Hacking Baseball Cards

Over the past three years, I have shared many instances online of how I hacked up baseball cards and memorabilia.  It has been fun.  Nerve-wracking at times, but fun.  This showcase, on the other hand, is a completely different kind of hacking. If you grew up in the '90s, hackers were all the rage.  Computers, the internet and the term "cyberspace" were hot topics.  The baseball card industry caught wind of this and made every attempt to acclimate.  Pacific had an online set that would direct you to a website and punch in a code.  Topps had Cyberstats and Upper Deck

100 Griffey Rookies Sell Each Day

For the past few years, I've really been trying to wrap my brain around junk wax production numbers and cardboard scarcity in general.  From 1987 to 1992, we have heard numbers anywhere from 1 to 7 million made for nearly every single card.  I try to visualize what that would look like if you and I stood in front of the entire production run of a single solitary junk wax card, and how many of these monster boxes it would take to store them: Y'all, 5,000 cards of a single card is a lot.  If you have collected for a while, you

A HORRIBLY Depressing Saturday

We all know the Easter story.  Jesus died on the cross and rose again on Sunday.  If you are a christian, it should be a big deal, but for most of us, it is not.  To be honest, the first thing that comes to my mind are cadbury eggs and reeces peanut butter eggs.  Seriously, y'all - I could eat those things all day long on Sunday until I'm puking.  Thankfully, I have a wife who would smack me upside the head if I tried. If you have a minute, I wanted to dig in a bit to the lesser remembered

Buttoning Up a Massive Trade

Dealing with collectors that go after the same cards you go for can be very difficult.  In fact, many people think it is a waste of time and impossible to do deals with people in your same space.  On the outside, it seems like those who go after the same cards you go after should be seen as nothing more but a competitor/enemy.  In my several years strictly as a reseller, I remember coming across a thread that someone posted talking about collector competitors.  I thought it was funny, and never gave it much thought. Now I know what he was talking

Floppruss – When you can’t decide which RC you like best!

Have a tough time figuring out which rookie card you like the best?  Look no further!  I present to you... Utilizing the Topps design, Fleer action shot and Donruss portrait :)   Available for sale ... NOWHERE.  Just a fun gag project :)

My April Fools Prank – What Was Yours?

Not sports or sports card related, but I thought I'd share some post-mortem april fools goodness with you all. I have a lot of traumatizing experiences with April Fool's past.  Like when my parents gave me a bowl of chocolate ice cream before going to bed - only to find out they were refried beans.  I *hate* refried beans.  No, they did not give me a real bowl of chocolate ice cream, either. Or how about the time when I was in 7th grade.  I went to bed dreading school the next day (I *HATED* school - 7th grade was the worst

OUTRAGED at the 4 new proposed MLB changes for 2018

I have not been a fan of many (any) of the changes that have been happening over the past few years, but 2018 is ridiculous.  This laundry list of garbage is apparently close to being a real thing. The higher ups have paid attention to social trends, and the marketing folks have determined that the viewership will increase dramatically among the 13-21 demographic if games can ultimately be played in under an hour.  These are their attempts to make it happen:   1)  Designated Hitters will be dissolved:  NO!  This is the wrong way.  IMO, if anything, the NL should adopt the