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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.

You can follow me on Twitter where I cuss Bud Selig at least once a week.

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Collecting Vintage Braves Multi-Player Cards


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.

The Appalling 2012 Topps Update Series


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...

Painful Cardboard Memories


Friday night was bad. So was 1948, 1958, 1969, 1982, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996 through 2005, 2010 and 2012. Some painful cardboard memories.

Cardboard Memories: Chipper Jones


Three hits in every ten at-bats. Four times on base in every ten plate appearances. Success, failure and the greatness of Chipper Jones.

Collecting Chipper Jones (2011 - 2012)

A journey through Chipper's missed post-seasons and my hope for one last great Chipper collectible.

Collecting Chipper Jones (2009 - 2010)

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...

Collecting Chipper Jones (2006 - 2008)

The baseball card industry undergoes an upheaval and Chipper Jones career peaks. Collecting Chipper Jones 2006 - 2008.

Collecting Chipper Jones (2003 - 2005)

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...

Collecting Chipper Jones (2000 - 2002)

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)

Collecting Chipper Jones (1998 - 1999)

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.

Five to Collect: Kris Medlen

It looks like the Braves might have a new ace. Let's take a look at five of Med Dog's best cards.

(Still) Collecting Jason Heyward

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.

On MLB, Civil Rights, and the Rise of Modern Card Collecting

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.

On Records, Sam Jethroe and his Bowman Baseball Cards of the Early 1950s

On records, Sam Jethroe, and his Bowman Baseball Cards from the 1950s.

Five to Collect from Great Braves Pitching Seasons


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...

Collecting 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter


2012 Topps Allen & Ginter is typically great. Should you collect it? Yes. How should you complete the set? Here's how I did it.

"The Hall of Nearly Great" Seeks to Preserve Memories


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...

(Not) Collecting Melky Cabrera


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.

Collecting Chipper Jones (1995 - 1997)


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...

The Milwaukee Braves World Championship: A Review of John Klima's Bushville Wins!


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...

Cardboard Memory: Brian McCann, All Star


If Brian McCann gets 2 at-bats, the NL wins. A look at six straight years of Brian McCann, All Star.

Searching for a Simba Autograph


You can't always get what you want. I want a Simba Pro Debut auto.

The First NLCS (or How to Collect a Team Set)


The Braves play in the first NLCS. Collecting the 1969 Atlanta Braves Team Set.

You Won't Complete This Set


2012 Topps Series 2 looks great. Too bad Topps doesn't want you to complete the set.

Cardboard Memory: Retiring #29


Another cardboard memory as the Braves retire #29. Smoltz's next cardboard memory? Cooperstown.

Collecting Chipper Jones (1994)


An ACL injury prevented Chipper Jones from starting in LF in 1994. The card manufacturers had faith he'd make it back.

I'm Going to Complain About a Great Set


2012 Topps Archives is a great set. Still, that doesn't stop me from complaining about a few things.

Collecting Brandon Beachy


Brandon Beachy's cards are still affordable. Will they stay that way? Is the gamble worth the risk?

A Review of Rick Morrissey's Ozzie's School of Management


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.

Five to Collect: Bob Horner


Remember when Bob Horner hit four home runs in a game? Perhaps these five cards will jog your memory.

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