March 2018 Ebay Wins

With all my time away from home recently, I had let my new acquisitions pile up, unscanned. As far as Ebay stuff is concerned, I finally got around to logging them in my want lists and digitizing them for future posts through May.

March was a lighter month for me. Work was getting really busy […]

Losing Track of My Trades

I’ll be honest. My organizational skills have improved in the near decade after starting the blog, but it’s still not perfect. Usually when cards come my way, I’ll keep them in separate stacks for scanning so I can label them appropriately with notes about where they came from. However, sometimes too many inbounds come my […]

Back to the Dugout – Part 3 of 3

Alright. Two months have passed since the last installment of this trade package. I really need to get better about staying up to date on these things. Anyway, as a quick recap, these are from Kyle at Nolan’s Dugout. If you want to revisit part 1, it is available to you right here. Part 2 […]

Introducing the John Lackey Collection

This is part two of a twenty-five part series chronicling my budding collections of the 2016 World Series champion Cubs. Obviously, I’ve already starting showing off some of those cards, but I wanted to offer a formal introduction to the various players. With my legacy player collections, I’m still going to attempt to show every […]

Card-ography #4 – Carlos Marmol

How about this blast from the past? Part 3 of this feature came 4 years after the first two. Now, #4 comes back into the fold over two years after that. Crazy how time flies when you have insufficient time to blog. I have quite a few autographs in my collection now, so I hope […]

Kerry Wood By the Numbers

Work, vacation, work, sickness, and work have kept me away from the blog for awhile again. I will never understand how many of you post so regularly. I have quite a bit to talk about soon and series to continue, new ones to start, National cards to show off, and trade bait to post. Oh, […]

Digital De-Cluttering – Frank Thomas Edition

Throughout my years of collecting and blogging (over 7 years now….), I’ve either obtained a small amount of cards from one source, or I’ve posted most cards from a package but not all. That leaves a bunch of “master files” taking up space in my scan folders, waiting for inspiration to strike or a theme […]

Anniversary Cards From Years Past

This week marked my 6th wedding anniversary. That’s a very strange thing to think about. It doesn’t seem like it’s been that “long.” I remember the wedding quite vividly and even though I can mark various benchmarks and events on a timeline over the past six years if forced, my general impression is that it […]

Digging Out From the Trade Backlog (Trade with Nolan’s Dugout) – Part 1

A while back (let’s say 2+ years ago, I think?) Kyle from Nolan’s Dugout contacted me about some Topps die cuts I had for trade. Those were the golden giveaway code redemption things you could only get online (unless you had a customer service issue and Topps sent you a ton of them as a […]

Digital De-Cluttering – Kerry Wood Edition

The last time I did this kind of post (also the first time), it was fall of last year when I still had hopes that work wouldn’t suck my soul into the upside down. Now we’re in spring, so I can use the whole spring cleaning analogy. Hooray?

Throughout my years of collecting and blogging […]