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, […]
I went to a new sort of local card show back in May. Well, it’s not a new show. It’s new to me. Located in Orland Park, this has been going on every month for some time. I’ve thought about making the trek out, but couldn’t convince myself to drive that far for an unknown.
I voted on Sunday.
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I don’t get political on this blog (or in public forums) for several reasons, but that doesn’t mean I’m not a political person. I am, and I do tend to agree with one side more often than another. I’m registered to vote as […]
I said I had more birthday cards from past years, and I meant it. I have a bunch of them, including a few heavy hitters that I may share soon.
Tonight, I’m going to keep it nice and simple and finish up the Greg Maddux cards I got from COMC last year. I don’t usually […]
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 […]
The Green Bay Packers claim the Super Bowl title over the New England Patriots, and I’m sure the commercials were better than they would be a decade later.
The Bulls repeat for the second time in their history, by beating the Utah Jazz in the NBA Finals. Also, the Houston Comets win the first […]
In June of 2014, I went to a card show in Rockford.
First, we’ll start with the Cubs team set I bought for $5. At the time I needed 2 cards, but now the rest are either trade bait, or they’ll come in handy if I choose another Cub to replace Starlin.
The kid […]
A little over a month ago, I posted the first part of a very large trade package I received from reader Nick M. It’s taken a while to find the drive to finish this post as work is picking up again, my house is still experiencing issues that need attention, and holiday stuff is starting […]
Who’s ready for a reboot of a feature that hasn’t appeared on this blog in over 4 years?
Even after having a hand in the case-breaking world, Autographed cards still fascinate me. Allow me to explain with this series introduction from the early days of the blog. To see the other parts of the series, […]
There are a few good things about having a birthday in late October.
As a kid, you get presents and then a bag full of candy a few days later, which is basically like presents from strangers. The weather is cooler (although sometimes too cool or wet). And the baseball postseason is in full swing.