MoyerMania! or: JRC, the Junk Rookie Card

How’s that for a deceptive post title?! But seriously, Jamie Moyer winning his first game of the season the other day (thus becoming the oldest pitcher to win a game in the history of baseball) happened literally hours after I had a conversation with a non-collector friend of mine.

So young. So… not old. […]

Running Out of Options

We’re still in the midst of March Madness, so basketball has been on my mind more often than usual lately. I’ve been neglecting my basketball collections for the most part. One major reason is that they are very specific. There aren’t a lot of people actively looking to push their 1995-96 Series 1 Basketball inserts […]

Card Collecting Terms I Hate

It’s been a couple years now since I’ve delved back into card collecting. I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen some terrible trends come about in my decade-plus-long absence that I would love to have the power to quash right now. There’s plenty of nit-picking that could be done, but for now let’s just […]

2012 Baseball Card Preview

Last year (miraculously before 2011), I mustered up the wherewithal to post a 2011 Baseball Card Preview. It immediately became the most popular post we ever done posted (at that time and still today) and I was a little confused. Surely, there are several more comprehensive sites to learn about new baseball card products. But, […]

Thoughts on the 2012 Topps Baseball SSP Announcement: There Has To Be A Better Way

I know what you’re thinking. This of all things brought me out of semi-retirement? Well, yes and no.

Andy has been holding down the fort for a while, and he may have to for a little while longer. I haven’t posted in a ridiculously long time for several reasons. I’ll get into that in another […]

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 […]

The Art of Auto Card Deception: An eBay Hate Story

Have you been on eBay lately?It’s amazing! People post cards for sale all the time! I’ve had lots of really good experiences on eBay, including getting lots of autograped cards of my favorite sportsmen. You should try it!

What’s that, you say? eBay is full of swindlers and scammers? Pshaw! Why, just last night I […]

Why Beckett Helps the Industry

I know, I know. The title alone is a controversial stance. Before you get all huffy about it, just know that in the next week or two I plan to post the opposite side of the issue. For now, I want to focus on the positives. Beckett takes a lot of flack on the message […]

I Met A Pack Searcher

Do you ever get that adrenaline rush coursing through your body right before something’s going to go down? It could be a car accident. It could be people moshing a little too roughly at a concert. It could be an unexpected meeting with the boss. Your body is psyching yourself up for confrontation. It’s screaming […]

Ok…I’m Convinced This Is Intentional

I don’t remember who re-kindled the discussion recently (I think it was Night Owl), but a couple blogs ran with the differences between the 60 Years of Topps/Cards Your Mother Threw Out reprints versus the original cards.

The general consensus from the comments was that Topps is lazy and why the heck can’t they match […]