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For the Price of a Rack Pack...

...I got all this out of bargain bins at a card show last month. It's like I made my own vintage 1960 card rack pack! Let's start the post with a Post. A '60 Topps Post. Now I want to find a 1962 Post Wally Post so I can write a post about a Post Post. Show More Summary

Good Luck Ducks, Week 11: Pivotal Road Fight

Oregon faces their biggest road test of the season against a stubborn Utah team. Having unceremoniously dispatched Stanford last week without much trouble, Oregon finds themselves facing perhaps their toughest test of the season. The Ducks head to Utah for a late game against a team leading the entire nation in sacks. Show More Summary

Airbrushed Fridays: 1976 Topps Traded #27T

The Yankees cap doesn't always fit. This time, it did. Who is he? Ed Figueroa was a Puerto Rico-born pitcher who became the first from the territory to win 20 games in a season. He came up with the Angels, but his best years would lie ahead of him. Show More Summary

Mailbox Action

Get ready for some trade posts to cozy up those chilly autumn evenings. The mailbox at Cards on Cards Central has been rather full again, and not just with political campaign ads. I've started throwing cards around the country again and others have thrown things back at me. Show More Summary

Purple Shiny Winners

Not pictured: Mickey Mouse ears Congrats are due to Jim of The Phillies Room for being chosen as the winner of Friday's quick contest. The prize is 3 of the purple refractors that I pulled from a recently purchased $10 blaster of 2014 Topps Heritage. Show More Summary

Trading Card Preservation Society

Matt at Heartbreaking Cards and I made a podcast!I had no idea what I was doing but that's never stopped me before!In the podcast we talk about stuff. Some of it is even card stuff. Topps stuff, autograph stuff, more Topps stuff, and - well we talk a lot about Topps stuff to start out with. Show More Summary

Featured autographs - Delino DeShields

2001 Fleer Tradition was probably the first set where I tried to get as many of the cards signed in-person / TTM - at first, I thought the cards were kind of ugly [it's obviously a retro themed design, but maybe I thought the cards looked...Show More Summary

The Angels could use this guy - Billy Butler

The Angels need to take a chance on signing him to plug somewhere in the middle of the lineup to hit after Albert Pujols and/or Josh Hamilton - while Butler isn't quite a year in, year out home run threat and his slugging percentage has dipped in the past few years, he does hit little bit. Show More Summary

Signature Sundays - Fuhr & LaFontaine!

Not much time to write today, been working all weekend unfortunately (from home at least, enjoying the Pats/Broncos game as I write this). Anyway, here are two of the final few cards I have to show from 2012-13 Panini Classics Signatures... Show More Summary

Mobile Wantlist - 1951 to 1970 Topps

I haven't forgotten about your questions, they'll be answered soon...1951Red - 1 2 3 4 6 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 29 31 33 34 35 36 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 47 48 51Blue - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15...Show More Summary

2014 Topps Stadium Club mini box recap #3

I paid about $80 for this box of cards and I'm still trying to make sense of my lackluster pulls - it looks like prices have dropped bit by bit and even as I felt like this break could have been much better, I'm wondering if it is worth trying another full box at $55-$60 [if prices fall that far]. Show More Summary

Good Luck Ducks, Week 10: Hell to Pay

Let's just burn this thing down to the ground. Rivalries are one thing, steeped in history with lots of older men exchanging stories about past border clashes. Families are divided over their allegiances to one team or another. Beneath all the crosstalk, however, there's usually a measure of respect that lies below the surface. Show More Summary

2014 Topps Stadium Club mini box recap #2

Pack one#28 Giancarlo Stanton#155 Michael WachaT10C George Springer - Luminous insert#69 Freddie Freeman#160 Joe MauerPack two#87 Joey Votto#26 Taijuan Walker#52 Manny Machado#16 Nolan Arenado#148 Salvador PerezPack three#25 Juan Encarnacion#147...Show More Summary

Not Airbrushed Friday: Trick or Treat!

It's my birthday, so I'm going to put you to work for me. Maybe you'll win? Here's the deal: it's my birthday and I don't feel like I should be put to work on my birthday. That means no inspired (ha!) Airbrushed Fridays post from me....Show More Summary

Beam Me Up

Hey, it's my birthday! (Almost.) Impromptu contest forthcoming.

My Oscar Taveras cards - a final look

His potential is what makes his untimely passing a tragedy in the sense that baseball fans care - who knows now what he could have done with a full season in the major leagues? He could have lit the league up on fire through the next 5-10 years, he might have been a star, All-Star or superstar but now he is gone. Show More Summary

Ring Leaders' Leaders

Terry Pendleton, 1995 Stadium Club Ring LeadersStadium Club CEO, Hank Freck: Gentlemen, today is the first day of the rest of our baseball card lives. Today we begin designing the Ring Leaders series that is going to set the world on fire.Stadium club execs: (cheer)Hank Freck: I want no expense spared, and I want no wasted space. Show More Summary

2014 World Series recap

Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants for winning their third World Series championship in five years - I wonder how Los Angeles Dodgers fans feel at the moment when they haven't won squat in nearly 30 years. It's amazing thatShow More Summary

2014 Topps Stadium Club mini box recap #1

Pack one #164 Ryan Braun #136 Jason Kipnis #177 Eddie Murray #84 Aroldis Chapman #184 Cliff Lee Pack two #152 Nelson Cruz #43 Pedro Martinez #FA-7 David Wright - Field Access insert serial #'d 91/99 #188 George Brett #27 Lou Gehrig Pack...Show More Summary

Rip City Is Back

Oh, and there's that whole World Series Game 7 thing, too. I have tickets to the Blazers season opener tomorrow night (or basically tonight by the time you are reading this) and I couldn't be more excited. I usually go to about a dozen games a year, give or take a few, but I don't talk Blazers a lot on this blog. Show More Summary

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