2017 NSCC #5 – An Elite Card Show

The National is easily the best card show I’ve ever had the privilege to attend. I know not everyone has the opportunity, but if you can arrange it, please do yourself a favor. There are so many vendors there that are simply looking to liquidate everything that they have, and there’s so much to look […]

Card-ography #6 – Mike Montgomery

It’s been a little more than a month since I’ve added to this series, and I have quite a few autographs from my player collections to show off. I don’t have an autograph of everyone (looking at you Bryant and Rizzo, among others), and I think a couple of the relievers have no certified autos […]

January 2018 Ebay Wins

Well, this will be quick. After a larger December, the first month of this year only saw two new cards come in the mail. Things will slowly pick up from here for a bit until about now where I’m stalled buying cards due to travel. I’m really itching to relax and open packs, so when […]

2018 Cubs – Third Ten Games

I’m temporarily back to the blog. After spending a week in London and Scotland, I got home Sunday night, picked up my dog from the parents on Monday and largely caught up on work today. I do want to talk about my trip in some detail, but I’m anxious to get something posted now. Hopefully […]

December 2017 Ebay Wins Part 2

Yesterday, I showed off the first part of my December wins. It’s pretty rare for me to get the part 2 of anything up so quickly, but I checked and there were only 4 more cards to end the month and the year. I also wanted to just get it out of the way now, […]

December 2017 Ebay Wins Part 1

November may have been a lighter month, but December made up for it. As you can tell from the title, I’ll need a second part to get through it all. It’s interesting to look back and see how this all shakes out. I can try to speculate as to why I find more on certain […]

Introducing the Chris Coghlan Collection

This is part three 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 […]

November 2017 Ebay Wins

November was a pretty slow month. Maybe the sellers were putting less up on the auction block as they prepared for the holidays, or maybe they were pricing things too high to maximize their dollars to pay for the holidays. Whatever the case, it was a light inbound season for me with only 5 new […]

2018 Cubs – Second Ten Games

Baseball season is no longer in its infancy. We’re already in the toddler stages and at close to thirty games played, teams are starting to show us what they’ll be when they grow up. Stepping back to the first 20 games, the Cubs have shown that there’s still quite a bit of development left.

I […]

To Rip Or Not To Rip

As the wise poet Ja Rule once said “It ain’t even a question.”

To my recollection, I have not pulled a rip card from a pack. I’ve been very lucky throughout my collecting days, but never had the fortune to land this particular type of card so far. Maybe this upcoming Ginter year will change […]