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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Set: 1954 Bowman (Rate)

Card: #193 Eddie Robinson


In his career, Eddie Robinson went all over the place. The 4-time All-Star played for seven different teams, then, after retirement, worked as a coach, GM, and scout, among other roles, for at least eight different teams.

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Set: 1956 Topps (Rate)

Card: #120 Billy Vessels


Billy Vessels won the National Championship in 1950, the Heisman Trophy in 1952, and was then drafted by the Colts, but went to play in Canada for a season where he led the league and was named Most Outstanding Player. Upon returning to the NFL, his career was cut short by an unfortunate leg injury.

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Set: 1965 Topps (Rate)

Card: #330 Whitey Ford


Playing his whole career with the Yankees, Whitey Ford is their all-time winningest pitcher, their perennial ace who started Game 1 in eight World Series. This is one of his last cards as a player, as his career ended in 1967.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Set: 1949 Bowman (Rate)

Card: #82 Joe Page


Joe Page was a relief pitcher who played all but the last year of his career with the Yankees, winning two World Series during that time. He played in three All-Star games and led the American League in saves twice.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Set: 1986-87 Fleer (Rate)

Card: #27 Joe Dumars


Sometimes getting lost in the shuffle behind the star-power of Isiah Thomas and the brashness of the Bill Laimbeers and the Dennis Rodmans, Joe Dumars was an indispensable part of the "Bad Boys" Pistons teams, instrumental in the 1989 and 1990 championships, garnering Finals MVP honors in ’89. This card goes for around $30-$35.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Set: 1949 Bowman (Rate)

Card: #226 Duke Snider


Duke Snider was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1980. He played 18 seasons in the Major Leagues and appeared in 6 World Series. This, his rookie card from 1949, fetches over $2000 in near-mint condition.

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Monday, January 21, 2008

Set: 1986-87 Fleer (Rate)

Card: #12 Manute Bol


Hailing from the Sudan and towering at 7 feet, 7 inches, Manute Bol was the tallest player the NBA had ever seen. This is his rookie card after a season in which he set the rookie record for most blocked shots in a season (397). Manute played 10 years in the NBA, averaging 3.34 blocks a night. He now focuses his energy on doing humanitarian work.

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Set: 1952 Topps (Rate)

Card: #1 Andy Pafko


Card #1 from the renowned 1952 Topps set, this card is a rare find in excellent condition. Being #1 in the set meant that it usually ended up on the top of card stacks and got the brunt of the wear and tear of being rubber banded and stuffed in pockets.

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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Set: 1963 Topps (Rate)

Card: #200 Mickey Mantle


In mediocre condition, this card will pay your car note. In good condition, it'll pay your mortgage...plus utilites.

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Set: 1956 Topps (Rate)

Card: #84 Bert Rechichar


Back before productivity enhancers, players didn’t take plays off, not even after change of possession. Bert Rechichar was drafted in the first round out of Tennessee and played defensive back, linebacker, halfback, returned kicks and punts. Oh, and he also kicked and punted, and actually held the NFL record for longest field goal, a 56-yarder in 1953, a record that would stand for 17 years until New Orleans Saint Tom Dempsey kicked a 63-yarder.

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