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 […]

Upper Deck Then

In my last post, I talked about the Topps Now program. But forget that! Let’s look at one of the original “daily” sets – UD Documentary.

Gold win-loss for this post: 1-0

I’ve actually opened up a case of Documentary.

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Why, you may ask? Well, the boxes were pretty cheap.

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That June 2017 Ebay Frank Thomas Lot

I teased this before in my June ebay rundown, but I happened to stumble across a nice Frank Thomas lot in one of my random, non-saved searches. It was one of those unique situations where the seller wasn’t very experienced and the title and description was very vague. The title was “1990 Frank Thomas Leaf […]

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 […]

Topps Bunt – An Examination of Two Extremes in Parallel Construction

Topps Bunt has only been around as a physical product for a couple years now (as opposed to the digital app) but it’s made a pretty big impression on me.

I think the most appealing part of it is that it’s a budget product that isn’t just a simple rehash like Opening Day or a […]

Digital De-Cluttering – Frank Thomas Edition

Throughout my years of collecting and blogging (over 7 years now….), I’ve either obtained a small amount of cards from one source, or I’ve posted most cards from a package but not all. That leaves a bunch of “master files” taking up space in my scan folders, waiting for inspiration to strike or a theme […]

Anniversary Cards From Years Past

This week marked my 6th wedding anniversary. That’s a very strange thing to think about. It doesn’t seem like it’s been that “long.” I remember the wedding quite vividly and even though I can mark various benchmarks and events on a timeline over the past six years if forced, my general impression is that it […]

Spoils From Old Boxes

Even though time and work have gotten the best of me the past few years, I’ve still been collecting sporadically to keep me feeling human. Mostly, this just means buying cards, either as singles on ebay or comc, or buying boxes of stuff for the joy of ripping and the intention of trading/selling off the […]

SPx-cial Trade

It’s not uncommon for trades to contain a bunch of cards from the same sets. If you’re a team collector, it probably happens to you all the time. Heck, my upcoming trade bait is going to be set based, so I hope I’ll be sending out a lot of those packages to you.

I’d also […]

Digging Out From the Trade Backlog (Trade with Nolan’s Dugout) – Part 2

If you missed part one of the loot I received from Kyle at Nolan’s Dugout, then click on this link.

As a quick recap, I sent him some Topps online exclusive code giveaway die cuts, and he sent me stuff I could actually use. A lot of stuff. So much stuff that there will at […]