Month: August 2012

Donuts.

Once in a while, a new hobby discovery turns the collecting world on its ear.  With decades of people collecting and cataloging cards, how is it that there can be an undiscovered card issue?  And yet it’s happened in recent memory, with the 1921 Herpolsheimers, 1916 Tango Eggs, and 1920 Peggy Popcorn sets, among others. …

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Mickey, Part II

So far, we’ve focused this blog on cards.  Baseball and football. We’ve got other things in the inaugural auction.  But we’re going to ease you in slowly with this fantastic autographed 1962 Topps special card of the subject of yesterday’s blog entry, Mickey Mantle. Card #318 from that set illustrates the powerful left-handed swing of …

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More Diz.

We love Dizzy Dean. He was positively superhuman in 1934.  Consider this: He pitched in fifty games in 1934.  Fifty.  In a 154-game season, that means Diz pitched in a third of his team’s games.  And he won thirty.  And in the 1934 World Series, he pitched in three games, 26 innings in total.  Twenty-six innings in three …

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Roger the Dodger

I grew up watching Roger Staubach play. Actually, I grew up watching Danny White play, in Staubach’s shadow.  As a Cowboys fan in the early 1980s, White was forever compared to Staubach – and the “can’t win the big one” tag pretty much followed White year after year.  I really only watched Staubach in his final …

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