Month: July 2017

Who Allowed More Walks than Any Other Player in MLB History?

A: Nolan Ryan, with 2795. How’d you like to see The Express bearing down on you like he is on his 1981 Donruss card knowing that … he … just … might … miss? (Click here for more baseball trivia illustrated with great old baseball cards.) Wax Pack Gods In Your Inbox!Can't get enough sports card nostalgia? Leave your email address below and we'll send you updates and occasional goodies (e-books, articles, etc.) that you won't find anywhere else. Sign Me Up! Thank you for your interest in Wax Pack Gods! Please check your email to confirm that you want to...

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Which Batter Holds the Record for Most Total Bases in a 9-Inning Game?

A: Shawn Green, who recorded 19 total bases on May 23, 2002, when he played right field for the Los Angeles Dodgers. That day, Green went six-for-six with four home runs, a double, and a single. Who would have thought that the fresh-facedkid in Green’s 1992 Upper Deck rookie card would be capable of such a power display?     (Click here for more baseball trivia illustrated with great old baseball cards.) Wax Pack Gods In Your Inbox!Can't get enough sports card nostalgia? Leave your email address below and we'll send you updates and occasional goodies (e-books, articles, etc.) that...

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Gus Bell Is Giddy About the Best Baseball Card from 1960

(This is Day 1 of our series on the “Best Card From” each year, 1960-1989. Read all the entries here.) Let’s play make-believe for a few minutes. First … Imagine you grew up in Louisville, KY, during the 1940s with a love of baseball but facing an uncertain future. With the world embroiled in war and the US military draft in full force, your 1928 birth date put you right in line for a call from Uncle Sam. Now imagine that the war ended — finally — when you were 16 and, when you were just 18, the Pittsburgh...

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Which Batter Made More Outs During His Career than Any Other Player in MLB History?

A: Pete Rose, who made 10,328 outs during his Big League career. Looks like he may have made one here on his 1973 Topps card, doncha think?   (Click here for more baseball trivia illustrated with great old baseball cards.) Wax Pack Gods In Your Inbox!Can't get enough sports card nostalgia? Leave your email address below and we'll send you updates and occasional goodies (e-books, articles, etc.) that you won't find anywhere else. Sign Me Up! Thank you for your interest in Wax Pack Gods! Please check your email to confirm that you want to sign up to receive...

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30-Day Challenge: The Best Baseball Card from Each Year

(Read the entire series of “Best Card From …” posts here.) During the month of June, we undertook Tony Lehman’s 30-Day Baseball Card Challenge. From meager beginnings (for me), that project turned into a labor of love and was one of my favorite undertakings. (You can find the fruits of my 30-day challenge efforts here.) But picking out 30 baseball cards and labeling them as favorites doesn’t seem quite fair, does it? I mean, how many thousands of cards have you held in your sweaty little hands through the years, and how many of them left you totally in...

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