The Road to Opening Day

Spring Training is now over, and I have to say that I haven’t been all that excited about it the past couple years. I hate to keep bringing it up, but I think the main reason is that February and March have been the busiest months of work. It’s been rare that I could focus […]


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 […]

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.


Jose Abreu (+2 Favorite Player) […]

Unparalleled Trade Partner, Multi-Parallel Trade

I know people are probably anxious to see posts recapping my adventure at the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention, but that’s going to wait a bit longer as I organize more stuff. For now, here’s a package that basically feels like a mini-National.

Brian from Play at the Plate has always been a great supporter […]

Hit Parade

The Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rose Parade have both passed us by for another year. As a kid, I used to enjoy watching a good parade. I liked all the different character balloons, and the moving floats always fascinated me. It’s pretty impressive what some people can do with a float-load of flower petals. […]

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

It’s a phrase we’ll hear many times throughout our lives. Most of the time the way it’s uttered is riddled with cliche. It’s small talk. You could be discussing something as mundane as your weekend plans on a Wednesday and that co-worker chimes in “Good things come to those who wait.”

Right. Thanks for that.


2012 Topps Archives Box Topper Autograph Randomization

Hey everybody,

I’ll be back soon with a full recap with scans for the group break. If you haven’t told me your preference for extra team sets, I’ll be emailing you shortly about that as well.

In the meantime, if you follow us on twitter or were able to watch the live ustreaming of the […]

Topps Community Break Box #9: 2003 Topps Finest

Mini boxes! It’s like we’re opening 3 boxes in one! If you’re into products with a butt-load (technical term) of superfluous packaging, then this is a box for you.

It still makes me feel special to open Finest

It’s worth mentioning each and every time, all of these boxes are courtesy of our good […]

Topps Community Break Box #8: 2002 Topps Archives Reserve Best Years

Hey everybody! Sorry about the brief delay. If you’re anything like me, you’re most interested to see what’s going to come out of this heavy box right here.

Autographed ball! With Cards, too! How often does that happen anymore?

It’s worth mentioning each and every time, all of these boxes are courtesy of our […]

Topps Community Break Box #6: 2001 Topps Fusion

How many of you knew this stuff even existed? I know I didn’t. This is about as close to modern oddball as you can get. Forget Topps Stars, this is 5 sets in 1! It takes the “Best” of different Topps worlds and “fuses” it into one globule of a set.

Designs stolen from or […]