Hand drawn Baseball Cards
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Posted by Paul on June 2, 2012 | Short Link

What is it about Every Hall of Famer that makes it such a wonderful blog? If you haven’t visited the site, Every Hall of Famer is a blog by Summer Anne Burton, artist and contributor to such blogs as Fangraphs and The Classical.  On Every Hall of Famer, Summer has been posting her ink portraits […]

George Brett and Mario Mendoza
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Posted by Paul on May 24, 2012 | Short Link

I wanted to write a nice long piece on Mario Mendoza, his career, his place in baseball history, with maybe a kind of “where are they now” coda. I thought that with some digging I could find a relate-able “human interest” story. Hopefully an uplifting story of a man overcoming his marginalization in history to […]

Baseball Card Database at The Baseball Cube
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Posted by Paul on March 30, 2012 | Short Link

How in the world did I live my whole life without this!?! Hat tip to StratFanForum poster clmdesign for linking to The Baseball Cube’s searchable baseball card database. Seriously, I could spend all day at this site. The site currently boasts 26,071 scans of baseball cards. Check out what I get when I search for […]

Baseball Card Hall of Fame – Inner Circle
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Posted by Paul on March 26, 2012 | Short Link

My top 5 ballot, Baseball Card Hall of Fame (the “Inner Circle,” as we say) would have to include: 1. 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle Besides the exceedingly rare T-206 Wagner, Mickey Mantle’s 1952 Topps rookie card may be the most sought-after prize in collecting. As a baseball card, it is an iconic piece of memorabilia […]

How Cards Bring Players to Life
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Posted by Paul on March 13, 2012 | Short Link

There is something about baseball cards, isn’t there?  They can bring a whole life and personality to what otherwise would just be a name in a box score.  I’ve fallen in love with players over their Strat-o-Matic cards before.  Kenny Williams is one that immediately comes to mind.  I’d never heard of him before Strat.  […]

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