Monday, January 29, 2024

Great time at Gas -Shows Lee’s Summit, MO

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Sports Card Show – Lee’s Summit, MO

January 26 @ 10:00 am - January 27 @ 7:00 pm EST

January 26 & 27, 2024

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Long time Sports Card Dealer Bob McLean is Retiring

Long time Sports Card Dealer Bob McLean is Retiring 

Bob McClean last Show will be (Dec 16 2023 Sat 09AM-03PM  at   Machinists Hall  St. Louis, Missouri

Bob has been a Sports Card Dealer for 34 years. When I first meet Bob he was the Principle at the Miami R-1 School District over 30 years ago.

God Bless you Bob in your Retirement!!

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Mid America Live: Brewers pitcher Aaron Ashby’s biggest fan hails fr...

Mid America live -Aaron Ashby,s biggesr fanMilwaukee Brewer’s pitcher Aaron Ashby has a large following- however it appears his #1 fan hails from Bates County as his grandmother Beverly Sullins of Rockville Mo quite possibly knows more about his career stats as well as his life as a young man than anyone else on the planet.

Beverly can clearly remember when he was around 10 years old and they played catch whenever he came to visit. “He had a good arm when he was 10” she laughed “But we don’t play catch now, when he’s throwing close to 100 miles per hour!”

According to Beverly, he wanted to play ball from his earliest days and throughout his young life and it was always all about baseball. “He said it was something he wanted to do professionally. But I had to remind him how tough that can be, and my best advice was to always have a backup plan.” Which he did by attending Crowder College in Neosho, Mo.

But fortunately, Aaron is yet to need such a plan as he was drafted out of Crowder in 2018 by the Brewers. This transition from the minor leagues came in a big way and Beverly saw it all unfold on TV. “I just couldn’t believe it. He finally hit the big time and all I remember is total chaos, everyone cheering and celebrating.” She also affectionately remembers being in public with him shortly  after, folks would walk right up and shake his hand with congratulations. She recalled that he was so humbled about the outpouring of support.

“He’s so good with people. Around the industry he’s known as being ‘a super sincere, nice guy’ as acclaimed by coaches and teammates alike” she said “He’s very conscience of the fact that his fans are a huge part of his success too.”

 Besides being grandma’s #1 draft pick, Aaron has enjoyed some firsts in his career including being the first ever minor league player to have a bobblehead made in his likeness “It really looks like him, too!” she mused. And yes, he’s a southpaw, but a good one at that. He’s also nephew of Andy Ashby who pitched for the Phillies, Rockies, Padres, Braves and Dodgers which reinforces that fact that talent runs in the family.   

“One thing I’ve always told him is don’t let it all go to your head” she said. To which he took note, even though his income has substantially increased, the only ‘toy’ he has  bought for himself is a classic car, according to Beverly.

In our short discussion, it became clear that Aaron is most certainly a people person. His most enjoyable time spent is chatting with fans, signing autographs and making personal appearances. Hence, he recently spent the afternoon at the Kern Center in Rich Hill chatting with everyone present including some youngsters that appear to have the same goals as he did at their age. “He’s really good with the kids” she added. 

Aaron obviously takes his career quite seriously, working his way up as he made his professional debut with the Rookie-level Helena Brewers, and also played for the Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, posting a cumulative 2–3 record and 3.59 ERA in 13 games. In 2019, he split the season between Wisconsin and the High-A Carolina Mudcats, logging a 5–10 record and 3.50 ERA in 24 appearances between the two teams.

Ashby did not play in a game in 2020 due to the cancellation of the minor league season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However he was assigned to the Triple-A Nashville Sounds to begin the 2021 season where he was shifted to the bullpen in June and recorded a 4–1 record and 4.50 ERA in 12 games for the team.

On June 29, 2021, the Brewers announced that they would promote Ashby to the major leagues for the first time. He was formally selected to the 40-man and active rosters the on June 30. He made his MLB debut that day as the starting pitcher against the Chicago Cubs. In his debut, he went 2⁄3 of an inning and allowed 7 runs, 4 earned. At the end of his 1st season, he played in 13 games, 4 in which he started, and he put up a record of 3–2, with an ERA of 4.55 and 39 strikeouts in 31.2 innings.

On July 23, 2022 the Brewers and Ashby agreed on 5-year contract extension that will keep him under contract through the 2027 season with club options for 2028 and 2029. He made 27 appearances (19 starts) for Milwaukee in 2022, registering a 2-10 record and 4.44 ERA with 126 strikeouts in 107.1 innings pitched.

Unfortunately, Aaron hit a bit of a roadblock in February of this year it was announced that he would miss “a couple of months” with left shoulder inflammation. On April 5, manager Craig Counsell announced that Aaron would require arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder and would likely miss the entire 2023 season. However as of now he’s on the mend and will be back in business following some rehab.

Despite this adversity, the future began to look even brighter for Aaron as he married the love of his life, Avery Miller on New Year’s Day in Parkville, Mo. which Beverly described as one of the most beautiful occasions ever, sharing this joyous moment with him surrounded by family and friends.

“And I’ve never missed a Brewers game whether he’s pitching or not” smiled Beverly surrounded by Brewers memorabilia which highly accented with Aaron’s accomplishments including baseballs and tons of photos in her home.

Her biggest thrill in watching her grandson hit the big time? “I went to St. Louis  to watch them play the Cardinals in ‘22. And my grandson, Aaron Ashby helped break the Cards winning streak. I was sooooo proud!”

From here, it appears Aaron is on the mend and although he missed a good portion of the season this year, Brewers general manager Matt Arnold says he’s “trending in the right direction”. And if Beverly Sullins has anything to say about it,  2024 may turn out to be his best year yet.

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Pick these up at a Card show in Lee Summit Mo.


Pick these up at a Card show in Lee Summit MO.
Four more for my 1952 Topps Cardinals

  1. 1952 Topps  # 19 Johnny Bucha Cardinals Have

  2. 1952 Topps  # 19 Johnny Bucha  (black back) Have

  3. 1952 Topps #38 Wally Westlake Cardinals  Have

  4. 1952 Topps #38 Wally Westlake Cardinals  (black back) Have

  5. 1952 Topps #56 Tommy Glaviano Cardinals Have

  6. 1952 Topps #56 Tommy Glaviano Cardinals   (black back) -Have

  7. 1952 Topps #65 Enos Slaughter Cardinals

  8. 1952 Topps #65 Enos Slaughter Cardinals(black back)

  9. 1952 Topps #68 Cliff Chambers Cardinals Have

  10. 1952 Topps #68 Cliff Chambers Cardinals(black back)  - Have

  11.  1952 Topps #76 Eddie Stanky Cardinals  Have

  12. 1952 Topps #76 Eddie Stanky Cardinals(black back) 

  13. 1952 Topps #79 Gerry Staley Cardinals  Have

  14. 1952 Topps #79 Gerry Staley Cardinals (black back) 

  15. 1952 Topps #83 Billy Johnson Cardinals Have

  16. 1052 Topps  #91 Red Schoendienst Cardinals Have

  17. 1952 Topps #100 Del Rice Cardinals- Have

  18. 1952 Topps #111 Peanuts Lowrey Cardinals Have

  19.  1952 Topps #115 George Munger Have

  20. 1952 Topps #165 CRM Eddie Kazak Cardinals

  21. 1952 Topps #196 Solly Hemus Cardinals Have

  22. 1952 Topps #220 Joe Presko Cardinals Have

  23. 1952 Topps #228 Al Brazle Cardinals Have

  24. 1952 Topps #242 Tom Poholsky Cardinals Have

  25. 1952 Topps #263 Harry Brecheen Cardinals Have

  26. 1952 #280 Cloyd Boyer Cardinals 

  27. 1952 Topps  #287 Steve Bilko Cardinals

  28. 1952 TOPPS #334 WILMER MIZELL Cardinals

  29. 1952 Topps #378 Les Fusselman Cardinals Have

  30. 1952 Topps #386 Eddie Yuhas Cardinals 

  31. 1952 Topps Hal Rice #398 Cardinals

Thursday, October 26, 2023

BaseballCardman Meets Aaron Ashby

BaseballCardman Meets Aaron Ashby 

Aaron Ashby, pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers and grandson of Beverly Sullins of Rockville was at  the Kern Center in Rich Hill on October 26th at 5 pm for a meet and greet. 


Saturday, October 14, 2023

Sports Market Report magazine October 2007

 Sports Market Report magazine with Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame 3b George Brett on the cover! The magazine is from October 2007 

Bought this in a flea market. Has a great story on 1975 Topps minis on PSA Set Registry.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Pick these up at a Card show in Springfield Mo.

Pick these up at a Card show in Springfield Mo.
Five more for my 1952 Topps Cardinals

1952 Topps Baseball # 196 Solly Hemus --


1952 Topps Al Schoendienst # 91

!952 Topps Wally Westlake Black Back

1952 Topps Harry Lowrey # 111

1952 Topps #263 Harry Brecheen 

Monday, September 11, 2023

Baseballcardman meets Mojo Sports at Dallas Card show

Baseballcardman meets Jay of  Mojo Sports at Dallas Card Show

 Told Jay I've been collecting for over 50 years and had been to a card show in every decade since the seventies. And he gave me this Babe Ruth project '70s card. Thank you Mojo sports cards great gift. Keep up the great work 

Here is a link to his You Tube Channel -

Topps Project 70 Card #476 Babe Ruth 

Friday, March 31, 2023

1971 Topps Thurman Munson #5 PSA 4 VG-EX All-Star

 1971 Topps Thurman Munson #5. The card is graded PSA 4: VG-EX

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Then and Now Card box

Then and Now Card box

My first Card Box was this Cigar Box

My latest Card Box is a BCW 1,600 Card Bin


Saturday, January 28, 2023

Cards that I picked up January the 27th 2023 card show in Lee's Summit Mo.

 Cards that I picked up January the 27th 2023 card show in Lee's Summit

  1. 2022 Topps 1987 Baseball Jackson Kowar Rookie Royals #T87-28 

  2. 1988 Kenner Starting Lineup Card Kevin Seitzer Royals Card

  3. 1991 Bowman #291 Bret Saberhagen Kansas City Royals

  4. 1993 Bowman Kansas City Royals Baseball Card #617 Bob Hamelin

  5. 1990 Topps Major League Debut 1989 Matt Winters Kansas City Royals #147

  6. 1970 Topps Paul Schaal Kansas City Royals #338

  7. !972 Topps Tom Seaver #80

  8. 1968 Topps Tug McGraw #236

  9. 1962 Topps Art Ditmar  Kansas City Athletics #246

  10. !962 Topps Dick Howser   Kansas City Athletics  # 13

  11. 1963 Topps Ed Charles   Kansas City Athletics   # 67 

  12. 1969 Topps Joe Gordon Royals #494

  13. 1959 Tom Carroll  Kansas City Athletics  # 513

  14. 1976 Topps Larry Bittner #238

  15. !976 Topps Terry Harmon #247

  16. 1973 Topps Roger Nelson  Kansas City Royals #251 

  17. 1964 Topps Rookie Stars Dick Green Auerelio Monteagudo RC Athletics #466


  19. 1950 Bowman Allie Clark 


  21. 1952 Topps  JOHNNY BUCHA, S.L. Cardinals #19 Black Back

  22. 1952 Topps Johnny Bucha S.L. Cardinals #19 Red  Back

  23. 1952 Topps  Tommy Glaviano #56 Red Back

  24. 1952 Bowman Al Brazle Cardinals #134

  25. 1950 Bowman Hank Sauer Chicago Cubs # 25

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

“Coach” The owner of Coach's Corner Sports Cards Passed away

“Coach” The owner of Coach's Corner Sports Cards in Belton Mo. Passed away Saturday. One of Coach last word was to have his Son Robert keep Coach's Corner Sports Cards open  after his  death for the the Kids

Robert (Bob) Eugene Marple


McGilley & George Funeral Home and Cremation Services

 Robert (Bob) Eugene Marple was born on February 8, 1941 in Turkey Run, West Virginia. He was married in 1964 and had one son, Robert Walter Marple. He joined The United States Air Force in 1964. He was able to travel to many areas around the world while enlisted. Bob retired from the Air Force and went into real estate for a while. He enlisted back into the Air Force and his final retirement from there was in 1993. Bob and his son started a local sports memorabilia shop called Coachs Corner Sports Cards. His customers all referred to him as “Coach”. He made many friends while working there and was also a great mentor to many kids growing up. Bob had a passion for sports, especially baseball. His favorite teams were the Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians, which is where he grew up.

Bob is survived by his ex-wife, and life long friend, Susan Robbins; their son Robert Marple and his wife Cheri Marple; grandchildren Mark Stegner, William Marple, Brian Stegner and Caitlyn Stegner; great grandchildren Riley Marple, Bentley Stegner, Kimber Stegner, Annabelle Marple, Brayden Stegner, Adilyn Stegner and Oakley Christensen. He is also survived by his older brother, Don Marple and his wife Mary Marple.

Bob died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends after battling prostate cancer. He will be missed by many loved ones and friends.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Marple family.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Dr. James Beckett: Sports Card Insights

Dr. James Beckett: Sports Card Insights Dr. Beckett unretires to share sports card stories, analyses, and opinions, based on his six decades of intensive experience. I love hearing Dr. Beckett Stories 

Friday, December 2, 2022

1962 Topps Kansas City Athletic cards I have in my collection

1962 Topps Kansas City Athletic cards I have in my collection

1962 Topps K. C. Athletics #417 - Joe Azcue RC

1962 Topps K. C. Athletics #357 - Jerry Walker

1962 WAYNE CAUSEY - Topps (ROOKIE) Baseball Card # 496 - K.C.Athletics 
1962 Topps K. C. Athletics #433 - Jim Archer

1962 Topps Kansas City Athletics Baseball Card #433 
Cards I still need for my collection
  • 1962 Topps Baseball #13 Dick Howser 
  • 1962 Topps Gene Stephens Kansas City Athletics #38
  • 1962 Topps Deron Johnson Kansas City Athletics #82
  • 1962 Topps Baseball Norm Bass Kansas City Athletics Card #122
  • 1962 Topps #147 Bill Kunkel Ink on Front Athletics Pitching 
  • 1962 Topps Bill Kunkel . Kansas City Athletics #147
  • 1962 Topps Leo Posada Kansas City Athletics #168
  • 1962 Topps Haywood Sullivan  Kansas City Athletics #184A
  • 1962 Topps Art Ditmar VG-EX Kansas City Athletics #246
  • 1962 Topps Baseball #451 Jose Tartabull RC
  • 1962 Topps Kansas City Athletics Baseball Card #463 Hank Bauer MG 
  • 1962 Topps  Danny McDevitt Kansas City Athletics Card #493
  • 1962 Topps Dave Wickersham VG+ Kansas City Athletics #517
  • 1962 Topps Bobby Del Greco  Kansas City Athletics #548
  • 1962 Topps #592 Rookie Parade/Dan Pfister/Bo Belinsky/Stenhous/Bouton
  • 1962 Topps Rookie Parade Ed Charles Coughtry Torres Sadowski #595 
  • 1962 ROOKIE PARADE Outfielders Jim Hickman Jimenez Topps #598