More Older Birthday Cards

I said I had more birthday cards from past years, and I meant it. I have a bunch of them, including a few heavy hitters that I may share soon.

Tonight, I’m going to keep it nice and simple and finish up the Greg Maddux cards I got from COMC last year. I don’t usually […]

Unparalleled Trade Partner, Multi-Parallel Trade

I know people are probably anxious to see posts recapping my adventure at the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention, but that’s going to wait a bit longer as I organize more stuff. For now, here’s a package that basically feels like a mini-National.

Brian from Play at the Plate has always been a great supporter […]

People Still Make Trade Posts, Right?

One of the side effects of being away from the blog for over a year is that when you go back to trade posts, you completely forget what the trade was or what you sent.

That’s just a side effect. I don’t really care what I sent over. If the cards were that important to […]

Record Breaking Trade With The Record Keeper

When you think of a “true” card collector, what do you think of? What’s the criteria that pops into your mind?

Everyone collects in their own way, but that word “true” adds a certain qualifier that not everyone can meet. Perhaps to you it’s similar to a super collector. Maybe their collection is vast and […]

Blue Tape Brigade

In my most recent post, I sung the praises of the #TwitterTrade. Well…second verse, same as the first.

This time, I’m talking about Charles, aka @SWLVGUY. He’s another must-follow on there. Not only is he a great trader, as you’re about to see, but also a fantastic twitter ambassador for the hobby.

Oh, and he […]

End Of An Era: Kerry Wood Retires – A Cardboard Retrospective

Reflections – fitting name for the set

The card you see above is the last Kerry Wood card I acquired while he was still an active player, and quite an appropriate one at that.

You see, it’s tough to tell the story of Kerry Wood’s career without touching on the expectations and the subsequent […]

1999 Upper Deck Ionix Review

I’ve delayed it enough. It’s time to get a little in-depth with the Community Break boxes. No more wasting time. I’m just going to get right into it. Run through it real quick. So, here’s my review without further delay. Get your coffee and grab a seat. There will be no commercial breaks. Time to […]

Community Break Full Length Box Break Videos

The time has come…sort of. The time has come for the youtube box breaks. I will basically be out of commission from Thursday on through Labor Day, so it’s really now or never. The time for write-ups about each product and showing off some of the goods in static picture format will unfortunately have to […]