The events of this past week are a prime example of why the baseball card hobby continues to cast such a strong spell over hobbyists.
You mean I might find a 100-year-old treasure in a crumpled-up bag in my grandfather’s attic? Count me in!
But wait … Topps stickers are back? Count me in for that, too!
And definitely count me in, anytime, for some good baseball card reading. Here are some of the best hobby blog posts from the weekend of March 4-6, 2016.
- Cards That Never Were include this 1980 Topps Nolan Ryan in an Astros uniform.
- Baseball Card Breakdown offers up some Custom cards of the late, great Lyman Bostock.
- Meanwhile, Bob Lemke whipped up another batch of his Custom TV Cheyenne Western cards.
- Matt Flaten (@Cardthulhu) treats us to the Top 10 Eddie Collins Baseball Cards.
- Nope, nope, nope — night owl loves the new Topps Archives set but vows he won’t be chasing the short prints later on.
- Five Random Cubs Cards, courtesy of Wrigley Wax, will get your juices flowing for the upcoming season, no matter which team you support.
- Rich Mueller points out 10 Affordable Vintage Ty Cobb Cards that you can find outside of paper bags.
- In Airbrushed Fridays: Farewell to Photoshop, madding says he’s done with modern card-photo doctoring — for now.
- Tony L. at Off Hiatus Baseball Cards runs down some of his trades, including an exchange with #SuperTrader Mark Hoyle.
- Robert at $30 a week habit follows suit with a rundown of how he has been Jimmying up the Jays collection a bit.
- Finally, The Daily Dimwit’s New Additions! include George Springer, Jose Altuve, and Wacky Packages.
- William Regenthal at foul bunt continues to detail his autograph journey, including TTM Success – Darren Daulton, which netted two Dutch signatures.
- Elizabeth Roman at MassLive tells us that 9-year-old Brady Kahle continues his memorabilia-fueled fundraising efforts for a sick friend.
- The Junior Junkie capped off the weekend with a chilling tale — Night of the Squirrel: a Wallet Card Post.
So don’t despair if you haven’t found your next “treasure” yet. It’s always just a wax pack break or mouse click away!