Pre-National Card Show Post (Shown Way After Actually Going To The National)

In June of 2014, I went to a card show in Rockford.

First, we’ll start with the Cubs team set I bought for $5. At the time I needed 2 cards, but now the rest are either trade bait, or they’ll come in handy if I choose another Cub to replace Starlin.

The kid […]

2015 NSCC #4 – We Are Good

We Are Good.

It’s such a simple statement. Yet, it’s an accurate one. I’m not sure which Cubs player started using it, but I think it’s overtaken the “Let’s Go” motto that the marketing companies got paid a pile of cash to create as the victory cry this year. And we’re crying a lot.

As […]

2015 NSCC #2 – NIT-picking

Going into the show, I had very good intentions of padding my basketball collections. I really only have two focuses at this point. One is to collect the 2011-12 Past & Present master set. The other is to collect the 1995-96 inserts – which I’m very eager to actually complete.

In reality, the bargain boxes […]

Weekly Trade Bait #10 – Birthday Boxes Week 2 of 11

I’m back with what I hope will be a regular series. Did you miss the other installments? Well, you can either scroll down a couple posts or check out the “Trade Bait” link at the top of the blog. There’s a 1/1, some other low numbered parallels and a few good autos among others in […]

Weekly Trade Bait #7 – 2012 Topps Online Die Cut Thingies

I’m back with what I hope will be a regular series. Did you miss the other installments? Well, you can either scroll down a couple posts or check out the “Trade Bait” link at the top of the blog. There’s a 1/1, some other low numbered parallels and a few good autos among others in […]

Almost There

I’m almost caught up with all my trade packages. I know, I know. I’m as surprised as you are. Of course with my semi-weekly trade bait posts going strong, I expect to be very far behind again very soon. Still, by my count I have about five people more to thank and then I’ll really […]

Maddux Overload – 1994 Edition

1994.

The Dallas Cowboys handed the Buffalo Bills their 4th straight Super Bowl loss, earning their second consecutive win in the process.

The New York Rangers finally win a Stanley Cup after a 53-year long drought, then the NHL locked out its players.

George Foreman becomes the oldest ever heavyweight champion boxer.

Olypmic figure skaterNancy […]

Valentine’s Day Cards

Sure, I know it’s Labor Day, but I’ve never been on time with things. Besides, I didn’t get any cards for Labor Day. Double besides, I labored plenty on that last post. That lengthy sucker took about a week to put together. Triple besides, when else would I have the opportunity to show off these […]

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 […]

Look Out For Cardboard Cuts

We are slowly moving into our new house. We’re taking things slow. On most days, we’ll move 5-6 boxes worth of stuff, shove it in an unused room and then paint or clean various walls, floors, sinks, counters, shelves, etc.

The previous owners were only there for maybe 7 years, max, but holy hell did […]