I started collecting baseball cards one fateful Sunday morning in 1985. As a 7-year-old kid accompanying my dad to the candy store to pick up a newspaper, I always got to pick out something for myself — usually candy or a comic book. Alas, I already had the Spider-Man issue that was on the rack, so I noticed packs of baseball cards by the candy. I asked for those instead — and for a little more than a dollar, my dad bought me 2 packs of Fleer and 2 packs of Topps. I had a bunch of cards AND two sticks of gum — an obsession was born.
Over the years, I’ve collected and sold collections numerous times; setting up as a “dealer” at a card show at 13 and being a weekend card show warrior to help pay for college in the mid-’90s. I’ve bought and sold nearly every type of card imaginable — baseball, basketball, football, hockey, golf, soccer, NASCAR, wrestling, boxing, mixed martial arts, non-sports, Pokemon, and more. I stopped collecting around 2002, when I went back to college to finish my degree.
About three years ago, a stop at a local card show re-energized my love of the hobby. A few days later, I discovered the world of online group breaks. I was hooked. Again.
Now, with way more cards than I know what do with; I’m back to setting up at local card shows, selling extras on eBay and hosting live box/case breaks online and at a local card shop.
This site will showcase my inventory, the ups and downs of opening packs/boxes/cases, the online purchases, show happenings, the grading process, reaction to hobby news, and more.
So join me on this adventure and let me know what I can do to make this site more engaging for everyone that interacts with it!