Saturday, September 23, 2017

SI For Kids Cards September 2017

Here is my eleventh installment of this series.

I have been collecting SI For Kids cards for year and thought I would share them with you and help you decide if you should pick up the latest issue of SI For Kids for yourself.

Once again I found myself looking for Aaron Judge but came up empty on the card end anyways. However, his ROY counterpart Bellinger was found in here. This marked my first rookie card of his. There were also Oilers star Connor McDavid, Buc's WR star Mike Evans and a few other sport adds. Pretty solid month in my opinion.

 

Earlier I noted how I came up empty on Judge in the card end, but I didn't come up completely Judge-less. This poster in the middle was a nice touch.
Maybe in October we will find ourselves a Judge card just like we will find the Yankees in October.

Thoughts on this months cards are welcomed below.

Friday, September 22, 2017

REVIEW:2017 Topps WWE Women's Division

Another female-based wrestling release has slammed onto Walmart shelves again and is exclusively only to them. This products covers women from the WWE and NXT.

Let's check out this very quick review/break of the product.

Every blaster box of 2017 Topps WWE Women's Division comes with a good stack of cards and one hit. Blasters from what I can see run anywhere from $25 and up.

When you open up the blaster, instead of finding multiple packs, you find this....
I wasn't sure about this kind of packaging as I prefer opening up packs more, but it's still a fun dig through.

The 100 card base set is built upon two separate sets. 

50 cards make up the Base Roster set which is a run down of all of the ladies from NXT, WWE and legendary WWE wrestlers. The design was the same one used for soccer this year.


The Base Matches and Moments Set showcases the ladies in action at main events. Some pretty nice shots taken. That can be taken in many forms :)


There are parallels to be found as well in the base set. I didn't pull any, but here are the options, Silver /50, Blue /25, Gold /10, and Red 1/1.

Without any inserts to be found in blasters, we now jump onto the one-per-box hit.

There are a variety of hits to be found from, Autographs, Kiss Cards (I really want one of these someday), Autographed Kiss Cards, Mat Relics, Mat Relic Autographs, Autographed Kiss and Mat Relic Book, Shirt Relic
and my hit,

Retired Women's Division Championship Commemorative Relic. Mine is a silver parallel /99.
 
It's a pretty cool looking relic. I think Topps does a great job with their manu-relics. 

OVERALL, for the price of a blaster with much more hit options, if you are an WWE fan or just like collectin' the ladies, this is a fun affordable product. My only knack on it was it needed an insert set in blasters as well so it's not all base than a hit.

There are two insert sets but they can only be found in HANGER and FAT PACKS.

Pease make sure to take a minute out to thank Topps for providing this box for me to review as they help provide prizes for me to giveaway. Follow Topps on all social media sites and visit their SITE, as well

Thursday, September 21, 2017

My First Gem

I have been wanting a card with a gem embedded for sometime. I don't know what it is about it, but I think it's pretty cool and unique. Something a bit more exciting than pulling a single color jersey card.

But, I can never pull one and many of my trading partners didn't own one. So I took to eBay to find my cheapest option. That came to my surprise in the form of the 90's....

Yes, the 90's.

I didn't know the 90's had Gem cards til I started seeing them pop up in my searches and they look pretty cool.

Back in 1997, Pro Line came out with a line of them called Gems Of The NFL. They were found in packs 1:24 inserted as redemptions that can be sent in to get a 23K gold card with an actual sapphire embedded into it.

When I saw this Terrell Davis for $2 I had to grab it. I needed my first gem card and here it is,

A picture of the gem closer
 
At the time I bought this,  last November, I had planned on building the set since most were affordable.  But, now, without hobby funds I haven't added any and don't see a chance to in the future unless via trade.

Thoughts on today's pretty sweet add is welcomed in comments!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Letter(s) Of The Day

The Letter Of The Day is....THE REST!!

Finally after a 2-plus year search, I have finally added the rest of my Letterman to spell out Sport Card Collectors thanks to my buddy Jammin JD Sports Cards.

He not only got me the remaining missing letters, he got some really great names for them and put in extra effort in landing me some cool ones. We have Sam Cassell, Jermaine Gresham, and Greg Little.

 
Nick Van Exel and Otis Birdsong

 
And my favorite of the group, Larry Johnson. Not sure why it's my favorite, but it is.
 
 
I plan on putting all of my letters together soon and it will be my new header down the road. I am currently working on want list updates and many other fixes on here including posts. 

Stay tuned!

A big thanks goes out to Jammin JD Sport Cards for helping me finish this set. Go give him a follow on Twitter and check out his website for card deals and more.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Showing Off My Fantasy

Last week on Twitter, @PSAcard @NFL_Auction held a contest asking you to show off a screenshot of your fantasy football team this year for a chance to win 1 of 3 autograph footballs they were giving away. The three balls were, Greg Olsen, John Ross and Sean Lee.

I showed off a screenshot of mine, which was pretty solid up until David Johnson got injured, and found out I was the lucky winner of one of the balls which turned out to be Greg Olsen.

I was pretty happy with the player I won as he is someone who has helped me win Fantasy Football in the past, won Madden because of his speed and hands and he is overall a great guy.
 
A big thanks goes out to @PSAcard @NFL_Auction for the the football! This will look great in the man cave.

Monday, September 18, 2017

A Mail Day Trio

@PuckJunk from puckjunk.com had thrown up some of his doubles up for grabs for those who wanted them a week ago. Not all of them were claimed so he put them up for grabs again and I bit at two more.

This time the greatest basketball player ever to exist I had to grab for my MJ PC. It's a side PC I have been adding to the last few years. In the 90's, I would have tossed him because his Bulls always beat my Knicks.

Of course when I see a Griffey I need, I snag it. 

Thanks again to Puck Junk for the mail day. Much appreciated again!!
 
My next card was from the generosity of a hobby friend who surprised me.

@JG24ever on Twitter once again showed his #hobbylove and picked me up this sweet looking jumbo autograph relic of David Wilson from one of @DMNTakeover card sales. When I saw this I was doing backflips (yes it's a David Wilson pun)

/25
 
Thanks again @JG24ever for the card and for @DMNTakeover for mailing it to me. You always blow me away @JG24ever with your generosity. I really appreciate it my friend!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

My Psych Wardrobe

This is the final day of Psych Week Part 2 as I call it.

Today's post I am showing off the relics I have so far, which isn't many, and my needs will be posted at the bottom. The Psych Wardrobe Relics fell one-per-box. I have noticed prices on these are not terrible, but still are about a $10 average. Which for me is a bit steep still. Not as bad as my final 7 autograph needs however for Seasons 1-4.

The wardrobe relics had two versions. One is singular:
And my needs out of 22 relics are,
M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M7, M8, M9, M10, M12, M14, M15, M16, M17, M18, M19, M20, M21, M22(binder)

And there are dual relics. This one is pretty slick. There are only 5 to chase in the duals so that won't be too bad except they were a bit tough to pull so the prices may average a bit more.
 
My missing needs are, 
DM1, DM2, DM3, and DM4  

Well, that's it for my Psych needs other than autographs which are again,
James Roday
Corbin Bernsen
Kirsten Nelsen
Timothy Omundson
Ally Sheedy
Robert Patrick
George Takei
And printing plates that I have none of.

Thanks for taking this Psych trip with me and I hope to have future updates on completion of some of these sets down the road!

CONTEST! WIN 1 Of 5 NFL Posters!


I have already announced the MAIN CONTEST for my Player Of The Day promo, now it's time for another contest. This one is pretty easy.

Here is the entire checklist for the Player Of The Day card set including base, parallels, rookies, memorabilia cards and autographs.







 
To be one of the five people to win a poster, players include Jason Witten, Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson,
 
Tell me which card on the checklist you hope to pull in comments. 

Here are the other rules:
  1. Contest is open to U.S. Residents or non U.S. residents with an address within the U.S. I apologize for this but shipping costs are crazy.
  2. Speaking of shipping, with so much shipping I have to do with this promo, there will be a slight delay in shipping prizes as I will ship as I can afford to. But, don't fray, you will get your prize!
  3. Sport Card Collectors or it blog owner will not be held responsible for lost, stolen or damaged mail. Once it leaves my hands, it's up to USPS to get the packages to you.
  4. There will be FIVE winners in this contest. Each winner will get one poster
  5. Winners will be chosen at random in the comments and announced in a separate post.
  6. Contest open today til Saturday, September 23rd 2017.
  7. Good Luck!!!!

MLB Pick Em Week 25: THE FINALE!

Below is the pick for this weeks MLB Pick Em challenge!

THE GAME HAS CHANGED so read all instructions carefully :)

FOR THE FINAL 2 WEEKS OF THE FINAL TWO MONTHS OF THIS CONTEST, THERE WILL BE ONE GAME TO PICK. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK THE WINNER. HOWEVER, YOU WILL EARN 2 POINTS IF YOU GET THE WINNER RIGHT, BUT YOU WILL LOSE 2 POINTS IF YOU GET THE WINNER WRONG. THIS SHOULD SHAKE THINGS UP A BIT FOR THE PLAYOFF STRETCH.


IF YOU ARE A NEWBIE/RETURNEE/ ENTERING THE MONTH OF AUGUST, YOU GET THE SAME TREATMENT, EXCEPT IF YOU ARE AT 0 AND GET IT WRONG, WELL, YOU STAY AT 0. BUT IF YOU GET IT RIGHT, YOU GET 2 POINTS

The only other rule is you must be a U.S. Resident to enter or have an address in the U.S.

You will play 4 weeks like this and person with the most right at the end of SEPTEMBER will win a prize!

Here is this weeks games to pick winner of:
SF @ LAD

Here is my pick for the game
LAD

Leave your picks in comments below. You will have til 6:30 pm Friday, September 22ND 2017 to enter. Any entries after that will be disqualified for this week. If you missed Week 1, don't fret! You can enter Week 2 starting on Sunday. Even if you miss Week 2, enter Week 3. So on and so forth. I will slot those who enter in late even Week 20 in divisions that give them the best chance to win. Just remember even if you enter later in the contest and miss many weeks, there is still a monthly prize to win.

Standings should be updated Saturday with A WINNER! Then we will tally/random the playoff match ups and start those when the playoffs begin. Good luck to everyone!!

TO MAKE IT EASIER ON ME, IF YOU CHOSE A TEAM NAME, PLEASE PLEASE PUT THAT TEAM NAME IN COMMENTS WITH YOUR PICKS!!!!!!!! THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK!!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Psych Bio's

Well, today marks the final day of my Psych insert needs with wardrobe needs being posted tomorrow.

This also marks the first post with my only insert set from the product. That is the Psych Bio's. I own all 6 of them.

 
However, I do not have the set of these.
 
 
At first you are thinking, aren't those the bios? And I will say yes, but they are not the same. These are printed on acetate and seem to be tough pulls. It's hard to tell though. I have no information on them. They are not on the Cryptozoic website, they are not on the wrappers or boxes, and not even on Cardboard Connection as they are a big mystery. I have seen some listed on eBay so hopefully the rest of my needs, 2,3,5, and 6 are all on there. I am only assuming there are 6 since there are 6 bios.

It's not very often you find an insert that's not listed anywhere for info. If you find out any for me, just let me know!