Thursday, April 28, 2016

Reminiscing 90's SPECIAL EDITION:1988 Kenner Real Ghostbusters Peter Venkman Screaming Heroes Figure

Alright, I have some explaining to do. Yes, this segment is called, Reminiscing 90's. Yes, this is a toy from 1988. Yes, I do know the difference between 90's and 80's. However, I am making a case for this toy and keeping the segment still 90's because I watched the show mostly in the 90s and it ran from 1986-1991. So in order to make sure I do this right, I am keeping the toys as their real years, but I am coming up with random year of either 1990 or 1991 for the posts. That way it's as close to realistic as I can get and keeping tradition going with the posts.

I think my timing on this upcoming Ghostbusters mania is good due to the new movie releasing this year. I still don't know how I feel about that movie yet as I am one for originals, but we will see.

Thanks for reading and enjoy!

Key notes for April 28th 1991:
April 28th 1991 was a Sunday
George H.W.Bush was President
Most Popular Movie released in April of 1991 was Toy Soldiers
Most Popular Book around this time was The Seeress Of Kell by David Eddings
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single on April 28th 1991 was Baby Baby by Amy Grant.
Most Popular TV Shows: The Astronomers and Sleepers

FEATURED TOY:
Peter Venkman was known as the leader of the Ghostbusters by some, I still think Egon was as I put in my previous post, but he was known for his quick wit and cynical demeanor. Not to mention his liking of the ladies. In the movies he was portrayed by the great Bill Murray and on the Real Ghostbusters cartoon he was voiced by Lorenzo Music and then by Dave Coulier.

I got this toy as part of a lot I purchased on eBay. This one is missing a few pieces, but still a cool piece and in pretty good condition.
 

FEATURED CARDS:
So when I had to come up with a theme for this one, I thought some cards that may display some of Venkman's qualities may help.
 
Bo looks like he may had spotted a lady friend...

 
Tom Glavine looks like he will have a few witty words to say after this slide.

 
John is seems to be holding a low opinion of his defender as he is driving right by them carrying the basketball like a football.

 
Drew appears to be very pessimistic about making his jump or having fun trying to do so. Look at his fake smile...
 

What other cards would you have included on here? You can link some in comments if you would like. Which players do you think had the personality traits of Peter Venkman in the 90's? Can't wait to hear that.

Thoughts on that and today's toy are always welcomed!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Cramer Vs Me

My never ending sorting project, I posted about this project last year, has me sorting my entire collection by teams and key players now after years of sorting by brand, number and year. Sometimes when you go back through everything you find some cool pieces you had forgotten about. One of the many cool things I found were these 1980-1983 Pacific Cramer baseball cards.

This product was issued over a period of four years by Cramer Sports Promotions, who was the forerunner of Pacific back when they existed. From 1980-1983 you could buy packs of these and try to put sets together. Every year had a section of the set to put together, cards 1-30 were issued in 1980; #'s 31-60 in 1981; #'s 61-90 in 1982; #'s 90-124 in 1983 and finally cards #121-124 were issued on the 1983 wax box. The set consisted of mainly big namers and Hall of Famers.

As for design, the cards have a sepia-toned photo on front with a black frame. Some had a brighter tone then others, almost a  yellow look to them. Overall they had a very old appeal front and back.

Here is the handful of them I found in the boxes. I also later on found some in a binder that went in a trade with Project Pedro Blog.
Some of the key players I found in the stack


Maris in an Athletics Uni.....


The real Home Run King!


 

Can't go wrong finding these kind of names in a box. They are worth much in terms of value, but they are something I plan on holding onto just because. I like the oddball kinda finds and you will see that when I roll out other things I found in my sorting project that is never-ending.

How many of you collected these? Anyone put a set together?

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

@skunkman1998 Bombards Me Part 2

Yesterday I posted Part 1 of my mail day from @skunkman1998, today is the second half of it.

Part 2 starts with unopened older packs. Good mixture of football and baseball.


These are sweet!!!!! I really enjoyed Upper Deck throwing it back to '97 on these inserts. They have the same design and feel, but the player head doesn't have the hologram component. I still like it anyways.


Broadway looks pretty good in Prizm.


Some Knicks. They look better on cardboard then they do the court. Zinger! The Anthony Prizm Red/White/Blue parallel is nice.


No Yankin your chain here, a great mixture of Yankees inserts from a variety of players.




Mantle! All three are new to that small PC. All of my Mickey's are modern day. Some day would love to add some vintage there.


A couple of shiny inserts.


DJ! Haven't added to my Jeter PC in a very long time. Really like Bowman Platinum.




A couple new Griffey Jr's here. They will be featured in upcoming Collectin Griffey segments.


And to end it, Some incredible looking Walt.
 

A big thanks goes out to Tim for this amazing mail day. He covered all PC areas in one small box. I look forward to our next round of mailings. 

Anyone got thoughts on today's mail day offerings?

Monday, April 25, 2016

@skunkman1998 Bombards Me Part 1

One of the people I have known the longest online since my discovery of it (yes I was a bit delayed on the internet years), is @skunkman1998. We have known each other for 5 years now and send each other blind packages occasionally. Friday I received a massive one from him containing many goodies.

This mail day will be broken down into two days, today and tomorrow. Today's is Giants packed, tomorrows, will be well rounded with all sports and players like Jeter, Griffey and more. Some of the cards I decided not to post yet as I am waiting for my new 90's segment to kick in :)

So let's just take a look what I am showcasing for now. Today, let's all bleed blue!

Up first, I found the oldest current NY Giants card I own.
Great looking inserts here, especially the Finest Nassib. That is one epic die cut.

Refractors. Love those no matter the team but being Giants gives them a bit of an edge. That Toomer up close is a stunning card.

More refractor goodness.

Numbered Nassib. I am starting to wonder if I should see how many of his cards I have. I gotta be pushing a good number. New PC guy? Well, we will see.

Victor Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuz Rated Rookie among other great Giants inserts.

Golden Osi! This is also in an uncirculated case I just cropped it down to card only. It's one sharp looking card to say the least.

A NEW Andre Williams Jersey card for that PC. I think it makes me card #65.

The leagues best WR. Yes, I said it. Hoping this year he can at least beat Josh Norman. Will be interesting to see those two matched up twice a year now that Norman is a Redskin. I totally dig the blue Prizm parallel.

More Rodney. I gotta check and see if I got these to. I am currently 3 cards short of 400 so wondering if these will get me there.
Some great cards in Part 1 of this mail day. Part 2 is just as good as you will see tomorrow. 

Stay tuned and thoughts on today's mail day are welcomed!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

WIN! Museum Collection Zack Wheeler Auto/Mem Card #d 1/25!

Well, I gave away one card today, now time to do another! This time it's one sweet looking card.

(By the way, make sure you read the rules very close as there is a way to earn 2 entries this time)

  
  1. ***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.
  2. Random winner will be chosen after 7 randoms
  3. Card may be shipped PWE. I like to forewarn on this.
  4. Comment below with your favorite Topps/Bowman product. As easy as it gets!
  5. EARN AN EXTRA ENTRY (giving you two chances) FOR SHARING THIS CONTEST ON TWITTER, EARN TWO BONUS ENTRIES (meaning you will get three) BY POSTING IT ON YOUR BLOG. You can only do one or the other on the extra entry. Make sure to leave your link in comments too so I can count it. If not, I won't be able to give you the credit for your tweet or for your blog post. Commenting with it is very important!!
  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 Sunday, May 1st 2016. Winner will be announced in a separate post on Monday, May 2nd 2016. 

Flair Set Needs Mail Day

Earlier this week, my buddy on Twitter @JGfan24ever, told me he had a couple of cards for my 2014 Flair Football Set needs and that he would mail them out.

They arrived yesterday.

I am still in the works of trying to complete all three rows in my 2 year project and these two will be a help.

Huge thanks to Michael for the set needs!

Museum Contest Winner Announced!

My first Topps contest went very successful and the review was viewed well over 750 times. More than any of my past recent reviews.

The entries made it to 30 right at the last second so you guys unlocked a 2nd contest because of that. Later I will post up the details on how to score the sweet Zack Wheeler auto memorabilia card.

But, for now, we must close up the first contest.

As with all of my contest winners, I take the names over to Random.org and random them off 7 times.

There were 39 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. Brad B
  2. Tim B.
  3. Tracy LeVeaux
  4. oilcanian
  5. the bowl cut kid
  6. Scott N.
  7. Roland Wake
  8. Daniel Dubay
  9. Jamie Baldwin
  10. Brad B
  11. Will Curley
  12. @EEFFL
  13. Scott N.
  14. Cameron Towe
  15. Barry
  16. @JGfan24ever
  17. Christopher Jordan
  18. Will Curley
  19. Arrogant Observer
  20. oilcanian
  21. P-town Tom
  22. Adam Kaningher
  23. Tim B.
  24. defgav
  25. Jeff Jones
  26. Fuji
  27. Matthew Chrisman
  28. Daniel Wilson
  29. God's humble servant
  30. Arnie P
  31. Ozsportsfan
  32. Roland Wake
  33. defgav
  34. Daniel Wilson
  35. Josh D.
  36. Arrogant Observer
  37. GRADY MALACHOWSKI
  38. TheAdamTing
  39. Trish
Timestamp: 2016-04-24 10:17:14 UTC, IP: 72.169.81.82
You have randomized this list 7 times.

 Congrats to Brad B who takes home this....
 

Brad, please email me at sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com with your address. You will 48 hours from now to claim your prize or it will be re-given away in a future contest. This card may be shipped PWE and Sport Card Collectors or it's owner will not be held responsible for stolen, lost, or damaged mail. I will mail it the safest way I can and once it leaves my hands mint, the post office must do their part to make sure it arrives that way. (I always have to add this part in because of the time I was scammed)

Congrats again to Brad and thanks to everyone that entered! New contest will be posted up in a few hours.

Sunday's With Rodney:1997 Crown Royale

1997 Crown Royale base cards to me are by far the best looking Crown Royale ones ever made.

The product features an action shot of a player, in this case Rodney, printed on top of a double-foiled double-etched card with a die-cut gold crown. Player position, name and team logo also appear on the front of the card. Overall, it's very easy on the eyes.
 
The back isn't too shabby either. Player photo with helmet off and same layout as the front. However, no player stats which are a bit of a loss as I like to see at least the season or two before. At least the write-up is good and the front of the card will be the main focus here anyways.
 
 
What do you guys think, 1997 the best designed Crown Royale design?