Welcome to my blog. Preparing for the last Cardboard Hurrah

Thursday, June 28, 2018

A fun little add to the stack

Still time to enter your tribute to BWTP on my previous post to enter for Griffey.

But for today let's add this beauty to the AREA 40 pack stack
Should be a neat break!  Some has asked when I will breaking all these cards and the answer is May 11th 2019 which is the day after my 40th birthday.

Monday, June 25, 2018


The cardboard blogging community had a very bright light recently announce it was dimming.  That blog is Bob Walk the Plank and the man with the secret sauce is Matthew Scott.  As with us all our time is at a premium and Bob Walk is doing what winners do-putting first things first.  You will be greatly missed in this community as you are a titan of generosity and a truly special ambassador for our hobby.  He will still be available to us all on Twitter and for that I am thankful.

I respect this guy and his decision immensely.  Farewell to a cardboard friend and brother! I hereby bestow top guy status to you Matthew!

For the rest of this week feel free to share a tribute to BWTP on this post.  I will pick a winner who will receive this

Saturday, June 23, 2018

New stuff for the stack and a nod to DUBMENTALITY

Neat addition to the AREA 40 horde today.  I got this tip from my buddy Dub
Dub is a great dude. He blogs at Dub Mentality – Just an average dude with a blog
He is also a twitter superstar.  This guy is all about giving back to our community.  Please give him a look or a follow.  Happy Saturday my friends!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Contest Results and new additions to the pile

First of all, congrats to jasongerman9 who is the winner of the two graded vintage cards.  Jason please shoot me your addy when you have a second at lifebythedrop79@yahoo.com

For today a neat little addition for the pack stack
May a monster fall out of these 3 bad boys!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Some new ones for the Pack Stack

Hoping a monster falls out of one of these next year during the pack a palooza

Also take a chance and leave a comment on my previous post for a chance to win some sweet vintage! Will pick a winner before tomorrow evenings post. Good Luck!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

May the force be with you

Not even sure what can be pulled from these but they could be cool so I'm adding them to the pile!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Read and you can win

Here's a new retail box for the Pack Stack
Will something magical fall out of here?  We will find out together next year.

I really want this blog to be about giving back to the readers. So leave a comment and one lucky commenter will receive these two gems.....
Comment by Wednesday 6pm central to have a shot!  Good Luck!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Something I like and Something I don't like

What do I like? Adding a hard to find blaster to my pack stack. This is the year that Gary Redus autos were in there. Oh, and that Mike Stanton guy
Now for something I don't like as much. Bob Walk has been silent on the blog reboot so far. Makes me nervous.


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Non Opening Day + Contest Winner!

Time to add this the pack stack
We will say this is non opening day since this will hidden away until next May!

Congratulations are in order for the first AREA 40 contest winner.......... 

Jedi Jeff

I shall begin a stack for you sir starting with the MMA cards!

Will post the next contest soon. Stay tuned!  And if you have random packs you want to unload then hollar at me and maybe we can swing a deal!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Variety is the spice

This one came courtesy of Ebay.  Hope to find a sketch or auto next May out of this
Have a good night folks!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Adding to the Pack Stack

 Got these for a song
If I remember correctly these had a couple of packs of hobby UD heroes inside from opening some way back when. I'll be able to tell you next May.  Don't forget to leave a comment and get in the running for the first AREA 40 contest on my post from two days ago!

Monday, June 11, 2018

2 more for my stash

Got these beauties as part of participating in a charity break on Top Shelf Breaks.

New packs for the stack plus a contest

Here are a couple of blasters for the horde
 Got these from the same Ebay seller for a good deal
Now for some fun. Anyone that leaves a comment by 7pm on Wednesday June 13th will be registered to win these brawlers! GOOD LUCK!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Oh and one more thing

I should add that when I have my megapack blowout next year in May that I will be giving the cards away to the blogger and twitter communities.  I will keep 10 cards and the rest will be up for grabs.  I expect dozens and dozens of hits to be available.  So stay tuned as I stack the packs for one huge blowout!

Welcome to AREA 40

I thought I could do it, I thought if I unloaded a Clemente sized can of ass whup on BWTP that I could finally walk away in peace. But the bloods still pumping in this collectors heart and I'm back.

So welcome to AREA 40.  What is the deal? What does it mean?  Well, here's the scoop. I recently turned the big 39 and one of my buddies remarked it's all downhill from here and welcome to AREA 40.  not sure I've heard that terminology before but he had enjoyed a few bourbon cordials so he may have just made it up. Either way I liked it so welcome to AREA 40.

The past few months I have been very good.  I haven't opened any packs and didn't even fall victim to Ohtani fever.  But I'm still itching and wondered how I can scratch one last time.  So I've decided on a plan inspired by a picture.
This is circa 1991 and I don't think I've ever been happier in collecting.  That many packs made me feel like a king. So I've got about 11 months until I turn 40 and I'm going to accumulate as many packs as I can.  Then I will have a huge cardboard blowout.  Maybe then I will be ready to walk away.  But for now load up the spaceship with the rocket fuel as I scrounge all over parts unknown to build the biggest pack stash I can.  There will be contests along the way as I update my progress.  I will be sticking to packs(for all sports and even non sports) from 1997 to today as that was when I re-entered the hobby in full force.  Here's the first few assortments of packs headed for my vault.

So how many packs do I want to acquire in the next year? As many as I can!  I have a number in mind but I'll release that a later date.  But for now buckle up----IM BACK