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One Card Post - King of the Senators

What: 2013 Topps Heritage Buyback #217 - Jim KingWhere: SportlotsHow Much?: $1.00Why?: Because I don't often see '64 Topps Heritage buybacks for $1 or less. Jim's MLB career appeared to be over after he found himself playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the International League by 1958. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: In Action!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Nine more buybacks today courtesy of a recent cheap-o eBay lot. Even with shipping, I paid well under 50 cents per card. 1977 Topps #201 - Ed Kranepool First up, first baseman Ed Kranepool, who played his entire MLB career for the Mets. Show More Summary

2016 Topps retail factory set pick-up

I wanted to stop at a Walmart to see if there was any exclusive 2016 Topps Holiday Mega Boxes or 2016 Topps Archives Baseball 65th Anniversary Edition [about $25 for a box featuring a pack of cards with an autograph] in stock - unfortunately...Show More Summary

Topps Now Red Sox Team Set

The other day I wrapped up the last of the Topps Now Red Sox cards for the 2016 MLB season. There was one more gimmick up Topps' sleeve that I fell for though, and that was the Topps Now team set... They did one of these for each team that qualified for post-season play. Show More Summary

This Package is Fire

Cue the emojis. I figured I'd go into the Thanksgiving break on a high note with this one. A treasure trove of wondrous cards arrived from buckstorecards recently, which ticked boxes in all corners of my collections. (Well, maybe not the hockey ones. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Oldies But Goodies

I've got ten more buybacks queued up for today's post. These are some that I've actually had kicking around for a while now, from the days before I even decided to form the franken-set in fact. Time to absorb them into the mix and see how they fare... Show More Summary

My Rarest Gretzky

I'm not the player collector type for the most part, but despite that I have amassed a decent collection of Wayne Gretzky cards over the years. I don't have any autographs or anything truly fancy, just a bunch of cards in the $5-or-less range for the most part. Show More Summary

New Allen & Ginter Want List Online

About six months too late. I finally added my 2016 A&G want list to the blog, if anyone has any extras laying around. Also, this bad boy is up for grabs if you've got something similar to offer, and more in the Cardinals department of things. Show More Summary

Good Luck Ducks, Week 12: Brunch with The Ducks

Oregon takes on 12th ranked Utah today. We're down to just two games left on the schedule in an extremely forgettable Ducks season. A quick check of the Pac-12 standings reveals that the Utah Utes, today's opponent, are in the thick of a three team race for the South Division title and a berth in the conference championship game. Show More Summary

2016 MLB award winners additions

I look forward to when the three big awards [Rookie of the Year, Cy Young and Most Valuable Player] are announced - it gives me an opportunity to add cards of another set of players to my award winners collection. American League MVP...Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: An eBay 6-pack

A brief buyback post today, featuring a lot of a half dozen of the 2015 Topps variety that I took home as the sole bidder at $1.99 on eBay. The last card is the one that really drew me to bid on these, but let's look at the other five first... Show More Summary

It's All About Me

Cards I purchased that you didn't send to me. The vast majority of my posts here show off cards that others send me. When it comes down to it, the point of this blog for me is to acquire new cards that I'm interested and trade off ones I'm not. Show More Summary

The Angels could use off-season help

As a fan, I bang the drum for the Angels so I have something to look for as far as a big league team to collect - with the exception of all-world Mike Trout and Albert Pujols however, the Angels have really been hard to watch in recent...Show More Summary

Is this 'panther' Cerberus?

Numismatic Naumann, auction 46, lot 182 Medusa is not the only creature in Greek mythology with snakes for hair. The monstrous dog Cerberus, who fought Herakles, had a mane of snakes. Coin depictions of Cerberus (electrum hekte, Italian bronze, Roman aureus) show the monster with two or three heads but no snakes. Show More Summary

One Last Batch of Topps Now Red Sox

Well, the last of my 2016 Topps Now Red Sox cards finally came trickling in through the mail recently, let's put this series to bed already. I'll pick up where I left off back at the end of September... I remember this pretty impressive catch being replayed about a thousand times on all the local sports stations back in August. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Franken-set Filler

Another day, another round of ten buybacks vying for a spot in my franken-set. Well, this time I'm going to spoil the "suspense" and just state right out of the gate that all ten of today's cards made the binder without contest. Pretty...Show More Summary

TTM response received: Adrian Beltre

After seeing autograph successes posted with the future Hall of Fame third baseman through the middle of the MLB season - I tried to send a request with a couple of cards. Unfortunately the well ran dry and my cards were returned with...Show More Summary

Signature Mondays? - Kent Tekulve

The weekend seemed to get the better of me in terms of having any time for cards or blogging. I'm not complaining as it was all fun stuff, having spent Saturday in Boston at a museum and then dinner with my wife, then enjoying a full...Show More Summary

Good Luck Ducks, Week 11: HELF!

The Ducks take on Stanford today because the schedule requires it. Oregon took a big step backwards last week, regressing to the point where they were dominated again. This time it was at the hands of USC, and it had the unfortunate feeling of a team just playing out the string. Show More Summary

Incoming Cards, Outgoing Players

What a terrible world, what a beautiful world. Man, the world is upside-down right now, but I suppose there's always time to talk about cards. Fellow Cardinals fan Ray of All Cardinals All The Time (a blog title I could learn a bit from...Show More Summary

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