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Group Break from Nachos Grande

CARDS Nacho Grande Group Break Bring me all the Bennys! Matt "Doc" Perry, Creative Idiot, Texas June 27th, 2017 It's taken me far too long to scan these. The break Chris (Nachos Grande) did to start off the summer was back at the beginning of June. That tells you what...

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Bowman Mega Boxes

In May Bowman Mega Boxes were apparently all the rage. I noticed a post on Reddit the other day about how someone “got in” on the Mega Box craze before the price sky-rocketed. I was confused. I had bought two of them with zero fuss. I could have made serious bank. What did I do? I opened them of course, and here are the results…

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Battle For the Net

Today us July 12th, the day the internet has decided to join forces and fight, once again, for our basic rights as net citizens. People far smarter than I have espoused long and detailed arguments on why this is important, and I don't believe my commentary could add...

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Slight Changes

In case you were reading the site over the past couple days and were wondering what on earth was going on, fear not. I'm just doing some spring cleaning. I've been using a wordpress builder theme/plugin combo for quite a while now and while it was easy and quick for...

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DIY Refractors – A Quasi Tutorial

ARTS & CRAFTS DIY Refractors A quasi-tutorial Matt "Doc" Perry, Creative Idiot, Texas June 13th, 2017 I had seriously considered not publishing this at all. Part of me feels like it's the trading card equivalent of magicians secrets. In the wrong hands, you could...

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The Price Was Wright

I really enjoy watching knuckleball pitchers in general. So when Steven Wright joined the Red Sox a couple years ago I was excited. I knew he was one of only a few pitchers actively throwing a knuckleball. Actually, I think at the moment it's just two, Wright and R.A....

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Rediscovery

I don't pretend to know how everyone else stores cards, I'm sure everyone has their own system. For me, since my primary goal is year-to-year team sets, I use binders and pages, and that seems to work out fine. It also means that binders get the majority of my...

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Various Customs

I've been having fun lately with my customs. It started as a way to create cards for sets that should have existed. Missing players, deeper rosters, that sort of thing. Not every set can have 700 cards, but my imaginary additions can fill in the gaps. Then it sort of...

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So Many Mookies

I've been on a bit of a Mookie Betts kick lately. Awesome player, seemingly genuine human being, and cornerstone of the Boston outfield for years to come (especially if contract extension rumors are true). I'm stockpiling as many Mookie cards as I can. I'll never be...

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2017 Gypsy Queen Design Teardown

With the release of 2017 Gypsy Queen a week or so away, I've been preparing my now-traditional "recreation" of the cards. It's a fun exercise for me as a designer. I try and deconstruct a card, it's design elements, font choices, photography effects, etc. It's a way...

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