It Builds Character. And Thickens Binders

There hasn’t been much movement on this blog for a while. I don’t like to see it sit and languish like this, but sometimes you have no other choice.

I could go through all the reasons why the posts each week have been slim-to-none, but why bore you with the same old stuff. You people […]

Tracking Our ’08 Bowman Prospects – Post 2011 Edition

Back in the early days of this blog we picked up a cheap box of 2008 Bowman Chrome Baseball. Oh, how young and naive we were back then. (Why yes, we did pick up a case of 2011 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects – highlights forthcoming after it’s opened.)

Since Bowman is all about the […]

Can’t Get Enough of That Group Break Stuff

Greetings from the 51st state!

No, this isn’t an announcement post. I’m not starting up another group break for a while. I don’t think I’ll go nearly as big as 11 boxes next time, either. That was just a bit too unwieldy. Of course, I picked a terrible time (personally) to hold it. But anyway, […]

Ryan Dempster Exercises Player Option, Stays With Cubs

Still want to punch that smug face

Extry! Extry! Read all about it!

Breaking news! Chicago Cubs opening day starter Ryan Dempster exercises his player option and will be back with the team next year!

Okay, it’s not exactly breaking news. This happened a couple weeks ago. I was still in the middle of […]

Topps Community Break Box #11: 2005 Topps Turkey Red

All good things must come to an end. Let’s hope this good thing ends with a great box of cards.

If you've ever wanted to cut Barry Bonds' head, the seal on this box is your chance

It’s worth mentioning each and every time, all of these boxes are courtesy of our good friends […]

Topps Community Break Box #10: 2004 Topps Total

What a promising crop of cover boys down there. I feel like that’s the perfect analogy for Topps Total.

If you didn't have a card for you team before, you do now!

It’s worth mentioning each and every time, all of these boxes are courtesy of our good friends and Community Break Sponsor: BASEBALL […]

Topps Community Break Box #9: 2003 Topps Finest

Mini boxes! It’s like we’re opening 3 boxes in one! If you’re into products with a butt-load (technical term) of superfluous packaging, then this is a box for you.

It still makes me feel special to open Finest

It’s worth mentioning each and every time, all of these boxes are courtesy of our good […]

Topps Community Break Box #8: 2002 Topps Archives Reserve Best Years

Hey everybody! Sorry about the brief delay. If you’re anything like me, you’re most interested to see what’s going to come out of this heavy box right here.

Autographed ball! With Cards, too! How often does that happen anymore?

It’s worth mentioning each and every time, all of these boxes are courtesy of our […]

Don’t Call It a Comeback, I’ve Been Here For Years

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 […]

Not That Dee Brown

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 […]