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Why Do We Collect Stamps?

A recent spate of articles on the internet have promoted several themes as to why humans collect things. Written by psychologists sociologists, these articles attempt to explain some of the complex interactions that take place inside the human mind. Show More Summary

The Story Behind "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"

In America, baseball is called the national pastime. Organized baseball was well into its glory years before other sports such as football, basketball, hockey and soccer were drawing much of an audience. Baseball has infected the American culture with its heroes, its jargon, and its cult of personality. Show More Summary

Stamp Issuer - Armenia

Armenia Overprint One overprint used on early stamps Armenia is a small, mountainous, landlocked country bordered by Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. It is the smallest of the republics that gained independence following the collapse of the Soviet Union, of which it was a member.The country is called Hayastan in the native language. Show More Summary

The Bank That Was Sent Through the Post Office

It's Fun Friday -- time for some fun for the weekend. Enjoy today's post and I'll see you back here on Monday with more philatelic news and notes. "The Parcel Post Bank" Vernal, Utah The U.S. Post Office allows its customers to mail many things besides the familiar letter. Show More Summary

Orange World Series Winners

For me, the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox will always be sort of a fluke. I'll never forget following a team that went from worst in 2012, to first in 2013, to worst again in 2014. Recently I've been trying to pick up more Red Sox cards from years when they won it all. Show More Summary

2015 Native American Dollar Rolls, Bags and Boxes

The 2015 Native American $1 Coin commemorates the contributions of the Kahnawake Mohawk and Mohawk Akwesasne communities to “high iron” construction work and the building of New York City skyscrapers. The reverse (tails) design depicts a Mohawk ironworker reaching for an I-beam that is swinging into position, rivets on the left and right side of […]

How old is "Ancient"?

The classification of cultures generally tracks along two interrelated lines: chronological and geographical. For centuries, coin collectors struggled with the lack of a coherent system for cataloguing the vast array of issues from antiquity through the modern era. Show More Summary

Spring Cleaning Sign-Ups

Only true Ballers need apply. I am divvying up my extra unwanted cards from sets that I collect into piles of teams. I teased this awhile back, but all you need to do is sign up for a team and find a minimum of one card from one of my many want lists (player collections, team collections, or sets) to get a pile of cards from your favorite team. Show More Summary

Red Sox Collection - Another T206 Bites the Dust!

I was recently fortunate enough to land my fourth T206 Red Sox card! Now joining Red Kleinow, Tubby Spencer and Jake Stahl in my collection is none other than Harry Lord: Man I love these tobacco cards! This one's a little miscut, which you can see if you look along the top border of the card. Show More Summary

2014 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set

The 2014 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set contains eight coins in stunning proof quality. The coins included in this set are one American Eagle One-Ounce Silver Proof Coin; five quarters from the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program honoring Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, Arches National […]

More Red Sox from The North!

2015 has been an incredible year for me so far when it comes to trades. I'm absolutely obliterating my previous record for trades completed in a year. We're only in April and I've already completed close to 30 trades! One of the absolute highlights so far was the jaw-dropping package I received a while ago from David in Alaska. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Matt Cain

After working on bounce back year after an elbow injury cut his season short in 2014 - he has suffered a setback that probably doesn't sound too good for a guy looking to get his career going again, but I guess you can only throw a ball for a living for so long, regardless of how much success or how injury free one has been in their careers. Show More Summary

March Radness is Over!

Here are the results... All of the games have been played and Duke has walked away with the coveted trophy and the accolades and all that. That means that our contest is done for the year. That means there are winners to announce.Four of us picked Duke to go all the way, including the top 3 in our little contest here. Show More Summary

A Loose Definition of Junk

Robble robble. A couple of months back, the legendarily generous Jaybarkerfan's Junk was getting rid of... wait for it... some junk. In particular, the Hamburglar by day (and collector by night?) was looking for people to claim his extra NBA and NFL cards. Show More Summary

Droppin' Bombs

As of this moment, Dustin Pedroia is on pace for 324 home runs in 2015. Can he be the first 300 HR guy? If only the next 161 games were all against the Phillies...

Homestead National Monument of America 2015 Quarter

Help your collection put down some roots. Order the Homestead National Monument of America 2015 Quarter now available in rolls, and bags. The Homestead National Monument of America Quarter is the first of 2015 and the 26th overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.  Shop Now Image/Copy:  U.S. Mint

One Card Post - Controversy

What: 2011-12 Parkhurst Champions #105 - Brett Hull Wire Photo Where: COMCHow Much?: $.48Why?: With the NHL playoffs just around the corner (final week of the season this week!), it seemed like the perfect time to showcase this card, which features perhaps the most controversial playoff goal in league history. Show More Summary

Signature Sundays - Mookie Betts!

With the 2015 Major League Baseball season officially underway later today, it seemed like an appropriate time for today's card. The Red Sox actually kick off their season in Philadelphia tomorrow, and one of the players fans will be...Show More Summary

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