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Made it to a Card Show...with Dime Boxes!

Last month I was able to attend a card show for the first time in a long time, probably well over a year. It was honestly a sparsely-attended, somewhat-depressing affair. There were maybe 20 total tables, the majority of which were older...Show More Summary

Signature Sundays - Xander Bogaerts!

The 2014 season was a very disappointing one for the Boston Red Sox to say the least. They ended the year just two games better than the disastrous 2012 team, which posted the worst record since before I was born (which was 1982). One...Show More Summary

Fell for another Fairfield 250 card cube

1.) Any sort of repacks really don't give me anything I need - but the 250-card cubes have become my repack of choice, because they give a plenty of cards to go through, even though I have to deal with never ending supply of junk wax cards [1986-1992] stuffed in every box. Show More Summary

What the hell is this, lol.

Looks like I've been hacked or something since an image of a hockey goalie [I've never posted a matching hockey image on this blog] replaced my thumbnail from my post yesterday - it looks like it was only on the mobile version of this site and the correct image shows up when I click on the post. Show More Summary

Halos woes

I'm not going to lie, I think the Angels might have played their last home game - after being down 2-0 in the American League Division Series to the upstart Kansas City Royals. I think the Angels' pitching has been admirable - I can't...Show More Summary

Airbrushed Fridays: 2012 Topps Opening Day #43

The only thing missing from the Wild Card Game is a devilish game show host. Anyway, playoffs -- go! Who is he? Angel Pagan is an outfielder with a strangely self-contradictory name. After finally breaking in with the Cubs as a part timer, he became a fixture for the Mets (who originally drafted him) who relied on his speed. Show More Summary

Series Preview: NLDS (Cardinals vs. Dodgers)

The Cardinals/Dodgers series at a glance. For the third time in six years, the Cardinals face the Dodgers in the playoffs, this time in the divisional round. Both St. Louis and Los Angeles won their respective divisions, leaving each side out of the foolishness that is the Wild Card Game. Show More Summary

Good Luck Ducks, Week 6: Thirsty Thursday

After a bye week, Oregon returns to the field hungry. And thirsty. After surviving a scare up in Eastern Washington, Oregon returns to action tonight in a weeknight late game against the Arizona Wildcats. The bye week couldn't have come...Show More Summary

Red Sox Collection - Rico Petrocelli Rookie!

Just a quick post today to show off a pretty significant vintage Red Sox pick-up that's been sitting around in my draft folder for what seems like forever now... A Jerry Stephenson rookie! Kidding...obviously Petrocelli is the name most Sox fans will recognize from this card. Show More Summary


Baseball is a funny game. Baseball cards are a funny thing. Its's amazing that you can watch a guy take some of the worst looking at-bats in the history of the game in one moment only to end up the hero after nearly five hours of game of game is played. Show More Summary

Heroes from Mitch R

Recently I was contacted by a reader named Mitch from the Michigan area. He had a card to send me that had been sitting on my want list for what feels like forever. Mitch turned out to be such a nice guy though, that he threw in this...Show More Summary

Fairfield Repack - A Definite Winner

A little while ago I posted the guaranteed hit and first couple of packs from this 20-pack Fairfield repack I grabbed at Target. Today I'm going to dive into three more packs from the box. First up is another pack of 2008 Upper Deck First Edition Update. Show More Summary

Signature Sundays - Brian Leetch!

This Sunday we've got a big name Hall-of-Famer and one of the premier defensemen of his day, Brian Leetch: Brian racked up quite a bit of hardware en route to the Hall, including the Calder Trophy, Conn Smythe Trophy, two Norris Trophies,...Show More Summary

Oakland A's fans and schadenfreude

Oakland A's fans are still up in arms over the Yoenis Cespedes trade cost their team the American League West title - perhaps making their aspirations at a playoff run a little dimmer. Reading bits and pieces on this Web site, I chuckle...Show More Summary

Random pick ups

2014 Topps Heritage short prints - I'm not really chasing down the short print set, but picked up ones I can get signed in-person sooner than later. #202 Miguel Almonte #204 Brandon Drury - off-centered / miscut #207 Patrick Kivlehan #211...Show More Summary

Discount Hobby Shop Haul

Here are a few more cards I got on the cheap last time I was at the hobby shop a few months back... I don't mind beat up vintage cards in the least. Sure, I'd like to replace this awesome '60 Topps Joe Gordon card with a nicer example someday, but for 25 cents I'll gladly accept this one as a placeholder until that day comes. Show More Summary

2014 Topps Heritage Minors four pack break

Pack one#9 Gary Sanchez#16 Kyle Crick#30 Kris Bryant#45 Nick Travieso#Topps-RTTS RO Roberto Osuna - Road to the Show insert#115 Gavin Cecchini#110 Oscar Taveras#166 Tim Cooney#175 Aaron JudgePack two#61 Tim Anderson#72 Carson Kelly#83...Show More Summary

Airbrushed Fridays: 1976 Topps Traded #385T

The final weekend of regular season baseball is upon us. Also, Derek Jeter did something. Who is he? Mickey Lolich is one of the Detroit Tigers all-time greats. He was a three-time All-Star pitcher and World Series MVP in 1968 as part of a hard-fought series with the Cardinals where he won 3 games. Show More Summary

2014 Topps Chrome two pack break

I planned to pick up supplies at my local card ship and ended up with a 3,200 count monster box [$3] and six 900 count boxes [$0.75 each] - I also mixed some loose 2014 Topps Chrome packs [$3 each] and also more 2014 Topps Heritage Minors packs [$3 each]. Show More Summary

Hockey Grab Bag!

The 2014-15 NHL season is just around the corner, and I can't wait. It's been primarily baseball on the blog for the past few months, but expect an increase in hockey content as the winter approaches. For today, I've got one of these...Show More Summary

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