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Buyback Franken-set: Approaching 2/3 Complete

A paid holiday from work today actually provided me with some spare time to cobble together a blog post. Why not grab another ten buybacks off the stack and see how they fare for the franken-set project? 1987 Topps #425 - Tom Seaver A real strong contestant starts off today's proceedings. Show More Summary

The Good Old Days

Right around the holidays I received a PWE from my buddy Mark Kaz, formerly of This Way to the Clubhouse, that took me back to our good old days of swapping three-pocket sheets of Mets and Red Sox. Years ago we were both setup on Zistle...Show More Summary

Christmas Loot

I bought myself a Christmas @thelootlocker present. Incredibly, I've had something close to a 90% success rate with boxes from The Loot Locker. (My definition of success is certainly subjective, but whatever.) December's featured hobby...Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Through the Years

Tonight's buyback franken-set post contains cards from every decade between the 1950s and the 1990s. Here we go... 1959 Topps #359 - Bill White In the lead-off spot, the oldest buyback of the post, a '59 Bill White. An interesting beginning to tonight's round, as White would later serve as President of the National League from 1989 through 1994. Show More Summary

Contest Results and a Group Break Plug

If you see your name, send me your mailing address! Before we get to the good stuff, I want to give a quick shout out to Tracy's Box Breaks. Tracy has a super affordable group break going, and there's still slots left. Someone is going...Show More Summary

Catching Up with All The Sports

A multi-sport trade package from up Canada way. The various stacks of cards around my home are starting to get dangerously high. They tend to wobble a bit whenever I am near them. This means that I'm overdue for some organization and some trades, which means we're going to be looking at another trade posts here at Cards on Cards. Show More Summary

Still Haven't Seen Star Wars

Still haven't seen the new Star Wars movie yet, which is unlike me. Maybe this weekend if things line up. I do have two Star Wars buybacks from 2017's 40th Anniversary set to share with you though... A couple of noteworthy scenes from the first-ever movie there. Show More Summary

Trade with Baseball Cards Come to Life!

I got over 300 assorted cards from Bo at Baseball Cards Come to Life! as sort of a blind trade - on my end, the most important thing was getting a mini-collection 'boost' at the end of 2017 when I thought I'd accounted for all the cards I was going to get. Show More Summary

1975 Topps Robin Yount RC #223

I added another old school rookie card to the personal collection and while this was more of an impulsive pick-up as opposed to a priority at the top of a wantlist - there is some lingering nostalgia over this card, especially when paired up with George Brett's rookie card [#228] from the same set. Show More Summary

Chipping Away at the WHA

Something about sub-zero temperatures and shoveling snow just gets me in the mood for hockey cards. Understandable, I guess. Anyway, as I touched on in my 2017 re-cap, one of the areas I hope to make better progress on in 2018 within...Show More Summary

Another Contest Update and a Quick Trade Post

Don't forget to make your picks for the championship game! Well, it was quite a New Year's weekend in the college football ranks. Unfortunately, I spent the entire big day traveling, so I didn't see either of the playoff games. I'm a bit bummed that Oklahoma did not win, even though Baker Mayfield is kind of insufferable. Show More Summary

2018's First "COMC Blaster"

Let's raid my card chest where I store past COMC hauls for the first time in 2018 here to see how far we can get building a virtual "blaster" with $20 worth of credit... Why on Earth would this '71 Jim Nelson be in the lead-off spot?...Show More Summary

2017 Topps Gallery blaster box recap 2 of 2

Artist proof parallel pack #28 Sean Newcomb #146 Gerrit Cole #8 Steven Matz #19 Carson Fulmer Pack one #32 Gregory Polanco #25 Bryce Harper #HOF-19 Jim Palmer - Hall of Fame Gallery insert #62 Yasmani Grandal Pack two #140 Anthony Rizzo...Show More Summary

2017 Topps Gallery blaster box recap 1 of 2

Go figure I was able to pick up a couple of blaster boxes online as opposed to fruitless in-person searches through some random Walmarts - I feel the one or two Walmarts I may be able to go are spotty as far as having specific brand of trading cards at any one time. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Kicking Off 2018

As I take stock of the state of my collection to begin 2018, one aspect I know I'll be continuing to make progress on is my buyback franken-set. I finished 2017 with just over 900 total buybacks in my collection (908 to be exact), and...Show More Summary

A one post 2017 recap - my regional PCs

I have a yearly set of collecting goals I've kept offline since I think it gets too long winded to fully go through on a blog - one of the goals I wanted to focus on was this reboot of my Angels collection. A.) Put together a list of...Show More Summary

A Clean Sheet

Welcome to 2018! Today seemed like the perfect day to post one of the more unique buybacks I picked up last year: Yup, a buyback of a Zamboni! For those who may not know, though I'd assume every sports fan does, this is the vehicle that cleans the ice before hockey games and between periods. Show More Summary

1975 Topps Gary Carter RC #620

I want to be greedy in adding traditional rookie cards of legends / icons from old school/vintage years when possible - there maybe tiers as far as rookie card wants go; a rule of thumb is cards have to be at least be 20 years old to make the list. Show More Summary

The Best 17 of 2017!

I thought a list of the top 17 cards to be featured on the blog here in 2017 might be a nice way to close out my tenth year of blogging. After all, everyone enjoys a good list at this time of year right?The rules are simple, single cards only, and they have to be cards that made their debut on the blog in 2017. Show More Summary

Card Room Cleanup

As we prepare to turn the calendar over to a new year, there's a natural tendency to organize. My desk in my office and my Blogger drafts folder are no exception, so here's a bunch of stuff that's been waiting for some time to be posted up here... Show More Summary

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