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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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  • NCAAF Alabama Crimson Tide
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My So-Very Sad Greg Maddux Autograph (or How to Start a Player Collection)


The story of my so-very sad Greg Maddux autograph and how to start a player collection.

Collecting Chipper Jones (1990 - 1993)


From draft pick to debut: a look at collecting Chipper Jones from 1990 to 1993.

The Book He Wanted to Write: A Review of John Smoltz's Starting and Closing


The Book He Wanted to Write: A Review of John Smoltz's Starting and Closing

2012 Topps Gypsy Queen and My Lack of Self Control


The collecting year grind continues as Topps releases 2012 Gypsy Queen. I'm hooked.

Collecting Wes Covington


He may not be the first Braves great to come to mind, but he is one. Collecting Wes Covington.

Cardboard Memory: Hank Aaron Hits 715


A cardboard memory of that night 38 years ago when Hank Aaron hit number 715.

Taking a Gamble on the High End


Do you have 300 dollars to gamble away? Me either. High end cards are risky business.

Five to Collect: Chipper Jones


Use Chipper's impending retirement as an excuse to pick up these five baseball cards.

The Composition of a Checklist


How did Jose Constanza end up on the checklist for 2012 Topps Heritage? Consider me pleasantly surprised.

It's True, Kids Used to Collect Baseball Cards


Did you know kids used to collect baseball cards? Get yours a box of 2012 Topps Opening Day and maybe he will too.

Five to Collect: Tim Hudson


Don't just get any five Tim Hudson cards. Get these five.

Holding On To The Memories: A Review Of The New Javy Lopez Autobiography


In his upcoming book, Behind the Plate, Javy Lopez tells the story of his career with the Braves. Feel free to ignore the parts about the Orioles and the Red Sox.

Cardboard Memory: Rafael Belliard


The little shortstop from the D.R. makes the play of his life. A cardboard memory of Rafael Belliard.

My White Whale


Captain Ahab hunted Moby Dick. I'm after a 1954 Topps Hank Aaron.

Leftover Money for Vintage Hank Aaron


If you aren't chasing the big hit in Topps Series 1, why waste money on a box? Just buy the set cheap on eBay and spend the money you save on vintage Hank Aaron.

The Men Baseball Left Behind


In the post-1980 world, players with only 43 days of service get a pension. Douglas Gladstone tells the story of those who played before this era, and their struggle to get a pension.

I Love This Set


If 2012 Topps Series 1 can’t get you excited about collecting, then this hobby isn’t for you.

Five to Collect: 2012 Braves Top Prospects


MLB included five Braves on their top-100 prospect list. Here's a card for each you should own.

A Bad Baseball Team


The 1988 Atlanta Braves were a really bad baseball team. Those were the days.

Cardboard Memory: Terry Pendleton


What do I remember when I look at a Terry Pendleton baseball card? That's easy: June 2, 1992.

Collecting Willard Marshall


A time of card shows, card shops, hobby magazines and Willard Marshall baseball cards.

A Return to Collecting


This is the story of my return to card collecting. Its time to start your own story.

Collecting the Braves in 2011


The top Braves collecting stores of 2011. Hank Returns, J-Hey and Freddie, EOF, Brooks and Hinske Finally, All Those Young Arms and pretty pictures.

The Late Season Bowman Braves of 2011


Topps brought Bowman back and it's never going away. I still say, don't buy a box of Bowman.

Gifting a Braves Collector


Make a collector happy. Buy him one of these recommended gifts.

Cardboard Memory: 1993


Mad Dog, Crime Dog, Otis and the waiver wire. Random memories of 1993.

Five to Collect: Dale Murphy


Dale Murphy is an all-time Atlanta Braves great. Here are five cards of his you should own.

Sticky Braves


The 2011 Topps Stickers release might just be the set of the year. Even if one of the players doesn't seem like he belongs.

The Affordable Hank Aaron


It is your duty as a Braves fan to own a vintage Hank Aaron card. Here's how to get one that's affordable.

Finest Braves


With their 2011 Finest set, Topps is conspiring against me. They want me to start a Julio Teheran player collection.

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