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, [...]

So We Meet A-Gwynn

We’ve been down this road before.

It’s a good road. It’s a fun-filled road with interesting treasures to be discovered. A road laced with history.

But this is a fragile road because it’s made of cardboard.

It’s also a never-ending road to nowhere, because I don’t know what kind of metaphor or analogy or introduction [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Leaf Frank Alone!

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 [...]

It Builds Character. And Thickens Binders

There hasn’t been much movement on this blog for a while. I don’t like to see it sit and languish like this, but sometimes you have no other choice.

I could go through all the reasons why the posts each week have been slim-to-none, but why bore you with the same old stuff. You people [...]

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 [...]

All I Need Is A Title

I try to take my blogging seriously. Yes, you see what I hope are jokes sprinkled throughout, but those just prove that I’m seriously trying to keep it entertaining for you all. And because I want the blog to be good, I study the greats of the business and try to learn what makes their [...]