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NOTE: I have been posting these things long enough now that a few have commented that the introductory section isn’t necessary anymore. But I’m leaving it in because, to paraphrase Joe DiMaggio when asked why he played so hard all the time, there may be people who’ve never read the best-seller entries before. So on […]


I love collecting first editions of magazines, so it was a nice surprise when I received this on Saturday, totally out of the blue  Very snazzy. The new offering from the  Helmar Brewing Company considers what publisher Charles Mandel calls “modern vintage” cards, although there’s lots of non-collectible features, too. Mike Shannon, editor-in-chief of the […]


Bits and Pieces, Oct. 24

October 24, 2014 · 0 comments

Haven’t done one of these in awhile. Of course, I haven’t done much of anything for awhile what with working on the new non-baseball sports book. So here are a few items from recent weeks. If people knew how Michael Lewis got the inspiration to write Moneyball, I wonder if that would have made a […]


Apparently so. Seems to take some of the spontaneity out of it, no? Wonder what Zack Hample thinks of this. He’s made a career of collecting — and writing about — the fine art of nailing these treasures.


The beverage, not the drug. Honestly, get your mind out of the gutter. From Mark Aubrey, my “proofreader,” comes this item on eBay: “1967 Coke Cap RARE PASSOVER variation Willie Stargell Pittsburgh Pirates HOFer” Asking price: $75. When I was a kid growing up in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, there was a kosher […]


Had these for awhile and still working on the “documentary” about some of there many memorabilia shops in Cooperstown, where I attended the 25th Annual Symposium on Baseball & American Culture last month. (Click on the number to advance the slideshow; click on each photo to enlarge in a new window.) [SlideDeck id=’15803′ width=’100%’ height=’300px’]


Investing in Dandy Sandy

November 21, 2012 · 0 comments

BaseballCardInvestment.comt posted this piece on “Sandy Koufax Baseball Cards: A Short but Solid List.” I’m guessing it applies to at least a few of you out there.


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