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Tim Salmon Bowman buyback purchase

I’m over buybacks in Topps products, but even the concept is literally the same thing [stamping commons with a buyback stamp so there are a cache of cards ready to fill out unopened product with] - it maybe a novelty to find buyback cards in Bowman. Show More Summary

The 30-Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 23

"A favorite oddball card from the 1950s." 1952-55 Dormand postcards Mickey Mantle #111 - since it’s not actually a trading card, the postcard may not have the same lore attached to it as the more conventional sized Mantle cards of the era. Show More Summary

The Sixth Time is the Charm

Is this... really... @Topps Archives? This can't be happening! After bungling this set for five consecutive years, it seems that Topps has finally put together an Archives set worth its salt. That's my impression, at least, after seeing one card that arrived today from The Raz Card Blog. Show More Summary

1950 Bowman - Post #3 - Bill Salkeld

It's a rainy Tuesday here in New England. Seems like as good a time as any to look at my latest acquisition towards my budding 1950 Bowman baseball set... Bill Salkeld was a catcher who overcame a serious early-career knee injury to claw his way back into Major League Baseball. Show More Summary

2017 Topps Bunt value pack recap

It might nice to bust several packs, a blaster or even a full box on the cheap of a current year product like Topps Bunt [or Topps Opening Day] - where I rip a bunch of packs and end up with stacks of cards to sift through without worrying so much about getting hits. Show More Summary

Topps Sacrifice

Topps makes another go at the physical-turned digital-turned physical baseball card set. One of the most frustrating things about the product you can buy in packs at actual stores called Topps BUNT (besides the odd capitalization) is that I'm all for more low end products. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Terdoslavich & O-Pee-Chee?

Ten more from the 2017 Topps buyback mega-lot today. Let's see if they make the franken-set or not... 2006 Topps #554 - Kazuo Matsui An interesting buyback to kick things off, featuring the first Japanese infielder to sign with a Major League Baseball franchise. Show More Summary

The 30-Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 22

A card of a common player that always seems to elude you. 1967 Topps Claude Raymond #364 - I don't know if this card has eluded me in a traditional sense [maybe fruitlessly busting pack after pack, never to pull it] since it was printed long before I was born. Show More Summary

Signature Sundays - Kent Tekulve

A quick Signature Sundays autograph for you today, featuring the great Kent Tekulve! There was a point late last year where I was having fun grabbing some of the Archives Signature Series cards on eBay. If you shopped around enough there...Show More Summary

Congrats Albert Pujols on hitting 600 home runs

Go figure I was channel surfing between the Angels game and the NCAA regional baseball game in Long Beach when Pujols hit a grand slam for his 600th home run of his career - I may have missed the milestone by moments and figured something finally happened when I tuned back into the Angel game. Show More Summary

Shiny Sox from Mark Kaz

A long overdue trade post tonight, as I show the latest batch of nine Red Sox that I was fortunate to receive from my good buddy Mark Kaz a few weeks ago now. Starting right off here with a really solid Mookie Betts insert from last year's Topps Chrome set. Show More Summary

TTM autograph received: Mickey Stanley

From a set of requests I sent out in April, I got a card signed in blue Sharpie by the career Detroit Tigers outfielder - who won Gold Gloves in 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1973.

Pulling on Threads

Yet another new Panini basketball set. I think we're finally close to the end of the 2016-17 NBA calendar, but Panini is still cranking out sets by the bucketful. I bought in another group break from Steel City Collectibles, this time getting the Blazers (of course) in a Panini Threads break. Show More Summary

Simply The Best

May's purchase from @thelootlocker includes another 2016 Bowman's Best treat. It's been a bit since I splurged for a Loot Locker, but I got the urge last month and put an order in. This one was a bit of a mixed bag, with some choiceShow More Summary

The 30-Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 21

A card of a rookie you thought you were "investing" in. 2007 Bowman Heritage Jesus Flores #231 - I spent at least a couple of hundred dollars on a handful of autographed prospect cards [between 2006-2008] of players [Jason Heyward, Cameron...Show More Summary

One Card Post - 3 of Hearts

What: 2013 Panini Golden Age Playing Card - Joe WoodWhere: COMCHow Much?: $.81Why?: First of all, I absolutely love the job Panini did with the Playing Cards inserts from 2013 Golden Age. Secondly, it's not every day that I get to add a new "Smoky" Joe Wood card to my collection. Show More Summary

The 30-Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 20

"Your favorite parallel card based on the parallel, not the player." 2014 Topps Chrome Jason Grilli #208 X-fractor parallel - I don't collect parallels, where I to try and complete an entire set of them, but I like these 'checkerboard' finish refractors since the cards stand out more the basic refractors, while still being relatively easy pulls / finds.

1950 Bowman - Post #2 - Monte Kennedy (Or Is It Monty?)

I've decided to take a crack at building the 1950 Bowman set, largely because it was responsible for the first truly vintage baseball card I ever owned. Tonight I inch one card closer to that goal with pitcher Monte Kennedy of the New...Show More Summary

TTM autograph received: Will Clark

Clark signed my card in about a month c/o the San Francisco Giants - he might have been actually one of my first TTM attempts, though it was probably in the off-season after the Giants got to the World Series in 1989. Since I just had...Show More Summary

Diary of a Heritage Collector

Another entry into the log. It's April 2017, just past Tax Day. After putting out the selfish call for help with my 2017 Heritage collection, a bunch of people responded, including the very generous Mr. Meeks from My Cardboard Habit....Show More Summary

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