April 10, 2020

For Jim Wynn, I have broken my own rule and used a custom card from the Internet as there are no cards of The Toy Cannon as a Milwaukee Brewer. He played very briefly with the Brewers before retiring so he didn't make much of an impact. I honestly never knew he played...

July 23, 2018

Who didn’t love The Cobra back in the 70s and 80s? I certainly did. Not only was he a great power hitter, but he had a great nickname! If he hadn’t have substance abuse problems, maybe he would have squeezed into Cooperstown.

His .290 average and 339 homeruns may not lo...

July 10, 2018

As a youngster, I prided myself on knowing each and every player to put on a major league uniform during my era. When I got to college, we would play drinking games that went like this:

It would be me against three to five people. We would pass the baseball encyclopedia...

July 6, 2018

 You can fight me all you want but 1990 is considered vintage. Yes, it means you and I are old, it's that simple!

1990 Fleer is one of the most bland and boring designs ever. It is not nearly as ugly as 1991 Fleer or 1988 Donruss, but it's boring. That being said, there...

July 2, 2018

Way back when in 1983, I would put the Topps baseball set together each year. I was young and on a budget, so it wasn't always easy.

In 1983, I was doing a pretty good job until it came to the Bo Diaz card. The Phillies' catcher eluded me pack after pack. Who knows why...

June 5, 2018

We lost another one this week. Former Pirates, Angels and Red Sox hurler Bruce Kison lost his battle with cancer.

I don't claim to be a huge Bruce Kison fan and I really haven't thought of him for quite a while. But that didn't stop the memories flowing from my youth wh...

June 3, 2018

I'm going to start by telling you that 1987 is vintage so this is a legitimate Baseball Card Memory.  If you're old like me, you may not want to believe that this card is more than 30 years old. But alas, it is the truth. So deal with it!

BJ Surhoff was the first and on...

April 9, 2018

We lost another one recently. Former Cincinnati Reds hurler Frank Pastore was killed when the motorcycle was struck by a car while driving in Los Angeles. He was only 55 years old. Another former player dies too young.

Now I'd like to sit here and tell you all about my...

April 7, 2018

I don't even know where to start when it comes to David Clyde. I was way too young to remember him actually pitching so I can't tell you stories of more than 5,000 people in the stands in Arlington just a year or two after the Senators moved there from Washington.


April 6, 2018

My guess is, unless you are old school, you are asking yourself, "What's an Enzo and why is he on this site right now?" Well, I'm sorry to say, the reason he is our Memory of the Week is, Enzo Hernandez committed suicide in his native Venezuela a few years back at the...

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