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Cardboard Icons author in video interview about hobby, collection

Posted in Commentary, Misc. with tags , , , , , on August 26, 2016 by Cardboard Icons

Late last week Patrick at hit me up about doing an “on-camera” interview with him about the hobby. I paused initially because for years I was the one asking questions, not the one answering them. And for so long I had this phobia of being in front of the camera. But after some thought I decided to do the interview. And I’m glad I did.

It’s a 30-minute video, edited down from our hour-long discussion,  The audio on my end starts out low but does get better. We touch on my history in the hobby, why I collect what I do, some discussion about the state of our hobby and so forth.  Give it a watch (or listen) at your leisure. It was a lot of fun to do.

And if you’ve never seen Radicards, take an opportunity to check it out.  There are dozens of interviews like mine sitting there waiting to be watched, which is somewhat unique because we don’t often get to see people talking about the hobby other than when they are busting wax.

Thanks for reading (or in this case watching),

Ben, Cardboard Icons.

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Big Trades Knock Out More Than 200 Wants

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , on November 15, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

tradeJust wanted to drop a quick thanks to Patrick from “It’s Just Old Cardboard” and Jason from “Bozeman Breaker” for their large trades. With the help of these two individuals, I was able to knock out about 220 cards from my set wants, and add some new Red Sox to my collection. There are a few other trades in the works. If you’ve contacted me about anything, rest assured a return e-mail is coming. Also, the trade list is being updated as I write this.