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Chipz 'n Dip

They're colorful and fun, but as a collector I don't know what to do with them. I haven't done a pack break in awhile, and I have a bunch of stuff cluttering up my desk. Let's see what we can do here. I really like these Chipz. I like buying a pack and opening them and having something substantial fall out. Show More Summary

Quick Rip - Two More 2009 O-Pee-Chee Baseball Packs

Time for a couple more packs of 2009 O-Pee-Chee from the discount blaster I picked up in May. Normally I detest Carlos Lee cards. He seems to be that guy I always pull on the rare time I pick up packs of mid-tier or high end product....Show More Summary

Cardboard Classics - Cheering for Cal Clutterbuck

I've picked up a decent number of 2012-13 Upper Deck hockey cards recently via repacks and grab bags from my LCS, and I have to say that of the cards I've seen thus far Cal Clutterbuck's might be my favorite photo: This tightly-cropped shot, which features Cal celebrating with a couple of his Wild teammates, is just awesome. Show More Summary

Overwhelmed at the card shop

I just started digging through quarter boxes from past years and I couldn't stop picking out cards - even when I had to cut down the number of cards I wanted to pick up, there were a few others that replaced the ones I'd put away. Awesome...Show More Summary

A Giant Stack of Sox from Marc B

Recently my friend Marc B sent me an amazing and very large surprise trade package, which I'm still sorting my way through. I've already posted about how he brought me within just two cards of finally knocking off the 1982 Topps baseball set. Show More Summary

Sold!

Picked one of these up at Target earlier this week. This is definitely right up my alley. I don't buy much modern wax because I sometimes feel buyer's remorse after paying $3 for a pack of 8-10 cards (sometimes less) that don't end up being very interesting to me. Show More Summary

Good Luck Ducks, Week 3: Good Morning Football

Oregon faces their final nonconference test in the earliest home start time I can ever remember. There was a moment during last week's battle between top 7 teams where it felt like the game was getting away from the Ducks. Michigan St. Show More Summary

MKZ PWE

A couple weeks back I was the recipient of a very nice PWE from my good buddy Mark Kaz, who writes over at This Way to the Clubhouse. Mark and I only started trading fairly recently in the grand scheme of things, but he's quickly become probably my most frequent trading partner. Show More Summary

Airbrushed Fridays: 1984 Topps Traded #29T

Adventures in airbrushery. Who is he? Ken Dayley was a lefty reliever whose 11 year career spanned most of the '80s, which afforded him some time to wear the powder blue uniforms that were fashionable at the time. Dayley pitched at a...Show More Summary

Red Sox Collection - Does This Count?

Here's another card from the cheap minor league/prospects lot I picked up on eBay recently, which worked out to under a buck a card... This Justin Haley manu-patch card hails from the 2014 Topps Pro Debut set, even though Justin has yet to make his pro debut. Show More Summary

Junk Wax Battle: 1988 Donruss

We like to break new ground here at The Baseball Card Blog. From the exhaustive Best Set of the 1980s Countdown, to publishing reader-submitted card designs, to an all-cardboard rendition of Casey at the Bat—not to mention showcasing...Show More Summary

2014 Topps Chrome blaster recap

My lousy $3 off Topps coupon was my excuse to pick up a blaster, even though I believe the following: 1.) Retail is feast or famine for something like Topps Chrome - there are only 32 cards in a blaster and while I may pull some cheap refractors and/or inserts, I'm probably not going to find anything that makes me think I spent $20 wisely. Show More Summary

Topps's Weird Cousin

I have a soft spot for Bowman, possibly because it's rarely ever in my face. In an effort to do something about my sad 2014 Cardinals want list, I worked out a trade with S.Mack Talk where only 2014 cards exchanged hands. This was a quick 'n dirty trade, free of my usual procrastination (months) and threats to send pounds of cards across the country. Show More Summary

Red Sox Collection - Carlos Asuaje's Scribble

I'm watching the Red Sox get crushed at the hands of the Orioles tonight. It's getting so painful these past few weeks that I've asked myself more than once why I continue to watch, yet I keep tuning in. Since the Major League team is so bad, let's take a look at a minor league card this evening... Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Gordon Beckham

The only autograph I have of Beckham is a certified autograph card I picked up for about $30 and change when I thought he'd an all-star talent - as is, he wasn't good at all and was mostly a disappointment with the Chicago White Sox....Show More Summary

Trade Don't Lie

Is it really almost basketball season, too? Single game tickets just went on sale for the upcoming NBA season, and I ended up snagging some nosebleeds for the Blazers opener against Oklahoma City the other day. Buying NBA tickets in the 90+ degree summer heat really took me out of reality for a moment, though. Show More Summary

Quick Rip - 2012 Topps Series Two Baseball

Here's a quick pack of 2012 Topps Series Two, from a 24-pack retail box I picked up months ago now... Leading off the pack is Red Sox newcomer Allen Craig. Justin Upton back when he was still with the D-Backs. Just a couple of years before this product hit the shelves collectors were going crazy for Stephen Strasburg. Show More Summary

2014 Topps Chrome value pack recap

Orange Refractor pack#190 Carlos Gonzalez#114 Sonny Gray#203 Jimmy NelsonPack one#24 Yosmil Pinto#149 Jose Reyes#207 Anibal Sanchez - refractor#204 Dustin PedroiaPack two#22 Taijuan Walker#97 Ian Desmond#102 Matt Moore#58 Anthony RizzoPack three#16 Yadier Molina#CC-MT Mike Trout - Chrome Connection die-cut #214 Jason Heyward#204 Asdrubal Cabrera

Featured autograph - Wade LeBlanc

He failed in his one start audition to fill in for Garrett Richards, but LeBlanc has got some stick-to-itiveness, to be back with the Angels even after being designated for assignment three times this season - his current role is undefined but at least he is a part of an Angels team looking to finish the season strong and make a postseason run.

Cardboard Classics - 2004 National Trading Card Day JS Giguere

How's that for a great shot of the early Ducks' sweaters (back when they were still the 'Mighty Ducks')? Bonus points for the matching pads, and for the fact that Giguere began his career with my beloved Hartford Whalers.

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