Sports

1960 Topps folded in half

Why would I be so excited to see a baseball card folded in half? Find out on my baseball blog: “Fold a baseball card to create excitement.”

$500 for one pack of baseball cards

Topps is selling packs of eight cards for $500. That’s right. $500 for one pack of baseball cards. Here is my email to Topps: Dear Topps, your Five Star cards will scare many people away from collecting any cards. This $500-per-pack is an image destroyer for your brand. You may reply with, “well, this is …

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Questions for Topps and Beckett Media

Do you think the #1 trading card manufacturer (topps) and the official trading card pricing experts (Beckett Media) would respond to you if you had questions for them? I tweeted a different question every day for nine days to these experts and got zero responses. Granted, Beckett Media responds to no tweets. But @toppscards does …

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Baseball teams that finished in second place in the most consecutive seasons

Imagine your favorite MLB team finishing in second place. Not too bad. You might even get a wild card chance. Now imagine if your team finishes in second place the next year. Kinda frustrating that you get so close, but no first place. Now imagine your team finishing in second place year after year. That’s …

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How baseball card magazines of my youth inspired my design career

Simplicity. Something covers of magazines today often lack. Multiple headlines cry for your attention alongside a primary photo. Editors hope one of the headlines will grab your attention while standing in line. You don’t have to pick up the magazine to see its contents. We’ve all gotten used to the shouting matches on magazine covers. …

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Baseball cards that are well-worn should sell for more than mint cards

Well-worn baseball cards are a beauty to behold. Just like old furniture, you want the worn-look to be kept. The agedness is a value. There’s a certain art to getting a baseball card to be aged nicely. Why aren’t worn baseball cards valued more? Old baseball cards in mint condition are more rare making the …

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Professional sports salaries influence our hurt economy

Maybe part of America’s economic problems is related to the rising salaries of professional sports players. Their salaries are completely wacked. Thus high-level execs of companies feel like they should be making lots of money too. Thus the average worker gets screwed because executives take on higher salaries. It’s not the complete cause, it’s just …

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