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    Mike Trout card sells for more than Honus Wagner T206

    There's a charity called "Commons For Kids" that takes in common cards and, well, donates them to kids -- at shelters, underfunded schools, community centers, etc. Info here: https://commons4kids.org [If I just caused that other goddamned jingle to get stuck in your head, I apologize.]
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    The Ringer

    Surprised Simmons did not address the "sounds fishy to me" urban legend that a 12-year-old Alex Rodriguez appeared in the movie as a kid forced to lay on the floor during the McDowell's robbery sequencel...
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    2021 Pats: QB Options

    You're right, WFT and CHI are in the larger consideration set. Might be tough for the Bears to add another QB given the significant resources they've already got at the position, but I'm sure the fanbase isn't stoked about Foles and Trubisky. And WFT is 100% in the mix, although resigning...
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    2021 Pats: QB Options

    Updated the original post as the market continues to unfold... Right now I see nine teams that seem like plausible contenders to draft a first round QB: 1-1: Jacksonville 1-2: Jets (though riding Darnold is not an unreasonable alternative) 1-4: Falcons (though waiting a year to get a Ryan...
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    2021 NFL: QB Carousel

    This was where my mind went as well (or use Gilmore to fetch a 2021 second-rounder elsewhere, like Dallas). I would expect one of the top 4 QBs would still be there at 1-6 (any of whom, I think, would make this worthwhile from a Pats perspective), but you probably don't want to take that risk...
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    Mike Trout card sells for more than Honus Wagner T206

    I have an uncut sheet of 1985 USFL cards, currently in a storage locker in Connecticut. It's the ultimate throwback -- a few HOFers (Reggie White, Jim Kelly, Steve Young)... along with a bunch of HoVGs (Herschel Walker, Mike Quick, Doug Williams, William Fuller, Gary Clark, Sam Mills, Brian...
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    2021 Pats: QB Options

    I’m an idiot. Meant Lance. Editing...
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    2021 Pats: QB Options

    I was thinking Mahomes at 1-10 (two first and a third) and Josh Allen at 1-6 (a first and two seconds) as the corollaries. Of course the the picks aren’t all in the exact same spots, so there’s some triangulation/guesswork in there.
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    Mike Trout card sells for more than Honus Wagner T206

    So, where are the flaws? Edges and corners look sharp, they’re reasonably well-centered. Are there creases in there? Faded color? Problem with the back?
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    2021 Pats: QB Options

    You'll both be hearing from my lawyers.
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    Mike Trout card sells for more than Honus Wagner T206

    The handful of times I’ve checked the NYC Wal-Mart for 2021 Series 1 Blaster Boxes, they’ve been out of stock. What’s a good price to reasonably hope to find on eBay?
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    2021 Pats: QB Options

    Historically I believe this kind of move up (to the 8-12 range, not top five) takes 2021 and 2022 firsts and a 2021 third. I’ll assume Fields and ZWilson are off the table. I‘d consider a Cam/Lance* exacta if that were available around 1-10. Ideally you wouldn’t want to start Trask in the...
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    RIP Billy C

    Speaking as a little brother, I always pulled for Billy C., though it definitely bummed me out when he beefed with Yaz. Not sure -- did they reconcile? Awesome (long) profile at SABR, and one inspiring anecdote below. https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/billy-conigliaro/
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    Super Bowl LV: Game Thread – Kansas City Chiefs @ Tompa Bay Bucs

    Much like the Tony Eason Patriots, the Chiefs did have a 3-0 Super Bowl lead. And then...