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COMC - 1987 Donruss Will Clark #66

Decades after the fact, prominent rookie cards from the 1980s have been exposed as worthless - featuring more than a few players who just didn't make the leap from superstars to Hall of Famers. Under inauspicious circumstances, I owned...Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: A Christmas Clark

Merry Christmas everyone! I'm spending the day enjoying delicious food and the company of family, but here's a quick one card post featuring a buyback I picked up recently. Let's call it a small Christmas gift to myself... 1987 Topps...Show More Summary

Group Break Results and a Contest Update

And a Merry Christmas Eve to everyone. I'm a sucker for an affordable group break with a guaranteed team spot, and Tracy's Box Breaks pops up now and again with just the thing that I seek. This time around, boxes of 2016 Bowman Chrome and 2008 Tristar PROjections High Series were opened and distributed. Show More Summary

The Essential 2016 Christmas Music Playlist

Let's face it, i'm not getting any more complete set posts done right now so let's just kick back and enjoy some holiday music. Music fitting of this HORRIBLE SHITTY TERRIBLE AWFUL YEAR.eNJoY Fear - Fuck Christmas This was originally going to be a top ten list. Show More Summary

3D model of Kushan coin

The Institute of Archaeology of the University of Warsaw has provided a remarkable 3d scan of a Kushan bronze coin. The model was done by Otto Bagi and Sergi MaƱas Jolis. Apparently photogrammetry was used to to infer the 3D coordinates. Show More Summary

Seasons Greetings from the Dime Boxes

Nick of Dime Boxes fame has certainly been doing his part to spread holiday cheer this season. I've seen his PWEs popping up on a number of the sports card blogs that I read in recent days. Well, I too was the lucky recipient of one recently. Show More Summary

COMC - miscellaneous certified auto cards

1999 Upper Deck SP Signature Edition Autographs Corey Koskie #CK - I pulled a Koskie autograph from 1999 Upper Deck HoloGrFX back when the product came out and I'm tempted to say it may have been one of my first autograph pulls, when there was still some allure with certified autographs. Show More Summary

COMC - pitchers hitting relic cards

I picked up eight cards of pitchers who are pictured hitting as a late year push to boost my mini-collection totals - a wrinkle is that they feature relics. When I think of bat cards, I associate them with position players who go toShow More Summary

When Connor McDavid is the Second Best Card... know you've received an amazing trade package! I recently received this Connor McDavid card from my good friend Dave H, who writes over at Wax Stain Rookie. It was one of the centerpieces to a very thoughtful and much appreciated holiday care package. Show More Summary

COMC - modern Hall of Fame cards

Inspired by a Web site or two and hardly an original idea, I'm trying to put together a Hall of Fame collection - featuring at least one card [if available] of a Hall of Fame inductee [players, umpires, executives, etc] as a loose card project to work on for fun. Show More Summary

Another Baseball Card Breakdown Holiday Blast

If you read many sports card blogs the above image should look awfully familiar to you. I too was the recipient of a PWE as part of Gavin from Baseball Card Breakdown's 2016 Holiday Blast. The highlight of the package was obviously the custom Tony Gwynn rip card that you've probably seen elsewhere by now. Show More Summary

COMC - a couple of award winners adds

Through COMC, I've picked up assorted cards in bits and pieces to fill holes in my loose card projects - while the Web site is still an option for finding cards, with COMC's shift towards eBay consignments over the past year, shipping wait times for stuff bought on COMC are longer unless an expedited option is chosen. Show More Summary

PPBBB: Panini Prizm Basketball Blaster Break

It's the last day of fall. Why not check out a new box of hoopsters and hoops stars? I was a big fan of last year's Prizm NBA set, stopping just short of actually trying to put together a set of basketball cards for the first time in decades. Show More Summary

COMC Black Friday - A Preview!

I feel like I was just about the last collector to receive my Black Friday shipment from COMC, but at long last the goods were waiting for me on my doorstep when I got home from work last night. The COMC Black Friday weekend sale is one of my collecting highlights of the year given that I don't go to many card shows. Show More Summary

The Twelve Days of Setsmas - Day 5: Space Punk

SPOILERSQ!QQQQ@!!@Q!!!!!!!there is a movie out now and it is about space and it is about armed political confictthere are spaceships and robots and lazer swords that go voom voomit is a movie that is set after the prequels and before...Show More Summary

Anatomy of a Baseball Card: Bob Gibson 1992 Ziploc

A truly odd oddball. To get into my head space in 1992, I would have definitely dipped into my budget to purchase food storage bags if it came with a baseball card included, despite my meager $3.50 hourly wage. With that being said, I don't know how it came to be that I didn't know about Ziploc baseball cards until 2016. Show More Summary

A Bevy of Boston from Burbs

Just a couple of weeks left here in 2016, which I know is something a lot of folks are thankful about. For me, it means I need to get started on trade package posts here if I want to have any hope of being caught up when the calendar turns to 2017. Show More Summary

The Twelve Days of Setsmas - Day 4: Bubba Roof

SOThe past two days of Setsmas were postponed on account of work.This annoyed the frustrated perfectionist in me and I almost cancelled Christmas but I had a day off to myself and thought better of itnow I am just going to post twelve...Show More Summary

Favorite Card of 2016 - Andrew Benintendi Topps Now #385

There may be a nonzero chance the image of Benintendi robbing a batter of a home run is re-used in a big league card in 2017 - but at the very least this was the first card to use this 'awesome outfield action' image and I had to wait only a month or so after the highlight for a card to be created, printed and be sent out. Show More Summary

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