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Starting a New Venture

When I was a child collecting sports cards (mostly baseball, back in those days), I always dreamed of opening my own card shop. The closest true shop to my house was a comic/card shop about 20 miles away in a much bigger city, which always seemed like the ultimate...

Topps Loses Football License

While I don’t post much these days, the news that Topps lost their NFL Players Inc. license to publish football cards was clearly big enough to warrant a post. I first saw the news at Cardboard Junkie (although he apparently thinks that baseball is all that...

Random Surfing: Pat McInally

I’m very fortunate in my current job, I occasionally have the chance to go on some interesting web surfing tangents, which often lead me to finding out random information about things that I never knew about things & people that interest me. Today, my...

2009 Bowman Draft Picks

A couple months back, I stopped in at my local card shop to see how the owner was doing since his new baby was born–especially since my first was born right around the same time. While there, I noticed that some new football cards were in–including Bowman...

Great Football Card Mini-Story

For some reason–most likely something to do with the fact that I was one in high school–offensive linemen are most often my favorite players.  When doing their jobs, they go unnoticed, and the good ones always seem to have the kind of attitude I like in a...

How to Not Get Repeat Business on Ebay

So, as I prepare to participate in my first “Mini Card Show” next month, I’ve been going on eBay occassionally, and checking out cards of some local players that might be of interest to younger collectors and nostalgic adults who bring their kids in...