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    Baseball Cards 102: Insert Cards

    Posted: March 22, 2017 by Grubby Glove   -   2 Comments

    The first time I remember receiving an insert card in a baseball card wax pack was in 1965. That was the year I bought my first box of cards. I remember instantly disliking them and thinking they were the ugliest cards I ever saw. And they were, at least until the 1995 Fleer baseball cards came along, but I’ll save that for a future post. Our business today pertains to insert cards. Insert cards are those cards that are randomly inserted into baseball card packs.

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    Baseball Cards 101: Topps

    Posted: March 8, 2017 by Grubby Glove   -   No Comments

    Topps is the General Motors of the baseball card business. Just like General Motors produces cars and trucks under a variety of brands, such as Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC and Buick, so too does Topps with its baseball cards. The number of brands that Topps issues is dizzying, and I frequently lose track. Among those I am familiar with are Opening Day, Heritage, Allen & Ginter, Bowman, Gypsy Queen and Archives. Their flagship offering is called Topps and in this post we’re going to take a look at it.     Read more →

    Timmy… Please Don’t!

    Posted: February 26, 2017 by Grubby Glove   -   6 Comments

    Not too long ago I read a post in SB Nation that stated Tim Lincecum wanted to continue pitching in the major leagues. In order to do so he was working out with the goal of holding a showcase for any teams that might be interested in signing him. A few days ago I heard that several teams have expressed interest, although the showcase has not yet occurred.   Read more →

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