Welcome! Hi, my name is Chris and thanks for checking out my blog. I'm an artist and not a writer. So I apologize, way in advance, for my writing being sub par. Recently, I have really started collecting again on the premise that if I budget myself to twenty dollars a week I can enjoy my hobby and not get too overburdened by the amount of things out there or the cost.

My history on collecting is pretty typical, since I started in the hey day of collecting, the 80s. In fourth grade I discovered the awesomeness of collecting through some friends and was a pretty avid collector up to my sophomore year in high school. After high school, I joined the Navy for four years and then went through college. Even met an incredible girl and got married. When I would venture back home, I would drop by the local card store, and buy one or two things. That was until my Mom moved away from my hometown, which left me without my favorite little shop. I completely stopped collecting until 2001 when Ichiro came on the scene. At that point I tried to get back into collecting, but it was just too overwhelming- all the variants and cards a year plus retail and hobby being different. So I just figured a box or two a year from Target or Wal-Mart (which I now know is called a Blaster) would have to do.

My new theory on collecting seems to be going well, and when I came across Wax Heaven 's blog trying to find some information online, I was hooked on the blog community. From there I became a regular at A Cardboard Problem and Cardboard Junkie among many others. Now I hope to make some trades and friends from my hobby of collecting baseball cards.

chris OK