2015 NSCC #2 – NIT-picking

Going into the show, I had very good intentions of padding my basketball collections. I really only have two focuses at this point. One is to collect the 2011-12 Past & Present master set. The other is to collect the 1995-96 inserts – which I’m very eager to actually complete.

In reality, the bargain boxes […]

Beat the Heat

How about those Bulls, huh? Congratulations to them for beating the Miami Heat and ending their remarkable streak. It’s no 72-10 record, but Miami’s run was still quite amazing.

The fact that we were able to do it without Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah makes me optimistic for the playoffs. I hope they can both […]

A Pair of 10s

I’m not a poker player.

Sure, I’ve played poker. I think everyone that went to college in the early 2000s played poker. Poker was everywhere in our society. ESPN made it a “sport” (which it’s not). Celebrities would play it on television and people actually watched. The residual effects are still being seen with Annie […]

The Stupid Heat Win the Stupid Finals. Time For Non-Stupid Contest Results

Well, there’s one thing you can say for sure: This contest isn’t fixed!

If it was, the Thunder would have won and things would have gotten a little more interesting. As it stands, the Bizarro Avengers won the NBA Championship and the contest is over a couple days sooner than I hoped.

Let’s get down […]

Contest Ends Today and We’re Ripping Topps Series 2!

Hey everybody,

Today is going to be a very busy day for us, as we’re busting 5 cases of Topps Series 2 wide open! We likely won’t have time to post all the goodies here as we go, but if you follow us on twitter, you can see all the biggest and brightest and bestest […]

2011-12 Panini Past & Present Basketball Video Box Break & Review

Back in March, I did something I rarely do. I posted a preview for an upcoming product. While this blog comments on hobby news here and there, it’s usually in a editorial/commentary fashion rather than a straight-up news format. What made it even more unusual was that it was for a basketball product. I’ve flirted […]

I Might Have to Take Up Basketball Collecting Again

We haven’t talked about Panini a whole lot on this blog lately (or Upper Deck for that matter). That’s because we’re primarily a baseball blog and their baseball related products have been…shall we say…limited.

I want to try to rectify the lack of non-Topps chatter some as we go forward, because there are some important […]