2017 Cubs – The Fourth 10 Games

So, just like last year, I’ve fallen behind on these posts. Also, like last year, I’m becoming disillusioned with the Cubs in the middle of the year due to a player with an alleged domestic abuse in his history. Maybe I’ll talk about that more later, but even though I had started to collect Addison […]

2017 Cubs – The Third 10 Games

Another 10 games have passed, and the NL Central is a lot more up for grabs that most people would have assumed. Or at least not in the ways we’re currently seeing. I personally thought the Cardinals and Pirates would be threatening. Instead, we have to worry about Brewers and Reds, too. The biggest problem […]

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 […]

2017 Cubs – The Second 10 Games

So, I know I said in the “first 10 games” post that I would be showing off a lot of cards from the new player collections/current Cubs, but then I had an epiphany.

I have a boat load of Moments & Milestones cards because I actively seek them out, and I’ve come across a few […]

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 […]

2016 Cubs – The Fifth 10 Games

We’re at the point in this series where I legitimately can’t tell you anything about what happened during the games. Yup. Before it was just a specific decision made so I didn’t simply rehash game recaps. Now, there’s no way I would go back and research specific days. That sounds like work.

Kick some […]

Time Sensitive Releases and the Future of Collecting

There’s a new trend in card manufacturing, and quite frankly it scares me a little bit.

This season, Topps introduced a new product called Topps Now. This would not be a retail or hobby release, but instead an online exclusive with a very limited window. Each day, Topps would take events or milestones from the […]

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 […]

I’m Not Getting No-Hit

Congratulations to Jake Arrieta on his second career no-hitter! It’s extremely fun to watch that guy pitch these days. I don’t know how long this run will last, but it doesn’t look like it will slow down anytime soon. He is continuing his domination and it’s great to have a virtually guaranteed win every fifth […]

Double Birthday

There was a time when I could put together blog posts and offer up cards for trade on a semi-regular basis. I even briefly offered up weekly trade bait (which became less frequent). You can still find those posts over here, and many of those cards are still available – just ask. I really need […]