Found November 20, 2011 on Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle:
RIP cards in Allen & Ginter fall about one per case, from what I've read. I've never purchased a case, and it will be quite some time before I could even afford to buy a case. In my short time collecting, I've picked up two boxes of Ginter - one in 2010 and one in 2011. The best card I've pulled is a Matt Kemp jersey relic from my '10 box, and it's one of my favorite cards.But after a trip to my LCS, I now am the proud owner of a genuine RIP card. As you might expect (and as you can clearly see), it's been ripped - and it wasn't torn into by me - which is why I was able to pick it up for a dollar or two. It's numbered 80/99 and features James Loney on the front.Contest! Go nab yourself an entry or two and be in line to win some free swag. Yes, I said swag. And quickly, some clarification. I feel this is necessary because as I found myself thinking about the contest yesterday, even I was confused by my own guidelines. First, the obvious: if som...

Kemp agrees to deal with Dodgers

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Los Angeles Dodgers sign Matt Kemp to 8-year, $160 million deal

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Hello Old Friend

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Kemp deal figures to be the only big one in LA

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Matt Kemp signs $160-million deal with Dodgers

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Wezen-Ball: A One-Man Game of Baseball on the ISS by Larry Granillo

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Transactions Update: November 14-20

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