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Buyback Franken-set: Some Improvements to the Binder & Crossing 500!

Well, the 2017 season came to an end today for the Boston Red Sox. Tough the way it ended but I think even Boston fans have to admit that the better team won in Houston. Let's drown my sorrows with a batch of ten buybacks for my franken-set...Show More Summary

TTM autograph received: Paulo Orlando

I sent a request to the Kansas City Royals outfielder in April and got my card back signed this month - a longtime minor leaguer from Brazil, Orlando has spent parts of the past three seasons in the big leagues, though he got hurt and played in only 39 games in 2017.

Good Luck Ducks, Week 6: Yikes!

Oregon regroups after suffering significant injury losses, facing a familiar foe. It was almost comical how quickly and repeatedly Ducks players fell to injury last Saturday night. In the end, backup backs had run all over the Cal defense on the way to Oregon's 4th victory of the season, bringing the team closer to bowl eligibility. Show More Summary

A Quick & Dirty Stadium Club Blaster

Here's a blaster of Stadium Club that I bought in a moment of weakness while in Target a few weeks back. If I'm going to cave, at least let it be Stadium Club I guess. Since I don't have a ton of time today, I'll forego the usual showing of every card. Show More Summary

One Card Post - Neidermayer RC /25!

What: 2016-17 Upper Deck Fleer Showcase '92-93 Ultra Buyback #116 - Scott Niedermayer (#'d /25) Where: eBayHow Much?: $1.29 (plus shipping)Why?: Given my love of the Topps baseball buybacks, it should come as no surprise that I am a big fan of the '92-93 Ultra buybacks in this year's Fleer Showcase hockey set. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: More Completed Pages Courtesy of Kin!

Here's the rest of the surprise package of buybacks I received from Kin last week. Will these make the franken-set binder? Let's find out! 1989 Topps #402 - Mike Greenwell All-Star Coming out of the gate strong with a beautiful Mike Greenwell All-Star buyback! This is basically the perfect buyback for a Red Sox fan such as myself. Show More Summary

The Handoff

Cards were exchanged. Gavin of Baseball Card Breakdown recently worked out the rare in-person card exchange with me, as we met up like business people during the hustle and bustle of the workday. (Actually, it was more of a handoff,Show More Summary

Dimebox Red Sox - Summer of 2017 Edition

Now that I've finally processed all the great buyback cards I received over the summer from my buddy Dimebox Nick, it's high time I gave some blog love to the awesome stack of Red Sox cardboard that was included in the same bubble mailer. Show More Summary

Another Season in the Books

Kolten Wong & Co. sign off on 2017. For the second straight year, there was a bit of a premature end to the Cardinals baseball season. The playoffs are coming up, and after the Wild Card games I will likely throw my support behind another...Show More Summary

Signature Sundays - My Finest Bogaerts

Yesterday the Red Sox clinched the AL East for the second consecutive season, the first time they've won back to back division titles since divisions came into existence. Seems like an appropriate time to post one of the best XanderShow More Summary

2017 Bowman Platinum fat pack breaks

I hadn't seen these Walmart exclusive cards all year long and I assumed the display box put out in the card section with a set number of fat packs, value boxes and collector's boxes - were either wiped out as soon as they were stocked on the shelvesor just never made it to the few Walmarts I kept hitting up. Show More Summary

Good Luck Ducks, Week 5: Familiar Foe

Oregon hosts former coaches and players in Eugene. The Ducks will try to rebound from a myriad of mistakes tonight after suffering a tough loss at Arizona State last Saturday. Key receiver Charles Nelson was out with an injury and it was heavily felt as Oregon managed to convert only one third down. Show More Summary

Buyback Franken-set: Kin Completes a Page!

Today's buybacks arrived in the mail as a complete surprise to me. They're from Kin, who blogs over at I Feel Like a Collector Again. Kin's had some truly impressive buyback lot pick-ups of his own lately that have made me green with...Show More Summary

Time to Let It Go

The season is over for the Cardinals, whether I like it or not. As a totally biased observer, sometimes it's hard for me to understand why there's little love for the Cardinals franchise these days from outside of the fanbase. But I do get it. Show More Summary

TTM autographs received: Mike Krukow

The longtime broadcaster for the San Francisco Giants signed my cards in several months - Krukow's career in the booth with partner Duane Kuiper and dealing with a condition called IBM is detailed in-depth in this ESPN story I stumbled upon through Krukow's page on Wikipedia.

One Ring to Rule Them All...

As a kid, my absolute favorite book was The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. I must have read the hardcover copy I received from my parents as a gift at least ten times cover to cover. Obviously being such a fan of that one, I got into the...Show More Summary

1950 Bowman - Post #4 - Cliff Fannin

It's actually been a few months since I featured a new 1950 Bowman card, but I do still intend to passively collect this set. Seems as good a time as any to get back to it! Today's subject is card #106 on the checklist, featuring St....Show More Summary

One Card Post - Mr. Whaler on the Penguins

What: 2016-17 Upper Deck Fleer Showcase '92-93 Ultra Buyback #163 - Ron Francis (#'d /25) Where: eBay How Much?: $5.00 (Canadian, plus shipping)Why?: Why not is a better question! Francis is one of the most under-rated athletes in the history of sports if you ask me. Show More Summary

TTM autographs received: David West

The former big league lefty signed my cards in several months - he had his best run in parts of 4 seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies, where he appeared in 122 games and struck out 217 batters in 251.2 innings. I guess I knew of him...Show More Summary

TTM autographs received: Greg Harris

The former MLB pitcher signed my cards in a couple of weeks - besides having a 15 year career, Harris' most notable big league quirk was being able to pitch with both arms.

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