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A shout-out to an outgoing great - Kobe

With Kobe Bryant's career spanning through the entirety of my adult life up through this point, he was a pretty big deal - when he was making improbable shots on the court a reality, when he was winning championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and had built up this persona of a world beater who was relentless in his chose profession. Show More Summary

One Card Post - 44 Years Young

What: 2013-14 Panini Prizm #308 - Jaromir Jagr - Cracked Ice ParallelWhere: SportlotsHow Much?: $3.00Why?: For a fan of shiny cards like myself, these Prizm Cracked Ice cards are just awesome. They're basically Panini's answer to the Atomic Refractors from Topps, and look infinitely cooler than the standard Prizm cards. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Nomar Mazara

I didn't know much about Mazara besides the fact that he was a high profile international signing back in 2012 - as far as I knew, for the past four years, Mazara was just another prospect who was putting his time in the minors. However the 20-year old was called up and made his MLB debut against the Angels on Apr. Show More Summary

Donruss Wantlists

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One Card Post - Tom Terrific

What: 2011 Topps Update #US85 - Tom Seaver - Legends VariationWhere: COMCHow Much?: $1.25Why?: I'm totally addicted to these Topps Legends variations, and I miss having them in the flagship set though I understand they had kind of run their course after a few years. Show More Summary

Cards with Integrity

A solid trade package arrives. True story: I actually own a cracked bat. It's Chris Denorfia's bat, in fact. I've told the story before, but another fringe major leaguer lost the grip on his bat during a game in the waning moments of the last incarnation of the Portland Beavers AAA franchise. Show More Summary

Up-and-Comers On the Cheap - Robby Fabbri

People who don't follow NHL hockey too closely may not realize it, but there are plenty of impressive young players in today's game whose last names aren't McDavid or Eichel. Maybe it's just because I'm following the game even more closely...Show More Summary

Cards from the Bayou

A huge haul from @Teejnola includes another player I had to Google. My mailbox has been full of great stuff from Junkies lately. Unlike other junkies I'm familiar with, The Junior Junkie probably didn't have to dig through the reycling bins and scraps at the local construction site to find things of value for this deal. Show More Summary

One Card Post - Snow Camo Mookie

What: 2015 Topps #389 - Mookie Betts - Snow Camo Parallel #'d /99) Where: COMCHow Much?: $4.25Why?: Xander Bogaerts wasn't the only up-and-coming Red Sox star I was on the lookout for new cards of this past winter. After an impressive...Show More Summary

A Baseball Card Pick-Me-Up

For the second straight year the Boston Bruins executed a pretty epic choke-job down the home stretch of the regular season, and for the second straight year there won't be any playoff hockey in Boston. Thankfully baseball season isShow More Summary

Featured autograph - Ross Stripling

The 26-year old righty made his MLB debut Friday night and threw 7.1 hitless innings against the San Francisco Giants - there was a kerfuffle whether he should have been left in to preserve a lead, but he was pulled and the Giants tied the game on a 2-run home run. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Trevor Story

With at least 3 home runs in his first three MLB games - it will be hard to move the Colorado Rockies shortstop if and when Jose Reyes is ready to play. If Story continues to play well further into the season, how are the Rockies going...Show More Summary

One Card Post - Reigning AL ROY Off to a Hot Start!

What: 2015 Bowman Prospects Blue Wave Refractor #BCP41 - Carlos Correa Where: COMCHow Much?: $10.75Why?: Like many baseball fans, I was captivated by the potential shown by Astros shortstop Carlos Correa in his Rookie of the Year campaign last season. Show More Summary

Pack Rip - 2014 Topps MLS Soccer

I learned when placing my recent order with Dave & Adam's Card World that I was eligible for a free add-on prize! Sounded great until I saw what my options were. I guess high rollers like me who are buying $12 in loose Score hockey packs,...Show More Summary

2012 Hudson Valley Joey Rickard

I dug up the first professional card of the Rule 5 draft pick who made the Baltimore Orioles Opening Day roster as their starter in left field - I'm poring over Rickard's Baseball Reference page to see if I could figure out where he came from and what he might be capable of as a big leaguer. Show More Summary

March Loot

The latest @thelootlocker installment came with a big hit. I'm going with an abbreviated version this time around as two of the packs of my latest Loot Locker were my first two 2016 Topps Heritage packs. I always make it a point to collect this set, so I'm sure I'll have plenty of ink to spill (or keys to smack) about it as the year goes on. Show More Summary

Opening Day Trade Package - Round 2!

Yesterday I posted a trade package to celebrate the first Red Sox game of the season. Unfortunately, thanks to Mother Nature, that game did not take place. Today they finally played game number one though, so let's try this again! Today's...Show More Summary

TTM autographs received: Aaron Nola

The Philadelphia Phillies pitcher signed my two cards in black ink - I mailed this out in early February and got it back on Opening Day. There doesn't seem much to Nola's autograph, though I'm glad I got my request back sooner than later - the 22-year old looks to be the ace of a rebuilding Phillies team.

Results, Results, Results

Did you win? Did I? Contest results and Group Break results from @allstarboxbreak March Radness is over! It's April already and it's probably already time to go out and mow your lawn. Villanova dropped North Carolina on a buzzer beater tonight, and now there are prizes to be distributed.In 1st Place was reader Danny L. Show More Summary

Opening Day Trade Package!

The Red Sox will be kicking off their 2016 season in just a few short hours with a 4:10pm EST start time against the Cleveland Indians. Seems like the perfect day to post the contents of an all-Red Sox trade package I received a while back from Jeff at Wish They Still Came With Bubblegum. Show More Summary

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