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Nothin' But Bangers

A-sides, hit singles, chart toppers, etc. When you deal with Baseball Card Breakdown, you know you're gonna get the good stuff. We completed a trade all the way back in the fall of 2016 involving a George Brett relic that I pulled, as well as some other items in my trade box, and Gavin responded in kind with a whole mess of shiny Cardinals. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Off the Wall - Part II

Let's tackle the next ten buybacks from the great lot sent over by Shane Katz of Off the Wall late last year. If you missed it the first time around, you can check out the first portion of the lot here. For today I grabbed another ten cards off of the pile Shane sent, let's see how we do... Show More Summary

Pesky Yellows

More than seven years after the set's release, I'm still chasing after the 2009-10 Upper Deck Champ's Yellow parallels. With just 100 cards in the set you'd think I'd have knocked this one off by now, but the one-per-box insertion ratio makes these far from easy to come by.Hell, there are still a few cards I swear I've yet to see to this day. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Dean Chance

I was doing a random search on eBay and spotted an autographed 1962 Topps PSA/DNA blue flip 1962 Topps rookie card [sold by Baseball Card Exchange] - Chance’s autographs may not be hard to find but I wasn’t able to secure his autograph before he passed away in 2015. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Ball Four!

1967 Topps #393 - Jim Bouton Because why wouldn't I want the author of the infamous Ball Four in my buyback frankenset? In order to make it in though, it has to get past this card: Hmm... That might have been my easiest decision yet!Franken-set Progress: 261/792 (33%)"Rejected" Buybacks: 72Total Buybacks in Collection: 333

A couple of vintage Angels finds for my PC

I'm trying to build up my regional personal collection bit-by-bit, so picked up a 1964 Topps Bobby Knoop / Bob Lee rookie card #502 - Knoop was a three-time Gold Glove Award winner as the Angels primary second baseman of the 1960s and was named to the Halos' Hall of Fame in 2013. Show More Summary

Contest Results!

I'm gonna need some addresses from a few of you. Before I get into the details, I am going to need the following people to send me an email with your current mailing address: MrHaverkamp Raz Rhubarb_Runner Need More Cardboard Got it? Good. Show More Summary

Box Break - 2016 Stadium Club Premier League

At the height of this past holiday season, just a couple of weeks before Christmas, I learned that Topps had printed up a 2016 Stadium Club Premier League soccer set. As a soccer fan, and a Premier League fan specifically, I was beyond excited to find out this set existed. Show More Summary

A Glance at December's Loot

Another trip to @thelootlocker reveals another hit. Since I knew I wouldn't be receiving any cards as gifts this holiday season (people tend to know better than to do something like that), I purchased myself a gift once again at The Loot Locker. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Last of the Big Lot

Today I finally reach the end of the 113-card buyback lot that was one of two large lots I picked up in 2016. Let's take a look at the final ten cards... 1959 Topps #57 - Al Cicotte Coming out of the gate strong with a nice '59. I immediately...Show More Summary

One Card Post - A Whalers Buyback

What: 2010-11 Upper Deck French 20th Anniversary Buyback #327 - Brad ShawWhere: eBayHow Much?: $2.99 (plus 75 cents shipping)Why?: Here's my latest Upper Deck buyback, a '90-91 that was stamped and included in 2010-11 Upper Deck (French) to commemorate the brand's 20th anniversary. Show More Summary

Random pick-up - Rocky Perone

Back when the team was still kicking, I might have casually followed the Fullerton / Orange County Flyers baseball team [of the independent Golden Baseball League] - I tried looking up one of the standout players [Rich Pohle] on theShow More Summary

RIP Milt Schmidt

Milt Schmidt 1918 - 2017 This week the hockey world lost one of it's real good guys, as HOFer Milt Schmidt passed away at 98 years old on Wednesday. Milt was the oldest living former NHL player at the time of his passing, and he left...Show More Summary

Favorite Card of 2016

Because P-Town Tom wants to know.So this is my favorite set: And this is my favorite player: So this should really be a no brainer, right? BUT THEN.... HOLY CRIMINY JEEBUS BABE RUTH WITH A MONKEY Dem bootleggers at Leaf done threw me a knuckleball. Show More Summary

2016 Allen & Ginter Wantlist

so I'm slow, leave me alonealso I'm putting all the ginter base cards i still need on one page for easy scrolling in times of dime boxery2014 Allen & Ginter28 43 99101 116 145 146 189 193219 222 282316 324 333 3452015 Allen & Ginter2...Show More Summary

What I've tried to in 2016 - loose card projects

In addition to what I've started in previous years, I've tried to tend to the loose card projects that have sprouted up in 2016 - maybe these were the fun little, card related projects I could work on without having to worry about any apparent value. Show More Summary

COMC Black Friday - Bruins HOF Duo

The 1971-72 Topps/O-Pee-Chee hockey set has always been a real favorite of mine. The cards are so bright, bold, colorful and perfectly '70s that I don't know of a hockey collector who doesn't enjoy them.I really should have tried to tackle this set long ago, especially since the Topps version weighs in at a very manageable 132 cards. Show More Summary

Holiday Greetings from Angus

Just prior to the holiday I received a very generous care package from my buddy Angus up in Canada: As you can see here, there was quite a variety stuffed into the bubble mailer, including a 1985-86 Whalers yearbook! I have a few Whalers yearbooks from childhood but was missing this one. Show More Summary

'Twas the Season

Still cleaning up the wrapping paper. I don't get many traditional Christmas cards, but I did end up with a couple of surprise little white envelopes around the holiday from kind bloggers out there. I'm sure their generosity will be rewarded in the new year. Show More Summary

What I’ve tried to do in 2016 - decade stars

Late in November, I went on a decade stars 'bender' where I sought to put cards of established players away in binders - since it's already been six years into this decade, I originally wanted to showcase cards featuring players who made their debuts in the 2010s. Show More Summary

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