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Buyback Franken-set: A Painful Rejection!

Today we return to my buyback franken-set project. I've got so many of these still to process that I'd love to get another ten cleared off the desk here. Today's post culminates in probably the hardest card I've had to reject from the set thus far. Show More Summary

Hunting for some star on star cameos

1987 Classic Bret Saberhagen #116 - a quick glance at this card shows Cal Ripken Jr. playing behind the one-time Kansas City Royals' ace of the 1980s and I figure the image used was from the 1987 All-Star game in Oakland. I was going...Show More Summary

This "Blaster" Brought to You by COMC

I've been a little heavy on the buyback franken-set posts lately, so let's take a break today and look at another virtual "blaster" from COMC. Besides, I need to make some room before my Black Friday shipment arrives in a few weeks.Simple...Show More Summary

Why I Have Want Lists

A bunch more most wanted wants go down. While we wait to see if MLB and MLBPA are ever going to resolve their collective bargaining issues, let's check out some Cardinals sent to my mailbox by Brian of Highly Subjective and Completely Arbitrary. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Ryan Howard

I’ve wanted a Howard auto since I’ve really had only a couple of chances not to end up getting his autograph over the last 10 years - I tend to look at Howard as a slugger who put up some nice power numbers and was a face of a franchise that won the 2008 World Series. Show More Summary

One Card Post - A "Most Wanted" Card

What: 1981 Fleer #223 - Fred LynnWhere: Jim HaverkampHow Much?: Nothing!Why?: Because Jim is a really nice guy. He noticed that I had this card on my "Most Wanted" list in my blog sidebar, had an extra copy, and sent it to me just because. Just the latest example of the generosity I seem to encounter at every turn in this hobby! Thanks Jim!

Buyback Franken-set: Forging On

Back to the grind for me today after the long holiday weekend, let's get back to the grind with the buyback franken-set as well. Another ten to sift through and evaluate today.... 1973 Topps #324 - Al Downing We start off with yet another tilted camera Spring Training shot courtesy of 1973 Topps. Show More Summary

Signature Sundays - For Kids

Like many baseball card collectors, I've been a fan of the Topps Archives Signature Series autograph release that we've seen for a couple of years running now. While the gamble on a one-card unopened box isn't my thing, I have encountered quite a few singles on the secondary market that have captured my interest. Show More Summary

My Very Own Dit!

Just one card to share with you this evening, but it's a pretty significant one from my hockey card collection. It's also a shining example of just how long I sit on really interesting cards sometimes before I get around to posting them...Show More Summary

2016 Topps Archives 65th Ann. breaks

I’d be hard pressed to spend $20 on random blaster boxes at any given time, but I had to make another Walmart trip - to see if they had the 2016 Topps Holiday Mega Boxes or these on the shelves somewhere. I picked up the three Archives...Show More Summary

Good Luck Ducks, Week 13: Civil War for Pride

It all comes down to Ducks vs. Beavers with state bragging rights on the line. Something very unexpected happened last week that I'm still having trouble grasping. The Ducks beat then-12th ranked Utah. On the road. It was their first road win. Show More Summary

One Card Post - King of the Senators

What: 2013 Topps Heritage Buyback #217 - Jim KingWhere: SportlotsHow Much?: $1.00Why?: Because I don't often see '64 Topps Heritage buybacks for $1 or less. Jim's MLB career appeared to be over after he found himself playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the International League by 1958. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: In Action!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Nine more buybacks today courtesy of a recent cheap-o eBay lot. Even with shipping, I paid well under 50 cents per card. 1977 Topps #201 - Ed Kranepool First up, first baseman Ed Kranepool, who played his entire MLB career for the Mets. Show More Summary

2016 Topps retail factory set pick-up

I wanted to stop at a Walmart to see if there was any exclusive 2016 Topps Holiday Mega Boxes or 2016 Topps Archives Baseball 65th Anniversary Edition [about $25 for a box featuring a pack of cards with an autograph] in stock - unfortunately...Show More Summary

Topps Now Red Sox Team Set

The other day I wrapped up the last of the Topps Now Red Sox cards for the 2016 MLB season. There was one more gimmick up Topps' sleeve that I fell for though, and that was the Topps Now team set... They did one of these for each team that qualified for post-season play. Show More Summary

This Package is Fire

Cue the emojis. I figured I'd go into the Thanksgiving break on a high note with this one. A treasure trove of wondrous cards arrived from buckstorecards recently, which ticked boxes in all corners of my collections. (Well, maybe not the hockey ones. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Oldies But Goodies

I've got ten more buybacks queued up for today's post. These are some that I've actually had kicking around for a while now, from the days before I even decided to form the franken-set in fact. Time to absorb them into the mix and see how they fare... Show More Summary

My Rarest Gretzky

I'm not the player collector type for the most part, but despite that I have amassed a decent collection of Wayne Gretzky cards over the years. I don't have any autographs or anything truly fancy, just a bunch of cards in the $5-or-less range for the most part. Show More Summary

New Allen & Ginter Want List Online

About six months too late. I finally added my 2016 A&G want list to the blog, if anyone has any extras laying around. Also, this bad boy is up for grabs if you've got something similar to offer, and more in the Cardinals department of things. Show More Summary

Good Luck Ducks, Week 12: Brunch with The Ducks

Oregon takes on 12th ranked Utah today. We're down to just two games left on the schedule in an extremely forgettable Ducks season. A quick check of the Pac-12 standings reveals that the Utah Utes, today's opponent, are in the thick of a three team race for the South Division title and a berth in the conference championship game. Show More Summary

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