hmmm… Jeff Robinson with a Mustache ?

1987 Topps Baseball Card — Jeff Robinson — #389

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BurnCardBurn — 1987 Topps Complete Set — Barry Bonds ! Fantastic !

Since I started this project I’ve been noodling on the idea of how to use a table saw to cut baseball cards in half. It seemed challenging as well as a fun thing to do in support of reducing the number of baseball cards in circulation. 

So I came up with the idea to build a Rip Box. The Rip Box is made of plywood and 2x4s. It has a housing that can hold a 800 count trading card box. After the trading card box is slid into the housing it is then completely encased by affixing  a top and bottom end. This holds the box in tightly so that we get a really clean cut.

I’m a pretty safe dude so I attached a long handle to guide the housing through the saw. It worked really well.

I’ll be on the lookout for more ideas in the power-tools category. If you have ideas let me know !

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hmmm… Ed Olwine with a mustache ?

1987 Topps Baseball Card — Ed Olwine — #159

Ed Olwine with a mustache
Ed Olwine with a mustache
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BurnCardBurn — 1987 Topps Baseball Card Rack Pack ! Awesome !

I recently acquired a 1987 Topps Baseball Card Rack Pack. After some fumbling around to open get this sucker open I was able to take a look at the cards. Hey it’s been probably 20 years since I’ve opened one of these 🙂

Out of 49 cards we pulled a few stars: Dave Winfield, Dwight Gooden, Ryne Sandberg and 500 home run club member Rafael Palmeiro among others. Of course, these are all cards from the overproduced 1987 Topps Baseball series so they are only good for firewood.

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YouTube Video: How to Destroy a Baseball Card

I found this video on youtube and it’s pretty sweet. Another great idea for reducing the number of overcirculated baseball cards our there.

I’m not sure if it’s a scalable way (i.e. don’t tell the wife) to reduce the number of baseball cards in circulation but it sure does look like fun.

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hmmm… Rick Reuschel with a Mustache ?

1987 Topps Baseball Card — Rick Reuschel — #521

1987 Topps Baseball Card -- Rick Reuschel -- #521

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Out for a Run with Darren Daulton

1987 Topps Baseball Card — Darren Daulton — #636

Going for a 2 mile run --- just enough to get the blood moving.

Going for a 2 mile run --- just enough to get the blood moving.

Darren Daulton coming with me !

Darren Daulton coming with me !

Darren shredded that run. I noticed he was falling apart about 1/2 mile in. I found the remnants on the return route.

Darren shredded that run. I noticed he was falling apart about 1/2 mile in. I found the remnants on the return route.

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hmmm… Zane Smith with a Mustache ?

1987 Topps Baseball Card — Zane Smith — # 544

1987 Topps Baseball Card -- Zane Smith -- #544

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133 + 20 = 153

This week we cross the 150 mark for a total of 153 1987 Topps Baseball Cards Burned. Not a lot of special-ness going on with this 20 card burn lot. Twenty years ago, finding a couple team leaders and manager cards in a pack didn’t exactly get me super excited — and they still don’t do it for me today.

A 20 card lot of 1987 Topps Baseball Cards. Featuring George Bell, Paul Molitor, and a couple awesome team leaders cards --- Padres and Angels

A 20 card lot of 1987 Topps Baseball Cards. Featuring George Bell, Paul Molitor, and a couple awesome team leaders cards --- Padres and Angels

Question: I wonder which cards will be played first ?

Question: I wonder which cards will be played first ?

Answer: How about all of them ...

Answer: How about all of them ...

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hmmm… Bob Melvin with a Mustache ?

1987 Topps Baseball Card — Bob Melvin — #549

1987 Topps Baseball Card -- Bob Melvin -- #549

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