I've been a baseball fan since birth, and an Atlanta Braves fan since my family moved to Georgia in 1981. I'm an avid baseball card collector.
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Do new baseball cards leave you feeling uninspired? Are you interested in purchasing vintage cards, but afraid of the price tag? Here's a way to get great vintage Braves cards at an affordable price.
Historically, Topps Update and Traded sets have allowed collectors to piece together the big trades from a baseball season. This year, Topps has decided that only a few collectors should have that privilege.
Friday night was bad. So was 1948, 1958, 1969, 1982, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996 through 2005, 2010 and 2012. Some painful cardboard memories.
Three hits in every ten at-bats. Four times on base in every ten plate appearances. Success, failure and the greatness of Chipper Jones.
The card to the right of this paragraph is card number 65 from the 2010 Upper Deck Series 1 baseball card set. The card itself is classic Upper Deck featuring an impressive close-up shot of Chipper...
The baseball card industry undergoes an upheaval and Chipper Jones career peaks. Collecting Chipper Jones 2006 - 2008.
It was one thing for the young Chipper Jones to move to SS for Terry Pendleton in 1996, even if it was a mistake, but why was Chipper moved to LF for Vinny Castilla? Collecting Chipper Jones (2003 - 2005)
Do you know what I miss? Ticket stubs. When combined with an old box score, you can recall old memories. Here's some of Chipper Jones. Collecting Chipper Jones (2000 - 2002)
I was living in Chicago and missed much of the Braves 1998 and 1999 seasons. I missed the first peak of Chipper's Hall of Fame career.
At the end of the 2011 season, it looked like Jason Heyward might not live up to the hype. This year, he's proven himself as one of the best players in the game. I'm still collecting Jason Heyward.
Yesterday, MLB celebrated the civil rights movement and its role in the movement with the Civil Rights Game. Here's a look at the civil rights movement through baseball and card collecting.
Warren Spahn. Phil Niekro. Tom Glavine. Greg Maddux. John Smoltz. Looking back at one of the best seasons from five of the Braves greatest starters, and the cards that preserved the memory of those seasons.
2012 Topps Allen & Ginter is typically great. Should you collect it? Yes. How should you complete the set? Here's how I did it.
Marc Normandin and Sky Kalkman have assembled a collection of 43 essays about 43 players who shouldn't be forgotten, just because they missed election to the Hall of Fame. The book includes essays on Dale Murphy and Fred McGriff of the Braves.
Melky Cabrera leads the National League in hits, has an OPS+ over 160 and was the MVP of the All Star Game. He still stinks.
In a three year period, Chipper Jones went from being a man whose Rookie of the Year award was stolen by a veteran of the Nippon League to an established star. Here's a look at collecting Chipper Jones from 1995 to 1997.
Led by the great Hank Aaron, the 1957 Milwaukee Braves changed baseball forever by defeating the New York Yankees in one of the great World Series. A team that great deserves an equally great book and John Klima delivers with Bushville Wins!
If Brian McCann gets 2 at-bats, the NL wins. A look at six straight years of Brian McCann, All Star.
An ACL injury prevented Chipper Jones from starting in LF in 1994. The card manufacturers had faith he'd make it back.
2012 Topps Archives is a great set. Still, that doesn't stop me from complaining about a few things.
A review of Rick Morrissey's wildly entertaining Ozzie's School of Management: Lessons from the Dugout, the Clubhouse, and the Doghouse. About Florida Marlins Manager Ozzie Guillen.
Remember when Bob Horner hit four home runs in a game? Perhaps these five cards will jog your memory.