To state the obvious, a new baseball season began this season. And, while Opening Day has devolved into Opening Night and lost much of its historical flair, this week is still the most important and anticipated of the year for most of the baseball world.
This is the week we’re all new, and anything can happen. This is when next year begins.
So, with apologies to Villanova and UConn and Golden State and NFL draft hopefuls, this roundup is all about the boys of summer.
- Tony L. (@) scored another haul of Brewers cards, including a logoless Jimmy Dean Pat Listach issue.
- In Darren Musselwhite on baseball cards, Bo (@) gets the former pro and current small-town mayor to open up on the hobby.
- Jedi Jeff (@) weighs in on the baseball card blogging circle of life, as well as some TTM booty.
- Larry Bowa came through with some autographs TTM for William Regenthal (@).
- Nachos Grande (@) shares his thoughts on the gaudy 1997 Pinnacle Inside Barry Larkin card.
- 1958 Topps Dave Philley — of the Phillies! — makes an appearance as Sports Card Info’s card of the day.
- Five Random Cubs Cards takes us all the way back to 1955 Bowman Hal Jeffcoat, courtesy of Wrigley Wax (@).
- Night Owl Cards (@) strolls through the art gallery of Topps airbrushed masterpieces.
- The Chronicles of Fuji (@) flirted with the Mendoza Line on April Fool’s Day.
- Rich Mueller (@) points out that a T206 Honus Wagner — the stuff of all our dreams — is on the block.
- Bob Lemke offers up a checklist of his custom baseball cards, 1951-56.
- We lost a 100-year-old Major Leaguer this week, writes William Regenthal in Rest in Peace, Mike Sandlock.
- The Card Chop (@) looks at beginnings and endings with Great Pages in the Annals of Topps #4: 1987 Topps (253-261).
- Capewood loves 2016 Donruss … or not. But he definitely reviews 2016 Donruss.
- Tom Bartsch (@) alerts us to the availability of the No. 5 1933 Goudey Set in the PSA Registry, Offered Individually by Heritage Auctions.
- The Junior Junkie (@) made a handwritten post … and something much, much cooler.
- If your March was lean cardwise, you can live vicariously through madding (@), who runs down his loot from the month.
- John Hogan is back with another Card that Never Was: 1971 Topps NL Leading Firemen: Wayne Granger, Dave Giusti, Jim Brewer.
- Bonus! Matt Flaten (@) got more than he bargained for with a recent eBay buy.
- Didn’t take long for the Edinson Volquez “Error Cap” to Wind Up in Good Hands.
- Babe Ruth: Baller? Rich Mueller has the story — and the photo.