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2011 MLB Season and Playoffs

By Joe Mosley aka LGB Cards

First off, I am not going to act like I predicted this season cause if anyone did they were the only one. The epic breakdowns by the Braves and Red Sox turned out to be two more notches in the historic disaster column of baseball history. Now we are down to the near end, the Cardinals are now up 3 games to 2 and the Rangers are also up 3 games to 2. It would be easy to say that the Rangers and Cardinals will make it and shoot a guess in the dark but More >

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By Stephen Duell aka spuds1961

September 28th was a monumental night for professional baseball.Never in the history of MLB were 2 wildcard slots decided in extra innings on the last day of the season.With the Yankees already slotted as the top seed in the American League they really didn’t need to do anything but show up, but a 7-0 lead over Tampa Bay after 7 innings had to have Red Sox nation feeling giddy. I already conceded this game to the Bronx Bombers as I went to walk my dogs at the start of the bottom of the 8th.I came back More >

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Perfect Card to Invest in

By Michael Reuben aka mreuben

 

My brother worked a part time job a number of years ago in a card shop that we would often frequent; the Ball Park. We had been going to this store as a family since they brought me in a shopping cart so I wouldn’t knock anything off the display cases. One of the great brick and mortar stores that has closed up over the last dozen years or so. Anyways, whenever he reflects upon this job of his, one story is always retold.

 

A customer came into the store with a crisp $100 bill. He walked More >

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A Grateful Soldier

By SGT Joshua Helms aka Helms83

I’m embarrassed to admit that I have been a diehard Cubs fan of unwaivered support and have yet to visit Wrigley Field; even though I have lived a short two hours west of Chicago for the past 15 years. Finally, while home on R&R from Afghanistan, my fiancée surprised me with tickets to my first Cubs game there.

We had tickets for the September 16th Astros v. Cubs contest. Our seats were along the third base line, six rows from the bullpen holding area, just to the left of the Cubs dugout. It was a chilly, More >

A World Without Sports Cards

By Stephen Duell aka Spuds1961

I knew I was going to write about something today,just didn’t know what.After looking at all my bags of cards and memorabilia in my computer room this is what I decided on.

 

I’ve been collecting on and off for about 40 years of the 50 years I’ve been alive,I just couldn’t imagine my life without these little pieces of cardboard.I remember the first cards I ever bought and they weren’t even sports related, back in the late 60s my father used to drop my mother off at the Staten Island ferry terminal to go to work.It was More >