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Goodbye, Harry Anderson (1952-2018)

(October 14, 1952 – April 16, 2018)

Harry Anderson 1952-2018

Harry Anderson, best known for his role as Judge Harry Stone on the 1980s and 1990s sitcom Night Court, passed away today. The public defender, prosecutor, and one of the baliffs took to Twitter to express their sorrow.


R.I.P. Sy Berger

(July 12, 1923 – December 14, 2014)

Sy Berger

Sy Berger worked for Topps for fifty years and co-designed the 1952 Topps baseball card set at his kitchen table with Woody Gelman.

Who Wants To Win A 1952 Card For Christmas?

I do! Our good friend over at Garvey Cey Russell Lopes wants to see as many Steve Garvey cards on the blogosphere as possible on Sunday in honor of the Garv’s 65th birthday, and is bribing all of his friends with 1952 cards to make that happen. One person will be randomly selected to choose from fifteen possible cards to add to his collection. Of course, if I win, I’ll take the Cincinnati Reds card.

1952 Topps

What is GCRL going to do with the rest of the cards? Who knows…maybe more contests are coming down the pipe, or maybe he’ll offer them up for trade, or maybe he’ll charter a boat and dump them in the ocean. But as for the current contest, click here to see the rules and regulations.

I will be posting a card or two on Sunday, but in the meantime, here’s a “fun card” of Steven Patrick Garvey in the style of 1952 Topps.

Garvey 1952 Topps

Only 11 more years to go…

Thanks to Keith of Back in Packs, I’m now back to 1963 in the Countdown to ’52 Challenge!

Marv Breeding, whose last season in the majors was 1963, is the latest in the journey to 1952. Who wants it? All you have to do is offer me a card…any card…older than 1963.

Thanks to all who have helped so far!

I am now the proud owner…

…of a 1973 Topps Roger Metzger card!

Thanks to Punk Rock Paint for helping me get a few years closer to 1952!

Now, who wants to take me back further? Just submit a trade offer through for this 1973 Metzger card…any older card will do!

Just a quick reminder…

…I have this beautiful 1976 Topps Cliff Johnson card available at the site. I will accept any offer for an older card. I’m trying to get back to 1952 eventually, but certainly don’t expect anyone to offer a ’52 for this ’76. Instead, I will take any ’75, ’74, ’73, etc., that you’re willing to offer. Just make the offer and when I log in I’ll accept (assuming another user with a ’76 Johnson doesn’t accept first).

Now, I do have an offer that I put out there (but don’t expect to be accepted) for a ’75 Bill “Spaceman” Lee. “Spaceman” was an interesting character…

Should this offer be accepted, I will update the blog and let my faithful readers reader know, and the ’75 Lee will then be up for trade. But for now, it’s a 1976 Cliff Johnson…yours for the asking (as long as you’re offering an older card).

Have I rambled on enough yet?

Countdown to ’52 Challenge… (1986)

The first trade has been completed and I now own a virtual 1986 Topps Rob Picciolo!

Now we need to turn Mr. Picciolo into a 1985 Topps card…any 1985 Topps card! Make me an offer I can’t refuse at!

Let’s turn a 1987 card into a 1952 card…one year at a time.

Is it even possible? I got one Topps Million Card Giveaway code, and cashed it in for this beautiful 1987 Topps Jeff Stone card…

A mighty fine card, but one that I already own. So I thought, what if I could trade it for a 1986 card…any 1986 card. And then trade that 1986 card for any 1985 card. And 1985 for 1984…and so on, all the way to 1952.

Wanna help me out? Just make an offer to trade any 1986 card for this 1987 Topps Jeff Stone card at, and I will accept the offer and post an update. Ready, set…GO!

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