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1998 Score Rookie & Traded David Ortiz #RT 74 1998 Score Rookie & Traded Billy Wagner #RT 77 1998 Score Rookie & Traded Vinny Castilla #RT 78 1998 Score Rookie & Traded Pat Hentgen #RT 87 1998 Score Rookie & Traded Garret Anderson #RT...Show More Summary

Signature Sundays - Carl Soderberg

It's been a little depressing watching the Bruins the past few weeks. If the season were to end today, they'd be out of the playoff picture. Although he's struggled during stretches like the rest of the team, one of the bright spots on this year's roster has been Carl Soderberg. Show More Summary

2014 Bowman Draft Super Jumbo pack recap #2

#TP-22 J.P. Crawford#DP 58 Grant Hochin#TP-39 Aaron Judge#DP 69 Mitch Keller#TP-50 Jacoby Jones#DP 80 Jace Fry#TP-61 Tyler Glasnow#DP 90 Josh Morgan#TP-71 Miguel Almonte#DP 104 Brett Austin#CDP 74 Ronnie Williams - Chrome#CTP 55 Luis...Show More Summary

Quick Rip - 1995-96 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey

When I picked up my box of 2014 Stadium Club baseball from DA Card World on Cyber Monday, I threw a couple of other heavily discounted boxes into the order as well. One of those was 1995-96 Upper Deck Series 2 hockey: I've always loved this set. Show More Summary

More Sweet Spot

I'm trapped inside with sports on the TV as Noah's Ark is being assembled outside my door. Well, I don't know about you, but I'm not off to a tremendous start in the whole bowl pick 'em thing. While I continue to wait for the group break box to arrive (now scheduled for Monday), here's another pack break. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Johnny Giavotella

The Angels picked him up recently and I was geeked up since I have this random card that he signed in ballpoint ink [through the mail] laying around - the signed card maybe of use if he plays in one game for the Angels in 2015 and I can slip it into my all-time Angels autograph collection. Show More Summary

Joy of a Completed Set - 2002 Rittenhouse James Bond: Die Another Day

Because North Korea and Sony (and Paramount) can go suck each other's dicks. Cuba's OK now though.Remember to read the back of the page down to up! Completely backwards, just like the rest of the fuckin' world in 2014. I'm on a bit of a Bond kick right now and I need more cards of James in my life.

Assorted football card finds

I don't collect other sports cards, but I'm tempted to pass by the football section of the quarter boxes - to leaf through cards that maybe of use to fill out some of my mini-collections and/or be used to update the 'Rolodex' of assorted NFL star cards I have somewhere. Show More Summary

Airbrushed Fridays: 2012 Bowman #40

Are we officially in the post-PED era now? Who is he? Melky Cabrera is a Dominican born outfielder whose rise to prominence coincided with a suspension for performance-enhancing drugs. Earlier this year, we pondered what 2014 would be like for some prominent players who were recently busted. Show More Summary

Contest Update and a New Mailing Address

Don't forget to enter the contest and make your picks! We're closing in on the deadline for another Cards on Cards Pick 'Em Party Where You Get Free Cards... okay, there's probably a better name for this. Go here and get the details if you haven't signed up yet. Show More Summary

Trade post with S.Mack Talk II

Jimmy over at S.Mack Talk wanted several of the 2014 Topps Update parallels I pulled and had agreed to trade me some of his extra Leaf Perfect Game cards of guys currently on the Cal State Fullerton baseball - but since time had passed,...Show More Summary

Featured autographs - certified pick ups

Sam Tuivailala - started out as a shortstop, converted into a pitcher, probably a future bullpen guy with the stuff of a closer. Nick Howard - Cincinnati Reds' first round pick in 2014, already featured once on the blog. Joe Gatto - not the Impractical Jokers guy who kind of looks like Gary Gaetti, but an Angels draft pick in 2014.

Grade This Card: 1954 Topps Whitey Ford

I'm not a professional grader, just a longtime collector. I have a pretty good idea what constitutes gem mint, and what's considered poor. It's just everything in between that throws me. I've scanned one of my cards here. Help me out...Show More Summary

1991 Upper Deck Sid Fernandez #242

OK Doc, one more fat joke and I'll whack your head off like Mitchell did to that cat a few years back.

A Boatload of Crap

Sort of describes my week. Sort of describes how this post is going to go. As I attempt to get somewhat organized heading into the holidays, here are a bunch of scans that have been sitting in a folder waiting to see the light of day on the blog... Show More Summary

Pelotero recap

On YouTube, I stumbled upon the 2012 documentary about a couple of players from the Dominican Republic back in 2009 - the documentary follows the paths Miguel Sano and Jean Batista take leading up to to the July 2 international signing deadline. Show More Summary

Best of 2014 - An Authentic John McGraw!

Sometimes you have to have a card just because. It may not fit specifically within the realm of what you typically collect, but for whatever reason it just speaks to you. Today's card is one of those examples; one I picked up way back at the beginning of the year and am only finally getting around to posting about now. Show More Summary

Help Me Grade This Card: 1953 Topps Ed Mathews

Now, I'm not a professional grader, just a longtime collector. I have a pretty good idea what constitutes gem mint, and what's considered poor. It's just everything in between that throws me.I've scanned one of my cards here. Help me...Show More Summary

Howie Kendrick

Kendrick gets to stay in the So. Cal area and ends up playing for a more prominent 'LA' team - I guess with one year remaining left on his contract, it's great he was traded for a young, cost controlled young pitching prospect. I'm not...Show More Summary

Contest Time! College Bowl Pick 'Em 6

Win baseball cards for being right at something for once in your life. If you dare? For the sixth strraight year, I am giving away free cards to the best prognosticators of (mostly) meaningless college football games. Past winners include...Show More Summary

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