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Archived Since:December 20, 2008

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The 30-Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 17

"A card from the first set you put together hand collated." 2016 Topps Heritage Minors Cody Bellinger #47 - this challenge reminds me of Day 3 and I had a hard time coming up with something since it really hasn't been a focus to complete a card set just for the sake of having all the cards in one hand. Show More Summary

Fairfield 250 card cube recap Part 2

1991 Topps Glossy Rookies Mike Harkey #11 of 331991 Topps Glossy Rookies John Olerud #24 of 331991 Topps Glossy Rookies Pat Combs #7 of 331991 Topps Glossy Rookies Marquis Grissom #10 of 331991 Topps Glossy Rookies Scott Radinsky #25...Show More Summary

Fairfield 250 card cube recap Part 1

I was really looking for 2017 Bowman Mega Box [latest retail gimmick] - but they weren’t on the shelves at the Target I stopped at. I was going to get a 24-card pack of 2017 Topps Bunt and a 30-card pack of 2017 Donruss - but this changed my mind on the Donruss and for $5 more, I impulsively grabbed one of these repack cubes instead. Show More Summary

The 30-Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 16

"A card of a player whom you appreciate but don't like." Kershaw lives a charmed life as the best pitcher in baseball, but aside from what he does in front of the cameras, I feel like he gives off a vibe where he's just too good forShow More Summary

The 30-Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 15

"One of your favorite cards from the 2010s." 2010 Topps Pro Debut Mike Trout #181 - as an Angels fan, a favorite card from this decade needed to picture the best player in the game, six years running.

The 30-Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 14

"One of your favorite cards from the 2000s." 2001 Upper Deck Darin Erstad #46 - this was one of those cards that gave a snapshot of what a player was like. Erstad, the No. 1 overall pick in 1995, had a reputation as a gamer - his batting...Show More Summary

The 30-Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 13

"One of your favorite cards from the 1990s." 1993 Upper Deck SP Ken Griffey Jr. #4 - the card holds some allure because it seemed natural to associate Griffey Jr. with the baseball card company that had a part in introducing the phenom to the hobby in 1989. Show More Summary

TTM autographs received: Cris Carpenter

Carpenter signed my cards in about two weeks c/o the high school he teaches at in Georgia - because he played in the junk wax era, I was superficially aware of him as a relief pitcher who spent most of his 8-year big league career with the St. Louis Cardinals.

The 30-Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 12

"One of your favorite cards from the 1980s." 1987 Classic Update Yellow Travel Edition Andre Dawson #124 - I like how the intense, scary image of Dawson beaned by a baseball was re-used from a Sports Illustrated cover the same year the card was printed. Show More Summary

The 30-Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 11

Day #11: "One of your favorite cards from the 1970s." Without thinking too hard about it, I'd probably go with Kurt Bevacqua's 1976 Topps #564 Bubble Gum Blowing Champ card - I like it because it's an odd, quirky card from a flagship set. Show More Summary

The 30-Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 10

Day #9: "One of your favorite cards from the 1960s." 1967 Topps Nolan Ryan / Jerry Koosman #177 rookie card - I chose this card because it's the key mainstream card of a dominant strikeout pitcher who I felt peaked as a national superstar in the early 1990s. Show More Summary

The 30-Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 9

Day #9: "One of your favorite cards from the 1950s" 1955 Bowman Eddie Waitkus #4 - I was thrilled when I found a copy of this card at my LCS back in 2015. The write up on the back of the card spells out Waitkus' comeback - after being shot by an apparent stalker.

The 30-Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 8

Day #78: "A card that reminds you of a family member." Baseball card collecting has been a self-absorbed hobby for me, where I don't know if any particular card reminds me of a family member - I'm not so sure about the details now, but 1990 Donruss reminds me of my mother and the first time, I got my first full box of cards. Show More Summary

TTM autographs received: Al Kaline

The 82-year old Kaline signed my cards in blue Sharpie in 10 days - he is a fairly consistent TTM signer, even though I've read he can be grumpy in person and at times signs a sloppier 'Angry Al' version of his autograph. I've been holding...Show More Summary

The 30-Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 7

Day #7: "A card you bought in person and the story behind it." 1977 Topps Tony Armas / Steve Kemp / Lopez / Woods RC #493 - a copy of this card may have been the first I've sought out to purchase at a card shop. When I started getting...Show More Summary

The 30-Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 6

Day 6: "A card you spent more than $10 to get." 2015 Panini Elite Extra Edition Yadier Alvarez #/100 die-cut auto [$14.99 BIN plus $2.95 s/h] - I picked this certified autograph card up from eBay since the Los Angeles Dodgers pitching prospect is a flamethrower with ace potential, ranked No. Show More Summary

The 30-Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 5

Day 5: "A certified autograph card of one of your favorite players." It's not a pack pulled autograph, but it is certified and slabbed by PSA/DNA, so after scratching my head to come up with a card to post - I've settled on this 1996 Score Zenith Kirby Puckett #149 signed through the mail just about 20 years ago. Show More Summary

2017 Bowman value pack recap

The basic cards maybe an afterthough, but they are nice - it may not be a thing Topps is actually going for, but I like the idea that Bowman looks a little different, with a focus towards the future, rather than being conservative and boring. Show More Summary

The 30-Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 4

Day 4: "A rookie card of one of your favorite players." 1991 Bowman Tim Salmon #203 The story behind my fondness for the card is here.

TTM autographs received: Jim Rice

I sent $20 and a couple of Topps Allen and Ginter cards to Rice and got them back signed in about 10 days - his average certified autographs don't go for much, but it's more surprising that he's been responding to recent TTM requests. Show More Summary

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