Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Card Bin: What Did I Find This Time?

I really enjoyed doing this post over at The Card Bin blog and I wasn't just going to leave you all hanging with it. So without further ado, another post from The Card Bin, which is what I call this this tote right here:

I think most of us collectors have that one place we store all of our extra cards that are not PC related. This is where I stick mine. I also use this as a once-in-awhile dig through to bring back memories or for a just for fun experience. I will start posting cards from this bin to show you what's hiding in there. I honestly have no idea what is in there, I only know its autographs and memorabilia cards from the past 14 years. So this should be fun for both you and I!

Onto today's find:
2009 Donruss Threads Jake Delhomme Jersey Card
Thoughts on today's find are welcomed!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Incredible Upper Deck #UDRAK Mail Day

What a morning!

About 10:30 this morning Fed Ex pulled in. I expected it to be one of the early Christmas presents I ordered for a family member but it was much more exciting than that.

This arrived:

That's right, it was an UPPER DECK RAK!! #UDRAK

I opened it up and was simply amazed. I felt like I kept digging for cardboard treasure! I was in heaven!

Inside there was 9 hobby boxes broken down to three Conference Greats, One 2014 Upper Deck CFL, One 2013 Upper Deck USA, one 2014 Flair Showcase football, one 2014 Upper Deck hockey, one 2014 Upper Deck Fleer Ultra hockey, and one 2013 Upper Deck Black Basketball.

Also in the lot was 13 packs of 2013 Fleer Retro autograph packs, 16 packs of 2013 Sp Authentic football, and 11 packs of 2013-2014 Sp Authentic Basketball. There was also 3 2014 Upper Deck National Sets. As for showing you what was in the boxes and packs, you will have to wait til Monday posts to find that out. Believe me, some you will WANT to see.

Also hiding in the loaded box,  was one Upper Deck 25th anniversary pen, one Upper Deck pin drive, and 5 Upper Deck 25th anniversary shirts. Like I said, wow!

There were also these two oversized autographed cards in there. One of Keenan Allen, the other of Melvin Ingram. Pretty sweet! I have been wanting an Allen auto!

Then I found this in there. This is a really cool piece to add to my collection. I like the not-everyday type of cards. AND IT'S AUTOGRAPHED!

Then came the epic finish. One like no other....a thick autographed poster of MY MAN Ken Griffey Jr! WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!! What a centerpiece for my PC!
I can't thank Upper Deck enough. I am still shaking as I type this and words cannot express my gratitude. And to be honest, I teared up a little. Yes, I am a man who can admit to that.

Before I finish this post I must also say, because of Upper Deck's generosity with me, I will be giving away some of the cards I pulled in 2015 . So be ready for those giveaways!

Once again, THANK YOU UPPER DECK. I must also say thank you to Chris Carlin. You rock and you are THE MAN! You have made my year in a year that should be all about you and your 25th anniversary! Happy 25th Anniversary, here's to many more and thank you so much again for the SICK #UDRAK. You will always get my support!

Sidelined $25 Appreciation Certificate Giveaway Winner!

First off I must thank Family Christian for this contest and I hope you guys do the same. Then I want to thank everyone for entering as this is the biggest amount of entries yet in a contest I have done with Family Christian. It's still not where I think we can get, but I think God is slowly working in bringing you guys here to enter these contests.

Well, that's see who won!

There were 13 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. the bowl cut kid
  2. skunkman
  3. Mark DeBarge
  4. Ronald Robinson
  5. Dennis (Seahawksfan605)
  6. Scott N.
  7. Belinda
  8. RandomGuy13
  9. tony Ragsdale
  10. neckcutta17
  12. Jonathan Hoffman
  13. Tracy LeVeaux
Timestamp: 2014-11-25 11:45:19 UTC
You have randomized this list 7 times.

Congrats to the bowl cut kid! Please email me at with your address and I will pass that info onto Family Christian.

Thanks again for everyone who entered. There may be more Family Christian contests in the future so stay tuned!

Upper Deck NPN Mail Day: 2013 USA Football WITH MUST SEE PATCH

There is nothing better than getting a unexpected mail day and when that mail day is an Upper Deck NPN (no purchase necessary) mail day, you know it's going to be good. This particular one is from the 2013 USA Football.

I think this is probably the sickest patch I own. This is also a great card to have because it's Upper Deck's version of a prospecting product. This one is football. You just never know who could turn big.

Have you ever received an Upper Deck NPN mail day? What's the best card you have gotten?

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hobby Break 'Em:1995 Topps Finest Series 1 Football Pack

With my obsession with everything 90's collecting, when placing my order at Steel City Collectibles, I had to make it to the $99 for the free shipping. I was roughly $2 short from what I needed so I decided to search the site for deals on 90's cards. That's when I stumbled upon this for $1.99 a pack:

1995 Topps Finest Football comes with 7 cards per pack for $1.99. These cards were as the package claims them, "High Tech" for that era. It was another preview of things to come that would soon become chromed. The design of the base cards was very "electric".

One of the cool things that I enjoyed about Topps Finest from the 90's was the protective film they put over the cards protecting them from scratches and fingerprints. You will see this in the gallery. Also in case you were wondering, no, I never peel the protective coating off. It may have to do with protecting the card or have to do with my OCD.Either way, the protection stays on.

Now onto the gallery!

Loved watching this guy play:

This guy never wore a silver glove on one hand....

Overall, I was pretty happy. I was really hoping to pull a refractor but the nostalgia alone was worth the $2 to me. Sometimes, it's not always about the value.

Let me know your thoughts on this break. I am always curious how others feel about 90's collecting. Especially those of you readers who missed this amazing era.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Peyton Plays With Flair, Now I have Flair With Peyton

Once again I was scouring the internet looking for 90's sport card deals when I stumbled upon a marked down 1998 Flair Football Row 3 set on dacardworld I knew I had to have. I mean, it was only $22!

Before I show you a small, but amazing gallery of the set I must first note I am glad that no cards in the set were damaged. For the second time in a row, I have had an issue with the way that dacardworld ships their items. Yes, this white box was packed inside of another box, but the cards inside of this box were being tossed about through the USPS system during shipping due to the fact that they only stuck in ONE foam piece for protection. I mean, come on man, look at the inside of the box??!! Does that look like a safe way to ship them?? At least they stuck the two important cards inside toploaders. But still, to me, you need to ship THEM ALL safely. You are a big and rich corporation! Foam is cheap! You needed at least five pieces or use a smaller box!!

Now that my rant is over, let's get to seeing this gallery!

The only two Giants in the set.

Randy Moss rookie card!

Here is Peyton! My second rookie card pickup of his in consecutive weeks.
I really like this set pickup. As you know by now, I have been trying to complete the 2014 Flair Showcase version which is eerily similar to this one. Just check it out:

There are a few differences between now and then but Upper Deck did a good job with trying to match it. I hope they continue to bring back the Fleer brands. 

Let me hear your thoughts on my latest pickup and addition to my 90's collection.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

WINNER Of The Player Of The Day FINALE Beckham Auto!

I can't believe another year of me hosting the Player Of The Day contest is over.

There was some really fun contests along the way in what turned out to be my biggest year yet!! Thanks everyone for showing up with your entries, your pictures and for spreading the word on the contest. This kind of support is what keeps this contest coming back every year.

Another thing I like about this contest other than it giving back to my readers, is the fact it brings in new readers. I hope all of you stay on board because there is plenty of cardboard talk ahead!

Without further ado and further of me rambling on, here is the FINALE of Player Of The Day's winner.

There were 24 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. KMH
  3. Dennis (Seahawksfan605)
  4. @markloftus9677
  5. JJ Ham
  6. Justin C
  7. barry
  8. Ronald Robinson
  9. the bowl cut kid
  10. john sarginson
  11. @mikeyz84
  12. Scott N.
  13. Leslie C.
  14. neckcutta17
  15. tony Ragsdale
  16. @harrisonepstein
  17. Travis Leflar
  18. Tracy LeVeaux
  20. @WickedMikee87
  21. shean poppenhager
  22. HobbyBoxMan
  23. Jason Swope
  24. NYGFan88
Timestamp: 2014-11-22 12:45:53 UTC
You have randomized this list 7 times.

Congrats to KMH! You have won the Odell Beckham auto so please email me at with your address so I can get this out to you next week. Also something else to note, for some of you there is a minor shipping delay on your POD prizes so next week I will be able to get out what hasn't been mailed yet. I have spent a lot on shipping prizes out in this contest and the #SCCGivesBack packages so I am having to delay to paydays to get these out now.

Also, KMH, if you are willing to trade this to me, please include that in your email as well. If not, I won't hold it against you......or will I. JK.

Once again thank you to everyone who turned out for the biggest year yet in 2014. Let's hope I can host it again in 2015 and make that the biggest year ever!


Another post in the series Hobby Topics. This is not so much a post for us to comment about or give our opinions on, this is your chance to let your voice be heard on a variety of topics in the hobby. We are leaving the floor open to you! So comment away! But please no language and keep your answer clean as we do have a younger following as well.

Today's Topic: Complete Sets. Do you buy completed sets or do you build your own? What are your thoughts on set collecting? Do you collect any older sets? What set is your biggest accomplishment?

Let's hear your thoughts!