I've driven hundreds of miles the past couple of days for work, and have a 16-hour stress-filled day today, so this will be brief. Just a quick quartet of buybacks that I picked up a few weeks back on eBay... 1967 Topps #375 - Jake Gibbs I don't know much about Jake Gibbs; he served as a backup catcher for the Yankees for a number of years. Show More Summary
There's new grass on the field. Did you know that actual, factual baseball will be played as soon as this weekend? We may still be knee deep in one of the worst weather winter's we've had in quite some time, but baseball doesn't care about your stupid calendars. Show More Summary
Today's buyback post will feature ten cards from a recent lot of 68 that I snagged off of eBay for the price of a blaster. They're admittedly not the most exciting grouping of buybacks (and I'd expect nothing more at that price), but they do nicely wind down the last couple of years of the '70s and transition over to the early '80s. Show More Summary
My Topps year-to-year run [1978-present] of cards for each MLB team has been a dormant project - but since there is still novelty in the 'newish' flagship cards for the year, I wanted to get 2017 out of the way. Though my run doesn't...Show More Summary
Every so often when I have a few minutes to kill with my iPad, I'll search the trading card section on eBay for 'Autograph', sort by Ending Soonest and see if there's any low-hanging fruit to be plucked at the last moment. Doing so last...Show More Summary
Recently, buyback cards have been flooding into Shoebox Legends headquarters from all over the place. In fact, I have four more folks who've sent me buybacks recently that I need to thank, and that's exactly what I'll be doing here. Let's take a look at the goods and see if they make the franken-set album... Show More Summary
A couple of weeks back I got an email from Dave & Adam's Card World letting me know they were having a sale, and since I had a few minutes I decided to check it out. While I didn't find any boxes or other unopened modern product that...Show More Summary
I vaguely remember Elway sighing before signing this 1999 Topps card for me at a golf tournament - while there might have been chances to get a non-card item signed, I tend to be a 'card first' guy, so this was what I got scribbled on the last time I saw him.
Just a quick post tonight, been a long day. When I saw recently that an eBay seller had listed nearly an entire '59 Topps set, with each individual card starting at a penny and combined shipping available, I placed a few bids and came home with 9 new cards for my set in the end. Show More Summary
I was able to get Brees to sign this 2006 Upper Deck Rookie Debut card years ago and dug it out to be slabbed - a good thing is that the trading card lists and pictures [wish it was a game action image] Brees with a New Orleans Saints since he has been the face of that franchise for 11 seasons.
Football has the longest offseason, but that's fine with me. Reader Brandon has exchanged cards with me a few times, and he's been able to track down some quality Quack Attack cards in the past. This time was no exception. I usually save the Ducks cards I get in trades to post on game days, but that's not always fair to do. Show More Summary
Pitchers and catchers, reporting for duty! The sporting world has been rather rough to me lately, at least when it comes to my rooting interests. After sitting through another agonizing Trail Blazers loss last night, a card arrived in...Show More Summary
I'm beginning to have a real "first world problem" when it comes to operating the blog, and that is that so many generous folks are sending me cards that it's truly becoming a part-time job keeping up with everything. Much of this is...Show More Summary
I primarily collect baseball, so my collection of signed IP/TTM cards from other sports just doesn't run as deep - I may have something loose to dig for like these cards I thought might look good once authenticated and slabbed. I must...Show More Summary
It's been a lot of fun so far working on the '72-73 O-Pee-Chee WHA subset, and I've really kicked it into high gear the past few weeks. Today I've got another pair to share with you, each plucked from eBay for just a couple bucks... Winger Wayne Rivers appeared in just over 100 NHL games throughout the '60s, tallying 15 goals over that span. Show More Summary
Most of my 'pocket change' has been spent towards picking up magnetic card holders to upgrade storage for many of the individual cards in my PCs - I can only use top loaders and semi-rigids from 1999 for so long. As is, I haven't really...Show More Summary
I'm out cruising around deep in the woods of northern New Hampshire on a snowmobile right about now, so how about a scheduled post to clean out a bunch of back-logged images from my scans folder? Sure, why not! In 2008, Topps included a 5-card insert set of the World's Deadliest Sharks in its Allen & Ginter release. Show More Summary
Bettis has a unique autograph where it looks like he writes out the 'Rome' in Jerome and then draws out a caricature of a football - maybe it was because I was getting him on a trading card and it wasn't a paid signing, but I didn't get any of those unique qualities. Show More Summary
The only non football autograph in my PSA/DNA submission was a TTM signed card of NBA legend Jerry West - it may only be a card I randomly sent at some point within the past 15 years, but I'm amazed it came back to me signed, because I've always associated The Logo as a sporting great who may not have signed autograph requests.
As I keep rolling with the buyback franken-set project, today I've got a stack of 10 that have all been featured on the blog in years past, but haven't officially been evaluated for/incorporated into the franken-set. Time to do a little house-keeping, let's dive in... Show More Summary