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Quick Rip - Two More Packs of OPC Baseball

Why not rip a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee baseball while I watch this horrific Patriots/Jets game. I knew I should have stuck with Bruins/Canadiens... 6 cards per pack, here's the first... Awesome card, my favorite photo in the pack right out of the gate. Show More Summary

NGC Strikes Out with MLB

Fans of coins encased in plastic with special labels who also are baseball fans must be ecstatic that Fans of coins encased in plastic with special labels who also are baseball fans must be ecstatic that Numismatic Guarantee Corporation and Major League Baseball agreed to an exclusive deal that will allow NGC to reproduce team [...]

2014 Topps Heritage Minors two pack break

Pack one #41 Josh Bell #35 Chris Stratton #27 Mike Foltynewicz #11 Trevor Story #FB-MF Maikel Franco - Baseball Flashbacks insert #187 Tanner Rahier #196 Justin Nicolino #42 Brian Goodwin #158 Jake Westbrook Pack two #18 Max Fried #65...Show More Summary

Good Luck Ducks, Week 9: California Bound

The valley's gonna cure your every ill. Oregon travels south to the Bay Area for their first ever visit to Levi's Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers as well as a college football team known as the California Golden Bears. While it's nowhere near the Berkeley campus, and there's a World Series game going in town, well... Show More Summary

Airbrushed Fridays: 1976 Topps Traded #58T

I've almost exhausted all of the '70s airbrushed cards I own. I should do something about this. Who is he? Ron Reed was a pitcher with a short name and a long career. Debuting with Atlanta in 1966, Reed earned All-Star honors in 1968 and won his first and only World Series title in 1980. Show More Summary

I like to hoard assorted cardboard II

Last week, I impusively bought a box of 2014 Topps Stadium Club - I should have waited until this week, when a row of the base cards were in a 3,200 count box, waiting to be poached at my LCS. 1982 Topps Dave Bergman #498 1982 ToppsShow More Summary

I like to hoard assorted cardboard

I picked up 110 assorted cards in a card shop's '8 for $1' monster boxes - I'd made one other trip to this card shop and was bored because I saw the cards were a little older [from the late 2000's]. From what I heard is the card shop...Show More Summary

Stadium Club is Okay, I Guess

An extremely myopic view of the latest Topps revival. After reading a lot of rather negative things on the Twitter about this year's Topps Stadium Club release, I was expecting an envelope full of turds and razorblades when I won a couple of Listia auctions featuring these new cards. Show More Summary

2014 Topps Update blaster recap

Commemorative patch card #WSP-RF Rollie Fingers - manufactured 1974 World Series patch; I can't complain about these cards when they are pretty sharp.Pack one#US-296 Tyler Moore#US-46 Jake Marisnick#US-84 Brandon Maurer - Red Hot Foil...Show More Summary

"...the scholars said."

The international media has long been challenged in its ability to print the truth, whole truth and nothing but the truth, but a new pinnacle of absurdity has been achieved in a so-called news report on "RT News". The report plays on public ignorance and seeks to inflame reader passions with outrageous claims about cultural property looting in Syria. Show More Summary

Good Luck Ducks, Week 8: A Decade of Dominance

After a rebound win, Oregon faces their bitter rivals to the north. Admittedly, I was pretty down on the Ducks last week going into the UCLA game. Jake Fisher returned to the offensive line and made a huge difference, as Marcus Mariota was no longer sacked every other play and the Ducks grabbed a comfortable lead on unfriendly turf. Show More Summary

Re-packs aren't always winners...

Before I head in for a long day and night at work, let's take a look at a couple more packs that came from one of these 20 packs for 20 bucks discount boxes... First up is 2012 Gypsy Queen, weighing in at a measly 6 cards... I'm notShow More Summary

2014 Topps Update Value Pack recap

I wanted to get my initial fix out of the way, so I impulsively grabbed a blaster box and a value pack about a week ago - not that it matters, but this pack configuration was 36 cards in single hanger pack as opposed to a two section rack pack. Show More Summary

United States Mint | Come See Our New Look!

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Airbrushed Fridays: 2007 Topps Updates and Highlights #UH27

It's the first of four consecutive days without baseball. Thanks, Giants. Who is he? Yusmeiro Petit is most currently known as the NL Pennant winning Giants safety valve. The Venezuelan came up as a starting pitcher, but has had little success at it in any of his three stops. Show More Summary

A Royal Bargain

I like to think that I do an okay job of sticking to my goals and keeping on track without straying too much in my collecting. Every so often though I stumble across something that doesn't really fit but I just have to have, either because it's an interesting piece, or just too good a bargain to pass up. Show More Summary

Assorted card shop pick ups

Wasn't as geeked up digging around a particular card shop I can only really visit maybe a few times in the fall - but found some loose odds and ends to put away in my pocket. I paid $5 for a 2014 Panini Prizm Evan Longoria #65 - serial #'d 10/42; maybe a $1-$3 card on eBay but I suppose adding s/h costs even things out. Show More Summary

2014 Presidential $1 Four-Coin Set

  The 2014 Presidential $1 Four-Coin Set produced at the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver has coins with a circulating finish that have never been placed into circulation. They have large, dramatic artwork and edge-incused inscriptions of the year, E PLURIBUS UNUM and the mint mark. Each obverse (heads) shows the name […]

I'm beat...and so are these cards

Today was incredibly stressful and long, I'm out of gas but did want to at least post something. Here are three well-loved 1959 Topps baseball cards I picked up a while back at the local hobby shop... Not the HOF Earl Averill, this would be his son Earl Jr. Show More Summary

2014 Topps Series I Trout jumbo pack recap

During a week long sojourn in Arizona, my buddy and I stopped at a Surprise Walmart - when I saw there were 2014 Topps Series I jumbo packs still hanging up at the trading card section, I dug around to see if there was one marked with an exclusive Mike Trout card inside. Show More Summary

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