Opening one 2018 Allen & Ginter Hobby pack

I picked up one 2018 Allen & Ginter pack from the card shop at lunch.  It was a really exciting lunch purchase – one...

CARD GRADING: Why does it seem more new cards are BGS graded?

I’ll just start out being honest, I’m not the biggest fan of card grading.  It certainly has it’s place in the hobby, but I...

Mail from Pack Geek, SCD, TCDB and Dennis!

Just another mail day post.  This time it’s something from Pack Geek, Trading Card Database trades, a magazine and last but not least, an...

PACK BUSTING: 1993-94 Stadium Club Series 1 Hockey

Just like the 1989 Bowman Baseball video that I posted Saturday, these 1993-94 Stadium Club Series 1 hockey packs were all a quarter each...

Mailday – New Releases, Vintage & Periodicals

I’m up after just a couple of hours of sleep smoking a brisket, so why not get caught up on three packages?  It doesn’t...

Rest Peacefully, Ray Emery

I was saddened early this afternoon hearing the news that former NHL goaltender Ray Emery died, due to drowning.  Emery played my favorite position,...

The National Sports Collector’s Convention Throwback: NSCC 2014

This post on The National was written by collector Richard Hardy (@BossHardy202 on Twitter), who is well-known in the collecting community, or at least...

Pack Busting: 4 Packs of 1989 Bowman Baseball

Yesterday, it was some 1990 Donruss and today, I give you another brutal set.  I picked these 1989 Bowman packs up for a quarter...