There are some team names in professional sports that don’t match their location or history very well. What if I had the power to change those names to something more appropriate? The inspiration for this exercise was thinking about how messed up it is that there’s a team called the Jazz in Utah, a team… Read More Right Name/Wrong Name: Fixing the MLB’s names for fun
I have talked plenty here before about how, in my card collecting hobby, I’m drawn to beautiful, interesting cards that aren’t necessarily what everyone else is collecting (and therefore aren’t as pricey as what everyone else is collecting). This is definitely more a decision on the collecting side of things rather than the “investing” side,… Read More On the shoulders of Giants: To collect the 1964 Topps set or not collect it?
I haven’t been formally diagnosed as of this writing, but I probably have ADHD. I identify with pretty much every symptom/characteristic I’ve seen, including things like “I can’t really focus on anything until I hit something I want to do, then I HYPER FOCUS.” For instance, I had this thought the other day: There has… Read More Right Name/Wrong Name: Fixing the NBA’s team names for fun
Aldi is a weird grocery store. I can’t really lean on it for all of my grocery needs, since they lack consistency in the things they carry, particularly in certain staples needed in my partially gluten-free, low-dairy home. But I can appreciate the interesting stuff they bring in the snack realm, as well as the… Read More Crisps and cookies to kill for: Aldi finds that require Recommendation
It’s strange how one’s tastes can evolve over time, and sometimes over such a short period of time that the change is noticeable and remarkable. For instance, I used to see super-vintage pre-war cards as something I’d never really get involved in for several reasons. For one, most of them aren’t in great shape, and… Read More Football as art: 1935 Wills’s association football tobacco cards
A few weeks ago, I purchased one of those “Southside” City Edition Chicago White Sox caps online. I purchased it from the official Chicago White Sox online merchandise store, which, like the online merchandise stores for every other MLB team, and every NFL team, and every NBA team, and every NHL team, and every WNBA… Read More The a-Topps-calypse is upon us: Speculation on the Fanatics takeover of the sports world
Welcome back to The Singles Mixer, an occasional feature where I write about a few notable sports card singles I’ve either added to my collection recently. This time around, I’m going to dig through my football (American version) collection to highlight some cards in advance of the start of the 2021 NFL season. Since I… Read More The Singles Mixer: Football’s back, baby!
It’s always fun when something unexpected and good pops up, right? Getting two flat tires in a week courtesy of screws laying in the road (which happened to me earlier this month), that’s unexpected and bad. Not fun. Getting a chance to look through someone’s vintage card collection for the first time (which happened to… Read More Me, Hank, and the Mick: My first experience digging through a vintage sports card collection
I haven’t dipped more than a toe into the vintage sports card market to this point for a few reasons: A lot of vintage cards worth having are kind of expensive and rare The sets I find most attractive, for the most part, are also sets others find attractive, and thus, those sets are a… Read More The Old Hotness: Churchman tobacco cards
You may recall that I had purchased the full base set of the 2020 Panini Prizm WNBA offering as a sort of quirky investment play a couple of months ago. Prizm is the most sought-after set for collectors in any sport it issues in (except maybe baseball, where the lack of an MLB license holds… Read More Blast From the Packs: The 1st and 10th WNBA sets