For a Jose Canseco collector, 2018 has been one hell of a year. Topps Company, the exclusive card manufacturer for Major League Baseball, has produced one Jose card after another. Some have been absolutely brilliant, while others have failed to impress. For a guy who was once considered a pariah in baseball and was removed … More Too Much of A Good Thing?
I would hate to have been a part of Fleer’s design team in 1997. With the introduction of the autograph per pack, Leaf Signature, the previous year, the world of trading cards had officially shifted into a true high-end hobby. Those collectors who were complaining about Upper Deck’s price tag in 1989 were probably losing … More Why Collectors Need Fleer Ultra Again
Sometime around mid-2009, this blog shut its doors at what was easily the peak of its popularity. At the time, I blamed my card obsession for ending my 5-year relationship. As I moved out of my home, I left behind over 50,000 cards, including tons of signed, game-used memorabilia and unopened boxes. All I took … More The Card that Saved Me (As A Collector)
Thanks to #CardboardChaos, Upper Deck baseball cards were once again in the hearts and minds of thousands of collectors. Even before Upper Deck’s licensing was revoked and they bowed out of the baseball market, their legacy was being tarnished thanks to one over the top gimmick after another and perhaps the worst customer service reputation … More Upper Deck Baseball Is Now A Fading Memory
For the record, I personally believe #CardboardChaos was an absolutely brilliant tournament that at least momentarily united collectors from all walks of life to vote on their favorite card sets. It took social media by storm and made @CardsFromTheAttic a #Hobby superstar. Unfortunately, at some point things got really weird, perhaps around the time Upper … More #CardboardChaos Took A Weird Turn