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Matthew Glidden
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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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1930s British Cigarette Cards : Models and ships! Limpets and Sharks! Borzois and bad driving!
If you collect modern Allen & Ginter cards, it can seem baffling how Topps finds so many random subjects to turn into one "normal" set. Irresistible cat cards, anyone? 2014 Allen & Ginter "Little Lions" #5, Cornish Rex For a seminal look at how war machines...
If you collect modern Allen & Ginter cards, it can seem baffling how Topps finds so many random subjects to turn into one "normal" set. Irresistible cat cards, anyone? 2014 Allen & Ginter "Little Lions" #5, Cornish Rex Fo...
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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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More #5s From U.K. Cigarette Packs : Flags, Flora, Fauna, and French Kings
Last time in the blog, I thanked OBC trading friend Glenn for an excellent stack of UK cigarette cards  that covered a variety of subjects and this post shows another handful from that type card swap. It's hard to replicate this range of cards stateside wit...
Last time in the blog, I thanked OBC trading friend Glenn for an excellent stack of UK cigarette cards that covered a variety of subjects and this post shows another handful from that type card swap. It's hard to replicate th...
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STACK! That's fun. Especially when you get hedgehogs.
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1933 Goudey Sport Kings Varsity Football Game #5
As we near the start of 2014's college football season, I've been looking back several decades to the leatherheads era, when "face mask" was a thing people wore for ski slopes and Halloween. (I haven't looked back to that era by watching the movie   Leather...
As we near the start of 2014's college football season, I've been looking back several decades to the leatherheads era, when "face mask" was a thing people wore for ski slopes and Halloween. (I haven't looked back to that era...
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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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