Browsing posts tagged: Red Sox Collection
Shiny Sox from Mark Kaz

A week or two ago I found a surprise PWE from my good buddy Mark Kaz waiting in my mailbox for me after work.  I’m grateful that, despite the fact that Mark is no longer blogging, we can continue our back and forth mailings of Red Sox and Mets.&nb…

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…

BoSox & Buybacks – A PWE from Joe Shlabotnik

Tonight I’ve got the contents of a wonderful PWE that I received from Joe Shlabotnik to show off to you.Joe is someone who, like me, seems to appreciate a lot of variety in his collection, so our back-and-forth PWEs typically contain a wide assortment …

Buyback Franken-set: Bo Knows Buybacks

When I was collecting baseball cards as a kid Bo Jackson was one of the biggest names in sports, and by extension in the hobby.  I distinctly remember the whole “Bo Knows” craze that had the two-sport star plastered all over sports cards, advertis…

Buyback Franken-set: A Six-Pack of Sox

My buyback franken-set project forges on, and today I’ve got a six-pack of Red Sox buybacks to evaluate for inclusion in the binder…1968 Topps #346 – Jerry AdairJerry Adair was traded to Boston in the summer of their infamous 1967 season, and would p…

Black Friday ’59s

Aside from my buyback franken-set, completing the 1959 Topps set continues to be the baseball project that I’m most devoted to at the moment.  As with any vintage set from the ’50s, this one’s going to be a bear to complete, and I don’t envision f…

Barely Treading Water in a Sea of Generosity

I’m beginning to have a real “first world problem” when it comes to operating the blog, and that is that so many generous folks are sending me cards that it’s truly becoming a part-time job keeping up with everything.  Much of this is my own fault…

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…

Buyback Franken-set: Recycled Goods

As I keep rolling with the buyback franken-set project, today I’ve got a stack of 10 that have all been featured on the blog in years past, but haven’t officially been evaluated for/incorporated into the franken-set.  Time to do a little house-kee…

Buyback Franken-set: Sportlots 4-pack

Quick quartet of buybacks today, that I picked up from a seller on Sportlots just because they were dirt cheap, and because the cost to ship four cards was the same as the cost to ship one…1969 Topps #89 – Russ GibsonYes, this Russ Gibson is complete…

Signature Sundays – Marty Barrett

Just a quick one today, featuring a cheap autograph that I couldn’t resist when I stumbled across it on eBay a couple of weeks back…Just in case you’re not sick of the 1987 Topps design yet!I have very little memory of seeing Marty Barrett play, as h…

Three from the Random Box

Next to my desk in my office/card room I have a small two-row shoebox that I use for cards in transit.  One row contains cards that I’ve set aside for outgoing trade packages, broken out by destination, the other contains incoming cards from a var…

Red Sox Greats & an Old Navigator

Though he closed up shop a while back as far as his blog is concerned, my buddy Mark Kaz (formerly) of This Way to the Clubhouse has still kept up with our back-and-forth PWE venture that has been ongoing for years now. Just this past week I received …

Buyback Franken-set: Off the Wall Part IV – Dick Pole & Friends

Another day, another ten buybacks evaluated for inclusion in my franken-set.  Today’s batch once again comes courtesy of Shane Katz of Off the Wall.1975 Topps #513 – Dick PoleWe’ll start off with one that pleases the 12-year-old in me with a juven…

Buyback Franken-set: Off the Wall Part III – No Foil?

After a deflating Bruins loss last night, then watching Liverpool drop valuable points in the Premier League for the second game in a row this morning, this time inexplicably losing to last place Swansea City at home, it’s been a rough last 24 hours of…

Vintage, Oddballs, Ticket Stubs and Buybacks – Another Great PWE from Dimebox Nick

A few weeks ago now I was the recipient of another jam-packed PWE from my good buddy Nick, king of the dime boxes.  It’s always an exciting feeling getting a package from Nick, because you truly never know what you’ll find inside.With the level of…

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…

Buyback Franken-set: Miscuts & More

Ten buybacks to evaluate today, in what will be the first buyback post of the new year, and the penultimate post sourced from the large buyback lot I’ve been working through in recent weeks…1967 Topps #518 – Denis MenkeWe come out of the gate with a …

Seasons Greetings from the Dime Boxes

Nick of Dime Boxes fame has certainly been doing his part to spread holiday cheer this season.  I’ve seen his PWEs popping up on a number of the sports card blogs that I read in recent days.  Well, I too was the lucky recipient of one recentl…

COMC Black Friday – A Preview!

I feel like I was just about the last collector to receive my Black Friday shipment from COMC, but at long last the goods were waiting for me on my doorstep when I got home from work last night.  The COMC Black Friday weekend sale is one of my col…

A Bevy of Boston from Burbs

Just a couple of weeks left here in 2016, which I know is something a lot of folks are thankful about.  For me, it means I need to get started on trade package posts here if I want to have any hope of being caught up when the calendar turns to 201…

Buyback Franken-set: Off the Wall – Part I

Today’s round of ten buybacks comes from Shane Katz, proprietor of Off the Wall.  Shane reached out to me a while back and let me know that the owner of his local card shop had a pile of buybacks kicking around, and at very reasonable prices no le…

Getting Back on the Horse with a Very Red PWE

Aside from my buyback franken-set project, I’ve been in a bit of a funk when it comes to collecting the past couple of months. On top of that, I haven’t had much time for scanning in cards with the busy holiday season upon us.  This combination …

This "Blaster" Brought to You by COMC

I’ve been a little heavy on the buyback franken-set posts lately, so let’s take a break today and look at another virtual “blaster” from COMC.  Besides, I need to make some room before my Black Friday shipment arrives in a few weeks.Simple concept…

Buyback Franken-set: In Action!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Nine more buybacks today courtesy of a recent cheap-o eBay lot.  Even with shipping, I paid well under 50 cents per card.1977 Topps #201 – Ed KranepoolFirst up, first baseman Ed Kranepool, who played his entire M…

Topps Now Red Sox Team Set

The other day I wrapped up the last of the Topps Now Red Sox cards for the 2016 MLB season.  There was one more gimmick up Topps’ sleeve that I fell for though, and that was the Topps Now team set…They did one of these for each team that qualifi…

Buyback Franken-set: Oldies But Goodies

I’ve got ten more buybacks queued up for today’s post.  These are some that I’ve actually had kicking around for a while now, from the days before I even decided to form the franken-set in fact.  Time to absorb them into the mix and see how t…

One Last Batch of Topps Now Red Sox

Well, the last of my 2016 Topps Now Red Sox cards finally came trickling in through the mail recently, let’s put this series to bed already.  I’ll pick up where I left off back at the end of September…I remember this pretty impressive catch bein…

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…

Buyback Franken-set: My Best Red Sox Buyback Yet!

Happy Thursday everyone!  Time to get back to my buyback franken-set with a quick batch of five that came my way recently via an eBay win.  This lot is composed of ’67 Topps buybacks from the 2016 Topps Heritage release.  While I like al…

Antique Store Hall – Part II

As a surefire sign that I procrastinate and put things off for way too long sometimes, today I’ve got the second of three parts of a sweet haul I picked up at an antique store here in Rhode Island over a year ago now.  My, how time flies…The big…