Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Project Pedro Trade Recap Part 26:1997 New Pinnacle Hobby Box Break Part 1

October has officially been named, Cards I Got From Project Pedro Blog Month.

The final box break of my trade was a doozy. Sadly it was also the cheapest of the group and provided the best. I knew all about New Pinnacle as I opened a ton of it in baseball and football form in 1997. So there wasn't going to be a lot of surprises, except one that was found in this box.....POSTING TOMORROW.

While we wait another day for the hits, I wanted to talk about the fun base cards. The design is very sharp and provides crystal clear photography, however, there are some fun base cards to view of QB's. Since Pinnacle was all about the QB's.

Up first, it's Super MVP man Brett Favre!

Boomer Esiason is here to teach you how not to be a QB. Sorry Boomer...

Slash Stewart here to CUT through your defense.

Elway ready to rocket to a Super Bowl win!

And nobody rocks harder than Kerry. The King Of Panthers football in the 90s!
I don't think we will ever see base cards done like this again so it's fun to see them when you find em. The 90's provided a lot of fun with base especially with Pinnacle and Upper Deck products. Something we don't find so much today.

I will be posting the rest of the break tomorrow including the hits and major hit I found in the box.

Leave your thoughts on your favorite card of the group below and let me know if you like base cards being "fun" every so often.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Breakdown Of A Griffey Jr Trade Mail Day

I once again feel very lucky to had stumbled upon Baseball Card Breakdown blog for a variety of reasons. One, his blog post creativity is amazing. Second, his custom card work is top notch and I am very fortunate to own a few cards and lastly he is a great trader.

Yesterday, a fun packed PWE of cards arrived in our latest trade.

Up first, some Griffey cards I haven't ever seen. I really like adding oddball ones. These are 1991 Pepsi cards. There are 8 cards in the set so I am pretty close thanks to Gavin to having them all.

This card right here is OUT OF THIS WORLD. The design, rainbow shine and all around appeal is a perfect example of why I love the 90's inserts.

These 7 new Griffey adds brings me up to 835 total different. Still a long ways to go.
I have seen these Gallery Of Greats inserts from a distance and thought, man, I need one. Well, thanks to Gavin, I do!

Shiny and Yankees, nailed it with this Bowman Chrome add!
I also got one of Gavin's amazing custom cards from his Pretty Girls Series of Zooey Deschanel. I didn't post this beautiful card because I didn't want him to receive any emails from a certain company ;) If you have read his blog in the past, you will get this. 

Which if I had chosen a card(s) from his custom set, I would have chosen Zooey (big fan of her and loved her in Yes Man which she co-starred with Jim Carey in ) and Emma Watson. So pretty stoked of this add.

Overall, a very solid mail day and trade. Thanks again Gavin and I look forward to the next!

Project Pedro Trade Recap Part 25:Running With The Best

October has officially been named, Cards I Got From Project Pedro Blog Month.

Well, here it is. The big card of the trade a 1997 Pro Line autograph numbered to 200 of Emmitt Smith.
I know it's not very often that a Giants fan wants a Cowboys auto, especially of a player they despised and a player that always put out his best effort against the Giants but I really had to respect the guy. He truly is one the greatest running backs of all time and I had the pleasure and displeasure of watching him.
I was super stoked to land this to add to my autograph HOF football PC. I have been trying to land all of the big players of the 90s autographs and this one is a biggie. Hoping for Barry Sanders, Jerry Rice, Troy Aikman, Steve Young, and Brett Favre still. Those will be a tough tackle especially in Favre whose autographs are really expensive.

Tomorrow is Part 1 of 2 of the final box break with the big hit. Stay tuned!

Thoughts on today's card and what autographs you are chasing are welcomed in comments!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Project Pedro Trade Recap Part 24:Shadowboxed

October has officially been named, Cards I Got From Project Pedro Blog Month.
One of the cooler innovations to me in the past 5 years are Shadowboxes. They are much different in card form then what we would use to shove junk in to display. I think it would actually be cooler to have had junk from the player displayed in them too! Cut up jersey pieces, shoes, etc.
The cards are thick and have a square cut out in the middle that is "in-depth" compared to rest of the card. 
Some may be signed and some may not be. 

Sadly, with the tough odds on these, these are the only two I own (trading off my only other one but these are staying)

First up, one of my favorites from the 90's, Barry Sanders.

Secondly, my first signed one. Charles White.
We are coming down to the final three days of this series and the monster of the trade will post tomorrow. I know you will be back to see that.
As for closing out today, your thoughts on Shadowbox cards in comments below.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Winner Of The 2016 Five Star Baseball Contest!

We close out yet another contest and have another lucky winner.
 Someone was within four of the 59 until this person snatched it away....
Scott N.October 19, 2016 at 12:43 PM

Congrats to Scott N on bringing home the prize. Please email with your address and the subject line, Five Star. You will have 48 hours from now to claim your prize or it will be re-given away in a future contest. Please give a shout out when you get the card so I can continue to host contests like this in the future.

Thanks to everyone who entered. More contests coming soon especially some big ones that I have been quiet about :)

Project Pedro Trade Recap Part 23:A Sweet Reggie

October has officially been named, Cards I Got From Project Pedro Blog Month.

I wanted this card for a couple reasons, I like Wayne and these Sweet Spot panel sigs are pretty slick.

This one is numbered 11/15 so it's also a bit tougher of a pull and I noticed on eBay that Wayne autographs go for a decent amount so this was the only way I was going to add one of this future Hall Of Famer.
The autograph is pretty sharp and on-card, well I mean on-manufactured football.
Thoughts on today's card and if you own a Sweet Spot Panel Sig (baseball or football) and who below in comments!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

A Bump And Run Trade Mail Day!

Recently I was contacted by Trevor over at Bump and Run Football Cards Blog about doing a PWE trade. It took me awhile to get some stuff together for him as the searching can sometimes be a process, but I was able to send him some stuff and was blown away yesterday by what he sent me.

It was one of those moments I hoped to had sent enough as the amount of cards I sent really differed. It appears I need to be taught the ropes on how to send a well packed PWE of goodies. Something he and Gavin both know really well.

Up first, some G-Men. I really liked the Gridiron release. I wished Panini could had done that again. The photography in the set was amazing. The Fleer Sherrard brings me back to when I first started buying more football. I bought a ton of that product. I owned every insert set because of it.

Shiny and NY Giants, SCORE! New Randle for my PC as well. Wonder what he is doing this year??..Anyways, marks Randle number 105.
More Giants and a well fitting parallel in Rookie and Stars with True Blue. I surprisingly didn't have the Jason Seahorn or the Tyrone Wheatley from the 90's.

Speaking of the 90's, loved these! Phillips never really panned out, unless you are talking prison, but the card is really cool. The Hilliard/Westbrook insert not only rocks, but it's shiny!

This is an insert I have wanted a card of for years!! I saw it on Trevor's box break of 1997 Zenith Football and had to request for it. Very cool lenticular motion!

I also went and checked out his cards for trade. I never realized I lacked this Griffey from my collection. 1997 New Pinnacle. Griffey number 828.

And to close out the mail day, I really needed a Shane Vereen auto. It's in that bloody awful Patriots uniform, but I still like it. Just gotta put my thumb over their helmet as I am right now.
A big thanks goes out to Trevor for these awesome card adds and for expanding my trade circle.. I look forward to another trade in the future and next time I plan on sending a few extra cards.
Be sure to check out his blog as well. Great stuff going on over at Bump and Run Football Cards Blog.

Thoughts on my mail day are welcomed below!

Project Pedro Trade Recap Part 22:Hall Of Gold, Well Brown

I don't own a lot of vintage or vintage players for that matter, so earlier in this trade when I added Walter Payton I decided I needed more vintage players so why not Jim Brown of the Browns?

The card also looks nice and is numbered. Not to mention, you don't find much of his stuff out there.
Thoughts on today' card and Jim Brown are welcomed below!