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Vintage Baseball Card Blog Archive 2014

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The Men of the Game
January 16, 2014

The most recent Hall of Fame voting has made an important statement about baseball and its players, but if the primary goal of the player is to make money then we risk losing the essense of the game and it then becomes a business rather than a sport.  ...more


The Birth of the Golden Age of Baseball Cards
February 28, 2014

It was more than twenty years ago when I sat down to write about baseball cards for the first time. Nothing happened after that for another 14 years. But, it is interesting to see those first seeds of thought on paper that would ultimately grow into The Golden Age of Baseball Cards  ...more

Baseball Cards and Imagination
March 31, 2014

It was June 4, 1957. Vin Scully was a young broadcaster and the powerful Dodgers were playing the yet lowly Cubs. The color of the game comes through just as the images of the color cards from that year are etched in our minds. Take a trip back in time. Do you still have the patience to immerse yourself in the slow pace of the day? Bet you don't.  ...more


Oligarchy – It’s in the Cards
April 28, 2014

According to recent news the U.S. is now an oligarchy rather than a democarcy. To some this may come as a surprize,to others it's just the direction we've been heading for decades. How will baseball cards affect your life? While the article is tongue in cheek, the need for knowledge about corporate spending is something we should all be interested in. After all they know everything about us.  ...more

Tommy John and His Surgery
May 31, 2014

Tommy John was an excellent pitcher for 26 years in the Major Leagues. His accomplishments before and after his surgery are historic, but has a good thing eventually led to a bionic issue that has yet to be addressed?    ...more


Topps 1972 Baseball Card Set - The Beginning of the End
June 25, 2014

The 1972 Topps Baseball Card Set is one of psychodelic proportions. One of the most controversial of all sets, it could quite possibly mark the beginning of the end of collecting cards as we once knew it. The year 1972 also marked the beginning and end of many cultural aspects of our society that have led us to where we are now.  ...more


If Baseball Cards Could Talk...
July 29, 2014

The concept of baseball cards talking is not a new one. People talk to many inanimate objects, especially when they are young and again when they are old. But how many of those things actually talk back. If you can't hear your baseball cards, then it just may be that you're not listening well enough.  ...more


A New Commish
November 13, 2014

The commissioner of baseball has almost an impossible job today. Balancing drug and racial issues with fairness and making changes to the game that make it profitable to the owners are conflicting points of view. Today's culture also demands different interests from their sports.    ...more

Buying Back Dad's Cards by Dr. Chris Partin
December 17, 2014

Dr. Chris Partin has written a book about baseball cards and like most books about collecting in the past, it focuses on people, places and most importantly, relationships. There are many descriptions of card fronts and backs that all come with a story.    ...more