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First sign of spring: New baseball cards!

Updated: February 15, 2012, 2:06 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his hole on Groundhog Day and saw his shadow, supposedly heralding another six weeks of winter. This is absolutely ridiculous. The end of winter was not determined by some marmot in western Pennsylvania crawling out of his nest and seeing the sun on Feb. 2. Who would believe such superstitious, unscientific folklore? Especially since everyone knows winter officially ended the previous day, when the first set of Topps baseball cards went on sale.

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