Not a 2013 Topps Post

While everyone’s busy posting away with their brand new shiny, special 2013 Topps cards, some of us realize that there are other equally viable collecting subjects. What’s wrong with older cards? What’s wrong with talking about a 1986 Donruss card for instance?

I mean, it’s not like we’re journalists. Why do we have to write [...]

Maddux Overload – 1993 Edition

1993.

The Buffalo Bills lost their third straight Super Bowl.

Monica Seles was stabbed by a crazy fan on the tennis court.

The Chicago Bulls win their third straight NBA Championship.

The Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup.

The Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins play their inaugural seasons and Joe “Touch ‘Em All” Carter hits [...]

Blue Tape Brigade

In my most recent post, I sung the praises of the #TwitterTrade. Well…second verse, same as the first.

This time, I’m talking about Charles, aka @SWLVGUY. He’s another must-follow on there. Not only is he a great trader, as you’re about to see, but also a fantastic twitter ambassador for the hobby.

Oh, and he [...]

Piecing Things Together

Things are going pretty well these days.

I work from home, and while I’m training, my job only really requires me to work maybe 3 or 4 hours a day.

I started up my new movie review blog with some of the extra time. Yup, I’m going to keep promoting it.

I’m keeping up with [...]

Tracking Our ’08 Bowman Prospects – Post 2012 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 last year as well.)

Since Bowman is all about the prospect cards, [...]

Penultimate 2012 Sticker Showcase

The Topps Sticker albums are a wonderful thing. They are the best proof that I personally have that children are still interested in collecting baseball stuff.

I know that Opening Day is supposed to be geared towards young collectors, too, but I’ve never had a parent email me asking to help his kid complete his [...]

Sticking To My Roots

Collecting is a funny thing.

I’ve also noticed that there have been a lot of people recently that have returned to collecting cards after several years away from it. Collecting is in the blood. It’s tough to ignore completely.

On the other side of the coin, it seems like everyone I know in the hobby [...]

Hit Parade

The Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rose Parade have both passed us by for another year. As a kid, I used to enjoy watching a good parade. I liked all the different character balloons, and the moving floats always fascinated me. It’s pretty impressive what some people can do with a float-load of flower petals. [...]

A Little Promotional Indulgence

By the looks of it, many of you already know about the site Got It. Got It. Need It., but I’m late to the party.

I just posted a little bit of trade bait, and a couple of you have responded already. If I wanted, I could use this excellent resource to be more proactive. [...]

Let the Trading Begin! Bait Enclosed

Several months ago, I participated in a trade bait draft over at The Daily Dimwit’s place. At the time, I wasn’t actively trading, so that I could catch up on my backlog a bit more. Still, I wanted to get in on it, because there were several hits I was hoping to snag for my [...]