A blogger/Tradingcarddb trade with CrazieJoe's Card Corner, starting with a card that I can't believe I didn't have between the 1991 Upper Deck I opened as a kid and the trade over the past years of Earnest Byner. Really cool card, doesn't scan well though.
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Saturday, 18 March 2017
Thursday, 16 March 2017
A Penny Sleeve for your Thoughts (fantastic name) is having a contest, if you don't already, go over there and follow his blog, or add it to your reading list, or however that works.
Sunday, 12 March 2017
I might be in the minority, but I really like the World Baseball Classic. The eligibility stuff is kind of weird, but it allows teams to be more competitive, and it allows things like Freddie Freeman, born in the States, to play for Canada to honour his Mother, which is awesome.
Sunday, 5 March 2017
Monday, 27 February 2017
Saturday, 18 February 2017
Cleaning up a stack of cards that have been screaming to be scanned, sorted, posted and added to the collection from Sportcards from the Dollar Store. Starting with my favorite, a sweet retro shot of Pete Peeters. I really like the early 1980s goalies on modern cards along with Tuukka Rask with slightly better gear and a Bruins 90th Anniversary patch.
Tuesday, 7 February 2017
I am old, I like to complain, but this time, I think I have a reason to. Look at the card above, just bask in the glory of the 1987 wood border. Now notice the auto, or rather notice the sticker. Now try to not notice the sticker. You can't, once you see, it ruins the card. Gross, I was pumped for the 1987 style cards, and the base inserts are nice, the stickers ruin it. I know the whole set is not stickers, but the ones that are, are bad.
Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Sunday, 15 January 2017
My excitement in posting Redskins cards is not that high with their season over, but they honestly would not have won a playoff game anyway. Also disappointing is that the totally inept, completely confused and in WAY over his head Jay Gruden will be back despite not getting him team ready for big games, having zero clue in regards to clock management, questionable play calling, especially in the red-zone.
In my search for Fleer Brilliants parallel, I stumbled across the above Trent Green and pulled the trigger, I feel like even though I paid more than I would have like for a single card, I still got a good deal. Green had a very weird career, drafted by the Chargers in 1993, went to the CFL in 1994, signed with the Redskins in 1995 and served as the third stringer behind Gus Frerotte and Heath Shuler before getting to play in 1998, throwing for over 3000 yards and 23 touchdown, then signing a big deal with the Rams, who trade him to the Chiefs the next year, where he would made to Pro-Bowls.