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Featured autograph - Chris Cannizzaro

Cannizzaro was in rough shape but managed to sign autographs at MLB All-Star Fan Fest - he first San Diego Padres All-Star and was on both the Padres expansion team in 1969 and the New York Mets expansion team in 1962.

Featured autograph - Randy Ready

I got five cards [all MLB authenticated for what it's worth] signed by the former utility player and longtime coach at the MLB All-Star Fan Fest - Ready played in the middle of the junk wax era so even as a rank-and-file player, he had a lot of cards made. Show More Summary

Someone Likes the A's

Turning A's into Birds, thanks to a @JoshSamBob mailing. For nearly a decade, I haven't been able to figure out what to do with any of my Oakland A's cards, aside from a stray Rickey Henderson or Mark McGwire card here and there. This all finally changed recently, as I finally found a suitable home for a bunch of A's cards. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Kevin Mitchell

I picked up the 1994 Topps Gold for my 'inking it up' mini-collection and go figure, ended up getting the card signed at the 2016 MLB All-Star Fan Fest - the focus of my 'image based' mini-collections is on the cards and I like the keep the cards unsigned because when a card is autographed, it usually obscures the image on the card. Show More Summary

1994-95 Fleer Franchise Futures

Quick post today featuring a '90s insert set that I was able to grab the remaining cards I needed from cheaply at the hobby shop. From the 1994-95 Fleer hockey set, it's Franchise Futures... Fleer certainly liked making "busy" cards in the mid-'90s, and this insert set is no exception. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Jesse Orosco

I've gotten his autograph in recent years, though I didn't see him this year until he made an MLB All-Star Fan Fest appearance - Orosco was a 24-year MLB veteran who appeared in a record 1252 games for 10 teams. While a nomad after he left the organization - Orosco was a 2-time All-Star in his eight seasons with the New York Mets and closed out Game 7 of 1986 World Series.

One Card Post - Mini Fisk

What: 1975 Topps Mini #80 - Carlton FiskWhere: COMCHow Much?: $1.45Why?: What a feeling adding this iconic '70s card to my Red Sox collection for less than a buck fifty!

Featured autographs - Dodgers prospects

Pitchers Grant Holmes, Josh Sborz and Andrew Sopko maybe just the trade bait needed to land an ace like Chris Sale - who seems an obvious fit for the Dodgers now that Clayton Kershaw could be out for the season. The trio of Holmes, Sborz...Show More Summary

Signature Sundays - Random Autos

A little scan folder clean-up this Sunday for my Signature Sundays post. These handful of autos all joined my collection sometime in the last couple of years and never managed to get a post of their own, so I'm lumping them together for today's edition... Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Will Clark

The former MLB superstar made an appearance during a minor league game in Lancaster California and I was able to get my 2001 Fleer Tradition set card signed - it was great for me to get his autograph for the first time and knock out a 15-year old set card. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set - From Guidry to Griffey

Let's evaluate ten more buybacks for induction into my franken-set on this sunny summer Saturday, shall we? #202 - 1979 Ron Guidry Record Breaker Neat one here to kick things off, a record breaker card commemorating the 18 strikeout performance that Ron Guidry had against the Angels in '78. Show More Summary

Quick & Dirty Stadium Club Blaster

When Stadium Club hit the shelves a couple of weeks back I picked up my obligatory blaster at Target: The cards are gorgeous, I know. For some reason though I'm less enthused about this year's set. Maybe it's because my blaster wasn't all that exciting. Show More Summary

Award winner adds - miscellaneous MVPs

2002 SP Legendary Cuts Dazzy Vance #16 - 1924 National League MVP 1991 Conlon George H. Burns #309 2007 SP Legendary Cuts Charlie Gehringer #32 - 1937 American League MVP 2001 Topps Archives Jackie Jensen #145 - 1958 American League MVP 2001 Upper Deck Decade 1970s Joe Torre #144 - 1971 National League MVP

A Long Ways From Cooperstown

Another super trade from three time zones over. Portland, Oregon is a long ways from anywhere. With the crippling budget crisis that seems to have been the standard operating practice for the USPS going on years now, it's fairly wondrous that it only takes a few days for these baseball cards to go from coast to coast. Show More Summary

$2 vendor 'pile of' repacks - Giants #2

The players with the most cards in this repack - J.T. Snow x5, Jeff Kent x4, Kevin Mitchell x4, Robby Thompson x4, Mike Aldrete x3, Bob Brenly x3, Bill Laskey x3, Tim Lincecum x3, Barry Zito x3, Rod Beck x2, Vida Blue x2, Matt Cain x2,...Show More Summary

Pirates, Clowns, and a Free Prize Inside!

Today's post comes courtesy of Joe Shlabotnik of The Shlabotnik Report. As the post title indicates, Joe's latest PWE came with a free prize inside. We'll get to that shortly though, first let's take a look at some excellent new Red Sox cards that were included in the envelope... Show More Summary

One Card Post - Bubbles Bogaerts

What: 2014 Bowman Chrome Bubbles Refractor #1 - Xander Bogaerts RC (#'d /99)Where: COMCHow Much?: $5.05Why?: One of my better COMC bargains over the past couple of years for sure. Picked this one up back in November of 2014, and after the past couple of seasons this really looks like quite a bargain on a solid Xander Bogaerts RC. Show More Summary

$2 vendor 'pile of' repacks - Giants #1

This was the first of two Giants repacks I picked up - I think the reason I grabbed a couple of Giants ones was I wanted an assortment as different cards as possible, even if I didn't really collect the team represented. The playersShow More Summary


A greater than great set of cards from @Lost_Collector I like to say that every trade I've made through the blog over the years has been great, but certainly there are occasions where something I get back is a little more... great. This is probably one of those teams. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set - Nolan Ryan Deja Vu & an AL MVP

Time to look at another ten nominees for my buyback franken-set, which is really starting to pick up some steam. For the second franken-set post in a row we start with a '90 Topps Nolan Ryan! #4 - 1990 Nolan Ryan The first five cards...Show More Summary

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