When 2013 Topps came out, I went a little overboard. For a set that I have no intention of completing, I bought way too much. A blaster or a few packs to test the waters is one thing. Buying 3 blasters that basically costs the same as a hobby box is another.
The good news [...]
Not for a while at least. I have some packages due to Cards on Cards and Cardboard Junkie, and I’ll be sure to send some stuff off to them, but after that I’m going to go on a self-imposed hiatus.
It’s not anything to do with my impending move, either. Well, partly, I guess. Really [...]
I like oddball sets. That’s not completely true. Let’s say I have a love-hate relationship with them. The quirkiness of a product like Moments & Milestones or Topps Tek intrigues me greatly and makes me want to open multiple boxes. The player collection mentality urging me to seek out and horde what is essentially 20-200 [...]
Right around the same time that I held my All-Upper Deck group break, Ryan H of “O” No!!! Another Orioles Blog, was holding a smaller 3-box break. He came to me with the idea of trading. We’d swap open slots in our breaks (and I think he floated a couple bucks my way to cover any [...]
Why am I so excited about college basketball? A few reasons.
1) My Chicago Bulls aren’t likely to be too fun to watch until Derrick Rose returns from injury.
2) I think the college game is simultaneously infinitely more fun and infinitely more frustrating to watch due to the raw passion and hustle and lack [...]
Are you ready to take a trip back in time? I hope so, because we’re opening 1999 Upper Deck Retro.
Keep your fingers crossed that our time traveling is more like “Back to the Future” and less like “Blast From the Past.”
How has "cool" not become passe slang by now?
It’s worth mentioning [...]
Aaaaaannnd, we’re off! For those of you who are new to the breaks, I’ll ask you to be patient. The breaking of the boxes is the easy part. I taped the whole thing, box by box, and those HD videos take a long time to upload (at least an hour each).
I’ve also been having [...]
You can find all the details here for my upcoming Group Break (aka Community Break).
It’s coming up faster than you may think. I’m breaking the boxes wide open in less than a week, so I’d like to get more teams claimed and paid for before then.
I know the prices may seem high, [...]
It’s that time of year again! To reward you all with sticking with the blog during out down spell (and we’re not quite out of the wood yet, but soon!), we’re bringing you a big ol’ patented COMMUNITY BREAK.
The past couple of years, I’ve held an All-Fleer break and an All-Topps break. This time, [...]