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Names of the Game

One of my favorite baseball names from the late 1980s.

Let's Talk About 2015 Topps Archives

With the unveiling of the underwhelming design of 2015 Topps flagship—with its 25-year-anniversary homage to the 1990 Topps design, intended or not—and the prospect of collecting Heritage '66 next summer already uninteresting, Archives may be the set for me in 2015. Show More Summary

Numismatics have changed, but are we having fun?

Advancements in all areas of life, whether it is the cars we drive, the entertainment that we like, how we shop, and where we get our news are inevitable. Where the car I drove in college had a the classic Chrysler Slant 6 engine with nothing electronic, I now drive a Chevy pickup with a [...]

Mintage Limits Set for 2015 First Spouse Gold Coins

WASHINGTON, D.C. (U.S. Mint) — Mintage limits for the First Spouse Gold Coin Program for 2015 have been set. In 2015, the coins will honor Elizabeth Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy and Lady Bird Johnson. The combined maximum issuance of proof and uncirculated qualities will be 10,000 for Truman, Eisenhower and Johnson. From 2011 to [...]

Rooting for the (Previously) Unrootable

All eyes on you, Lackey. I was pretty grumpy about the trade that brought John Lackey to the Cardinals as the non-waiver trade deadline approached. I was never a fan of the guy, and the trade sent away a popular cost-controlled young arm that had shown some promise in his time with the Cardinals. Show More Summary

Red Sox Collection - Bogaerts on Fire

Here's a new Xander Bogaerts card I was able to land on the cheap recently. I thought it was an interesting concept, enough so to pick up a copy given that I got it for under $2 shipped. I'm far from cutting edge in my collecting, so...Show More Summary

A Teacher with a Passion for Stamp Collecting

Reporter Varsha Mohan writes on the New Indian Express website about high school teacher Mathew John who recently displayed his stamp and coin collection at his school.Varsha writes, "Though Mathew has a wide collection, he takes special...Show More Summary

Ask Me Anything About Trading Cards

There, got your attention.I and another blogger are trying something new soon. I think it will work out rather well but I'mma keep my mouth shut about it until we get it going good and proper. We could use your help though...If you so desire, ask Matt and I anything about trading cards. Show More Summary

Mobile Friendly Wantlist - 1971-1981 Topps

Because the other ones are a pain in the ass to scroll through on my phone1971S1 - 14 45 55 64 100 110S2 - 140 149 160 164 195 210 230 233 250 S3 - 264 268 273 284 282 300 305 309 314 320 324 325 327 338 351 356 365 374 384 385 388S4...Show More Summary

My cool story bro time with Mike Moustakas

I remember trying to get Moustakas' autograph as a Surprise Rafters player in the Arizona Fall League - I think it was after a day game in Mesa and I remember him storming across the field, maybe with his headphones on headed to the team bus. Show More Summary

Good Luck Ducks, Week 7: Stagger or Swagger?

Following its first loss, cracks are starting to become crevasses. Let's face it: Oregon is just not a very good team right now. Despite the fact that Oregon got completely hosed by officials against Arizona, the reasons the Ducks couldn't...Show More Summary

Signature Sundays...I Mean Saturdays! - A Pair of Old School Rangers

Got a little ahead of myself this week, so you're getting tomorrow's Signature Sundays post today instead! With the 2014-15 NHL season now in full swing, it only seemed appropriate to return to my favorite hockey autographs from recent years for today's post. Show More Summary

Series Preview: NLCS (Giants vs. Cardinals)

The Giants/Cardinals NLCS series at a glance. The playoffs resume this weekend, with the Cardinals having beaten Clayton Kershaw twice en route to a 4 game Divisional Series win. I'm not surprised at the Cardinals continued success against...Show More Summary

Hi. I’m Scott and I’m a Collector

Collecting is a progressive addiction. It might start innocently with a friend introducing us to collecting and even giving us a few freebies. We dabble into buying more, especially items that tie us to our youth. We progress in collecting more from those childhood years putting together sets that we could not afford them. That [...]

Airbrushed Fridays: 1976 Topps Traded #44T

Baseball is back tonight! It seems like it's been forever. And it has... Who is he? Doug Rader, the Red Rooster, was a five-time Gold Glover at the hot corner. He also had several short stints as an MLB manager in the '80s, and his name sounds like a passable TV detective. Show More Summary

Red Sox Collection - Tubby T206

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to acquire my first authentic T206 tobacco card in the form of Jake Stahl. I loved the card, so much so that it got me back on a kick of picking up really old Red Sox cards. A couple months later...Show More Summary

Stamp Chief Replaced

Bill McAllister, Washington correspondent for Linn's Stamp News that "Susan McGowan, a public relations executive who was named head of the United States Postal Service’s stamp program in December 2012, has been replaced..."According...Show More Summary

A Boatload of Boston from Tom P

Recently I was contacted by a very nice guy named Tom P, who got my contact information from Dave over at Wax Stain Rookie. Boy was I glad that Dave put us in touch! Tom collects everything Marty Brodeur, so I helped him out with what few Brodeur cards I could scrounge up from my collection. Show More Summary

5 Reasons Why Your Kid Should Collect Stamps

A tip of the tongs to Gretchen Moody of the Education Department of the American Philatelic Society who tipped me off to an Associated Press story titled "5 Reasons Why Your Kid Should Collect Stamps."While Gretchen (who is quoted in...Show More Summary

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