Friday, February 23, 2024

From the grave - and cheapies

There are a couple of good reasons that I haven't posted in a looong time.  If I get the energy, I will do a post about that soon.  But in the meantime, please do not send me any cards to the address many of you have.  I have moved!!!!   If you need my address, ping me.  I will get around to sending it out to previous trade partners sometime...

And since that is lame content for a post, let's see if anyone wants to comment for a chance at card show cards.....  Super short window to enter, 5PST tonight will be the deadline!!

 I did this twice before and it was fun!  I didn't find AWESOME stuff for the winner, but decent stuff...So here's the deal:

I'm heading to a card show this coming Saturday (Feb. 24th), and if you are lucky, it might benefit you! 

This is a quick little giveaway with a prize that might be good, or might be bad, it depends on the cheap boxes at the show!  Here's how it works:

To enter, comment on this post with the players, teams, sets etc. that you want me to look for in the cheapie boxes at the next card show.


"I want you to look for Francisco Lindor, Clayton Kershaw, any serial numbered under /1000"

"Please look for all Diamondbacks, any Panini colored parallels and Bowman cards of young up and comers"

"I'd like any cards from the 1950s, late 90s inserts, Tom Glavine and any O-Pee-Chee"

Feel free to be more or less detailed with your request as needed. Keep in mind that I am looking in cheap boxes, so some requests will be harder to fulfill.  Like the request for cards from the 1950s above!  If you ask for Roberto Clemente, and that is all, I may not find anything, and even if I do, they will likely be modern cards.

You can put other sports than Baseball if you like, but I spend most of my time in the baseball boxes, so take that for what you will.

I will take all the comments and use to select a winner (randomized 3 times).  For the winner, I will look in the quarter (or less) boxes for you, scanning for cards that fit your request.  You will receive up to 18 cards, depending on what I can find, PWE shipped to you.

This contest will close on Friday, Feb. 23th at 5PM PST!!

**No promises on what you will get.  I usually have good luck in these boxes, but I am looking for a really wide variety of cards.  Limiting it down to specific requests will certainly make it harder!


  1. Cool.

    Multi-sport athletes, Hall of Famers, same name as somebody famous, All-Star level players from 2024 Topps. Please.

  2. city connect cards, Blake Snell, Tim Flannery and Captain America

  3. Still in Vancouver or have you snuck down into Oregon? Thanks for the contest. I'd go for any refractors of notable players, and/or cheap star cards I could use in making cardart. (btw, Kevin, I've been working on a lot of neat McGwire mods with the intention of putting then on ebay soon, but if you have any interest in that sort of thing [no worries if not], I'd be happy to talk trade with you for them, just let me know and I can send pics.)

  4. I'll try to win this one again: Red Sox cards, Laughlin World Series cards, oddball 80's food issue cards, or cards from the Sporting News Conlon Collection sets. Thanks for having the contest!

  5. Not entering, but would very much like to hear about what's been happening with you.

  6. Have fun at the show! I'm hoping to hit up a show tomorrow too. As for the contest... I'll pass. I've got a lot of care packages that have been piling up in my office (including a package from you).

  7. Missed this one but thanks for your generosity! I'll have to get caught up on my reading to see the outcome!