Do you remember what you were doing in 2014? I remember I was contemplating supercollecting my childhood hero Jose Canseco. Players like Jose Abreu and Yasiel Puig were dominating baseball. Obama was our president, my son 11 years old, a foot shorter than me and his voice was about 3 octaves higher than it is now. Another thing that I was doing was waiting for a redemption. A 2014 Topps Strata jersey / auto #/25 of Jose Canseco, to be exact. A collector from Sweden reached out to tell me he had the redemption card for sale. Rather than spend a
Part of me wanted to give a daily update on how things were going, but frankly, it has been a whirlwind since I announced my retirement on June 30th. The massive amount of time I used to spend obsessively checking eBay, the forums and social media for Canseco cards I didn't have, has not been replaced with naps and leisurely lounging poolside. No, it has been replaced with quoting prices, accepting payments, pulling cards, packing them up, driving to USPS and ghosting them from the website. I have just crossed the one month mark a few days ago of not
Patrick of www.Radicards.com recently sat down with me to discuss a bit of my hobby history. I had a lot of fun talking with him as always. Mayhaps a little too much fun, as it was over 1 hour and 20 minutes long! :) Check it out!
Day two picked up where day one left off: shipping out LOTS of cardboard. I have to say, a part of me is having a lot of fun filling people's want lists. Whether it is the stack of Pinnacle Museum cards going out to a collector in Sweden, or several blank back cards to a collector of errors. Heck, even those who were just starting their collecting journey and decided to pick up some cards that more advanced collectors wouldn't think twice about. I guess you can say that I'm happy so far that everything seems to be going to
To say the first 24 hours after "going public" with the information has been a whirlwind would be an understatement. I ended up spending from Saturday evening all the way until late last night, fielding questions and taking orders. Here is one of my favorite requests: ThoseBackPages wrote me saying he wanted to purchase my 1986 Donruss Highlights PSA 10, but on one condition. I had to sign it directly on the case. On the front. In green. Here it is! Topps sketch artist Mike James reached out saying the following, which I got a kick out of: Out of