Fun with baseball cards

Ryne Sandberg jumping, poster Cornerstone Nike, Wrigley Field

Fun idea: Baseball cards with hand-written stats written by the player

Inscriptions on steroids. Whenever a player signs HOF or MVP below his name, it costs extra. On this particular Ryne Sandberg autographed poster, the inscriptions are stacked five high. Ryno HOF ’05 84 NL MVP 10K All Star 9K Gold Glove This is like a quadruple cheeseburger with a Big Mac on top. There are …

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C.J. Wilson, the most interesting man in baseball

Another reason why learning about baseball players from the backs of baseball cards is cool. The back of his “2013 Topps Opening Day” card says, C.J. has been called “the most interesting man in Baseball.” He can recite poetry in four languages; he practices Eastern philosophies and a gluten-free diet; and he’s an expert in postmodern …

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7 reasons why the Buster Posey 3D card is cool (2013 Topps Opening Day #ODS-4)

“What’s special about a buster posey card?” Question from Erik Maldre. Answer: Buster Posey in 3D! Lenticular technology comes back to baseball cards for 2013! vine.co/v/bD3UlzgLxFF — 57 hits (@57hits) March 26, 2013 3d baseball cards are back! Back in 1986 Sportflics made cards that changed photographs when you moved the card. I never understood …

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The peak years of my card collecting when cards were simply cardboard

This is humbling. All these 1989 sets for only $24 total. 1989 and 1990 were the peak years of my brother and I collecting baseball cards. The years when all the card companies over-produced a ton of cards so they are worth nothing now. But that’s fine with me. I’m glad that the cards are …

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