2017 Cubs – The Tenth 10 Games

Well, all good things have to come to an end, and so do the dumber things.

What I’m trying to say is that the 2017 season has been over for a while now and clearly time is an issue for me again, so there’s no need to draw this series out to the end. The […]

Older Birthday Cards

Every year I try to buy myself a card related birthday present. Sometimes, it’s boxes of cards so I can scratch the ripping itch. Other times, I’ve gone on a COMC binge to pick up a bunch of low cost additions. That’s what I did this year, and I went a little crazy with it […]

July 2017 Ebay Wins

I have an idea. This wasn’t intentional, but I think I could play a little Ebay Uno with this month’s wins. You all know Uno, right? You go around and play cards that either match the number/letter or the color of the card on the face-up stack. For this little game, there are no wild […]

Transplendent

When I was 12 years old, I was at a card show in our local shopping mall and almost quit collecting forever. I remember breaking down and crying on a bench and my dad had to console me as I realized things were getting way too expensive for me. The year was 1992 and at […]

2017 Cubs – The Ninth 10 Games

Well, the season was fun while it lasted. The Cubs have officially been eliminated from the playoffs and while I’m writing this, game 7 of the AL NLCS is in progress (and I don’t plan to update it after it’s over).

With the season done, this series is just about done for this year. I’m […]

Time Sensitive Releases and the Future of Collecting – One Year Later

Remember this post? Probably not, but now that a year plus have passed and people are more accustomed to Topps Now, I wanted to revisit the topic.

Originally, I said that the print-to-order, online exclusive, 24 hour (sometimes a week) purchase window cards scared me. Now, I mostly see it as a nuisance. Let’s go […]

2017 Cubs – The Eighth 10 Games

Anyone ready for the NLCS tonight? Probably no one. I don’t know anyone that pays attention to baseball, after all.

Who can talk about the playoffs when we still need to talk about the games that got us there. So , basically at the half-way point of the season and the Cubs kept bouncing back […]

2017 Cubs – The Seventh 10 Games

Why, sure. I’ll keep this series going, even though I’m not even halfway through the season with it. I have no idea what was really going on with the team back then anymore, but I do remember we were struggling stay above .500. This was one of the better stretches with a whopping 6 wins […]

June 2017 Ebay Wins

In typical Community Gum fashion, this monthly series hasn’t been featured on the blog since June when I displayed my May winnings. I’m stealing about 30 minutes from my nighttime work schedule to put this out because I want to post something and don’t feel like finishing up the Gint-A-Cuffs posts tonight.

June was a […]

Gint-A-Cuffs 9: Packs 7-12

Back again with part two. I feel like the first fourth of the box was pretty solid. Can we keep the momentum going here? Probably not, but who knows. I know it’s going to be an uphill battle without the foil hot box bonus on my side anyway.

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Jose Abreu (+2 Favorite Player) […]