Older Birthday Cards

Every year I try to buy myself a card related birthday present. Sometimes, it’s boxes of cards so I can scratch the ripping itch. Other times, I’ve gone on a COMC binge to pick up a bunch of low cost additions. That’s what I did this year, and I went a little crazy with it […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gint-A-Cuffs 9: Packs 19-24 – The Finale

It all comes down to this. 6 packs left. A lot of points need to come close to first. Looking at the leader board, it’s not looking good for this home team. Still, gotta run it out to first for the sportsmanship of it, right?

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Jose Canseco – What A Day (+2 Insert) […]

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 […]

Gint-A-Cuffs 9: Packs 13-18

Half of the box is behind us, and it left two of the three promised hits on the scoring table. With that red Brooklyn mini in there as well, there may not be a whole lot more to boost this box score.

Talking about it isn’t going to help me find out for sure, so […]

Gint-A-Cuffs 9: Packs 7-12

Back again with part two. I feel like the first fourth of the box was pretty solid. Can we keep the momentum going here? Probably not, but who knows. I know it’s going to be an uphill battle without the foil hot box bonus on my side anyway.

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Jose Abreu (+2 Favorite Player) […]

Gint-A-Cuffs 9: Boxtopper and Packs 1-6

I’m back for another year of pack fighting. Last year, I managed to grab second place. It was a tough loss. I found a nice book card in my box, but it was no match for a double rip card. Them’s the breaks. We’re not going to find another book card, but maybe we’ll be […]

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 […]