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I like to hoard assorted cardboard II

Last week, I impusively bought a box of 2014 Topps Stadium Club - I should have waited until this week, when a row of the base cards were in a 3,200 count box, waiting to be poached at my LCS. 1982 Topps Dave Bergman #498 1982 ToppsShow More Summary

I like to hoard assorted cardboard

I picked up 110 assorted cards in a card shop's '8 for $1' monster boxes - I'd made one other trip to this card shop and was bored because I saw the cards were a little older [from the late 2000's]. From what I heard is the card shop...Show More Summary

Stadium Club is Okay, I Guess

An extremely myopic view of the latest Topps revival. After reading a lot of rather negative things on the Twitter about this year's Topps Stadium Club release, I was expecting an envelope full of turds and razorblades when I won a couple of Listia auctions featuring these new cards. Show More Summary

2014 Topps Update blaster recap

Commemorative patch card #WSP-RF Rollie Fingers - manufactured 1974 World Series patch; I can't complain about these cards when they are pretty sharp.Pack one#US-296 Tyler Moore#US-46 Jake Marisnick#US-84 Brandon Maurer - Red Hot Foil...Show More Summary

"...the scholars said."

The international media has long been challenged in its ability to print the truth, whole truth and nothing but the truth, but a new pinnacle of absurdity has been achieved in a so-called news report on "RT News". The report plays on public ignorance and seeks to inflame reader passions with outrageous claims about cultural property looting in Syria. Show More Summary

Good Luck Ducks, Week 8: A Decade of Dominance

After a rebound win, Oregon faces their bitter rivals to the north. Admittedly, I was pretty down on the Ducks last week going into the UCLA game. Jake Fisher returned to the offensive line and made a huge difference, as Marcus Mariota was no longer sacked every other play and the Ducks grabbed a comfortable lead on unfriendly turf. Show More Summary

Re-packs aren't always winners...

Before I head in for a long day and night at work, let's take a look at a couple more packs that came from one of these 20 packs for 20 bucks discount boxes... First up is 2012 Gypsy Queen, weighing in at a measly 6 cards... I'm notShow More Summary

2014 Topps Update Value Pack recap

I wanted to get my initial fix out of the way, so I impulsively grabbed a blaster box and a value pack about a week ago - not that it matters, but this pack configuration was 36 cards in single hanger pack as opposed to a two section rack pack. Show More Summary

United States Mint | Come See Our New Look!

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Airbrushed Fridays: 2007 Topps Updates and Highlights #UH27

It's the first of four consecutive days without baseball. Thanks, Giants. Who is he? Yusmeiro Petit is most currently known as the NL Pennant winning Giants safety valve. The Venezuelan came up as a starting pitcher, but has had little success at it in any of his three stops. Show More Summary

A Royal Bargain

I like to think that I do an okay job of sticking to my goals and keeping on track without straying too much in my collecting. Every so often though I stumble across something that doesn't really fit but I just have to have, either because it's an interesting piece, or just too good a bargain to pass up. Show More Summary

Assorted card shop pick ups

Wasn't as geeked up digging around a particular card shop I can only really visit maybe a few times in the fall - but found some loose odds and ends to put away in my pocket. I paid $5 for a 2014 Panini Prizm Evan Longoria #65 - serial #'d 10/42; maybe a $1-$3 card on eBay but I suppose adding s/h costs even things out. Show More Summary

2014 Presidential $1 Four-Coin Set

  The 2014 Presidential $1 Four-Coin Set produced at the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver has coins with a circulating finish that have never been placed into circulation. They have large, dramatic artwork and edge-incused inscriptions of the year, E PLURIBUS UNUM and the mint mark. Each obverse (heads) shows the name […]

I'm beat...and so are these cards

Today was incredibly stressful and long, I'm out of gas but did want to at least post something. Here are three well-loved 1959 Topps baseball cards I picked up a while back at the local hobby shop... Not the HOF Earl Averill, this would be his son Earl Jr. Show More Summary

2014 Topps Series I Trout jumbo pack recap

During a week long sojourn in Arizona, my buddy and I stopped at a Surprise Walmart - when I saw there were 2014 Topps Series I jumbo packs still hanging up at the trading card section, I dug around to see if there was one marked with an exclusive Mike Trout card inside. Show More Summary

2014 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin | Great Sand Dunes National Park

  The United States Mint is proud to offer the 2014 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin honoring Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park. Three inches in diameter and made of.999 fine silver, the reverse (tails) design features a father and son playing in the sand next to the creek bed. The […]

Signature Sundays - A Pot(vin) of Coffey

Sorry, that post title is really cheesy, but it was all I could come up with to tie today's two autograph subjects together. Surprise, surprise the cards are from the 2012-13 Panini Classics Signatures release... Denis Potvin was a short print in the set. Show More Summary

2014 First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Coin | Lou Hoover

The third in the series released in 2014, the Lou Hoover First Spouse Gold Coin features a portrait of Lou Hoover on the obverse (heads). The reverse (tails) design features a late 1920s radio representing her first public radio address as first lady. She was the first to make such a speech. This coin is […]

Joy of The Completed Page: 1976 Topps

A couple years ago I made a custom set of 43 "missing" 1976 Topps Traded cards. Scans of their fronts and backs can be viewed on the separate "1976 Topps Traded Missing Cards" page on our blog. Here are two of them, added into my set. They look great in pages!

Recent Stuff

Here's what I've been collecting lately... I found this on eBay. (Great back, too.) I'm a big fan of test prints, overprints, miscuts, blank backs, wrong backs, and misprints in general. I bought six similar test-print 1951 Bowmans sometime last year and have those framed. Show More Summary

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