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21 Jan 2022

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Topps trading cards acquired by Fanatics 

Previously, Gianmarco Castronovo discussed the unique NFT approach that Fanatics is bringing to the trading card world. Now, that innovative move forward is about to explode in a major way, thanks to their recent acquisition of Topps. Topps trading cards are no more.  Well, sort…

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MLB free agents join teams in Japan and South Korea 

American athletes venturing out to play for teams overseas is nothing new. But what makes the recent signing of MLB players to teams in the Asian sports market much more significant is the timing. Gianmarco Castronovo discusses how the MLB lockout plays a part: Jumping…

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3 MLB Pitchers to Watch in 2022 

2021 was quite the year… but for MLB fans, it may have left something left to be desired. But that’s okay, because 2022 is nearly here and there are plenty of under-the-radar prospects who you just might want to keep your eye on next year!…

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Baseball Books for Your 2022 Reading List 

Are you planning on ringing in 2022 with a New Year’s Resolution? If one of your goals is to read more books about America’s favorite pastime, Gianmarco Castronovo recommends adding these titles to your list: Baseball: The Early Years by Harold Seymour and Dorothy Seymour…

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2007 World Series Champion, Julio Lugo Dead at 45 

Julio Lugo, a Dominican-born shortstop who played in the MLB for 12 years on 7 teams, has sadly passed away at the age of 45. He would have turned 46 on the following day. Gianmarco Castronovo offers his condolences to Julio Lugo’s family, loved ones…

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Here’s to You, Hank: Game 3 Honors Hank Aaron 

The 2021 World Series Game 3 pregame ceremony at Truist Park paid tribute to Hall of Famer, Hank Aaron. Gianmarco Castronovo shares the details: The Atlanta Braves shared a heartfelt tribute to Hank Aaron during Game 3’s opening ceremony.  Before the game, the Hall of…