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  1. New Topps baseball cards are sign of the season

    Jim Caple

    Forrest Gump had it wrong. Life isn't like a box of chocolates. It's like the season's first pack of baseball cards. You never know what you're going to get.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2013
  2. Baseball cards from 1988 provide time capsule

    Jim Caple

    Remember the way we were before steroids reared their ugly head? Jim Caple's newly re-discovered set of 1988 Topps baseball cards takes him back.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2013
  3. Dmitri Young selling rookie baseball card collection

    Jim Caple

    Dmitri Young has been collecting high-end rookie baseball cards since he was a rookie himself. Now he's selling his extensive collection at auction to raise funds for his foundation.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2012
  4. Page 2 recalls the witty caricatures from baseball cards of the p...

    Jim Caple

    Off Base revisits cartoon caricatures from baseball cards of yesteryear.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2011
  5. Once upon a time, most MLBers needed second jobs to make ends mee...

    Jim Caple

    Off Base remembers the days when major leaguers needed second jobs.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2011
  6. Off Base predicts the future of Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harpe...

    Jim Caple

    Off Base gazes into the crystal ball to predict the young Nats' future.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2010
  7. Off Base: Spoiling a pack of baseball cards

    Jim Caple

    Diving into an unopened box of baseball cards taught Jim Caple life isn't as fun when you already know the ending.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2009
  8. A card fan's dream come true

    Jim Caple

    Jim Caple got to visit the Topps baseball card company's headquarters in Manhattan -- what secret treasures did he find inside?

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2006
  9. Interest in Bonds waning?

    Jim Caple

    SAN FRANCISCO -- If a milestone fell and no one was there to see it, would it count on the back of a baseball card? We may find out as the Barry Bonds watch continues. Bonds went homerless for the 19th time in the past 21 games Tuesday night and the...

    Blog | Conversation | May 23, 2006
  10. MLB - bubble gum in baseball cards

    Jim Caple

    Part of one man's youth was lost the day Topps stopped including bubble gum in its packs of baseball cards.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2014
  11. MLB - 2014 Topps baseball cards a sign spring training is nigh

    Jim Caple

    Nothin' says the end of winter like the release of the new set of Topps baseball cards. (OK, it's still cold, but Off Base felt warm spring training breezes as soon as he opened the first pack.)

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2014
  12. A proposal to expand MLB by two teams and eliminate the wild card...

    Jim Caple

    Can't get your arms around this crazy extra wild card? Neither can Jim Caple. So here's an alternate proposal: expansion! Your move, baseball.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2012
  13. Off Base: All in the cards for Dmitri Young

    Jim Caple

    There are dozens of baseball cards from Dmitri Young's career, but his rookie cards were truly one of a kind. "When I was growing up," he said, "I used to draw myself on the Donruss-rated rookie and the Topps 'future star' cards with the trophies and...

    Blog | May 06, 2012
  14. First sign of spring: New baseball cards!

    Jim Caple

    Winter officially ends when I open a new pack of baseball cards, not by some marmot in western Pennsylvania.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2012
  15. "The Weird, The Bad and The Ugly" of baseball cards

    Jim Caple

    From unflattering to unrecognizable, photos on baseball cards over the years have been interesting, to say the least.

    Story | Conversation | February 01, 2012
  16. Gary Cieradkowski brings life to baseball cards

    Jim Caple

    Graphic artist Gary Cieradkowski creates brilliant baseball cards.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2012