I'm a bit full of the nostalgia today. I have a weird quest to acquire every regular issue baseball card for every Pirate player from 1952 to 1993. I want not just the cards that show them in a Bucco uniform, but every single card ever issued to them whether they were a Cub, Cardinal or Royal on the front of the card and became a Pirate later in their or had been a Pirate earlier in their career. I'm way more than half way there, but the bulk (or at least the expense) of the work has yet to be done as my collection essentially starts in the early 1970s. Thankfully, I have previously acquired all of the regular issue cards of the big three - Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell and Bill Mazeroski. But all of those other 1950's cards have yet to find their way to my basement.

I recently won an...

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