Saturday, December 30, 2023

The Clean-Up


-  Spending most of my money these days on dental work.  

-  Watched The Killing of a Sacred Deer, a Nicole Kidman movie.  It was weird.  

-  Kerry, from Cards on Cards, sponsored another Bowl Pick 'Em contest.  I was toast before Christmas.  Ha.  

-  Some series I like in the blogosphere:

     Time Travel Trading - The Diamond Jester and his readers.

     Random Wax - Nothing If Not Random

     Junk Mall Junk Wax - The Angels, in Order

     Wood vs. Wood - Baseball Cards Come to Life!

-  Has the Diamond King not been showing up in people's blog rolls?  Seems like that's the case.  Or was at least.  

-  I'm out of envelopes.  The store didn't have the right size.  So I have to find a store that does.  This only affects Keppel probably.  

Diamond Jesters (

Nothing If Not Random

Cards on Cards  

Baseball Cards Come to Life! (

The Angels, In Order (  

The Diamond King

Friday, December 29, 2023

Year-End Collection Trivia


Oldest:  1957 Topps

Most Valuable, According to TCDB.  Ha.  

Most Represented:  Mike Schmidt and Tony Gwynn


Oldest:  1971-72 Topps

Most Valuable, According to TCDB:

Most Represented:  Charles Barkley and Dominique Wilkins



Oldest:  1955 Bowman and 1958 Topps

Most Valuable, According to TCDB:

Most Represented:  Tom Brady and Joe Montana


Oldest:  1970-71 OPC and 1971-72 OPC

Most Valuable, According to TCDB:

Most Represented:  Brett Hull and Steve Yzerman


Oldest:  2020-21 Merlin Chrome and 2021 Panini Mosaic

Most Valuable, According to TCDB:

Most Represented:  Lionel Messi, Alisson, Bernardo Silva, Owen Wijndal

Saturday, December 23, 2023

It Is Time


Let's see who and what I have a problem with this year:

-  box breakers

-  logo-less cards

-  horizontal cards (ho cards)

-  the price of cards

-  Dallas Cowboys and their fans

-  Santa Clara 49ers and their fans

-  Old Dominion football

-  books that don't start on page one

-  photos with the people named out of order in the caption

-  decaf coffee

-  non-alcoholic alcohol

-  all the disgusting foods: zucchini, asparagus, squash, and the list goes on

-  no salary cap in baseball

-  no salary shoe in baseball

-  coaches waiting until the last second to ice the kicker

-  the NCAA's constant sucking off of SEC football


-  Hamas

-  Israel

-  Vladimir Putin

-  President Biden

-  Kamala Harris, Ron DeSantis, Donald Trump, Vivek Ramaswamy

-  Governor Newsom

-  China

-  illegal immigrants and their enablers

-  Mexican drug cartels

-  Afghanistan, and their 1 rating on equality for GBT people

-  anti-Semites and Islamophobes

-  plagiarists

-  Congress

-  politicians who always wear the same white shirt, dark blue suit, and red tie

-  officially turning old in a few days

(This was only a partial list.  I had to stop somewhere.)  

Monday, December 18, 2023


I did a trade with Bill, of Death Stare Cards.

And a fancy Vlad Guerrero Jr. that I can't find a photo of.  

Anyway, there's been a Verlander sighting ...   

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Random Binder Page

Let's try a new series.  

I'll open a frankenset binder to a random page, then show the cards.

This is 109 - 117 in my baseball frankenset.

-  Maye also had a singing career in the 1950s.  M for Milwaukee. 

-  Tyson is a same name favorite.  I have another card of him as a shortstop. 

-  Gwynn with the Ray Kroc tribute on his sleeve.

-  Beane was a longtime GM of the cash-strapped A's and the subject of the book and film Moneyball.

-  We close out the page with Pettis somehow looking at the card he's on.