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Looking Back: 1991 Topps Stadium Club Baseball

Looking Back: 1991 Topps Stadium Club Baseball

Topps’ answer to the new, slick-look 1989 Upper Deck baseball card product came two years later as 1991 Stadium Club. The first “premiere” set from Topps, 1991 Stadium Club also… Read more »

My Matsui Conversion

My Matsui Conversion

One of the most wonderful things about being a sports fan is the undying loyalty that exists. Everybody has their favorites and everyone wants to believe that their favorite teams… Read more »

Sam McDowell’s ‘Incomplete’ Game

Sam McDowell’s ‘Incomplete’ Game

There’s little question that 1970 was Sam McDowell’s finest year in the majors. That year, the Cleveland southpaw reached the 20-win plateau for the first and only time in his… Read more »

My Favorite Cards

My Favorite Cards

The obvious next question begs, I suppose, what are my favorite cards that I have in my collection? Some answers are obvious: I have rookie cards of my all-time favorite… Read more »

Upper Deck Gives Five More Employees the Axe

Upper Deck Gives Five More Employees the Axe

Just got this email from a newly unemployed Upper Decker, a PR employee who worked for the company for 14 years. The layoffs came just about a month after the… Read more »

Ken “Hawk” Harrelson Traded to Cleveland in ‘69, Predicts Indians Will Win Pennant

Ken “Hawk” Harrelson Traded to Cleveland in ‘69, Predicts Indians Will Win Pennant

When Boston Red Sox slugger Ken “The Hawk” Harrelson, who led the American League in RBIs in 1968, was traded to the lowly Cleveland Indians during the second week of… Read more »

Looking Back: 1977 Topps Baseball

Looking Back: 1977 Topps Baseball

For my second “Looking Back” segment, I thought I would take a peek at the 1977 Topps Baseball set, because that was the first year I began collecting baseball cards…. Read more »

The Mystery of Steve Blass

The Mystery of Steve Blass

The Pittsburgh Pirates had high hopes for Steve Blass, a young right-hander with pinpoint accuracy, when they signed him straight out of high school in 1960. Blass pitched in the… Read more »

Upper Deck Attempts to Give Us a Reason to Collect MLS Cards

Upper Deck Attempts to Give Us a Reason to Collect MLS Cards

So you aren’t excited enough by watching thrilling, white knuckle 0-0 draws between the Chicago Fire and Sporting Kansas City?  You need some additional reason to want to collect Major… Read more »

Professional Football Starts Tonight (Sorta)

Professional Football Starts Tonight (Sorta)

For those of you still worried about a lack of pro-football in 2011, you can stop worrying.  That’s right… the Canadian Football League kicks off their season I know very… Read more »

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