Thursday, July 28, 2016

The greatest baseball cards of all time

There are generally only two ways I acquire baseball cards. One is trading with bloggers; the other is buying cards secondhand from garage sales, street vendors, flea markets, etc. I almost never buy cards from online retailers. I have used Amazon gift money on cards in the past, and once made a big eBay purchase as the cards were a great price. I am not the kind of person to make an impulse buy on cards (or anything else, really). But when I saw Nick's recent Dime Boxes post on the late 1980's Spokane Indians sets with photos taken at the mall, I knew I had to have them immediately. I love minor league baseball cards, I like cards with photos, and I have developed an interest in old retail, so these cards couldn't have been more in my wheelhouse.

I did a little research and found a site called STB Sports which seems to carry just about every minor league team set out there, and at pretty reasonable prices - including shipping the sets came out to under $20. I was a little nervous about using a site I had never heard of but the cards were shipped quickly and with no issues.

Sets like these have to be savored, so I will be showing each and every one of these cards in their own post, writing a little something about the card and the photo they are in.


  1. Nice! Those are some great cards. Would love to pick up sets for my own one of these days.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing that link. I went over to their site and picked up three sets. Can't wait to see those Indians sets.