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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 […]

And the Award for the Worst Cut Signature Ever Goes to…

…2007 TriStar Signa Cuts Paul Krause. Since the advent of cut signature cards, there have been plenty of autographs that have been butchered. From dead presidents to Hollywood legends, the list of cropped cuts is long. But nothing like this abomination. Not only is the autograph indecipherable, but to add further insult is the fact […]


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