Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Autograph Of A Super Bowl Hero

So we continue my trade recap with 90's Niche Football Card blog for Day 6 I am showing off a new SPA addition of a NY Giants Super Bowl hero.

If you don't remember, back in Super Bowl 46, the biggest play of the game came from someone I think most forget about, Mario Manningham.

Mario made an incredible sideline toes in-bound catch on the game winning TD drive for the Giants in the game. It was also his catch that saved the game and kept the drive alive when the Giants were backed up with under 5 minutes to play.

So I definitely didn't mind adding his SPA auto to my collection. I didn't have it and I am a fan of SPA which I still consider had the best/most valuable/most seeked rookie cards on the market.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Giants Win, You Can Too!

This week is a big game for my 8-4 NY Giants as they take on the 11-1 Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football.

It's a must win if they want any shot left at the division. That's something I honestly think Dallas has already locked up after Giants lost to Pitt, but, none the less, i strongly dislike Dallas and want a win. So sick of hearing the Dak/Zeke talk.

The Giants also need a win to hold onto the Wild Card spot which they lead by 2 games currently.

So I am giving this away, this sweet 2016 Phoenix rookie auto memorabilia card of top Chargers pick Joey Bosa if and only if the GIANTS WIN.

Here is how to enter:

Read the rules that follows...
  1. By the way, make sure you thank Panini America for this review box and check out their site for products like this one and others. Also thank Tracy Hackler and give him a Twitter follow too!
  2. ***VERY IMPORTANT***MUST BE A U.S. RESIDENT to enter or have a shipping address in the U.S. Shipping costs have gone haywire and I can't afford to ship everywhere.This is always hard to do as I appreciate all readers but I hope you all understand non-U.S. readers.
  3. Card may be shipped PWE. I like to forewarn on this.
  4. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW with #GoGiants and total points of the game.
  5. Winner will be chosen IF the Giants win and by the closest total points score without going over
  6. Sport Card Collectors or it's owner (person who runs the blog), WILL NOT be held responsible for lost, stolen or damaged mail. Sorry had to add this in since someone tried to scam me once about this.
  7. Contest starts today, ends on December 11th by 8 pm et.2016. Winner will be announced in a separate post on December 12th 2016
  8. Don't forget to thank the above sponsor of this contest and I won't mind a thank you as well :) 
Good luck to those that enter!!

Winner Of The Orphan Black Autograph Contest!!

I apologize for being a day late on announcing the winner of the autographed card for my Orphan Black review. But, when family comes and makes a visit, they get first dibs on my time.

Anyways, they have headed home and I am going to announce the winner now. We didn't get to the 30 entry mark so only one winner will be chosen today.

That winner is.....

There were 31 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
Pete Salisbury
Harry Barbee
bill zeralsky
Scott N.
Tracy LeVeaux
Dion's IP Autos only
Fred Silverman
Tracy LeVeaux
Big Les
Emery Hosman
Kate H
Scott N.
bill zeralsky
Pete Salisbury
Timestamp: 2016-12-05 14:29:23 UTC

You have randomized this list 7 times.

Congrats to Pete Salisbury! Please email sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com with your address and I hope to get that card out to you this week. You have 48 hours from now to claim or it will be re-given away in a future contest.

Thanks to everyone who entered. The Outlander contest is still going on til Wednesday and that one has at least two winners if not three coming with the amount of entries it has received. So go to the right of the blog where popular posts are and click the link to enter.

Remember to thank Cryptozoic for this contest and Pete please give a shout out when you get the card so I can continue to host contests like this.

5 Card Hand

So we continue my trade recap with 90's Niche Football Card blog for Day 5 and this time we group together some new relics and autographs.

Up first, the two Giants QB's currently on the roster. I am still not sure how well Nassib will turn out. The Eli is a die cut. Still don't much memorabilia cards of him so it's nice to add one here and there.

A new Adams auto, man I hope this guy pans out, and another Michael Cox auto. He was decent for them. I like the card because it's also very shiny.

Speaking of shiny, another one here from Spectra. This time an autograph of 2016 1st round pick Eli Apple. My 3rd Apple auto.
Another solid showing in Day 5 and still plenty more to go.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Just In Time For The Holliday's

So we continue my trade recap with 90's Niche Football Card blog for Day 4 and this time we take a very sharp corner back to the Giants.

When the Giants signed Trindon Holliday back in March of 2014, I thought finally their return problems were solved. It had been years since they had a threat in the return game.

The former track star had just come off a decent return season for the Broncos so my expectations were high. But, my expectations soon turned to disappointment as he couldn't stay healthy and he was released in October of that year. Not hitting the field once for them I believe.

I never actually knew a card of him in a Giants uniform was ever made until 90's Niche Football Card blog had it offered up in his trade. I think it's a pretty cool addition as I like to acquire a variety of players who every got signed for them. He also has a pretty nice signature and this one is numbered to 49.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

REVIEW:2016 Topps High Tek Baseball

Everyone who collected back in 1998-2000 remember the Topps Tek name. Now those of this generation should as well as it makes the Topps baseball lineup for the third year in a row bringing what it has always brought..... Lot's of acetate.

Let's see how my first bust of the product in the new era went.


In every box of 2016 Topps High Tek baseball, you will find 1 pack with 8 cards. There will be one on-card autograph and one insert/parallel per pack. Boxes run around $60 which to me isn't too shabby.

The base cards are what I stated above, acetate with a fun rainbow foil shine design in the background. There are variations of the backgrounds with some being tougher than others to find. The best way I could tell the difference with them was this article on Beckett I suggest you check out HERE.

The base also include players from past, present and future.

Here are the easiest and most common base in my pack.


Here is a bit tougher of a base find in variation 2B, the buckle.

I found a couple of rookies in my pack.

This is the tougher pattern in 3, this is 3B. Waves.

I pulled a pretty nice parallel in my box. A Kris Bryant green numbered to 99

Other parallels include,
  • Tidal Diffractor Parallel
  • Green Rainbow Parallel
  • Orange Magma Diffractor Parallel: Sequentially numbered to 25
  • Black Rainbow Parallel: Numbered 1/1.
  • Black Galactic Diffractor Parallel: Numbered 1/1.
  • Printing Proofs: Numbered 1/1.

Now time for my autograph pull. All autographs are on card so you know that already rocks. Looks really nice on the acetate too.

I pulled a base version of Juan Gonzalez. 

These have parallels to. They are:
  • Gold Rainbow Parallel: Sequentially numbered.
  • Orange Magma Diffractor Parallel: Sequentially numbered to 25.
  • Red Orbit Diffractor Parallel: Sequentially numbered to 5.
  • Black Galactic Diffractor Parallel: Numbered 1/1.
  • Printing Proofs: Numbered 1/1.
There is also TEK BUYBACKS.
Topps buybacks of Diffractor parallels and inserts from the 1998 - 2000 Topps Tek series will be signed ON-CARD and numbered. That's a nice addition. 
Overall, I felt good about this break and felt the price wasn't too high. I would probably wait a little bit for it to drop before I would try another just because the value is based on that one hit. But there are plenty of good ones to have. 
The cards look really nice and the on-card autos are a great addition. The checklist of players in both base and autographs are solid.
I think the toughest thing for a collector in this product is telling the difference in the base cards but hopefully the guide that Beckett provided will make things a bit easier. It's probably not a kid friendly product just because of the base depth.
This product is a great one for team and player collectors as you try to chase down the parallels and base card variations of them.
Thanks to Topps for providing this box to review and please check them out on all social media sites and their website. Look for some of these cards in a future promo!

Slugging Gary

So we continue my trade recap with 90's Niche Football Card blog for Day 3 and this time we turn to pinstripes.

There wasn't much baseball in this trade as it was only three cards, but I didn't have them and he threw them in as freebies so that's a great bonus to me.

Especially when one of them is the great Gary Sanchez who I still think should have taken home the AL Rookie Of The Year honors. This guy made the Yankees exciting to watch again after another dismal year. I think this marks rookie card number 6 for me.
Day 3 is over and tomorrow Day 4 will continue and start rolling out the hits!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Insert Cards Here Please

So we continue my trade recap with 90's Niche Football Card blog today with some NY Giants inserts with many numbered ones.

Some nice additions here including Paul Perkins and the infamous Ron Dayne who at the time I was excited the Giants drafted til he actually hit the field for them.

Eli Manning inserts. Rookie insert top left, Topps Tek parallel and a slick Donruss inserts.

Up next, gotta do the salsa to these inserts and parallels. Cruz has made some big plays when they are needed but also some drops. I sadly don't see him being on the team next year as Sterling Shepard continues to grow and the development of Roger Lewis Jr.

Odell! Some new Beckham's for my PC. This guy continues to be one of the leagues best.I really like the Prizm insert for design and shinyness.

We finish this up with a /10 Adams insert. I am glad he is finally getting a chance to be on the field.
Day 2 is over. We will take a break from the Giants tomorrow and show off a few Yankee cards instead and then will pick up more steam on the Giants after that.