Thursday, March 16, 2017

A Dream Come True

This could be my most important Blog post ever! Dramatic much?....Yes! But who cares, I have huge news.

After 10 years of going hard in this hobby I've secured a job in the industry! If you know me personally you might know that I've been miserable in my professional life. Don't get me wrong, life is good. I have a beautiful home, beautiful wife, and 2 beautiful kids. I even own and operate a Mobile DJ company that literally affords me the opportunity to party every weekend. It's that 9-5 grind that's been a burden of the last decade. Basically the only reason I've stayed so long is to pay the bills, but it finally took it's toll on me. It's very difficult to try and fake being happy for 40 hours a week for 10 years.

So I took a quick look just to see what else was out there, and long story short folks....Starting Monday I will be working as an Account Rep for a major Sportscard/Fantasy/Toy distributor and I am beyond excited about it. During my recent interview I visited one of the main offices in Boston. It was like my own personal Disney land. Their warehouse reminded my of Costco...If Costco shelves were stocked purely with Cards, toys and games. I was even told that part of my responsibility would be to visit upwards of 60 hobby shops a year........What was that? Exqueese me? Baking powder? You're going to pay me to visit shops???? Sign me up! Here's my signature in blood if you need it.

My hectic life has really taken me away from my passion/hobby recently and now I'll literally be surrounded by it daily. I'm hoping this will give me more time to post, blog and research the hobby which I love so much. Maybe that 9-5 won't feel like such a grind anymore.

I'm so excited to start my new venture....Updates to come

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Some major flipping to start the New Year

Hey Kids,

It's been a minute since I've last posted. I'd like to tell you that this Blog is back and I'll be updating it regularly, but I'm a busy dude with 2 jobs, 2 young kids and a million other things going on. This busy lifestyle has affected my collecting life too. I've had to chill out a bit which turned out to be a blessing in disguise. As opposed to busting a ton of boxes like I normally do, I spent a good portion of last year being patient and picking off some major PC items. Here's what I got and how they came to be.

Over the Summer I popped on 2 boxes of Archives (I love that product). I hit a couple of Monsters in those boxes:

Awesome cards right?!?! Now although I love the movie Bull Durham I don't really care too much for these cards. It was a easy decision to sell.

Next, I decided to enter a single spot break of Topps Transcendent and I'm so happy I did. That single spot yielded my this:

Yet another card that's meaningless to me but I know others are paying big bucks for it. So again I sold.

Here's what I replaced these cards with:


Pretty sweet right? The Jeter is so beautiful and it's my first Certified auto. Here's what's weird about it... I think this is from an UD basketball set. I believe it's the last time he signed while still playing. Whatever it is, I love it.

The Bryant I bought because I have this same card unsigned and oversized from the 2015 National. I wanted an on card auto on an RC to mission accomplished. 

Finally, the Koufax. Not to be morbid but I just have a bad feeling about the "Left arm of God" this year. I wanted to grab an auto of his before (God forbid) he passes and they sky rocket. This was simply a gorgeous card for the right price.

Thanks for the read, I'm hoping to have some more major PC additions to show you throughout the year.