I’m on the Front Page of Beckett Online!

Earlier today, I got an email from Chris Olds, editor at Beckett.   "Check the front page on the site." Sure enough, front and center, a big picture of the 'stache doing the bash with Canseco! <insert girly squeal here> I'm sure it'll be gone in the next day or two, but for now, this screenshot shall live forever!  BWAHAHHAAHAHA! Okay, that is all.

My Story Made it to Beckett Online!

So, it looks like my story was picked up by Beckett! I hope to be in the hard copy magazine as well. Since they posted a few pics of some customs I had signed, I guess I'll continue on with telling about them! In typical unorthodox mouschi form, I destroyed $20 worth of Canseco rookies to make a booklet. At long last, here it is ... autographed! If you don't read the above link, it probably won't make sense, but for cliff's notes, a few people were nice enough to send me some of their beat up Canseco rookies for

Chasing Canseco – Best Day Ever

Last thursday morning marked the start of our 4,000 mile / 10 day family road trip.  The plan was to go to hoover dam, the beach in California, LEGOLAND, carlsbad caverns, visit a friend in the mountains, roswell (yes, I am an alien nerd!), the grand canyon and several other things.  The most important one for me, however, was to go to Las Vegas and have my customs signed by my childhood hero, Jose Canseco. As you may know, the flip quests I do are inspired by the red paper clip story - where one person goes from trading a red

I Mustache you a Question, but I’ll shave it for the Wedding

WARNING:  You are about to see my face.  A lot.  If that bothers you, kindly click away now! My wife has ... like ... 132 siblings, but thankfully, all but two are married off, and one is slated to be married a long ways from now. The youngest of the family, at 25 years of age, got married yesterday. By God's grace, we escaped the possibility of a catholic wedding, (read: we didn't have to sit through 18 hours) and it went down at a Bible church (the church I went to when I was 15, actually...the same pastor is

Has this newest card release gone too far? This is downright creepy & gross.

A good friend of mine (who is a full-time dealer in the area) sent over the selling brochure of a new card release. It is the most polarizing card issue ever because dealers either refuse to carry them, or buy as much as they can.  The manufacturer is now completely sold out!  It has an *AMAZING* checklist, too. I'm not supposed to show the sell sheet as it is supposed to be dealer only, but since they are already sold out, I figured it wouldn't be a big deal. I was told that the autograph mention below is a jab

2014 Flip Quest Finale and the Big Secret Reveal

If you have not followed my story during the season, I decided to start a flip quest in April, and ran it all the way until the A's were knocked out of the season. Welp, that happened a few days ago, so I am here to do a recap, as well as do "the big reveal" as to what the end game was. Things started out innocently enough with me trading a custom card I made. Why did I do this? Because I had just started doing custom cards for my collection about a month or two before, and figured

Flip Quest Update – A doozy

How appropriate that, on the last day of the regular season, I have a good update to give.  I am now profitable on everything.  The million card deal and the thunderbird deal are both official money makers for me (pops champagne cork).  As far as bulk goes, I still have TONS ... like ... 98% of everything, and I still haven't hardly touched anything.  I did, however, sell the bulk of the "good stuff" that was immediately visibly evident from both collections. In addition to this, I picked up another small $100 lot from a friend who came over with

FOUND MY 29 YEAR WHITE WHALE! And the Reason for my Username!

To say I'm stoked, is a MASSIVE understatement. A VERY interesting story comes along with this whole thing too! To put it simply in one statement: I found it. My precious. My reason for collecting. The reason for my username. THE card I've been searching for ever since I read about it in Beckett back in the 1980's. If you lived in the Huntsville area of Alabama in the 1980's, you might remember the now-defunct grocery store chain "Mouschi's" ... (It is what I base my username after.) This is probably a familiar sight for you Alabamans: They were quite

So, you want to be a Sports Card Dealer Rock Star

Father’s Day Customs Edition: MONOPOLY & FOUR CORE STYLE

First and foremost, I'm going to have to give a shout out to my family - my wife and son for the BEST Father's Day present ... EVER. They got me a brand new Corvette! Okay, not really. They did something better! Over the past several days, I have found them sneaking around, locking themselves up in my office. One day after work, I shouted up to them "hey come down here, you two - I'm getting lonely!" Well, it was all worth it. If you know me, you know I am a bit of a Monopoly buff. Not that