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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

2014 World Series blues

I have watched little of the 2014 World Series - I don't remember sitting around to watch any particular game on TV and I feel like I'm not really missing anything. Maybe I check on the box score on ESPN when I can but I've pretty much...Show More Summary

Thoughts on Update

Topps Series 3 is out, and here are some cards I purchased! I spent more money on cards last Saturday than I had the entire summer combined, and that included my first pack purchases from 2014 Topps Update. I bought 5 loose (Target)Show More Summary

Stickey Sox from '67

A while back I was fortunate enough to land a small lot of stickers from the 1967 Topps Red Sox set. I don't see these around my neck of the woods that often, so when I had a chance to jump on some at what came out to around $6 each I couldn't resist. Show More Summary


Trying to make sense of where the cruelties of life intersect with a game played with a stick and a ball. I wasn't able to find the words to say about the awful car wreck that took the life of Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend yesterday, and I'm not sure that I've got them now. Show More Summary

Fairfield assorted 20 pack repack mix #2

This box didn't end up having as much juice as the first repack box - though the cards may not be worth much individually, the nicer cards came out of the five 2013 Topps Archives packs. 2008 Upper Deck Spectrum#69 Nick Swisher#84 Felix...Show More Summary


Top prospect Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend killed in a car accident.

Fairfield assorted 20 pack repack mix #1

I'd read blog posts talking about the hits pulled from the 20 pack boxes at Target and was feeling impulsive, so I grabbed two $19.99 boxes for myself - in the window of a couple of boxes I saw, there were multiple Topps Allen and Ginter's packs, multiple Topps Chrome packs and multiple Archives packs. Show More Summary

A Chrome Blaster

Let's get this blog business back on track with a box of shiny Chrome cards.I don't normally buy many Chrome cards because they leave you very short-handed on the cards-per-dollar spectrum, but they almost always look really nice. Topps...Show More Summary

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