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Good Luck Ducks, Week 2: Wolverine or Beaver?

Two states at odds today. I normally focus on the Ducks here, but it's very interesting that both Oregon-based Pac-12 schools are facing off against B1G teams in the Wolverine State today. Did someone coordinate this? The Beavers ofShow More Summary

2001 Donruss Elite Bengie Molina #119

I was looking up cards for my frankenset and this die-cut Aspirations parallel caught my eye - Molina wasn't quite a franchise star, but he was a homegrown catcher who established himself as an every day player and was part of the Angels 2002 World Series champion team.

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Airbrushed Fridays: 1990 Topps Traded #121T

Life is short and cruel. Sometimes life is shorter and crueler. Who is he? Russ Swan was a lefty reliever and occasional closer who spent the majority of his major league service time with the Seattle Mariners. Swan was a Washington native, but he was drafted by the Giants with whom he'd reach the bigs the first time in 1989. Show More Summary

1990 Leaf Mark Eichhorn #472

It's all ancient history but 1990 Leaf was a high end set and while early 1990's collectors / speculators who opened a lot of this product at some point may not have cared - just getting my hands on a random common or two probably would have been a big deal when I only came across the usual Topps, Donruss, Fleer, Score and Upper Deck. Show More Summary

2015 Topps Archives Kole Calhoun #158

In addition to a 2012 Topps Update Gold parallel [#US157] I already had, this was the second card of Calhoun I was able to add to my frankenset - he's not quite a star, but as an overachieving ginger, Calhoun is a fan favorite among the non-Mike Trout category of current Angels players. Show More Summary

1953 Topps Project - Sid Gordon

Time for another addition to my ever-expanding 1953 Topps set. Today I've got card #117, Sid Gordon of the Boston Braves: Sid was a Jewish kid from Brooklyn, growing up in the Brownsville and Flatbush sections. He was a star baseball...Show More Summary

What's the Point?

Great news, guys! No more repacks. Let me get this straight... this is a card from last year's Allen & Ginter set, stamped (and framed because it's a mini apparently) and reinserted into this year's product? Isn't this a little likeShow More Summary


This past weekend I hinted at some nice minor league cards that were nearing the top of the "to be posted" stack on the card desk here at Shoebox Legends World Headquarters. Today I've got them ready to go; seven cards in total that I grabbed from the same seller on Sportlots. Show More Summary

Dual bat card of a couple of HOF pitchers

I picked up this 2001 Upper Deck Pros and Prospects Greg Maddux / Randy Johnson #PPMJ for my pitchers hitting mini-collection - when looking at various card pictures online, sometimes I'll find memorabilia / autograph cards that fit my esoteric interests. Show More Summary

Jane Jacobs

Mystery novels about private detectives often include a plot element where the detective and police have to work together. Both sides loath the practices of the other side. Unless the private investigator has some useful information or a long relationship with the fictional police no progress can be made on the plot. Show More Summary

Retoning recommendation

I recently acquired this Indo-Greek AE tetradrachm from a dealer in Missouri. I love the detail, but the cleaning method left some really ugly colors. It looks much worse in hand than the picture. I was wondering what folks would recommend...Show More Summary

Joy of a Completed Set - 1983 Topps Superman III

Happy Labor Day! Here is a post that requires very little labor for me. Well, it took a while to scan all the cards but I did that months ago so thanks, me from July!Here's a complete set of 1983 Topps Superman III cards. I didn't see this movie when it came out but I remember the Mad Magazine spoof fondly. Show More Summary

Youk! Can I Get Your Autograph?

I'm really making an effort to improve the speed at which I post trade packages, as well as get return packages off in the mail. I've got a scheduled week off from work coming up, and would love to be caught up before that starts. I'm...Show More Summary

2013 Topps Update Chrome Bryce Harper #MB-30

I picked this Harper 2013 Home Run Derby subset card up for $0.60 to take note of the 22-year old - who could very well be the 2015 National League MVP [even as his Washington Nationals have been up and down at best]. I don't keep up...Show More Summary

Signature Sundays - Xander Bogaerts, Fenway Park Edition

Yesterday afternoon I was able to catch the Red Sox/Phillies game at Fenway Park. I've managed to make at least a game or two per season, sometimes many more, going all the way back to 2002. I know the team's had a horrible year, but there are still few places I'd rather be on a sunny day like yesterday here in New England. Show More Summary

2004 Sports Illustrated for Kids Vladimir Guerrero #408

Several weeks into my Angels frankenset project I didn't know if I was going to find this oddball card - but a listing showed up online, I placed a bid and waited it out. It may have been an overpay but I thought I was glad to win the...Show More Summary

Good Luck Ducks, Week 1: Reset

What happened to summer? We are footballing again now? I've had about 7 months to get it out of my system, but it still lingers. There's not really any escaping the bitter feeling you get when your team gets bit in the championship game for the second time in recent memory. Show More Summary

High Fivin'

After a long work week I was pleased to find the latest PWE from my buddy Mark Kaz awaiting me in the mailbox! More new cards for my Red Sox collection from my most frequent trading partner, let's dive in... The absolute gem of the package was this David Ortiz photo variation from 2012 Topps Update. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Gregory Polanco

I picked up a 2013 Bowman Inception certified autograph of the Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder because he might be a future star - Polanco was slow to put things together in the first half of the season, hitting only.237 with a lowly on-base percentage [.315] and an equally subpar slugging percentage [.338]. Show More Summary

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