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Matthew Glidden
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1977 Caruso PCL Hawaii Islanders Baseball #5, Luis Melendez (and more Dave Roberts)
For all the bicentennial bunting used on its 1976 cards ( #5 Dave Roberts profile ), Caruso returned to a more familiar black and white in 1977 for Hawaii's PCL set. These days, a good designer with a computer can match Topps stroke for stroke in visual pre...
For all the bicentennial bunting used on its 1976 cards (#5 Dave Roberts profile), Caruso returned to a more familiar black and white in 1977 for Hawaii's PCL set. These days, a good designer with a computer can match Topps s...
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"I feel like pigs in a waller," a.k.a, Topps exhibit at the Louisville Slugger Factory!
Louisville's hosted baseball since before a bat rolled out of Bud Hillerich's woodshop and into Pete Browning's hands (1884,  courtesy their history page ), but the Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum is my favorite icon in a town synonymous with the past...
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Fans of mustaches and baseball, rejoice!
In 2011, the New York Public Library published and freely distributed a book titled "Know the Past, Find the Future: The New York Public Library at 100." The NYPL described its centennial celebration book as follows: From La...
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1948-49 Caramelos El Indio Cuban Baseball #5, Orlando "Tango" Suarez
With the loosening of Amerca's decades-old Cuban travel and trade embargo on our horizon, I dusted off a dormant entry for one of my type collection's White Whales: the Caramelos El Indio  cigarette set. These black-and-white photos celebrate Cuba's 1948-49...
With the loosening of Amerca's decades-old Cuban travel and trade embargo on our horizon, I dusted off a dormant entry for one of my type collection's White Whales: the Caramelos El Indio cigarette set. These black-and-white ...
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1967 Kabaya-Leaf Japanese Pro Baseball #5, Minoru Nakamura
I don't often get to write about pros who never played the American game, so Minoru Nakamura's arrival was my first big hit for 2015. After 15 years of working on this type collection, it's no surprise I'm down to the rarest of the rare for both domestic an...
I don't often get to write about pros who never played the American game, so Minoru Nakamura's arrival was my first big hit for 2015. After 15 years of working on this type collection, it's no surprise I'm down to the rarest ...
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Really cool new addition to your set!  I'm impressed with the research you can add (on just one Saturday morning...!?) to your already extensive knowledge of these sets and cards.   Your writing is also excellent and way above the typical card blogger's I'm sure!
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1920 W516 and W529 Boxing #5, Lou Tendler
Despite the low-grade condition of most strip cards, a repeated appearance of Babe Ruth in the #5 slot made those type acquisitions more costly than most. 1920 W519 #5 (correct image) 1921 W521 #5 (image reversed) With those big hitters out of the way, you ...
Despite the low-grade condition of most strip cards, a repeated appearance of Babe Ruth in the #5 slot made those type acquisitions more costly than most. 1920 W519 #5 (correct image) 1921 W521 #5 (image reversed) With those ...
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1976 Caruso Hawaii Islanders Baseball #5, Dave Roberts
I like it when cards get a little ostentatious, going the extra mile to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, as the saying goes. Let's say you can only print in one color on white. Any other year, you might seem cheap, but that's no problem in 1976! Americ...
I like it when cards get a little ostentatious, going the extra mile to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, as the saying goes. Let's say you can only print in one color on white. Any other year, you might seem cheap, but t...
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1979 Cramer Hawaii Islanders Baseball #5, Sam Perlozzo
Hey there! I'm Sam, and is this a great day for baseball or what? How about a game of pepper and a non-cola soft drink? If "Sam Perlozzo" rings a bell, it's likely from his mid-2000s stint as Orioles manager, during a time of team roster and management turn...
Hey there! I'm Sam, and is this a great day for baseball or what? How about a game of pepper and a non-cola soft drink? If "Sam Perlozzo" rings a bell, it's likely from his mid-2000s stint as Orioles manager, during a time ...
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1914 T222 Fatima Baseball Players #5, Ed Reulbach, Jimmy Archer, Larry McLean, Oscar Vitt
2015 vintage card forums continue to bustle with gossip and check-ins, as collectors take the temperature of what their market likes on a regular. Buyers (and thus, sellers) appreciate certain teams or players today more than our forebears and there's a con...
2015 vintage card forums continue to bustle with gossip and check-ins, as collectors take the temperature of what their market likes on a regular. Buyers (and thus, sellers) appreciate certain teams or players today more than...
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1976 Indianapolis Indians Baseball #5, Joe Henderson
After 100-plus years of MLB card sets from tobacco and candy companies, one forgets how few releases exist for teams that played in America's minor league zip codes. Prior to the 1970s, those cities rarely turned local interest into collectible cards, thank...
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1973 Topps "1953 Baseball Stars" (aka 1953 Reprints) #5, Hal Newhouser
I'll start today's post by saying farewell to Sy Berger, whose guiding hand in what "baseball cards" mean today reached well beyond the Topps Chewing Gum (T.C.G.) offices. Keith Olbermann did a nice job saluting our modern hobby's most influential creator, ...
I'll start today's post by saying farewell to Sy Berger, whose guiding hand in what "baseball cards" mean today reached well beyond the Topps Chewing Gum (T.C.G.) offices. Keith Olbermann did a nice job saluting our modern ho...
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The Baseball Connection to 1920s British Cigarette Cards
We're not done looking at my incoming wave of British cigarette type cards, not by a long shot. This time, I'm including recent arrivals from Aaron, another friendly trader in OBC . All five of these #5s come from 1920s tree and flower-based sets. These art...
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    Project Manager, 2014 - present
  • EMC Corp
    Software Program Manager, 2000 - 2013
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    1988 - 1995
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Filmmaker, comedy improvisor, baseball blogger. Personal twitter @matthewglidden and baseball @Number5TypeCard.
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  • University of Washington
  • Brandeis University
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