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  1. Thursday, January 14, 2010 Mailday!

    Today's mail brought in one new Garnett to my collection:

    2008-09 Hot Prospects Draft Night #d/499 98

    Thanks to Steve (spuds1961) for sending me a freebie to help out my collection!

    This is my 942nd different Garnett, raising my collection percentage to 18.8% of all Garnett's in existence.

    As always, thanks for taking a moment to follow my quest for every Garnett card in existence!
  2. And so the merry-go-round spins........

    On Monday, Pete Carroll resigned as coach of the University of Southern California (USC) to return to the NFL as coach of the Seattle Seahawks, hoping to restore some credibility to that franchise after Seattle went 5-11 in 2009.

    The ink was barely dry on Carroll's contract when USC chose his replacement. Lane Kiffin, a former Carroll assistant, bolted Tennessee to return to Cali, this after doing what most of these modern day vagabond coaches do, make promises to his recruits that ...
  3. Next up, Grading - Basics

    by , 01-14-2010 at 12:56 AM (The, sometimes weekly, hopefully monthly Dose)
    I see A LOT of questions regarding grading and the various companies. While all grading is subjective by nature, and there have been instances where forgers-scammers and/or big money have in fact duped EVERY single authenticator(Crooks, Greed bring forth this ability)
    The companies and their services have a place and merit some consideration. Signature authentication, *Reproductions, *Reprints and a safeguard with the buyback policy

    #1)SGC Sportscard Guaranty- Great service ...

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  4. 1/5 - 1/12 Mailweek

    Not a bad mail week this past week. I brought in 29 new Pudge cards via trades and eBay to get me ever closer to 1200 total different.

    Also 14 new Mike Young's including 4 refractors, 2 X-fractors, and an '09 Spectrum Blue Jersey. This put me well over the 100 mark for different Mike Young cards.

    Other stuff:
    Lot of 67 '08 Documentary Rangers (including 16 Kinsler's, 15 Hamilton's, and 6 Young's).
    2003 Sweet Spot Signatures Bat Barrel Hank Blalock #'rd ...
  5. Best Hobby Additions of 2009

    2009 is now in the books and I am happy to say that it has truly been an amazing hobby year for me! Thinking back on the last 12 months, here are the top 10 additions to my PC.

    10. Patrick Roy / Carey Price Heroes and Prospects He Shoots He scores /20

    9. Martin Brodeur/Vincent Lecavalier UD Black Game Night Ticket 5/5
    My second favorite ...