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 […]

Introducing the Dexter Fowler Collection

This is a series I’ve thought about doing for a little while. Those that read the blog with moderate consistency will know that I am collecting most 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 […]

2015 NSCC #3 – National, Not Regional

The experience of going to the National will really prepare and inform future expectations of the show. Before going in, I had this weird mind set that basically anything would be available for the picking if you just looked in the right spot.

I had high hopes that I would make some really good progress […]

Collecting Milestones

I recently updated my want lists for the first time in 5 months. It was both a cathartic and discouraging process.

Cathartic because I truly enjoy making and compiling my checklists. I’ve always liked making lists. By no means am I an organized person, but organizing things and hobbies into lists or sorting things hits […]

What Ryan Dempster’s Trade Means For My Collection

Finally, the answer to the question that’s been burning a whole in your unrelenting hearts is here.

When you heard the news that Ryan Dempster was traded to the Braves Dodgers Yankees??? Rangers, I’m sure the first thing that popped into your head was “What’s this going to mean for Jon’s Ryan Dempster collection? Doesn’t […]

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 […]

What Part of the Jersey Is This?

Take a look at this bad boy I won on ebay not too long ago.

Not just your ordinary gray swatch

I was going through my typical ebay searches, when I saw this Marmol relic up for auction. The oddity of it (I’ll call it a “tag” for simplicity sake) caught my eye immediately, […]

2010 Topps Heritage review

As promised, here’s my take on this year’s Heritage. We bought ourselves a box from the good folks over at Dave and Adam’s and broke it on video because we love watching ourselves talk. Check out that video (and leave a comment/subscribe/rate us609247 stars if you’ve got a second- it makes us feel warm […]

2010 Topps Heritage video box break!

2010 Topps Heritage box break!Just for our loyal readers (and anyone who stumbles upon it on YouTube- did you know that over a billion more searches last year were done on YouTube than on Bing?), we busted a box of this year’s Heritage on video. A full review to complement said video will be up […]