To Crack Or Not To Crack

It's a question as old as time. Well, maybe as old as graded cards have been around. I bought my first graded card at the most recent Sports Card Expo. And now I am having thoughts of cracking it open and freeing it from it's plastic prison. Cards, to me, should not be untouched. They…

Cropping & Miscuts

When you're trying to describe cropping to someone and you want a good example..here it is. 3 cards from the 1970-71 O-Pee-Chee set show the differences cropping makes in such an obvious way. In real like Monahan was a couple inches taller, but this is ridiculous. The photos are almost identical, but the cropping is…

Ted is Built Like A Large Oak Tree

When I was younger and was only worried about the current year cards I used to play knock downs, topsies, bounce back and other card games with my friends to try to win their doubles. Then I progressed to wanting to keep my cards in good condition,but as a kid that still meant handling them…

I’m not sure how it is happening..

but I seem to have made a nice little start on the 1957 Topps NFL Football set. It's not O-Pee-Chee and its not my favourite sport but along the way I've managed to pick up 18/157 of these cool cards. But I do very much enjoy getting them in trades or from cheap vintage boxes.…

Imma Geek Out A Minute…

Star Wars. You either love it or hate it. I haven't met too many people that don't seem to fit into one of these two camps. So let's say I'm clearly on the love it side. Growing up I had the figures, the vehicles, the bed sheets, the pajamas, the books, the t-shirt etc etc.…

Going to the show

The biggest card show of the year is less than 2 weeks away so today is some housecleaning. To start off I knocked another card (well sticker) off my most wanted list. 1987-88 O-Pee-Chee Stickers 17/157 Ryan Walter/Rick LanzA Leaf and a Hab on the same card? See even they don't like it as they…

It Had To Happen

I'm sure it has happened to most collectors, and will happen to others some day. You get to the point in your collection where a) you're much older than any of the players you collect and b) who the heck are some of these guys anyway? Part A happened to me the day Jaromir Jagr…