So, my second attempt at running a Baseball card blog has come to an end. I tried, I really did, but the enthusiasm for card collecting that was there back in March has pretty much evaporated. Some of the sourness that occurred in the community back in July didn't help. It wasn't the whole reason … Continue reading And It’s Goodnight From Him…
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I can’t count the reasons I should stay One by one they all just fade away PLEASE NOTE: The contents of this post are aimed at collectors over here in the UK and, as a result, some of the names and personalities won't resonate with non-UK collectors. Apologies for this. Regular service will resume soon. … Continue reading UK Collecting and The Nature of Community
Hi everyone. We've seen some major changes in the UK collecting community over the last 18-24 months, as our numbers have swelled far beyond what I certainly ever expected. I always guessed that the people were out there, but it's really encouraging and gratifying to see everyone coming together and congregating around the existing Facebook … Continue reading The UK Collecting Community – Spoilt For Choice
A week last Friday another of Topps' high end releases dropped in the middle of a very crowded release period. 2018 Museum Collection is a glorious looking product that epitomises the risk-reward element that accompanies this type of set. Normally I shy away from this type of release due to the unholy price but, call … Continue reading Night at the Museum
Configuration: 6 packs per box, 8 cards per pack Release: 24th August 2018 Click here to view a PDF of the sell sheet. Ok... Colour me intrigued on this one. Panini Chronicles covers a plethora of brands from the Panini product stable, many of which haven't been produced for Baseball sets before. There's Spectra, Select, Studio, … Continue reading Preview: 2018 Panini Chronicles
To some of us set collecting is part and parcel of what we do. Year after year the most popular of modern sets always seem to be flagship and Heritage. Of course there are plenty of other sets that lend themselves to being picked up by the discerning collector, always a case of whatever floats … Continue reading A Collecting Milestone
Early in 2013 Panini started to release images of 2012 National Treasures Baseball. While I've never been a fan of high-end products there was something about this particular set that grabbed my attention immediately. In fact it wouldn't be stretching it too far to say that, as a product, National Treasures blew me away! I … Continue reading A National Treasure
Earlier today Mario Alejandro broke a story that is set to send ripples across our glorious Hobby for months to come. The fact that I've not seen much about this anywhere else must mean that Mario must have quite the exclusive on his hands, so nice one my friend! Kudos! According to his post it … Continue reading SNAFU
In a past life (OK, about six years ago) I had several card collecting projects on the go. A Bob Gibson PC, vintage rookie cards, Cardinals relics, Manny Machado rookies, Hall of Fame autographs... And so on, and so on. One of my favourite projects involved picking up on-card autographs of Cardinals greats (and not-so-greats) … Continue reading Cards On-Card
Welcome to Throwback Thursday! Every now and again I’ll be digging through the archives and revisiting some of my favourite posts from back in the days of my original card blog, The Wax Fantastic. These pieces may be ones that I particularly enjoyed writing; they may be ones that were particularly well received in the collecting … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Best Set Ever?