Collecting Cleveland Indians Since 1982

Collecting Cleveland Indians Topps team sets from 1952-present, as well as post-war minor and major league autographs.

Bought an Entire Autograph Collection! Whats in it? Part I

I have always enjoyed adding signed index cards to my collection. There was a time when index cards were the backbone of collecting, being used for both in-person and through the mail collecting. But over the years more and more players refused to sign them, to the point that index[…]

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New Arrival: Jack Cust, dh, Oakland Athletics

There is one stat that I have always loved, and I put way too much stock into: on-base percentage. Even now, with all the advanced stats we have, its the first thing that I look. For me, it started when I was in high school and trying to build line-ups[…]

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New Arrival: Ryan Zimmerman, 3b, Washington Nationals

This is one of several autographs that I just purchased from a collector who is selling off their collection. Ryan Zimmerman was the 4th overall pick of the 2005 draft, taken by the Washington Nationals out of the University of Virginia. Zimmerman hit .336/.377/.564 with 11 HR between A and AA-ball in 2005 and[…]

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New Arrival: Grady Sizemore, of, Cleveland Indians

I bought this card as part of a lot from a collector who was clearing out some cards. When I saw he had a Sizemore I jumped. He was always tough to get in person, and despite being retired his autograph is still sought after by collectors. Grady Sizemore will always[…]

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New Arrival: So Taguchi, of, St. Louis Cardinals

Why you remember So Taguchi: The St. Louis Cardinals signed So Taguchi as an international free agent in 2002. The 33-year-old Taguchi was a 10 year veteran of Japan Pacific League (JPPL). He was an All-Star in the JPPL, though he was not quite the hitter that Ichiro was. His biggest[…]

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