Archive for July 2018

A brief history of the man behind an oddball image.

One bat shows two sides of The Splendid Splinter.

The 1963 Topps set marked a major step forward for the card company.

Erik Sherman’s latest book examines the peripatetic life of a colorful player and manager.

Baseball was never far from the TV classic’s notice.

Appreciating the late Oscar Gamble.

Topps cards began to hit their stride as Lee Mazzilli began a curious decline.

The former pitcher remembers his counterpart behind the plate.

A controversial process of long ago reminds us (and the Yankees) that delay needn’t be fatal.

The day Frankenstein’s Monster terrorized a catcher.

Three smart players devoted their lives to baseball.

They’re gone, but we remember these players from their baseball cards.

Come along for a ride back to the beginning of what would become an expected norm.

The subjects of a classic card remind us that good times can be fleeting.

When the mystery man is more famous than the featured player.

Author Paul Dickson answers some questions on his new book about Leo Durocher.

The 70s were an interesting time for baseball cards, and for this pitcher in particular.

When was the photo on this card taken? Let’s play detective.

Old time baseball and old time TV intersect.

A former pitcher’s new book rivals those of Jim Bouton and Jim Brosnan