Monday, April 6, 2020

The Baseball Digest Archives Are Open and Free

Here's something good that has come from the whole coronavirus mess -- the archives of Baseball Digest have been made available to everyone for free.  I saw this in the newspaper yesterday and signed up immediately.  I could spend days down this rabbit hole.

Look at this beautiful cover from August, 1979.  I was a subscriber back in 1979 and looking through the issue brought back great memories.

Renata Galasso had full page ads in just about every baseball-type magazine.  I bought a complete set from them in 1979.

The year before, I bought my very first complete set from GS Gallery.

I had this card box and had all my cards dutifully collated by teams.

I strongly suggest you take some time, go to, get a free accoun, and browse the archives.


  1. I didn't know there were 9 pocket pages back in the 70's, cool.

    1. There were, and the cards were slid into the sides of the pockets, not the top like on today's sheets

  2. I saw Baseball Digest was opening things up the other day. I haven't gotten to it yet, but I plan to go right to 1977.

  3. Thanks for the info! I shared this on TCDB:

  4. Baseball Digest is one of my favorite magazines of all-time. One of the articles inspired me to collect Al Kaline a few years ago. This is really cool that Baseball Digest is opening up their archives. I cancelled my subscription last year, so I haven't read the last couple of issues. I'm super excited.

    P.S. That baseball card file is awesome! I don't think I ever owned one of those, but I had the ones sold in Sears catalogs in the early 80's. They had two rows with little compartments and a handle at the top.