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I get self-conscious about collecting when it's mostly a solitary activity for me to hoard cardboard - I have to find ways to keep baseball cards a 'thing' so I can kind of feel like I still have some sort of purpose and not just some kook. Show More Summary

Signature Sundays - New York, New York!

This past week I had to travel to New York City for a couple of days to complete a project for work. It was hectic, and stressful, but all went well. To pat myself on the back for a job well done, I even managed to find 10 minutes of free time on my way to Penn Station for my return trip to stop by a card shop I know of near our office. Show More Summary

Bucs for Sox

Recently I exchanged cards with a brand new trading partner, Mark of Battlin' Bucs. I've been enjoying his blog for a while now, so when I realized I had quite a few Pirates cards occupying space in my trade box I looked him up. I'mShow More Summary

More 2015 Donruss pack breaks - x4

It's nice to pull any autograph from loose packs and while the retired player shown is not exactly the type of guy I'd associate with a 2015 baseball card product - it's a card I can add to my award winners collection, since Horner was the 1978 National League Rookie of the Year. Show More Summary

Homestead National Monument of America 2015 Quarter, 3-Coin Set

The 2015 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Homestead National Monument of America features one uncirculated quarter from the United States Mint at Philadelphia, one uncirculated quarter from the United States Mint at Denver and one proof quarter from the United States Mint at San Francisco. This set – featuring coins […]

Airbrushed Fridays: 2014 Topps #506

He was more of an idea than an actual physical presence on the field. Who is he? Rafael Furcal is a 3-time All-Star shortstop who could hit and field. He was absolutely one of the league's best at his position in his time with Atlanta, the team that signed him out of the Dominican Republic and raised him. Show More Summary

2015 Donruss Yasmani Tomas Preferred

I guess I've been on sort of a Donruss kick - the base cards are bland and seem like filler, but the parallels and inserts give the product a little bit of life. If Tomas plays, he'll have his share of cards, ones that will actuallyShow More Summary

Red Sox Collection - '87 ProCards Paw Sox Team Set

Recently I picked up a 1987 ProCards Pawtucket Red Sox team set on eBay. Why? I guess just because it was a cheap ($1.99 plus a buck for shipping) opportunity to add nearly 30 new cards to my Red Sox collection. Some players in the set, like John Marzano here, are names I recognized. Show More Summary

Spring Cleaning is Coming

I need to get rid of cards. Plus, a trade post. Why not? I'm a team collector who has made the unfortunate dabble into collecting sets on occasion. Because of this, I have a lot of doubles and triples that I have absolutely no use for. Show More Summary

Upper Deck finds

At my LCS, I rummaged and dug through two monster boxes consisting of 1989 Upper Deck and 1993 cards [from a few brands including Donruss and Upper Deck] - I grabbed a bunch of cards that fit a number of mini-collection themes and in all, I had at least 120 cards I wanted to take home. Show More Summary

Harry S. Truman 2015 One Dollar Coin Cover

This $1 Coin Cover features two coins from the first day of production at both Philadelphia and Denver U.S. Mint facilities. Quantity is limited to 15,000, so order your 2015 Harry S. Truman One Dollar Coin Cover while supplies last. Buy It Now Image/Copy: U.S. Mint

Heritage & Ginter - Collector Favorites

I have a feeling if you polled 100 baseball card collectors on what their favorite set to collect is each year outside of Topps flagship, Heritage and Allen & Ginter would be right near the top of the list. Well it just so happens that this past week I received packages of both from some kind bloggers. Show More Summary

2015 Donruss Dominator Joc Pederson #23

This doesn't really fit into my collection but I picked up to complement a 2012 Bowman Chrome autograph I pulled several years ago - even though the card is unlicensed, it's nice and shiny. Turning it over though, I see one big mistake - the highlights listed are not about Pederson at all, but Kennys Vargas of the Minnesota Twins.

Regional collecting

My team is the Angels and while I may say I'm interested in a number of non-Angels players like everyone else - I'm a one-team guy when it comes to collecting. As is, I'm probably stuck to loose Angels inserts and base I may end up with...Show More Summary

One Card Post - Batter Bafflers

What: 1959 Topps #346 - Batter Bafflers Where: COMCHow Much?: $1.28Why?: A new card for my slowly building 1959 Topps set, and a new card for my Red Sox collection. The definition of killing two birds with one stone. Aside from that I absolutely love the combo cards from the '50s and '60s Topps sets. Show More Summary

2015 Donruss Jimmy Rollins #136

I was leafing through some 2015 Donruss base cards and found this Jimmy Rollins - he is sort of depicted as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball club and actually has him hitting at Dodger Stadium even though he hasn't played one single game there as a Dodger. Show More Summary

March Radness Update and Factory Set Exclusives

It only took a few hours for all the brackets to bust. Here's a quick contest update. After a very destructive first day and a few other surprises, only a few of you actually lost your champion after the first week of games. I suppose that's not bad. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Courtney Hawkins

Hawkins still has holes in his swing but with his power potential, should find himself in the major leagues eventually - the outfielder had a fine spring with the Chicago White Sox and things maybe looking up. I wasn't sure about his...Show More Summary

My First Group Trade

Recently I participated in my very first "group trade", held by Brian over at Highly Subjective and Completely Arbitrary. The concept was an interesting one. Like myself, Brian has some pretty large gaps in his collection between the years 1995 and 2005. Show More Summary

2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollar

The United States Mint is proud to offer the 2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollar, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the March of Dimes Foundation. Offered in both a proof and an uncirculated finish, the obverse (heads) features a profile view of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dr. Jonas Salk, two leaders […]

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