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The Spirit of Giving

I don't know if it's just me (I don't think it is), but it seems as though the online card collecting community was even more giving than normal this holiday season. There have been numerous times over the past month where I finally got caught up on trade posts, only to be inundated with a flood of new packages in my mailbox the very next week. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Miguel Sano

I picked up a 2013 Onyx Platinum Prospects Triple Threat autographed card for $5 - watching Sano hit is fun and hopefully there is no sophomore slump suffered by this imposing young slugger.

Christmas McDavid!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all had some time to relax with friends and family today. My wife is laid up sick, but I was able to spend the first half of my day with family at least, which was great. Most importantly, everyone was happy and healthy (except my wife!) and able to gather in one place, which I'm very grateful for. Show More Summary

On the Twelfth Day of Cardmas...

I finished this dumb post! TWELVE GOONY GUNNERS ELEVEN RANDOM ROOKIES TEN LOONY LEONARDS NINE BARVEY AUTOS EIGHT PERFECT CORNERS SEVEN SKEERY MONSTERS SIX STAR WARS CARDS FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE SAAAAAAAAADDESSSSST CAAAAAAAARDS AAAAAAH SCARY GRADED CARD COFFIN THING THREE BAD DUDES TWO RUINED CARDS AND THE GREATEST STICKER SET IN HISTORYYYYYYYYYYYY yAY cHrISTMAS!

Airbrushed Classics: Ray Fontenot

This still creeps me out, man. One of the most ridiculous airbrushed cards of all-time still haunts me. Take a look back at the first Airbrushed Fridays post from way back in 2009. Imagine this guy in his fake red hat, sliding down your chimney and putting a few presents under your tree. Merry Christmas?

Featured autographs - J.O. Berrios

I picked up a couple of autographs featuring the top pitching prospect [currently #20 among MLB.com's Top 100] from the Minnesota Twins - I'm looking to hold onto these cards for at least the next few years and at least not have to worry about getting Berrios' autograph if he turns out to be a pitching star.

Quarter Box Quartet - I'll Never Be Focused

Happy Holidays everyone! Like many, I'm entirely preoccupied with holiday preparations (Christmas for me), and don't have much time for cards this week. So, in lieu of something more thought out or time consuming, here's yet anotherShow More Summary

Happy Festivus!

In lieu of a post, a donation has been made in your name to the Jose Fund: Money for Sluggers and yes this is a real frickin' card and it is AMAZING one big Cardmas post will be done tomorrow...ish. Any grievances can be left down below.AND BOY DO I HAVE SOME

1969 Topps Aurelio Rodriguez #653

I picked this card up for about a dollar as another vintage card 'curiosity' to put away - I've never really considered owning the card, but I've seen over the years, so I wondered if I could randomly add a copy of the 'quirky, oddball' card to my collection. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Laffit Pincay

I picked up this 2013 Panini Golden Age Historic autograph card of jockey legend Laffit Pincay for about $3 - I remember when a buddy would tell me about going out for Pincay's autograph and I'd be rolling my eyes because I didn't see him as a mainstream athlete. Show More Summary

One Card Post - Kane & The Cup

What: 2013-14 Upper Deck Canvas - #C50 - Patrick KaneWhere: SportlotsHow Much?: $1.45 ($.75 plus $.70 shipping)Why?: The Upper Deck Canvas inserts produce some of the most unique photos year in and year out as far as hockey cards go....Show More Summary

1973 O-Pee-Chee Pat Corrales #542

I've heard about this card is passing, though perhaps it was a comment from a Night Owl Cards blog post that gave me a new perspective on the card - the comment links to a YouTube upload of a Ferguson Jenkins documentary where the actual play at the plate happens, with Jenkins being the incoming baserunner who runs over Corrales. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Mike Scott

I picked a certified autograph of the former Houston Astros pitcher and 1986 National League Cy Young Award winner for $4 - I knew Scott mostly as a junk wax guy, but the pitcher had a five-year run as an ace quality pitcher with the Astros in the mid 1980s before injuries presumably led to his retirement.

On the Eighth Day of Cardmas...

I skipped another post... EIGHT PERFECT CORNERS if that doesn't float your boat, here's Joy of a Completed Page with EIGHT cards SEVEN SKEERY MONSTERS still not as scary as the KoufaxAnd all that other stuff!.(uploading all those pics starts to be a pain after the sixth day of Christmas)

COMC Black Friday Goods

Now that I've gotten caught up on showing my haul from the Black Friday card show I attended, it's time to look at some of the other cards I picked up on Black Friday weekend via the biggest sale of the year over at COMC. Whenever I had a few minutes free over that long holiday weekend, I'd sit with the iPad and cruise around for deals. Show More Summary

LaMarry Christmas! Greetings from the Card Blogs

Just when I thought I was caught up on card packages, I received an incredible six trade packages in the mail just this past week. Folks who enjoy this hobby sure are generous. Let's see some of the goods! First off, I received one of the most creative cards I've ever received from Gavin of Baseball Card Breakdown. Show More Summary

Award winner adds - Rookies of the Year

2011 TRISTAR Obak Autographs Red Don Schwall #A40 - I picked up a certified autograph of the 1961 American League ROY with the Boston Red Sox. Maybe the bat swatch looks kind of blemished, but for about $3 - I grabbed this otherwise nice looking relic card of the 1962 American League ROY. Show More Summary

Imitations of the bronze coinage of Pontos

Some time around 95 BC Mithridates the Great ordered a massive emission of bronze coins depicting on aegis of Athena with the Medusa's head at the center to be struck at seven of his mints in ancient Pontus on the Southern coast of the Black Sea. Show More Summary

On the Sixth Day of Cardmas...

Kashyyyk force utini... SIX STAR WARS CARDS i got my tickets hghlgkjgbvakhjfdfbgjhafghjkafgafdkjg FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE SAAAAAAAAAAAAADESTTT CAAAAAAAAAAAARDS FOUR GRADED KOUFAX THREE TOUGH DUDES TWO RUINED CARDS and THE GREATEST STICKER SET IN HISTORY LEAVE SPOILERS IN THE COMMENTS SO WE CAN ALL INFLICT VOODOO CURSES UPON YOU!

Dave Parker game-used material card

I've got some Parker cards in hand though not one picturing him in his prime with the Pittsburgh Pirates, a team he won the National League MVP with in 1978 - to fill a hole in my award winners collection, I picked up a Parker 2012 Panini Golden Age Museum Age Authentic Collection material card for $2. Show More Summary

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