July 2017 Ebay Wins

I have an idea. This wasn’t intentional, but I think I could play a little Ebay Uno with this month’s wins. You all know Uno, right? You go around and play cards that either match the number/letter or the color of the card on the face-up stack. For this little game, there are no wild […]

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 […]

2017 Cubs – The Ninth 10 Games

Well, the season was fun while it lasted. The Cubs have officially been eliminated from the playoffs and while I’m writing this, game 7 of the AL NLCS is in progress (and I don’t plan to update it after it’s over).

With the season done, this series is just about done for this year. I’m […]

A Trade Four Years in the Making (Sort of)

Trade bait posts are a wonderful thing. Most of the time, they’ll get a response within the first week if they’re going to get any traction at all.

However, those posts stay active. They still exist. Even now. And on rare occasion, people will find those posts and inquire about trading for some of those […]

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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Maddux Overload – 1999 Edition

1999.

The Denver Broncos repeat as NFL champions, taking out the Atlanta Falcons.

The San Antonio Spurs take advantage of a Jordan-less NBA and deny the New York Knicks a championship. On the WNBA side, the Houston Comets continue to dominate with their third straight title (also over New York).

Michael Johnson set a new […]

2017 Cubs – The Eighth 10 Games

Anyone ready for the NLCS tonight? Probably no one. I don’t know anyone that pays attention to baseball, after all.

Who can talk about the playoffs when we still need to talk about the games that got us there. So , basically at the half-way point of the season and the Cubs kept bouncing back […]

2017 Cubs – The Seventh 10 Games

Why, sure. I’ll keep this series going, even though I’m not even halfway through the season with it. I have no idea what was really going on with the team back then anymore, but I do remember we were struggling stay above .500. This was one of the better stretches with a whopping 6 wins […]

A Big Trade with Mini Collector Bill – Part 1

I’ve been holding off on posting some of my more recent trades here, but it’s really time I changed that. The main reason I did is that was the National. I put together some trade bait posts that attracted minimal attention, but at some point I had to lock down my want lists before the […]

June 2017 Ebay Wins

In typical Community Gum fashion, this monthly series hasn’t been featured on the blog since June when I displayed my May winnings. I’m stealing about 30 minutes from my nighttime work schedule to put this out because I want to post something and don’t feel like finishing up the Gint-A-Cuffs posts tonight.

June was a […]