Some cool pickups!

So, I've been on a bit of a buying binge!  When I was in San Antonio on vacation with the family, I met up with a guy on the way out of town, on our way home and picked up these beauties:   We will forget the fact that on the way, I backed into a concrete wall.  It's ok - I was only going a few miles an hour, and besides, I didn't buy the cardboard-mobile for her pristine looks!  The back fender was disjointed, and I was bummed, but decided to take a knee to it, and it popped

You know you are a collector from the 80’s & 90’s when…

I run into people all the time who are coming back to the hobby, be it for themselves or for their children.  I thought it would be fun to put together a list, so feel free to add to it! You know you are a collector from the 80's & 90's when... You carefully inspect each corner of a 25 cent card before buying ... with a magnifying glass. Your retirement plan consists of a closet hoard of 1988 Donruss complete sets, and a nice stash of guys like Mo Vaughn & Albert Belle You still refer to Todd Van

Mining for Black Diamonds and the Case of the Missing Bautista

Greetings from hot San Antonio!  As I write this, I am in the hotel with my family.  I took them for a vacation to Sea World this 4th of July weekend.  I have been meaning to update my blog, so with my wife passed out on the bed from lack of sleep, and my son on his ipod, I figured this would be the perfect time! This past week has been another busy one.  First off - a few gems!  I picked up a cool small collection of autographs.  A Nolan Ryan autograph, a Tom Seaver vintage autographed baseball, a