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Another Expo in the books

The Spring and Fall Expos are three days of card-filled fun and frolic of which I get to experience the first 90 minutes – if I’m lucky.  As such, I need a fairly specific plan when I get there just … Continue reading

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More borrowed designs – 1962 Topps Baseball becomes 1963 A&BC Football (UK)

For their 1963-64 football issue, English cardmakers A&BC licensed a previously-developed Topps baseball design (much like they did with their 1960-61 release – one can’t fault their taste.)  The familiar wood-grained layout of 1962 was laterally-reversed and a different grain-pattern chosen, … 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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Finding a familiar face in a new place

The NHL lockout isn’t even two full weeks old, but I’ve already mentally abandoned the season.  It’s just better for my sanity to assume the entire thing isn’t going to happen and then be pleasantly surprised should a season occur.  … Continue reading

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