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Archived Since:December 20, 2008

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Trading Anything

Recently I participated in Thorzul's 2017 "Trade My Anything" series. He's been running this about a decade now and the concept is simple, he busts a box of Topps Update and you can claim any of his unwanted cards. In return you simply send a SASE and...well...anything.I claimed only two cards, both variations on base cards... Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set - The Great Rick Wise

Well, it's been over five weeks since I added anything to my buyback franken-set. It's not a sign that I'm less passionate about the project, it's just that the way I've been doing it is time-consuming and lately that's time I just don't have. Show More Summary

Signature Sundays - Sweet Sweet Redemption!

Back in March, I did something that was very out of character for me in this hobby, and paid good money for a redemption card. I normally stay away from these because there's never a 100% guarantee that you'll end up with the card you are redeeming for. Show More Summary

Douglas Sends the Best Soccer Player on Earth?

Got a few more trade packages to catch up on here, let's knock out a quick one that arrived a few weeks back from my longtime hobby buddy Douglas of Sportscards from the Dollar Store... I got my very first taste of 2017-18 O-Pee-Chee in this particular envelope. Show More Summary

Busy, Busy, Busy

I know I'm not alone here, but it's been a struggle to find time for my hobby the past few weeks. The holiday season is typically busy enough, and when you add to that a work promotion that has made my already hectic and stressful job...Show More Summary

Signature Sundays - Lanny McDonald

The 1989-90 Topps and O-Pee-Chee hockey sets were my first introduction to sports cards way back in the day. I still have fond memories of my dad surprising my brothers and I, who were playing ice hockey at the time, with some packs after work some nights. Show More Summary

COMC Blaster - Thanksgiving Edition

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!With COMC's big Black Friday sale looming on the horizon, it seemed like an appropriate time to post a "virtual blaster" that I built on the site. I acquired these cards at different times, but none of them have seen the light of day on the blog until now. Show More Summary

Signature Sundays - Vincent Trocheck

Just a quick autograph post this Sunday, featuring a player that I personally think is one of the bright young stars in today's NHL: Vincent Trocheck was taken by the Florida Panthers in the 3rd round of the 2011 entry draft. He finally debuted during the 2013-14 campaign, however his first full season wouldn't come until 2015-16. Show More Summary

An MVP Bargain

Well, that was the longest break I've taken from the blog here in years. A perfect storm of events all converged to take me away from the hobby completely for a couple of weeks there. I'll spare you the details though, after all youShow More Summary

Now THAT's a Relic Card!

Generally speaking, you can group me in with the collectors who are only mildly excited at best at the prospect of acquiring a new relic or game-used card. While they may have been interesting ten or twenty years ago, the whole concept...Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: 1990 Topps

Today's buyback post consists of ten that I hand-picked off of COMC, and all ten of them just happen to be 1990 Topps buybacks. Will they make my franken-set, or perhaps be relegated to my secondary 1990 Topps buyback set project? Let's...Show More Summary

Signature Sundays Returns - Kids Kevin Mitchell

As the seasons change here in New England, I'm going to make an effort to revive my "Signature Sundays" posts here on the blog. For a good long while I was in the habit of posting an autographed card from my collection each Sunday, but...Show More Summary

A Group Break I Didn't Sign Up For

Another trade post tonight, I'll be caught up for the first time in a long while if I can keep this pace for a bit. Tonight's cards came courtesy of Joe Shlabotnik in a recent PWE. Joe's note indicated that I could think of this as sort of like a group break that I didn't sign up for. Show More Summary

Stretching a Stamp

I might not be watching the Red Sox kick off the World Series tonight, but at least I can still enjoy some new Red Sox cards courtesy of my friend Nick from Dime Boxes. As has been well documented around the blogs, Nick can really cram...Show More Summary

Catching Up with Joe Shlabotnik

For your enjoyment today I have the contents of a great bubble mailer that I received from my buddy Joe Shlabotnik of The Shlabotnik Report this past summer. Yes, I am still catching up on trade packages that came in over the summer....Show More Summary

1950 Bowman - Post #5 - Jack Kramer

Another quick one today, let's take a look at the fifth card towards my budding 1950 Bowman baseball set: Today's subject is Jack Kramer, who had the flattering nickname "Handsome Jack". He began his MLB career with the St. Louis Browns all the way back in 1939. Show More Summary

One Card Post - A Long Time Coming!

What: 2010-11 Upper Deck French 25th Anniversary Buyback #67 - Ron Francis Where: eBayHow Much?: $5.50 (plus shipping)Why?: After commuting into and out of downtown Boston at peak traffic times the past two days to attend a security conference, a one card post is about all I can muster tonight. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: '59s!

Since I crossed the 500-card threshold in the franken-set binder during my last buyback post, I decided to do something a little different with the next one. So, tonight I dove into my buyback "hoard" and have a ten-card post composed entirely of 1959 Topps buybacks for your enjoyment.The '59 Topps set is one of my favorites of the 1950s. Show More Summary

Cleaning Up

Had a couple of hours today to dedicate to cleaning up and organizing in my card room/office. Feels good to start really getting things in order cataloging a good portion of my collection over on The Trading Card Database in the wake...Show More Summary

One Card Post - Jagr Returns!

What: 1995-96 Topps Finest Refractor #70 - Jaromir Jagr Where: eBayHow Much?: $13.00 (plus shipping)Why?: The prayers of thousands of hockey fans across the globe, including myself, were answered about a week ago when the Calgary Flames...Show More Summary

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