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Archived Since:December 20, 2008

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My First Ozzie Smith Auto

The title says it all. As you may recall, I ran into a rare bit of luck recently and pulled a nice Michael Conforto auto. While my eyes initially turned to dollar signs like one of those greedy guys in the old singing frog Looney Tunes cartoons, I was quickly presented with an offer I couldn't refuse. Show More Summary


Celebrating a Blazers playoff win with a Listia win. I picked this 'Sheed card up off of Listia (yeah, I still use it) the other day, and it was waiting in the mailbox for me tonight when I got home from watching the Blazers/Clippers playoff game down at the local watering hole. Show More Summary

Late to the Party: Heritage Edition

My annual "I finally bought some Topps Heritage" post. Last month's Loot Locker packs notwithstanding, last week was my first opportunity to actually dig in to this year's Topps Heritage set. I don't really sweat the timing of it all, to be perfectly honest. Show More Summary

Anatomy of a Baseball Card: Michael Jordan 1990 "White Sox"

The greatest basketball player impersonating a baseball player. Before he entertained the idea for real, Michael Jordan apparently did a photo op with the Chicago White Sox, taking batting practice and pressing the flesh. It's the sort of thing that Billy Crystal does every year. Show More Summary

Spring Cleaning 2016 is Coming

How do you organize your cards? Have I been doing things all wrong? Recently, I began organizing my doubles from sets I am trying to collect by team instead of in number order. I started doing this as part of last year's semi-successful Spring Cleaning trade-off. Show More Summary


The Cardinals are playing like clowns right now, so here are some jokes. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. I get jokes.(Thanks to Waiting 'til Next Year for the, er, humor.)

Cubs Fatigue

Cards from the other side of the rivalry courtesy of @TomSOlson I knew it was going to be bad when I was already tired of hearing about the Cubs before an official pitch had been thrown this season. The lovable losers are a lot less lovable these days, with their 7th ranked payroll and frontrunner status this season. Show More Summary

Cards with Integrity

A solid trade package arrives. True story: I actually own a cracked bat. It's Chris Denorfia's bat, in fact. I've told the story before, but another fringe major leaguer lost the grip on his bat during a game in the waning moments of the last incarnation of the Portland Beavers AAA franchise. Show More Summary

Cards from the Bayou

A huge haul from @Teejnola includes another player I had to Google. My mailbox has been full of great stuff from Junkies lately. Unlike other junkies I'm familiar with, The Junior Junkie probably didn't have to dig through the reycling bins and scraps at the local construction site to find things of value for this deal. Show More Summary

March Loot

The latest @thelootlocker installment came with a big hit. I'm going with an abbreviated version this time around as two of the packs of my latest Loot Locker were my first two 2016 Topps Heritage packs. I always make it a point to collect this set, so I'm sure I'll have plenty of ink to spill (or keys to smack) about it as the year goes on. Show More Summary

Results, Results, Results

Did you win? Did I? Contest results and Group Break results from @allstarboxbreak March Radness is over! It's April already and it's probably already time to go out and mow your lawn. Villanova dropped North Carolina on a buzzer beater tonight, and now there are prizes to be distributed.In 1st Place was reader Danny L. Show More Summary

6 Shocking Trading Cards That Finally Turned Me into a Cubs Fan

Actual cards from actual envelopes. First of all, welcome to April. (It's just past midnight on the west coast.) It's funny to me that it's becoming harder and harder to tell the difference between clickbait and parody these days, so...Show More Summary

I Must Be in the Front Row

Certified awesomeness. Trade packages have been coming in fast and furiously of late, which means I have a lot of organizing to do. Fellow NL Central blogger Tony from Off Hiatus has sent me some great stuff in the past, so why should...Show More Summary

Bubblegum and Radness

Your weekly Radness update, plus baseball cards. We're down to the Final Four in the big college basketball tournament. Were it not for North Carolina holding off Notre Dame, we would have seen all four #1 seeds go down in the same round. Show More Summary

Super '70s

Poorly scanned cards from a forgettable era for the Cards. My scanner does not like cards from the '70s at all. I actually looked in to replacing the thing a few months ago when there were some clearance deals at the local office supplies...Show More Summary

Gobs of Ginter

A pile of 2015 Ginter rolls in, plus a March Radness update. It was a crazy week for March Radness! It's easy to say that every year, but this year seemed especially nuts. Many people's darling pick to win it all (Michigan State) went down in the first round. Show More Summary

Catching up with Trades

A high quality Cardinals bounty. I believe I have finally turned a corner in my organizational skills when it comes to my Cardinals collection. Soon, the want lists will be expanding and I'll have a better idea of what I need and what I never need more of. Show More Summary

Mighty Oregon

Ducks on cards in blaster form. College Week continues. I know that there have been institution-specific sets for some of the bigger schools out there, but I never dreamed that Oregon would get the their own card set from a major manufacturer. Show More Summary

March Radness Reminder

The field is set. Make your picks now. Here's a late Monday night reminder that the annual March Radness contest is open. Sign up, make your picks and get to procrastinating... I mean prognosticating! The deadline to sign up and fill out your bracket is Thursday (3/17) at 9:00 AM PDT (noon east coast time).

All the Ex's on Cards

Players change teams, but sports cards are forever. Postage fees are getting out of control to send stuff out of the country, but Sportscards From The Dollar Store always makes sending stuff to Canada worthwhile. Of the cards I picked...Show More Summary

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