Monthly Archives: January 2016

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How To Buy Vintage Watches

By | 2016-01-31T09:32:22+00:00 January 31st, 2016|Blog|

As noted in my previous article about buying pre-owned watches, the market for truly "vintage" watches is something quite different from that for relatively young "pre-owned" watches. Any watch made before 1990 could be considered vintage, although some collectors put the maximum year of "vintage" at 1980 or even earlier. I\'d like to use 1990

Rich Camarillo

By | 2016-12-23T20:17:46+00:00 January 30th, 2016|Blog|

Even in a 46 to 10 thrashing there is hope. It doesn’t seem that way in retrospect, but as you’re living through it—and this goes for life too—you’ll constantly be buoyed by possibilities, even as they transform more and more into preposterous myths. For example, the Patriots took a lead in Super Bowl XX, and [...]

Mail Day Autographs – Harold Jackson

By | 2016-12-23T20:17:46+00:00 January 30th, 2016|Blog|

Harold Jackson (Patriots 1978-1981, 1987)(Patriots WR Coach 1985-1989)Harold was let go last October from his coaching job at Jackson State University after a 1-4 start, so I had to wait to see if he would pick up signing again from his home in California. He did.Returned in 21 days from his home in Los Angeles, [...]

DACW Live Big Game Squares contest

By | 2016-12-23T20:17:46+00:00 January 30th, 2016|Blog|

DACW Live will be holding a special contest during the lead up to the Super Bowl. They have selected ten group breaks to give away spots on the DACW Live Big Game Squares Board. During each break ten random slot holders will be given a square on the board. The ten breaks that will have [...]

Player Profile: Matt Allegra

By | 2016-12-23T20:17:46+00:00 January 30th, 2016|Blog|

I have one card of Matt Allegra, from 2002 Bowman.Playing career: Outfielder Matt Allegra played eight seasons of professional baseball, mostly in the Oakland organization. In 732 games he hit .247 with 89 HR and 414 RBI.Where he is now: Works in business development for Florida Catastrophe Corp., and is an assistant baseball coach at [...]

Quarter Box Quartet – All-Time Greats

By | 2016-12-23T20:17:46+00:00 January 30th, 2016|Blog|

While I put the finishing touches on a trade post that I don\'t want to rush, today you get to experience my inability to stay focused in the form of a quarter box quartet. As is generally the case, all of these came from the miscellaneous quarter bins at my local card shop. Pretty timely [...]

2015 Topps Fire Football preview

By | 2016-12-23T20:17:46+00:00 January 30th, 2016|Blog|

UPDATE (JANUARY 29): Topps Fire has no redemptions. All autographs will be live. With a successful launch in 2014, Topps Fire Football returns for a second season in 2015. Once again Topps has chosen artist Tyson Beck to create the stunning designs for Fire. Hobby boxes of 2015 Topps Fire Football will contain two autographs [...]

Rich Camarillo

By | 2016-12-23T20:17:47+00:00 January 30th, 2016|Blog|

Even in a 46 to 10 thrashing there is hope. It doesn’t seem that way in retrospect, but as you’re living through it—and this goes for life too—you’ll constantly be buoyed by possibilities, even as they transform more and more into preposterous myths. For example, the Patriots took a lead in Super Bowl XX, and [...]

Turn on Vin Scully Avenue

By | 2016-12-23T20:17:47+00:00 January 30th, 2016|Blog|

This is wonderful news.Although Mr. Scully himself would likely scoff at the honor, I am sure every Dodger fan throughout the country will cheer the distinction. As of 11:34 this morning the street leading into the main gates of Dodger Stadium, Elysian Park Avenue, will now be called Vin Scully Avenue. As has been widely [...]