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2008 was nothing special, at least for the Cardinals. Nearly ten years ago, Upper Deck tried something that'd never been done before, and hasn't been attempted since. They put together a set that included two cards for each game played in the long MLB season, one for each participating team. Show More Summary

Signature Sundays (On a Tuesday) - Cam the Canuck!

Tonight I've got one of my favorite hockey pick-ups so far in 2018 to share with you. I intended to get this post together and published on Sunday but never found the time, so instead you're getting a 'Signature Sundays' post on a Tuesday. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Donnie Moore

I saw this a couple of weeks ago and while a tragic figure, I wanted Moore's autograph for my Angels all-time collection - I settled for a larger sized autograph card [sold by Kruk Cards] since it stood out more than a regular sized card. Show More Summary

Nick Foles: Super Bowl MVP

Congrats to the Eagles, and Philadelphia - if there's anything left of you. Stunning! I don't even know what to say.

Super Big Game Day

#FlyEaglesFly It's hard for me to know now if I've been an Eagles fan since I first played Tecmo Super Bowl, or if it all started when I first gorged myself on $5 boxes of 1990 Pro Set. In any case, somewhere around that time, I declared...Show More Summary

Straight Fire

Coming soon. Can you believe it? It's February already. Pitchers and catchers will be reporting soon (unless they strike.) Weather is already getting warmer (that might not actually be a good thing... we didn't really have a winter here in Portland.) 2018 baseball cards are out! Ehh... Show More Summary

One Card Post - A Houston Aero

What: 1974-75 O-Pee-Chee WHA #59 - Poul Popiel Where: eBayHow Much?: $1.00 (free combined shipping)Why?: Another card that I grabbed during my first cheap eBay order of 2018, taking advantage of free combined shipping. Expanding on the...Show More Summary

Recording provenance in the blockchain

An October 2017 article by Peter B Campbell in The Guardian, “Archaeology and blockchain: a social science data revolution?” discusses using blockchain, the computer technology that ensures Bitcoins are not counterfeited, to record provenance data for antiquities. Show More Summary

A Quick & Dirty 2018 Topps Review

After a long day at work, I had to stop by Target for a few things on the way home, and they had some 2018 Topps baseball in stock. It's been many months since I made a retail purchase so I decided to treat myself. Picked up two of these...Show More Summary

Featured autographs: Cal State Fullerton alumni baseball game

2017 Bowman J.D. Davis #BP 81 2017 Topps Heritage High Numbers Chris Devenski #608 2015 Panini Contenders Thomas Eshelman #90 2017 Bowman Draft Chrome Scott Hurst #BDC-126 - refractor 2012 Topps Allen and Ginter Brett Pill #192 2017 Bowman Draft Chrome Connor Seabold #BDC-77 - refractor

TTM autograph received: Royce Lewis

The No. 1 overall pick last year personalized and signed my two cards in blue ink in about three weeks - I was glad to get this back since he's been pretty consistent about returning mail requests sent to him and I didn't want to miss out if and when he stops doing the TTM thing. Show More Summary

One Card Post - Mistaken Identity

What: 1971-72 O-Pee-Chee #44 - Bob Nevin Where: eBayHow Much?: $1.00 (free combined shipping)Why?: This one came with the Parkhurst Ed Sandford I showed some time back, the seller offered free shipping for any other cards tacked on to the order. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: The March to 1,000

Another day, another ten buybacks evaluated for my franken-set project. I'm not feeling particularly wordy so tonight's post will be somewhat abbreviated comment-wise... 1963 Topps #32 - Tony Gonzalez We start off with what's probably...Show More Summary

Postage Rates are Out of Control

In better news, it looks like someone checked the want list. I've had to restrict my shipping to Canada of late, with the rates to send tiny packages with just a handful of cards from US to Canada threatening to overtake the cost of a decent dinner. Show More Summary

Comments about a fictional HOF ballot

On the heels of the card bloggers fleshing out the players they believe should be Hall of Famers and maybe guys who shouldn't get there this year or ever - here are the 10 players on my 'what if I had a HOF vote' ballot. Likely going...Show More Summary

The Allen & Ginter Motherlode

@cardboardhabit helps me build a set the laziest way possible. Allen & Ginter is a popular set every year, at least with the blogging crew. For that reason, I can always count on someone having a ton of available extras to help me out. Show More Summary

A couple of random shiny cards of minor leaguers

2017 Panini Elite Extra Edition Jose Miguel Fernandez #145 [$1.50 plus $1.00 s/h] - a base card is serial #'d 133/999, this features a Cuban who played at AA last year, then released by the Dodgers and picked up by the Angels this off-season. Show More Summary

One Card Post - Coffey Refractor

What: 1995-96 Topps Finest Refractor #137 - Paul Coffey Where: eBayHow Much?: $2.50 (free shipping)Why?: When I picked up the Parkhurst Ed Sandford I showed off the other day, the seller offered free shipping for any other cards tacked on to the order. Show More Summary


The Eagles are playing in the NFC Championship (is a very strange thing to say). It's shocking how quickly this Philadelphia Eagles team came together. It was 9 years ago that the Eagles were last here, in what would prove to be Donovan McNabb's final game in a Philly uniform. Show More Summary

One Card Post: Sandford Parkie

What: 1954-55 Parkhurst #64 - Ed Sandford Where: eBayHow Much?: $6.00 (plus $1.50 shipping)Why?: It's been a "frugal" start to 2018 for me collecting-wise, which is fine. I've picked up about 60 total cards over the first two and a half...Show More Summary

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