Knocking Off The Most Wanted

To knock a card off the Most Wanted list is always a great day. To be able to knock two off on the same day is a super great day. To knock three off at the same time is pretty amazing. But to knock FOUR cards off the list in the same day is super…

World Series Champs (plus more)

The Blue Jays looked good this year and if they had just snuck into the playoffs then who knows what could have been. I can tell you what did though, back to back wins in the early 90's What else came out in the early 90's? Unique O-Pee-Chee designs. After so many years of just…

Feeling Blue (Backs)

If you are anything like me and have been collecting cards for a long time you probably have nick names for certain sets. If I said "Skate Back" and you're a hockey collector you are probably imaging the 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee set. If I said Blue back baseball then your mind would probably go here.... The…

Alf on the Shelf – A Christmas mystery

'twas the week before Christmas and in Cobourg I sat,keeping my cards away from my cat,when my wife suddenly yelled to me from the ground floor"hey Trev the Postman's been here, there's mail at the door."Down the stairs I ran my mind in a jumble,(with my creaky knees I'm shocked I didn't tumble)I'm not expecting…

Variations On A Theme

Remember the good old days when a variation was not something that was forced onto a set? Back before we got parallels on top of parallels? When a variation wasn't super short printed? The variations of yesteryear basically came in a couple different versions. A change made to an image because an error was made…

Baseball HodgePodge

I have been really pressing to try to finish off some sets and I am finding the TCDB is a great way to do this. My focus has been on trying to fill some holes in my more "modern" O-Pee-Chee sets. Most notably the 2009 set and 80's. I count from about 1977-1994 as the…