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Buyback Franken-set: Housekeeping

Before I get back to the giant lot of 2017 Rediscover Topps buybacks I recently picked up, I've got some housekeeping to do with a small stack of ten buybacks that have been floating around on my card desk for at least few weeks now....Show More Summary

We Have a Winner!

It was a close one. I want to extend a hearty congratulations to P00PSH00TER, who wins the big March Radness prize in a tiebreaker over akquillen (from the Tomahawk Chop blog). Yes, we knew the day was inevitable when I'd eventually have to spell out the name P00PSH00TER on this blog again, and that day is here. Show More Summary

An Opening Day Hero & Other Miscellany

Yesterday I rushed home from work to catch the Red Sox Opening Day game. It was a 2pm start, which meant trying to avoid any spoilers while at work and catching the game on my DVR. Thankfully I was able to do just that, but before IShow More Summary

2017 Topps Gypsy Queen value pack

I like how Topps has used different color schemes to make the Gypsy Queen name plate on the front pop a little bit more - at first glance, I thought the fronts were a little too cluttered but these cards look so much better than last year’s version. Show More Summary

The Angels, In Order odds and ends

No matter how big or small, it's fun getting a random group of cards in the mail from a fellow collector - especially when the cards are focused towards my mini-collections. These were sort of, kind of new1992 Upper Deck Billy Ripken...Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Charlie Hustle Edition

After taking the weekend off from the buyback franken-set project, let's jump back in. Today's post contains the final 13 cards from a lot of 2015 Topps buybacks I've been slowly plodding through... 1975 Topps #293 - Dick Sharon Dick Sharon gets us started with a colorful '75 Topps buyback. Show More Summary

Signature Sundays - Beautiful Blue Bogaerts!

Opening Day is finally here! While my local team, the Boston Red Sox, don't take the field for a game that counts until tomorrow, the Cubs and Cardinals are going to get things started later tonight.To celebrate the occasion, here'sShow More Summary

Ruth, Gehrig & Everything in Between - A COMC Blaster

Just a quick "virtual blaster" tonight, courtesy of my favorite hobby site on the web, COMC. Let's see what $20 in Paypal credit landed me this time around, starting with the Babe Ruth above. Still plugging away at 2007 Goudey, the set that got me back into collecting a decade ago now. Show More Summary

TTM autographs received: Burke Waldron

The 93-year old WWII veteran who threw out the first pitch before a Seattle Mariners game in 2016 signed my two cards in blue ink [one personalized] in about a couple of weeks - Waldron also sent a two-page note and sent a small info card for the Latter-day Saints, with the inscription 'And I'm a 'Mormon' written. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Diving Back Into the Mega-Lot

Let's dive back into the recent mega-lot of 2017 Topps buybacks I picked up and evaluate another batch of ten here for my franken-set... 1977 Topps #553 - Jack Heidemann With hundreds of these to get through I'm gonna speed things up a bit today. Show More Summary

Blazers of Prestige

I bought a slot in a @SCCTradingCards Group Break. I know it's been basketball-heavy around here at Cards on Cards, but I've got just a couple more of these to get off my chest before we head full swing into baseball season. After being...Show More Summary

Pastrnak in Black & Gold!

A couple of years ago now, at the tail end of the 2014-15 NHL season, I picked up my very first O-Pee-Chee Platinum Blue Cubes parallel: The one I landed was the rookie card of David Pastrnak, a very promising 18-year-old (at the time) right wing from the Czech Republic. Show More Summary

Featured autographs - Manny Margot and Hunter Renfroe

I wanted to see how a dual player 2017 Topps Heritage Rookie Stars subset card would look autographed - it's not really a thing where I always seek multiplayer cards out to be inked up because I worry about completion, but I got Margot first [sacrificing my chance to get a set card signed, since he signs one per person], then managed to finish the card up by getting Renfroe.

This Is Cool

I went online shopping. I'm really bad at showing off my online purchases, but then I came across this classic card from the 1980-81 Topps NBA set that just needed to be shown. Kobe Bryant's father and Kareem on the same card! This is a cool card. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Brooks Robinson

With a donation, I was able to get the Hall of Famer's autograph on a couple of his cards - I saw that he started signing TTM again and wanted to see if I could get a response. I remember 15-20 years ago when Robinson would sign through...Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: This Should Keep Me Busy for a While!

This large box appeared in my mailbox late last week, the result of what I consider a pretty epic eBay win. What's inside? Buybacks of course! Check it out: When this auction came up in my daily saved search email alerts I was drooling, as it's one of the largest lots of buybacks I've ever seen listed on the site to date. Show More Summary

A Mystery Card, Reprints & Buybacks from Off the Wall

Last week I received a great bubble mailer stuffed with cards from my friend Shane Katz of Off the Wall. In a relatively small package Shane sure hit on a variety of areas within my collection. Before we get to the rest of the goods though, I need some help with identifying this awesome Yaz card. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - David Dahl

I've wanted an autograph of the Colorado Rockies outfielder for at least the past few years but I've never gotten to see him in-person - I ended up picking up a 2017 Donruss certified autograph for $5 and change and while it's not like...Show More Summary

Signature Sundays - Ron Francis

I've recently started a fun side project of accumulating some autographs from the 1989-90 Topps/O-Pee-Chee hockey releases. This was the first set I ever collected as a kid, so it's always been extra sentimental to me. So far I've picked...Show More Summary

2017 Topps Heritage Mike Trout pick-up

I picked up this Action variation parallel for my Trout PC - because he's gotten to be so prominent with his premium cards going for big money, I’m merely collecting Trout’s cards ‘as is’ as opposed to really caring about whether I pick up any specific card. Show More Summary

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