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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

1988 Sportflics Baseball Review

Back in April, we brought some true innovation to the blogging community. The first ever (to our knowledge) 3D box break was met with much little fanfare. Well, you saw our video, or maybe it made you motion sick and you turned it off. Either way, it’s now time for the inevitably delayed review.

Hey, [...]

A Gimmick of Our Own… 3D Box Breaks!

Hate gimmicks? Hate ironic nostalgia of junk wax era? Hate 25 minute box break videos?!

Then this post is not for you!

If you less-than-hate any or all of those things, let me present something that is bound to amuse you for at least 5% of its running time!

THE WORLD’S FIRST* 3D** BOX BREAK [...]

A Rally Cry For the Brewers (aka Inadvertent Jinxing)

Keep watching this space, because on Sunday I’ll be unveiling something that will keep this blog occupied for some time starting in late October. Once that starts up, I won’t want to stop everything to wedge in a trade post.

Luckily, I have no qualms about squeezing one more in before the announcement. Then I’m [...]

Donruss Recollection Resurrection Perfection!

I have very few card collections given my limited resources and space, but I did decide some time ago to begin collecting on-card Royals autographs. It’s been a blast so far trying to track these things down and this is the latest addition to my collection. To view the cards currently in the collection, take [...]

Everything Old is New Again

Here are just a few examples from the past year.

Kemp is either trying to catch the ball in his glove, or, more likely, his mouth

3-D cards. 3-D is everywhere these days. It’s like the 1950s all over again. Movies are trying to compete with 80 inch HDTV home theater systems. Cards…well, cards [...]

A Quick and Easy Trade with GG&G-U

While we’re waiting for Gint-A-Cuffs II to hit our mailbox (via the split case with Beardy & Moj0), why not revisit a little bit of last year’s product?

Not too long ago, Tommy over at Ginter, Gardner & Game-Used emailed me about a trade for some Ginter (what else?). I know it’s passe these days, [...]