Blog Profile / Shoebox Legends


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Archived Since:December 20, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Signature Sundays - Mahrez Barely Tries

Mixing it up this week with a soccer auto. I know, I know, it's a good way to alienate a significant portion of my readers but what can I say? I really enjoy Premier League soccer. When Topps produced a Stadium Club set featuring players from the league last year I was pumped. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Celebrating 800 with The Bird!

My last buyback post took me to an even 800 buybacks in my collection that have been inventoried and processed for the franken-set project thus far. Since that feels like a significant milestone, I decided that in my next post I'd celebrate with a significant buyback. Show More Summary

One Card Post - TEKnicians

What: 2014 Topps Hi Tek TEKnicians Diffractor #99T-XB (#'d /50) Where: COMC How Much?: $6.20Why?: Bogaerts has had a bit of a down year, but remains my favorite current Red Sox player. Besides, there's still plenty of time to get hot...Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: 800 Total Buybacks!

Today's batch of ten buybacks is significant for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, they arrived in trade from one of my absolute favorite bloggers, Dimebox Nick. Secondly, today's round of ten takes the total number of buybacks in my collection to 800 even! Let's dig in... Show More Summary

One Card Post - Someone Sign Jagr!

What: 1994-95 Pinnacle Artist's Proof #98 - Jaromir Jagr Where: Sportlots.comHow Much?: $3.50 (plus 90 cents shipping)Why?: Jaromir Jagr is the last remnant from my days as a young fan of the NHL in the early '90s. While I don't know that I'd classify myself as a player collector, I do search out his cards in particular from time to time. Show More Summary

Signature Sundays - Dale Hawerchuk

Hockey season is right around the corner, so it seems like the perfect time to get my Signature Sundays series rolling again with a nice hockey autograph that I picked up this summer. Tonight I present the great Dale Hawerchuk: If you've...Show More Summary

When Cards Were for Kids

Today's post was inspired by Fuji of The Chronicles of Fuji. A few days back he posted that he'd picked up a wax box of 1992 Topps Kids for what amounted to around $10 delivered as a sort of birthday present to himself.Well, I've adored this set since the first packs I opened as a 9-year-old when the product came out. Show More Summary

Fan Favorites & Buybacks

Tonight's post is just the latest example of the kindness and generosity that you seem to encounter at every turn in this hobby. A few weeks back I got an email out of the blue from a man named Andrew Shafer. Andrew mentioned that he enjoyed this blog, as well as a few others, and wanted to send a few cards my way. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Labor Day Edition

I'm fortunate enough to be among the many who are celebrating a nice Monday off today in honor of Labor Day. Having my morning free, I figured it was a good opportunity to pluck ten singles from a large buyback lot from eBay that I've been slowly plodding my way through... Show More Summary

Tall Hall

This blog seems to naturally drift towards baseball cards during the summer months, which I guess isn't that surprising. As I mentioned the other day though, I have picked up a few very nice hockey cards over the past few months that deserve to see the light of day here on the blog. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Childhood Favorites

I don't typically pick up single buybacks on eBay, as shipping costs are prohibitive, but recently I found a seller offering flat $3 shipping regardless of how many cards you won. I took the opportunity to pick up some childhood favorites in buyback format. Show More Summary

A Night to Remember

After going all in on Red Sox Topps NOW cards during the inaugural season last year, I vowed to stay away in 2017. I've managed to stick to my guns, but I did make an exception a few weeks back. On June 23rd, the Sox retired David Ortiz's #34. Show More Summary

A Pair of PWEs from Longtime Friends

I've got a pair of PWE trades to share with you on this sunny Sunday, both of which actually arrived a few weeks back now. First up is longtime friend of the blog Mark Kaz. Mark isn't keeping his own blog any longer, but he's still collecting away and accumulating as many Mets cards as he can get his hands on. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: '87s

Today's round of buybacks all come courtesy of 1987 Topps. Arguably the most over-produced set of all time, and with a design that's been recycled to death by Topps in recent years. Will any of these make the binder? Let's find out... Show More Summary

Dime Box (Nick) Red Sox!

I am long overdue in thanking Nick from the fantastic blog Dime Boxes for two exceptional packages of cards he shipped my way this summer. Here's the first! I'm guessing this fantastic Luis Aparicio from 2001 Upper Deck Decade 1970s is a dupe or cast-off from Nick's players signing autographs collection. Show More Summary

Pack Rip - 1996 Fleer Update

Quick pack rip for you tonight, 1996 Fleer Update baseball. 14 cards for $1.99 in 1996, or you can wait 20 years like I did and get the pack for half that price. Not bad either way given that your average pack nowadays contains just 8 cards and costs $2.99 or more. Show More Summary

A Shlabotnik 12-pack

I'm so backlogged with trade packages that tonight, when I had a few minutes free for a change, I decided to just randomly grab one from the stack I have waiting to be processed on the desk in my office. The winner was a PWE that I received from Joe Shlabotnik just this past week. Show More Summary

Old Sox - T206 Stahl

I've been absent from the blog here, and from pretty much all aspects of my personal life, over this past week. I've got a major project going on at work that has basically had me working around the clock since Monday, and I've logged around four hours a day of drive time as well during that stretch. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Angus Goes Shopping - Part II

Time to wrap up the batch of buybacks I received recently from Angus of Dawg Day Cards (you can find part one here). Today's edition will be slightly larger than normal, at fourteen buybacks! 1958 Topps #196 - Mike Garcia Starting off strong here with a beat-up, late-career Mike Garcia card from 1958 Topps. Show More Summary

My Inability to Focus

If you check in here frequently (and my thanks if you do!), you might be under the impression that all I collect is buybacks. For better than a year now I've been somewhat obsessed with them as I work to complete a 792-card franken-set.In truth though, my collecting interests are all over the map. Show More Summary

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