kycardkid

  1. The Ones That Got Away

    I have very few regrets in life. I can actually count them on one hand. Two of them are baseball card related.

    The first was in Christmas 2006, I was working a dead end job and money was tight at the holidays. It was my first Christmas with my new girlfriend (now my wife) and I was looking to impress. She was really wanting a Wii and me being the guy I am wanted to make it happen. I didn't want to let go of any my vintage collection and what I had of current material would require ...

    Updated 03-13-2013 at 10:38 PM by kycardkid

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  2. Competition Breeds Excellence (Especially in the Card Industry)

    Topps has gotten lazy. Sure Panini releases baseball cards but they look like something I pulled out of a box of cereal in 1990. No flare. No team names or logos, so essentially I don't even view them as a legitimate brand in the baseball market. Secondary market sales of these cards would suggest that many collectors out there feel the same way. As far as Topps goes, nearly all of the packs, blasters, and hanger packs I bought from the 2012 products contained damaged cards. Busted corners and ...
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  3. A Collection Lost in Time

    After taking a couple year break from baseball card collecting, I recently jumped back in with both feet. Sporadically, throughout that time I continued to casually observe pricing, and what was hot in the hobby from the sidelines, but only purchased a handful of cards and did no trading. After talking with my little brother about reacquiring my zest for the hobby and trading, he offered me up his baseball card collection from when we were teenagers, for the agreed upon price of a handful of Silver ...
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