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Blue Ridge Parkway 2015 Uncirculated Five Ounce Silver Coin

Based on the design of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, the 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway Uncirculated Five Ounce Silver Coin is truly a treasure fit for any coin collection. The third release of 2015 and the 28th overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters® program, the reverse (tails) design depicts the grace and curvature […]

Airbrushed Fridays: 2015 Topps #384

A season of disappointment in the Emerald City. Who is he? Justin Ruggiano is a journeyman outfielder who, mostly as a reserve, has spent parts of 7 seasons in the majors with 5 different teams. Ruggiano was drafted by the Dodgers but broke into the bigs with Tampa Bay. Show More Summary

1965 Topps Combo Card: Dynamic Duo

One more custom combo card to round out the week. Perhaps a few more next week...

Are You Ready for the Playoffs?

What do you say, guys? Sure am! But I've been getting roughed a little bit in September and I'm afraid Mike will chain me to the radiator again like he did last playoffs. I am! But, ah, my thumb... maybe not so much. Absolutely! By the way, don't tell anyone, but I just cut someone's brake line. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Sean Newcomb

I grabbed this 2014 Newcomb certifed autograph for $3 and while it's just not a Bowman Chrome - I thought it was a nice, shiny card to put away. The top pitcher in the Angels minor league system, Newcomb will likely be in the major leagues at some point next season - here is a Baseball America story from 2014 about how he established himself as legitimate draft prospect.

1954 Bowman - Oversized Works of Art

Until recently, I had virtually ignored the 1954 Bowman set when it came to my vintage collection. I think maybe it stemmed from the fact that the '50 and '52 sets were the ones I had a couple of cards from as a kid, so I tended to gravitate towards those releases. Show More Summary

1965 Topps Combo Card: Athletic Aarons

"Big League Buddies" strikes again, this time with Hank and Tommie Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves.

Featured autograph - Yogi Berra

I was fortunate enough to get Berra's autograph in-person just a few times over the last 15 years, including this 8x10 glossy picture - may the former New York Yankees great and one of Major League Baseball's iconic characters rest in peace.

Shlabotnik Strikes Again

The trade posts roll on! Today I've got the most recent PWE received from Joe Shlabotnik over at The Shlabotnik Report. Joe and I have gotten on a bit of a back-and-forth roll lately, and his latest PWE did not disappoint! We'll lead...Show More Summary

More Big Guns

The hits, they keep on comin'. Much like last night's trade post, here we have another ridiculously great batch of cards, this time from longtime friend o' the blog Play at the Plate. While he shares a first name with the sender of yesterday's loot, his interests lean more in the Rangers direction rather than to Twinsdom. Show More Summary

1965 Topps Custom Combo Cards

I love combo cards, those goofy-titled cards of more than one player. As I've moved toward downsizing my collection, combo cards have become a major focus.I also love 1965 Topps. It's one of my favorite sets, yet it's the only Topps set from the 1960s without combo cards. Show More Summary

Quarter Box Quartet - Hand-drawn Mullet & Teemu

Another day, another four cards from the quarter box at my local hobby shop... I don't recall having seen these Upper Deck MVP cards that use fan-drawn artwork before. I didn't scan the back so I'm not sure how old the artist is here, but it's not the worst depiction of the (literal in this case) D-Backs flamethrower. Show More Summary

The Big Guns

Nothing but top shelf here. Helping to clean up some of the mess, Brian of Highly Subjective and Completely Arbitrary agreed to swap 2015 Topps First Home Run Medallion cards pulled from blasters this year with the caveat that someone was going home with a bunch of unwanted Twins cards. Show More Summary

Featured autographs - Chris Ellis

I picked up a trio of certified autographs of the Angels pitching prospect - in his first full professional season spent between two teams, Ellis won 11 games and struck out 132 batters in 140.2 innings.

The Stanley Cup, Red Sox, and a Completed Set!

Let's continue giving props to all the great folks who have sent me cards recently. Today's batch comes from longtime friend of the blog, Marc B. Marc is a great guy, and as a regular reader he really has a good pulse on what I like to collect. Show More Summary

The Other Kendrick Perkins

I'm starting to get backlogged again when it comes to posting all of the great trade packages I've been receiving. Let's cross one off the list with the latest delivery from my friend Mark Kaz at This Way to the Clubhouse. As a Celtics...Show More Summary

Miscellaneous Angels frankenset finds

223 1995 Donruss Jim Edmonds - Press Proof parallel; not individually numbered but apparently among the '1st 2000 Printed.' #244 2005 Donruss Zenith Rod Carew - Museum Collection parallel; even though it's not a refractor, I liked how this card shimmered, so I figured why not pick it up for a dollar and change. Show More Summary

The Newest Member of My Whalers Collection - Gonzo?!?!

I can't believe I had no idea these cards existed until only recently. Check out the two newest additions to my Hartford Whalers collection... Both are from the 1993-94 "Muppets Take the Ice" set. This was obviously an educational themed set, targeted at young fans who wanted to learn more about the game of hockey. Show More Summary

Good Luck Ducks, Week 3: Time for a Tune-Up

Time to regroup, FCS style. Oregon looks to rebound this week after a very disappointing loss. It didn't seem at all likely that the Ducks would beat the Spartans after how leaky their defense was in the opening game, so it was all the more difficult to stomach when the defense stepped up but the offense still couldn't get it done. Show More Summary

Rafael Palmeiro

When I found out Palmeiro was going to be playing baseball with his son Patrick for the Sugarland Skeeters - I thought it was a pretty neat opportunity, even if it's only independent league baseball. Maybe it's just a coincidence but...Show More Summary

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