Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll loveā€¦ Learn about Reading Desk

All Blogs / Hobbies / Collecting / Trading Cards / Popular


Anyone Have Any Luck With 13-Year-Old Redemptions?

I'm looking at you, @toppscards It's been a good while since I've participated in a group break, mostly because the few that I've heard about have been a bit out of my price range. I'm a sucker for a good break from the years I wasn't collecting, though, so I jumped in on some flashy Cardinals cards in a recent Nachos Grande break. Show More Summary

STICKER TIEM

STICKERS STICKERS STICKERS STICKERS STICKERS STICKERS STICKERS STICKERS I LOVE STICKERS but i'm broke and has no moneys and my target has no stickers and the one place that does have them is sold out what do I doooooooooooVIRTUAL STICKERS!!!!!stickers...Show More Summary

Contest Results and How to Claim Your Prize

Congrats to: Cards from the Quarry, 2x3 Heroes, Jeff Feagles (!), The Raz Card Blog, P00PSH00TER 2, and Splinter_9! As promised, the top five finishers who did not receive the top prize are all eligible for runner up prizes. Here's how it's going to work. Show More Summary

My Ernie Banks Collection

Ernie Banks is one of those players that I always admired growing up (even though I wasn't born until more than a decade after his final game). A recent post by Hackenbush over at Can't Have Too Many Cards reminded me that I actually have quite a decent little Ernie Banks collection. Show More Summary

New Heritage, Finally

Yet another guy's opinion about the long-lasting Topps brand. Friend of the blog Howard provided me with my very first Topps Heritage card of the (now not so) new year, which happened to be an Adam Wainwright jersey card. I really considered not buying any Heritage packs for myself at all, because it was only bound to go downhill from there. Show More Summary

Signature Sundays - Trevor Linden

With the news this past week that Trevor Linden is taking over hockey operations for the Vancouver Canucks, it seemed like the appropriate time to post this card that I picked up last year: If I'm a Canucks fan I'm praying that his skills as an NHL executive far outweigh his skills with the pen. Show More Summary

Featured autographs - Mark Prior

I was at a minor league game in Lake Elsinore California and after I woke up from my slumber during the game [it was a long afternoon getting to Lake Elsinore from Orange County] - I wandered around the concourse and took a peek down to where the scouts and maybe pitchers who chart during the game sit in the stands. Show More Summary

2014 Topps Gypsy Queen value pack recap

New baseball card product gives me an excuse to go out and check out either a hobby shop or stop at a big box store - I was looking for a blaster but all I could immediately see where these, so I broke down and picked up a pack.Framed...Show More Summary

That's Why I Don't Buy Blasters - Volume V - Sitting on the Dugout Steps

Yes, it's time for another reminder to myself that I am much better off avoiding retail wax and using my hobby funds on hand-selected cards that are more meaningful to my collection as a whole. So, instead of buying something like this:...Show More Summary

Airbrushed Fridays: 2014 Topps Opening Day #212

Opening Day has come and gone, and all we're left with is the cards. Who is he? Mark Trumbo has quietly become one of the game's premiere sluggers. He hit his 100th career HR this past Sunday. How did he get here? After signing JoshShow More Summary

2001 Topps Stadium Club Mike Sweeney #126

Sweeney's face is obscured and he is contorted in sort of an odd way that the action happening is facing away [for a lack of a better way to describe what is going on] - but I kind of like the card because it captures a relatively large man leaping nimbly to snare a line drive hit towards his direction. Show More Summary

Let's Talk Jaime

It's like he signed a metallic Band-Aid. Jaime Garcia had two brilliant seasons and has very respectable career totals. But when he should be entering his peak years, he's sidelined yet again with scary shoulder injuries and giving scary quotes about his surgically repaired shoulder. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Rick Waits

I dug around through some monster boxes at my LCS to find cards to get signed in-person before a Seattle Mariners @ Angels game - I consider Waits the 'anti Van Slyke,' since I got the Seattle Mariners pitching coach's attention andShow More Summary

Look What 50 Cents Got Me

I got more than an empty Sammy Sosa wrapper, trust me. I visited one of the not-so local card shops over the weekend to buy a few supplies and, as usual, hit up the bargain pack boxes. I've done pretty well with this 2003 Upper Deck before and 50 cents is definitely a price I can get with. Show More Summary

1953 Topps Project - Gus Bell

Another tough loss for the Red Sox tonight, they have not looked very good for the most part through 8 games. I need something to distract me, and what better to do so than a new addition to my 1953 Topps baseball set: Gus Bell may not be a household name, but he was a decent player who produced some solid numbers at the plate during his career. Show More Summary

Autograph card fails - Willie Bloomquist

I probably didn't take the moment I needed to make sure the autograph on the card had dried before closing my book - so I end up with this beauty of a signed card.

A Contest Winner and a Consolation Prize

No one picked the correct winner! I'll have a more formal announcement later this week regarding prizes and such, but let's all give a mighty golf clap to Cards from the Quarry who walks away with this year's March Radness prize. IfShow More Summary

Leicester City and Tony Knapp

The Barclay's Premier League season is nearing its thrilling conclusion for 2013-14, and the team I root for (Liverpool) has been right in the thick of it all year long. Tomorrow's match against West Ham United should be interesting,...Show More Summary

Featured card - 2013 Bowman Chrome Blue refractor mini Jose Fernandez

I probably overpaid for this card [numbered to 99, though that doesn't sound as 'limited' as it once did maybe years ago] and it was strictly an impulse purchase - I think the card from the 2013 Bowman Chrome mini boxed set, which was kind of a test issue [that only really came out a few months ago] with a seemingly high-end price tag [over $200].

Awkwardness

I found myself at an Seattle Mariners / Angels game last Tuesday night since there was another Mike Trout bobblehead giveaway - I wanted to get Andy Van Slyke's autograph, who is one of the new Mariners coaches this season. Before the...Show More Summary

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC