Browsing posts tagged: trades
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…

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: Contributions from Chris the Collector

Today’s buyback franken-set contributions come from Chris, who writes over at The Collector.  Chris busted 5 hobby boxes of 2017 Topps Heritage and came away with a pretty sweet Carlos Correa autograph.  The fate of that Correa is still to be…

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…

Trades from Collectors (Five Tool & Pedestrian)

I’ve got a couple of great trade packages to cover today, the first of which came unexpectedly from Commishbob of The Five Tool Collector.  Bob caught me totally out of the blue with a random act of kindness when he sent me the Dwight Evans buybac…

Buyback Franken-set: I Get Buy(backs) with a Little Help from My Friends

Recently, buyback cards have been flooding into Shoebox Legends headquarters from all over the place.  In fact, I have four more folks who’ve sent me buybacks recently that I need to thank, and that’s exactly what I’ll be doing here.  Let’s t…

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…

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 …

Buyback Franken-set: Off the Wall Part V – Sweet ’60s

Time for the penultimate post resulting from the large lot of buybacks I received a few months back from Shane Katz of Off the Wall.  I’ve got ten to get through today, and it just so happens that all of them are from the ’60s.  Let’s dive in…

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 …

Vintage & Shiny – Cards from Kin

Today’s post features a nice batch of cards that I received last week from Kin Kinsley, who writes over at the relatively new blog I Feel Like a Collector Again.  Though he started that blog only a month or so ago, Kin has really immersed himself …

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…

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…

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…

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 …