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Here’s a penny…don’t spend it all in one place!

A couple weeks ago, Ivan (@WatchTheBreaks) posted an eBay coupon. $3 off any card purchase of $3.01 or more. In other words, if you found a card with free shipping that was listed for $3.01, you could get it for a penny!

I didn’t spend it all in one place. I found one seller that had this bad boy for $2:

1940 World Series

This is my first 1970 Fleer Laughlin World Series card, featuring the slugging Frank McCormick. “Buck” won the NL MVP in 1940, leading the league in hits and doubles while driving home 127 runs. The Redlegs topped the Tigers in the World Series, 4 games to 3. The back of the card shows a 1968 copyright date, but they are listed as a 1970 issue.

1940 World Series

In addition to this vintage goodness, I also picked up my first 2018 Stadium Club card, a Tyler Mahle rookie card for $1.01. I actually missed adding Stadium Club to my wantlist until I found this card.

Mahle rookie card

Two card purchases 48 years apart, and all it cost was a measley penny.


Fun Cards: 2018 Stadium Club Lou Piniella

I posted a picture of Lou Piniella tossing second base on Twitter earlier tonight. That led to this response from Giants fan and friend Nick of the njwv blog

It was a great idea, and I couldn’t resist making a “fun card” (because I don’t expect Topps to ever do so, or MLB to even allow it if Topps wanted to).


Sweet Lou managed the Reds at such a fun time during my teenage years. Chris Sabo, Eric Davis, Jose Rijo, Tom Browning, future Hall of Famer Barry Larkin, and so many more thrived under Piniella’s leadership.

We need Sweet Lou back in Cincinnati.

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