Sunday, April 26, 2015

THIS vs THAT Battle 3

Time for Part 3! In Part 2, Stadium Club survived the lack of votes but it's the photography that seems to be advancing it. Will Stadium Club up it's win streak to three? Will they fall? Who will win is ALL UP TO YOU!!

So here is the lowdown on this NEW fun card game!

I thought it would be fun to do a BATTLE OF THE..... CAAAAAAAAARDS (picture a deep voice and drawn out ending). If any of you watch SportsCenter, you would know they have a segment called the Best Of The Best where they pin two of the best plays against one another. One play may have been from previous days in a row against a new one. The goal is to narrow down the best. Well, I want to do a Best Of The Best card version but mine is called This vs That.

Here is how this is going to work.
  1. I will put a post up such as this one and you will have one week to vote on one card or the other by telling me in comments which one you like more. 
  2. There will be one card from the 90's, one card from the 2000's. 
  3. There will be a variety of sports versing one another. This contest isn't to pin sport vs sport. 
  4. Voting is based upon the OVERALL card and looking at things such as design, creativity, photography and eye appeal. Don't judge a card because it's an autograph or jersey card vs a base card. This "contest" is to see which card is OVERALL better and not just because it's signed or has someone's memorabilia. Same goes for the inserts vs the base. I will try my best to make them the fairest I see possible.
  5. After a week of voting, the card with the most votes moves on to face another card. 
  6. A card that loses cannot be brought back nor can its design.Example is if I use the 1993-1994 Stadium Club hockey card design, I cannot use the 1994 Stadium Club football card design later on as they are most likely the same thing. The designs on the cards must be different.
  7. I will keep a tally on which cards have won and how many times they have won at the top of the next weeks post.
I am not sure when I will end the overall "contest", maybe by the end of the year, let's see how many voters show up first. But, the goal is to see which card ends up being the best and which era gets more wins.

Now let's move onto the next round of This vs That!

90's vs 2000's
90's 2 Wins
2000's 0 Wins

STREAKS
1993-1994 Stadium Club First Day Issue        2

THIS
1993-1994 Stadium Club First Day Issue


VS


THAT



Put your vote in below in comments on which card you like best, OVERALL.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

LOADED Trade Mail Day From @GregorioGuindon

What started out as a conversation with one person that I thought may be interested in a 8x10 Panini Sammy Watkins autograph, turned into a conversation with another person and a completed trade.

My conversation began with @dpalagi518 who I started a discussion with to trade the Watkins. In the midst of our convesation, he suggested that I go discuss my trading piece with @GregorioGuindon who was collecting Watkins and might enjoy it for his man cave wall.

Trusting @dpalagi518 suggestion, I started my trade talk with @GregorioGuindon and we were able to work out a trade pretty fast. I also added in a few other cards in the trade as well. I was happy with what I was receiving that the fact that I was able to find someone who would enjoy the Watkins more than myself.

Not only did the trade happen fast, so didn't the arrival of the mail day from the trade. Here is my score:

(You must have guessed that more Andre Williams were involved)

This one is numbered to 49. I love the look of it with the rainbow shine.

A Spectra rookie/jersey auto

One of my very few Topps Triple Threads cards. This is a nice addition however the auto seems to get lost in that big gold box lol.

Then this sick patch auto. Look at that patch!!

All of these Williams were new adds as well.

Not only did he trade me those, he threw in some FREEBIES!

Some numbered goodies here including two Damontre Moore rookies. I really hope he takes off this year

And also a Eli and Plax jersey cards. I really miss watching these two hook up in the Red Zone. If only Plax hadn't made one mistake in his life who knows where his career would be right now. Anyways, it's my first jersey card of his as well.
A big thanks goes out to @dpalagi518 for suggesting I go make a trade with @GregorioGuindon. And a HUGE thanks goes out to @GregorioGuindon for being an awesome trading partner who is now added to my trade circle. Thanks again for the extras as well. Much appreciated!!

If you have Twitter and are not following either of these guys, you better go click that follow button. Great guys and highly suggested trading partners.

One More Card Off My Want List

Every preseason there seems to be that one standout player that you weren't expecting. And if you watched the preseason in 2014, you know the one name you heard continuously, Corey Washington.

This guy was making Odell Beckham type catches in the preseason and was someone I looked forward to seeing on the field in 2014 as he seemed to be the WR/Red Zone piece the Giants were missing. However, he fell down the depth chart with players like Preston Parker stepping up and the game-changer that turned out to be Odell Beckham and all of a sudden you have a forgotten guy. A guy who led all receivers in receiving yards in the preseason and who I thought would become a household name.

I never forgot about him. Nor did I forget about the amazing plays he made. I remembered what happened in 2010 when Victor Cruz came onto the scene and ripped defenses apart in the 2010 preseason before sustaining an injury. Fast forward and see where Victor Cruz is now (with the exception of last years season ending injury), he is a Pro Bowler.

Will Corey Washington be able to make an impact in 2015 for the Giants? Hard to tell. The G-men have much depth at the position and he has at least Cruz, Beckham, Randle and newest Giant Dwayne Harris ahead of him. He has truly got to have another standout preseason and training camp to prove his worth and maybe save himself a roster spot. If for some reason he doesn't make the Giants roster, I would be surprised if he doesn't land elsewhere.

Despite his lack of playing time in 2014, he is still a Giant at this point and I found it worth at least picking up his rookie autograph at a cheap price. Cause you just never know.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Another One? Yes, Of Course!

No, this is not a repeat post. This is a totally new card but the same card. Confusing huh?

When I had the opportunity to add a piece of baseball card history to my collection again this time at a much cheaper price, I couldn't go wrong. So, once again, another Rey Ordonez 1997 Upper Deck Game Jersey Card. Not as nice of a swatch as the first time, but still a nice card.


And if you had forgotten what the first card looked like, here it is again.
I still need to chase down a Gwynn, very cheap on Dacardworld but I haven't had the chance to get it yet. Of course I would need the Griffey too, in order to have the set. In the meantime, I will bask in these two.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Breakin Wax:1995 Score Football 3-Pack Break

1995 Score Football. You either love the design or hate it. No matter how you feel about it, it's still a fun rip. I, honestly, like the design. I can't tell you what it is I like about it, but there is just something that catches my attention. Of course the memories of opening this may contribute to that as well.

In each hobby pack of 1995 Score Football, there are 12 cards per pack. I found my packs for $1.99 each on eBay.

The design is pretty simple. A bordered card featuring a player and team logo that is "torn" into the card.

Back of the base card

What some may not have paid attention to back in 1995 was the fact this was Jeff Blake's rookie card. Some of you are like Jeff Blake? Jeff Blake was a QB for many teams starting out with the Jets, known mostly for his time with the Bengals where he put up some decent numbers and ending his career in 2005 with the Bears.

There were subsets as well such as checklists, I wonder away with em. So much easier to do sets that way. Star Struck is the other subset.

Rookie cards looked a bit cool. Here comes Napoleon Kafuman busting up the middle of your card!

In my three packs, I landed 2 of these 1:4 Red Siege parallels including a John Elway one.

Back of the parallels. These were done in simpler times when we were told what they were. Now-a-days parallels are a bit more challenging. Especially refractors and if they are not numbered.
Overall, not too bad. The Elway Red Siege saved the break. However, that's not why I opened these. It wasn't to make a buck. It was for fun and that I had. Isn't that what the hobby is all about?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

#PWEPayItFoward CONTEST Prize 2

SORRY NO PICTURE, BUT YOU WILL WIN A 3-5 CARD LOT (depending on team) OF YOUR FAVORITE BASEBALL TEAM CARDS! THE LOT WILL CONSIST OF STARS AND INSERTS.
  • You are entering to win the card(s) pictured
  • This contest is only open to U.S. Residents ONLY! Or if you are outside the U.S. but have a shipping address in the U.S. that works too! I apologize but shipping costs are too crazy for me.
  • Prize will be shipped in a PWE (Plain White Envelope)
  • Sport Card Collectors blog WILL NOT be held responsible for lost, stolen or damaged mail. I will send it the best way protected I can. After it leaves my hands, it's up to USPS to get it to you.
  • This contest will run for one week and end on 4/29/15 by 8:00 pm e.t.
  • A winner will be announced RIGHT HERE IN COMMENTS on 4/30/15
  • After a winner is chosen, that winner has 7 days to claim it or it will be given away in a future contest
TO ENTER:
  • (Since I copied and pasted and messed up my entry method on the two contests) I switched this entry for the other one. So to enter this MLB contest, tell me which NBA team could make a surprise run to the Finals
  • GOOD LUCK TO ALL ENTRANTS!

#PWEPayItFoward CONTEST Prize 1

 
  • You are entering to win the card(s) pictured
  • This contest is only open to U.S. Residents ONLY! Or if you are outside the U.S. but have a shipping address in the U.S. that works too! I apologize but shipping costs are too crazy for me.
  • Prize will be shipped in a PWE (Plain White Envelope)
  • Sport Card Collectors blog WILL NOT be held responsible for lost, stolen or damaged mail. I will send it the best way protected I can. After it leaves my hands, it's up to USPS to get it to you.
  • This contest will run for one week and end on 4/29/15 by 8:00 pm e.t.
  • A winner will be announced RIGHT HERE IN COMMENTS on 4/30/15
  • After a winner is chosen, that winner has 7 days to claim it or it will be given away in a future contest
TO ENTER:
  • Just leave a comment telling me which MLB team has surprised you the most so far this season whether it be in a good or bad way
  • GOOD LUCK TO ALL ENTRANTS!

My First Dave Brown Autograph

Was he one of the greatest Giants quarterbacks, no, not by a long shot. Did I need his autograph still? Absolutely.

Dave Brown QB'd the NY Giants from 92-97 with many awful performances and seasons. His best was probably 1994 when he went on to claim the starting QB position leading them to a winning record. It only went down from there.He was a much better College QB at Duke than he was a QB in the NFL, but to me, once a Giant, always a Giant no matter what.

I was searching for more 1990's card adds when I stumbled on this card for $1.99. I couldn't say no. I really liked these autographs in the 90's, however you had to make sure to store them correctly from the sunlight or the auto would fade, and it being a Giant made the card more desirable. I also didn't have a Dave Brown auto yet either so that helped. This to me covered to PC areas in 90's cards and Giants.