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Stalin’s Floating Head(0)

January 25, 2011

The floating head has long been a part of the hobby for a long time. It conveys a sense of cheesy fun amongst athletes, often drawing attention to vintage hair cuts and other dated grooming strategies. Imagine my excitement upon landing this today: Yup, Josef Stalin’s floating head. The card hails from a 1934 tobacco […]

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Birdie Num Nums

In recent years the celebrity set has taken hold in the hobby. Panini, Upper Deck, Razor/Leaf and Topps have all put out at least one set, not to mention countless insert and subsets, based on pop stars, historical figures and ladies who have posed naked in magazines. But this is nothing new. Go back to […]

Have You Got This Ryan Howard?

A couple weeks ago, I took my kids to Subway for a quick lunch. They got their ultra-boring ham, cheese and tomato sandwiches. Also included in my daughter’s Kids Pack was this sticker card: It was a part of a kids promotion that started a couple months back. Other featured athletes included Michael Phelps, Laila […]

Box (or is it a Pack) Break: 2010 Topps WWE Retail Jumbo Pack Box

I don’t know if you’d call it a box or a pack, but here’s a small break from the new 2010 Topps WWE (if you’re not into a video break, there’s a text version below, along with lots of pictures). My apologies for the poor quality. For those who didn’t make it through the video […]

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