Blog Profile / Shoebox Legends


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Archived Since:December 20, 2008

Blog Post Archive

One Card Post - A Partner for Plante

What: 1957-58 Parkhurst #7 - Ron StewartWhere: eBayHow Much?: $10.00Why?: I was drawn to this one because I love vintage hockey cards, and because I thought it would pair nicely with the beautiful Jacques Plante I landed from this set last year. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Stiff Competition

Tonight's buyback franken-set post really shows just how difficult it's beginning to get to make the binder as I approach 1,000 total buybacks here. The first couple of cards in particular drew some match-ups that were just brutal......Show More Summary

One Card Post - Dufex Burt

What: 1994-95 Pinnacle Rink Collection Parallel #356 - Adam Burt Where: COMCHow Much?: $.97Why?: Picked this one up all the way back in 2015, but just plucked it from my card chest for posting last night. Perfect timing, as it's been a while since I showed a nice Whalers card here on the blog. Show More Summary

Huge Progress with 1971-72 Topps

Having completed the run of 1980s Topps hockey sets, I'm really making an effort in 2018 here to work towards that same goal with the '70s run. I've already completed three Topps sets from the decade in 1973-74, 1974-75 and the iconic 1979-80 release, leaving me with seven to go. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Mistaken Identity

Just one buyback today, one I hand-picked recently off of eBay. Check it out! 1985 Topps #497 - Gary Pettis Yup, the "infamous" 1985 Gary Pettis card! This one's looked upon fondly by collectors due to the fact that Gary's younger brother is actually pictured. Show More Summary

A Double Dose of Shlabotnik Sox & Soccer

Today seems as good a day as any to start the process of catching up with all the great folks who've sent me cards over the last month or two. It's pouring rain out, and I actually had a free hour to scan, so here are the contents of a great PWE that I received a few weeks back from Joe Shlabotnik, proprietor of The Shlabotnik Report... Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Big Hurt

Tonight's buyback franken-set post starts off with some "star power" in the form of a HOF slugger. Let's get down to it... 1996 Topps #229 - Frank Thomas Star Power Coming out of the gate strong with The Big Hurt! Frank Thomas was easily...Show More Summary

Signature Sundays (On a Tuesday) - Cam the Canuck!

Tonight I've got one of my favorite hockey pick-ups so far in 2018 to share with you. I intended to get this post together and published on Sunday but never found the time, so instead you're getting a 'Signature Sundays' post on a Tuesday. Show More Summary

One Card Post - A Houston Aero

What: 1974-75 O-Pee-Chee WHA #59 - Poul Popiel Where: eBayHow Much?: $1.00 (free combined shipping)Why?: Another card that I grabbed during my first cheap eBay order of 2018, taking advantage of free combined shipping. Expanding on the...Show More Summary

A Quick & Dirty 2018 Topps Review

After a long day at work, I had to stop by Target for a few things on the way home, and they had some 2018 Topps baseball in stock. It's been many months since I made a retail purchase so I decided to treat myself. Picked up two of these...Show More Summary

One Card Post - Mistaken Identity

What: 1971-72 O-Pee-Chee #44 - Bob Nevin Where: eBayHow Much?: $1.00 (free combined shipping)Why?: This one came with the Parkhurst Ed Sandford I showed some time back, the seller offered free shipping for any other cards tacked on to the order. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: The March to 1,000

Another day, another ten buybacks evaluated for my franken-set project. I'm not feeling particularly wordy so tonight's post will be somewhat abbreviated comment-wise... 1963 Topps #32 - Tony Gonzalez We start off with what's probably...Show More Summary

One Card Post - Coffey Refractor

What: 1995-96 Topps Finest Refractor #137 - Paul Coffey Where: eBayHow Much?: $2.50 (free shipping)Why?: When I picked up the Parkhurst Ed Sandford I showed off the other day, the seller offered free shipping for any other cards tacked on to the order. Show More Summary

One Card Post: Sandford Parkie

What: 1954-55 Parkhurst #64 - Ed Sandford Where: eBayHow Much?: $6.00 (plus $1.50 shipping)Why?: It's been a "frugal" start to 2018 for me collecting-wise, which is fine. I've picked up about 60 total cards over the first two and a half...Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Approaching 2/3 Complete

A paid holiday from work today actually provided me with some spare time to cobble together a blog post. Why not grab another ten buybacks off the stack and see how they fare for the franken-set project? 1987 Topps #425 - Tom Seaver A real strong contestant starts off today's proceedings. Show More Summary

The Good Old Days

Right around the holidays I received a PWE from my buddy Mark Kaz, formerly of This Way to the Clubhouse, that took me back to our good old days of swapping three-pocket sheets of Mets and Red Sox. Years ago we were both setup on Zistle...Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Through the Years

Tonight's buyback franken-set post contains cards from every decade between the 1950s and the 1990s. Here we go... 1959 Topps #359 - Bill White In the lead-off spot, the oldest buyback of the post, a '59 Bill White. An interesting beginning to tonight's round, as White would later serve as President of the National League from 1989 through 1994. Show More Summary

Still Haven't Seen Star Wars

Still haven't seen the new Star Wars movie yet, which is unlike me. Maybe this weekend if things line up. I do have two Star Wars buybacks from 2017's 40th Anniversary set to share with you though... A couple of noteworthy scenes from the first-ever movie there. Show More Summary

Chipping Away at the WHA

Something about sub-zero temperatures and shoveling snow just gets me in the mood for hockey cards. Understandable, I guess. Anyway, as I touched on in my 2017 re-cap, one of the areas I hope to make better progress on in 2018 within...Show More Summary

2018's First "COMC Blaster"

Let's raid my card chest where I store past COMC hauls for the first time in 2018 here to see how far we can get building a virtual "blaster" with $20 worth of credit... Why on Earth would this '71 Jim Nelson be in the lead-off spot?...Show More Summary

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