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You don’t really want pristine mint condition baseball cards, do you?

Seeing an image like this of pristine cards all nicely preserved inside protectors makes me want to make more well-worn cards. A baseball card with sharp corners is so institutional. “CAREFUL! Don’t set that card on the table, you might nudge the corner.” Baseball cards are meant to be worn. I’m making a fine art …

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How AJ Pierzynski goofed his Chicago Tribune ad

Two major mistakes AJ Pierzynski made in his Chicago Tribune ad for White Sox fans

8-year former White Sox player A.J. Pierzynski is a class act to run a full-page ad for local fans in the Chicago Tribune at the end of 2012. I tip my hat to him. But I also give AJ two tips: 1) No true Chicagoan calls it “Chi-town.” Only people who aren’t from Chicago call …

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Backs of famous baseball cards

Can you guess what famous baseball card this is? [Answer]. It would be fun to take the 45 most iconic baseball cards of all time and show just the backs of the cards. You’ll enjoy more posts about baseball cards: Backs of famous baseball cards Critique of Dick Perez’s Grover Alexander painting The crazy backgrounds …

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Critique of Dick Perez’s Grover Alexander painting

Dick Perez. The official Baseball Hall of Fame artist of the 80s and 90s. I grew up collecting the Donruss cards featuring his “Diamond King” paintings with crazy backgrounds. I did my fair share of baseball portraits in grade school and high school, so in some ways Dick Perez has had a positive influence on …

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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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