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Red Sox Collection - Diamond Stars Ostermueller!

One of the vintage Red Sox team sets that I've been pursuing is the National Chicle Diamond Stars release from the mid-1930s. There are only 6 Red Sox cards on the checklist for this set, which was released in batches between 1934 and 1936. Show More Summary

Fairfield 250 card cube recap Part 2

The second half of the repack was really full of it - I had a hard time picking out which cards to 'feature' as highlights. 1987 Topps Don Carman #3551991 Upper Deck Terry Mulholland #4261990 Donruss John Franco #141991 Upper Deck Gary...Show More Summary

This Hit the Spot

A buck a pack for something Sweet. I picked up some 2005 Upper Deck Sweet Spot packs off the floor (literally) at a show I attended awhile back and was pleasantly surprised with the results. I posted the first pack over at APTBNL awhile back and I thought I'd share the rest here. Show More Summary

Fairfield 250 card cube recap Part 1

When I can't get to a card shop and have no other means to secure random cards to go through, I grab one of these $10 cubes - I figure I might have fun sifting through the junk wax cards to find at least a few cards for my mini-collections. Show More Summary

Signature Sundays - Gary Simmons

Now that I've gotten all of the 2012-13 Panini Classics Signatures cards posted I can move on to some other great autographs that have been waiting on the back burner for a while. This week I've got one of my most recent hockey pick-ups...Show More Summary

Josh Donaldson trade

Oakland A's fans are freaking out over the Donaldson trade because he had emerged as a star over the last couple of years - now fan favorite Donaldson goes to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for scratch offs and A's fans wonder if general manager Billy Beane has lost it. Show More Summary

Good Luck Ducks, Week 14: Civil War

Can a rivalry game also be a trap game? The Civil War is upon us yet again. Last season, a reeling Oregon team barely survived the matchup with the in-state rivals on their own turf in a game I managed to completely block out of my memory. Show More Summary

2004 Upper Deck SP Prospects box recap #2

#NH-CR Cesar Ramos - National Honors USA jersey #DT Derek Tharpe - autograph serial #'d 067/400 #318 Jay Rainville - autograph serial #'d 087/485 #362 Grant Hansen - autograph serial #'d 420/600 #DD-LA Raymond Liotta / Brandon Allen - dual autograph serial #'d 160/175 #KK Koley Kolberg - autograph serial #'d 211/400 #NH-BH Brett Hayes - National Honors USA jersey

Airbrushed Fridays: 2014 Topps #646

Take a break from buying things to check out this Photoshopped thing. Who is he? For the second straight week, we have a former Cardinal on a 2014 Topps Series 2 card. Haren was a one-time pitching prospect with St. Louis and was at the heart of the deal that brought Mark Mulder over from Oakland. Show More Summary

2004 Upper Deck SP Prospects box recap #1

#MR Mark Roberts - autograph serial #'d 06/10 I picked up a couple of boxes for $29.95 each, hoping to pull a hidden gem [like a Dustin Pedroia autograph rookie or maybe a dual / triple autograph featuring a draft pick and an established...Show More Summary

Happy Thanksgiving

Fly, Eagles Fly! And have a happy #BirdDay


Today seemed like the most appropriate day to post these two cards. They joined my collection courtesy of my most recent COMC shipment a month or two ago. I've had my eye on this one for a while, but could never seem to find it in a condition I was satisfied with. Show More Summary

Quick Rip - 2008-09 Upper Deck MVP Hockey

Here's a quick pack rip of 2008-09 Upper Deck MVP hockey. Just seems like the perfect time of year to open up a pack of hockey cards. This one's been sitting on the shelf for a few months since I acquired it in a repack... Future HOFer (and briefly a Boston Bruin!) Jarome Iginla graces the pack with his presence. Show More Summary

Autograph request through the mail received: Clint Frazier

I sent this request out c/o Cleveland Indians [spring training] in March and got it back yesterday - it doesn't happen at all these days, but it's nice to get back a random SASE I nearly forgot about [though I remember this post] and actually get a pair of signed cards.

Cards from Across the Border: Cardinals Edition

A trade so nice I split it thrice. Occasionally I'll get a package of cards in the mail so generous that I can't conceivably do it justice with my typical five-images-and-a-few-comments approach. A package arrived from Sportscards From...Show More Summary

Jersey cards

This game-used [or was it event worn] swatch from some player's jersey card isn't guaranteed to be from anything - I just grabbed it online to have a picture up. I still like jersey cards but liking them isn't the same as valuing them...Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Buddy Bell

I caught him in the Arizona Fall League and he works as a front office guy for the Chicago White Sox - I've hoarded his cards for a while and was geeked up to finally spot him at a game. However, he only ended up signing one of my cards...Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Daniel Robertson II

I sometimes get this Daniel Robertson confused with the other Daniel Robertson, the one the Angels recently picked up - the Robertson that signed this baseball is in the Oakland Athletics' system and might be worth watching as far as a guy should end up in the major leagues at some point.

Featured autograph - Daniel Robertson I

A scrappy little outfielder, Robertson just spent his first season in the major leagues with the Texas Rangers - the Angels just picked him up, though it remains to be seen if he is even in the organization between now and 2015 Opening Day. Show More Summary

Carlos Perez printing plate

I picked up this printing plate for just about $10 the day I found out Perez was one of the players the Angels got back in the Hank Conger trade - I saw another collector getting a printing plate signed in the Arizona Fall League and I wanted one for myself. Show More Summary

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