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Forum: BASEBALL Today, 12:11 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 22,504
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Verducci takes a look at the current state of the...

Verducci takes a look at the current state of the Free Agent market:

https://www.si.com/mlb/2018/01/11/free-agency-hot-stove-slow-pace


There are so many examples of bad signings in there it...
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By base set
Some people making rainbow collections do track...

Some people making rainbow collections do track these down, even the non-variants, just for the alternate card # on the back. I also pull single cards from these fairly often in Fairfield repack...
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 09:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,270
Posted By base set
no Bartolo Colon "sunset" (maybe?) card in S1...

no Bartolo Colon "sunset" (maybe?) card in S1 either. as mentioned, they are getting lazier with Update - Colon signed in Minnesota with plenty of time for a card in Update, but, nope.
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
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It is always possible that the Factory Team Set...

It is always possible that the Factory Team Set has a variant - sometimes even a card that exists nowhere else, though that will be for a journeyman type player.

I think the most likely variants...
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 07:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,270
Posted By base set
what is in the silver packs this time? maybe a...

what is in the silver packs this time? maybe a chrome retro/repro style insert again? anyone know what year?
Forum: BASEBALL 01-16-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,825
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I have tried hard to look at it as little as...

I have tried hard to look at it as little as possible ... but I keep thinking it would work best if the Rolling Stones fielded a team somehow.
Forum: BASEBALL 01-15-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,602
Posted By base set
I was actually looking for newly listed Gerrit...

I was actually looking for newly listed Gerrit Cole cards from several years ago when I stumbled across a seller with a whole 6 miscellaneous cards for sale, each with the word "NOW" at the end of...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-14-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,602
Posted By base set
I have a random Topps Now question for y'all - is...

I have a random Topps Now question for y'all - is there a problem with ebay sellers using "Now" as keyword spam on on-Topps Now cards? I noticed that by a seller the other day.
Forum: BASEBALL 01-14-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,228
Posted By base set
wasn't Trout drafted at about #22 or so? could...

wasn't Trout drafted at about #22 or so? could make a whole photo-shopped set of these for all those other teams...the majority of the fanbases could get in on the might-have-been misery
Forum: BASEBALL 01-14-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By base set
I liked pulling this card because it fit very...

I liked pulling this card because it fit very well with how I pictured things just after Bryant threw to Rizzo (heard on radio, very far from electricity and television). I think Tom Allen might have...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-14-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,124
Posted By base set
is he at that point in contract structure where...

is he at that point in contract structure where they need to bring him up late to get an extra year of control on the back-end?
Forum: BASEBALL 01-14-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By base set
there are some celebration cards with just...

there are some celebration cards with just Rizzo...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-12-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,228
Posted By base set
Mark Fydrich Tiger Stadium mound-dirt relic. ...

Mark Fydrich Tiger Stadium mound-dirt relic.

Gaylord Perry game used relic, dried. with extremely reputable COA

George Brett, ditto. from the bat incident, definitely NOT the pants incident.
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Forum: BASEBALL 01-12-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,917
Posted By base set
Or you can wait for a player to fall off the HoF...

Or you can wait for a player to fall off the HoF track and the prices to go back down as clectors divest. Cubs players are all in their own special HoF though.

I collect 2013 variants and the...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-12-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,104
Posted By base set
He could well have the greatest Uni # premium...

He could well have the greatest Uni # premium ever on a /99 card, I would think.
Forum: BASEBALL 01-12-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,917
Posted By base set
Opening Day variations are quite rare, in the...

Opening Day variations are quite rare, in the $50~$100 range, some time after release, in my limited views of them. ‘16 Update SSP are quite different. When a low /x goes in to retail, a certain...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-12-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 727
Posted By base set
I think Aaron was a redemption in Lineage? ...

I think Aaron was a redemption in Lineage?

If so, on the one hand, there would still be some of them sitting in the unripped cases still on the market today ... except the redemptions are expired...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-05-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
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Gamblers Anonymous meetings most likely meet in...

Gamblers Anonymous meetings most likely meet in the early evenings on a weeknight.
Forum: BASEBALL 01-04-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By base set
Retail appears in up to 4 different card quantity...

Retail appears in up to 4 different card quantity package configurations, sold simultaneously. Some stores re-stock, some don't.

This question has been asked for years but I do not expect anyone...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-04-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,672
Posted By base set
Pete Kozma signed a minor league deal today....

Pete Kozma signed a minor league deal today. (Tigers). Sorry Brett.
Forum: BASEBALL 01-04-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By base set
what is the difference between the two 'fielding'...

what is the difference between the two 'fielding' 2014 flagship photo variation cards?
Forum: BASEBALL 01-04-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,030
Posted By base set
for anyone who doesn't know, Topps got in a...

for anyone who doesn't know, Topps got in a dispute with the player's Association in the late 60s and could temporarily not obtain new, licensed photographs of the players. so for the 69 set, they...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-04-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,104
Posted By base set
Long live The Hobby For fun I dug up some...

Long live The Hobby

For fun I dug up some quotes from January, 2008:


"I started collecting again in late 2006. Has there ever before been so much negative talk in the hobby with way over...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-04-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,030
Posted By base set
The answer to the question is - "Yes, they...

The answer to the question is - "Yes, they could." But also "No, they probably won't, until it has been in potentially four products, give or take a couple."

And also "Cards depicted on the sell...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-04-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,692
Posted By base set
Post of the week!

Post of the week!
Forum: BASEBALL 01-03-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By base set
"Sale Price Porcello" has such a nice ring to...

"Sale Price Porcello" has such a nice ring to it.
Forum: BASEBALL 01-03-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 22,504
Posted By base set
Hosmer should take a 7 year deal from whomever...

Hosmer should take a 7 year deal from whomever offers it to him, even if a 4 year deal was more per year. I think analytics and inevitable cost containment will continue to shorten careers.
...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-03-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,115
Posted By base set
I bought a Cuddyer AS Platinum for $20 here this...

I bought a Cuddyer AS Platinum for $20 here this year and would offer the same for the Tulo (unless I already have a Platinum on that binder page; perhaps but doubtful) - possibly the long-term peak...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-01-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By base set
though Delmon provided the occasional highlight...

though Delmon provided the occasional highlight in a couple years with the Tigers, I will always remember him for one certain baseball card. I have always suspected that once he revealed a bit of his...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-01-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,115
Posted By base set
That lot was a mix of all 3 series, the Platinum...

That lot was a mix of all 3 series, the Platinum was Matt Cain from Series 2, iirc. The lot was pretty good though - the pink Arenado, also a black Ozuna RC and a black Jose Fernandez RC.

I would...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-31-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,115
Posted By base set
I was thinking about this the other day. The...

I was thinking about this the other day. The Black cards are hobby box / jumbo exclusive - no retail - unlike the Pink and Camo versions. So I think a solid majority of the Blacks are circulating,...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-31-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By base set
https://www.blowoutforums.com/showthread.php?t=117...

https://www.blowoutforums.com/showthread.php?t=1176961
Forum: BASEBALL 12-30-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By base set
I work quite near the Canadian border sometimes...

I work quite near the Canadian border sometimes and I know there is a shop across the way that I look forward to visiting. I have been wondering for some time how prices in Canada compare for a...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-29-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 882
Posted By base set
COMC all day

COMC all day
Forum: BASEBALL 12-28-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By base set
What is that in the Tribute relic? It looks like...

What is that in the Tribute relic? It looks like some seams of a baseball ... with something else on top of that?
Forum: BASEBALL 12-26-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 3,121
Posted By base set
I thought it was a little telling when Topps...

I thought it was a little telling when Topps added WAR to the back of the card, and to do it they removed the Strikeout totals.


I do wish they would put OBP on the cards directly though (rather...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-25-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 3,121
Posted By base set
Except the back of a Topps baseball card, which...

Except the back of a Topps baseball card, which is its own context and every player really is a top player in the game, though perhaps only for “a torrid streak last August, when he set a new team...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-24-2017, 01:40 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,036
Posted By base set
Iíve been wanting to buy a Ď13 TC super, non-auto...

Iíve been wanting to buy a Ď13 TC super, non-auto version. Preferrably some random goofy one like Matt Magill or Mike Olt or Josh Johnson or somebody.
Forum: BASEBALL 12-23-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 22,504
Posted By base set
You forgot ďand Fred is cranky, again.Ē

You forgot ďand Fred is cranky, again.Ē
Forum: BASEBALL 12-22-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,259
Posted By base set
Take both teams to the speakeasy the night before...

Take both teams to the speakeasy the night before and the ‘27 team wins the next day.
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