Third Baseman-Shortstop, Chicago Cubs
1981 Topps #429
Topps Fact: Mick was nicknamed "Killer" by his teammates.
GMT Fact: Mick is the first killer to be named firstbase coach for the NY Yankees.
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Interesting story by Sandomir of the Times regarding MLB signing an exclusive deal with Topps for baseball card rights.
I had forgotten people still buy baseball cards, although apparently much less of them than they used to.
For those of you too young to remember the early 1990s, the baseball card market was a really big deal in the period preceding the Beanie Baby, real estate and Twitter bubbles.
For Bob Szwajkos, baseball is more than just an American pastime; it’s his family’s pastime.
The openly gay Bucks County attorney began collecting baseball cards and other memorabilia as a child, continuing a tradition his father started nearly 80 years ago.
A portion of the Szwajkos Family Baseball Card Collection is currently on display in Citizens Bank’s Hall of Fame section and will be open for guests with Hall of Fame box seats during Gay Community Night at the Aug. 4 Phillies game.