Card-ography #6 – Mike Montgomery

It’s been a little more than a month since I’ve added to this series, and I have quite a few autographs from my player collections to show off. I don’t have an autograph of everyone (looking at you Bryant and Rizzo, among others), and I think a couple of the relievers have no certified autos […]

December 2017 Ebay Wins Part 2

Yesterday, I showed off the first part of my December wins. It’s pretty rare for me to get the part 2 of anything up so quickly, but I checked and there were only 4 more cards to end the month and the year. I also wanted to just get it out of the way now, […]

Card-ography #5 – Tony Gwynn

Welcome to Part 5. I missed the recent Blog Bat Around focusing on autographs and building a team with the signatures in their collection. I honestly don’t have enough autographs to make that workable anyway (unless I were to draw from pack pulled stuff I have sitting around that I haven’t sold or traded yet). […]

A Few Good Group Breaks

2017 was a decent year for me on a personal level. Aside from the last couple months of the year, I did find myself with more free time from work than I had the past few years (although this new position is going to be even better and would be the normal 9-5 schedule a […]

Card-ography #4 – Carlos Marmol

How about this blast from the past? Part 3 of this feature came 4 years after the first two. Now, #4 comes back into the fold over two years after that. Crazy how time flies when you have insufficient time to blog. I have quite a few autographs in my collection now, so I hope […]

August 2017 and First Part of September 2017 Ebay Wins

Okay, I’m a few months behind on this now. August was a lighter month for me. I wouldn’t say I took a break from Ebay, but I was a little more discerning. I was coming off of the National, so the vast majority of my card budget was already well-spent. I needed to stay focused […]

The Road to Opening Day

Spring Training is now over, and I have to say that I haven’t been all that excited about it the past couple years. I hate to keep bringing it up, but I think the main reason is that February and March have been the busiest months of work. It’s been rare that I could focus […]

Back in Black

I know that yesterday I had a post announcing my annual return, but considering I actually think this could be for good… that probably warrants a second one.

Taking a look at my archives sidebar shows that over the past couple years, there have been long gaps between November and April with no posts, which […]

Transplendent

When I was 12 years old, I was at a card show in our local shopping mall and almost quit collecting forever. I remember breaking down and crying on a bench and my dad had to console me as I realized things were getting way too expensive for me. The year was 1992 and at […]

Time Sensitive Releases and the Future of Collecting – One Year Later

Remember this post? Probably not, but now that a year plus have passed and people are more accustomed to Topps Now, I wanted to revisit the topic.

Originally, I said that the print-to-order, online exclusive, 24 hour (sometimes a week) purchase window cards scared me. Now, I mostly see it as a nuisance. Let’s go […]