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Oh, Jimmie Foxx, where art thou?

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , on January 11, 2010 by Cardboard Icons

I am so close, I can taste it. When 2008 Allen & Ginter’s baseball hit the market nearly two years ago, there was one insert set I absolutely geeked over — the Baseball Icons inserts. These mini inserts exemplify all that is good about the hobby. No foilboard, serial numbering or flashy design. Just an old-school look and feel featuring the founding fathers of the game and hobby. But, here we are some 22 months after their release and I am missing one card: Jimmie Foxx, BI12. I don’t resort to begging often, but please tell me you have my Jimmie Foxx?

New Red Sox images: 1965 Topps Carl Yastrzemski

Posted in Red Sox Collection with tags , , , , , on June 11, 2009 by Cardboard Icons


Updating the Red Sox collection this morning and scanned in some 1965 Topps cards. While doing so I noticed something new about the Carl Yastrzemski card from this set. Can you tell the difference between the Yaz and the Felix Mantilla and Earl Wilson I also scanned in?