Another Non-National Card Show Post

I went to a new sort of local card show back in May. Well, it’s not a new show. It’s new to me. Located in Orland Park, this has been going on every month for some time. I’ve thought about making the trek out, but couldn’t convince myself to drive that far for an unknown.

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My Last Long Trade Package

If I’m going to make this blog work for my schedule and my stupidly obsessive scanning and digital cataloging process, I need to shorten the heck out of them. Part of my pending burn out was the internal pressure to show a whole trade in one post, no matter how large. I want to show […]

Back In The Good Days

This blog used to be cooler, and more interesting. We would have various different ideas for blog posts to hopefully keep the readers engaged. Or at least I thought we did. We also used to be a we. I think it’s safe to say that Andy is retired from the blog. But that’s not what […]

Collecting Milestones

I recently updated my want lists for the first time in 5 months. It was both a cathartic and discouraging process.

Cathartic because I truly enjoy making and compiling my checklists. I’ve always liked making lists. By no means am I an organized person, but organizing things and hobbies into lists or sorting things hits […]

Hit Parade

The Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rose Parade have both passed us by for another year. As a kid, I used to enjoy watching a good parade. I liked all the different character balloons, and the moving floats always fascinated me. It’s pretty impressive what some people can do with a float-load of flower petals. […]

Upper Deck Community Break Box #8: 2004 Upper Deck Sweet Spot

This is it. The end of an era. Or at least a group break.

Before we get into it, I’ll let you all know that I’ll be working on packaging and shipping out the cards this week. It can be something of an involved process, but you can be assured I pack things well. I’ll […]

On The Ball!

I have very few card collections given my limited resources and space, but I did decide some time ago to begin collecting on-card Royals autographs. It’s been a blast so far trying to track these things down and this is the latest addition to my collection. To view the cards currently in the collection, take […]

Recent Royals: 2007 UD Sweet Spot Helmet Billy Butler

I have very few card collections given my limited resources and space, but I did decide some time ago to begin collecting on-card Royals autographs. It’s been a blast so far trying to track these things down and this is the latest addition to my collection. To view the cards currently in the collection, take […]

Trading with Night Owl

I would try to think of some kind of pun or clever title for the trade, but I’m probably the last blogger in the universe to have traded with Night Owl and all the good ones have already been done before. So…instead, you all get to look at some of my favorites in the bundle […]

JD’s Dad Comes Through!

As promised, the right honorable Father of JD sent us our winnings from the awesome, amazing (and totally owned-by-CG) Olympic Challenge have arrived! All we knew was that we’d be receiving the contents of a tin of Sweet Spot. Little did we know how awesome those contents would be!

Read it and weep, […]