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Signature Sundays...I Mean Saturdays! - A Pair of Old School Rangers

Got a little ahead of myself this week, so you're getting tomorrow's Signature Sundays post today instead! With the 2014-15 NHL season now in full swing, it only seemed appropriate to return to my favorite hockey autographs from recent years for today's post. Show More Summary

Series Preview: NLCS (Giants vs. Cardinals)

The Giants/Cardinals NLCS series at a glance. The playoffs resume this weekend, with the Cardinals having beaten Clayton Kershaw twice en route to a 4 game Divisional Series win. I'm not surprised at the Cardinals continued success against...Show More Summary

Hi. I’m Scott and I’m a Collector

Collecting is a progressive addiction. It might start innocently with a friend introducing us to collecting and even giving us a few freebies. We dabble into buying more, especially items that tie us to our youth. We progress in collecting more from those childhood years putting together sets that we could not afford them. That [...]

Airbrushed Fridays: 1976 Topps Traded #44T

Baseball is back tonight! It seems like it's been forever. And it has... Who is he? Doug Rader, the Red Rooster, was a five-time Gold Glover at the hot corner. He also had several short stints as an MLB manager in the '80s, and his name sounds like a passable TV detective. Show More Summary

Red Sox Collection - Tubby T206

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to acquire my first authentic T206 tobacco card in the form of Jake Stahl. I loved the card, so much so that it got me back on a kick of picking up really old Red Sox cards. A couple months later...Show More Summary

Stamp Chief Replaced

Bill McAllister, Washington correspondent for Linn's Stamp News that "Susan McGowan, a public relations executive who was named head of the United States Postal Service’s stamp program in December 2012, has been replaced..."According...Show More Summary

A Boatload of Boston from Tom P

Recently I was contacted by a very nice guy named Tom P, who got my contact information from Dave over at Wax Stain Rookie. Boy was I glad that Dave put us in touch! Tom collects everything Marty Brodeur, so I helped him out with what few Brodeur cards I could scrounge up from my collection. Show More Summary

5 Reasons Why Your Kid Should Collect Stamps

A tip of the tongs to Gretchen Moody of the Education Department of the American Philatelic Society who tipped me off to an Associated Press story titled "5 Reasons Why Your Kid Should Collect Stamps."While Gretchen (who is quoted in...Show More Summary

Josh Hamilton

Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Hamilton are the three 'money guys' in the Angels' lineup but at least Trout and Pujols have put up some numbers - take it, how you will but this post has finally come to fruition. I don't think Hamilton...Show More Summary

Cardboard Classics - Marquee Mantle

I recently shipped myself a batch of cards from COMC that had been building up for a couple of months. There was one gem among them that I couldn't wait to share, and I think it's worthy of its own post: I knew I was picking up this card the moment I came across it. Show More Summary

Albert Pujols pick ups

Where was my man Pujols, who I hoped would have a big postseason - he hit one lousy home run and one other RBI base single in the American League Division Series, but nothing else. As is, he played in 159 games in 2014 and posted decent offensive numbers - even though his on-base/slugging wasn't up to par with what he has done before. Show More Summary

It’s Classified!

Prior to the public disclosure of secret documents, administrations have declassified documents at various levels for many different reasons that those of us who worked in these areas did not understand what was to be classified at what levels and for how long. Each department and agency had its own rule. However, everything that was [...]

Most Wanted No More

Another team set is complete. While it might have been more topical to scan a Kolten Wong or Matt Carpenter card tonight, I thought I'd focus on a guy that pitched in 12 games for the Cardinals 6 years ago, and returned to relative obscurity soon after that. Show More Summary

Junk Wax Battle Postgame Report

Judge Matt Sienkiewicz explains the rules. Last Thursday evening we kicked off what is sure to be a national phenomenon: Five players. Seven-hundred-and-twenty unopened packs. One ugly set. Yes, the inaugural Junk Wax Battle: 1988 Donruss was a success. Show More Summary

Made it to a Card Show...with Dime Boxes!

Last month I was able to attend a card show for the first time in a long time, probably well over a year. It was honestly a sparsely-attended, somewhat-depressing affair. There were maybe 20 total tables, the majority of which were older...Show More Summary

Summary of September coin-related legislation

With apologies for my absence, the end of the federal fiscal year has made me very busy. I have a few posts I am getting ready to queue up that I hope will be of interest. I appreciate your patience and hope to provide you with something interesting to read soon. In the mean time, [...]

Signature Sundays - Xander Bogaerts!

The 2014 season was a very disappointing one for the Boston Red Sox to say the least. They ended the year just two games better than the disastrous 2012 team, which posted the worst record since before I was born (which was 1982). One...Show More Summary

Fell for another Fairfield 250 card cube

1.) Any sort of repacks really don't give me anything I need - but the 250-card cubes have become my repack of choice, because they give a plenty of cards to go through, even though I have to deal with never ending supply of junk wax cards [1986-1992] stuffed in every box. Show More Summary

What the hell is this, lol.

Looks like I've been hacked or something since an image of a hockey goalie [I've never posted a matching hockey image on this blog] replaced my thumbnail from my post yesterday - it looks like it was only on the mobile version of this site and the correct image shows up when I click on the post. Show More Summary

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