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Stumbling Upon Heroes in Unlikely Places – Jim Henson(0)

May 16, 2010

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Jim Henson. It was a shock to me then and I still find myself at a loss at times even today. I never met the man and rarely saw him speak out of character. But I still regard Jim Henson as one of the most influential […]

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I Wish Ken Griffey Jr. Would Punch Spider-Man in the Head

I can’t recall a card having more synergy than the 1998 Skybox Dugout Axcess Superheroes inserts. Produced at a time when Marvel owned Fleer, the cards match up a superstar with a superhero. The connections range from the hokey (Alex Rodriguez, a Seattle Mariner with Namor, the Sub Mariner) to the slam-over-you-head obvious (Cal Ripken […]

An Addition to the E.T. Sketch Card Collection (Part 1)

My pruny friend E.T. will probably never see himself on another trading card set ever again. As much as I hate to admit it, his time has past. But that isn’t stopping me from slowly building up a collection of commissioned sketch cards. Last week saw two additions to the collection, officially doubling it. The […]

A Date with the True 90s Diamond King

I was certain last season was going to be Ken Griffey Jr’s last. I also wanted oh so badly to make a short hop across the Juan de Fuca Strait and see him play while visiting my family back home in Victoria last summer. In both instances, it wasn’t meant to be. Thankfully. Now I’m […]


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