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 […]

No Purchase Necessary

In my previous post, I talked about some of the different ways one can go about purchasing cards as part of my trademark lazy openings (psst, you’re reading another one right now). Buying stuff is all well and good, but have you tried this thing called barter?

I’ve dabbled here and there. Over the past […]

Documenting an Angel of a Trade – Part 4

Very shortly, I’ll stop the three package rotation of trades I’ve been carrying on lately. I need to squeeze in some new trades that are trickling in, or recently arrived. I’m hoping that the sooner I can post the newer stuff, the more likely people will be to trade with me. Probably not how it […]

Documenting an Angel of a Trade – Part 2

I’m very, very close to being able to post trade bait again. I just need to update my want lists after a couple recent purchases and then I should be all set. No more trips coming up that I know of. No work crap slowing me down or taking away my nights and weekends. It’ll […]

A Twitter Trade Before the Storm

The dust is starting to settle after the 2017 National. It’s been about a week since it ended and I’m slowly getting organized. Work has put me severely behind and reduced my free time to an anger-inducing extent. I still have to catalog and scan hundreds of cards, so posts about the show and updated […]

2015 NSCC #9 – Preparing for 2017

I’m very much itching to get back to the National and I finally bought my tickets. It’s been hit or miss as to whether or not I would be able to get there, but as of now, I’m going to make it.

Work was (and still is) the biggest obstacle. I requested the days off, […]

Back When People Read This Blog, They Traded With Me, Too

I hate the collateral damage my unpredictable work schedule causes. It makes sense that readership and engagement with the blog would be down significantly when you don’t post for 6 months at a time. I don’t care about blog stats, and I don’t look at them. The only reason I care about readers is so […]

2016 Cubs – The Fourth 10 Games

Okay, now we’re slowing down. Not just blog wise. The Cubs only managed 5 wins in this batch of ten, which is the first without a winning record. That will make my job of catching up a little easier. Coming off a run of winning 9 of 10, going .500 isn’t too terrible. Maintaining our […]

Video Games vs. Card Collecting – Side Quests

I’m going to try something a little different on the blog. Lately, most of my free time has been spent watching a bunch of movies (I’ve even been writing the occasional review again after 2 years of not doing that – here’s that blog) and shows and playing video games. Basically, I find myself enjoying […]

2016 Cubs – The Third 10 Games

We’re now 60 games into the season, so I need to catch up with this little adventure of mine. This third batch of games is when all the big talk and high hopes went to a whole new level. I mean, we won 9 of 10 games, after already winning 75% of our first 20. […]