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Quote of the day, May 20

Roger Cohen, on the past (New York Times, 2015)

“I am a newspaperman. I try to understand, evoke and make vivid the present. That is not possible without understanding the past. 16 more words


2000 Fleer GOTG Baseball Autos: The Final Four

When I opened my first pack of 2000 Fleer Greats of the Game baseball some 14 years ago, I was immediately drawn to the set.  The simplistic design and checklist appealed to me.  550 more words

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19 Days in Postal Purgatory -- story of Johnny Bench SP Auto

So, it’s no secret at this point — I am working feverishly on the 2000 Greats of the Game baseball autographs set.

This set, as I have said here and in one of my recent Beckett Baseball Monthly columns, is easily one of the most iconic sets of our hobby’s history. 674 more words

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The ONLY Johan Santana rookie that matters ...

A few weeks ago I wrote about a 2000 SP Authentic Barry Zito rookie card that bore the serial number of Zito’s jersey.

Well, that’s not the only former Cy Young Award Winner whose serial numbered rookie card that I own with the number matching the jersey. 164 more words

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My friend the newspaperman—he’s more of a distant acquaintance—asked me gently, or was it meekly, whether he could borrow….

“What?” I asked. It wasn’t clear. 903 more words

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