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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: 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. "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
  12. Gary Cieradkowski brings life to baseball cards

    Jim Caple

    Graphic artist Gary Cieradkowski creates brilliant baseball cards.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2012
  13. Off Base blows the lid off lesser-known changes in baseball next ...

    Jim Caple

    Off Base reveals subtle revisions in baseball's new CBA.

    Story | Conversation | November 23, 2011
  14. Off Base wonders what would've happened if Red Sox would've won o...

    Jim Caple

    Off Base ponders the alternate history of the 2011 Red Sox.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2011
  15. Proof that eight (playoff teams) is enough

    Jim Caple

    A plea to Bud Selig, the players union, the TV networks and whoever greenlighted Ken Burns' second "Baseball" documentary. Whatever you do, please, please, PLEASE do not screw up the playoff format by adding two more wild cards. The theory behind...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  16. Page 2 gives us a sneak peek at a fundraiser for Nails

    Jim Caple

    Off Base gives us a sneak preview of the Lenny Dykstra bail telethon.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2011