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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...

Guess Who’s Back, Back Again…

Well, after more than 3 months, I'm finally going to post again.  No promises this time about regularity, but I'm hoping that I will be back with some regularity. So where have I been, that has prevented me from posting on my football card blog during the football...

Are You Ready For Some Football?

The 2008 football season got under way this past weekend.  Huh? OK, not THAT football season.  But if the slow part of the NFL offseason (unless you're a lawyer) is killing you, the Canadian Football League kicked off their season.  In particular, my new favorite CFL...

Blogs Will Save the [Card Collecting] World?

Adam McFarland at SportsLizard.com posted a blog today about 'How [He] Thinks the Card Industry Will Be Saved' - and I just wanted to post a link to it, just in case there is anyone who happens to read this blog who hasn't yet stumbled across his. And it isn't just...

My Thoughts on Price Guides…

Just came across a post on Sports Cards Uncensored, responding to a post on The Baseball Card Blog, regarding the state of price guides in the industry.  I started to leave a comment on SCU, but when I saw how long my comment was, I decided maybe it was worth a full...

Topps Has Gone and Done It

Well, Topps has gone and done it now--used to be, I pretty much just disliked Upper Deck--and even that was only after a couple of the stories I heard, about their response to Hurricane Katrina and about how they've treated my local card shop as he tries to get up and...

First Post-Exquisite Box Break From Beckett

After the kerfuffle over the Beckett Video Box Break of two boxes of Upper Deck Exquisite, one would hope that Beckett would tread very carefully with their next round of box breaks.  And while they do play it somewhat safe, by opening a box of 2008 Press Pass, which...

Beckett: Case Study for Conflict of Interest?

Recently while reading an article from Beckett regarding their recent grading of a T206 baseball card collection found last year (I do dabble in baseball card collecting too), a thought that I've had in the past came rushing back: Does Beckett have some major...