Work I Actually Enjoy

How well I’m doing my job is based on one metric above all else: time. To stay “current” I have to keep the workflow within two weeks of today’s date. Everything else should fall into place from there. If I get the work processed in a timely manner, the cycle continues, and money comes through […]

All I Need Is To Remember The Full Trade

All that talk…

All that talk yesterday about taking my blogging seriously and I committed an error. Well, if you go back and proof-read it, I’m sure you’ll find several, but that’s not what what I’m talking about.

It’s an error that could easily go unnoticed by everyone else in the world but me. I […]

All I Need Is A Title

I try to take my blogging seriously. Yes, you see what I hope are jokes sprinkled throughout, but those just prove that I’m seriously trying to keep it entertaining for you all. And because I want the blog to be good, I study the greats of the business and try to learn what makes their […]

Gentleman’s Quarterly

What’s that? GQ stands for something else? Gypsy Queen, you say? Hmmm, I guess that means this is another GQ trade post… and another half-assed introductory paragraph.

Brian over at the prolific Play at the Plate (over 1000 posts? Really? We’re almost at 350…in a year and a half of writing), contacted me about a […]

Sporadic Posts, But Still Making Progress

Alright, I’m now into June for my scans. We’re getting somewhere! I might be able to make it into July before the end of the month if I’m lucky. We’ll see. Fingers are crossed.

Next on the list is this trade with Sam of “The Daily Dimwit” fame. Here we begin a trio of trades […]

Panini Announces MLBPA License…And I’m A Little Worried

I’ve found that I don’t typically share the same opinions about the hobby as a lot of the bloggers and twitterers out there.

While several of you out there like to claim every quality control issue is a product of the Topps monopoly, I see it as a simple quality control issue. Was every production […]

Who Hates Free Cards?

If you said “I do” to that question, then you must be a funny guy. Well, let me tell you something, Mr. Funny Guy, while you’re off in the world trying to be all funny and guy like, there are real people right here in the heart of the U. S. of A. that aren’t […]

Bowman and Bubblegum

Boy, it’s tough to maintain Catch-Up September when I don’t post for a week or so.

Good news: I’ve been really busy Bad news: Not all of it has been card related Good news: Some of it is! Bad news: None of that is anything visibly noticeable on the ol’ bloggeroo

Good news: I also […]

2011 Bowman Platinum Baseball Review

Okay, let’s see if I remember how to do this whole “reviewing” thing. The last time I personally reviewed a baseball product was last December. I’ve done other Panini reviews since, but since I don’t think they like us anymore it’s back to the things we buy.

In this particular instance, I’m referring to our […]

Going Out of Order. Sort of.

My normal M.O. is to post the trades and group break hauls in the order in which they were received. As I’ve mentioned time and time again, I’m ridiculously far behind in this type of thing.

Still, I wanted to break that system up to acknowledge and appreciate this card.

This is the Penultimate […]