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The Cardboard Appreciation Hall of Fame


Class of 2010: 1991 Topps Carlton Fisk
Inducted: Jan. 12, 2010



Class of 2011: 1971 Topps Lindy McDaniel
Inducted: Sept. 23, 2011



Class of 2013: 1971 Topps Vida Blue
Inducted: Aug. 26, 2013



Class of 2017: 1973 Topps Pat Corrales
Inducted: Feb. 13, 2017

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Giving thanks for bloggers

This is my address book with the addresses of people who have traded cards with me through the mail.

I bought it maybe three months into my blogging career when I realized that you didn't just blog about cards but you actually blogged about cards that people sent you, too.

It's definitely an old-school way to file addresses. But then this is an old-school hobby and I'm still a guy who thinks if I put critical information on the computer without a physical backup, I'm going to lose everything. I never got around to getting the addresses on some sort of word document so the address book has all kinds of updates and cross-outs and ... well, it's a disaster, basically. You people move, a LOT.

However, I consider this book a tribute, a tribute to everyone who has ever sent me cards. And although not everyone in this book has a blog (or had a blog), it is also a tribute to blogging and trading through the blogs.

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Simba ... and the most Hall of Famers, update 10

One of my childhood favorites was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday.

I haven't been a fan of the Cardinals for decades, but there was a period during the '70s and early '80s when I rooted for them quietly. Some of my favorite cards were Cardinals, players like Lou Brock, Keith Hernandez, Bake McBride, Al Hrabosky and ... Ted Simmons.

From the moment I saw his 1975 Topps "Dude Looks Like a Lady" card, owned by the cool kid up the street, something spoke to me about this Simmons character. His cards were pretty awesome and, looking at his stats on the back -- whoa! -- he was GOOD.

From there I thought Simmons never received the attention he should have gotten. Overshadowed by Johnny Bench in the National League, and by Fisk and Munson in the American League, Simmons hit the stuffing out of pitchers, all while balancing it with being the Cardinals' primary catcher.

Simmons, along with Bench and Fisk and Manny Sanguillen and others, was part of a &#…

New blog, new trade partner, can't beat that

If you can create an established blog with a little bit of readership, certain perks come along with that.

One is a few trade partners that are somewhat exclusive to your own well-read blog. I have a handful of them that trade with just my blog, basically, and I am quite grateful for that. I consider it a reward for trying to get some content out there.

I've noticed that I'm not the only card blog with that perk. There are a few others who enjoy exclusive relationships with traders.

I've seen on Dime Boxes that there's this guy named Bob who sends Nick cards from time-to-time. My question when I read these posts is usually, "Hey I like cards and have a blog, too. Where are my cards?"

Well, Bob must have heard my thoughts because a week or so ago I received an email from him offering to send me some cards.

Bob's also started a card blog, called the best bubble. You can't beat that! Cards from a new trader and a new blog to read! My goodness, this blog…