Last Year’s Birthday Cards

I usually don’t advertise this type of thing on the blog, but this is my birthday weekend. I don’t advertise it, because I honestly don’t really care about my birthday. That’s not said to garner sympathy, it just stopped being important to me for whatever reason. I even sometimes forget about it.

Other people don’t [...]

Breaking Mad-dux

I told myself I wasn’t going to buy any cards for a while. I need to stop the unnecessary spending, cut back on my discretionary items, and focus on the material possessions I already have.

But, I broke.

I almost had to. When you come across a deal this good, you just have to dive [...]

Valentine’s Day Cards

Sure, I know it’s Labor Day, but I’ve never been on time with things. Besides, I didn’t get any cards for Labor Day. Double besides, I labored plenty on that last post. That lengthy sucker took about a week to put together. Triple besides, when else would I have the opportunity to show off these [...]

A Little Charity Work, Sort Of

Hopefully most of you are familiar with the concept of Box Buster Bingo (aka BoBuBingo).

It’s a game run by Crackin Wax (who you may remember from my product review back in October). He opens a box of cards and you follow along with a bingo card he created previously. If you get a Bingo, [...]

Upper Deck Community Break Box #5: 2004 UD Legends Timeless Teams

For every Community Break, I try to find one product that’s full of legends or Hall of Famers. It’s a way to fill out the under performing pre-expansion teams that people don’t like to claim and give people a chance to get some cool cards of players they don’t see a whole lot.

Will [...]

Upper Deck Community Break Box #2: 1999 Upper Deck Retro

Are you ready to take a trip back in time? I hope so, because we’re opening 1999 Upper Deck Retro.

Keep your fingers crossed that our time traveling is more like “Back to the Future” and less like “Blast From the Past.”

How has "cool" not become passe slang by now?

It’s worth mentioning [...]

Varsity Cards Product Review

How many of you out there played Little League baseball? How about High School baseball. AYSO Soccer? Any sort of team sport? If so, then you may have received your own trading card. Or at least dreamed of having one.

Most of us have seen those trading cards. They’re flimsy, boring, and the same thing [...]

2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Case Break Recap and Review

Ginter! Gint-A-Cuffs! Fighting! Ripping! Ripping Packs! Packs of Ginter!

Video! Finally!

Slow on the draw as usual getting our video and review up for everyone to enjoy and/or summarily ignore. Then to make matters worse, we forgot to shoot our card close-ups! Shoddy craftsmanship. Just you wait. As soon as blogging becomes our full-time [...]

What’s In A Case of 2012 Topps Archives Baseball? Group Break Recap & Review

You’ve waited long enough, but before we start with the scans and everything, I want to let you all know about some technical difficulties we had streaming the break.

Evidently, ustream has recently instituted a cap on live broadcast recording time. So, the video you see below is only about half of the full break. [...]