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40 random cards out of the dime box

I spent about 45 minutes digging through a dime box - there was no rhyme or reason with many of these finds, just perhaps trying to make something out of my cameo at a card show that I stop by once in a while.1982 Topps Ty Waller #51 - Chicago Cubs Future Stars feat. Show More Summary

Signature Sundays - Perreault, Bower & Goulet

Getting towards the finish line here with the 2012-13 Panini Classics Signatures autographs that I have to show. Today I've got three members of the Hockey Hall of Fame: Gilbert Perreault played his entire 17-year NHL career for the Buffalo Sabres franchise. Show More Summary

2014 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set

The 2014 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set honors Presidents Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Each eight-coin set features four uncirculated Presidential $1 Coins from the United States Mint at Philadelphia and four uncirculated Presidential $1 Coins from the United States Mint at Denver. Show More Summary

Collectors' source for Zero Rupee Notes

Collectors may obtain Fifth Pillar's anti-corruption Zero Rupee Notes from Joel's Coins. As of this writing Joel's price is $2/note (but cheaper in quantity.) The 50 Rupee note that the anti-corruption piece mimics has an exchange value of 83 US cents. Show More Summary

Suckered In - The Final Three Packs

Time to finally finish this 10-pack discount box from Target off. It took me two entire months to get through the thing, not too shabby for $10. Today's post features the final three packs, starting off with 2012-13 Score... I thought...Show More Summary

2014 Topps Archives $5.99 jumbo pack recap

I got $1 off with my Topps coupon book, though I wonder why I bother when all but one card was anything other than a lousy base card - even though these cards are nice, Topps always does some sort retro card product each year, so the nostalgia for me isn't quite as strong. Show More Summary

Ernesto Frieri - buh bye

It wasn't hard to predict the Angels were going cut bait on Frieri [sooner than later] and he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Jason Grilli - I hoped Frieri would have turned around, but the guy who was an effective pitcher for the Angels the past two seasons was toast.

2014 Panini Prizm $9.99 three-pack hanger recap

At this point of the year, I'm not sure where I am with baseball cards because at times it's hard to stare at cardboard featuring the same MLB players over and over - my preferred method to collecting most current-year cards is by raiding my LCS dollar and under boxes, hoping to find cards of newer, less established players. Show More Summary

Airbrushed Fridays: 1976 Topps Traded #85T

Oh Mickey, you're so fine. You're so fine, you blow my mind. Hey Mickey. Who is he? Mickey Rivers, or "Mick the Quick" as he was often known, was a speedy center fielder who played throughout the '70s and the first half of the '80s. He also probably had to suffer through a few Toni Basil moments throughout the latter stages of his career. Show More Summary

If it’s Charm City it must be Whitman

The Whitman Coin and Currency Expo began yesterday at the Baltimore Convention Center. One of the largest shows, the Whitman Expo covers three large conference halls at the Baltimore Convention Center. There is never enough time to get through it in a day while also talking to everyone. This year, as president of the Maryland [...]

Caramel - The Alternative to Tobacco

When most collectors think of really, really old baseball cards they think of the ones packaged with tobacco. Indeed many of the all-time classics hail from tobacco sets, T206 chief among them. I managed to land my very first T206 a couple of months ago, and I do think they're fascinating cards. Show More Summary

Why I Don't Talk About Football in the Offseason

Small town media is small. I love the Oregon Ducks, as anyone who reads this blog in the fall is already well aware of. I enjoy watching football and I enjoy playing Tecmo Super Bowl. I've even been known to watch a little bit of NFL...Show More Summary

2014 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

The American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin is the first 24-karat gold proof coin ever struck by the United States Mint and is the collector version of the official United States Mint American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coin. Containing one ounce of.9999 fine 24-karat gold, these lustrous coins are among the world’s purest gold […]

Too Many Cards To Scan!

This is how a good chunk of my 2014 Topps Heritage set came to be. I probably didn't do a fantastic job showing just how many cards Howard sent to me, but just know that the two stacks of 2014 Topps Heritage cards represented here are just about a card's length tall. Show More Summary

Take my stickers, please

Here's all my World Cup sticker duplicates, get em while they're hot00 1 2 2 13 13 16 18 20 21 21 29 29 32 33 33 43 43 44 46 54 54 54 56 56 59 68 70 70 73 75 75 75 77 80 80 81 85 85 85 96 96 98100 100 102 102 106 108 113 116 124 125Show More Summary

Just my favorite Tony Gwynn cards

2007 Upper Deck Masterpieces #42 - two long time baseball legends who had their farewell seasons in 2001. 1983 Topps RC #482 - it's Gwynn's first Topps card, even though it's all butt. 1997 Fleer Tradition #462 - dutifully signing autographs. Show More Summary

2014 Panini World Cup Sticker Wantlist

Plus Bonus "Joy of a Completed Page" Separated into teams for ease and/or difficulty of use Logos and isht 00-314 6 10 19 23 26 30Brasil 32-5036 40 42 48Hrvatska 51-6951 57 61 62 64 69Mexico 70-8871 74 78 82 87Cameroun 89-10790 91 95...Show More Summary

Steve Cilladi

I have two cards of Cilladi still hanging around in my 'temporary A-Z' box for miscellaneous cards I need to put away - it looks like Cilladi was still in the Dodgers' farm system as of last year, but with his MILB.com profile status noted as 'released,' I thought he was just another minor league guy whose playing career probably ended. Show More Summary

2014 Calvin Coolidge $1 Coin Cover

This limited-edition coin cover—only 20,000 will be produced—honors President Calvin Coolidge, who served as our 30th President from 1923 to 1929. The United States Mint American Presidency $1 Coin Cover honoring Coolidge features two coins from the first day of production at each United States Mint facility at Philadelphia and Denver. This product is available […]

Signature Sundays - Red Kelly

In today's Signature Sundays post, I'll continue with the 2012-13 Panini Classics Signatures autographs. Just one card today, featuring Hall-of-Famer Red Kelly of the Detroit Red Wings: I really love this card just because of how long ago Kelly played. Show More Summary

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