“My hypocrisy only goes so far”

I'm your huckleberry...

Diamond Kings Box Breakdown

I've said many times before that I'm not a "box buster". To date I've probably opened about 10 in my entire collecting life. It's not that I don't want to, it's simply that a $75-100 gamble vs a $2 sure bet is a no-brainer. I'll buy cheap cards all day long provided I...

read more

Happy New Year

There's not really any reason why I haven't updated since November except to say that work was exceptionally crazy. In December I typically photograph a lot of Christmas parties, this year was no exception, and that took up the majority of my weekends. At work I also...

read more

Custom Cards: 2016 Olympics

The way I approach a custom card might be slightly different than most. For starters, if I'm doing a strait recreation of an existing card, it's to fill a gap in reality. If a person didn't get a card in a certain year, or on a certain team, that's a good candidate...

read more

Summer Stockpile

Seems weird to say "goodbye to summer" in November, but in Texas it's finally dropped below 80°. Baseball is over for the year, we just set the clocks back, the weather is changing, the summer is most definitely over. I refrained from posting a lot over the summer...

read more

More Cards From AJ

I know I wouldn't classify myself in the same league as most of you who trade cardboard on a regular basis. In fact, most of my trades are done with a tiny handful of people. Not that I wouldn't mind making more trades, it's just that I'm horrible at it. I don't buy...

read more

Change of Plans

It's funny how the plans we all have are often times not the path we end up walking. We learned on Friday that my wife's job will be going away shortly. The business owner is retiring and they'll be closing the doors soon. We had hoped to visit my family in New...

read more

More team sets

I showed off random team sets earlier this year when several of them hit at once (S1, GQ, etc). Now that the summer has drawn to a close we can take a look at what the past few months had to offer. 2016 Allen & Ginter Ginter is the embodiment, to me at least, of...

read more

Man Cave Tour

I forget which blogs I saw it on, but over the summer someone had floated the idea of showing off your card room and/or man cave. I thought that was an awesome idea. Like "Cribs", only super nerdy. So, I welcome you into my man cave and game room. Let me give you the...

read more

The Double Rainbow

I'm calling it. I have completed it. Honestly, I thought I had it completed two years ago, but Topps has this lovely habit of extending parallels into infinity and not really mentioning it anywhere. If you're wondering what the hell I'm talking about and why am I not...

read more

One thing after another

It's been one of those summers. One crazy thing after another, big projects at work, big projects at home, lots of money spent on things other than small rectangles of cardboard. At one point we had a vacation or, as it's more commonly referred to by fathers, "that...

read more