The Set Collectors’ Dilemma

Have you ever gotten an awesome stack of cards from a set you’re miles from completing and rejoiced in the deletion of more than half your wantlist for said set? Of course you have. You’re a collector. So have I. And the feeling never gets old.

Blue tape! These were sent by a pro!

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2011 Bowman Platinum Baseball Review

Okay, let’s see if I remember how to do this whole “reviewing” thing. The last time I personally reviewed a baseball product was last December. I’ve done other Panini reviews since, but since I don’t think they like us anymore it’s back to the things we buy.

In this particular instance, I’m referring to our […]

2010-11 Panini Classics Basketball Review & Contest

Hey everybody! Happy Cinco de Mayo! This post has absolutely nothing to do with that.

I’m here with the review of our box of 2010-11 Panini Classics Basketball. The box once again comes courtesy of the one and only Tracy Hackler over at Panini America. We’d be remissed if we didn’t thank him. And as […]

2009 O-Pee-Chee Baseball Review

Happy Birthday to me! I bought a box of cards! I was at Tim’s Baseball Card Shop a couple months ago when it actually was close to my birthday looking for singles. I had a fresh, crisp $50 bill courtesy of a birthday card, and it seemed only right to trade that green piece of […]

2010 Topps Update Baseball Review

Main Set When comparing Topps Update to Topps Series 2, it’s clear as cream that improvements have been made. There were no drastically miscut cards to be found this time around (although our Jumbo boxes did encounter the not uncommon phenomenon of bent corners on cards that dwelled near the tops/bottoms of the brick packs), […]

2005 Leaf Baseball Review

With Topps dominating the baseball card market, the pickings are a little bit slimmer than what I hear is usual. I’m still in my first full year back into collecting after exiting around 1997-98, so I don’t have much to compare it to. Honestly, I kind of like that there aren’t that many products out. […]

A Quick and Easy Trade with GG&G-U

While we’re waiting for Gint-A-Cuffs II to hit our mailbox (via the split case with Beardy & Moj0), why not revisit a little bit of last year’s product?

Not too long ago, Tommy over at Ginter, Gardner & Game-Used emailed me about a trade for some Ginter (what else?). I know it’s passe these days, […]

2010 Topps Series 2 Review

We never did a formal review for series 1, so this one is going to be double-y review-y. And a little behind the times.

Main Set/Quality Control

I had to modify the header of this section because quality control is such a key problem. If you suffered through our video box break, you saw how […]

It’s Official – I’m Collecting Players!

A few posts ago, I asked for your feedback and guidance as to whom I should collect. At heart, I’ve always been a player collector. I’m trying my hands now at being a set collector, but SPs sure ain’t making that transition the smoothest it could be. I had been out of the card game […]

1981 Fleer Roundup

I’ve finally taken the time to go through the old Fleer lots and take down some numbers. I got very close to the 1981 Fleer set, which is awesome because (as I’ve mentioned before) that’s my birth year and I’ve always wanted to put together a set of ’81s from some manufacturer or another. So […]