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#26

Wade Boggs had his #26 retired by the Red Sox before tonight's game at Fenway Park. Ironically, the only new Boggs card I had waiting in the wings in my scans folder was this obscure Legends Variation (can you tell I'm obsessed with these yet) with a photo from his time in Tampa Bay. Show More Summary

1987 Fleer Will Clark #269

I wanted to get Clark's best mainstream rookie card for ownage sake because Clark emerged as a ‘national superstar’ back when I was getting into baseball and collecting cards - perhaps I didn't really know what it was like to have Clark star for my MLB team but he was a pretty big deal for a little while in San Francisco. Show More Summary

A Bevy of Boston Baseball Cards

Time to clear out some room in my scans folder. I can think of no better way to do so than to show off a pile of Red Sox cards that arrived from all different destinations... In the lead-off spot I've got this sweet Bowman Chrome Blue...Show More Summary

Brought to you by the Letter L

Still viable. I'm still active on Listia after all these years, after nearly ditching the site this past winter over an auction dispute where their customer service was being completely unreasonable. For the most part, the issues that...Show More Summary

One Card Post - My Best Walter Johnson

What: 2011 Topps - #300 - Walter Johnson (Legends Variation)Where: eBayHow Much?: $2.33Why?: I don't have a ton of Walter Johnson cards, and I'm not fortunate enough to own one from his actual playing days. That makes this my best Walter Johnson card. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Sparky Lyle

I picked up a certified autograph of the 1977 American League Cy Young Award winner to add a 'wrinkle' to my award winners collection - Lyle was the New York Yankees relief ace during a time when closers got into a lot of games and pitched in multiple innings to choke off rallies and close out games.

2007 Upper Deck Masterpieces Tim Lincecum

It's not worth anymore than about $0.50, but this is probably my favorite Lincecum card - I like the seemingly fancy canvas card stock that gives these cards a different, textured feel. With Lincecum's Angels deal official, it's going...Show More Summary

Sports Cards from All of My Teams

What in the world is going on with Wacha? Nevermind, here are some cards. Last month, a bubble mailer rolled in from Sportscards From The Dollar Store, hitting up all of my sportsball teams. It's times like these that I realize I have a lot of teams. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - A.J. Achter

Maybe it's not so great for a big league team like the Angels to call up and use assorted rank-and-file guys because of injuries - however it gives me a moment to go through my mental Rolodex to see whether or not I have a player's autograph to add to my all-time Angels autograph collection.

Featured autograph - Jhoulys Chacin

Chacin has bounced around a little after being cut by the Colorado Rockies a few years ago - I remember something about conditioning issues preventing Chacin from sticking with the Rockies as he was pretty terrible (1-7, 5.40 ERA] in 2014. Show More Summary

Red Sox, Hockey & Football Cards - Thank you Jeff!

Continuing through the pile of incoming trade packages sitting on my card desk, today I've got a really spectacular one to show off from my hobby friend Jeff S. Jeff doesn't have a blog or anything that I can link to, but over the years...Show More Summary

Stotts

Money changes hands. Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts agreed to a contract extension today, keeping him in Portland through at least the 2019-20 season. That season is entirely theoretical because the Earth will probably be completely inhabited by nonhumanoid entities, or at least that's what I think when I ponder the year "2020". Show More Summary

Featured autographs - junk auto sluggers

I picked up Durazo and Willingham certified autograph cards even though these are basically junk autos - while strictly rank-and-file types, both guys were relatively productive MLB hitters with pop. I may have seen both players as ‘harder...Show More Summary

Featured autographs - obscure Angels

Picking up these autographs gives me a reason to go dumpster diving where I can fill random holes in my Angels all-time autograph collection - O’Brien or Olivares' Angels careers weren't particularly memorable though I'd guess I was vaguely aware of their existence when they were on the team in the late 1990s.

Sunday Scanning & Sorting

A quiet Sunday morning spent cleaning up my card desk and putting together a post is one of my absolute favorite activities in this hobby. Brewing up a nice hot cup of coffee, listening to the birds sing, and scanning and sorting cardboard...Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Dickie Thon

I probably first read about Thon when he was featured in Sports Illustrated back in 1990 - I generally know of him as a player who might have been a star shortstop for years to come if he hadn't gotten beaned during a game in 1983. Though...Show More Summary

Anatomy of a Baseball Card: Pascual Perez 1991 Leaf

An interesting life. A stint with the Yankees. That hair. I can say that I was very aware of what a Jheri curl was when I was young, even if I didn't always know the name for it. I don't think anyone boring has ever rocked a Jheri curl. Show More Summary

Shlabotnik Reports!

Let's keep plugging through the stack of incoming mail on my desk, shall we? Next up is a nice little envelope from my frequent trade partner Joe Shlabotnik of The Shlabotnik Report! Joe's envelopes are always a treat, and tend to cover...Show More Summary

2016 Marketside Cheesy Breadsticks II

I picked up another package of breadsticks with another pack of cards - the 'oddball' factor gives me an excuse to seek these out [as opposed to a typical card product I'd find in the card section of a big box store] and I kind of like the breadsticks. Show More Summary

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