1996 Fleer Ultra Home Run Kings Gold Medallion Exchange – Monster 90s Card

In 1996, Fleer went wild with inserts for their Ultra offering.  Among the rarest is the 1996 Ultra Home Run Kings Gold Medallion.  Yes, Fleer didn't think inserts were enough - they had to do parallels of the inserts that were quite literally 10x harder to pull! Collectors were treated to a number of inserts, but a standout would be the wood parallel: Home Run Kings. Seeded 1 every 75 packs, the gold medallion could be found 1 every 750 packs.  A little detail that probably didn't seem like a big deal at the time has become a huge deal

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the Tiniest baseball cards, ever!

Ladies and Gentlemen, I have done the unthinkable. I have consolidated my three shelves of Canseco cardboardy goodness to ONE single, solitary shelf.  Here's what it looked like before: and here is what's left standing ... Don't worry, the others are safe and sound in a box, but as Holly says "It looks much less stalkerish now".  I guess that's a win!  2022 has definitely NOT been the year of monster pickups for me.  I probably only added 2 or 3 PC cards, and likely none that I'm super wild about.  No vintage, no nuthin'.  In fact, I sold a

Jose Canseco Christmas Tree!

It's crazy to think that more time has passed since I quit supercollecting Canseco than the entire time I was a Canseco supercollector.  Admittedly, it is a bit difficult to quantify exactly *when* I became one.  In October 2013, I wrote about how I was going to sell my entire childhood Canseco collection.  I loooove one of the things I wrote in that article: Seriously?  A serial stalker?  Oh, 2013 Tanner - wait until you meet 2014-2018 Tanner LOL.  Here's a pic of the bulk of my collection in 2013 that I sold.  The biggest card I owned was probably

The Dragonfly Collection – A high-end trading card customized for you!

Create a high-end trading card of your child, pet, family member, or friend!  The Dragonfly Collection is a custom trading card set offering created by Tanner Jones. (Me.  I'm Tanner Jones.)   How does it work?  You send a picture, and "relic" (pretty much anything that can be easily cut!), and I will create a card for you!  Don't want to send anything?  No problem!  I can send you the pieces, so you can have fun by yourself or with a family member to put together your own one-of-a-kind card in a matter of minutes!  If you want to do something,

New Microscope! Let’s Examine an 1888 Baseball Card!

               

100 Pictures of Customs, Nostalgia, Toys, and More! My Year in the Hobby So Far

This has been the longest layoff I've ever had since I've been writing, and there is a reason for it.  We lost our precious baby boy Phoenix recently, and our lives have been turned upside down.  I realize this is a baseball card site, and understand the need to keep the content relevant, but I simply can't go silent for the first time I've posted in a while without saying something.  I won't gush about it here, but for those of you who are interested, as part of my "self prescribed therapy" I've written everything that happened here.   Prayers

In Memory of Our Precious Baby Boy Phoenix

This has probably been the longest layoff I've had between writing.  A lot has happened, and if you follow me on social media, you know why.  I haven't publicly gone into much detail, so for the purpose of telling our story, and for my own therapy, I'm going to keep tapping away here at my keyboard until I can tap away no more.  Perhaps most importantly, it is my hope that telling our story in its rawest form will help someone out there who has gone through something similar or who will go through something similar.   Before starting, I would

You’ve NEVER Seen a Baseball Card Like This Before … Mystery Cabinet FULL of Secrets & Surprises!

This is a long one, boys and girls!  If you like watching videos, check this out on my youtube channel. A while ago on my podcast, I asked my audience what was the ULTIMATE card for their favorite player.  We came to the conclusion that there is probably no clear cut winning among many player collectors these days.  Some may pick a PSA 10 rookie while others may pick a bat barrel. Still others may select a 98 Crusade Red of their favorite player, or a Superfractor.  While the rarities and parallels they pump out these days may feel repetitive,

Allen & Ginter BIBLE Set?! Jesus has a baseball card!

This may not be news to you, but in 2012, Topps put out an Allen & Ginter insert set called "People of the Bible". It features a great checklist, including my favorite - Jesus! Ed J. sent the entire set to me for free. Thank you so much, Ed! I *love* them! For further research on these guys, you can obviously read the Bible - some folks may be interested in going to www.biblicalarchaeology.org to read up on historical and archaeological facts that support the Bible as well. Happy Easter - He is Risen!

Superfractor Mailday and Super Sleuthing!

First, today is the 33rd anniversary of collecting baseball cards - so if anyone has any rare Canseco cards to sell, today would be a GREAT day to land a killer Canseco :)  Now, onto the story ...   2020 marks the only year Jose doesn't have an autographed parallel superfractor in Stadium Club.  This is super ironic, because it is the only Stadium Club photo used for a superfractor of him actually signing things.  I am not into getting 1/1s signed myself, but I may make an exception for this one!       It made me wonder what cards the