Introducing the Jon Lester Collection

This is part twelve of a twenty-five part series chronicling my budding collections of the 2016 World Series champion Cubs. Obviously, I’ve already starting showing off some of those cards, but I wanted to offer a formal introduction to the various players. With my legacy player collections, I’m still going to attempt to show every […]

A Big Hurt Health Update

Okay, I’m at least partially back. I had my gall bladder removed on 2/27, and I’m finally ready to have my laptop on my lap again. Having the weight on my legs isn’t the trouble, neither is carrying it up and down the stairs. The main problem is that weird movements cause pain and so […]

Hall of Fame Dream Team

Sorry in advance, because the title of this post is not going to match what you thought you were going to get.

I rarely remember my dreams. It’s extremely common that I will dream something and then as soon as I open my eyes, it’s gone from my memory. For the past year or so, […]

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 […]

Trading To Fill In Some Junk Wax Gaps – Part 3

So many trades, so little time. I feel like posting trades as every third item is a good way to go, but after getting an influx of packages last month, it’s anxiety-inducing and I feel like I need to do nothing but trades, all the time. Well, until I start hearing people complain about being […]

Trading To Fill In Some Junk Wax Gaps – Part 1

While I didn’t get a massive response to my trade bait posts (I do want to try again soon), I did come out of it with some success. I was also lucky enough to meet a couple new trade partners.

Of of those was John, known on the Trading Card Database as herkojerko (here’s his […]

Introducing the Justin Grimm Collection

This is part five of a twenty-five part series chronicling my budding collections of the 2016 World Series champion Cubs. Obviously, I’ve already starting showing off some of those cards, but I wanted to offer a formal introduction to the various players. With my legacy player collections, I’m still going to attempt to show every […]

Decidedly Not Red Cardboard – A Trade with Red Cardboard

My goodness does time fly. There are trades initiated in November of last year that I still haven’t posted on here yet. I’m sorry to anyone else who is still waiting for their cards and thanks to show their face. I’m a work in progress. The good news for me is that this will be […]

A Trade Four Years in the Making (Sort of)

Trade bait posts are a wonderful thing. Most of the time, they’ll get a response within the first week if they’re going to get any traction at all.

However, those posts stay active. They still exist. Even now. And on rare occasion, people will find those posts and inquire about trading for some of those […]

A Big Trade with Mini Collector Bill – Part 1

I’ve been holding off on posting some of my more recent trades here, but it’s really time I changed that. The main reason I did is that was the National. I put together some trade bait posts that attracted minimal attention, but at some point I had to lock down my want lists before the […]