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2017 Hall of Fame inductees

Jeff Bagwell - regardless of the era Bagwell played in and the innuendo and actual drugs [Andro] he might have taken to be a dominant player or just to be able to play through a MLB season, Bagwell's election to the Hall of Fame validates his accomplishments as a major leaguer. Show More Summary

Cahan & the Cougars

Just a quick one card post today, featuring what was probably the best hockey card bargain I got on COMC over Black Friday weekend: During the 1972-73 season, O-Pee-Chee included some cards from the newly founded WHA in their flagship hockey release. Show More Summary

Vintage, Oddballs, Ticket Stubs and Buybacks - Another Great PWE from Dimebox Nick

A few weeks ago now I was the recipient of another jam-packed PWE from my good buddy Nick, king of the dime boxes. It's always an exciting feeling getting a package from Nick, because you truly never know what you'll find inside. With...Show More Summary

All This and Steve Sax, Too!

My second ever card of 3-time All-Star Curt Simmons is a certified autograph. In the midst of endless reproductions of Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle cards (well, not him so much anymore), a lot of good to great players of the past end up getting lost in the shuffled. Show More Summary

Nothin' But Bangers

A-sides, hit singles, chart toppers, etc. When you deal with Baseball Card Breakdown, you know you're gonna get the good stuff. We completed a trade all the way back in the fall of 2016 involving a George Brett relic that I pulled, as well as some other items in my trade box, and Gavin responded in kind with a whole mess of shiny Cardinals. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Off the Wall - Part II

Let's tackle the next ten buybacks from the great lot sent over by Shane Katz of Off the Wall late last year. If you missed it the first time around, you can check out the first portion of the lot here. For today I grabbed another ten cards off of the pile Shane sent, let's see how we do... Show More Summary

Pesky Yellows

More than seven years after the set's release, I'm still chasing after the 2009-10 Upper Deck Champ's Yellow parallels. With just 100 cards in the set you'd think I'd have knocked this one off by now, but the one-per-box insertion ratio makes these far from easy to come by.Hell, there are still a few cards I swear I've yet to see to this day. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Dean Chance

I was doing a random search on eBay and spotted an autographed 1962 Topps PSA/DNA blue flip 1962 Topps rookie card [sold by Baseball Card Exchange] - Chance’s autographs may not be hard to find but I wasn’t able to secure his autograph before he passed away in 2015. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Ball Four!

1967 Topps #393 - Jim Bouton Because why wouldn't I want the author of the infamous Ball Four in my buyback frankenset? In order to make it in though, it has to get past this card: Hmm... That might have been my easiest decision yet!Franken-set Progress: 261/792 (33%)"Rejected" Buybacks: 72Total Buybacks in Collection: 333

A couple of vintage Angels finds for my PC

I'm trying to build up my regional personal collection bit-by-bit, so picked up a 1964 Topps Bobby Knoop / Bob Lee rookie card #502 - Knoop was a three-time Gold Glove Award winner as the Angels primary second baseman of the 1960s and was named to the Halos' Hall of Fame in 2013. Show More Summary

Contest Results!

I'm gonna need some addresses from a few of you. Before I get into the details, I am going to need the following people to send me an email with your current mailing address: MrHaverkamp Raz Rhubarb_Runner Need More Cardboard Got it? Good. Show More Summary

Box Break - 2016 Stadium Club Premier League

At the height of this past holiday season, just a couple of weeks before Christmas, I learned that Topps had printed up a 2016 Stadium Club Premier League soccer set. As a soccer fan, and a Premier League fan specifically, I was beyond excited to find out this set existed. Show More Summary

A Glance at December's Loot

Another trip to @thelootlocker reveals another hit. Since I knew I wouldn't be receiving any cards as gifts this holiday season (people tend to know better than to do something like that), I purchased myself a gift once again at The Loot Locker. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Last of the Big Lot

Today I finally reach the end of the 113-card buyback lot that was one of two large lots I picked up in 2016. Let's take a look at the final ten cards... 1959 Topps #57 - Al Cicotte Coming out of the gate strong with a nice '59. I immediately...Show More Summary

One Card Post - A Whalers Buyback

What: 2010-11 Upper Deck French 20th Anniversary Buyback #327 - Brad ShawWhere: eBayHow Much?: $2.99 (plus 75 cents shipping)Why?: Here's my latest Upper Deck buyback, a '90-91 that was stamped and included in 2010-11 Upper Deck (French) to commemorate the brand's 20th anniversary. Show More Summary

Random pick-up - Rocky Perone

Back when the team was still kicking, I might have casually followed the Fullerton / Orange County Flyers baseball team [of the independent Golden Baseball League] - I tried looking up one of the standout players [Rich Pohle] on theShow More Summary

RIP Milt Schmidt

Milt Schmidt 1918 - 2017 This week the hockey world lost one of it's real good guys, as HOFer Milt Schmidt passed away at 98 years old on Wednesday. Milt was the oldest living former NHL player at the time of his passing, and he left...Show More Summary

Favorite Card of 2016

Because P-Town Tom wants to know.So this is my favorite set: And this is my favorite player: So this should really be a no brainer, right? BUT THEN.... HOLY CRIMINY JEEBUS BABE RUTH WITH A MONKEY Dem bootleggers at Leaf done threw me a knuckleball. Show More Summary

2016 Allen & Ginter Wantlist

so I'm slow, leave me alonealso I'm putting all the ginter base cards i still need on one page for easy scrolling in times of dime boxery2014 Allen & Ginter28 43 99101 116 145 146 189 193219 222 282316 324 333 3452015 Allen & Ginter2...Show More Summary

What I've tried to in 2016 - loose card projects

In addition to what I've started in previous years, I've tried to tend to the loose card projects that have sprouted up in 2016 - maybe these were the fun little, card related projects I could work on without having to worry about any apparent value. Show More Summary

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