Moving again…

This blog moving is already getting as old as moving in real life.

I’ve made the decision to move over to blogspot solely so that I can register the blog in a larger card-collecting community.  All of my other blogs will stay here at WordPress, so don’t worry.

Here’s the new address for My Cardboard Habit:

Thanks, and sorry for the ruckus!


My very first Roberto “Bob” Clemente

I went to Wichita Falls, Texas, today for a meeting.  While up there, I stopped in at the Collector’s Den, the only card shop in the city. I was hoping to get my hands on a hobby box of Gypsy Queen to work on my set, but someone (one person) had already purchased everything he had – TWO CASES!!!  That’s nuts!

However, while I was there, I spotted this beauty for a mere $25:



I’m torn on this one.  I’m definitely sending it in to get graded (I’m guessing a 3 or 4 grade, due to creasing and fraying of the edges). But I’m not sure if I am going to keep it or trade it away.  If you want it, make me an offer – maybe there is something out there that I can’t resist.

Some recent additions to my 2013 Gypsy Queen set

Right now, my focus has been building a set of 2013 Gypsy Queen cards, including inserts, relics and signatures.  Not going to be easy (or cheap) to get one of everything, but it’s worth a shot, right?

Here are my latest additions to the relic set.  An hour on eBay netted me these Ranger relics, and I still have a couple to come.


I also received some cards from William over at foul bunt.  He sent me these gems for a 2013 Gypsy Queen Adam Jones Mini Framed Relic. This is way more than I expected, so William, if you’re reading, I am working on putting together some more stuff to send your way!

Swag pack from William at foul bunt

Swag pack from William at foul bunt

And so it begins….

Lately, I have found myself getting back into my first true childhood hobby – baseball card collecting.  It’s becoming a habit, purchasing packs every time I go to the store, searching ebay for cards I’m missing a rare hits…I’ve got the fever.

I originally thought I was just going to make a new page for my other (out-of-date) blog (that is going to be revamped soon), The Infield Grass.  But, after some consideration last night, I’ve decided just to start this blog in an effort to keep my love of the Rangers separate from my love of baseball cards.

So, in the coming days, this blog will be worked on and tuned to be my depository of baseball card glory.  Feel free to take a look around.