Can I buy some time from someone? Tribecards had a busy summer. That's probably the understatement of the year. Over the course of the past baseball season, the very generous David busted at least a pack every day of the week (oftenShow More Summary
I sent in a 2001 Seattle Mariners All-Star 8x10 and paid $35 to have it signed by longtime Mariners star Edgar Martinez - I bought the photo in 2002 since the Mariners were coming off a 116 win season and they were one of the top teams...Show More Summary
I spent an alotted hour digging through an old standby's booth at a card show - by 'old standby,' I mean a guy who has set up off and on for at least the past eight years, with his monster boxes of cheap-o cards and other stuff i.e. trinkets and other sports related junk. Show More Summary
Previously on the Cardinalpalooza: Willie McGee | Red Schoendienst | Enos Slaughter | Bruce Sutter | Albert Pujols | Ray Lankford | Mark McGwire | J.D. Drew | Colby Rasmus | Yadier Molina | Allen Craig | Stan Musial | Rick Ankiel | David Freese | Keith Hernandez | Steve Carlton The MV3 era was great times. Show More Summary
The latest roundup of cards I've received in increasingly more expensive little white wrappers. I'm going to sound like the guy that complains about the size of candy bars these days, and airline peanuts and the decline of the service industry and all of that. Show More Summary
Here are another couple of recent additions from the 2012-13 Panini Classics Signatures set. First up is tough guy Marty McSorley: How's that for a signature? One of my favorites from the set so far. Casual hockey fans (like my Dad) remember McSorley as nothing more than "Gretzky's bodyguard". Show More Summary
Airbrushed Fridays: The Evening Edition Who is he? Son of former major leaguer (and Cardinal) Steve Swisher, Nick is a free swinging and free spirited outfielder. After coming up with Oakland, he saw a resurgence in his career when he joined the Yankees, making his first All-Star team in 2010 and winning a World Series ring. Show More Summary
The least anticipated Civil War in years happens on a Black Friday. Well, the Ducks really outdid themselves last week. Seemingly in the driver's seat for the conference title and a second consecutive Rose Bowl berth, Oregon went down to Arizona and was completely demolished by a mediocre team that had just lost to Washington State the previous week. Show More Summary
2011 Topps Liquorfractor #635 Sorry but if you're going to throw out a random new parallel out of the blue and then name it Congnac, you better be prepared for internet goofballs to label it a Liquorfractor.In related news, the Goddamn Fucking Holiday Season is right up my butt and I need a drink. BAD.
2013 Topps Finest Refractor #34 Good 'ol Topps Finest, they've been the finest for what now, 20 years? And refractors are extra super duper special. Maybe not as special as 20 years ago that there's so many extra flavors of refractor now but pretty dang special. Show More Summary
2013 Allen & Ginter Jersey #AGFR-JH I have no idea why Allen & Ginter started inserting full size relic cards. Actually I do, but I don't feel like ranting today. Frustrating as it is that my favorite set got Gypsy Queened this is a very nice looking card. Show More Summary
2013 Panini Prism #125 Here's the actual 2013 Panini Prizm card of Jason Heyward and not the 2012 card that was released in summer 2013 but still labelled 2012 because why the hell not. I still like this card as a poor man's Finest. Design is interesting, I like how the lean on the back mirrors the lean on the front. Show More Summary
Happy Thanksgiving! Go (whoever is playing Dallas)!
Here in the US today is Thanksgiving, and the start of a much needed four day break from work for yours truly. I could list all the things I'm thankful for, like my family, my health, my job, but this is a sports card blog! So instead,...Show More Summary
2008 MultiAd Rome Braves #16 I was loopy over Heyward from the moment we drafred him, so you'd think I would have been a little more diligent in snagging his minor league sets, especially since two of the Braves' affiliates are an hour's drive from my house. Show More Summary
Maybe the salaries for rank-and-file MLB players have bumped up with more money in the game - so a three year, $15 million commitment for someone of Smith's talents might not be unreasonable, though I wouldn't have been itching to sign a random guy with little upside. Show More Summary
So turkey's tomorrow and I'm sorta distracted. Have a nice simple, solid team set without many bells and whistles. Also the first set I ever collected. Also including the greatest card ever of a Hungarian. Have yourself a big helping of 1981 Topps with a side dish of Traded. I know I promised to put the card numbers here, but tryptophan and laziness and etc. Maybe next week.
I’m a baseball card hoarder and maybe the best thing about repacks - is when I’m always looking for a cardboard fix, a repack gives me an assorted number of cards to flip through when I can't always make it to the one card shop I go to and/or the card show. Show More Summary
Some Cardinals cards from a Group Break spanning multiple decades. Last month I bought in on a group break that didn't seem to have a central theme. Nachos Grande purchased some boxes with combined fun and value factors, including some products I haven't seen much of. Show More Summary
2013 Bowman Chrome #56 Not a fan of Chrome. Less of a fan of Bowman. Both of 'em together can go bleep a bleeping bleep. BUT... I like a good Barve now and then and I had a chance to get a complete BowChro team set from @SimSolo over on the Twittahs and I jumped at it. Show More Summary