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2015 Donruss Yasmani Tomas Preferred

I guess I've been on sort of a Donruss kick - the base cards are bland and seem like filler, but the parallels and inserts give the product a little bit of life. If Tomas plays, he'll have his share of cards, ones that will actuallyShow More Summary

Red Sox Collection - '87 ProCards Paw Sox Team Set

Recently I picked up a 1987 ProCards Pawtucket Red Sox team set on eBay. Why? I guess just because it was a cheap ($1.99 plus a buck for shipping) opportunity to add nearly 30 new cards to my Red Sox collection. Some players in the set, like John Marzano here, are names I recognized. Show More Summary

Spring Cleaning is Coming

I need to get rid of cards. Plus, a trade post. Why not? I'm a team collector who has made the unfortunate dabble into collecting sets on occasion. Because of this, I have a lot of doubles and triples that I have absolutely no use for. Show More Summary

Upper Deck finds

At my LCS, I rummaged and dug through two monster boxes consisting of 1989 Upper Deck and 1993 cards [from a few brands including Donruss and Upper Deck] - I grabbed a bunch of cards that fit a number of mini-collection themes and in all, I had at least 120 cards I wanted to take home. Show More Summary

Heritage & Ginter - Collector Favorites

I have a feeling if you polled 100 baseball card collectors on what their favorite set to collect is each year outside of Topps flagship, Heritage and Allen & Ginter would be right near the top of the list. Well it just so happens that this past week I received packages of both from some kind bloggers. Show More Summary

2015 Donruss Dominator Joc Pederson #23

This doesn't really fit into my collection but I picked up to complement a 2012 Bowman Chrome autograph I pulled several years ago - even though the card is unlicensed, it's nice and shiny. Turning it over though, I see one big mistake - the highlights listed are not about Pederson at all, but Kennys Vargas of the Minnesota Twins.

Regional collecting

My team is the Angels and while I may say I'm interested in a number of non-Angels players like everyone else - I'm a one-team guy when it comes to collecting. As is, I'm probably stuck to loose Angels inserts and base I may end up with...Show More Summary

One Card Post - Batter Bafflers

What: 1959 Topps #346 - Batter Bafflers Where: COMCHow Much?: $1.28Why?: A new card for my slowly building 1959 Topps set, and a new card for my Red Sox collection. The definition of killing two birds with one stone. Aside from that I absolutely love the combo cards from the '50s and '60s Topps sets. Show More Summary

2015 Donruss Jimmy Rollins #136

I was leafing through some 2015 Donruss base cards and found this Jimmy Rollins - he is sort of depicted as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball club and actually has him hitting at Dodger Stadium even though he hasn't played one single game there as a Dodger. Show More Summary

March Radness Update and Factory Set Exclusives

It only took a few hours for all the brackets to bust. Here's a quick contest update. After a very destructive first day and a few other surprises, only a few of you actually lost your champion after the first week of games. I suppose that's not bad. Show More Summary

Featured autograph - Courtney Hawkins

Hawkins still has holes in his swing but with his power potential, should find himself in the major leagues eventually - the outfielder had a fine spring with the Chicago White Sox and things maybe looking up. I wasn't sure about his...Show More Summary

My First Group Trade

Recently I participated in my very first "group trade", held by Brian over at Highly Subjective and Completely Arbitrary. The concept was an interesting one. Like myself, Brian has some pretty large gaps in his collection between the years 1995 and 2005. Show More Summary

Signature Sundays - Cracker Jack Kevin Millar

I missed out on the card show today, looks as though my drought will extend past 6 months. That's alright though, I sort of view eBay as my 24x7, worldwide card show. In fact, today's card is a recent win that showed up in my mailbox yesterday morning! This is definitely one of my favorite autographs I've picked up so far in 2015. Show More Summary

2014 Topps Series 2

More from the repack box.Let's tear in.Top to Bottom:540 Ike Davis458 Vinnie Pestano468 Wilin Rosario FS (I've noticed that Topps has been much more liberal with the Future Stars imprint as of late. Not everybody is a B.J. Surhoff, guys.)645...Show More Summary

2013 Bowman Platinum

The theme of this pack of cards is "What's the Point?" I picked it up inside a $7.99 Fairfield repack box on Friday after work. The reason I was at Target was to pick up a birthday present for my daughter to give to a kid whose party was today. Show More Summary

2015 Topps Opening Day blaster recap

Even though there are a handful of fun inserts I should be eating up - for me, Opening Day is kind of just exist as sort of filler. Many of the cards came fresh out of the packs with the corners smashed - I guess I get what I pay for, but it's a waste of a cheap and fun break if I have to send more than half of the cards back to Topps. Show More Summary

Friday Scan Folder Backlog, Featuring Bobby Orr!

It's been a very long week. I don't have the energy or time for any type of well-thought-out post, so instead here's some backlog from my folder of scanned cards waiting to be cropped and added to my collection on Zistle... First up,...Show More Summary

One Card Post - Heads Up Bench

What: 2007 Upper Deck Goudey #273 - Johnny Bench Heads Up SP Where: COMCHow Much?: $1.02Why?: The 2007 Goudey set was actually the one that got me back into collecting cards. Picked up a blaster on a whim about 8 years ago now and absolutely loved the cards. Show More Summary


Vince Coleman is disappointed with me. The stacks of cards are growing all over my living space. I need to do some spring cleaning soon as well as catch up on my blog. This will hopefully be a start, as I'm going to take a look at a few cards I received from Tracy's Box Breaks from... Show More Summary

Another Hockey Grab Bag

The NHL playoffs draw closer by the day. It's a great time of year to be a hockey fan, and it also seems like the perfect time of year to enjoy another $1 hockey card grab bag picked up at a local hobby shop. I've posted a couple of these before, there's a lot of content for the low price of a dollar. Show More Summary

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