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Postseason play may still be in the cards

I'd given up on the Angels after the team finished August with the 10-19 record, but with David Murphy's game-winning hit Monday night - the Angels have kept pace with the Astros for the second wild card spot in the American League, just a 1/2 game out.

Heritage High Blaster Break

No Cardinals were harmed in the breaking of this box. It's been a long time since I've done a box break, let alone a blaster break, here at Cards on Cards. After tinkering the past couple of years with an online-exclusive factory set-only...Show More Summary

The Angels, In Order mail call

I want to say thank you to Tom at The Angels, In Order blog for a 16-card 'boost' to my frankenset - maybe the project has actually slowed down as I figure out where I'm at, so it's nice to knock out some of the miscellaneous cards I didn't want try too hard to seek out at the moment. Show More Summary

Just Cards, No Bubble Gum

Today's trade post highlights a brand new trading partner, Jeff of Wish They Still Came with Bubble Gum. Jeff loves all things Braves, so I packed him up a bubble mailer with as many Atlanta (and some Milwaukee) cards as I could get my hands on. Show More Summary

Blundered inscription (?)

SYRIA, Antioch. Imperial Times, I-II Century AD? AE14 (2.00 gm). Obv:...NITOIN (blundered ANTIOXEWN?); Laureate head of Apollo Rev: A; Lyre. References: Lindgren and Kovacs, 1949v. SNG Copenhagen Syria #125. I wanted to briefly mention...Show More Summary

Good Luck Ducks, Week 4: Bring on the Pac

Ready or not, here comes conference play. First, from the Cards on Cards Dept. of Corrections: I mistakenly mentioned last week that Georgia State was an FCS team. They are not. They actually play in the Sun Belt Conference, one of the lowest regarded conferences at college football's top level (FBS). Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Carlos Martinez

I picked up this autograph of the Cardinals pitcher who has had a breakout season as a starter - unfortunately Martinez was pulled after throwing only seven pitches in his last start and his status maybe up in the air.

COMC6 - Flyin' Pedroia, Mother's Cookies, and a Borderline HOFer?

Probably 2-3 times a year I ship myself the cards I've purchased on COMC over the few months prior. When they show up, they just go into the box with the rest of the COMC cards. On days when I don't have time for a longer or more creative post, I grab half a dozen at random and go from there... Show More Summary

HSCA '59s

Today's trade post is yet another example of the generosity that exists in this hobby of ours. A while ago, my buddy Brian from Highly Subjective and Completely Arbitrary noticed that I mentioned I was pursuing a beat up '59 Topps set. Show More Summary

Blue Ridge Parkway 2015 Uncirculated Five Ounce Silver Coin

Based on the design of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, the 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway Uncirculated Five Ounce Silver Coin is truly a treasure fit for any coin collection. The third release of 2015 and the 28th overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters® program, the reverse (tails) design depicts the grace and curvature […]

Airbrushed Fridays: 2015 Topps #384

A season of disappointment in the Emerald City. Who is he? Justin Ruggiano is a journeyman outfielder who, mostly as a reserve, has spent parts of 7 seasons in the majors with 5 different teams. Ruggiano was drafted by the Dodgers but broke into the bigs with Tampa Bay. Show More Summary

1965 Topps Combo Card: Dynamic Duo

One more custom combo card to round out the week. Perhaps a few more next week...

Are You Ready for the Playoffs?

What do you say, guys? Sure am! But I've been getting roughed a little bit in September and I'm afraid Mike will chain me to the radiator again like he did last playoffs. I am! But, ah, my thumb... maybe not so much. Absolutely! By the way, don't tell anyone, but I just cut someone's brake line. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Sean Newcomb

I grabbed this 2014 Newcomb certifed autograph for $3 and while it's just not a Bowman Chrome - I thought it was a nice, shiny card to put away. The top pitcher in the Angels minor league system, Newcomb will likely be in the major leagues at some point next season - here is a Baseball America story from 2014 about how he established himself as legitimate draft prospect.

1954 Bowman - Oversized Works of Art

Until recently, I had virtually ignored the 1954 Bowman set when it came to my vintage collection. I think maybe it stemmed from the fact that the '50 and '52 sets were the ones I had a couple of cards from as a kid, so I tended to gravitate towards those releases. Show More Summary

1965 Topps Combo Card: Athletic Aarons

"Big League Buddies" strikes again, this time with Hank and Tommie Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves.

Featured autograph - Yogi Berra

I was fortunate enough to get Berra's autograph in-person just a few times over the last 15 years, including this 8x10 glossy picture - may the former New York Yankees great and one of Major League Baseball's iconic characters rest in peace.

Shlabotnik Strikes Again

The trade posts roll on! Today I've got the most recent PWE received from Joe Shlabotnik over at The Shlabotnik Report. Joe and I have gotten on a bit of a back-and-forth roll lately, and his latest PWE did not disappoint! We'll lead...Show More Summary

More Big Guns

The hits, they keep on comin'. Much like last night's trade post, here we have another ridiculously great batch of cards, this time from longtime friend o' the blog Play at the Plate. While he shares a first name with the sender of yesterday's loot, his interests lean more in the Rangers direction rather than to Twinsdom. Show More Summary

1965 Topps Custom Combo Cards

I love combo cards, those goofy-titled cards of more than one player. As I've moved toward downsizing my collection, combo cards have become a major focus.I also love 1965 Topps. It's one of my favorite sets, yet it's the only Topps set from the 1960s without combo cards. Show More Summary

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