Celebrating 30 Years of Upper Deck and Ken Griffey Jr. Rookie Card

Thirty years after its release, the first card of Upper Deck’s premiere set is still one of the hobby’s most significant and coveted baseball cards. In 1989, Upper Deck introduced high-tech glossy cards with quality photos and a unique anti-counterfeiting hologram on the back of each card.  High-gloss cards printed on high-quality white paper stock …

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1959 Fleer Life of Ted Williams: As Splendid As The Splinter

When Fleer entered the baseball card business in 1959, the rookie sports card manufacturer turned to the greatest hitter who ever lived.Ted Williams not only established new slugging standards, he also changed the way the sports collectibles hobby was marketed. During this era, Topps was the exclusive baseball card manufacturer, so Fleer — the only other …

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Vladimir Guerrero Takes His Rightful Place in Baseball Hall of Fame

Vladimir Guerrero’s approach to the plate was simple: See the ball, hit the ball.  The nine-time All-Star for the Expos, Angels, and Rangers (he also played for the Orioles) rarely saw a pitch that he didn’t like.  With an aim toward mashing the ball every time he stepped to the plate, Guerrero swung freely and …

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1959 Fleer Ted Williams Baseball Card Set: As Splendid As The Splinter

When Fleer entered the baseball card business 58 years ago, the first-year sports card manufacturer turned to the greatest hitter who ever lived.  Ted Williams not only established new slugging standards, he also changed the way the sports collectibles hobby was marketed. During this era, Topps was the exclusive baseball card manufacturer, so Fleer -- the only …

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The (David) Price Is Right

New Red Sox president/GM/baseball czar Dave Dombrowski is bold, decisive, and clearly the man running the show.  By signing left-handed ace David Price to a seven-year, $217 million contract, Dombrowski was able to persuade owner John Henry to make a complete philosophical change in how to build a baseball team while laying the groundwork for …

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