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Caved and Bought a Blaster - O-Pee-Chee Platinum!

Recently I've been in the mood to rip some wax for a change. One product I've been interested to check out in particular is the 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee Platinum hockey set. I've seen a few scans, and even listened to some commentary on the set, and as someone who enjoys a good shiny card I was looking forward to seeing them in hand. Show More Summary

2015 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set

The Definitive Uncirculated Coin Set for Your 2015 Collection MULTI (D)(P) The 2015 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set is a prized addition for any collector. Each 14-coin folder includes uncirculated versions of the following 2015-dated coins: four Presidential $1 Coins from the United States Mint at Philadelphia, five quarters from the America the Beautiful […]

Hockey Cards from Sweden!

A few weeks ago I arrived home to find a padded mailer hanging from my mailbox. It was hanging, rather than being inside the box, because it was rather large; big enough that it could hold full-size magazines without bending or folding them. Show More Summary

Trading with Remember The Astrodome

Remember? The Houston Astros are off to a stellar start this season, their third in the AL West. I still think it's incredibly stupid that they were moved when the Brewers could have been sent back to where they belong, but the move combined with a full scale rebuild has allowed the franchise to forge a new identity. Show More Summary

Salvaging a few Topps cards

1962 Topps Tony Kubek #311 At my LCS there are a few 'newer' shoe storage boxes on display featuring old school / vintage 'beaters' for a buck each - I go through them because the cards were probably part of someone's collection and maybe I can pick up some cards representing a cardboard relic of the past. Show More Summary

2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set

  MULTI •D•P•S• The 2015 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Kisatchie National Forest 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 […]

All-Time Red Sox - Pinky Pittenger

Every so often I plan to post about a random Red Sox player's career with the team. Rather than focusing on the Carl Yastrzemski's and Dustin Pedroia's of the world, I'd like to go a little more obscure, at least at first. And of course, feature some cardboard. Show More Summary

Celebrate the Graduate in Your Life

Give a special gift that encourages them to dream big! Timeless Gifts FOR YOUR NEWLY MINTED GRADUATES Our American Eagle Silver Proof Coin is available in the Congratulations Set as well as classic packaging. Our gold coins include the American Eagle Gold Proof in a range of sizes. Shop Now Image/Copy:  U.S. Mint

Airbrushed Fridays: 2015 Topps Opening Day #179

It's been awhile. Who is he? David Robertson is a modern relief pitcher. He spent his career coming up in the Yankees organization and ascended to the closer role last season. He's always pitched very well, but will likely be relegated to asterisk status as the guy who was the first Yankees closer that wasn't named Mariano in decades. Show More Summary

Canadian Masterpiece

You have to give Canada props on this amazing coin they made back in 2007.  What a dream it would be to own this beauty.   Enjoy!

Oil Can & The Bird - My Favorite Minor League Team Set

I'm one of those collectors that loves a good minor league team set. Something about the obscure team names and uniforms, low quality photography, and seeing the stars before they were stars just works for me. I've picked up a few Red Sox sets in recent months, but one of them stands out above the rest as my personal favorite. Show More Summary

This Week in Plain White Enveloping

Just kidding, these are from March. I don't receive a lot of small little letter-sized envelopes containing baseball cards unless they're from Listia these days, but occasionally it happens. As I'm still catching up with things sent to me from months ago, I thought I'd show off a few cards that arrived in the smallest of packages. Show More Summary

CCPIA: Then and Now

The Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act of 1983 (CCPIA) has been in effect for more than 30 years and was massaged through the legislative process over a 13-year span. The fact that this law has withstood many challenges...Show More Summary

Sinden on the Tube

A while back I was able to pick up my very first card of a man whose name is well-known to hockey fans here in New England. He's a somewhat polarizing and controversial figure with the fans. He never played a single game in the NHL, but he is enshrined in the HOF nonetheless (as a builder). Show More Summary

Harry S. Truman 2015 Presidential One Dollar Coin & First Spouse Medal Set

The First “Power Couple” of 2015 Now Available PHILADELPHIA •P• The 2015 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ – Harry S. Truman includes an uncirculated Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coin and the Bess Truman bronze medal, bearing a likeness of the First Spouse Gold Coin. The coin and medal […]

Freddie Money & 8 Companions from Delaware

Today I've got the contents of yet another PWE from my friend Mark Kaz at This Way to the Clubhouse... Mark certainly didn't disappoint with this latest entry in our ongoing game of PWE ping pong. Staring me right in the face when I opened up the envelope was my very first Freddie Money card! He may never have made it to the Majors, but what a name. Show More Summary

Catch a Wave of Fire

Despite injuries -- some major -- the Cardinals are off to a historic start. For the first time since sometime in the 19th Century, the Cardinals are 19-6. The Cardinals successes on the field typically have been with teams that either squeaked their way into a Wild Card spot or took a Division crown because someone simply had to. Show More Summary

Form CN 22

This is a completed form CN 22. It is supposed to be attached to the outside of international envelopes containing anything other than letters. This one was attached to an envelope which contained an Indian token I won for ?220 (about US$3.46) in an eBay.in auction. Show More Summary

The Ultimate Baseball Card Set - Card #170

It's been a looong while since I did one of these Ultimate Baseball Card Set posts. The idea is to find my favorite card across my entire collection for a given card number. I think I was subconsciously saving some of these for a day...Show More Summary

2015 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin

2015 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin WEST POINT •W• The 2015 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin, struck in 22-karat gold, features a breathtaking design of Liberty. This exquisitely crafted coin is cherished by collectors around the world. Each coin is encapsulated and packaged in a presentation case, accompanied by a Certificate […]

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