Trade Bait – 2018 Donruss Optic

I’m back with another round of trade bait. Here’s the last one of this batch. This is the first week’s worth since announcing my Charity Trade policy. In short, I’m not giving away cards, but I am donating money to charity for every card that I receive in trade. If you want to indirectly help […]

Trade Bait – 2018 Finest

I’m back with another round of trade bait. This is the first week’s worth since announcing my Charity Trade policy. In short, I’m not giving away cards, but I am donating money to charity for every card that I receive in trade. If you want to indirectly help the charity of my choosing, take a […]

Trade Bait – 2018 Topps Archives

I’m back with another round of trade bait. This is the first week’s worth since announcing my Charity Trade policy. In short, I’m not giving away cards, but I am donating money to charity for every card that I receive in trade. If you want to indirectly help the charity of my choosing, take a […]

ROYGBIV – Oranger

Baseball cards are wonderful things with a ton of variety. Some of that variety is from different manufacturers that employ techniques intended to set themselves apart from their competition. Some of that variety is from the same company attempting different product lines with themes intended to catch unique sub-sections of the collectors out there. Some, […]

Road To Opening Day

Baseball season is fast approaching. So fast, in fact, that the first game was actually played last night/this morning in Japan. The excitement that many feel with spring training is sure to quickly devolve into despair with the first 2-game losing streak of your favorite team. But, until then, anything can happen! This is the […]

The Optics Of Group Breaks

I’ve inadvertently started a tour of various modes of cardboard acquisition this week. I started with some Twitter purchases (just claimed another card tonight – somebody stop me!), then I went with the tried and true trading, and now we’ll jump on over to the not for everyone Group Break.

I’ve joined a few more […]

Card-ography #9 – Jason Hammel

Welcome to Part 9. For a series that should be pretty easy to put together, it sure does take a while for me to get them out the digital door. I’m lucky enough to have autographs for several of the 2016 Cubs players at this point, so I have to show them off. Today’s example […]

The Immaculate Redemption

“Redemption” is a dirty word in the card collecting world. No one really likes them, not even the companies. Now, we could get into all kinds of reasons as to why they exist and offer alternate solutions. Maybe I’ll get into some of that another day (I am waiting on a Kris Bryant auto redemption […]

Card-ography #8 – Carl Edwards Jr.

Today’s subject has had some ups and downs with the Cubs. There are a lot of stretches where he is dominant and then some longer than expected stretches where he can’t get a dang out. No matter what, it is safe to say that he’s cemented his role in the major leagues as a reliever […]

August 2018 Ebay Wins

July was full of big acquisitions. Possibly too many. Overcompensating is a word that comes to mind. August wasn’t quite as big in terms of cards, but it still managed to be pretty dang nice as you’ll see. September, on the other hand, will be much lighter, but we’ll talk about that in a couple […]