Moving Right Along

A simple phrase that can mean so many things. In April, when I started this draft, I initially intended it to talk about the progress I was making moving into our new house.

I could write about the flurry of moves the Cubs have made recently. Tonight saw Matt Garza go, but prior to that, […]

I Love Collecting

My “In Defense Of” post garnered quite a bit of attention for the site. Chris Olds and Susan Lulgjuraj from Beckett, VOTC – c0-host of Cardboard Connection Radio, a couple card blogs and various twitterers all picked up on the article and helped promote and discuss the issue.

When all was said and done we […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pre-Group Break Group Break Post

I think by now you guys have figured out I’m a fan of large group breaks. I love variety. I love value. I love cards, and I love seeing or opening things that would otherwise go unseen or unopened.

(What’s that you say? I have an 11 box Topps group break currently taking sign-ups? Why, […]

Buckle Up. It’s A Long Road

If you’re wondering why I haven’t posted in a week, maybe what you’re about to see will explain it. You’re going to be treated to a very short introduction this time, because I’m writing 3,000 words or so overall on this doozy of a trade. Things like this take time you know.

The cards below […]

The Great, Cheap Ebay Lot Pt. 1

I think I just struck Gold. Not Topps Gold, but better. Even better than Topps Black Gold!

About two weeks ago, I won a big lot on ebay. Here’s the picture and description:

That's a lot of Pro Set in there…I'm in!

“You are bidding on a large collection of football and baseball cards […]

The Beginning – My First Pack

The second in a series.

Last time, we left our hero after he had accidentally picked a favorite team. He had not yet opened a pack of cards, and to be honest, had no idea that cards existed until one fateful night.

The year was 1986. My dad was a High School teacher and took […]