Guess The Set – February 21, 2020

Can you Guess The Set?  This evening I’ll post the correct answer in the comment section and on Twitter.  Good luck!

Hint – David Justice rookie.

Guess The Set – June 21, 2019

Can you Guess The Set?  This evening I’ll post the correct answer in the comment section and on Twitter.  Good luck!

Hint – Baseball card on back panel.

Guess The Set – December 21, 2018

Can you Guess The Set?  This evening I’ll post the correct answer in the comment section and on Twitter.  Good luck!

Hint – George H.W. Bush.

Guess The Set – September 21, 2018

Can you Guess The Set?  This evening I’ll post the correct answer in the comment section and on Twitter.  Good luck!

Hint – Cowabunga!

Guess The Set – July 21, 2017

Can you Guess The Set this week?  This should be fairly easy.  No hints needed.  Tonight around 8:00 p.m. EST I’ll post the correct answer in the comment section and on Twitter.  Good luck!

21: Illustrated Journal of Outsider Baseball

If your a baseball fan like me, I highly suggest checking out Gary Joseph Cieradkowski’s premiere issue of 21: Illustrated Journal of Outsider Baseball.  Gary has put a lot of work into this first publication, and he covers many players that don’t get the light shined on them all that much.  In the premiere issue, he covers Jewish baseball pioneers and stars.  Of coarse players like Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax are covered, but others like cover-man Lipman Pike are in there too.  Out of all the stories, I enjoyed reading about Pike the best.  He was the first professional baseball player, and he hit 6 homers in one game.  In 1881, Pike had been playing baseball for almost 20 years.  I just think thats amazing.

Next to each player’s story, Gary has an image of a card that he has created for that specific player.  I really like his artwork and the colors he uses.  Be sure to check out his blog The Infinite Baseball Card Set and his illustration shop.

I can’t wait to read the editions that he plans to create on criminals and outlaws of baseball.

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“Pin-Up” of the Week: Cabela’s 12 GA Shotgun Shell Pin

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Out of all my pins, this one has to be the most violent.  All you fans of the outdoors probably have a good idea of what Cabela’s is.  This huge store is packed with everything and anything that deals with hunting, fishing, and camping.  I don’t hunt or go camping, but I have gone fishing before.  In fact, I have a 15″ rainbow trout hanging on my wall.  The other week I went to their Hamburg store, and while I was there I came across this pin made from the bottom of a 12 GA shotgun shell.

This pin means business 🙂

PHOTOS: Phillies vs. Orioles

This was my first trip to Citizens Bank Park, and I must say its one of the nicest stadiums I’ve ever been to. Check out some of the photos! More can be found on Facebook.

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Connie Mack

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Suite #65 is where I got to watch the game. Probably the best box I’ve ever watched a game from. Someday I want to see the name “Sports Card Info” on a box.

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Cole Hamels before the game

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Upstairs they have a Phillies Hall of Fame exhibit: Schmidt, Roberts, Ashburn, Carlton

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Stadium model

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Dick Perez has a bunch of paintings hanging upstairs. This one is of Connie Mack.

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Eddie Collins

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Eddie Plank

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Napoleon Lajoie

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Original seat from Connie Mack Stadium

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2008 World Series Championship ring

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Chase Utley

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Utley at first

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Victorino at first

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Adam Jones & Carlos Ruiz

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Hey look! Upper Deck is on the scoreboard.

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Matt Wieters & Ruiz

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Phanatic shooting hot dogs