Monday, July 10, 2023

NSCC Tips, Tricks, and Hacks.

 My latest Hobby News Daily column is up, and it has to do with all things NSCC.  I'll be there, will you?

Thursday, June 15, 2023

June's HND Column.

Over on Hobby News Daily, my column for the month of June is out.  In this month's issue I ask the question, "What exactly does 'Vintage' and 'Modern' mean?"  I also call out the card companies for the constant back-dating new products.

Check it out.

Tuesday, June 06, 2023

Stale Gum on the Sports Card Nation Podcast.

I recently sat down with my friend and Hobby Hotline and Hobby News Daily colleague John Newman for an episode of his Sports Card Nation podcast.

In this episode, I discuss my Hobby upbringing, how I became a collector, and how unlike many in my generation, remained a collector into adulthood. I also discuss the BaseballCardPedia project, my role in it, how it was created, and what we hope for in the future. Listen to "Ep.234 w/ Chris Harris "Call it like we see it"" on Spreaker.

Tuesday, May 09, 2023

Hobby News Daily May Column.

My monthly column for Hobby News Daily is out.  (And if you haven't checked out Hobby News Daily yet, what's keeping you?)

In it, I have my thoughts on 2023 Bowman and why I may be the only collector left in The Hobby that could care less about this product.  I also have a few words on the upcoming 2023 Topps Heritage.

Hobby News Daily: It's the most fun you can have with your pants on.

Monday, April 17, 2023

Hobby News Daily: April, 2023

My article for April was (finally) posted on Hobby News Daily.

(It was supposed to be up last week, but that's neither here nor there.)

I have some comments on Topps' "big announcement" that was a but of a dud.  In addition, there's my thoughts on the recently concluded Mint Collective, the unforced errors BGS keeps committing, and my thoughts on the reworked Topps Big League.

Go check it out, there's a lot of neat stuff on there, and we're only getting started.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Stale Gum on Hobby News Daily

A couple of months ago, I ran into my friend and fellow Hobby Hotline co-host Danny Black, who was starting a new Hobby news website.  I asked him if he was interested in a bitter and cantankerous former baseball card blogger who could contribute one or two 800-1000 word screeds a month.

Surprisingly, he said yes.   

Anyway, my first article for Hobby News Daily is up, (I didn't come up with the headline.)  and if you were familiar with what Stale Gum was in the pre-blog years (all six of you), you'll recognize the "Chris' Notes" style format immediately.  Believe it or not, I actually praise Topps, before shitting all over them for the steaming pile that is 2022 Topps Chrome Sonic.

And after you're finished reading my first article, check out the rest of what's up on HND.  Technically, we're in "soft launch" mode for the rest of March, but there's some good stuff up there already from voices you may or may not be familiar with.