What We Bought Today: 2019 Topps Series 2 Baseball

INTRODUCTION I grew up in a small town in northern New Hampshire. As a kid, my town’s population warranted three sports cards stores, but by the time I was 15, they all closed. I stopped collecting hockey cards at that point and shifted my focus to other sports-related memorabilia. In 2006 I got the itch … More What We Bought Today: 2019 Topps Series 2 Baseball

Moneyball (2011)

It’s been six years since Moneyball landed in theaters. It has been 15 years since the Oakland Athletics won 20 straight games. Sadly for them it’s been 28 years since they won the World Series, and only two months since their epic winning streak record was broken. Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) changed the game of … More Moneyball (2011)

Hardball (2001)

Hardball is not the kind of baseball with little leaguers that you have come to expect from countless Disney themed ones. Hardball takes a long hard look at how important the game of baseball can be for those who have nothing positive in theirs lives. Baseball has been the savour for so many people across … More Hardball (2001)

The Fan (1996)

Everyone who knows movies and the career of Robert DeNiro, knows that he can bring it when he delivers a performance as a wild and crazy psycho path. Just watch Taxi Driver and Cape Fear and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about here. In The Fan, DeNiro goes after one of baseball’s best players, … More The Fan (1996)

61* (2001)

Any athlete who chases down the immortal records of the greats will almost always face some backlash. 61* manages to put together the story of Roger Maris and Micky Mantle as the pursue the single season home run record. One of these guys is already a celebrity on and off the field, while the other … More 61* (2001)

The Scout (1994)

The Scout is the perfect example of big Hollywood names getting roped into a terrible movie. Brendan Fraser may have just been starting out when he starred in the Scout, but Albert Brooks was already established. When you think of a movie involving a scout, you would think the story would be focused on a … More The Scout (1994)

Fever Pitch (2005)

I recently just watched Fever Pitch for the second time in my life. As a fan of the New York Yankees, this is a movie that is hard to sit through knowing how it ties into one of the greatest moments in baseball history…for the wrong team. For those of you who don’t know this, … More Fever Pitch (2005)