Browsing posts tagged: Collecting Whalers
A Sunday COMC Blaster

Had a little free time to do some scanning this morning, and it’s been a while since I did one of these COMC “virtual blasters”.  So, I hit up my card chest where I store my backlog of to-be-processed cards from past COMC orders and grabbed and sc…

A Little Piece of Stick from The Little Ball of Hate

I have a card to show off today that was a total surprise when it arrived at Shoebox Legends headquarters, and seriously made my jaw drop.  It was sent to me by my longtime hobby friend Douglas of Sports Cards from the Dollar Store.  Before I…

Saturday Randoms

I’m out cruising around deep in the woods of northern New Hampshire on a snowmobile right about now, so how about a scheduled post to clean out a bunch of back-logged images from my scans folder?  Sure, why not!In 2008, Topps included a 5-card ins…

Snow Day with Coast to Posts

The snow is coming down hard here in Rhode Island.  Yesterday it was 54 degrees and sunny, today we’re in the midst of about a foot and a half of snow.  Seems like a good day to show some hockey cards!Today’s loot comes courtesy of Brad over …

Stat Kings – 1982-83 NHL Scoring Leaders

Stat Kings is a new series of posts debuting here on Shoebox Legends in 2017.  What I hope to do is to more closely tie my collection of cards to the real world of sports by matching a variety of different statistical leaders in sports up with rel…

Holiday Greetings from Angus

Just prior to the holiday I received a very generous care package from my buddy Angus up in Canada:As you can see here, there was quite a variety stuffed into the bubble mailer, including a 1985-86 Whalers yearbook!  I have a few Whalers yearbooks…

A Friday "COMC Blaster"

A recent set of posts by Douglas at Sports Cards from the Dollar Store reminded me that it’s been some time since I did one of these “COMC Blasters” here on the blog.  The simple idea being to take the $20 one would spend on a retail blaster of mo…

The Beginning…

Today I’ve got a special post to share with you, one that is long overdue.  In fact, looking back on it, this probably should have been the very first post on my blog all the way back at the beginning of 2008.  It’s the story of how I got sta…

Champ’s & More

Today I’ve got the latest trade package to show up from longtime friend of the blog Douglas Corti of Sportscards from the Dollar Store.This package provided me with my very first look at the brand new Champ’s hockey set.  I was a big fan of the Ch…

Signature Sundays – From the National!

Haven’t done a Signature Sundays post for some time, but a beautiful holiday weekend here in New England seems like as good a time as any to revive the series.  Especially since I have some autographs from this year’s National to show off!No, I di…

A Whalers Bump from Marc

With my vacation and “weekend of Pearl Jam” now in the rear-view mirror (pun intended), it’s been all about adjusting back to the daily grind here at Shoebox Legends.  A rough travel week for work last week made this more challenging than usual, b…

Losing a Legend

Just found out from my Dad that the great Gordie Howe passed away this morning at age 88.  Anything I tried to say here would just come up short, so instead I’ll stick to what I know…cards.  Seems like as good a time as any to feature what …

A Pair of Gems from Douglas!

I can nearly see the light at the end of the trade package tunnel! Today I’ve got the most recent package from my buddy Douglas who is a well-known trader around the blogs and runs Sports Cards from the Dollar Store.  Douglas is one of those kind…

Red Sox, Hockey & Football Cards – Thank you Jeff!

Continuing through the pile of incoming trade packages sitting on my card desk, today I’ve got a really spectacular one to show off from my hobby friend Jeff S.  Jeff doesn’t have a blog or anything that I can link to, but over the years he has se…

Sunday Scanning & Sorting

A quiet Sunday morning spent cleaning up my card desk and putting together a post is one of my absolute favorite activities in this hobby.  Brewing up a nice hot cup of coffee, listening to the birds sing, and scanning and sorting cardboard while …

A Whopper of a Trade!

A while back I was contacted by Chris of the relatively new blog A Blog to Be Named Later.  We worked out a rough framework of a trade, and I was more than happy to purge out some unwanted Heritage and Archives baseball cards, especially to someon…

I Love the ’90s – Wave of the Future

After three straight days of trade package posts, let’s take a look at some hockey cards I actually picked out for myself.  Not just any cards either, but inserts from the glorious decade that was the ’90s!Having started collecting in the fall of …

Marc B’s First PWE

After a somewhat depressing post last week on the occasional guilty feeling that this hobby gives me, I decided to take the weekend off from blogging and from cards in general.  I’m still mulling the topic over, and I’m certain there will be some …

The Spirit of Giving

I don’t know if it’s just me (I don’t think it is), but it seems as though the online card collecting community was even more giving than normal this holiday season.  There have been numerous times over the past month where I finally got caught up…

COMC Black Friday Goods

Now that I’ve gotten caught up on showing my haul from the Black Friday card show I attended, it’s time to look at some of the other cards I picked up on Black Friday weekend via the biggest sale of the year over at COMC.Whenever I had a few minutes fr…

LaMarry Christmas! Greetings from the Card Blogs

Just when I thought I was caught up on card packages, I received an incredible six trade packages in the mail just this past week.  Folks who enjoy this hobby sure are generous.  Let’s see some of the goods!First off, I received one of the mo…

A New Trading Partner, and Expo Goods from an Old Friend

Tonight’s double dip trade post actually gets me caught up on incoming trade material for what feels like the first time in months.  There’s a little bit of everything here, but let’s start with some 2015 Topps.I’ve yet to complete Series 1, Serie…