2015 NSCC #9 – Preparing for 2017

I’m very much itching to get back to the National and I finally bought my tickets. It’s been hit or miss as to whether or not I would be able to get there, but as of now, I’m going to make it.

Work was (and still is) the biggest obstacle. I requested the days off, […]

My Last Long Trade Package

If I’m going to make this blog work for my schedule and my stupidly obsessive scanning and digital cataloging process, I need to shorten the heck out of them. Part of my pending burn out was the internal pressure to show a whole trade in one post, no matter how large. I want to show […]

Maddux Overload – 1996 Edition


The Dallas Cowboys won their third championship in 4 years (and haven’t won since).

Chicago, and Michael Jordan, returns to the NBA Finals to win their 4th title. This capped the record-breaking 72-10 season.

Devastation struck Atlanta when a bomb went off during the Summer Olympic games.

Stefi Graf, again, is one major away […]

2015 NSCC #5 – Terrible Short-Term Memory

The mind is a funny thing. I love my mind and take pride in my level of competence and ability to learn quickly.

However, the mind is also a disappointing thing, and an unreliable thing. I’ve quickly learned that I can’t rely on the short-term memory side of my brain.

That’s why I prepared for […]

Moving Backwards

It’s not hard to feel like you’re moving backwards in this hobby sometimes. A new set or two gets released in rapid fire and your want lists suddenly explode, all while you’re still trying (unsuccessfully) to tread water on the last couple sets.

Blogging can be like that, too. You start to make progress with […]

’96 & Hits Community Break Box #3: 1996 Fleer Baseball Hobby

Hey, I made it before the end of the day. With such a long video upload and more scans than the previous two combined, I wasn’t sure. Honestly, today’s box was the impetus for the entire break. Diehard followers may remember that I busted open a box of 1997 Fleer way back in the day. […]

Community Break: Three 1996 Baseball Boxes & 20 Hits! Now Open!

It’s been a while since I’ve done anything card related, so what better way to jump back into things than with a good old fashioned group break.

This has been in the works for a while. I bought these boxes months and months ago. I think it’s finally time to share the wealth and bust […]

Record Breaking Trade With The Record Keeper

When you think of a “true” card collector, what do you think of? What’s the criteria that pops into your mind?

Everyone collects in their own way, but that word “true” adds a certain qualifier that not everyone can meet. Perhaps to you it’s similar to a super collector. Maybe their collection is vast and […]

More Trade Post Catch-Up Featuring Rhubarb Runner

My second trade with Rhubarb Runner over at “e’ rayhahn, rayhahn” won’t be as cleverly written as the first, I’m afraid. You see, I’m getting desperately behind. There are a million things I want to be writing, but it’s getting down to crunch time for me. And I’m not just talking about the upcoming Community […]