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Matthew Glidden
He's like the wind.
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1916 (D329) and 1917 (D328) Weil Baking Co Baseball #5, Leon "Red" Ames and Fred Anderson
Louisiana! Home to endless choices for great food, great music, and Joanie on the Pony . Joan of Arc statue -  (c) Ashley Merlin Louisiana! Erstwhile home to one of those food choices, Weil Baking Co. , and their paeans to baseball, the 1916 D329 and 1917 D...

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Top 5 Photos from R313 National Chicle "Fine Pen" Premiums
The 1930s produced great vintage sets, including some of my favorite individual cards. 1933 Goudey #155, Joe Judge Those blue lines and bloused uniform, wow. Such clean, outstanding work. Hand-tinted, line-heavy figures like this Joe Judge reflect similar A...

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1980 AL baseball TV broadcast slides #5, Earl Weaver
I recently asked Twitter, are these cards ? Computer-driven graphics hadn't taken over sports coverage in the 1970s and 80s, so TV producers leaned on still photos when they needed an inset or single-player highlight. For example, did Weaver get tossed out ...

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World Series 2016 Giveaway Winners!
Gonna sneak this post in before game 7 ends to avoid the rush. :-) Another World Series Hero WHO WON:   My recent World Series giveaway wrapped up neatly. Run totals for game 4-5 (7-2 and 3-2) were 14 runs. Congrats to John Hogan , who got closest at 13! Ru...

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World Series Game 4 and 5 Card Giveaway!
I will guess that it's been a year-plus since I gave cards away on this site, which is a year-plus too long. Let's turn this World Series of Baseball into some fabulous prizes. WHAT YOU DO There will be at least two more games, so predict the total runs sco...

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1949 Bowman PCL Baseball #5, Xavier Rescigno
This Bowman PCL type card comes from the sort of set that tilts me to extravagance. It's been a white whale in the hunting, vanishing further into the distance each time I got close. Sometimes, one would appear at a show for $150. I'd skip it as "too pricy"...

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2016 National Show Report, Aug 4 - 7, Atlantic City
This is my wrap-up for the 2016 National and what I brought back with me. It's not all in the binders  yet, but some things take time. Girlfriend: "That's kind of a lot of cards." This National exceeded my somewhat low expectations for Atlantic City as a ve...

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Top 5 Goals at 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention
Since I'm headed to Atlantic City this week, there must be a National in town! I'll be flying nonstop via Spirit Airlines this Thursday morning. What kind of event will get me to both fly Spirit and visit Atlantic City? That's the answer. TRIVIA: No native ...

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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 ...

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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....
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