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    January 20, 2013

    Earl Weaver Remembered By His Grandson Mike Leahy, aka Clownvis Presley

    Of all the reminiscences of former Orioles manager and St. Louis native Earl Weaver, who passed away on Friday, few are more touching than the one posted by his grandson Mike Leahy on Facebook. Leahy is the lead singer for the band 7 Shot Screamers and also the non-jumpsuited alter-ego of Clownvis P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Skip Schumaker Rally Squirrel Card Going For $255

    ​The previously mocked Skip Schumaker Rally Squirrel baseball card from Topps is successfully being sold for $255 on eBay. The actual Skip Schumaker card from the same series is going for $1, with a $2 charge for shipping and handling. Also, it seems you can return the real Skip card if you don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Pujols 5 Is Changing Its Name, but Sadly Not to Any of These Suggestions

    (c) 2012 ToppsAnd take your restaurant with you, mang!​Pujols 5 Westport Grill (342 Westport Plaza, Maryland Heights; 314-439-0595) is no more. With Albert Anaheim-bound, the owners of the restaurant bearing his name and number announced today that, effective immediately, it will be known as t ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 26, 2012
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    January 26, 2012

    Albert Pujols' New Baseball Card

    (c) 2012 Topps Co​CNBS sports reporter Darren Rovell posted this dagger in the hearts of Cardinal fans. Close examination of the bottom right corner of the base reveals a Kansas City Royals logo, which means this photo was most likely taken during either the May 21 or May 22 game at Kauffman Stadi ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011
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    January 27, 2010

    Judge Orders South Butt, North Face to Reach Agreement on Un-anatomical Differences

    The most dangerous place to stand in St. Louis? Between attorney Albert S. Watkins, above, and a news crew's microphone!​A federal judge has ordered the outdoor clothing giant North Face and the tiny local apparel company it's suing, South Butt, to try to work out a solution to their conflict thro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Baseball Card of the Week: Because Sometimes, We All Need a Little Kuntz

    Hey there, everybody! I know I haven't done one of these in a while, since it didn't seem to be all that popular a feature, but with all the talk recently of Topps' and MLB's exclusive deal and what it may mean to the future of the card collecting industry, I thought now might be a good time to dust ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    Topps to Become Exclusive Baseball Card Company

    File under ridiculous douchebag bullshit: Major League Baseball and Topps have reached an agreement to make Topps the only licensed maker of baseball cards. I'm not going to try and be balanced or fair about this. This is fucking bullshit. Of all the shitty things MLB has done over the years - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Baseball Card of the Week: "The Man" Gets His

    With Opening Day coming up on Monday, it's appropriate to look back and reflect on our love for the Cardinals. And when it comes to the Cardinals, and the history of this great franchise, there's one name that stands out above all the others. You might know him as the Man.Our Card of the Week t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Baseball Card of the Week: The Carpenter Chronicles

    Hello, and happy Friday to one and all. It's time once again for our weekly tradition here at the Rundown, and I've got something really nice for you today.

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    March 13, 2009

    Baseball Card of the Week: Loudmouth Jonathan Papelbon

    Amazingly, just this past week, a story actually came along that got everyone to stop talking about Alex Rodriguez, even if only for a moment or two. The source of such distraction was the Boston Red Sox. More specifically, it was the closer for the Boston nine, Mr. Jonathan Papelbon, giving hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Baseball Card of the Week: Sandy Koufax

    I usually reserve the Card of the Week for some ballplayer who has just done something extraordinary. This week, though, I thought we might do something just a little bit different. See, it was recently revealed that among the hundreds and hundreds of people connected to Bernard Madoff and his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Baseball Card of the Week: Miles to Go Before I Sleep

    To begin this new and shiny year of 2009, I want first to take a quick look back at a small bit of the Cardinals' past. I know, this is a time to be looking forward, but hey, I am nothing if not a contrarian. So in this baseball card format reminiscence, we take a look back at the Aaron Miles E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: Ben Sheets

    It's Christmas time here in the Gateway City, and in honor of this most wonderful time of the year, I've decided that this week's Card of the Week is going to be a little bit different. See, this week, instead of featuring a player who recently won an award, or signed a big contract, or exposed ... More >>

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    December 16, 2008

    What if Rockstars Were Old-School Baseball Players?

    Perhaps they'd look like this. Link via Kopper. More excellent ones at the link and after the jump. Or like this. That's 1985 Topps right there, the style/year of Mark McGwire's rookie card. Why yes, I used to collect baseball cards hardcore.

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    October 17, 2008

    James Shields, Our Only Hope Against Bean Town

    Ah, the Card of the Week. Is there any greater proof that another Friday has finally come to our fair city? If there is, I certainly don't want to know about it. What we have here, in this particular CoTW, is a rallying cry, and a plea for salvation. What we have here is a 2007 James Shields rooki ... More >>

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    October 10, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: Joe Torre in 1966

    Ah, the Card of the Week. You know, I have to be honest with all of you; when I first heard the idea for this, I wasn't nearly as enthusiastic for it as I made myself out to be. Not that I didn't like baseball cards, or anything like that, but I just wasn't sure that the feature had any sort of le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: John Tudor in 1987

    Howdy, folks. Friday is upon us yet again, and that means, as always, a Baseball Card of the Week. I actually have a bit of a double whammy for everybody this week, so strap yourselves in. First off, I've got a card that I had been planning on getting to or quite a while now, because I really, rea ... More >>

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    August 22, 2008
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    July 25, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: '78 Dennis Eckersley

    We have a very special Card of the Week this time out, ladies and gentlemen. Well, at least sort of special. Okay, maybe not all that special. But really cool, nonetheless. This week's card comes to us from the personal collection of Dwayne M. of Coral Gables, Florida. Dwayne has been an avid coll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008

    Contest: Submit Your Old Baseball Cards

    I would like to start a new feature here at The Rundown, and I'm going to need everyone's help. Not too long ago, it was suggested by one of the many editors here at the RFT that we should do a "Classic Cardinal Baseball Card of the Week" feature. And you know what? That's a really, really good idea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2007

    Weekend E. Coli Newsbreak

    Topps Meat Co. has recalled 21.7 million pounds of possibly E. coli-infected ground beef. (CNN) As far as I can tell, Topps Meat Co. has no relation to the Topps baseball card company, thus preserving my childhood memories. -Ian Froeb

  • News

    April 19, 2006


    The spendingest opening day in the big leagues this year!