Card of the Day: Joe Mauer 2014 Topps Snoopy SP Variation #125

Card of the Day: Joe Mauer 2014 Topps Series 2 Snoopy Photo Variation SP #125

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“Pin-Up” of the Week: 2014 MLB All-Star Game Joe Cool Pin

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The 85th MLB All-Star Game takes place in Minneapolis, MN this summer.  Its about two months away, but you can easily find merchandise for it already.  Peanuts creator Charles Schulz is from Minneapolis and is the reason why some of this year’s All-Star Game stuff features characters from his famous comic.  One of the pins shows Snoopy (Joe Cool) wearing his dark sunglasses while leaning against the wall just hanging out.  They also made one with Charlie Brown.  Snoopy has a crazy imagination.  Outside of his fantasy life he plays shortstop for Charlie Brown’s team.  He almost past Babe Ruth on the all-time career home run list, plus he’s great at catching balls in his mouth.

You can add this pin to your collection for $8.00.

A Snoopy Story

Thats right!  I’m writing a post about Snoopy.  Today is the 60th anniversary of the “Peanuts” comic strip created by Charles Schulz.  Almost everyone knows who the “Peanuts” characters are, and to this day the comic runs in 1,800 papers.

I’ve always liked “Peanuts”.  Some of my earliest memories involve Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and Lucy.  In fact, my very first memory of anything in life involves Snoopy.  When I was two years old, I had my first surgery.  After waking up in the recovery room I remember turning to my right and seeing a stuffed Snoopy sitting next to me.  He was wearing one of those scrub hats doctors wear.  Apparently I took him into the operating room with me, but I don’t remember that part.

As for cards, “Peanuts” doesn’t have too many.  In 1965, Panini produced an “I Love Snoopy” sticker, and there is a 33-card set featuring all the “Peanuts” characters.  That set contains randomly inserted Charles Schulz autographs.  I think Schulz deserves a cut signature made.

Fun Fact: Did you know 1:4 grown men still have a stuffed animal?