May 1, 1992 – Rickey Henderson Swipes His 1000th Base

Rickey Henderson Steals 1,000th Base. May 1, 1992.

Some records are made to never be broken. Rickey Henderson picked up his 1000th stolen base on May 1, 1992, exactly a year to the day after he broke #LouBrock‘s record of 938 swipes. Henderson still had more than 400 more left in him, finishing his Hall of Fame career with 1,406. Even though Henderson […]

Happy Birthday, Phil Garner! Born April 30, 1949.

Today we salute Phil Garner, who turns 75. Despite a 16-year playing career from 1973 to 1988, we have no memory of his playing days – and only recall him as a manager of teams that struggled to crack .500 in the 1990s and 2000s.  What’s really amazing is how Garner racked up 3 All-Star appearances […]

The Controversial 1989 Fleer Billy Ripken Baseball Card: A Story of Mistakes and Redemption

1989 Fleer Billy Ripken "Face" Card

In the world of baseball card collecting, certain cards have achieved legendary status due to their rarity, unique features, or errors. One such card is the 1989 Fleer Billy Ripken baseball card, which became infamous for an unexpected expletive printed on its bat. This curious variation sparked a whirlwind of controversy, captivating the sports memorabilia […]

What Are the Top 20 Baseball Cards of the 1980s?

1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. Baseball Card #1

The value and popularity of baseball cards can vary over time, so it’s important to note that rankings and opinions on the top cards may vary. However, here is a list of 20 notable baseball cards from the 1980s that are often considered valuable or significant: 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. Rookie Card (#1) […]

A Brief Modern History of Baseball Cards and Wax Packs

Collectible sports card wax packs have a long and fascinating history that spans several decades. Here is a brief overview of some of the key moments and trends in the history of collectible sports card wax packs. 1950s-1960s: The early days The first baseball cards were printed in the late 1800s, but the modern era […]

How were baseball card wax packs made?

Baseball card wax packs were typically made using a process that involved several steps. Here is a general overview of how they were made: Printing the cards: The baseball cards were printed on large sheets of paper using a printing press. The sheets would contain several copies of each card, which would later be cut […]

Are any 1980s or 1990s baseball cards worth money?

Vintage Baseball Cards in Wax Wrappers

There are many baseball cards from the 1980s and 1990s that are worth money. However, the value of a baseball card depends on several factors, including the player, the card’s condition, the year of the card, and the rarity of the card. Some of the most valuable baseball cards from the 1980s and 1990s include: […]

What baseball cards are worth money now?

Vintage Baseball Cards in Wax Wrappers

The value of baseball cards can vary greatly depending on a number of factors, including the player, the condition of the card, the year it was produced, and other factors. Some baseball cards that are currently considered to be valuable include: 1909-1911 T206 Honus Wagner – considered by many to be the “holy grail” of […]