2017 NSCC #7 – Needles In A Haystack

The 2018 National is starting today and I will not be attending. Maybe I’ll go to Cleveland in a future year, but not this time. Further east seems like less of an option. I could drive to Ohio, but I don’t want to pay for a flight to go farther than that. The good news […]

2017 NSCC #6 – Sample Size Swatches

At the show, I expanded my budget a little bit. I put a little cash aside each month just for this show, which was thankfully easier due to paying off my car and credit cards a while back. That allowed me to spend more time in boxes that weren’t $1 or less, and expand my […]

2017 NSCC #5 – An Elite Card Show

The National is easily the best card show I’ve ever had the privilege to attend. I know not everyone has the opportunity, but if you can arrange it, please do yourself a favor. There are so many vendors there that are simply looking to liquidate everything that they have, and there’s so much to look […]

2017 NSCC #4 – Hitting the Dimebox Hard – Heyward, Fowler, and Montero Edition

Here we are at the end of the dimebox glory. It’s probably no surprise that names like Bryant and Rizzo are absent from the titles. Maybe someday soon they will be, but there’s too much of a new player shine on them still. But, if Gwynn, Maddux and Thomas are in there now, with recent […]

2017 NSCC #3 – Hitting the Dimebox Hard – Lester, Lackey, and Soler Edition

Alright, it’s been a little while since I’ve posted anything about the National, which isn’t good because I have a lot to cover still. The first two parts of the dimebox focused on what I’ve been calling the “legacy” collections. These next two are about the champs. Looking back, I’m actually surprised I didn’t find […]

2017 NSCC #2 – Hitting the Dimebox Hard – Wood and Gwynn Edition

Back again with some more dimebox finds. If you missed the first part of this adventure, go ahead and read up on it here. These ten cent treasures were kind to me. It was interesting to see what kind of random stuff was in there. It had the appearance of a closeout sale from 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 […]

2015 NSCC #9 – Preparing for 2017

I’m very much itching to get back to the National and I finally bought my tickets. It’s been hit or miss as to whether or not I would be able to get there, but as of now, I’m going to make it.

Work was (and still is) the biggest obstacle. I requested the days off, […]

2017 Cubs – The Second 10 Games

So, I know I said in the “first 10 games” post that I would be showing off a lot of cards from the new player collections/current Cubs, but then I had an epiphany.

I have a boat load of Moments & Milestones cards because I actively seek them out, and I’ve come across a few […]

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. […]