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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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Topps Throwback Thursday

Median print run for Topps Throwback Thursday

Topps is producing another on-demand card series, Throwback Thursday. Every Thursday they release a six-card set of baseball players in vintage card designs. Each set is available for one week only. The print runs are announced once the sale is done. Beckett reports on the designs used: 2016 Topps Throwback Thursday looks to use a …

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The median quantity for Topps Now is 402 cards

Ichiro reaches 3,000 hits. The next day Topps is selling a card. These cards from Topps are on-demand printing featuring the latest events. 360 such baseball cards exist so far. 24 hours is the window to purchase the latest card. Last night Jason Heyward hit the game-tying single in the 9th and the walk-off single in the 13th …

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Jacob Hannemann “can’t wait to play in wrigley”

  A professional baseball player expressing his dreams on the front of a baseball card. Looking at autographs, you wonder where is the soul. You want to see some sort of meaning behind a player’s autograph. On the 2013 Leaf Trinity “Authentic Inscription” series, players are to write inscriptions next to their autographs. Some players …

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Which is better: collecting baseball cards on pinterest or collecting the actual physical card?

As collectors of baseball cards, we love finding a great card and adding it to our collection. Take Roger Maris’ 1962 Topps card. Maris captured swinging his mighty bat during a World Series win. The exact moment of the bat is frozen in time and is echoed compositionally with the yellow box declaring what is …

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