Category Archives: Vintage Miscellany

1959 baseball’s lost cousin – 1960 A&BC Football (UK)

I’ve been fascinated by these ever since I first saw them online.  This is the 1960 A&BC football release.  A&BC is/was an English candy maker that for many years was the go-to source for football cards – sort of an … Continue reading

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A home for a classic radio

I didn’t watch Chicago get those two quick goals last night to win the Stanley Cup.  I heard it on the radio.  I’d like to say it was on this radio at left, but it was on a nodescript clock … Continue reading

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The miniest of mini minis

I mentioned earlier my burgeoning interest in English Football cards, particularly the early cigarette issues which to my eyes are absurdly (but enjoyably) inexpensive.  There was an auction I had an eye on for three 1923 cards printed by DC … Continue reading

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Fun with old (British) football

I haven’t spoken of it much, but my lockout-inspired dalliance with the EPL hasn’t stopped despite the return of the NHL and the pending start of real baseball.  I’ve made great strides on my 1975 Topps set and am well … Continue reading

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Kotter #9 – Your daily dose of existentialism

One of the little things that continues to make card collecting fun 30-some years after I should have grown up and abandoned it is that every so often, there’s a little gem that offers something more than it appears at … Continue reading

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Kotter #8 – the merits of anger

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – the text of an old silk-screened panel that was given to me … Continue reading

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Kotter #7 – your reassurances are less than compelling

I’ve been avoiding the lockout post because I’m completely fed up with the whole thing and it hasn’t even started.  It baffles me how a league willingly shuts itself down when revenues are at record highs, the TV deal they’ve … Continue reading

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