We are slowly moving into our new house. We’re taking things slow. On most days, we’ll move 5-6 boxes worth of stuff, shove it in an unused room and then paint or clean various walls, floors, sinks, counters, shelves, etc.
The previous owners were only there for maybe 7 years, max, but holy hell did [...]
And that’s not me speaking in hyperbole to get a couple extra clicks, either. Will you agree? I guess we’ll find out in a few minutes.
Not too long ago, Dutch Card Guy and I worked out a trade for some of my Topps Minis. He was working on the set and I was able to [...]
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 [...]
My “In Defense Of” post garnered quite a bit of attention for the site. Chris Olds and Susan Lulgjuraj from Beckett, VOTC – c0-host of Cardboard Connection Radio, a couple card blogs and various twitterers all picked up on the article and helped promote and discuss the issue.
When all was said and done we [...]
We’ve been down this road before.
It’s a good road. It’s a fun-filled road with interesting treasures to be discovered. A road laced with history.
But this is a fragile road because it’s made of cardboard.
It’s also a never-ending road to nowhere, because I don’t know what kind of metaphor or analogy or introduction [...]
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 [...]
While everyone’s busy posting away with their brand new shiny, special 2013 Topps cards, some of us realize that there are other equally viable collecting subjects. What’s wrong with older cards? What’s wrong with talking about a 1986 Donruss card for instance?
I mean, it’s not like we’re journalists. Why do we have to write [...]
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 [...]
The Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rose Parade have both passed us by for another year. As a kid, I used to enjoy watching a good parade. I liked all the different character balloons, and the moving floats always fascinated me. It’s pretty impressive what some people can do with a float-load of flower petals. [...]