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Matthew Glidden
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1980-81 Venezuelan Winter League Baseball Stickers #5 Francisco Herrera
Hey Francisco! That's the smiling mug (and missing corner) of longtime baseball player, manager, and coach, Francisco Herrera. He lost a chunk of paper to the set's collectors album, but doesn't look broken up about it. Pasting baseball players into albums ...
Hey Francisco! That's the smiling mug (and missing corner) of longtime baseball player, manager, and coach, Francisco Herrera. He lost a chunk of paper to the set's collectors album, but doesn't look broken up about it. Pasti...
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How and Why Topps Created The All-Star Set
My last post, Comparing 1959 & 1960 Topps All-Star Rookie Teams , implied something important about how Topps approached innovation. When rookie subsets first appeared in 1959, they didn't happen by accident. Baseball events, customer insight, and a desire ...
My last post, Comparing 1959 & 1960 Topps All-Star Rookie Teams, implied something important about how Topps approached innovation. When rookie subsets first appeared in 1959, they didn't happen by accident. Baseball events, ...
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Top 5 Indianapolis Indians
I started this blog post with a mission: finish out the Indianapolis Indians type posts. They're a minor league organization with major league commitment to card quality, especially during the 1970s, a decade of bad card stock and middling black-and-white p...
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1967-68 Coca-Cola Minnesota Twins Baseball Crowns #5, Jim Perry
Twins hurler Jim Perry won 215 career games, still in the top 100 all-time. It's vogue in some baseball circles to re-examine the single-mindedness of  wins and update how we value the men credited with them. Whatever you think of Ws and Ls, SABR's Origin o...
Twins hurler Jim Perry won 215 career games, still in the top 100 all-time. It's vogue in some baseball circles to re-examine the single-mindedness of wins and update how we value the men credited with them. Whatever you thin...
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1976 Caruso Phoenix Giants Baseball #5, Skip James
In my last post (Carlos Lopez), I lamented how card maker Caruso picked green bunting for a 1976 bicentennial team set, when the situation obviously called for red. Ugh. It's only now that I realize: I'd forgotten about this post from 2013 . Orange bunting ...
In my last post (Carlos Lopez), I lamented how card maker Caruso picked green bunting for a 1976 bicentennial team set, when the situation obviously called for red. Ugh. It's only now that I realize: I'd forgotten about thi...
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Fall 2015 Baseball Collectors Album
I end up downloading a lot of baseball pictures, and cards, and pictures of cards while planning posts here or on the Twitter @Number5TypeCard . Today's post spills those photos onto the blog table like a family album of summer and fall recollections. World...
I end up downloading a lot of baseball pictures, and cards, and pictures of cards while planning posts here or on the Twitter @Number5TypeCard. Today's post spills those photos onto the blog table like a family album of summe...
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Wilmington MA Show Report, April 16, 2016
My biggest local card show's also the largest in New England, held semi-annually at the Shriner's Auditorium in Wilmington, MA, about 15 miles north of Boston. It's a Fri-Sun show with lots of vendors and lots of vintage and is almost always worth the trip....
My biggest local card show's also the largest in New England, held semi-annually at the Shriner's Auditorium in Wilmington, MA, about 15 miles north of Boston. It's a Fri-Sun show with lots of vendors and lots of vintage and ...
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Comparing the 1959 and 1960 Topps All-Star Rookie Teams
This article profiles the first Topps All-Star Rookie Team, selected and announced in late 1959. I've researched Topps subsets and on-card advertising recently, but hadn't found an easy reference for the 1959 "rookies," especially the subset of rookie troph...
This article profiles the first Topps All-Star Rookie Team, selected and announced in late 1959. I've researched Topps subsets and on-card advertising recently, but hadn't found an easy reference for the 1959 "rookies," espec...
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Top 5 Indianapolis Indians
I started this blog post with a mission: finish out the Indianapolis Indians type posts. They're a minor league organization with major league commitment to card quality, especially during the 1970s, a decade of bad card stock and middling black-and-white p...
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1961 Topps Check List : The Late Innings
Back in August 2013, I broke down each 1961 Topps checklist , linking their action photo to specific 1960 contests. To catch you up--and remind myself--here's the full list, with an example shot of Ernie Banks sliding into second. #17 Checklist 1 : June 9 (...
Back in August 2013, I broke down each 1961 Topps checklist, linking their action photo to specific 1960 contests. To catch you up--and remind myself--here's the full list, with an example shot of Ernie Banks sliding into sec...
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1976 Caruso Salt Lake City Gulls Baseball #5, Carlos Lopez
With my lengthy history as a Mariners fan, I should've gotten to know Carlos Lopez by now, but for some reason I haven't. I might've even known off the top of my head that he played 99 games for their 1977 expansion squad and was traded thereafter in a swap...
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1968 Topps Venezuelan Baseball #5, NL HR Leaders (Hank Aaron, Jimmy Wynn, Ron Santo, Willie McCovey)
Hank Aaron, Jim "Toy Cannon" Wynn, Ron Santo, and Willie McCovey? This who's-who of late-60s power hitters holds a special place in my heart as the last vintage Venezuelan on my #5 wantlist. It's got tape stains, missing paper, and creases, but you can't te...
Hank Aaron, Jim "Toy Cannon" Wynn, Ron Santo, and Willie McCovey? This who's-who of late-60s power hitters holds a special place in my heart as the last vintage Venezuelan on my #5 wantlist. It's got tape stains, missing pape...
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Software Program Manager
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  • Sonos
    Project Manager, 2014 - present
  • EMC Corp
    Software Program Manager, 2000 - 2013
  • Nintendo of America
    1988 - 1995
  • Microsoft
    1996 - 1997
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Filmmaker, comedy improvisor, baseball blogger. Personal twitter @matthewglidden and baseball @Number5TypeCard.
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  • Bellevue College
  • University of Washington
  • Brandeis University
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I worked with Clinton for two hours on costume photos for a professional-level book submission. He was professional, creative, and made good use of incidental opportunities both in and out of his normal studio. Happy to recommend him.
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