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TTM Success — Charlie Manuel

Posted in TTM Success with tags , , , , on July 27, 2010 by Cardboard Icons

Received this autographed Charlie Manuel postcard in the mail today in lieu of the 2010 Topps Heritage card I sent him several months ago. I’ve received four returns from Phillies personnel in recent year and all of them have come back as post cards. Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins were most definitely pre-printed autos; my Chase Utley appears to be real — the Sharpie layer is on top and there is a little streaking in the ink. And now this Charlie Manuel, which by the scan may appear to be a pre-print, but I can tell you first-hand that it is not. You can see the indentation on the cardstock — also my dumbass just smudged the ink after scanning this image. *facepalm*

See the rest of my 2010 TTM request/success list here.

So long, Robin Roberts (1926-2010)

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , on May 6, 2010 by Cardboard Icons

Sept. 26, 1926 - May 6, 2010

The Great Purge of 2010 (Part III)

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , on April 30, 2010 by Cardboard Icons

After three weeks of sorting, counting and boxing up cards, the time has come for The Sale. True, I’ve been selling cards for the better part of the last three weeks, and I have done fairly little to promote this cause other than my cathartic writings telling myself it was OK to part with my precious cardboard.

But finally the time has come for the much-anticipated portion of the Purge — the sale of the team lots.

Heading into this process I had one major problem that I knew would be a little off-putting: the cost of shipping. Sending one or two cards is a fairly simple process. But sending lots of cards anywhere from 200 to 1,300 can be a tad expensive, and so I have decided to use flat rate priority shipping for any lots that have more than 700 cards. Don’t be scared away by the $10.70 shipping cost for most of these lots, that is indeed how much it will cost to be sent.

Anyhow, here are links to all of the team lots I have available. All auctions end on May 7, about 6 p.m. PACIFIC. If so inclined place a bid on your favorite team. If not, thanks for reading. I’ll be writing Part Four sometime in the next few days.

American League


Oakland A’s (approx 1,150 cards)

Texas Rangers (approx 1015)

Seattle Mariners (725+)

Anaheim Angels (750+)


Kansas City Royals (700+)

Detroit Tigers (approx 600)

Chicago White Sox (700+)

Minnesota Twins (725+)

Cleveland Indians (1,000+)


Baltimore Orioles (600+)

Tampa Bay Rays (425+)

Boston Red Sox (850+)

New York Yankees (approx 1,350)

Toronto Blue Jays (approx 825)

National League


San Francisco Giants (approx 650)

Arizona Diamondbacks (approx. 625)

Colorado Rockies (approx. 500)

San Diego Padres (850)

Los Angeles Dodgers (750)


Houston Astros (750+)

Chicago Cubs (800+)

St. Louis Cardinals (725+)

Milwaukee Brewers (450+)

Pittsburgh Pirates (550+)

Cincinnati Reds (approx. 600)


Philadelphia Phillies (950)

Atlanta Braves (approx. 1,000)

New York Mets (900+)

Washington Nationals (approx 200)

Montreal Expos (375)

Florida Marlins (475)

See Parts One and Two. Stay Tuned for Part Four of “The Great Purge of 2010.”

Coming Soon: 2009 Cardboard World Series

Posted in Cardboard World Series with tags , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2009 by Cardboard Icons


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