Valentine’s Day Gifts? Sure, We’ll Go With It.

This past week was an incredibly hectic work week for me, but I am pleased to say that I survived…and I even have most of the group break cards sorted and just about ready to go into the mail.  Of course, I still need to open up a bunch of bonus…

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Hey Group Break Participants (A Call to Action!)

A few days ago, I floated the idea of trading some of the extra team sets that I’m “stuck” with in exchange for a team set from some of the claimed teams.  To be clear, I am talking ONLY about the base cards, no inserts, parallels, hits, etc. are …

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2008-09 O-Pee-Chee hockey

We have 8 weeks of the 2015-16 NHL season to be played. The final games take place 8 Saturdays from today on April 9th. I believe the original intent was for that to be the final day of the season, but a couple postponed games due to Mother Nature will…

And you know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris? They call it Royale with Cheese.

So I’m going to Paris in about a month and a half.  Wife wanted to do something over my school’s Spring Break, and found some (relatively) cheap plane tickets, and now that’s happening.  I’m pumped – I’ve been to Europe once as a 23 year old …

Robinson ’15 Topps Fire Auto Contest!

This contest is for a Josh Robinson 2015 Topps Fire RC Auto #’ed/500.  Good luck!!! Contest Details: This contest will end Friday, February 19, 2016 @ 8:00 p.m. EST. To enter, please leave a comment in this post. You can enter once per day. The winner will be selected at random. Please provide a valid […]

Mike Lloyd, Tone Set – 6

Originally published Oct. 5, 2014Mike Lloyd helped set the tone for the St. Leo College Lions in this February 1989 game.In the second inning of the contest, Lloyd came up with the bases loaded. He responded by hitting a grand slam in a game that St. L…

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Trade Cards From LV’s TTM Autographs and Baseball Cards Part Two

Part Two – Angels and AutographsThe rest of the trade goods from LV’s TTMHouston Street 2015 Gypsy Queen White Frame #632008 Upper Deck DocumentaryMisc Angels cardsLove the old ProCards.Autograph Set needsThe 1992 Stadium Club is not so much an autogra…

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Group Break in Review: Box #5 Highlights (Leather Auto, Coin/Stamp Card, a 1/1 Buyback, and More)!

Out of the six boxes in the 2016 Jumbo case of Topps Series 1, box #5 was by FAR the best box.  In fact, I didn’t even realize that we pulled a 1/1 until I started going through the cards again while scanning.  This is the type of box that I …

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Coming To Terms

With the primary focus here shifting to the 60’s and 70’s, I thought it would be a good time to run through some of the key phrases and nomenclature I use to identify certain traits of historical Topps production.  A number of these identifiers we…

ObamaCard(s)

Ok, that title was a stretch.  Back when these came out in 2008-09 I bought a few packs.  As we approach the end of his years in office and in this political season it seems appropriate to post a page worth’s of my favorites.

Alan Newman, The Stuff – 23

Read the October 2014 interview: Alan Newman, Got There Originally published Oct. 3, 2014Alan Newman was in his 10th season as a pro in 1997 and he was basically where he was six years earlier: in AA.He had also spent three of those seasons in independ…

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Trade Cards From LV’s TTM Autographs and Baseball Cards Part One

Part One – Testimony CardsQuite frequently I’ve used LV’s TTM successes to send out my own TTMs, so to show my appreciation for her doing the ground work, I offered her first shot at my new Autograph Traders tab: autographed cards I have for trade. &nb…

Barry Larkin Collection 428: 1997 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice – #80

Barry LarkinYear:  1997Brand:  Upper Deck Collector’s ChoiceCard number:  80Over the years, I’ve made it no secret that I am a lover of almost every edition of Upper Deck’s kid-focused Collector’s Choice line of cards.  In fact, my …

1993 Topps Baseball series 1

First time Topps split a set into two series. Series 1 have Derek Jeter rookie card. 15 cards a pack. Let’s see who I got165 – Jose Rijo – former Reds ace was one key players of 1990 World Series team. Injuries force him to retire. He made a comeback f…

Jeff Milene, Remained Upbeat – 8

Originally published Oct. 11, 2014Jeff Milene was in his second season as a pro in 1989. He was also in his second season at rookie Elizabethton, injuries helping limit his time and keep him there, according to The Rochester Post-Bulletin.Milene, tho…

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Jayson Best, Those Traits – 17

Originally published Oct. 11, 2014Jayson Best looked for guys that went hard between the lines. He also looked for guys who could do the fundamentals soundly, according to The Elkhart Truth.Best made the comments in a press release issued to announce h…

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2016 Topps – Second Look

Ok, I’ve got about 70 cards from the first blaster scanned and can now form a better opinion.I have to admit that the design is growing on me, mainly because I really like full-bleed cards but I don’t think I’m going to love this set.  Lets look a…