Archive for Brooklyn Dodgers

In Memoriam: Ralph Branca 

Posted in In Memoriam, Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 23, 2016 by Cardboard Icons

1949 Bowman Rookie Card

Icon-O-Clasm: “72” 1909-1911 t206 Piedmont Kaiser Wilhelm

Posted in Icon-O-Clasm with tags , , , , , , , on December 18, 2015 by Cardboard Icons

Kaiser Wilhelm, owner of the scoreless consecutive innings pitched record (72) in Minor League Baseball.

Two new vintage Hall of Famer rookie cards, Brooklyn Dodgers edition

Posted in Hall of Fame Rookie Cards with tags , , , , , on June 8, 2012 by Cardboard Icons

It’s been more than a week since I’ve been able to sit down and write something.

Forgive me, I’ve been busy … busy buying rookie cards!

It took some shuffling of assets, but I was able to knock out two more big rookie for my collection.  And I love the fact that both of these cards hail from the 1949 Bowman set.

These 1949 Bowman Roy Campanella and Duke Snider rookie cards are graded as being in “poor” condition, but the presentation value of these cards is so much better than other “ones” I’ve seen for sale. Wouldn’t you agree?

1949 Bowman Roy Campanella rookie card

1949 Bowman Duke Snider rookie card


See more Hall of Famer Rookie Cards here.

1953 Bowman Color Pee Wee Reese might be the greatest Dodger card ever made

Posted in Instagram Portraits with tags , , , , , , , on May 11, 2012 by Cardboard Icons


Whether you’re talking about the Los Angeles or Brooklyn squad, the legacy of the Dodgers runs deep.  And on cardboard there is no shortage of options when searching for the greatest Dodgers picture card of all time.

But in my mind, they don’t get much better than this:

We see a lot of great photography on modern cards.  And we rarely stop and think about it when we imaged of infielders with a glove in their hand emblazoned on our collectibles.  But this 1953 Bowman Color Pee Wee Reese is quite amazing given the technology of the time.

Think about it.  The photographer caught Reese in mid air making the throw from second base to first.

Was it staged?  Absolutely.

But the photographer still had to capture Reese several feet in the air with a camera that is antiquated by today’s standards.

Simply amazing.

Cardboard Porn: 1952 Topps Andy Pafko

Posted in Cardboard Porn with tags , , , on July 17, 2010 by Cardboard Icons

Cardboard Porn: Because sometimes words just get in the way.

This is the eighth in an on-going series of card images titled “Cardboard Porn.”

MLB Network, I Love You

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 1, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

109_1191I’m not sure what to say today.  I’m waaaaaaay too happy that the MLB Network has finally arrived.

Should I be this excited?

Is this Heaven? (3:42)

I started a thread (its still on-going) at today about my giddiness, but it reached a whole new level while watching Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series. While watching this game,  I saw a Gillette shaving blades commercial, and in it was a special offer for the Vest-Pocket Encyclopedia of Baseball, a free gift with your purchase of blades.

Well, as it turns out, I actually own that freakin’ encyclopedia! Continue reading

Card of the Day: 1952 Topps Andy Pafko

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , on August 12, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

Ever since I received my Lou Gehrig rookie card in the mail about two weeks ago, I’ve been in a different place as a collector. All of the shiny stuff I’ve pulled from packs in recent years really has become irrelevant to me since that 1933 Goudey Gehrig arrived. I’ve not bought a single card in more than two weeks, but in the meantime all I can think about is baseball, its greatest players historically and their old cardboard. Over the weekend I picked up “Cobb,” by Al Stump, and while I’m only 30-some-odd pages into it, it’s fueled my passion for the vintage cards again. And because I am not in a financial place to purchase anything new at this point — and probably for the rest of the year — I decided to dig an oldie but goodie out of my collection to share with the world: 1952 Topps Andy Pafko. Continue reading