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Posts by Pheebs888

Junk Wax Is About to Get Just a Little Rarer

By Paintball aka Richard Mock

I mentioned in my last article that sport’s card collecting has always been a form of gambling, but in retrospect I was wrong. I remember when I was a kid that my purchase of a 5 cents pack of cards was never about the value of the cards I would get in the pack anymore then my purchase of a 10 cents comic book was about how much the comic book would later be worth. I wasn’t a collector; I was just a kid who loved to read and fantasize. My sister was a true collector. More >

How Blessed we Truly Are

By Sean Berry aka #1 Broncos Fan

By now all of us have seen the devastation that has occurred the past years not only here in the US but around the world from the Tsunami in Bande Ache to the massive earthquakes in Haiti, Christ Church, New Zeland, Japan and to all the countries around the world suffering from whatever natural disasters may have occurred including the ones right here in our own country…….I myself have donated all my PayPal proceeds to the American Red Cross, Hands on Tokyo, Global Giving and Save the Children….I know that not all feel the More >

Our Hobby, How Dishonest Can it Get?

By Stephen Duell aka Spuds1961

Let me preface this article by saying I’m 49 years young and have seen a lot going on in this hobby. When I first started collecting it was the late 60′s and there weren’t game used or autographs in the packs, but they did have see thru cello packs and the first kid to get to the store after they restocked always had his pick of the cello packs, bad but still not completely dishonest. The same goes for the 70′s and 80′s nothing really major put in packs that could be searched out by a More >

Upper Deck Releases UNC Tar Heels Basketball Set; Salutes One of College Hoops Most Storied Program

Autographed cards from Michael Jordan, Bob McAdoo, Sam Perkins and

other popular UNC alumni are sprinkled throughout the product. Replica NCAA championship banners (’57, ’82, ’93, ’05 and ’09) can be found in every Blaster box

Carlsbad, CA (April 1, 2011) – The Upper Deck Company has just released a star-studded collection of college basketball cards focusing on one of the NCAA’s most storied programs: the University of North Carolina. The 183-card set celebrates more than 100 years of Tar Heels basketball – both the men’s and women’s programs – and includes autographed cards from standouts like Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins, Brad Daugherty, More >

Book Review: Beginners Guide to Online Card Trading

By Karine Hains aka Pheebs888

The world wide web is a big big playing field; for us collectors it is an invaluable tool at our disposal to further our collections. However, it’s not always easy to fin your way around the Net and know what to do and when to do it when it comes to online trading. We’ve all been there, we were all beginners once with about a million questions to ask and for those of us who did not know anyone else who collected online, it might not always have been a smooth ride. Like it or not, More >

It’s About the Memories, Not the Money…

By Richard Mock aka Paintball

I have noticed over the past 10 years or so that all card collectors talk about are the “great pulls” and how much money they got for such and such card. Card collecting has always been a form of gambling, but I’m afraid the young adults with children are missing the most important aspect of collecting, the memories. I am 63 years old and raised three sons. Every time I look through our collection I have a memory. Every time I look at my old cards from when I was a kid I return to my More >