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Date of Birth
August 19, 1957 (62)
About bdangelo
Location:
Riverview, FL
Collecting Interests:
Pre-1980 vintage and newer issues
Occupation:
Sports copy editor
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1392
Overall Trader Rating:
5.0
eBay ID:
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"You see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.'' -- Jim Bouton, from the last sentence of "Ball Four"

Read my sports card and book blogs at: http://bobdangelobooks.weebly.com/the-sports-bookie/

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Sy Berger defined Topps' success with his drive, creativity and integrity.

by bdangelo on 12-14-2014 at 09:50 PM
Sitting at his kitchen table in early 1952, Sy Berger designed a masterpiece.

Baseball card collectors have benefited from his artistry ever since. And Sunday, collectors lost the “father of modern day baseball cards.”

Seymour P. “Sy” Berger, the iconic Topps employee known as the “father of modern day baseball cards,” died early Sunday at his home in Rockville Center, New York, said baseball historian Marty Appel, a friend and former public relations man for Topps

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Ex-umpire calls them like he sees them in biography

by bdangelo on 03-25-2014 at 08:12 PM
Umpiring, Doug Harvey writes in his autobiography, “is like a disease.”

Hooked at an early age, Harvey umpired for 31 major-league seasons and 4,673 games and “loved every minute of it.” He was the ninth umpire to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame (Hank O’ Day became No. 10 in 2013). Notified by the Society for American Baseball Research that he was voted the second best umpire of all-time behind Bill Klem, Harvey’s response was typical.

“Dig him

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The Sports Bookie -- Unearthing a Bucs treasure

by bdangelo on 01-26-2014 at 09:25 PM
You can hunt, plan, scheme and prepare to find some interesting memorabilia. But sometimes, it falls into your lap unexpectedly.

Case in point: I was browsing through the classifieds of the Tampa Tribune (yes, newspapers still have classified advertising), and saw a listing for baseball cards on sale. A box of 900 cards, $50 takes it. I call and the woman who answers the telephone tells me, yes, there are lots of 1970s and ’80s cards in the box, with some “name” stars. Drool. So

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The Sports Bookie: An unvarnished look at the 1970s Steelers

by bdangelo on 11-02-2013 at 10:40 PM
So much has been written about the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, that it almost seems impossible for a writer to come up with a fresh angle.

If you’re a fan of NFL history, you’ve read and heard all the angles and recall the personalities. Four Super Bowl titles. The Steel Curtain. Mean Joe Greene. The Immaculate Reception. Bradshaw to Swann or Stallworth. Franco Harris. Team owner Art “The Chief” Rooney. All set to the deep, resonant baritone of NFL Films narrator John Facenda, the

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1939: When two girls played in a high school football game

by bdangelo on 10-27-2013 at 06:17 PM
Harbeson Field in the Florida Panhandle town of DeFuniak Springs was buzzing with anticipation on the night of Oct. 27, 1939. Certainly, the hometown Walton High School Braves were generating their usual excitement — coach Dwight “Ox” Clark was fielding another competitive football team that season — but there was some added excitement as the home squad prepared to face Blountstown.

For the first time in Florida, a girl would trot onto the field and play.

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Updated 10-27-2013 at 10:37 PM by bdangelo

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I Collect These Players:

Baseball
Roberto Clemente, Joe DiMaggio, Derek Jeter, Scott Kazmir, Sandy Koufax, Evan Longoria, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, BJ Upton

I Collect These Teams:

Baseball
New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays
Football
Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

I Collect These Sets:

Baseball
Topps Heritage, Bowman Heritage, Topps Heritage, Bowman Heritage, Cracker Jack, Topps Heritage, Fleer Tradition, Fleer Ultra, Topps Cracker Jack, Topps Heritage, Topps Turkey Red

I Collect These Vintage:

Baseball
Topps Heritage, Bowman Heritage, Topps Heritage, Bowman Heritage, Cracker Jack, Topps Heritage, Fleer Tradition, Fleer Ultra, Topps Cracker Jack, Topps Heritage, Topps Turkey Red

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