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Pack Rip - 2013-14 Upper Deck Series 1

Minimal amount of time for cards/blogging today, so how about a quick pack rip? Here's another pack from the 2013-14 Upper Deck Series 1 tin that I picked up in a recent DA Card World order. 8 cards in total, let's see what I pulled... Show More Summary

Good Luck Ducks: It's Only Everything

Oregon faces Ohio State in the inaugural CFP National Championship game. Wow. A season (and a half, it feels like) of exciting college football has culminated in a final meeting between two teams that won actual playoff games for the right to face each other for the ultimate prize. Show More Summary

A future Angel - Ian Desmond?

Assuming the Angels let their own regular shortstop [Erick Aybar] walk after this year - Desmond would be at the top of my wishlist as far as a position player. I'm not sure how it's going to happen, though I assume it is going to be...Show More Summary

Custom 1966 Leaders Cards

Pulled a card at random—1967 NL Home Run Leaders—and made a couple of customs. Nineteen sixty-six was a big year for John Lennon!

1986 Topps Master Set Highlights

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I collect mega master sets. Today I want to highlight a few oddities from the 1986 Topps mega master set. Nineteen-eighty-six Topps may be my absolute favorite set from my childhood. It's the first...Show More Summary

Six finds from the quarter box

I'm going through miscellaneous, older cards at the LCS and at times I feel I'm scraping at the bottom of the barrel, particularly when it's a dead period for newer cards - I like to spend time finding so-called keepers as adds to my...Show More Summary

Signature Sundays - Martin St. Louis

Quick post today, featuring an autograph that I wasn't necessarily searching out but was just too good to pass on for the price: A couple of decades ago Martin St. Louis was an undersized and un-drafted player finishing up a successful collegiate career at the University of Vermont. Show More Summary

1978 Topps Master Set Highlights

I've gone on and on about collecting mega master sets. As of today, I'm actively collecting mega master sets for 1965, 1976, 1986, 1987, and 1988 Topps. But instead of writing another thousand words on the beauty of collecting a card...Show More Summary

Norwich Navigators - A New Collection

In the little corner of Connecticut where I grew up, there wasn't much in the way of professional sports. We had the Whalers in Hartford (although not for long) and the Red Sox in Boston, but each was maybe an hour's drive away from where I lived, which may as well have been a thousand miles to a young kid like myself at the time. Show More Summary

Hall of Fame - Randy Johnson

Scanner crisis is over so time for some Haul 'a Faym posts! Randy Johnson got the most votes this year, mainly because BBWAA members would check the box next to his name and remember their favorite dick joke and giggle. Hey, votes are votes, don't be judgmental. Show More Summary

NBA History, Sans Michael Jordan

What if you had to present the history of the NBA without mentioning Michael Jordan? Fans of basketball know that to even suggest something so ludicrous is, well, ludicrous. And yet, if you're Panini, you have an exclusive license to produce official NBA cards and the sport's number-one-all-time star is under contract with a competitor. Show More Summary

One Card Post - Action Packed Dirt Dog

One of my goals for this year (though I don't typically state them formally) is to post here more frequently. I don't think I will ever be a "post-per-day" blogger, just way too much going on with work and other personal things to likely ever post at that frequency. Show More Summary

Collecting Whalers - Tipped Off By My Dad

Recently I was tipped off regarding an awesome deal on a "pick any 10" lot of 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee cards that was listed on eBay. The person who tipped me off to the auction? My Dad! The coolest part is that the reason he sent me the link is that he noticed that quite a few of the cards in the lot were on my Whalers want list here on the blog. Show More Summary

An Original Fake

Nothing fake about this package, however. I'm all caught up with sending packages out, so it's time to show off some of the stuff I've actually received lately. I do have more things to mail out, but they will be more of the "I feel like sending you cards so I no longer have these cards" variety instead of something I organized. Show More Summary

Hall of Fame - Craig Biggio

(wrote this stuff last year when I still cared about the Hall of Fame. I did posts for Maddux, Glavine and Thomas featuring three favorite cards for each from my collection and Craig was supposed to be in that group but oh well. I knew...Show More Summary

Cardboard Classics - Mark Fitzpatrick

This one sort of fits nicely with the Patrick Marleau Canvas card from the other day. Another great photograph here, I guess I'm a sucker for hockey cards featuring unique rink entrances. Maybe I should make a collection out of it, as Brad suggested in the comments the other day. Show More Summary

New Year, Same Old Pack

Get your Sweet Spot here. I'm still working on getting the last of the group break packages out the door. By my count, I have 4 left to ship. I'm hoping to have these in the mail by tomorrow... or Wednesday at the latest. In the meantime, I thought I'd distract myself with another pack of 2005 Sweet Spot. Show More Summary

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