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All-time angels autograph collection

It's a thing where I want at least one autograph of players who've played for the Angels - as is, I've been content to collect loose autograph cards / items [TTM/in-person, certified and purchased] while not really putting them together in a tangible way. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Torey Lovullo

Over the years, there have been an endless archive of major league games posted on YouTube and for now, MLB has been sort of liberal as far as not flagging down the games not posted through their actual account - while the concept of watching archived games isn't new to me, maybe my attention span is much shorter than it was 25 years ago. Show More Summary

Black Friday COMC Haul - Hoyt!

This week has been insanely busy, and today has been no different. So, just a quick one tonight featuring a card I grabbed on COMC over Black Friday weekend... My 1959 Topps set is still in a relatively early stage, so it felt good to add a HOFer to the binder with this Hoyt Wilhelm. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Luis Valbuena

I'm not really excited about his signing, because I see Valbuena as a flawed player with an up-and-down big league career - if he hits around.250 instead of.220 with 15-20 home runs, then he's probably a useful piece. Once he plays in...Show More Summary

Red Sox Greats & an Old Navigator

Though he closed up shop a while back as far as his blog is concerned, my buddy Mark Kaz (formerly) of This Way to the Clubhouse has still kept up with our back-and-forth PWE venture that has been ongoing for years now. Just this past week I received another nice batch of 9 in fact... Show More Summary

A Bunch of Jablonski

The trade winds blow from @adamk0310 and Infield Fly Rule. As I ponder another collecting organization dilemma (Zistle vs. The Trading Card Database), it's time to sort through some more stuff I received last month as part of a flurry of activities around the holidays. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Off the Wall Part IV - Dick Pole & Friends

Another day, another ten buybacks evaluated for inclusion in my franken-set. Today's batch once again comes courtesy of Shane Katz of Off the Wall. 1975 Topps #513 - Dick Pole We'll start off with one that pleases the 12-year-old in me with a juvenile sense of humor, a '75 Topps Dick Pole. Show More Summary

Vintage & Shiny - Cards from Kin

Today's post features a nice batch of cards that I received last week from Kin Kinsley, who writes over at the relatively new blog I Feel Like a Collector Again. Though he started that blog only a month or so ago, Kin has really immersed himself in the blogosphere quickly. Show More Summary

One Card Post - The Golden Jet

What: 1971-72 Topps #50 - Bobby HullWhere: eBay (Buy-it-Now Best Offer)How Much?: $8.50 (free shipping!)Why?: I've decided that one of the things I'll be focusing on in 2017 is expanding and filling gaps in my '70s hockey card collection, and my first purchase of the year accomplished exactly that. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Off the Wall Part III - No Foil?

After a deflating Bruins loss last night, then watching Liverpool drop valuable points in the Premier League for the second game in a row this morning, this time inexplicably losing to last place Swansea City at home, it's been a rough last 24 hours of sports for me. Show More Summary

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

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