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Episode 102, One Final Pitch! It's "Pucker Pitch" Extraordinaire Dave Stieb and 1980 Topps!

11/7/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks back at the career of Dave Stieb, his interaction with him when he was 13, and the 1980 Topps set. Plus, we tell you why the podcast is throwing its final pitch. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:07:54

Episode 101, We Rip in to '78 Topps, and the Two Sides of Jack Clark

10/31/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks back at the '78 Topps set, and the multi-layered story of Jack Clark. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:00:47:48

Episode 100(!), Minnie Stands Tall on the '64 Topps Set

10/24/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks back at the under-appreciated '64 Topps set, and the way underappreciated career of Minnie Minoso. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:02:24

Episode 99, The Picture-Perfect '74 Topps and Toothpick Swingin' Dusty Baker

10/17/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks back at the set he overlooked too much-- '74 Topps, which endures despite the infamous "Washington Nat'l League" goofs. Plus, the career of the new "Captain Hook", Dusty Baker! Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:00:51:37

Episode 98, We "Go, Go" Back to '69 Topps, and the Enigma That Was the Seattle Pilots

10/10/2017
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Host Matt Sammon returns to the box of cards from the 1960s and 70s, and finds Jack Aker who had a pretty good career and great life despite playing for a not-so-great "one hit wonder" baseball team. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:03:33

Episode 97, From Cardboard to Threads, We Look at Jersey Collections

10/3/2017
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Host Matt Sammon digs deeper in the closet for some baseball jerseys, new and classics, while looking back at the relatively new phenomena of fans wearing sports jerseys to games. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:00:59:23

Episode 96, Italian Beef & the Not-So-Meaty '81 Fleer Set

9/26/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks back at the premiere edition of Fleer (the legal premiere, that is) and the unique way that Lee Mazzilli finally did fulfill the delivery of a championship at Shea. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:00:36

Episode 95-- Is That a Snake On Your Shoulders Or Are You Happy to See Me?

9/19/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks back at the career of Glenn Hubbard, the "face" of Braves fans in the 80s. Plus, a look back at the good but not great '86 Topps set. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:00:57:01

Episode 94, You Can't Spell "Dempsey" Without Some "D"

9/5/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks back at the popular '84 Donruss set, and the equally popular Rick Dempsey as we dive back in to the "big old monster box" on the show. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:00:50:14

Episode 93, In 1980, Topps Wraps Its Medium Sash Around Large Len

8/29/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks back at the uninspiring 1980 Topps set, with great detail on how Topps came to monopolize the hobby for 25 years. Plus, a look back at one shining moment and season for "Large Len" Barker! Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumstains

Duration:01:02:26

Episode 92, "AO" for "KC" in the Heavily Branded '79 Topps

8/22/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks back at the '79 Topps set, which was clearly getting ready for a battle with Fleer in a couple of years. Plus, how Amos Otis starred for the Royals while helping wreck the Mets. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:00:54:51

BUBBLE GUM BONUS! Our August 2017 Survey Show

8/18/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks back at the listener survey, and lets you know where the show goes from here! Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:00:32:19

Episode 91, "The Bird" is the Word With '78 Topps!

8/15/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks back at the collector favorite set from Topps in 1978, and discusses how Mark Fidrych gave the people of Detroit a little hope on and off the field in the summer of '76. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:03:16

Episode 90, Topps and Toby Keep it Consistent in '77

8/8/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks back at the creative endeavor that was '77 Topps, a set that doesn't get as much love as it should, much like random pull Toby Harrah. But we also dive in to the traditional and advanced stats discussion, as some want to place Harrah on a much higher pedestal. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:13:59

Episode 89, O Say Can You See '76 Topps?

8/1/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks back at the incredibly popular and sharp '76 Topps set, with a look at the incredibly patriotic Rick Monday as our random pull! Follow us on Twitter at @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:00:54:58

Episode 88, IN LIVING COLOR! The Unforgettable '75 Topps Set

7/25/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks back at the legendary (though extremely tacky) '75 Topps set, the time he passed on a '75 Topps rack pack, and the underappreciated career of Vida Blue. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:04:36

Episode 87, It's "Little D" on the "Big T" as Topps Rolls Out the Single Series '74s!

7/18/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks back at the first full-series release from Topps, the clean '74 set. Despite the great cards and rookie class, the set is hampered by a negated move of the San Diego Padres to Washington D.C. Plus, we look back at the very underrated career of Hall of Famer Don Sutton! Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:00:51:12

Episode 86, '73 Topps Gets as Ambitious as an Oscar Gamble Afro

7/11/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks at the many pros and cons of the ambitious '73 Topps set, with some laughable action shots but qualities that have stood the test of time as the last of the "vintage" card sets. Plus, a look back at Oscar Gamble-- the player better known for his hair than his stats. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:03:33

Episode 85-- You Can't Go Wrong With Wright! A Look at the Zany '72 Topps Set

7/4/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks at the flawed but much-loved 1972 Topps set, one of the most iconic if dated sets in baseball card history. Plus, a look at random pull Clyde Wright. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:00:54:24

Episode 84, The Powerful Deron Johnson and the Powerful Look of '71 Topps

6/27/2017
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Host Matt Sammon takes a deep look at the game-changing '71 Topps set, the game-changing power of Deron Johsnon, and some baseball games he recently attended. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:07:05

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