The Legend of Josh Hamilton Continues

August 18, 2010

Tom Verducci is preaching to the choir when he tells me how great Josh Hamilton is, but in case you were wondering – here’s his story on

Its awesome.


Caption This Contest (Hockey)

April 23, 2010

Check it out – you could win a patch card /6.

2010 Goose Joaks

April 10, 2010


Originally uploaded by leafschik1967

You have probably seen these cards popping up around the baseball card blog world. With the availability of the Texas Rangers template this morning, I have fired off a Josh Hamilton card for 2010.

Olympic Hiatus

February 25, 2010

You might have guessed, or you might not have noticed, but I am in full Olympic mode, so the Hamilton collection is briefly paused.  Well, not really – its paused in the sense that I am not posting my pickups.  I am still making them, and still trying to organize them.  🙂

Go Canada Go!

2002 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor

January 23, 2010

This is another card rom my recent purchase from Checkout My Cards.  I snagged this card quite cheap.  I am a bit of a sucker for Refractors, and Gold is as good as it gets.  This card is serial numbered 12/50.

iCardz: America at War / Band of Brothers – Jump Wings

January 23, 2010

This card is from the Band of Brothers subset of the America at War product.  A paratrooper earned his jump wings by matering four main areas:  physical fitness, parachute tower and landing techniques, packing their own chute, and actually jumping out of an airplane 5 times.  If they refused one jump, they were automatically dismissed from the Airborne.

What was their reward for all this?  An extra $50 / month in pay.

This entire set is fun to look through.  If you have read the book and seen the mini-series many of the cards will bring familiar scenes and people to mind.  This subset takes the collector to the end of D-Day in great detail.  Hopefully, by this being dubbed ‘Series 1’ there are follow ups which will cover the remainder of WW2 in similar detail.

iCardz: America at War / Band of Brothers S1 – Packaging

January 21, 2010

I know, card packaging is usually just something you have to plow through to get to the cards inside.  For this product, it was also something I have never seen before.  These cards are packaged in paper envelopes that are about 3″ x 5″ when closed.  This is definitely an eco-improvement over all the plastic and foil from pretty much every other product.

This setup keeps the cards nicely away from the edges of the packs, which I think keeps the corners in good shape.  I am not sure how well this packaging would work for sports cards, as I think it would be easy to tamper with and / or search, but it is a very nice touch for a set like this.