Collecting Cleveland Indians Since 1982

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

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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New Arrival: Derek Norris, c, Tampa Bay Rays

The 2014 Oakland Athletics were pretty amazing…at least in the first half. They had a great pitching staff and a buzz-saw of an offense. The catching was handled by Derek Norris and John Jaso, with Norris getting a majority of the starts. Unfortunately, Derek Norris, like the rest of the[…]

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Prospecting Arrival: Tyler Straub, 3b, Kansas City Royals

Tyler Straub played four seasons of college ball (2013-2016), split between North Central Texas College (North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference) and Texas-San Antonio (Conference USA). He was a very good hitter in college. His senior year he hit .282/.342/.366 with 2 HR. It should be noted that most of those numbers[…]

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Prospect Arrival: Víctor Robles, of, Washington Nationals

Victor Robles is one of my favorite players in the National League–and easily my favorite Washinton National. I got the top card in 2016 and the bottom card on consignment during Spring Training this past season. The Nationals signed Robles for $225,000 in 2013, and he immediately became one of[…]

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New Arrival: Gene Tenace, c/1b, Oakland Athletics

Another signed FDC. I was looking for a nice index card, but this is just so much nicer. I am not sure why the autographs pop so nice, but they do. Gene Tenace was another player who played an instrumental part of the Oakland Athletics dynasty of the 1970’s Tenace[…]

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New Arrival: Joe Rudi, of, Oakland Athletics

I really like these the look of signed FDC. Especially if they were signed with a bold blue ballpoint pen. The autographs really pop. Joe Rudi was an instrumental part of the Oakland Athletics dynasty of the 1970’s. He was the teams starting LF during all three of the A’s[…]

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