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When Connor McDavid is the Second Best Card... know you've received an amazing trade package! I recently received this Connor McDavid card from my good friend Dave H, who writes over at Wax Stain Rookie. It was one of the centerpieces to a very thoughtful and much appreciated holiday care package. Show More Summary

COMC - modern Hall of Fame cards

Inspired by a Web site or two and hardly an original idea, I'm trying to put together a Hall of Fame collection - featuring at least one card [if available] of a Hall of Fame inductee [players, umpires, executives, etc] as a loose card project to work on for fun. Show More Summary

Another Baseball Card Breakdown Holiday Blast

If you read many sports card blogs the above image should look awfully familiar to you. I too was the recipient of a PWE as part of Gavin from Baseball Card Breakdown's 2016 Holiday Blast. The highlight of the package was obviously the custom Tony Gwynn rip card that you've probably seen elsewhere by now. Show More Summary

COMC - a couple of award winners adds

Through COMC, I've picked up assorted cards in bits and pieces to fill holes in my loose card projects - while the Web site is still an option for finding cards, with COMC's shift towards eBay consignments over the past year, shipping wait times for stuff bought on COMC are longer unless an expedited option is chosen. Show More Summary

PPBBB: Panini Prizm Basketball Blaster Break

It's the last day of fall. Why not check out a new box of hoopsters and hoops stars? I was a big fan of last year's Prizm NBA set, stopping just short of actually trying to put together a set of basketball cards for the first time in decades. Show More Summary

COMC Black Friday - A Preview!

I feel like I was just about the last collector to receive my Black Friday shipment from COMC, but at long last the goods were waiting for me on my doorstep when I got home from work last night. The COMC Black Friday weekend sale is one of my collecting highlights of the year given that I don't go to many card shows. Show More Summary

The Twelve Days of Setsmas - Day 5: Space Punk

SPOILERSQ!QQQQ@!!@Q!!!!!!!there is a movie out now and it is about space and it is about armed political confictthere are spaceships and robots and lazer swords that go voom voomit is a movie that is set after the prequels and before...Show More Summary

Anatomy of a Baseball Card: Bob Gibson 1992 Ziploc

A truly odd oddball. To get into my head space in 1992, I would have definitely dipped into my budget to purchase food storage bags if it came with a baseball card included, despite my meager $3.50 hourly wage. With that being said, I don't know how it came to be that I didn't know about Ziploc baseball cards until 2016. Show More Summary

A Bevy of Boston from Burbs

Just a couple of weeks left here in 2016, which I know is something a lot of folks are thankful about. For me, it means I need to get started on trade package posts here if I want to have any hope of being caught up when the calendar turns to 2017. Show More Summary

The Twelve Days of Setsmas - Day 4: Bubba Roof

SOThe past two days of Setsmas were postponed on account of work.This annoyed the frustrated perfectionist in me and I almost cancelled Christmas but I had a day off to myself and thought better of itnow I am just going to post twelve...Show More Summary

Favorite Card of 2016 - Andrew Benintendi Topps Now #385

There may be a nonzero chance the image of Benintendi robbing a batter of a home run is re-used in a big league card in 2017 - but at the very least this was the first card to use this 'awesome outfield action' image and I had to wait only a month or so after the highlight for a card to be created, printed and be sent out. Show More Summary

The Twelve Days of Setmas - Day Three: Hoopy Froods

Augh!I did real life stuff all day instead of writing blog posts!I don't know what set to upload!Where are my scans?!?Everything's ruined!I'm gonna be late!AAAAaahhhhhhhhhh! DON'T PANIC 1994 Cardz The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy I might have posted this before, but what the hell, here it is again(?). Show More Summary

Contest Reminder!

Don't forget to sign up for the Bowl Pick 'Em Contest. #collect Time is running out! If you haven't already, check out this post and sign up for the contest before the games start (in less than 48 hours.) Don't forget to make your Belk pick as well. Show More Summary


Quick post today, short on time this busy holiday season. Since I don't have much prepared here's a scan of a pretty iconic card that I picked up back in July...of 2015! Yes, it truly does take me forever sometimes to get around to posting things. Show More Summary

The Twelve Days of Setsmas - Day 2: Buzzz

Two posts in a row holy shiiiiiFun fact about Uncle Junkie... those of you who follow me on the twittahs know I am a Jawja Bulldawg fan woof woof woof woof woof.BUT, when I was a wee little Junkling I was actually a bigger fan of Georgia Tech. Show More Summary

The Twelve Days Of Setsmas - Day 1: Spooooky

Ha Ha!I ATEN'T DEADI smell pretty funky, but the blog still lives!In the past, I've done a Twelve Days of Cardmas series where I play off the holiday song and post 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 cards over twelve days. This is a painstaking...Show More Summary

2016 Bowman Draft jumbo pack recap

I'm sure it makes sense for those who bust this stuff heavily, but the $3-$4 single pack of Bowman Draft are no more - there are these 32-card jumbo packs [$13 at my LCS] and there is a super jumbo pack [$45 at my LCS] containing 120 cards with an autograph. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Off the Wall - Part I

Today's round of ten buybacks comes from Shane Katz, proprietor of Off the Wall. Shane reached out to me a while back and let me know that the owner of his local card shop had a pile of buybacks kicking around, and at very reasonable prices no less. Show More Summary

Odds & Ends & Pins

Cards and things from Canada in all shapes and sizes. One of the joys of being a full on team collector is that you get to experience weird and wonderful oddballs that don't necessarily fit everyone's type of collection. In short, if it's got Cardinals on it in some way, it's something I am going to want. Show More Summary

Getting Back on the Horse with a Very Red PWE

Aside from my buyback franken-set project, I've been in a bit of a funk when it comes to collecting the past couple of months. On top of that, I haven't had much time for scanning in cards with the busy holiday season upon us. This combination has left me woefully behind in thanking folks who have sent me cards recently. Show More Summary

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