Matt Maldre

Professional scorecard recorder. Lifelong Chicago Cubs fan. Loves well-worn baseball cards. Follow me on twitter: @57hits

Comparing franchise impact of Joc Pederson and Kyle Schwarber (and their autographs)

» Listen to this blog post as a podcast. In the offseason, the Cubs let Kyle Schwarber go. A couple months later, the Cubs sign Joc Pederson. Their numbers are practically identical. If you squint, Pederson’s numbers look a bit better. When you look at Joc Pederson’s most similar players on baseball-reference, the very first player…. …

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all the baseball cards of Hank Aaron fielding

Hank Aaron the base stealer, defensive player, and contact hitter

We all know Hank Aaron as the home run hitter. But he was also great at defense, stealing bases, and contact hitting. Defense Three years in a row he won the Gold Glove for outfield: 1958, 1959, and 1960. For the rest of the 60s Aaron got pushed out of the award by Roberto Clemente …

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Original artwork of Bo Jackson from Upper Deck sells for ridiculously low price

(If you’d like to listen to this blog post as a podcast, it’s episode #2 in the 57 hits podcast) Do you remember this Bo Jackson card from the 1990 Upper Deck set? This card sells for about one dollar on comc.com and eBay. The low price is due to it being a checklist on …

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All-time shortstop & first base Gold Glove teammates

The shortstop-to-first defensive combo is a great pair to have on the infield. This year both the National League and American League have teammate pairs to win the Gold Glove. The Chicago Cubs Javier Baez finally gets a well-deserved Gold Glove, matching up with his teammate at first, Anthony Rizzo who got his 4th defensive …

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Use a championship year to price an eBay baseball item around $19 to $20

When was the last year your favorite baseball team won a championship? If you ever sell something on eBay featuring your team, maybe you can make the price to mimic the year of that championship. Have a Cubs item? Sell it for $20.16, that’s a fun price! Or if you are a Cardinals fan, set …

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