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  1. Fan who caught Derek Jeter's 3,000th ball has card

    Chris Olds

    The New York Yankees fan who caught Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit ball but gave it back finally got himself a Topps baseball card. And the funny part? He might have had an easier time catching the ball than it might be finding one of his cards. Christian...

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2012
  2. Yu Darvish signs autographed card deal with Topps

    Chris Olds

    If you want an autographed baseball card of Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish, there will be only one place to look. Topps. The Japanese pitching star signed an exclusive deal with Topps, and only the fully licensed maker of official MLB cards will h...

    Blog | Conversation | March 06, 2012
  3. St. Louis Cardinals' rally squirrel gets trading card

    Chris Olds

    The rodent has a rookie card. This year's Topps baseball card set arrives on Wednesday with more than 300 of the baseball players one might expect -- but no bubble gum -- and with a few other extras, too. One of those extras, a tough-to-find short...

    Blog | Conversation | January 31, 2012
  4. Brian Wilson's beard now has its own trading card

    Chris Olds

    It's official. The Beard has its own baseball card. The walking sideshow that is San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson can arguably be attributed largely to the beard which has been honored by having its own card in a set released by Topps this we...

    Blog | Conversation | July 19, 2011
  5. 'Madden 12' Ultimate Team adds trades, Dan Marino

    Jon Robinson

    I was a huge baseball card collector as a kid. One day my friend offered me his Jose Canseco rookie card (right after the 40/40 season) for my Tony Gwynn rookie. I thought he was joking. The Canseco card prices were going through the roof, and after ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 29, 2011
  6. 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
  7. Topps releases cards to celebrate Royal Wedding

    Chris Olds

    The royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton isn't exactly a sporting event, but that's not stopping Topps from getting into the action on trading cards and injecting it into a baseball card set that arrives this week. Collectors who rip i...

    Blog | Conversation | April 25, 2011
  8. Manny Pacquiao, autograph to appear in trading card set

    Chris Olds

    When the sixth installment of Topps' popular Allen & Ginter baseball card set arrives in July, it will be packing some punch that the collecting ranks haven't seen before. It will include the first autographed trading card of WBC Super Welterweight ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2011
  9. 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
  10. One man's struggle with addiction to "The Monster," the T206 toba...

    Amar Shah

    Shah: My addiction to "The Monster," the T206 tobacco card set.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2010
  11. Unlike fakes, Derek Jeter has Red Sox trading card

    Chris Olds

    The drama of where Derek Jeter will go -- and how much he will get paid -- will unfold sometime before next season (we hope), but an old Topps baseball card will have everyone one-upped if he somehow ends up in Boston. How? Jeter already has been lis...

    Blog | Conversation | December 01, 2010
  12. The late Leslie Nielsen appeared on Upper Deck baseball card

    Chris Olds

    Many of you might know him as Lt. Frank Drebin, a former major league baseball umpire or, of course, opera star Enrico Pallazzo. But many of you might not know that Leslie Nielsen, who died Sunday at age 84, actually can be found in packs of basebal...

    Blog | Conversation | November 30, 2010
  13. Honus Wagner card, owned by nuns, sold for $262,000

    Associated Press

    BALTIMORE -- A rare Honus Wagner baseball card that was bequeathed to an order of Roman Catholic nuns has sold at auction for $262,000. The Baltimore-based School Sisters of Notre Dame put the card up for sale after inheriting it from the brother of...

    Blog | Conversation | November 05, 2010
  14. Honus Wagner card being sold by nuns

    Associated Press

    BALTIMORE -- Sister Virginia Muller had never heard of shortstop Honus Wagner. But she quickly learned the baseball great is a revered figure among collectors, and the most sought-after baseball card in history. And thanks to an unexpected donation...

    Blog | Conversation | October 27, 2010
  15. Bryce Harper card sold to investment banker

    Chris Olds

    First, it was Stephen Strasburg. Now, it's Bryce Harper. The season began with a bang as a one-of-a-kind Strasburg SuperFractor baseball card from 2010 Bowman sold for big bucks, and the season is winding down with another big sale. This time, th...

    Blog | Conversation | October 09, 2010
  16. Bryce Harper card sold to investment banker

    Chris Olds

    It didn't do as well as the Stephen Strasburg card, but it's not too shabby.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2010