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5 for $20 - Vintage Two-Sport Stars!

A couple of weeks ago I posted my haul from a 5-for-$20 bin at the last card show I made it to. Well, there were enough cards in there that interested me, and I happened to have another $20 bill in my pocket, so I took the plunge a second time. Show More Summary

The Moyer Has Landed

A major shake-up in the 10 Most Wanted list. I started this blog more than 7 years ago, and my second post led off with an image of the 1991 Bowman Jamie Moyer card. It was a tiny, grainy image I swiped from the internet, back when finding images of a particular baseball card could actually be rather difficult. Show More Summary

Celebrate the Birthday of America’s 33rd President!

MULTI (D)(P) Look for the 2015 Coin and Chronicles Set – Harry S. Truman on June 30th! This unique keepsake will feature a Presidential $1 Reverse Proof Coin—only available as a part of this set—along with a silver presidential medal, stamp and companion informational booklet. They are all displayed in a rich red folder covered […]

Three random Angels cards

2012 Topps Alberto Callaspo #189 - Golden moments parallel I'll pick up whatever Angels inserts that catch my eye - though I'm not one to maintain wantlists for specific base / insert cards. 2012 Bowman Jered Weaver #200 - X-Fractor parallel 2013 Bowman Platinum Jered Weaver #3 - Ruby parallel

Board Games & Soda Pop

This is what happens when you meet up with the legendary Mark Hoyle at a card show! We got to catch up for a few minutes at the show I hit up the weekend before my vacation, and when we did Mark dropped this big old batch of Milton Bradley game cards on me. Show More Summary

When an All-Star is not an All-Star: NL edition

If you were like me, you blindly accepted the Topps All-Star team subsets as factual representations of real life. In the Topps universe, Shane Rawley and Dwight Gooden were All Stars in 1987, since they were included in its 1988 All-Star subset. Show More Summary

Random card finds to gnaw at

2015 Topps Finest Charlie Blackmon #95 - I like the hitting image of Blackmon wearing shades, with his beard displayed while there is some visible dirt on his uniform. 2014 Panini Prizm Coco Crisp #13 - Top of the Order insert; I just...Show More Summary

COMC6 - Shiny, Shiny, Shiny

What do you do for a blog post when you're short on time? Grab half a dozen randomly selected cards from a recent COMC shipment, throw them against the wall and see what sticks. In this case, the six cards I grabbed all happened to be shiny. Show More Summary

Pro Debut!

What do you do when it's Friday night and you have to work late into the evening? Reward yourself beforehand with a stop at the local hobby shop. Topps Pro Debut is out for 2015. Not sure how long it's been out for, but I definitely wanted to sample a pack. Show More Summary

Matt Shoemaker 2015 TSC B&W

I've been on a self-imposed sabbatical from doing anything with baseball cards, but I picked up this Shoemaker card - while it's not a card of Mike Trout or Albert Pujols, the card itself is supposedly limited to only 17 copies, so it's a nice little find. Show More Summary

2015 First Spouse Gold Coins – Mamie Eisenhower

The second release in 2015, the Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Coins feature a portrait of Mamie Eisenhower, with the reverse featuring a woman’s hand holding up a political campaign button with the slogan “I Like Mamie,” referring to Mrs. Eisenhower’s popularity as first lady, her involvement in her husband’s presidential campaigns and the popular […]

Airbrushed Fridays: 2015 Topps #537

Is it just me, or is this year's Series Two the biggest Photoshopped set ever? Who is he? Steven Souza is a speedy outfielder who was a 3rd round pick of the Nationals back when they were still getting used to not being in Canada. He's...Show More Summary

Give Me All Your Hamms

Not to be confused with Hamm's, the beer refreshing. I need more than one of this card, obviously. Dare I say that I need all of them? Send me all the Hamm you can muster, and at the end of the year you will be rewarded.

2015 Dwight D. Eisenhower $1 Coin Cover

MULTI (D)(P) The Dwight D. Eisenhower 2015 One Dollar Coin Cover is a special coin set featuring two $1 coins with circulating finishes. The Presidential coins are mounted on a display card and held inside an envelope with a U.S. Red, White, and Blue (Forever®) stamp postmarked May 5, 2015, Denison, TX – the day […]

Relics & Ornaments

I've got a giant stack of card-related mail staring me in the face that all came in while I was away on vacation. Before I get to any of that though, I've still got to catch up on the packages that showed up before I even left! To that end, how about a nice PWE from Brian over at Highly Subjective and Completely Arbitrary. Show More Summary

Dollar Store Finds

Cards on a blog, words on a screen. I rarely send out-of-the-country packages these days due to outrageous shipping costs, but I'll always make an exception for Sportscards From The Dollar Store. Did you know that the ubiquitous Dollar...Show More Summary

A Quick PWE

I'm back from vacation. It was incredibly relaxing. So relaxing, in fact, that I've been having a tough time finding the motivation to get back into my hobby and the blog. Let's get back on the horse with a quick PWE that arrived from Canada not long before I left. Show More Summary

All Numbered

These sports cards from Thorzul all have one thing in common. This spring, Thorzul held a group break that consisted of the contents of a big all-serial-numbered multi-sports lot he purchased. Being both a sucker for grab bags, random chance and things that are serial numbered, I opted in and claimed my favorite teams. Show More Summary

Purple World Series Winners!

I've been chasing some 2013 Red Sox parallel sets, since it's the last season the team was really any good, and I feel like their World Series Championship should be well represented in my collection. In the last COMC order I had shipped, I finally got my hands on some of the 2013 Topps Chrome Purple Refractor parallels I was missing. Show More Summary


Dave H over at Wax Stain Rookie has been making some impressive headway on his 1964-65 Topps hockey collection lately. Enough so that the awesome cards he's been posting have inspired me to grab a few more on the cheap in recent weeks. Show More Summary

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