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Featured autograph - Jerry Rice

I got this 1987 Topps second year card signed in-person by the Hall of Fame wide receiver at some public appearance - the card might have been a card show pick-up 15-20 years ago when I was more open into at least dabbling in collecting other sports. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Sportlots 4-pack

Quick quartet of buybacks today, that I picked up from a seller on Sportlots just because they were dirt cheap, and because the cost to ship four cards was the same as the cost to ship one... 1969 Topps #89 - Russ Gibson Yes, this Russ Gibson is completely beat to hell. Show More Summary

My Favorite Fedorov

I'm still in shock over how the Super Bowl ended last night. I'm finding it difficult to think/post about much else quite frankly, but since I'm not a football card collector I'm gonna give it a shot here... Late last year I picked up a significant new Sergei Fedorov card via eBay. Show More Summary

Signature Sundays - Marty Barrett

Just a quick one today, featuring a cheap autograph that I couldn't resist when I stumbled across it on eBay a couple of weeks back... Just in case you're not sick of the 1987 Topps design yet! I have very little memory of seeing Marty...Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Terrell Owens

Owens was perhaps the biggest NFL 'personality / diva / me first' athlete in the past 20 years, but with all the drama, he forged a legendary NFL career as a wide receiver - the details are fuzzy, but I must have found this nice looking card of Owens and sent a request to him randomly TTM. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Offf the Wall Part VI - The Finale!

At long last I've come to the final grouping of buybacks that Shane of Off the Wall so kindly sent me a while back. I had 11 left in the stack, but then I received a PWE from Shane last week that contained one more, so it'll be a nice tidy dozen to cover here today... Show More Summary

Second PSA DNA submission results

There was a package I picked up from the post office and I assumed it was my PSA/DNA order - since it’s really the only thing I’m waiting for in the mail. Inspired by at least several YouTube videos, I wanted to follow suit to see if...Show More Summary

Artist Mike Bouchet makes art gallery smell like money

(via BoingBoing!): Perfume maker perfects the smell of American paper currency.

One Card Post - Hustler Banks

What: 1959 Topps #469 - Hustler Banks Wins MVP AwardWhere: COMC (Black Friday)How Much?: $3.98Why?: I'm really trying to step up my efforts towards completing the '59 Topps baseball set, and on Black Friday weekend I made a nice step forward with this Ernie Banks card. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Jeff D. Robinson

Robinson spent 9 seasons in the big leagues and was a moderately successful relief pitcher - he signed some cards for me recently and while his signature is apparently just one lazy stroke, it's another for my Angels all-time autograph collection. Show More Summary

Nice Things Are Nice

No 2017 Topps will be opened here, now or ever. Dennis from Too Many Verlanders / Manninghams has similar collecting interests as me... just, you know, different teams. While my Ducks collection surely would be put to shame next to his...Show More Summary

TTM autographs received: Jed Lowrie

The Oakland Athletics infielder signed my two cards in blue Sharpie and kept the third card I sent - I saw he was pretty good about signing TTM, so I wrote to him c/o the Athletics [spring training] last year and eventually got a response back in January.

Three from the Random Box

Next to my desk in my office/card room I have a small two-row shoebox that I use for cards in transit. One row contains cards that I've set aside for outgoing trade packages, broken out by destination, the other contains incoming cards...Show More Summary

WHA Trio!

As I mentioned in a post a couple of weeks ago, one of the sets I decided to work on here in 2017 is the subset of WHA cards that were included in the high number series of the '72-73 O-Pee-Chee release. The Larry Cahan card that I posted...Show More Summary

From Cardinal Fan to Cardinal Fan

Another Christmas surprise came from a fellow Cardinals fan. Often times, a team collector will end up trading with the enemy, gathering up piles of cards representing a hated rival team, feeling a sense of relief when said cards are out of the house. Show More Summary

Demon got me with another eBay promo

I grabbed this 1973 Topps Mike Schmidt / Ron Cey #615 rookie card because eBay had a January $15 off promo code with purchases of $75 or more - I'm a sucker for those promo codes because it gives me an excuse to look for cards to add, even if the apparent discount isn't all that much for what I need to spend. Show More Summary

Little Windows

Heath Heist Melissa Scott Sinclair writes on the Richmond [Virginia] Monthly Magazine website, "Stamp collecting is not a pursuit for the young. How many children today have pen pals, or ever stick a stamp on a letter? "Heath Heist,Show More Summary

David Bowie UK Royal Mail Stamp Collection Announced

The late music icon David Bowie will be honored with the collection of stamps shown above on March 24 by U.K.'s Royal Mail. The set features a mix of album covers and live images - marks the first time the Royal Mail has dedicated an entire stamp issue to an individual music artist or cultural figure. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Off the Wall Part V - Sweet '60s

Time for the penultimate post resulting from the large lot of buybacks I received a few months back from Shane Katz of Off the Wall. I've got ten to get through today, and it just so happens that all of them are from the '60s. Let's dive in... Show More Summary

Stat Kings - 1982-83 NHL Scoring Leaders

Stat Kings is a new series of posts debuting here on Shoebox Legends in 2017. What I hope to do is to more closely tie my collection of cards to the real world of sports by matching a variety of different statistical leaders in sports up with relevant cardboard. Show More Summary

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