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    This game used bat is Chuck Norris Approved

    The pictures say it all, pretty much. This bat, a 2015 Victus bat used by Jonny Gomes while with the Braves, appeared on eBay two weeks ago, and arrived today. I've heard of Gomes doing cool things with his bat barrels--his pink mother's day bat with the Rays apparently said "Momma Gomes," and...
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    A decade later, it's mine

    Mark70Z, here it is on display! I ended up making the rack with my dad when I visited over labor day weekend. Simple piece of oak, sanded, drilled at an angle to fit in the pegs, and coated with varnish. From top to bottom, the bats are: 2011 MAX Bat from his time with the Nationals 2003 SAM...
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    A decade later, it's mine

    On September 16, 2009, Jonny Gomes hit his 20th and final home run of the season. The shot came on "Hal McCoy Day," honoring the retirement of the 37-year veteran sportswriter who covered the Reds. Gomes, who had told McCoy that he would try to hit a home run for him that day, presented him with...
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    Jonny Gomes collectors' thread

    Never had a batting helmet, until now! It's from his 2015 stint with the Braves, and is one of only three Gomes helmets I've seen sold. This thing is pounded with use, and covered in pine tar. It also makes you realize why players can get messed up by being plunked on the helmet---it's really...
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    Jonny Gomes collectors' thread

    10 years ago the Durham bulls sold off some of their inventory of game used jerseys at their store, informing fans the day in advance. I convinced my dad to ride over and check them out, and we arrived in the afternoon. The Bulls had sold their Gomes home jersey at that point, but still had the...
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    Does anyone have every version of a specific /x card?

    Also have 2/3 and 3/3 of the plain jersey version.
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    Is Beckett authentication a thing?

    Hadn't heard of them before, but just stumbled across this Jonny Gomes ball on eBay. It's always possible that it's real, but it's not something I would have authenticated.
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    2016 Topps All-Star Fanfest stamped cards, what's the story?

    Looking at a couple of these cards on eBay. They're base 2016 Topps cards, but with foil stamping on the front ("ALL STAR GAME 2016," with the MLB logo between the "20" and the "16"). Are they legit? How were the handed out, and is there a stated/assumed print run?
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    Albert Belle - Show me what you have!

    That is so cool, congrats! Can't wait to see it. Also love that it's card 2,600 that's going to put you over the edge. How often do you find yourself checking one off the list?
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    Remember when guys used flashlights on A&G rip cards?

    Unopened packs may someday no longer hide their secrets. Would be totally impractical to use on an A&G rip card, but you can imagine guys with unopened 1952 Topps packs clamoring to use this technology. New Tech Could Read Books Without Opening Them In layman speak, the article is titled...
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    Jonny Gomes collectors' thread

    Gomes seems to be nearing retirement, which has perhaps contributed to a recent spate of game used material being listed on eBay. Some of it has been pretty unique. The following comes from a 2005 end of season signing/sale Gomes did with Locker Room Memorabilia, although its provenance is a...
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    Jonny Gomes collectors' thread

    A thread for all things Gomes. The Griffey guys have an eight year, 505-page lead on us, so time to get cracking!
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    2002 ESPN/Valvoline Hudson Valley Renegades

    Beckett doesn't list this set, but Dave Weber lists a 2002 ESPN Hudson Valley Renegades set in his MiLB card database. Another site (instant replay sportscards) lists a "Hudson Valley Renegades (Stadium giveaway set: Valvoline Instant Oil Change/ESPN Radio WEOK 1390,WALL 1340)," with Shawn...
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    Recent Jonny Gomes pickups: Jersey # Rainbow

    Merry Christmas guys! Yesterday saw my scanner and me spending some quality time together, and these Gypsy Queen minis are so cool I wanted to share. I hadn't noticed until then that all four of them are serial numbered 5, which was Gomes's jersey number with the Red Sox. Normally getting one...
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    2002 Topps Pristine Refractors

    Were these things only issued in uncirculated form, or were they issued in regular packs as well? My understanding is that they came uncirculated as box toppers; yet so many of them have shown up without the plastic cases that it seems as if they may have come loose in packs as well.

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