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The Best Museum Collection Parallel You've Never Seen

I've confessed my love for the Pinnacle Museum Collection parallels numerous times here in the past. These shiny, "dufex" works of art are probably my favorite parallel of the entire decade that was the '90s. With that being the case,...Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Wesley Wright

Wright is your basic LOOGY who ended up getting into 9 games for the 2015 Angels - according to his agency's Twitter account, he signed a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks and will likely be joining the team in spring training.

An imitation of Perseus/Pegasos?

Mithridates the Great issued thick bronze coins depicting Perseus wearing a Phrygian cap with griffin head decoration, and Pegasos on the reverse. Classical Numismatic Group Recently bronze coins of Mithridates have been appearing on the market in large quantities. Show More Summary

One Card Post - The First Topps Bauer

What: 1951 Topps Red Back #24 - Hank BauerWhere: eBayHow Much?: $12.99 ($9.99, $3 shipping)Why?: It hasn't exactly been the most creative start to the new year here with back-to-back One Card Posts. I'm still not totally out of the woods...Show More Summary

Good Luck Ducks: Showdown in Alamo City

The Ducks take their high energy show to the Alamo Bowl for the second time in three seasons. It's been a strange season, but no matter the conversation, every sentence that's been spoken or written about the Ducks has seemed to include...Show More Summary

2015 trading card collecting goals recap

I kept my 2015 trading card collecting goals offline though here they are and my comments after the fact - through the summer of last year, I was pretty much content to neglect my interests in strictly trading cards wane as I other things in-hand to preoccupy myself with. Show More Summary

One Card Post - '52 Lenhardt

What: 1952 Topps #4 (Black Back) - Don LenhardtWhere: eBayHow Much?: $11.99 (with free shipping!) Why?: A One Card Post is about all I can muster today, since I'm still sick. A classic set like '52 Topps seemed like a good way to ring in the new year at least...

Airbrushed Classics: Vic Davalillo

It's a new year, careful what you pack. Happy New Year! Have a Davalillo!

Belk Winner! Contest Update!

Happy New Year! With the first two semifinal games in the books and just a handful of other bowl games left on the bloated bowl schedule, let's take a look at where we stand.Belk Bowl Winner: Wilson! The final score was 51-28 in favor of Mississippi State, and his guess was 32-27. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Bo Belinsky

I picked up this 1999 Fleer Sports Illustrated Bo Belinsky autograph for $7 - I suppose this certified autograph card is just another add my all-time Angels autograph collection. Learning more about his MLB career, Belinsky was the first...Show More Summary

2015 - The Year in Review

2015 was another great year here on Shoebox Legends. A seemingly infinite number of awesome cards became part of my collection, I traded more cards to more people than any previous year, and I beat my highest post total for a year by...Show More Summary

A Holiday Package from Florida

Continuing on in my efforts to clean off my card desk for the new year, let's take a look at the contents of an awesome bubble mailer I received from my buddy Jason down in Orlando just before Christmas... I don't believe that JasonShow More Summary

Dave Henderson - rest in peace

I was able to go to a Seattle Mariners home game back in 2013 and brought cards for Henderson to get signed in case I saw him - I did see him, got my cards signed and took a picture of a guy taking a photo op of Henderson with a fan....Show More Summary

One Card Post - Fleur-de-Lis

What: 2012-13 Upper Deck SP Authentic #184 - Joe Sakic/Mats SundinWhere: SportlotsHow Much?: $.75Why?: Saw this one posted on Coast to Posts a few months ago and wanted my own copy immediately. Mission accomplished. The Authentic Moments...Show More Summary

The Belk Approaches!

Last chance to get your picks in! Who ya got? North Carolina State? Mississippi State? Some other state school? Pick the winner and the score at our contest page before tomorrow's kickoff!

Leave it to the Experts

Where in the world does the press come up with their "experts" on cultural property matters? The latest brazen show of ignorance appears in a citation by "leading world museums and the U.N. Cultural agency" in a supposedly expert warning distributed through a plethora of media outlets by Associated Press. Show More Summary

1952 Topps Gus Zernial #31

I'd created a Top 15 list of random cards to pick up as a fun, scavenger hunt deal of sorts - I'd basically forgotten about the list created back in September, but ended up going back to it and at the very least, trying to knock off some cards. Show More Summary

Merry Kaz-Mas

Just before the holiday I received the last PWE of 2015 from my good friend Mark Kaz of This Way to the Clubhouse. I've totally lost track of how many PWEs Mark and I exchanged this past year, but I'm willing to bet it's at least a couple dozen. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Jim Abbott

Picking up this certified autograph card for about $13 gave me a reason to ‘buy into’ a 2015 Topps Archives Signature Series without paying at least $45-$55 for a pack - I needed a 1992 Topps All-Star subset #406 card of Abbott for my...Show More Summary

The Spirit of Giving

I don't know if it's just me (I don't think it is), but it seems as though the online card collecting community was even more giving than normal this holiday season. There have been numerous times over the past month where I finally got caught up on trade posts, only to be inundated with a flood of new packages in my mailbox the very next week. Show More Summary

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