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Airbrushed Fridays: 2014 Topps #490

2014 was so, so long ago. Who is he? Logan Morrison is a part time outfielder and first baseman who came up in the Marlins system. He was, to my knowledge, the first player to get demoted to the minors for focusing more on Twitter than his game during his time with Florida. Show More Summary

2015 Topps: The Jumbo

A first look at the new year's brand new Topps product. I made a mad dash to Target last night to check and see if the new 2015 Topps Series One had hit the shelves yet, but my plans were derailed. I know this is a common complaint,Show More Summary

2015 Topps Series I Value Pack

I had to get to a Target somewhere to get my initial 2015 Topps fix - I picked up a Value Pack, a 72-card hanger box and a blaster box. I like how the cards look, though the cards maybe condition sensitive - with the colored borders and thin stock. Show More Summary

FIRST TOPPS CARD OF 2015

WHOLLY CARP READABLE MOTHERFLUBBING CARD NUMBERS!!!!1 Ya done good, Topps. Ya done good.

Who Needs 2015 Topps When You've Got a Quarter Box

I swung by Target today to grab a couple of things I needed for an upcoming overnight work trip. I took a look in the card aisle, but 2015 Topps baseball has yet to make it to my neighborhood. That's alright though, I'm getting plenty...Show More Summary

Sorting - doing the nerd work II

As far as getting stuff signed by random baseball players in-person, I'm always going to be one of those 'card guys,' but it's gotten to where not many get signed for the time I put into hoarding them - I dread taking the time to keep...Show More Summary

But Wait... There's More!

The generosity continues. A couple of weeks after Bob Walk The Plank sent me a hit-packed foursome of trading cards, the Pirates fan struck again with three more impressive goodies. I was drooling a bit over a gold sparkly Adam Wainwright card, and lo and behold, it brought some friends along with it. Show More Summary

Sorting - doing the nerd work

I don't know if I can say I was busy with it all of January, but most of what I did with my cards is sort the ones I try to get signed in-person - the cards are arranged by teams, between the MLB guys and the minor leaguers. I try to...Show More Summary

Quick Trades - Night Owl and SCftDS

I'm beginning to get backlogged with trade posts. This is a good problem to have, as it speaks to the generosity of those that share this hobby, but the mess on my desk is starting to get to me. In an effort to catch up, I'm going to hit two small envelopes that arrived over the past week or so in one post. Show More Summary

Just the Hits

2015 Topps is live now. This isn't about that. The next person on the list who participated in my December mini group break is Bob Walk the Plank. Matthew sent just four cards, but they are all of the sort of notoriety that gets you in a top loader and a premium position in my collection. Show More Summary

AIA and IS: birds of a feather?

Al-Queda - ISIS - ISIL, whatever. The rampant Islamic State (IS) has much in common with the present leadership of Archaeology in America. Both are dedicated to the repression of knowledge and the perpetuation of radical ideology. The news this past week reports ransacking of the Mosul Library and the gloating of AIA over the resignation of the St. Show More Summary

First Baseball Card Pack of 2015!

2015 baseball is LIVE! Packs are in hand! Woooooo!!! It's finally here!no, not that Topps stuff, 2015 Phungo Cards!!! I've done this joke 100 times before but I don't care! YOLO motherscratchers!!! Let's open up my pack! First card of the year: Jimmy Rollins, pack cover boy and 2014 Clemente Award winner. Show More Summary

One Card Post - Gronk!

What: 2010 Topps #148 - Rob Gronkowski RC Where: COMCHow Much?: $.55Why?: I don't collect football cards, because baseball and hockey alone are more than enough to keep me busy. I do enjoy watching NFL football though, and thanks toShow More Summary

Signature Sundays - Alfonso Soriano

Not much time for blogging, busy weekend with the Super Bowl tonight and preparing for more snow (maybe a foot or so) here in New England. So, I'm sort of mailing it in this week with an autograph I picked up recently towards my new Norwich Navigators minor league baseball collection. Show More Summary

1991 Stadium Club Series 2

It's still snowing, so I'm opening this pack that's been sitting around for a few years.Let’s tear in.Top to Bottom:518 Terry Steinbach341 Kent Mercker399 Mark McGwire539 Rob Deer524 Alfredo Griffin541 Mike Sharperson438 Randy Velarde342 Ken Griffey (Love getting a look at Griffey's rookie here. Show More Summary

Random mail day - Josh Hamilton

Picking up anything picturing him is kind of a downer because he's not the same player he was as a Texas Ranger - it's kind of like picking up a Vernon Wells card when he was stinking it up as Angel. Still, I picked up this 2014 Topps...Show More Summary

Where's Waldo?

http://pasttimesandpresnttensions.blogspot.com/2015/01/beyond-fringe-archaeology-part-twelve.html John Hooker, always inspiring and provocative, has outdone himself in today's blog. In part twelve of his series speaking to the discipline...Show More Summary

Stadium Club - The Finale

Time to get to the final mini box from my hobby box of 2014 Topps Stadium Club baseball. 6 packs per mini box, 5 cards per pack. As with the first two mini boxes I've scanned all 30 cards... My first Jose Abreu card! My first card of George Springer as well, who swatted 20 HR in 78 games played for Houston last season. Show More Summary

Airbrushed Fridays: 1978 Topps #501

Big thanks to GCRL for today's selection. Who is he? The venerable Dave Roberts is back for another feature here at Cards on Cards. Roberts had a solid 11 year career as a big league starter, Roberts pitched for 8 different teams, and is notable for being one of the best Jewish pitchers of all-time. Show More Summary

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