Month: April 2020

Junk Wax Baseball Dynasty – Dale Mohorcic and his 1987 Career Year in Relief

Relief pitchers are hardly a big deal in the baseball card hobby. Of course, guys like Dennis Eckersley and Lee Smith have their fans and collectors. But, a lot of the best relief pitchers out there, even the most consistent, don’t have much of a following. Still, when you’re building a dynasty baseball team out […]

Brief Baseball Bios – Earl Wilson

While the 1960 Topps baseball set is rightly better known for a much more valuable Red Sox rookie card in Carl Yastrzemski, another Boston rookie card also deserves attention: that of starting pitcher Earl Wilson. The right-handed Wilson actually didn’t start off that well in his two first two Major League Baseball stints in 1959 […]

Brief Baseball Bios – Scott Seabol

Not many people probably remember the baseball player Scott Seabol. He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 88th round in 1996. That’s an absurdly late draft pick, and the MLB draft never goes that far anymore. Seabol had a couple of big minor league seasons in the Yankees organization before being called […]

Sparky Lyle 1969 Topps – A Baseball Rookie Card Review

Sparky Lyle was a great left-handed relief pitcher for a number of teams, most notably the New York Yankees. But, his career began with the Boston Red Sox, where none other than Ted Williams suggested he start throwing a slider. That became the pitch that defined his career. While it wasn’t a career that would […]

Do Andy Van Slyke Baseball Cards Have Any Value?

Because he was such a good-looking, well-liked, charismatic ballplayer, Andy Van Slyke baseball cards are actually probably worth more than you think. He didn’t hit over .300 in his career, or hit a lot of home runs, or steal a lot of bases. But when it comes to Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals collectors, […]

Brief Baseball Bios – Andy Van Slyke

In most of my brief baseball bios I’ve written, I’ve mostly written about Hall-of-Fame caliber players past and present, some of which have been snubbed from being in the great Hall. Today, I’m writing about a very good player, but not a Hall-of-Famer: Andy Van Slyke. The main reason I’m writing about him is that […]

Baseball Bios – Don Money

In 2015, Baseball Reference unveiled a new feature highlighting the top players by Wins Above Replacement (better known as WAR) for any given franchise. It also gives the Top WAR leaders for any given season. While Wins Above Replacement isn’t everyone’s favorite stat, it is a great stat when it comes to comparing players in […]

Kent Mercker 2001 Topps – A Boston Red Sox Baseball Card Review

Kent Mercker may not be one of the most recognizable names in Boston Red Sox baseball history. But, while researching another article, Mercker’s name came up and I recalled that he pitched for the Red Sox. Indeed, Mercker did start five games after being acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals in 1999. It was a […]

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