I have been watching the cards being redeemed in the Topps Million Card Giveaway trying to time the machine. I know it is a hopeless endeavor but early on the cards seemed to come out in groups by year. That is no longer the case for the vintage stuff as they are sprinkled very lightly [...]
As most of you know I am collecting the cards of former Texas Longhorn and current Texas Ranger Taylor Teagarden along with Longview Texas native Chris Davis who is also a Ranger. Most of my player collections involve and attempt to acquire every card issued of the player. I believe I will never be able to Touch’em All as there are way to many 1 of 1 cards not too mention I don’t have an unlimited budget. That said I am still going to try and get as close as I can.
Today I have the house to myself well, except for Bruizer, but he is just sleeping here beside me. My plan is to get a bunch of baseball card sorting done and get some scans done for blog posts. I have several stacks of 2010 Topps Baseball that I wanted to get put away first but I needed to rip open the Blaster I bought at Walmart first. I am kind of anxious to get another Topps Million out of there and of course see which Black Parallels were in there.
Browsing through a stack of 2010 Topps Baseball cards I came across a card that really stood out to me. The card was the Joe Mauer #150. I sat it aside and continued through the stack but I found myself glancing over at the Mauer and losing interest in the others. Even though I am not a big fan of the 2010 Topps design this card came close to perfection.
My wife and I went to First Monday Trades Days in Canton Texas this past weekend for the first time together in about a year. First Monday began in Canton over 150 years ago and has grown into a unique shopping experience spread out over 100 acres. There are numerous covered pavilions to stroll through [...]
I just now got around to opening a blaster of 2008 Topps Updates and Highlights that my sister bought me for Christmas. I am bad about getting stuff and waiting forever to open it. I used to drive my friends nuts because I wouldn’t open wax packs in the shop, I always waited till I [...]
I think in most parts of the country the prices for Blaster Boxes are normally within three cents or so of each other. In my area they are regularly priced at $19.99 or $19.98 at the big box chains Target, WalMart and Toys R Us. This year that has changed at one of these stores. [...]
I have now redeemed two cards in the Topps Million Card Giveaway promotion. My first Topps Million Card Giveaway redemption turned out to be a 1989 George Brett #200. Not a vintage card like I had hoped for but at least it was a great player that I enjoyed watching play the game. I was [...]
On my lunch break I decided to make a short detour to see what I could find in the trading cards aisle of the local Toys R Us. I discovered that the aisle had moved again since my last visit but the selection was about the same. Hanging on the pegs were the repackaged packs [...]
Today the much anticipated Topps Million Card Giveaway promotion opened to all kinds of emotions. This morning many awoke expecting to create their accounts and start logging in codes. The site was late to open and even as I write this post the site is still struggling under the heavy load of users trying to [...]
I know I am late to the party but I finally remembered to bring home the 2010 Topps Blaster I bought at lunch and left in my desk for about two weeks. Better late than never though. Although after seeing the pictures of 2010 Topps floating around the blogosphere I was not totally excited about [...]
My wife and I were in Walmart picking up the staples of life which includes some 2010 Topps Baseball. However, the only 2010 Baseball cards on the shelf were the not fully licensed Upper Deck issue that I am staying away from. I don’t like to buy cards that are not licensed by both the [...]
During the Christmas shopping season my wife came in with some treats for me from the local Dollar Tree. I am one of the lucky guys that has a wife that will buy some baseball cards for me now and again. When you are a grown man some wives would not buy you a pack [...]
I responded to a contest hosted by the Ladies of A Cardboard Problem a few weeks ago on their blog. I liked the idea behind the contest which even had a great First Prize, a complete set of 2008 UD Masterpieces and a few Black Borders of the winners choice. I submitted an entry and [...]
For those of you that have checked up on me with emails and comments and those that have occasionally visited the site over the last few months, I am happy to let you know that I will be getting active again in the hobby. It has been too long since I let work requirements, economy, [...]