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The COMC Shuffle

I have a small lot of cards headed my way from the COMC Spring Cleaning promotion that took place recently. Before those arrive though, I need to make some space in my card chest for them. This entails grabbing a bunch of cards fromShow More Summary

Featured autograph - Deolis Guerra

The below average Angels bullpen is needs all the help they can get, even if it means using a no-name guy like Guerra - he was once part of a package of prospects traded from the New York Mets to the Minnesota Twins for one-time ace Johan Santana. Show More Summary

2016 Topps Archives blaster recap

I busted a blaster box of this year's Topps Archives and my thoughts [from a 2015 Topps Archives pack break] about the card stock sticks - I do realize these cards just have to be inspired by and do not have to be exactly like the original Topps cards from 1953, 1979 and 1991. Show More Summary

Trading the Spaceman

If you see an '81 Fleer Sticker atop my blog, chances are I'm posting a trade envelope from Joe Shlabotnik of The Shlabotnik Report, and that's exactly what I've got for you today. Thanks to Joe supplying me these on what seems likeShow More Summary

Losing a Legend

Just found out from my Dad that the great Gordie Howe passed away this morning at age 88. Anything I tried to say here would just come up short, so instead I'll stick to what I know...cards. Seems like as good a time as any to feature...Show More Summary

Award winner adds - Rookies of the Year

1994 UD All Time Heroes Don Newcombe #72 - 1949 National League ROY I like this card because it is a 'pitchers hitting' card - with the back talking a little about Newcombe's exploits as a hitter. 1992 Action Packed ASG Gil McDougald...Show More Summary

One Card Post - Hoisting the Cup

What: 2014-15 Upper Deck Canvas #C242 - Chris CheliosWhere: COMCHow Much?: $6.00Why?: I've gone on record numerous times declaring my love for the short-printed "Retired Stars" cards that are included in the Upper Deck Canvas insert set each year. Show More Summary

Another PWE from Delaware

Quick trade post this afternoon to say thanks to my friend Mark Kaz of This Way to the Clubhouse for laying another excellent PWE on me. Let's dive in! The typical PWE from Mark contains 9 new Red Sox cards, but in this particular instance he keenly observed that I still have some 2015 Topps Update hanging around on my Zistle want list. Show More Summary

Triplicate

Some notes. I have a few projects going on at home right now, the largest of which is to add my entire Cardinals collection to Zistle so I can finally get a handle on my want lists. The want lists I have up on this blog are 99% accurate,...Show More Summary

Award winner adds - Cy Young Award

2001 UD Legends of NY Don Newcombe #4 - 1956 National League Cy Young 1983 O-Pee-Chee Pete Vuckovich #375 - 1982 American League Cy Young 1984 Donruss LaMarr Hoyt #488 - 1983 American League Cy Young

Topps Now Domination

I mentioned a couple of posts back that I've really fallen hard for the whole concept of Topps Now. I'm a sucker and I know it, but there are certainly worse addictions one could suffer from. It's just that cards depicting a photograph...Show More Summary

Award winner adds - miscellaneous MVPs

1983 Galasso 1915 Cracker Jack Reprint Roger Peckinpaugh #91 - 1925 American League MVP; I'm not going to worry about it, but I didn't realize this identifies Peckinpaugh as member of the New York Yankees when he won the MVP with the Washington Senators. Show More Summary

A Pair of Gems from Douglas!

I can nearly see the light at the end of the trade package tunnel! Today I've got the most recent package from my buddy Douglas who is a well-known trader around the blogs and runs Sports Cards from the Dollar Store. Douglas is one of...Show More Summary

A Fresh Value Pack of Archives

The Archiviest! Topps Archives seems like an unnecessary product because it doesn't really attempt to do anything different. If they could get the vintage card stock right, or take a sharper eye to the designs that they replicate, or just do something different to cement its status as a necessary product, I wouldn't be so dismissive of it. Show More Summary

My New Favorite Jagr

Not a lot of time for posting today, but I do have a brand new favorite Jaromir Jagr card to show off. Behold! There are precious few cards depicting Jagr's brief stint with the Bruins, and of the handful I have in my collection this is far and away the nicest one. Show More Summary

Award winner adds - Conlon Collection

1991 Conlon TSN Frank Schulte #304 I've been vaguely aware of these cards, where I might have seen them sold at a Toys "R" Us [or other toy retailers through the mid 1990s perhaps] as sets [housed in a plastic box] and/or blister packs...Show More Summary

One Card Post - Check Out My Calbee

What: 2000 Calbee Japan - #45 - Hideki OkajimaWhere: COMCHow Much?: $.55Why?: Big Spring Cleaning Sale over at COMC this weekend. If you've never tried the site before there's no better time to give it a shot. I mean where else could...Show More Summary

2016 Panini Diamond Kings blaster recap

This came out a couple of months ago and I saw a couple of breaks / reviews from at least couple of other bloggers [Capewood's Collections and Night Owl Cards] - though my BS detector says these are just like any cards [and not MLB licensed at that], the textured canvas make the cards seem a little bit more fancy. Show More Summary

Anatomy of a Baseball Card: Tony Fernandez 1984 Donruss

One of the first Rated Rookies. Early on in my card collecting days, my younger brother decided to collect Tony Fernandez cards. These days, you really couldn't go wrong collecting Fernandez cards. Tony was an '80s star who made 5 All-Star teams and won a World Series with the Blue Jays in 1993. Show More Summary

Topps Now is Taking Hold, O-Pee-Chee Baseball, and Other Wednesday Night Musings

Last night I was doing some research for work with the Red Sox game on in the background, pretty much a typical Tuesday here at Shoebox Legends World Headquarters. Throughout the course of the evening I witnessed Mookie Betts club three home runs, and an interesting thing happened. Show More Summary

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