Over the past three weeks, I’ve written more than 20 posts for Wax Heaven. This is the most I’ve written since November of 2009. This is not a passing fad. My love for trading cards wasn’t suddenly reincarnated. I will always be a collector, privately and through this blog. I just so happened to have … More Pardon the DUST (Y), Wax Heaven is Back!
Author: Mario Alejandro There was once a time when The Hobby ran through my mind 24/7. Here I was cranking out over 100 articles per month, recording box breaks to post on YouTube, scouring eBay for new cards I needed, and making online trades in every popular online forum available. Oh, did I forget to … More And So It Ends
Author: Mario Alejandro No, it’s not what you think. I am not back to blogging full-time, nor is this another jab at Beckett Baseball’s editor, Chris Olds. Actually, since my departure from the blogosphere, Beckett’s blog has become a daily visit for me, believe it or not. While my days of collecting are behind me, … More Taking Issue With Beckett Media
Author: Mario Alejandro Take a look at this dual game-used memorabilia card featuring the Bash Brothers from 2010 Famous Fabrics. While it’s the card several collectors have been waiting for, it’s an absolute FAIL on so many levels. Let’s ignore for a moment that the two pieces of fabric, while larger than normal pieces you’d … More This Card Makes Me Sad
Author: Mario Alejandro While my latest article talks about the possibility of Upper Deck cards being backdoored if the company goes under, I didn’t have a chance to show readers examples of some legendary and very expensive backdoored cards from the final days of Pinnacle Brands. Unlike Upper Deck, which in my opinion had an average year … More Examples of Pinnacle Backdoored Cards