A Quick and Easy Trade with GG&G-U

While we’re waiting for Gint-A-Cuffs II to hit our mailbox (via the split case with Beardy & Moj0), why not revisit a little bit of last year’s product?

Not too long ago, Tommy over at Ginter, Gardner & Game-Used emailed me about a trade for some Ginter (what else?). I know it’s passe these days, [...]

Tales from the Cubs Binder, page 2

The second page in the Cubs binder I blindly bought almost 10 years ago yields little in the way of relief of the pain caused by the tragic first page. Alas, the results are eerily similar.

At least it's not Nic Jackson.

Hey look! George Bell! We liked him! Hey! Rod Beck! We LOVED [...]

1978 O-Pee-Chee pack break

For a time in the early 2000s, I was fascinated by sealed wax from the late 70s and early 80s. I recently found a box of packs that I opened in that period. Mostly 1981-1985 Fleer that I’ve assimilated into my slow attempt to hand collate those sets. But this one was an oddball.

1978 [...]

Hey, That’s My Prize!

A little while back, “Hey, That’s Mine!” held a contest where all you had to do was comment to enter. The winners (five in total) would get one of Big D’s world famous custom cards featuring the subject of his or her choice. Why would he do this? Well, because he likes making custom cards, [...]

2010 Topps Series 2 Case Break

Well, we finally took the plunge. We did the math and we thought we could break even on a Topps Series 2 Jumbo case. Can we? Only time will tell… Obviously this video is just a taste- we’d never make anyone sit through an entire case break. The whole process took like 6 hours. It [...]

Tales from the Cubs Binder, page 1

Asyou may or may not know, Jon and I are new to the hobby all over again, having collected as kids in the late 80s and early 90s. What you may not know (and why would you) is that this is actually my third real dalliance with the hobby. The second came during a period [...]

A Card Your Mom SHOULD Throw Out

I was reading some blogs last night and came across a post about 2010 Topps Series 2 and the Cards Your Mom Threw Out set and came across a scan of this famous little beauty

Caution: Reprint

You may be thinking to yourself, why would my moms throw that away? I’ll tell you why. [...]

My Dad is Awesome!

The last time I went home to visit my parents, my dad surprised me with a little treat. You see, my parents are both antique dealers now that they’re retired and they frequent all kinds of stores and flea markets. I used to go with them as a child, but always against my will. Every [...]

2010 Topps Series 2 Review

We never did a formal review for series 1, so this one is going to be double-y review-y. And a little behind the times.

Main Set/Quality Control

I had to modify the header of this section because quality control is such a key problem. If you suffered through our video box break, you saw how [...]

2010 Topps Series 2 Video Box Break

Everybody loves box breaks! Everybody loves the Topps base set! Everybody loves us! Nobody loves miscut cards….

We opened 2, count ‘em, 2, boxes of Topps Series 2 Jumbo. What can we say, we got suckered into the hat patch craze.

We walked in with virtually no expectations, and came away a little hurt, a [...]