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The Allen & Ginter Motherlode

@cardboardhabit helps me build a set the laziest way possible. Allen & Ginter is a popular set every year, at least with the blogging crew. For that reason, I can always count on someone having a ton of available extras to help me out. Show More Summary

A couple of random shiny cards of minor leaguers

2017 Panini Elite Extra Edition Jose Miguel Fernandez #145 [$1.50 plus $1.00 s/h] - a base card is serial #'d 133/999, this features a Cuban who played at AA last year, then released by the Dodgers and picked up by the Angels this off-season. 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


The Eagles are playing in the NFC Championship (is a very strange thing to say). It's shocking how quickly this Philadelphia Eagles team came together. It was 9 years ago that the Eagles were last here, in what would prove to be Donovan McNabb's final game in a Philly uniform. 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

Featured autographs: Daniel Robertson event

At a fan fest of sorts organized by Tampa Bay Rays player Daniel Robertson's family foundation - I got some random professional/MLB players to sign their cards, including a couple of Powell cards given to me by my friend. Powell kind...Show More Summary

The Future is Bright

It's also shiny, and occasionally serial numbered. I'm still working my way through documenting groupings of cards received back in November. This one was particularly shiny and full of low-numbered things I collect. Gavin from Baseball...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

Christmas Loot

I bought myself a Christmas @thelootlocker present. Incredibly, I've had something close to a 90% success rate with boxes from The Loot Locker. (My definition of success is certainly subjective, but whatever.) December's featured hobby...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

Contest Results and a Group Break Plug

If you see your name, send me your mailing address! Before we get to the good stuff, I want to give a quick shout out to Tracy's Box Breaks. Tracy has a super affordable group break going, and there's still slots left. Someone is going...Show More Summary

Catching Up with All The Sports

A multi-sport trade package from up Canada way. The various stacks of cards around my home are starting to get dangerously high. They tend to wobble a bit whenever I am near them. This means that I'm overdue for some organization and some trades, which means we're going to be looking at another trade posts here at Cards on Cards. 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

Trade with Baseball Cards Come to Life!

I got over 300 assorted cards from Bo at Baseball Cards Come to Life! as sort of a blind trade - on my end, the most important thing was getting a mini-collection 'boost' at the end of 2017 when I thought I'd accounted for all the cards I was going to get. Show More Summary

1975 Topps Robin Yount RC #223

I added another old school rookie card to the personal collection and while this was more of an impulsive pick-up as opposed to a priority at the top of a wantlist - there is some lingering nostalgia over this card, especially when paired up with George Brett's rookie card [#228] from the same set. 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

Another Contest Update and a Quick Trade Post

Don't forget to make your picks for the championship game! Well, it was quite a New Year's weekend in the college football ranks. Unfortunately, I spent the entire big day traveling, so I didn't see either of the playoff games. I'm a bit bummed that Oklahoma did not win, even though Baker Mayfield is kind of insufferable. 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

2017 Topps Gallery blaster box recap 2 of 2

Artist proof parallel pack #28 Sean Newcomb #146 Gerrit Cole #8 Steven Matz #19 Carson Fulmer Pack one #32 Gregory Polanco #25 Bryce Harper #HOF-19 Jim Palmer - Hall of Fame Gallery insert #62 Yasmani Grandal Pack two #140 Anthony Rizzo...Show More Summary

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