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 [...]
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 [...]
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 uses [...]
How about them holidays, huh? I hope everyone had a good and relaxing season.
You did? Great! Now get back to work!
The time to sit on your ass and enjoy doing nothing is over.
Grab a broom and help me clean up. No need to wait till spring. I got all kinds of folders [...]
Finally, I have an ornament to hang on the Stras-Mas tree!
Even Frank can't believe this card exists
Yup, that’s an actual ornament that was inserted into packs. I found this sucker on ebay almost a year ago, strings included. I’m not really sure why these were made, except for the fact that Frank [...]
Just like a player out by a mile on a Play at the Plate (hint, hint), I’ve got Frank Thomas’ number. And it’s 0692/3500.
I'd say that's an accurate description.
Brian sent over a couple cards this summer either as his part of a trade or as another one of his random gifts. I [...]
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 [...]
I actually have a little time to write up a post tonight! Before the ghost of Community Break Present sweeps us off on our journey tomorrow, the ghost of Community Break Past is here. This ghost isn’t going to tell us what things would be like if gimmicks and SPs never existed. He’s not smart [...]
Our blog was down for who knows how long for who knows why after I posted the first of these. Here’s hoping the same fate doesn’t befall round two.
If you missed the first part, and don’t feel like going back, just know that I’m very grateful for the thoughtfulness and generosity of bloggers and [...]