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Mark Aubrey
Making tomorrow a safer place today.
Making tomorrow a safer place today.

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Move over Centennials, it is now the King Club
I was tipped off to this club by rereading Ronald R. Allen's Same Old Smokies .  He references an article in the Chronicle .  I found an article in The Morristown Gazette  that has the same story. The Morristown Gazette  - June 14, 1876 O.C. King is Oliver ...

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Should I send this postcard to Night Owl?
I purchased this card at the first card show I've been to in years. I picked up a mess of stuff. Including this ad postcard. I wasn't familiar with the ASCCA.  So off to the web.  I found a mention in this Columbia University student newspaper from 1973.  A...

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A Thing of Beauty
Back in November I ran into Buddy Gilbert at a SABR meeting.  He was an attendee and I was a speaker.  We've met a few times before. Buddy and my Dad He's a hoot.  So's my dad.  They didn't get a chance to talk for any length of time.  Buddy was telling me ...

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2016 Topps Wacky Packages - MLB edition
Back down to the Dollar Tree last night. Had to pick up some gift bags for teacher gifts. The lines were long and just a few registers open. I put myself in the line with the trading cards in the impulse buy zone. It worked. I hadn't yet seen these. It ...

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A New Grading Scale?
Grading cards can be a difficult task.  What looks like a V ery G ood card in your card shop will immediately turn into a N ear M int in the short time that it takes the shop owner to leaf through his favorite pricing guide.  Funny how that happens. We have...

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26 Cards from CardsOne
I had to stop in at the Dollar Tree in town on Saturday. Needed some Scotch tape. They had their droppers chock full of cards.  Random packs.  Basketball.  Football.  The other football.  Cartoons. And baseball.  I grabbed a pack.  No peeking.  Just the f...

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UT - Vanderbilt series
The football game between UT and Vandy on Saturday, November 26, 2016, was the 110th meeting of these two storied teams. Or was it the 111th meeting?  Depends which set of information you look at. Here's UT's Media Guide produced before the 2016 season. 201...

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Auto to the Max
A few weeks ago I was given a small box of baseball magazines and media guides by a friend that plays vintage base ball in the area.  One of them was a program for the 2005 USA Baseball National Team. A lot of talented young players.  Like Max Scherzer and ...

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McGlothin keeps Williams hitless in 7 plate appearances
Ezra "Pat" McGlothin, Knoxville lad, spent time at the University of Tennessee and then in the low minors before he was in the Navy. As a recreational specialist and morale booster he played for the Corpus Christi Naval Training Base All-Stars.  LT Ted Will...

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Veterans Day
Earlier this year the Tennessee Smokies held their annual salute to Military Veterans.  There were many pregame ceremonies.  Gold Star Mothers and Families were recognized and players presented them with flowers and hugs. A group was selected to appear on s...
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