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Pack Wars - 1995 Upper Deck - Baseball vs. Hockey

I'm slowly working my way through retail boxes of both 1995 Upper Deck Series 2 hockey and 1995 Upper Deck Series 1 baseball. Very similar designs, 12 cards per pack each, I figured it would make for an interesting post to pit the two sports against each other and see which pack comes out on top. Show More Summary

Airbrushed Fridays: 2008 Topps #432

Spring Training continues! Who is he? Jason Kendall was a three-time All-Star catcher who spent 15 years in the big leagues, most of which were spent with teams in the NL Central. Kendall was a bit more offensive minded than most catchers, but you don't get to last as long as he did behind the plate without knowing how to call a game. Show More Summary

Red Sox Collection - Nearing the End on Diamond Stars

Today I've got the penultimate card in my quest to complete a 1934-1936 Diamond Stars Red Sox team set, #48 Rick Ferrell: Certainly not in the finest condition of the handful of these cards that I now own, but I don't think the creases detract too much from the overall visual appeal. Show More Summary

Feel The Pain

It was a rough night, with one of my favorite NBA players going down with a serious injury. Let's look at cards to try and cope. This has nothing to do with this post, really, but Wesley Matthews tore his Achilles on national TV tonight during the second half of TNT's famed doubleheader. Show More Summary

The Rest of the Red Sox from Alaska

A couple of days ago I posted the first part of an amazing trade package I received from David, who resides all the way over (and up) in Alaska. Today I've got the remainder of that package to show you, in the form of half a dozen really slick cards. Show More Summary

One Card Post - Billy Smith RC

What: 1973-74 Topps #162 - Billy Smith RC Where: Central Sports Cards - Pawtucket, RIHow Much?: $5.00Why?: Thanks to the two great packages of '73-74 Topps hockey I received recently from Mark Hoyle, I decided to finally put some effort into finishing this set. Show More Summary

Random LCS minutia

I was looking for 2015 Topps Heritage but the product was not yet in when I went into the card shop - I've tried to ween myself off being a slave to buying new cards, but I want to check things out, see if I can have a crack at new product on a whim. Show More Summary

Heritage is Live

Unlike the 2015 Braves' playoff chances AMIRITEclick here to spends yo moneyIn other news...There's also Scratch 'n Sniff parallel cards in 2015 Heritage. Boy I sure hope I pull this one...

2014 Panini Elite Extra Edition blaster recap

2014 Donruss Elite Extra Edition blaster box [$29.99 each at Target]Pack one #9 Brandon Downes#6 Dermis Garcia#7 Aaron Nola - Status die-cut serial #'d 030/150#42 Ross Kivett#76 Dalton PompeyPack two#86 Jose Trevino#13 Jonathan Holder#9...Show More Summary

What a Package from Alaska!

When I posted my final mini box of 2014 Topps Stadium Club, I received a comment from a gentleman with the screen name "David in the North" indicating that he'd be interested in trading for the autograph (a James Jones #'d /50). "David...Show More Summary

Old School Like That

Old stuff. I don't show off vintage cards here nearly enough, so I thought I'd focus this post on the elder statesmen of the cards that Night Owl Cards most recently sent me. I have slowly been working on my want list behind the scenes...Show More Summary

Card shop trip

I had some time to stop at this particular shop I don't get out to, but perhaps only a few times a given year - I guess this card shop has a deeper selection of cards to dig through because the owner basically rents out display space...Show More Summary

Highly Subjective and Completely Awesome

I'm not typically one to put up "in memoriam" posts here on the blog. I figured today it was okay to make an exception though, given that I just received this great Minnie Minoso card in the mail on Friday. It came from Brian at Highly...Show More Summary

2014 Coin and Chronicles Set Franklin D. Roosevelt

Perfect for the coin collector, stamp collector or history buff, this set includes proof coins, silver and bronze medals, and postage stamps. The Roosevelt coins, medals and stamps are displayed in a rich green folder covered in a soft-touch material with a handsome textured look that is very gift-worthy.  Buy It Now! Image/Copy:  U.S. Mint

So yeah, Topps just made this totally inapproriate Relic card.

Yeah, yeah, I know. It's been a while. Most of my action has moved over to BaseballCardPedia and Twitter. If you haven't already, I'd appreciate a follow.I just wanted to post this card -- and yes, this is a REAL card that sold on eBay...Show More Summary

Box Break and Review: 2014 Donruss Series 2

My thoughts on 2014 Donruss Series 2... 1) The base set violates The First Commandment of Baseball Card Product Development.(In case your wondering, Our Lord and Savior, Jefferson Burdick, was given these Commandments by God Himself one day while he was out on a stroll on the banks of Lake Onondonga. Show More Summary

Buy Me Some Peanuts and Cracker Jack

Tonight I've got my latest really old Red Sox acquisition to share with you... If I ever get around to ranking my favorite pre-war card sets, which I doubt I'll ever do, 1914/1915 Cracker Jack would be right at the top of the list. The cards are just beautiful. Show More Summary

My wallet card - Joe checking out the Charlie Foxtrot

I spent just several days in Arizona when pitcher and catchers reported for spring training and was able to get just a couple of things signed at Dodgers camp - by manager Don Mattingly and Yasiel Puig.

A Gift They’ll Remember for a Lifetime

Special Occasion Coin Sets from the United States Mint make ideal gifts for birthdays, newborns, and many other occasions. Make this year’s celebration one they’ll remember for a lifetime.  Shop Now! Image/Copy: U.S. Mint

2015 Topps Series I pack breaks

When it comes to loose packs, I'm more inclined to pick them up at my card shop, since there is peace of mind that the packs haven't been searched - even if the box isn't entirely 'new' and there have been multiple packs pulled already, I'll take my chances as opposed to a gravity feed at Target and/or Walmart. Show More Summary

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