OK, I know what you are thinking. Way too many baseball card blogs on here lately. Well as that is true, this review is more of a giant thank you to the author of Wax Heaven blog. As many of you know I started my sports card blog earlier this week Awesomely Bad Wax, and thanks to Mario for single handedly making my hit counts jump from none to over 200 in 4 days. Wax Heaven is your one stop shop for all things baseball card related. It’s updated quite frequently, anywhere to 3-4 times a day which is real nice, when you are hoping to find something new to read. Since it is a WordPress based blog, it’s fairly easy to navigate and his readers leave many comments which is real nice to have on your blog (hint, hint, nudge, nudge). He discusses everything from prospect watch to eBay auctions to reviewing new card sets. He is very accessible, I have exchanged emails with him a few times and he takes his time when writing for his blog. The site is a great idea, and I hope it springboards him to a regular role on the Beckett card site. Since I know he would love to have that.
As I am now out of the closet about my sports card and memorabilia collection, I will now lead you to a great card and memorabilia website; Checkout My Cards. It is a site that just specializes in sports card auctions. Ebay is great and I think it has it’s place but the prices aren’t as good as what you could get on a one on one negotiation. When I was younger I loved going to card shows, prentending I was a dealer and getting some amazing deals on cards. I got 50 Kirby Pucket 1985 Donruss cards for 100 bucks. So go and buy like a dealer, half off most cards.
I have been deciding internally for weeks now if I should post this site. I mean on one hand it’s a great site for deals on sports cards. On the other hand, it completely outs me as a sports card and memoribilia geek. It goes like this, you are at work and you turn to one of your friends, who you are comfortable with and say, I found this great site for buying baseball cards. He then looks at you and asks your age. Then you are the butt of jokes, for days / weeks / months to come. That’s why I perfer to stay in the closet when it comes to displaying my fondness for collecting cards. My wife knows, and hates my addiction, my family also knows (my dad made me the collector animal I am today). Now I have outed myself to you, I chemgod and a compuksive card buying fool. And what not to like about Totally-Cards, they throw cards on 50% of Beckett price, when they sell, the next cards go on. It’s a card collector’s dream, like Woot for car collectors. So dust off your binders and get your lucite cases ready cause here come some seriously great deals.
I’ve been collecting baseball cards ever since I was a wee chemgod. Most of my cards are worthless, but because I’m someone who can’t throw anything away, I have them all. This site is a list of worthless cards and one man’s funny comments about each one. Here is an example:
From that day forward, Dave Smith made sure that, whenever he took a nap in the bullpen during a day game, the bullpen coach rolled him over every two innings to even out his sunburn.
The website is called Joe Sports fan’s worthless baseball card collection. The comments are hysterical, great way to feel better about your card collection. Give it a try and I think You will agree with me.