Sunday, March 1, 2015

This Week On Sport Card Collectors Blog

Welcome! Today is all about celebration! Sport Card Collectors turns 3 today. More on that today in a post.

As for the rest of the week, it's as simple as it gets here .

Monday, as promised, I will be doing a Breakin Wax on 1997 Topps Screenplays baseball and rest of the week is what I am calling, Grady M mail day week! Yup, that's right. I received another one of his epic packages, this one by far the biggest, on Friday. Wait til you see what I found in there especially on the finale one. This package was sooooo big, I had to move the original posts that I had for this week to next week!

So thanks for stopping by and hope to see you come back to check out another amazing week.

God Bless,
SCC

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Spring/Summer Of Sorting!

For the first time in my 20+ years of collecting, I have decided to change the way I sort things.

Just like anyone else who collects, you always take out certain cards for your PC and leave the rest to either sell or trade. The problem with me is, I keep the rest along with what I take out. You may call that hoarding or if you are like me, you would call it collecting. Either way, it's the rest I need to focus on re-sorting. Right now with the leftovers I sort them by number, year, brand and label them in boxes. This is obviously a time consuming way to do it, which is why I am going to switch things up a bit.

What do I plan on doing instead? It's as simple as taking out the star players and sorting the rest by teams. Doesn't get any easier than that.That way when I go to look something up or find something for someone, I will know exactly where to go. I will be using index cards in big count boxes to keep them separated.

I also figured while I am digging my collection apart, I would take care of a couple other projects as well such as sorting my rookies for basketball and baseball by team like I have in football. I have been struggling looking for certain players without them being by team and with multiple binders it is not an easy task.

I will try to post an update on my huge summer/spring project as I go. It will be a long daunting task but hopefully it will pay off in the end. However, I may find some fun cards to show off along the way for you guys which I am pretty sure you would be excited about.

By the way, do you guys think it's a good idea to undo all of my cards by number, year and brand or should I keep it that way? Or do you agree that I need to switch things up Opinions are always welcomed!

Friday, February 27, 2015

CAPTION THIS CARD!

This card is crying out for a Caption.

Leave a caption below for this card. Please keep it free of language and clean please for our younger audience!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

This Mail Day Is On FIIIIIIIIIIIRRREEE!

Back in the fall, Topps began to release images of an upcoming product called Topps Fire. Now, usually I am not into products like this and at first was not impressed. But, as more and more images began to come out, there was just something eye appealing about it and I knew someway or another that I needed to get some cards from it. That's when I saw @RJDUB81 post his results from a case break last week he had participated in with that product in which he had his team, the Broncos and mine, the Giants. He not only had tremendous results including an Odell Beckham Jr. autograph, but had other cards that I really wanted as well.

I immediately contacted him about a trade and we figured one out within a couple of days in which we both were extremely happy with. I couldn't quite pull the Odell autograph away as he already had plans with it, but I did get some tremendous cards anyways and couldn't wait for them to come.

Well, today was the day they arrived! Now let's see what I was so excited about!

First up, he sent me a team set of the Broncos


Then one of the Giants including my new main PC guy Andre Williams

Here is the Odell rookie. I like the team color schemes they did and the blue with the Giants, but I find the way Odell is posed in this one not great. It makes him disappear on the card. I would rather have seen a full photo on this.

Then included some parallels. They look great too.

And the inserts. I think these look great. I think they could have even pushed these a bit further by adding a "raised" feature to the items in the background. That would have taken them to another level!

Same with these. A "raised" feature would have been cool.


Now onto the hits portion of this mail day.

A nice looking jersey card of Williams to the PC. A design like this helps take away the fact its a plain white swatch.

And an auto!!! Looks tremendous!

Now a really sick patch that's numbered to 15! It's also Odell to boot!! Nice looking patch against the color scheme.

And my favorite card of them all, the Andre Williams auto/patch!
A really nice mail day overall with 5 new Andre Williams to that PC and a sick looking Odell patch.
Also, now that I have some of these cards in hand, I am even more impressed with the product!

A big thanks goes out to @RJDUB81 for the trade! I look forward to doing future deals with you.

PC Masterpiece:2001 Upper Deck Legends Of New York Yogi Berra ('53 Banner Seasons)

In 2001, Upper Deck dedicated a product to the New York baseball teams Mets and Yankees called Upper Deck Legends Of New York. As the product is called, it sums up all of the legends in those teams histories.

This is one of my favorite cards from the set. I really like the photograph of Yogi they used, the text and the layout of the card. Another thing I like about these base card is the "fuzz" feel in the writing Yankees. I don't know what it is about the fuzz that catches my attention, but it just adds another fun feature to the card.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

HOBBY TOPIC

This series is all about you, the readers. My opinion is mum on every subject, however, you guys have the open mic per say on here. So without further ado, here is today' topic:

HOBBY TOPIC THIS WEEK!

 Social Media and the internet. Has social media and the internet helped or hurt the hobby?

Leave your thoughtful comments below!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

90's Flashback:1998 Topps "97 World Series" Moises Alou

In what was a very memorable 1997 World Series between the Indians and the Marlins, in which was the Marlins first championship,fTopps commemorated the Series the following year in their 1998 Topps product. They produced these cards with some silver foil so they stood out amongst the base. Something I wished Topps would do again.

This card in particular, is from Game 7 and celebrates Moises Alou's big home run in the fourth inning which was the key of the game to help the Marlins win.


Monday, February 23, 2015

Double The Trade, Double The Fun Mail Day

For someone who had never traded online before, I have really expanded on that. In the last few days alone I have accomplished four trades with two more in the works. Most of these trades are done with the same people, except the two that arrived today. They are new to my trading circle, but people I knew I could trust. I will not trade with just anyone as I do my research.

However, Jamie and Bryan have been readers of this blog forever and participate with the blog in many ways so I already knew of them. In the cases of our trades, one contacted me about a trade while the other I contacted. No matter how these trades started, we all were happy in the end.

First, let's show off the cards I received from Jamie.

This is another nice addition to my increasingly growing Andre Williams PC. As soon as he tweeted this card out, I had to have it. This is my third Williams auto in just a few weeks.

Jamie also threw these two in. Love the Eli!

And this guy is set to have a big season. Sweet auto card of his! Always like Platinum!
That was a very successful first trade with Jamie. Would definitely trade with him again in the future!

Now onto my trade with Bryan.You might also know him from or as 90's Niche Football Card Blog. If you haven't already yet, give his excellent blog a view and even add it to your read list.

I had a couple of Green Bay Packer cards he wanted to add so he dug out a few Giants for me.

Another Jernigan auto for that PC. I hope the Giants retain him. 

Eli! Really like the look of Crown Royale.

Like I said about Andre Williams, it's a growing PC.

And love the shiny stuff! Nassib I think will have his day someday.
A nice trade with Bryan as well. We are already discussing a second trade.

Overall, some nice additions. However, I think I might be coming to the realization that out of all of the things I collect, the Giants are becoming my main focal point. Which makes sense, I watch football the most and am very passionate about my Giants.

But, despite my realization, I still plan on collecting as I always have. You know, everything.