*About The Author


Cardboard Icons is penned by former newspaper journalist Ben Aguirre, who worked for 10 years in the San Francisco Bay area media market. He is a card collector of 32 years and is a former Contributing Writer for Beckett Media.

The Cardboard Icons blog was birthed on July 3, 2008, and to date has seen more than a quarter million page views.  The blog’s signature series is “Thrift Treasures,” which documents collectibles and sports-related items (usually cards) found at thrift stores, flea markets, garage sales, antique stores, etc. You can view parts of the series here.

The author routinely shares thoughts via Twitter @cardboardicons. Views expressed here and on Twitter are those of the author, and no a reflection of any employer or entity other than this site. This blog is an independent endeavor.

2 Responses to “*About The Author”

  1. Submarine Shane Says:

    I saw from your post on Mario’s site (Wax Heaven) that you needed some of the Sweet Spot base cards. I clicked your name and was directed over to your site. I also see that you need some A&G from this past release.
    I am Shane (Submarine Shane) from Wax Heaven. I send all of my box break info to Mario and he started a section called “Man on the Street”..thats me.
    I bust alot of wax so I constantly have a ton of singles laying around. If you need them for set building I would be more than happy to send them to you. Let me know if your above “want lists” are current. Also let me know which cards you need from the current Sweet Spot.


  2. len calderone Says:

    I just came across your blog-it’s amazing!When it comes to baseball you could be my twin.
    I have about 200 Topps 62/63 Season cards-the vast majority in near mint condition.I’m looking to trade duplicates for Dodgers-Mets-Yankees.
    Are you interested?If not,can you tell me how I can find card shows in Los Angeles-I’m not having any luck.

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