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2015 World Series - New York Mets

With their stud pitching staff featuring Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz, the Mets are primed to win the World Series - maybe the most important aspect is to get some runs on the board. Presumably Daniel Murphy's...Show More Summary

Predicting the World Series with Cards - Game 1

As every baseball fan knows, the 2015 World Series kicks off tonight. The Red Sox didn't even make the playoffs, so I have to confess that I haven't been paying as much attention to post-season baseball this year as I should have been. Show More Summary

Nineties! Nineties! Nineties!

The awesome power of the '90s, unleashed! I've had a hard time finding any group breaks to join of late, but I did manage to stumble upon a rather unique one back in September. Thorzul has been known to scour the lots of eBay in search of interesting wares, and this time he hosted a group break consisting mostly of '90s baseball inserts. Show More Summary

Perpetually Behind - Shlabotnik Delivers Edition

I seem to be perpetually behind when it comes to trade posts. Every few weeks I get through the entire backlog of packages on my card desk, but inevitably I check the mail and find more cards. This is an awesome problem to have, andShow More Summary

2015 Topps Update jumbo pack recap

#US-379 Cameron Maybin#US-32 Blake Swihart#US-382 Dan Uggla#US-35 Justin Bour#US-390 Donovan Solano#US-334 Clint Barmes#US-150 Eric Sogard#US-225 Keone Kela#US-182 Scott Van Slyke#US-137 Andrew Romine#US-66 Neftali Feliz#US-346 Brandon Crawford#US-47 Jeremy Jeffress #US-261 R.J. Show More Summary

Quarter Box Quartet - Dukes, Teemu, Ainge & Mr. Met!

Just a quick one today, a quartet of cards plucked from the quarter boxes at Central Sports Cards in Pawtucket, RI... Since I've been on a minor league kick the past few months, I snapped up this Ramon Martinez card from the 1989 ProCards set. Show More Summary

Sign This Guy

Fingers crossed. What you see above is my latest Listia acquisition. Although Jason Heyward arrived in St. Louis as far from the perfect ballplayer, he's very young and was a very good fit with the team. He might be the best defensive outfielder in the National League, and after a slow start at the plate he started hitting the ball well. Show More Summary

2015 Topps Heritage High hanger box

I haven't opened anything lately, so impulsively grabbed this along with an $11.99 Fairfield repack hanger box - maybe the highly regarded, yet oft injured Byron Buxton has a breakout season in 2016, but this break put me to sleep. #633 A.J. Show More Summary

Super Serial

The player and team collections get a huge boost with all kinds of serial-numbered goodies. Last week, we took a look at some of the Blazers cards sent to me from Jon of Community Gum, including a Clyde Drexler rookie card (aka Christmas...Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Anthony Rizzo

I've been on a hunt for an Anthony Rizzo certified autograph and grabbed this one for $12 - it's kind of an oddball die-cut card that isn't licensed by Major League Baseball, but at least the autograph is on-card.

A Doozy

A "doozy". One word, multiple connotations. In the negative sense, it pretty well describes how the past week has gone for me. You may or may not have noticed that I went six days without a post, which I think is my longest post-free stretch of 2015 so far. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Jo-Jo Reyes

There are players like Reyes that end up making an appearance for major league teams every year - he was called up by the Angels in the last week of the season, pitched to one batter, recorded an out and got his first MLB win since 2011. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Leaf Sean Newcomb

I'm not a fan of Leaf Trading Cards, but I paid $7 for this 2014 Leaf Trinity certified autograph card of the Angels top prospect - because I wanted a little 'something extra' with whatever Newcomb signs as his autograph.

2003 Topps Tribute Rod Carew relic

I didn't realize I had a random Topps insert card autographed, featuring Carew as a Minnesota Twins uniform - so I pick up this card for $4 since Carew was named the 1967 American League Rookie of the Year. For my award winners project,...Show More Summary

Good Luck Ducks, Week 7: The Streak is on the Line

The Ducks hit the road to try to respond after Couging it against the Cougs. In a down season, it can be a dicey thing to declare that you've hit rock bottom. Had I only known what horrors would await this Ducks team, I would have had a better sense of humor about the Utah beatdown. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Ron Kittle

I picked up a Kittle certified autograph for my award winners collection - I think the 1983 American League Rookie of the Year signs through the mail, but it's too much work to put together an autograph request these days. In 1983, Kittle...Show More Summary

Airbrushed Fridays: 2015 Topps #432

Not everyone gets to playoff. Who is he? Alexis Rios is a two-time All-Star outfielder who until very recently held the distinction of being the longest-tenured active MLBer who had never participated in the postseason. In recent years,...Show More Summary

Jose Bautista - it's all part of the game

Bautista's 7th inning home run theatrics in Game 5 of the American League Division Series was another example of a player needing to be a heel to show that there is a lot at riding in the postseason - maybe Bautista's bat flip was excessive and wasn't called for, but maybe he was just relieved to come through. Show More Summary

One Card Post - Heritage Mookie

What: 2014 Topps Heritage High Numbers #H558 - Mookie Betts RC Where: COMCHow Much?: $2.00Why?: Some days I'm lucky if I can find even 5 minutes of free time for a quick one card post. Today was one of those days...

2002 UD Vintage Aces Mike Marshall

This $2 pick up represents an oddball find for my award winners collection - a 14-year old card with some sort of game used material, featuring a workhorse reliever who won the 1974 National League MVP. I figured this card was the best...Show More Summary

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