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One Card Post - Gronk!

What: 2010 Topps #148 - Rob Gronkowski RC Where: COMCHow Much?: $.55Why?: I don't collect football cards, because baseball and hockey alone are more than enough to keep me busy. I do enjoy watching NFL football though, and thanks toShow More Summary

Signature Sundays - Alfonso Soriano

Not much time for blogging, busy weekend with the Super Bowl tonight and preparing for more snow (maybe a foot or so) here in New England. So, I'm sort of mailing it in this week with an autograph I picked up recently towards my new Norwich Navigators minor league baseball collection. Show More Summary

1991 Stadium Club Series 2

It's still snowing, so I'm opening this pack that's been sitting around for a few years.Let’s tear in.Top to Bottom:518 Terry Steinbach341 Kent Mercker399 Mark McGwire539 Rob Deer524 Alfredo Griffin541 Mike Sharperson438 Randy Velarde342 Ken Griffey (Love getting a look at Griffey's rookie here. Show More Summary

Random mail day - Josh Hamilton

Picking up anything picturing him is kind of a downer because he's not the same player he was as a Texas Ranger - it's kind of like picking up a Vernon Wells card when he was stinking it up as Angel. Still, I picked up this 2014 Topps...Show More Summary

Where's Waldo?

http://pasttimesandpresnttensions.blogspot.com/2015/01/beyond-fringe-archaeology-part-twelve.html John Hooker, always inspiring and provocative, has outdone himself in today's blog. In part twelve of his series speaking to the discipline...Show More Summary

Stadium Club - The Finale

Time to get to the final mini box from my hobby box of 2014 Topps Stadium Club baseball. 6 packs per mini box, 5 cards per pack. As with the first two mini boxes I've scanned all 30 cards... My first Jose Abreu card! My first card of George Springer as well, who swatted 20 HR in 78 games played for Houston last season. Show More Summary

Airbrushed Fridays: 1978 Topps #501

Big thanks to GCRL for today's selection. Who is he? The venerable Dave Roberts is back for another feature here at Cards on Cards. Roberts had a solid 11 year career as a big league starter, Roberts pitched for 8 different teams, and is notable for being one of the best Jewish pitchers of all-time. Show More Summary

One Card Post - Dick Bertell

What: 1961 Topps #441 - Dick Bertell Where: Hobby ShopHow Much?: $.10Why?: Awesome vintage catcher shot. Also, the background looks more like some sort of military encampment than it does a baseball field.Other: A dime. Honestly, if I saw a dime on the sidewalk I would not even stop to pick it up, so how could I go wrong?

You Can Always Get Scammed

Even hobbies have their villains. People that spend the big money on huge quantities of cards, or even the big money on just one or two cards, definitely know that the card collecting "Hobby" as its known isn't immune to dirtbags. Like...Show More Summary

Dave H Strikes Again!

I sound like a broken record at this point, but after 8+ years back in the hobby I continue to be amazed by the generosity of my fellow sports card collectors. Lately it's all I can do to keep up with the influx of new cards arriving in my mailbox that folks have sent me just because. Show More Summary

Sports 'n Stuff

Red cards from Dodger Blue country. I've been having a run of lousy sports luck, which made me seriously question how much I want to invest my time and emotions into games of men I don't know and will never meet. I do this from time to time, but lately it's been a serious test. Show More Summary

For the Price of a Pack

Got this stuff at a card show last year for approximately $2: 1953 Johnston's Cookies Dave Cole. One of those vintage sets I need to drop everything and complete already. Big ol' crease in the middle but any '50's large size card for 50 cents is a good deal in my book. Show More Summary

Autograph request through the mail received: C.C. Sabathia

This was a forgotten request sent years ago and received today - Sabathia's had a long, fruitful MLB career and after dealing with injuries along with mediocre results, it maybe interesting to see if he bounces back his mid 30's.

Angels in Order odds and ends

Out of the blue I found a bubble mailer in my mailbox - Tom from Angels in Order sent me a bunch of assorted cards to go through [apparently his leftovers from a repack he purchased as well as cards he hunted down from my wantlist].Show More Summary

1953 Topps Project - Clyde Vollmer

As we prepare for a monster snowstorm here in the Northeast, I've got another addition to my 1953 Topps set. Hopefully I can ride out this storm without losing power, but the snow's already coming down here so if Clyde Vollmer ends up atop the blog for a few days you know the reason... Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Ernie Banks 1931-2015

I got him to sign a reprint of his rookie card years ago - the last time I saw him was at the All-Star break in 2010; he seemed kind of spacey and had a drink in his hand. I'm pretty sure I tried asking him to sign something but he was evasive and as he was getting into a vehicle he was driving - he tried to give the empty glass to me.

My Favorite Catcher Card

I don't have any autographed cards scanned and ready to go for Signature Sundays this week. To make up for it, I've got one of my absolute favorite vintage cards to show today. It's probably my favorite catcher card in my entire collection, one I've been meaning to post for a while now. Show More Summary

Package of Prizm (and More) from Jason!

Back when I posted the first few packs of my 2013-14 Panini Prizm retail box, reader Jason left a comment. He had purchased a couple of blasters of the product on discount at Wal-Mart, and wasn't interested in hanging onto the cards....Show More Summary

Coins Galore.

Originally posted on Digging History:Greetings my friends. The gusting wind was so disruptive the other night that many obstacles, mostly broken branches and wheely bins, were scattered across lawns and pavements and needed careful avoidance, as I took out my little dog Sam, for his early morning walk. The wind was still very strong…

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