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Rolen Origins Jersey Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to y2jbrak on being the lucky winner of the Scott Rolen 2005 Upper Deck Origins Old Judge Materials Jersey.  Once y2jbrak sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Rolen Origins Jersey Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Scott Rolen 2005 Upper Deck Origins Old Judge Materials Jersey.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, August 22, 2014 @ 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!!!

Origins of Baseball (1744-1899) Checklist

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Last night I was asked if I had a checklist for the 1994 Origins of Baseball (1744-1899) set.  For all those collectors looking for one, here it is:

  • #1 Abner Doubleday
  • #2 Doubleday Field
  • #3 Rounders 1744
  • #4 Early Baseball 700 A.D.
  • #5 The Knickerbockers
  • #6 Alex Cartwright
  • #7 Baseball In The 1850’s
  • #8 Social Clubs
  • #9 Brooklyn Eckfords
  • #10 New England Baseball
  • #11 Henry Chadwick
  • #12 Brooklyn Excelsiors
  • #13 Abraham Lincoln
  • #14 Andrew Johnson
  • #15 First Enclosed Park
  • #16 Brooklyn Atlantics
  • #17 James Creighton
  • #18 Baseball In The 1860’s
  • #19 1869 Red Stockings
  • #20 Cincinnati Celebration
  • #21 Harry Wright
  • #22 Boston Ball Club 1872
  • #23 Arthur Cummings
  • #24 William Hulbert
  • #25 George Wright
  • #26 Albert Spalding
  • #27 Albert Bushong
  • #28 Bid McPhee
  • #29 James O’Rourke
  • #30 Pud Galvin
  • #31 Edwin Bligh
  • #32 William Purcell
  • #33 Roger Connor
  • #34 Cincinnati Ball Club 1882
  • #35 Peter Browning
  • #36 William Gleason
  • #37 Paul Hines
  • #38 Baseball In The 1880’s
  • #39 Robert Carruthers
  • #40 New York Metropolitans
  • #41 Saint George’s Field
  • #42 Charles Radbourne
  • #43 George Andrews
  • #44 William Hoy
  • #45 Chicago Ball Club 1886
  • #46 Cap Anson
  • #47 John Clarkson
  • #48 Mike Kelly
  • #49 Buffalo Bisons 1887
  • #50 Moses Walker
  • #51 Detroit Ball Club 1887
  • #52 Little League
  • #53 Louisville Ball Club 1888
  • #54 John Farrell
  • #55 Walter Latham
  • #56 Fred Dunlap
  • #57 Tim Keefe
  • #58 Cincinnati Ball Club 1888
  • #59 1889 World Tour
  • #60 Dan Brouthers
  • #61 John M. Ward
  • #62 Albert Spalding
  • #63 The Baseball Cap
  • #64 Tom Estherbrook
  • #65 Mark Baldwin
  • #66 Tony Mullane
  • #67 John Glasscock
  • #68 Amos Rusie
  • #69 Jake Beckley
  • #70 Jimmy Collins
  • #71 Charles Comiskey
  • #72 Tom Connelly
  • #73 Mickey Welch
  • #74 Ec Delahanty
  • #75 Hugh Duffy
  • #76 Buck Ewing
  • #77 Clark Griffith
  • #78 Kid Nichols
  • #79 Billy Hamilton
  • #80 Ban Johnson
  • #81 Willie Keeler
  • #82 Bobby Wallace
  • #83 Napoleon Lajoie
  • #84 Connie Mack
  • #85 Fred Clarke
  • #86 Tommy McCarthy
  • #87 John McGraw
  • #88 Jesse Burkett
  • #89 Frank Chance
  • #90 Mordecai Brown
  • #91 New York Nationals
  • #92 Jack Chesbro
  • #93 Sam Thompson
  • #94 Boston v. New York 1891
  • #95 Rube Waddell
  • #96 Joe Kelley
  • #97 Addie Joss
  • #98 The Boston Beaneaters
  • #99 Baltimore Baseball Club
  • #100 The Game In 1899

Origins of Baseball (1744-1899)

The American Archives Publishing Company has produced one of the most educational card sets when it comes to the history of baseball.  Their 1994 Origins of Baseball (1744-1899) set sits right up there next to both modern day Obak products.  The other week, I snatched up a complete sealed set for only $12.50.  Thats not bad considering individual cards have been known to sell for $3.00 a piece.

Over the last few days, I have been carefully reading through each of the 100 cards.  One of the cards in the set shows two figures from 700 A.D. and are from Mexico.  They depict what it looks like are a batter and someone throwing a ball.  I can’t help but think they look like ancient Lil’ Teammates.

The players of this time were so much more rugged than they are today.  Bid McPhee chose not to use a glove, and instead would beat his hands with an anvil in order to toughen them up.  Since the game was in its infancy, its fun to read about all the scandals that went on too.

The cards aren’t cheaply made either.  They come with a glossy font and back, and have an older look.  The photography is excellent and the backs have extremely detailed descriptions.  The only drawback are the black borders.  Any set that has all black borders is subject to chipping.  Being sealed since 1994, the cards also stick together.  Probably my favorite card in the set is of Connie Mack.  Its my favorite because it shows him as a player, instead of a manager/owner.

If your a fan of products like Obak, I think you would really enjoy this set.  Sure you can read about the history of baseball online or in a book, but I think it sinks it better when reading it off the back of a baseball card.  There aren’t any relics or autographs, but its my favorite modern day set.

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