This Trade is Garbage…

…Pail Kids!

My foray into collecting again is nothing if not based on nostalgia. I don’t know if more recent generations will have the same fondness for their youth, but practically every kid that grew up in the 80s loves to reminisce about pop-culture from the “early days.” Whether it’s cable television, MTV, and saturday [...]

Recent Royals: 1996 Leaf Signature Bronze Michael Tucker

I have very few card collections given my limited resources and space, but I did decide some time ago to begin collecting on-card Royals autographs. It’s been a blast so far trying to track these things down and this is the latest addition to my collection. To view the cards currently in the collection, take [...]

2008 Bowman Chrome Video Box Break #2

On a recent trip to the OCS (Online Card Shop) to get some boxes for Jon’s forthcoming Community Break, I grabbed our second box of 2008 Bowman Chrome. Jon and I busted one of these a while back and Jon even tracked out prospects’ progress at the end of the season. In that first box, [...]

A Mojotronic Trade of Moose Proportions

I’m not nearly as good at clever trade post titles as many of the other bloggers out there. Deal with it.

Some time ago, I posted the results of some mid-aughts NPN returns and lamented the current state of the once-fruitful No Purchase Necessary world. Apparently no one else misses NPNs because I wasn’t able [...]

John Leguizamo On Baseball Cards

My girlfriend came home last night listening to the podcast of NPR’s “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” and informed me that John Leguizamo (yes, The Pest himself) was on the show and the questions were about baseball cards. She rewound the episode so I could hear them. I knew all three answers (and you likely [...]

Some 2011 Topps You Haven’t Seen

After work today I went out to the suburbs to meet a good friend for dinner. While I was waiting for him to drive in from his meeting, I decided to stop by a nearby Target. What I was looking for was the Panini NBA sticker album, since I intend on consuming that heavily.

I [...]

Recent Royals: 2010 Bowman Chrome David Lough

I have very few card collections given my limited resources and space, but I did decide some time ago to begin collecting on-card Royals autographs. It’s been a blast so far trying to track these things down and this is the latest addition to my collection. To view the cards currently in the collection, take [...]

2010 Topps Platinum Football Video Box Break

Due to a combination of the 2nd blizzardiest blizzard in Chicago history and the perfect storm of laziness + birthday/anniversary/Valentine’s Day celebrations, I finally got around to cracking a box of 2010 Platinum football that I originally intended to be a live break during the Super Bowl. Enjoy it!

I’m glad my cell phone [...]

A Peach of a Trade With Rhubarb Runner

I’m so far behind on posting trades on here.

“How behind are you?”

I’m so far behind that I’ve already completed a second trade with Rhubarb Runner from everyone’s favorite fake Latin phrased card blog “e’ rayhahn, rayhahn.”

Okay, I’m no Johnny Carson, but it feels like Carson could have gone through 2 or 3 [...]

My First 2011 Topps Card

One side effect of The Great Blizz-aster of 2011 here in Chicago was that the local release date for 2011 Topps was delayed. While the product was supposed to street on February 2, it was kind of hard to get any cards over to Target and Wal-Mart if the trucks couldn’t make it into the [...]