2012 Topps Mini For Trade – 2 Boxes Worth

I think the title speaks for itself, but for those who just love to hear our voices and occasionally see our faces, check out the two videos below! I would review them formally, but I’ve pretty much summed it all up in my Series 1 & Series 2 reviews and with what we say as […]

A Pair of 10s

I’m not a poker player.

Sure, I’ve played poker. I think everyone that went to college in the early 2000s played poker. Poker was everywhere in our society. ESPN made it a “sport” (which it’s not). Celebrities would play it on television and people actually watched. The residual effects are still being seen with Annie […]

A Smaller Trade From A Giant Fan

When I say “small,” I don’t mean insignificant. Not by any means. Quite the opposite, actually. And when I say “Giant fan,” I don’t mean of us. No, no, no. I simply mean that a fan of the Baseball team from San Francisco, ARPsmith from ARPSmith’s Sportscard Obsession, sent over some smaller sized items in […]

The NCAA Basketball Season Has Started!

Why am I so excited about college basketball? A few reasons.

1) My Chicago Bulls aren’t likely to be too fun to watch until Derrick Rose returns from injury.

2) I think the college game is simultaneously infinitely more fun and infinitely more frustrating to watch due to the raw passion and hustle and lack […]

Why Who Wins the MVP Doesn’t Matter

Let’s compare something shall we?

McDonald's was a little early with the label

Frank Thomas – Two Time MVP Award Winner

2 MVP awards means 2 pictures

Versus

Not so fast, 80s graphic!

Tony Gwynn – Zero-Time MVP Award Winner

I know these two were never in direct competition for the award, […]

Big Time

It took much longer than it ever should have, but Community Gum has now reached the 500 post milestone.

It’s a momentous occasion that’s sure to go down in the annals of card bloggery as “another blog post.” Try not to get too teary-eyed.

Yes, 500 posts. If this were the Hall of Fame, our […]

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

It’s a phrase we’ll hear many times throughout our lives. Most of the time the way it’s uttered is riddled with cliche. It’s small talk. You could be discussing something as mundane as your weekend plans on a Wednesday and that co-worker chimes in “Good things come to those who wait.”

Right. Thanks for that.

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Upper Deck Community Break Box #8: 2004 Upper Deck Sweet Spot

This is it. The end of an era. Or at least a group break.

Before we get into it, I’ll let you all know that I’ll be working on packaging and shipping out the cards this week. It can be something of an involved process, but you can be assured I pack things well. I’ll […]

Upper Deck Community Break Box #7: 2007 Upper Deck Elements

What’s the next box on our list? Elements, my dear break watchers.

This is why I’m not a professional writer.

This is how mini boxes should be done

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

And […]

Upper Deck Community Break Box #6: 2006 Upper Deck First Pitch

We’re getting near the end of the line. If you’re getting worried about your card count, here’s another choice designed to boost your numbers a little bit. There won’t be any crazy surprises, unless we hit one of those elusive autographs, but it will have plenty of inserts and cards you probably didn’t already have.

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