LentAcular

This week Topps announced they’re doing an online only 3D version of the 2018 Topps set using lenticular technology. The packout and price are bit too much for my liking (8 cards for $20 for a 100 card set with inserts), but it’s neat nonetheless. That got me wanting to look at a few of […]

Two Twitter Trades In One

I normally don’t do this, but I’m going to cover two trades in one post. I apologize in advance if either trader is disappointed in sharing the spotlight.

Twitter is becoming a more critical piece of my collecting experience. Most bloggers are on there, and I’m slowly building up the list of people I’m following. […]

ROYGBIV – I’m Seeing Red

Baseball cards are wonderful things with a ton of variety. Some of that variety is from different manufacturers that employ techniques intended to set themselves apart from their competition. Some of that variety is from the same company attempting different product lines with themes intended to catch unique sub-sections of the collectors out there. Some, […]

May 2018 Ebay Wins

After the massive month that was April, I had to take things a little easier. Aside from ebay, I also went on a huge tax money fueled binge on COMC and used a portion of my Sportlots credit I’ve built up over several years to buy stuff. So, a lot of time also was spent […]

Documenting an Angel of a Trade – Part 3

Alright, the week of trade bait has been posted, please check it out if you haven’t already. It didn’t hit as hard as I would have liked, so plenty of stuff is up for grabs. I’m looking forward to doing more trades over the next couple months, and I might have to do a little […]

April 2018 Ebay Wins

In my March post, I mentioned how that month has been historically difficult for me due to work concerns. That’s the big deadline we work toward each year, and it becomes an all-hands on deck, don’t plan anything during nights and weekends affair.

April, on the other hand, is a lot more free. For me […]

2017 NSCC #6 – Sample Size Swatches

At the show, I expanded my budget a little bit. I put a little cash aside each month just for this show, which was thankfully easier due to paying off my car and credit cards a while back. That allowed me to spend more time in boxes that weren’t $1 or less, and expand my […]

Sammy Hits A Home Run Of A Trade For Me

A few months ago, I worked out a trade with Cubs Fan Stan (https://www.cubsfanstan.com/). He serendipitously discovered through a twitter post I made about my selling on Sportlots that I had stuff he needed for his Sammy Sosa collection. A little back and forth and I sent him some of the Stadium giveaway cards that […]

Top O’ The Box To Ya

One of the most annoying things about collecting, in my opinion, is dealing with the non-standard card sizes. I’ve expressed my displeasure of minis in the past, but rarely do I get to talk about the oversize stuff.

That’s because I haven’t been actively seeking the oversized cards for quite some time. When I went […]

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 […]