Category Archives: Baseball Cards
- The Arizona Diamondbacks are suing the Maricopa County Stadium District to alter the terms of their lease so they can seek a new ballpark before it expires in 2028.
- Former New York Giant Daryl Spencer passed away yesterday at the age of 88.
- Micah Owings talks about the role his faith has played in his professional baseball career. After spending last season in the Atlantic League, the 34-year-0ld pitcher has an invitation to spring training with the Seattle Mariners.
- Rich Mueller looks at a 1992 interview with then-Topps Vice President of Sports Sy Berger as he reminisces about the “Boyhood Photos of the Stars” subset that debuted 45 years ago in Topps’ 1972 set.
This holiday season, I was able to add a few new baseball cards to my collection. Among them was this Gary Carter insert from 2012. Part of a 30-card set inserted one per box in retail blasters of Topps Update, it highlights the blockbuster 1984 trade that brought Hall of Famer Gary Cater to the Mets.
The gimmick is the hat logo patch that’s embedded within the baseball card. And if you’ll notice, the Mets logo in my card is upside down. I’d have to guess that its an oddity that escaped Topps quality control. The example pictured in the Cardboard Connection’s guide to the insert series has the logo patch aligned correctly. Read the rest of this entry
- Original Met Chris Cannizzaro passed away last week at the age of 78. Cannizzaro was also an original San Diego Padre, and was their first All-Star in 1969.
- Connor Byrne reviewed some remaining off-season needs for each National League East team for MLB Trade Rumors. It should not come as a surprise that the Mets could use a center fielder, a right-handed reliever and a left-handed reliever.
- Collect the Mets looks at the history of relic cards and wonders where recent Futures Game relics can be found.