October 2017 Ebay Wins

Another month, another round of saved searches bearing gifts that I bought for myself. This was my birthday month, but I didn’t expand my budget. Even so, I wound up with quite a few good cards at a reasonable price. I have several months backlogged, so let’s just get into it.

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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 […]

2017 NSCC #1 – Hitting the Dimebox Hard – Thomas and Maddux Edition

The National Sports Collector’s Convention was held in Chicago several months ago, and it was the second one I was lucky enough to attend. My rookie year on 2015 was quite the adventure. I bought a lot of cards and was able to write about a small percentage of them. Thanks to a better financial […]

Back to the Dugout – Part 1

Last year, I wrote a multi-part trade post of an over two year old deal I made with Kyle from Nolan’s Dugout. Because of all the fun stuff that went along with my job, even after I started in April, it took me a few months to get through all 5 parts (ended in July).

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Opening Day

The day is finally upon us. Baseball season has started. Everything rides on this one game. Start 0-1 and the season is doomed. Win this one, and you’re going to win them all.

The Cubs versus Marlins match-up today has already happened, but I’m writing this in advance so I don’t know the result. I’ll […]

2017 Cubs – The Tenth 10 Games

Well, all good things have to come to an end, and so do the dumber things.

What I’m trying to say is that the 2017 season has been over for a while now and clearly time is an issue for me again, so there’s no need to draw this series out to the end. The […]

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 […]