Tag: Baseball Cards

Todd Helton 1993 Topps Traded Baseball Rookie Card Review

Todd Helton is easily one of the best baseball players who ever played for the Colorado Rockies. Sure, Hall of Famer Larry Walker played some of his best years in Denver, but Helton played his entire career for the team. Yes, he’s had some personal issues, including DUI arrests after his playing days, but it […]

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

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Randy Ready and His Magical 1987 Season – Junk Wax Baseball Dynasty

In Junk Wax Dynasty, we look at Major League Baseball players from the “Junk Wax” era of baseball cards and find the hidden gems from 1987 to 1993. For this installment, we take a look at the career year of a San Diego Padres utility player by the name of Randy Ready. How many Randy […]

Bob Tewksbury and His 1992 Career Year

Digging through generally worthless “junk wax” baseball cards of 1987 to 1993, you’ll occasionally find a card released before a great season of a not-so-famous player. One of these is a 1992 Topps Stadium Club card of Bob Tewksbury. As it so happens, 1992 was the journeyman pitcher’s finest season, which happens to fall right […]

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