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Bob Lemke’s Custom Card Inventory

March 28, 2018
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LemkeBaseball

Bob Lemke’s creation of “cards that never were” always left me thrilled. You gotta be a “card guy” to be able to understand how cool it is that he could produce his own unique cards utilizing literally dozens of vintage styles from Topps and Bowman to the lesser-known regionals and food issues, tapping his...

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No HOF Admission without an admission …

January 3, 2013
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No HOF Admission without an admission …

I cannot recall another year in my lifetime when the balloting for a specific Hall of Fame class posed the kind of Hobson’s choice (not Butch) that this one does in 2013. That’s not exactly news to anyone who tracks the annual voting for...

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Mantle’s Billy Martin cow-shooting story is urban legend …

February 29, 2012
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BillyM

I get a kick out of a wonderful story that circulates about Mickey Mantle and Billy Martin (and sometimes includes Whitey Ford) on a hunting trip in Texas (or sometimes in New York and elsewhere) that involves firearms, livestock and the legendary Billy Martin’s...

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Clint Eastwood could kick Chuck Norris’ ass …

February 8, 2012
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Clint

Clint Eastwood could kick Chuck Norris’ ass … Odd as it may sound, I mentioned Chuck Norris quite prominently in the eulogy that I somehow managed at my mother’s...

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No 50-game suspension for Braun …

January 24, 2012
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What winds up in the first or second graph of Ryan Braun’s historical record – or maybe even on his Hall of Fame plaque, should he end up thusly...

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Raising Cain to GOP first tier was just plain silly …

November 21, 2011
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Cain

I sat down and wrote that headline about Herman Cain on or around Oct. 15. Within a couple of minutes of starting the blog, I got a phone call...

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