All Blogs / Hobbies / Collecting / Popular

Signature Sundays - Cracker Jack Kevin Millar

I missed out on the card show today, looks as though my drought will extend past 6 months. That's alright though, I sort of view eBay as my 24x7, worldwide card show. In fact, today's card is a recent win that showed up in my mailbox yesterday morning! This is definitely one of my favorite autographs I've picked up so far in 2015. Show More Summary

Kushano-Sasanian coins are kind of interesting

Last week I posted on import restrictions on Roman coins. That post got 13 replies -- a much higher volume than my usual posts. Looking over my earlier posts, I see 16 posts that received zero comments and then one on import restrictions on Egyptian coins that somehow got 12 replies. Show More Summary

2014 Topps Series 2

More from the repack box.Let's tear in.Top to Bottom:540 Ike Davis458 Vinnie Pestano468 Wilin Rosario FS (I've noticed that Topps has been much more liberal with the Future Stars imprint as of late. Not everybody is a B.J. Surhoff, guys.)645...Show More Summary

2013 Bowman Platinum

The theme of this pack of cards is "What's the Point?" I picked it up inside a $7.99 Fairfield repack box on Friday after work. The reason I was at Target was to pick up a birthday present for my daughter to give to a kid whose party was today. Show More Summary

False patinas

In Classical Deception (page 54) Wayne Sayles mentions the excellent patinas on Sicilian fake coins starting in the 1990s. After his book was published I noticed copies of the coin Sayles used as an example appearing in the printed catalogs of several dealers. Show More Summary

America the Beautiful Quarters 2015 Silver Proof Set

Struck in 90% silver, the new 2015 America The Beautiful Quarters® Silver Proof Set is a beautiful addition to any collection. This proof set of all five 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters is a must-have in any coin collection. The proof coin set comes in special packaging with quarters encased in a protective lens you’ll […]

2015 Topps Opening Day blaster recap

Even though there are a handful of fun inserts I should be eating up - for me, Opening Day is kind of just exist as sort of filler. Many of the cards came fresh out of the packs with the corners smashed - I guess I get what I pay for, but it's a waste of a cheap and fun break if I have to send more than half of the cards back to Topps. Show More Summary

Friday Scan Folder Backlog, Featuring Bobby Orr!

It's been a very long week. I don't have the energy or time for any type of well-thought-out post, so instead here's some backlog from my folder of scanned cards waiting to be cropped and added to my collection on Zistle... First up,...Show More Summary

U.S. Mint Celebrates Women’s History Month

Women?s History Month is celebrated annually in March and highlights the contributions of women in our nation?s history and contemporary society. The United States Mint has honored these contributions with an array of products. From the First Spouse Gold Coins to the Rosa Parks Bronze Medal, recognizing courage in the battle for civil rights, to […]

One Card Post - Heads Up Bench

What: 2007 Upper Deck Goudey #273 - Johnny Bench Heads Up SP Where: COMCHow Much?: $1.02Why?: The 2007 Goudey set was actually the one that got me back into collecting cards. Picked up a blaster on a whim about 8 years ago now and absolutely loved the cards. Show More Summary


Vince Coleman is disappointed with me. The stacks of cards are growing all over my living space. I need to do some spring cleaning soon as well as catch up on my blog. This will hopefully be a start, as I'm going to take a look at a few cards I received from Tracy's Box Breaks from... Show More Summary

American collectors should comment on the pending renewal of the MOU with Italy

Under Italian law, all antiquities must be registered with the government. Newly found antiquities belong to the government. So if Italians are digging a well and find some old coins, they must surrender them to the police. Under USShow More Summary

Another Hockey Grab Bag

The NHL playoffs draw closer by the day. It's a great time of year to be a hockey fan, and it also seems like the perfect time of year to enjoy another $1 hockey card grab bag picked up at a local hobby shop. I've posted a couple of these before, there's a lot of content for the low price of a dollar. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Kyle Kubitza

I don't know much about Kubitza except the Angels picked him up during the offseason - I got him to sign a couple of cards in the Arizona Fall League a few years ago, so his autograph is already in the collection if he plays in a game for the Angels at some point. Show More Summary

March Radness Reminder

Just a reminder, guys, but time is running out to make your selections for this year's Radness! You've got until the crack of dawn Thursday morning, essentially, to make all your picks. Unlike the football thing, all the picks need to be made now and locked in. Go forth and prognosticate!


Here are some pictures of baseball cards for you to enjoy. As we continue on with the packages I received as a result of December's mini group break, long time trade partner and friend of the blog Garvey Cey Russell Lopes (or GCRL if...Show More Summary

One Card Post - Atomic Youkilis

What: 2011 Topps Chrome Atomic Refractor #90 - Kevin Youkilis (#'d /225) Where: COMCHow Much?: $.89Why?: As I've confessed here before, I'm a slave to anything shiny. The atomic refractors from Topps Chrome have to be some of the nicest refractors I've ever laid eyes on. Show More Summary

2015 Topps WWE

Over the last couple of years, I've slowly gotten back into WWE wrestling. I think it's the unique type of fandom that the sport demands that has made it attractive to me. A combination of scripted drama with the possibility of actual...Show More Summary

Signature Sundays - A Steal on a Subban!

I'm not a sports fan who despises players on rival teams. So, while I'm a die-hard Red Sox fan, I don't hate the Yankees. I root against them, particularly when they are facing Boston, but I have a ton of respect for the success of their franchise and for all the amazing players who have called the Bronx home over the decades. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Kris Bryant

With the crazy hype surrounding his spring training home run barrage, I'm glad I got him a few years ago - when I actually got him, he had probably shortened up his autograph already, but the recent graphs he has given out in-person just look real sloppy.

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC