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36 Times Dope: YO! MTV Raps Box Break (Part VI)

Posted in Yo! MTV RAPS Box Break with tags , , , , , , , on February 7, 2009 by Cardboard Icons



The sixth installment of this 36-part series brings us the first appearance of the S1Ws, KRS-One and a group that has gained my respect, almost 20 years after their existence.

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Thoughts on `The Shield’ series finale

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

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If you’re a fan of The Shield and you didn’t watch the series finale Tuesday night on FX, I am sorry for ruining it for you. Then again, if you’re a fan and haven’t watched the finale, but you’re reading my blog — traditionally one about baseball cards — then maybe you’re not much of a fan. Or maybe you just can’t get enough of Cardboard Icons. It’s OK, I understand. I’ll get back to cards later, but for now enjoy my recap and thoughts on the finale of The Shield. Continue reading

Water is the Devil for card collectors

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

My mother always told me, “If it’s important to you, then get it off the floor.”  She said this several times to me when I was younger, mainly because I always had stacks of cards on the floor as I strived to have things in an orderly fashion.

Well, Sunday night, not two hours after learning about my “promotion” in the blogosphere, I learned my lesson the hard way: A hose on my washer broke free and running water spilled onto the floor of the garage, the “room” where I store the vast majority of my cards.   Continue reading