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16 Days of Baseball – Part 5: The Voyage Home

By Sean McCafferty aka 30ranfordfan

16 Days of Baseball – Part 5: The Voyage Home

Friday morning came, after three great nights of baseball in Florida, but the 1,468 Miles separating me from home were suddenly looking a lot farther than they had months earlier when I planned this trip. I basically had a 24 hours of driving ahead of me, with three days to get it done. I had to stop back into Zephyrhills to drop my friend off (he flew into Myrtle Beach where I met him, and was flying out a couple of days later from Tampa) so I More >

Octavio Dotel in the Cardinals Bullpen

16 Days of Baseball – Part 4: Florida

16 Days of Baseball – Part 4: Florida

Sunday morning in Myrtle Beach came, and it was time for yet another long drive. Unfortunately, this one started out a little hung over, and we had a little better than nine hours of car time ahead of us; the destination being Zephyrhills, Florida. What’s in Zephyrhills? Well, not a lot apparently, other than a free place to stay and close proximity to a lot of baseball.

It turned out to be a relatively easy drive, but a very long day. We didn’t get the chance to do much that Sunday, other than a More >

Should Rules Governing Rookie Cards Be Changed?

By RGM81 aka Richard McAdam

It has happened to all of us, either directly or vicariously through watching someone break a box of the latest product. We have all experienced at one time or another that terrible feeling that creeps up the back of your head when you come to the

Three NHL Games and 5 RC’s

realization that you have pulled a bunch of dud rookies from your break. While not every box break has an A-level pull like a Steven Stamkos or a Taylor Hall, there are just too many breaks where people pull nothing higher than a B-minus rookie More >


A Lesson Learnt in an Unlikely Place

By Andrew Hoyler aka Andrew Hoyler

One Friday, I went to the Chantilly, VA card show with my uncle. I had just gotten paid in the morning, so I had a few extra bucks to spend. I got together the cards I needed to complete my sets for 2002 Topps and a few random other ones. I used the Inventory Manager on www.sportscardforum.com, which lessened my work! I love that thing. Anyways, I also got the list of Andrew Bailey cards I needed (which I left at home. Heh, oh well). I met my uncle there, before we went our separate More >

Changes the Card Companies Need to Make for the Greater Good

By Alex Kupka aka mnlax13

Like many collectors on this site, I am quite fed up with the card companies and many aspects of their products. To start off if I could change things about companies the first thing that I get them to do is to start inserting more decoys. Many people view pack searchers as a cardinal sin in the hobby. They’re looked down upon and many believe that people that commit this act are ruining the future of collecting for our youth. I have been to big box stores and have seen people searching for some relic or More >