March 21, 2007

Card Notes – March 21

Search with Kevin…for his Father?
I read somewhere that there’s a new search engine called ‘Search with Kevin’. I don’t know if it’s one big practical joke that some corporation and their hot-shot ad agency are playing on K-Fed and the rest of the world, or if it’s for real. Regardless, I think I’ve found a guy who could very well be Federline’s father. And I didn’t need a search engine, either. I found him under a pile of shit in my closet.

Search With Kevin

Can’t Wait for Heritage ’70
A couple of months ago I found my cache of crudely hand-cut cards from Baseball Cards Magazine from the 1989 and 1990. If you got this magazine back then, you’ll remember that for a while they were including mini sheets of six and nine cards of current players in old Topps designs. I’m not sure how they got away with it at the time, unless Topps didn’t really care, which may have very well been the case, because Topps didn’t start the Archives reprints line until 1991 (1953) and didn’t start Heritage until 2001. Anyway, I don’t know what happened to all of them, but the ones I have found all have great photos, really strong color, great backs and spotty (if completely representative of the time period) player choice. I especially like the ‘The Investment Advisor Says:’ on the back of the 1970-flavored cards. I’m glad I found these.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Topps '52 set was actually reprinted and sold in the mid-late-'80s as a complete set. Sold for about $25. You'll find it in magazines for about $250 last I looked.