Archive | January, 2014

Clark the Cub was not the first Chicago Cubs mascot

Everyone is talking about the Cubs first mascot, Clark the Cub. However, he’s not the first Cubs mascot. You may have seen this scary delight from the 1920s: I guess Clark the Cub is better than their last mascot — John (@Manute_Troll) January 13, 2014 But the Cubs had another mascot. Back in the […]

What will Disney do about the Clark the Cub ripping off Kit Cloudkicker?

The new Cubs mascot, @ClarktheCub, is basically a Tailspin character: — Jake Malooley (@jakemalooley) January 13, 2014 Perhaps Disney and the Chicago Cubs have formed a partnership. The Ricketts were looking for sponsors for Wrigley and Disney jumped at the opportunity to make another theme park. In fact, maybe the area around Wrigleyville will […]

The sad, sad eyes of Clark the Cub

The sad eyes of Clark the Cub

I actually think Clark the Cub is pretty cute, kid friendly, and I identify with the sadness deep in his eyes. — Leah C. (@lakeline) January 13, 2014 Even though the Cub tradition “bans” having a mascot, I say, why not. Bring on a mascot. It’s fun for the kids. Plus, I love the deep […]

1920 W516 1 Babe Ruth, Walter Johnson, Roger Hornsby, Tris Speaker, Ping Bodie

Five mystery cards revealed

Yesterday we featured the backs of five baseball cards. They come from the 1920 W516 set: #3 Ping Bodie #5 Tris Speaker #7 Roger Hornsby #8 Walter Johnson #1 Babe Ruth Notice how Babe Ruth is featured as a pitcher, one of his first Yankee cards. Hat-tip to Sports Collector Daily for discovering these cards […]

Ryan Theriot breaks his bat

NL singles leader in 2008, 2009, 2010 is Ryan Theriot?

(Ryan Theriot breaks his bat in a┬áSeptember 22, 2007 game where the Cubs (82-73) defeated the Reds (66-89) with a score of 9-5. Batting 8th in the lineup Theriot went 3-for-4 with two runs scored.) Recently, scrappy infielder Ryan Theriot retired at 34 years old. Unbelievably, he lead the National League in singles during 2008, […]

Beckett Official Price Guide Baseball Cards

Alternative baseball card price values

The baseball card industry has just one official pricing guide–Beckett. The master of the land gets to decide the baseline prices for all baseball cards. This mighty giant has decided that the growing upstart COMC can no longer use their prices online. COMC is revolutionizing the baseball card industry by storing all the sellers cards […]

animated gif of ripken rookie cards

Forty perfect-10 mint Cal Ripken rookie cards

An amazing forty perfect PSA 10 Cal Ripken cards are for sale on eBay. The current 19th bid is at $11,000.25. PSA 10 is the absolute most perfect rating a baseball card can get for its condition. A 10 is very hard to achieve. Absolute sharp corners. Laser perfect centering. Brand new surface. But Justin […]

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