Matt Maldre

I dig up interesting baseball stats. Loves well-worn baseball cards. I'm also a scorecard artist creating intricate and in-depth scorecards at https://57hits.com

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 …

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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. …

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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: …

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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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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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Jose and Ozzie Canseco’s birthday

In honor of brothers Jose and Ozzie Canseco’s 49th birthday today, let’s take a look at Jose’s 1991 Stadium Club card. Featuring Jose Canseco swinging and missing in full glory.

Homerun photos of the crowd

I love homerun photos of the crowd. This photo by the Chicago Tribune features a near homerun. Look at that one fan totally reaching out. The ball is a mere inches from the net.