens wrote the names all fancy-style. If […]

Buster Posey, 2012 Topps Opening Day card #14

Buster Posey has twins

The back of Buster Posey’s 2012 Topps card states that he has twins. There’s a couple photos of the twins online, but they don’t come from Buster himself, so I’m not going to repost those in respect to his privacy and his children. I’m a twin and my twin brother writes for this 57hits.com blog […]

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Predictions for the Home Run Derby 2013

Who will win the Home Run Derby for 2013? Here’s my predictions: Prince Fielder, Tigers: He’s won it twice before. He’ll win it again for the third time to join Ken Griffey Jr as the only players to win the home run derby three times. Michael Cuddyer, Rockies: Every year it seems there’s someone who […]

Where is Jerome Walton now?

Where is Jerome Walton now?

Where is the 1989 National League Rookie of the Year? Jerome Walton is the high school baseball coach for Westlake High School in Cascade, Georgia and Instructor at Home Plate in Peachtree City, Georgia (per one of my favorite baseball blogs, 30-year-old cardboard) Jerome Walton also opened up a baseball center in his hometown of Newnan, […]

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