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Catching Up with Joe Shlabotnik

For your enjoyment today I have the contents of a great bubble mailer that I received from my buddy Joe Shlabotnik of The Shlabotnik Report this past summer. Yes, I am still catching up on trade packages that came in over the summer....Show More Summary

1950 Bowman - Post #5 - Jack Kramer

Another quick one today, let's take a look at the fifth card towards my budding 1950 Bowman baseball set: Today's subject is Jack Kramer, who had the flattering nickname "Handsome Jack". He began his MLB career with the St. Louis Browns all the way back in 1939. Show More Summary

One Card Post - A Long Time Coming!

What: 2010-11 Upper Deck French 25th Anniversary Buyback #67 - Ron Francis Where: eBayHow Much?: $5.50 (plus shipping)Why?: After commuting into and out of downtown Boston at peak traffic times the past two days to attend a security conference, a one card post is about all I can muster tonight. Show More Summary

Feetball from Canada

Cards from the sport people lose their minds over. Here's my annual-ish reminder that I'm actually a low key Philadelphia Eagles fan. If you're running out of ideas of things to send back in trades or are just wanting to mix things up...Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: '59s!

Since I crossed the 500-card threshold in the franken-set binder during my last buyback post, I decided to do something a little different with the next one. So, tonight I dove into my buyback "hoard" and have a ten-card post composed entirely of 1959 Topps buybacks for your enjoyment.The '59 Topps set is one of my favorites of the 1950s. Show More Summary

Cleaning Up

Had a couple of hours today to dedicate to cleaning up and organizing in my card room/office. Feels good to start really getting things in order cataloging a good portion of my collection over on The Trading Card Database in the wake...Show More Summary

Good Luck Ducks, Week 7: Stanford Time

The Ducks head to Stanford to take on their Bay Area rival. Oregon football is back in action tonight after suffering a rather demoralizing loss at the hands of the Washington State Cougars last Saturday night. It seems like an evenShow More Summary

Free Fantasy Basketball - One Slot Left!

Sign up now. Cards on Cards fantasy hoops is back for season 2! A last minute slot opened up for our free fantasy NBA league this season. Let me know if you're interested, either by commenting, emailing or replying via Twitter. It's fun, it's free, and there's even a prize!

One Card Post - Jagr Returns!

What: 1995-96 Topps Finest Refractor #70 - Jaromir Jagr Where: eBayHow Much?: $13.00 (plus shipping)Why?: The prayers of thousands of hockey fans across the globe, including myself, were answered about a week ago when the Calgary Flames...Show More Summary

Basketball Season is Back

It's fantasy hoops time as well. The NBA regular schedule begins super early this year, with the first counting games set to go in just a week's time. I realized it was (overdue) time to renew the Cards on Cards fantasy basketball league as well. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Some Improvements to the Binder & Crossing 500!

Well, the 2017 season came to an end today for the Boston Red Sox. Tough the way it ended but I think even Boston fans have to admit that the better team won in Houston. Let's drown my sorrows with a batch of ten buybacks for my franken-set...Show More Summary

TTM autograph received: Paulo Orlando

I sent a request to the Kansas City Royals outfielder in April and got my card back signed this month - a longtime minor leaguer from Brazil, Orlando has spent parts of the past three seasons in the big leagues, though he got hurt and played in only 39 games in 2017.

Good Luck Ducks, Week 6: Yikes!

Oregon regroups after suffering significant injury losses, facing a familiar foe. It was almost comical how quickly and repeatedly Ducks players fell to injury last Saturday night. In the end, backup backs had run all over the Cal defense on the way to Oregon's 4th victory of the season, bringing the team closer to bowl eligibility. Show More Summary

A Quick & Dirty Stadium Club Blaster

Here's a blaster of Stadium Club that I bought in a moment of weakness while in Target a few weeks back. If I'm going to cave, at least let it be Stadium Club I guess. Since I don't have a ton of time today, I'll forego the usual showing of every card. Show More Summary

One Card Post - Neidermayer RC /25!

What: 2016-17 Upper Deck Fleer Showcase '92-93 Ultra Buyback #116 - Scott Niedermayer (#'d /25) Where: eBayHow Much?: $1.29 (plus shipping)Why?: Given my love of the Topps baseball buybacks, it should come as no surprise that I am a big fan of the '92-93 Ultra buybacks in this year's Fleer Showcase hockey set. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: More Completed Pages Courtesy of Kin!

Here's the rest of the surprise package of buybacks I received from Kin last week. Will these make the franken-set binder? Let's find out! 1989 Topps #402 - Mike Greenwell All-Star Coming out of the gate strong with a beautiful Mike Greenwell All-Star buyback! This is basically the perfect buyback for a Red Sox fan such as myself. Show More Summary

The Handoff

Cards were exchanged. Gavin of Baseball Card Breakdown recently worked out the rare in-person card exchange with me, as we met up like business people during the hustle and bustle of the workday. (Actually, it was more of a handoff,Show More Summary

Dimebox Red Sox - Summer of 2017 Edition

Now that I've finally processed all the great buyback cards I received over the summer from my buddy Dimebox Nick, it's high time I gave some blog love to the awesome stack of Red Sox cardboard that was included in the same bubble mailer. Show More Summary

Another Season in the Books

Kolten Wong & Co. sign off on 2017. For the second straight year, there was a bit of a premature end to the Cardinals baseball season. The playoffs are coming up, and after the Wild Card games I will likely throw my support behind another...Show More Summary

Signature Sundays - My Finest Bogaerts

Yesterday the Red Sox clinched the AL East for the second consecutive season, the first time they've won back to back division titles since divisions came into existence. Seems like an appropriate time to post one of the best XanderShow More Summary

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