My wife and son are up north for the next several days visiting friends. It has been strange having the house all to myself. Instead of family activities, I've been filling my time with eating plenty of non organic junk food and catching up on mah stories like FINALLY finishing Parks & Recreation (though I wouldn't call Parks & Rec rubbish!) Actual footage of me this week... This also means I have more free time to create custom cards for my collection :) For the first card, I wanted to do something fun with one of the new Rated Rookie
If you know me, you know I love photoshopping things. I've been wanting to do something like this for a while, but wasn't sure how it would manifest itself until last night. I have come up with a fun game. Can you spot the error? The game is to look closely at the cards below, and see if you can figure out what is wrong with them ... NO CHEATING!!! That means, NO GOOGLING. The answers are at the bottom of the post for you once you are done :) Let's get started, shall we? 1982 Topps Cal Ripken Jr.
Well, peeps - it's happening. Bowman is now releasing autograph-only boxes. Is this the beginning of our hobby turning upside down? In this cardboard enthusiast's opinion, the answer is YES. In the year 2020, we will see this as the norm, where every single card of every single product is autographed...except for the case hit: A non-autographed base card. Before you know it, the card companies will turn every single living player (current and former) into Pete Rose - that is, it will be tough to find a card NOT autographed of any given player. This will also change the
Today, I played around with some video and graphics editing programs to see what a holographic projection baseball card would look like, using my most recent baseball video card custom. Here is a video and a pic. I think they turned out cool!
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
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
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
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
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 :)
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