This is getting to be a regular feature here, but it's time for the latest PWE from my buddy Mark Kaz of This Way to the Clubhouse. As is the case with our usual back and forth envelopes, I found 9 brand new Red Sox cards inside... I'm among the many who are digging the 2015 Topps flagship set. Show More Summary
Here's what I've accomplished so far. I've polished off the Cardinals base team set for Series One. This is probably the earliest that I've ever managed this, but I also have the fact that there were only something like 10 Cardinals cards (including multi-player cards) in the whole series. Show More Summary
ZOMG!!! I POSTED A VIDEO BREAK!!!
The National Sports Collectors Convention (NSCC) is like a Wesley Willis album. You've heard one song, you've (literally) heard them all. But that doesn't mean they all don't rock.The NSCC is the same way. Year in and year out, you buy your NSCC ticket and know exactly what you're going to get: The World's Greatest Card Show. Show More Summary
Ever since it "streeted" I've been wanting to get my hands on a box or two of 2014 Panini World Cup Prizm. Little did I know that they made a retail version. For the last month I've been trolling the Walmarts and Targets of the Mid-Atlantic region on a quest for the four-pack Hanger Boxes the retail edition was distributed in. Show More Summary
Because FUN IS GOOD!!!
I did it. After holding out for two years, I (willingly) bought 2012 Topps Baseball. As much as I hate the insert bloat, bland design, and intelligence-insulting gimcracks, I just couldn't turn down a good deal; especially on a product...Show More Summary
I ripped open five "packs" of this crap so that you don't have to.
Yeah, I know. Long time, no blog. I guess I owe you an explanation for that. See, I’ve been blogging less and Tweeting more. I figure, if I can get my point across in a series of 140-character Tweets, why wait to post a 500-word blog post. Show More Summary
Cee Angi represents to me the kind of "consumer" Topps ought to be marketing to: a fanatical baseball fan, who used to collect in her early years, went away for a while, and now wants to get back into collecting again. All of which leads...Show More Summary
My New Year's Resolution for 2014 was to blog more. Well, it's February 4th and I'm only getting around to writing my first post now. I know, right? Sue me.To be honest with you, I've been wondering what to do with this thing. As you've...Show More Summary
The Baseball Project is a supergroup of 1980s alt-rock all-stars: R.E.M.'s Peter Buck; Scott McCaughey of The Young Fresh Fellows; Steve Wynn, most notably of Dream Syndicate; and his wife Linda Pitmon.Last April, as a celebration of the over 300,000+ card Jefferson R. Show More Summary
The year was 1998. Crackheads roamed the streets.Roided-up monsters were taking over baseball. And The Hobby Media, compared to where it is today, was in the toilet. That year a certain "Baseball Card Monthly" magazine crowned a company...Show More Summary
Of all people to get Bipped by, I get Bipped by a cut-rate Santa impersonator. Do this mean Bip Wars is back on?
It took me a while to hook-up my old scanner to my dying laptop (the old one, not the new one), but I'm finally ready to show off some of the goodies I got at the NSCC.The anticipation must be killing you, I know. EVERY SINGLE CARD you will see in this post was purchased for a dollar or less. Show More Summary
Blogger's Note: I wrote this a couple of weeks ago and sent it, unsolicited, to a certain website. It was rejected -- I was told it didn't "fit our core audience's needs." Apparently, stories on Star Trek cards and dating advice columns,...Show More Summary
Yeah, yeah. I know, I know. It's been a while since I've done one of these things. Sue me.Anyway, I picked up a box of 2003 Donruss Elite at the NSCC for $55. Here's what I got.SPOILER ALERT: This would have been an awesome box, had I ripped it in 2003. Show More Summary
Yeah, I know. It's been a while since I've done one of these things. Sue me. Look, I'm not knocking Chris or Sooz. But there's only so much content two people can put out in a month; and it's just not worth the $40/year anymore.