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1919 W514 Babe Ruth Curse of the Bambino Baseball Card!

I picked this up a couple months ago, but have been waiting until the 100th year anniversary to the day! I'm still jumping out of my skin excited about it :) 1919 W514 Babe Ruth! I made a graphic detailing what is so special about it as shown below: This card has flown way under the radar given its historical significance and who it is of. It is nowhere near the most popular Babe Ruth card (though I think it should be up there) - heck - it isn't even the most popular card in the set! That honor goes

Christmas, Customs & Nostalgia

Man, what a year!  Seriously.  2019 has been quite the ride from a hobby perspective.  This year, I have made appearances on various radio stations, was featured on television, published in Beckett Sports Monthly, designed my first official "real" baseball card set, and even became a pod caster! Book sales have been going well in my first year as an official author.  While I sell my book on Amazon, I've also had a number of folks reach out to purchase a signed a copy directly from me.  I thought it would be fun to do a graphic of the US

Biggest Mailday Ever? You Decide!

I'm about to show not one, not two, but THREE epic cards that have come into my collection ... on the same day! A few weeks back, Gary Carter supercollector Anthony Cali reached out to me to let me know someone had this beauty: This is a big, huge deal.  Rawlings shirt sleeve cards are extremely rare for Canseco.  Not all jerseys have them, and when they do, they typically account for one or two of the tiny squares that card companies cut jerseys up into. I did a quick & dirty measurement on a jersey by spreading it out

My latest article published in Beckett Monthly – Baseball Cards Shrouded in Mystery!

Check out my latest article published in Beckett Sports Monthly!  I put together a video shown below to supplement it as well:

Check Out this Website I Built!

If you don't know this already, I've been a website developer for nearly 20 years.  I started off by going door to door handing out flyers on my lunch break when I was in a job I HATED.  Eventually, I made a go of it on my own, and haven't looked back. Somewhere along the way, I got excruciatingly bored with building websites.  Then, it clicked.  My passion wasn't to build websites (though I was really good at it.)  My passion was to help others (in both business and ministry) - I could use my skills as a web developer

My Jose Canseco Collection – In a Three Part Video Series!

Call it off-season depression, or whatever you want, but I am going through baseball withdrawal and figured now would be a good time to do what I've been wanting to do for quite a while.  I've been looking forward to putting together a video series of my Canseco collection post-supercollectordom.  I can hardly believe it, but it has been a year and a half since I stopped my relentless search for each and every card depicting the 40-40 man.  Time flies when you are having fun ... and having a baby :) BTW, Beckett is six months old today, and

2 AM Project – I created a Homer Simpson Custom Card out of Junk Mail

You've heard of junk wax cards ... how about junk mail cards? Have you ever been thankful for a piece of junk mail?  Me neither, that is, until a few days ago.  When it came in, I knew the material looked familiar.  I held it up to a 2011 Topps Diamond Anniversary card, and sure enough - it was the same material ... just green! When I started doing customs, I would always look at different materials and wonder to myself what could be used to create customs that would be fun.  No joke, I'd literally be standing in the

Before There Were Baseball Cards

Listening to a good baseball game on the radio is like soul food for my ears.  As a numbers guy, I find myself oftentimes looking up statistics from players and teams while I've tuned in.  My brain will run statistical scenarios on current players to see how they may stack up against our heroes of the past.  Doing this got me to thinking how in tune we are to the game and its players, and how card collecting helps bridge the gap from being a fan to feeling truly connected. On September 1st, Justin Verlander pitched a no-hitter.  I heard

Custom Art Piece Created using Andrew McCutchen’s Dreadlock!

It has been a while since I've posted a custom, and I thought some folks may get a kick out of this so I figured I'd post it! From the charity auction ... The cut dreadlock The pieces ... Front... ...and back! (With embedded MLB authenticated hologram) Hopefully McCutchen will sign on the acetate just under the dreadlock, which will finish the project off quite nicely! Creepy? Cool? Maybe a little of both, but I enjoyed the heck out of putting this one together :)

Video Matching a CRAZY Patch + Insane Haul Show Off!

I guess I'm a Kyle Seager Supercollector now!  Just kidding - these are what I have left over from selling off a crazy collection from a former Kyle Seager Supercollector.  Regardless of who the player is, I always have a blast looking at what eye candy people put up when there are nice, bright pics of crazy patches and such.  Check them out!  Eventually, I'll be selling/trading them all, but for now just wanted to show them off.  My favorite one is at the bottom and shows it being video matched - that was a blast! Last but not least,