A Huge Collecting Benchmark

You know, when you start a player collection or a team collection, you never really plan to actually finish it. Sets can be finished. Retro player collections can be finished. Modern stuff is nearly impossible.

Of course, it helps to impose some restrictions. That’s why I don’t collect anything that has a print run lower […]

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 […]

Guaranteed Winners (AKA “In The Black”)

I’ve been pretty inactive on this blog, as you can likely tell. I wish I could claim it was simply due to work taking over my life again, but it’s not true. I’m simply having a tough time finding the inspiration or motivation to write.

Baseball cards are still great, and I’m not currently planning […]

I Hope You Brought Frankincense And Myrrh

Because, I’m bringing the mutha effin’ gold, suckas!

Hopefully one of many hit leader-ings

Like this one, and a bunch more that you’re about to see.

I opened two boxes of the Topps Minis (plenty still available for trade), and even though I got about 10 of the #/61 parallels, none of them were […]

My All-Star Team

In honor of tonight’s All-Star game, I thought what better time to show off some of the All-Star cards I’ve collected for my players. Simple enough concept, right? Let’s just jump right into it.

I was hoping he would be an All-Star again this year, but he had a rough start

I’ve already shown […]

Your 2011 Cubs Opening Day Starter Is…

I meant to post this right when it was announced early in spring training, but as you may know I’m not the most punctual. So…I decided to wait until actual opening day. Taking the mound for your 2011 Chicago Cubs: Ryan Dempster!

I better get used to this picture. I'm sure I'll be seeing […]

A Gem of a Trade With Emerald City

I think it’s about time for another trade post, don’t you? This one comes courtesy of Emerald City Diamond Gems, your one stop shop for all things Mariners. All I had to do was ship off some cards from my 1997 Fleer Series 2 box break and I got these babies to add to my […]