What Bowman Is Good For

Well, I think it’s safe to say that I missed the boat on Bowman-mania this year. And last year. And the year before. And….

No, I didn’t buy a single pack, and I’m certainly not going to spend extra money on packs that are priced above normal MSRP. I’ve never been the prospecting type and […]

ROYGBIV – Oranger

Baseball cards are wonderful things with a ton of variety. Some of that variety is from different manufacturers that employ techniques intended to set themselves apart from their competition. Some of that variety is from the same company attempting different product lines with themes intended to catch unique sub-sections of the collectors out there. Some, […]

Introducing the Jon Lester Collection

This is part twelve 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 […]

The Happiest Guy On Cardboard

Ha ha! Happy April Fool’s Day! You Fool!

Thrilled

This guy isn’t happy! He never smiles on his cards.

Hmm? Were you trying to tell a joke?

You fell for it! He won’t even smile when he’s on an All-Star team!

Die cut version

That’s not how you wear your baseball hat! […]

Can’t Spell “Really Big Card Trade” Without GCRL – Part 2

I’ve talked about how I’m very close to being caught up with trades. While I still have three new packages left to show off, I figured it may be a good idea to do a couple “part twos” so that future trade posts aren’t just bouncing back and forth between the same couple older packages. […]

How Many Maddux Relics

I’m not the first to be inspired by The Chronicles of Fuji, and I won’t be the last. However, I will probably be the only to be inspired by this specific post where he said he had collected an impressive 70 Greg Maddux relics so far.

As a fellow Maddux collector, it got me wondering […]

Some More Moments

There are some cards that are the bane of the collecting process. For some people, it may be those low numbered parallels. For others, it could be finding a good condition vintage card. Probably all of us struggle with needing cards that are way too pricey.

You would think that the Moments & Milestones cards […]

No Trade Deadline Here

The MLB trading deadline has come and gone. Rosters have been expanded for a few weeks and we’re in the waning days of the regular season. But just because the actual teams can’t swap players doesn’t mean that collectors can’t swap cards of those players. There are no deadlines in hobbies. Occasionally there are temporary […]

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 […]

Documenting an Angel of a Trade – Part 5

Wow, it feels like it has been forever since I’ve put up a trade post. I feel like I’m behind on everything now. That’s only because I actually am. I’ve mentioned it before, but I have a couple newer trades that are now in line for appreciation and I’m hoping I can get to doing […]