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 […]

October 2017 Ebay Wins

Another month, another round of saved searches bearing gifts that I bought for myself. This was my birthday month, but I didn’t expand my budget. Even so, I wound up with quite a few good cards at a reasonable price. I have several months backlogged, so let’s just get into it.

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Back in Black

I know that yesterday I had a post announcing my annual return, but considering I actually think this could be for good… that probably warrants a second one.

Taking a look at my archives sidebar shows that over the past couple years, there have been long gaps between November and April with no posts, which […]

Birthday Cards From A Different Year

Ever since I’ve found my way back into collecting, I’ve tried to treat myself to some sort of cardboard birthday present. Sometimes it’s through boxes of cards, but the past couple years, I’ve gone on a single buying splurge on COMC.

This year, I don’t know if I’m going to buy anything. I still collect […]

Pre-National Card Show Post (Shown Way After Actually Going To The National)

In June of 2014, I went to a card show in Rockford.

First, we’ll start with the Cubs team set I bought for $5. At the time I needed 2 cards, but now the rest are either trade bait, or they’ll come in handy if I choose another Cub to replace Starlin.

The kid […]

2015 NSCC #6 – Seeing Multiples

My last National post was all about cards I had, but bought again because I’m a dumb piece of dumb that’s dumb in the head.

Today, I want to focus on the positive side of the doubles spectrum. What follows aren’t exactly duplicates, they’re parallels. It’s understandable that some dealers would have more than one […]

It’s a COMC X-Mas (2013, Part 3 of 5)

Welcome to the third part of my initial Check Out My Cards purchase. If you’re just joining us, you can find the first parts of the countdown here and here.

I bought a total of 85 serially numbered cards as a Christmas present to myself in 2013, which will be split into 5 parts for […]

It’s a COMC X-Mas (2013, Part 2 of 5)

Welcome to the second part of my initial Check Out My Cards purchase. If you’re just joining us, you can find the first part of the countdown here.

I bought a total of 85 serially numbered cards as a Christmas present to myself in 2013, which will be split into 5 parts for sanity reasons. […]

Flea Market Finds

I grew up around Antiques and knick-knacks. My parents weren’t just collectors, they were also antique dealers. That meant our basement was always full of “inventory” and I went to their booths in the antique mall, and wandered the halls quite often.

After I moved out, I’ve gotten out of that world for the most […]

It’s a COMC X-Mas (2013, Part 1 of 5)

I’m not much of a supporter of COMC. I don’t intend to ever sell on their website, because I find the fee structure to be insanely difficult to rationalize. I understand the reason for it, considering their vast infrastructure, but when a 1990 Topps common has to be sold for $0.35 (.25 of which going […]