The Immaculate Redemption

“Redemption” is a dirty word in the card collecting world. No one really likes them, not even the companies. Now, we could get into all kinds of reasons as to why they exist and offer alternate solutions. Maybe I’ll get into some of that another day (I am waiting on a Kris Bryant auto redemption […]

Greetings From India

Hi everybody. Greetings from halfway around the world. I’m currently sitting in a hotel room in a lesser known, but still incredibly busy city in India for a work trip.

It is not going well. I do not wish you were here. Actually, that’s partly not true. It would be great if someone were here […]

Transplendent

When I was 12 years old, I was at a card show in our local shopping mall and almost quit collecting forever. I remember breaking down and crying on a bench and my dad had to console me as I realized things were getting way too expensive for me. The year was 1992 and at […]

Finally Making Good on My Promise

Back around last year’s MLB trade deadline, I wrote this post all but denouncing the Cubs for making what I believed to be a terrible trade. I thought that the integrity of the team was compromised for very little discernible benefit and expressed my disdain for the “win by any means necessary” attitude that seemed […]

International Museum of Surgical Science

I’ve been thinking about making this blog a little more personal, and talking not only about cards, but about various things that are happening in my life or stuff that I’ve done. I’ll still throw cards into the mix. They may not always fit the theme and may just serve as a break in segments, […]

If I Were To Collect: San Francisco Giants Edition

[The eighteenth in a series: Iā€™m picking one player that I associate with a team (whether they spent the majority of their career there or not) that I would strongly consider adding to my official want lists. They may not always be superstars, or the most popular, and honestly they may not always be my […]

I’m Back…I Think (At Least For Now)

Even though my interest in blogging had been somewhat waning, I didn’t intend to reduce my output to one post every four months. You can thank my job for that.

Those that have known me for a couple years know that this happened last year as well. The short of it is that my job […]

Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs

This won’t take up too much of your time, but I wanted to at least acknowledge the end of the Chicago Cubs’ 2015 season.

Simply put, we had a great run! I know that some people at the start of the season expected really big things out of the Cubs, and Vegas even had them […]

Promises, Promises

Aaaaand, I’m back….?

Have you been watching this space, like I asked? If you have, I greatly appreciate it and I’m sorry. I’ve done this a couple times before already in this blog’s history, but let me explain.

Just about this entire absence has been due to my job. Right at the time Andy […]

State of Affairs

Quite a bit has happened since my last blog post, and a lot will likely happen in the next couple weeks, so I thought it best to give a quick rundown.

Since my last post, work has kicked my ass. It’s a finicky position where I don’t fully know when I will be extremely busy […]