Yesterday afternoon, I heard my phone kaCHING a few extra times to bid my card up from $209 to $413 or $414 - Absolutely thrilling!  After researching one of the bidders, it turned out they are a banned member on a forum, though I couldn't find anything negative they said. The other person was another member on the forums, to which I reached out to letting them know I have my concerns of who is the high bidder, and they are the next in line for it. Shortly thereafter, a new ebay member bid.  They ended up being the winner.

Stolen Card Story Takes an Interesting Turn …

Last Tuesday, I was writing about how I bought a card off ebay, and the seller refunded the money, then turned around and sold it to someone else who contacted them after I bought it, saying they would pay more for it. As a quick re-cap, here is the card: Beautiful, huh?  It was the same day I secured my 1990 Donruss Aqueous, but I was really looking forward to this gorgeous # to 10, dual patch card of Canseco also.  With this release, Panini broke the several year silence of Canseco jersey cards.  I remember seeing the first "major"

EXCITING Ebay Purchase! Then Seller Refunds and Sells to Someone Else. Block this dude.

Yesterday as I was going through ebay, I found a card I really wanted.  A 2013 Panini dual patch card of Jose Canseco.  #2 of 10.  I saw it and just had to have it! Nice dual patch, #'ed to 10.  What isn't to like?  I know many of you aren't into this kind of card, but for me ... this is what I'm about! After talking to him, he said he would take $25 for it, to which I said .... After promptly paying, and going about my business for the day, I couldn't help but notice myself daydreaming

A Million Cards – $10,000 Worth of Cards in just 2 Boxes Alone!!!.

Today was destined to be a good day. My taxes are done, and today is opening day.  Life is good.  Then, I got a note stating that our flood insurance went up by $250 and I was going to be charged for a server overage of $80.  D'oh!!! It is ok though ... because it is still opening day.  Plus, I caught wind of a collection that was supposed to be pretty hot stuff.  There we a few pictures that accompanied the ad for the collection - the lead pic is shown below: Pictures rarely, if ever, show the entire

Seller Demands Double Payment for Wrinkled Cards

From time to time, I seem to get in some streaks of awesome luck... (a TTM custom autograph from a member of Vampire Diaries - she put To Tanner on the back ... cool!) or horrible luck... (yes, that IS paper in my breakfast sammich that I took a bite out of this morning!) I know, in the grand scheme of things, not horrible - actually, it is funny, hence the picture!  I generally do not classify paper in my breakfast to be horrible luck, nor would I consider it bad luck when a wasp decides to land on my

The Tri-Star Show & the Case of the Grumpy Dealer

The Tri-Star show is something that I look forward to like Christmas.  I always am able to make lots of deals, have a TON of fun, and come home with a haul of cardboard to go through & enjoy. That didn't happen this time. Friday was fairly dead for me, and I ended up spending about $20 or so on a few Canseco cards for the collection, and a few cards to resell.  I ended up picking a Mike Lowell printing plate, a Bobby Doerr bat card and a Tony Perez bat card for 50 cents each . Those were

A Christmas Gift from Tony Danza

With today being the first of a brand new year, I thought it would be appropriate to recap 2014 today. Yeah, I know it would have been better if I had done this yesterday, but better late than never! This year, I started doing custom cards - it all started when my childhood hero, Jose Canseco was going to come into town. I started toying with the idea of putting together a Topps base card one night, and post it on a forum. With a devilish grin, I posted it, very proud of myself - wondering how many thousands of

Craig’s lister calls me a scammer and crook … yay!

After a fine dinner with my family, my wife and I did the dishes, and I decided to hit up Craig's list to see if there are any killer deals.  To my astonishment, I found the following post: BEWARE OF GUY SELLING RARE CARDS IN TOMBALL BY SILVERADO Uhmmmm wait ... I'm a guy in Tomball by Silverado!   There is someone that does live close to me that is a scam artist.  Surely, this posting was about him! WRONG.  <Enter torrid thunder and lightning sequence here.> It was about yours truly.  Rather than tell you what he said, let

Mailday – You aren’t gonna BELIEVE this one!

As many of you know, I started my Flip Quest for my 89 UD Puig. The first offer I had was from a dealer friend of mine. I turned down the deal, but went ahead and sent him a Puig anyway, just for the heck of it. Well, yesterday, he went ahead and sent me a little "mystery" package to deal for the Puig. I looooooove mystery packages.  To make things better, he sent me a pic of this package just before he sent it out, like I did to him.    Do you see how many stamps are on

A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath, But a Harsh Word Stirs Up Anger…

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you may recall a guy I bought some cards off of - I agreed to buy them as long as he brought or sent me his Chrome Red Refractor of Peyton Manning.  That day never came.  Until, that is, this past weekend.  As I was browsing for some cards online, I saw the card for sale with a bunch of other cards.  A Topps Chrome Red Refractor of Peyton Manning.  My Peyton Manning.  This had me FUMING.  Where does this guy get off trying to sell the card that was mine?!?!?  It