Card of the Day: Jimmy Gobble 2002 Topps Chrome Gold Refractor #673

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Card of the Day: Boof Bonser 2002 Topps Traded and Rookies Signature Moves Auto

Card of the Day: Rich Hill 2002 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects #98

Card of the Day: Ben Davis 2002 Fleer Platinum #167

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Card of the Day: Eric Good 2002 Leaf Rookies & Stars #372

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Phillies ’02 Donruss Classics Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Jorge Padilla 2002 Donruss Classics Significant Signatures Rookie Auto #’ed/500.  Anyone remember this dude?  He spent a decade in the minors before making his MLB debut for the Nationals in 2009.

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, April 7, 2017 @ 8:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

“Pin-Up” of the Week: 2002 MLB All-Star Game Press Pin

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The MLB All-Star Game has been in the news this week.  Starting next year, the winning team will not determine who gets home-field advantage during the World Series.  Instead, home-field advantage will now go to the team with the better record.  That’s the way it should be, and I hope it stays like this for a long time.

It was the 2002 All-Star Game that made baseball officials change the rule in the first place.  The game ended up going into the 11th inning, and both teams ran out of available pitchers.  Eventually they came to the decision to allow the game to end in a 7-7 tie.  Fans were in an uproar.  In order to prevent future ties, they decided that someone would have to win the game.  That winner would then decide who got home-field advantage for the fall classic.  It remained this way from 2003 to 2016.  Before all of this, home-field advantage for the World Series alternated between leagues from year to year.

Pictured above is the pin members of the press received while attending the All-Star Game in 2002.  The top of the pin has a separating roof that you can actually pull apart just like the real roof at Miller Park.  Press pins can be expensive, but this one is quite affordable.  You can easily own this pin for under $20.

Personally, I think MLB overreacted in 2002.