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Card of the Day: 1970 Topps Paul Schaal

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

This is why I love vintage baseball cards. You can pick up almost any of them and find something interesting. Here we’ve got a common 1970 Topps card of one Paul Schaal, a career .244 hitter who played for two teams, the Angels and Royals. Under most circumstances this piece of cardboard is not one that would not make many people think. Unless of course you’re me, looking for something interesting to write about. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 1992 Bowman Foil Manny Ramirez

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

To answer your first question: I know this is not his rookie card. And to answer the second: That was the fashion of 1992.

On the heels of my last post, the one about Bowman Chrome, I started thinking more and more about that 1992 Bowman set. It really was a benchmark set, one chalk full of first- and second-year issues of some of the game’s greatest players over the last decade and a half. One of the major rookies in the set is Manny. Take a look at this card, it’ll tell you everything you need to know about 1992 Bowman. The set incorporated ground breaking technology (foil was not a common process), youth (look at the rookies in this set, some of them do not even have stubble) and style (check out those clothes.) Continue reading

Card of the Day: 2000 Topps Traded Autographs Francisco Rodriguez

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

Forty. That’s how many saves Francisco Rodriguez has as of this morning after nailing down another win yesterday against the Red Sox. He is now way above pace to catch Bobby Thigpen’s single-season record of 57 and what that means is … cards like these will start hitting eBay in droves and they’ll fetch way above what they normally would. The card I’m speaking of course is this 2000 Topps Traded autograph card, which were inserted one per factory sealed set the same set that includes Miguel Cabrera’s first Topps autograph. I pulled this K-Rod about two years go while hunting for a Cabrera, which books at $600. It was a crap shoot. Continue reading