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 […]

Important Trade Announcement – Introducing Charity Trades

I’ve been thinking for a while about a good way to put the “Community” back into “Community Gum.” Back when this blog started, there were grandiose ideas about what this venture would eventually become, and maybe some of that will still come true, but the farthest we ever really got was to hold some group […]

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, […]

Trading To Fill In Some Junk Wax Gaps – Part 4 of 4

I think I’m just about ready to start soliciting new trades again. The surgery sidelined me for a bit, and then other personal stuff kept me off the sidelines even further, but very soon I think I’ll be able to make something happen, and I have an exciting idea to announce with that to possibly […]

Check the Tek-nique

You know, sometimes you just need to put together an easy post. I spend way too much time looking through my scan folders for cards that have a theme that I feel like talking about on any given day. I try to avoid the easy stuff, even if it doesn’t seem like it. Color matching […]

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 […]

A Hot Dog Of A Trade – Part 2 of 2

Time once again to check in with a name that should be familiar to frequent readers of the blog. Bill, known as minibbcards on the Trading Card Database (his want list is found here) sent me a huge stack of cards earlier in my World Series Cubs pursuit, and I was able to turn that […]

Picking Up The High-End Scraps

High-end products confuse me sometimes. I understand what they’re trying to do, but thinking about them with a critical eye makes them less appealing. I mean, let’s think about this a bit. Pay a lot of money for a handful of base cards (usually, but not always), one or two parallels, and then however many […]

My Sportlots Goal – A Countdown Appears

I’ve been selling on Sportlots for quite a while now, and although I don’t push out a lot of cards each month and am nowhere near the top sellers, credit has slowly accumulated in my account to the tune of over $600 (again, over a few years).

I never bothered to cash out, which is […]

Catching A Random Package From Night Owl

It’s time for another “trade” post, everybody! I’ve been doing well in sticking with the one-every-three posts schedule. It’s really helped me get caught up. In fact, this package came in just last month! That’s some huge progress in my mind. Our favorite feathered friend, Night Owl sent me a care package that arrived shortly […]