May 2017 Ebay Wins

I know that some people don’t use ebay as part of their collecting adventures, and I sometimes envy those people. It can be a fickle and frustrating process at times, but I find it to be a pretty necessary.

Trading is fantastic (and I’m finally trying to do more of it). Card shows are a […]

Digging Out From the Trade Backlog (Trade with Nolan’s Dugout) – Part 4

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

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. […]

Digging Out From the Trade Backlog (Trade with Nolan’s Dugout) – Part 3

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

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 […]

Digital De-Cluttering – Kerry Wood Edition

The last time I did this kind of post (also the first time), it was fall of last year when I still had hopes that work wouldn’t suck my soul into the upside down. Now we’re in spring, so I can use the whole spring cleaning analogy. Hooray?

Throughout my years of collecting and blogging […]

The Post That Almost Was

(This post has been sitting in my draft folder since November. I never claimed to be timely here….)

When the Cubs were down 3 games to 1 against the Indians, I pretty much assumed we’d have to wait at least one more year for glory. I doubt I’m alone in that.

I don’t think […]

Another Non-National Card Show Post

I went to a new sort of local card show back in May. Well, it’s not a new show. It’s new to me. Located in Orland Park, this has been going on every month for some time. I’ve thought about making the trek out, but couldn’t convince myself to drive that far for an unknown.

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Calling All Card Detectives – A 5X7 Mystery

Okay, so as the title mentions, I need a little help. I hope you’ll bear with me to the end (or at least skip there) to see if we can crack this case. I’m not the most knowledgeable collector by any means, but I’m resourceful enough to find most cards that are tough to identify.

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Birthday Cards From A Different Year

Ever since I’ve found my way back into collecting, I’ve tried to treat myself to some sort of cardboard birthday present. Sometimes it’s through boxes of cards, but the past couple years, I’ve gone on a single buying splurge on COMC.

This year, I don’t know if I’m going to buy anything. I still collect […]

2016 Cubs – The Fifth 10 Games

We’re at the point in this series where I legitimately can’t tell you anything about what happened during the games. Yup. Before it was just a specific decision made so I didn’t simply rehash game recaps. Now, there’s no way I would go back and research specific days. That sounds like work.

Kick some […]

2015 NSCC #8 – Relic the Opportunity

The 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention is happening next weekend. I won’t get to go this year. It’s in Atlantic City and I’m not anywhere near there and my travel days are pretty much booked.

Plus Lollapalooza is always that same weekend and I am very near there and my wife bought tickets for Sunday. […]