Monday, April 25, 2022

Feeling a Draft


U.S. or Canada only.

Previous commenters only.

Deadline:  Thursday - Noon Pacific Time.

Prize:  Football PWE

Predict the team that drafts each of the following players:

Matt Corral - QB - Mississippi

Kenny Pickett - QB - Pittsburgh

Malik Willis - QB - Liberty

Breece Hall - RB- Iowa State

Christian Watson - WR - North Dakota State

Jordan Davis - DT - Georgia

Cameron Thomas - DE - San Diego State

Chad Muma - LB - Wyoming

Marcus Jones - CB / KOR / PR - Houston

Kyle Hamilton - S - Notre Dame

Tie - Breaker:  Pick 2 unlisted players and the teams that draft them.  Outside the first five picks.  


Friday, April 22, 2022


So I hit up Target again.  Bought a 16-pack box of Topps Series 1 baseball. 

The collation was - to put it nicely - horrible.  Of the 226 base cards, 107 were dupes.  Almost every pack was repeated except for the inserts.  Obviously, when it's this bad, it's intentional.  Some asshole at Topps decided to screw a customer.  


-  I got 4 of the '87 throwbacks, so 1 every 4 packs.

-  I'm not playing the HR Challenge game.  It's up for trade on TCDB. 

-  2 Welcome to the Show cards (Roger Clemens), so 1 every 8 packs.

-  18 Stars of MLB cards (including 3 dupes) so about 1 per pack.

-  1 Generation Now - Austin Meadows.  Up for trade.

-  1 Greatest Hits - Mike Trout.  Up for trade.   

-  1 gold parallel (print run of 2022) - Anthony Bender.  Up for trade.

-  1 rainbow foil - Ronald Acuna Jr.

-  1 dark blue, which is probably royal blue.  

-  1 medium blue, which I don't know what it is.  

Saturday, April 16, 2022



So I bought a 2022 Topps Opening Day hobby box from my dealer, thinking the base set was the same size as the flagship.  But it's a lot smaller.  A couple TCDB trades later and I had completed it.  

-  The first and last cards of the base set.

-  Bomb Squad inserts are 1 every 3 packs.  I have 14 of 25 now. 

-  Mascot inserts are 1 every 3 packs.  I now have 11.  

-  Opening Day inserts are 1 every 5 packs.  They're all ho cards. 

-  Triple Play inserts are 1 every 8 packs.  Ho cards.  

Friday, April 8, 2022

Contest Winner

The Lost Collector

He correctly picked 5 of the 7 games, edging out Crocodile and Fuji who got 4 right.  

Thanks for the entries.  

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Cards from Canada


I traded a couple Toronto cards and 4 Raiders cards to Ontario and received the following in return:


-  Upgrades the 17 slot in my basketball frankenset.

-  Legendary goalie.

-  Four from 77-78 OPC.  Houston was better known as a DB in the NFL.  

Anyway, he enclosed a note asking for positive feedback.  Big no-no.  So I waited several hours to mark the trade as Completed.  (Though I still gave him positive feedback.) 

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Innings and Such


There are nine MLB games on Opening Day.  Pick the winners.

Postponed games won't count.

Friday is not Opening Day.

U.S. or Canada only.

Previous commenters only. 

Deadline:  Noon on the east coast, Thursday. 

Prize:  A PWE of baseball cards.

Monday, April 4, 2022

Contest Winner

The Lost Collector survived a late run from John Sharp.  

I have his address.  He needs to pick all-basketball or basketball and another of the major sports. 

Thanks to all who played.  Shame on those who didn't.

Maybe someday I'll sponsor another contest.


Sunday, April 3, 2022

The Clean-Up


-  I claimed three victims this year with my April Fools' Day post.  Not counting the people who commented the next day.  I liked last year's post more, but it wasn't card-related.  Or sports-related, even. 

-  Working on a 42 page, thanks to that Mahler pick-up in the card draft.  And doing a baseball frankenset, because apparently I'm a glutton for punishment.  

-  Been doing some organizing of my boxes.    

-  Saw a lady driving a pink car with no hub caps.

-  Scored some free CDs:  Journey, Jackson Browne, Bread, Ozzy Osbourne.

-  Glad the USMNT qualified, but pissed it's in Qatar.  

-  Reading a Longmire mystery:  Death Without Company.

-  Finished 12th of 28 in an NCAA basketball bracket contest.  Meh. 

-  Got this in a recent trade:

Friday, April 1, 2022

Scoring from My Dealer


I have completed the smallest custom set in my collection.  Let's look at the previous members of the set:


Let's feast our eyes on the new member:

What I gave up:

Troy Aikman RC

Emmit Smith RC 

Marshall Faulk RC

John Randle swatch card

Warren Moon double swatch card

Patrick Mahomes swatch card

Trae Young RC