Saturday, November 22, 2014

A Tour of My Man Cave

I've seen several bloggers do tours of their Man Cave / Card Rooms in the past and I've decided its time to show of "O" NO!!! World Headquarters.  It's only taken me nearly 5 years and over 500 posts to get around to it!

Here on the left is where the bulk of my tradebait is located as well as my complete sets.  You can see down on the bottom 2 shelves my "Lifetime" Topps collection.  All of the base sets from 1983 thru 2013 and the update sets from 2005 thru 2013.  I haven't started 2014 really seriously yet so if anybody has extras, please let me know.

The middle shelves with the 6 3200 count boxes is where all of my commons are held.  I can help out on bunches of sets from 1988 thru 2014. I used to have about 15 or 16 boxes of commons but I either donated, gave away, or even sold of a bunch of extra stuff I didn't need.

On the top shelf is where I have tradebait sorted by teams.  In these boxes is where you'll find star players as well as inserts, parallels, relics and even a few autograph cards.

This Rubbermaid container is where I keep all of my shipping supplies.  You can see all of the yellow bubble mailers inside.  There's also my tape dispenser, index cards, and envelopes inside.

This rack is where most of my Orioles PC is housed.

Here on the top shelf is a box of odds and ends Orioles stuff as well as trade bait.  I seem to acquire a fair amount of trade bait from my own team.  Next to that box is the relic box where all the bits of jerseys and bats are.  On the far right is where all of the Orioles autographs are housed.

The next shelf down is where my Ultimate Rookie card binder (more on that in an upcoming post) and my Star Players binder is.  The 2 binders on the right are empty at this point in time.

The next 2 shelves is where my Orioles Team Set binders reside.  Each team set is in a binder categorized in alphabetical order by year.

The bottom shelf is where a my favorite Orioles players binders live.  The unmarked binders the the right of those also house player collections like Adam Jones, Chris Tillman, Manny Machado, and Chris Hoiles to name a few.  There's also my "One card of Every Oriole" binder, my "Failed Orioles Prospect" Binder, and my "Orioles Parallel Insanity" binder.  More on those later.

We'll stop here for now and I'll finish it off in part 2.


  1. Sweet set up, Ryan.
    Especially "Shipping Central"

  2. Thanks for the tour! I really like how organized everything is!

  3. Great man cave! I love the's something I strive for but definitely haven't had happen 100% yet!

  4. This is unreal. I wish I had 1/100th of your organizing skills.

  5. Wow, I need to get on your level man. Actually going to a show tomorrow mainly to buy boxes (yeah right)

  6. Fantastic! You've actually given me a few ideas as I wrap up my man cave Ryan. I like how you've done everything.