Month: December 2017

Collectors’ Vote: Which Players Would You Include on Your 2018 Hall of Fame Ballot?

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY, recently released its official ballot to BBWAA writers voting for the HOF Class of 2018. This year’s crop of candidates includes big-name holdovers like Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Edgar Martinez, as well as first-year appearances by fan favorites like Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, and Jamie Moyer. While the writers will let the world know about their “official” choices on January 24, 2018, that doesn’t mean we have to wait until then to have some Hall of Fame fun. In particular, we thought it would be interesting to get...

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Hot Dog! Ed Glynn Baseball Cards Get New Life

(Check out our other player card posts here.) I take back everything I thought about Ed Glynn. The first time I encountered the big southpaw, he was peering out at me from inside a teal(ish) wax wrapper on his 1983 Donruss card. Here is what that looked like, sans wrapper:     No hat, long hair, scraggly mustache, squinty eyes that didn’t inspire trust … he looked a lot some of the high school boys who always gave me trouble on the bus. And to top it all off, he was a member of the Cleveland Indians, who had...

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