Saturday, September 8, 2012

Card Show Breaks: Non Sports: Batman Forever Fleer Metal and Last Action Hero!

You all know how much we love Batman..for 50 cents a pack we didn't hit it big but got some great looking cards. And the Last Action Hero pack was found for 25 cents and we did not bust it. More fun to keep as a collectable. And these were the final pickups of the card show!



Last Action Hero pack:


Thursday, September 6, 2012

NFL Franchise In L.A.: My Thoughts

I think there should be one or two NFL franchises in L.A. but I think they should come in the form of a new franchise and not an existing one. Yes, the NFL does already have 32 teams. And yes, L.A. is looking for a winning team or two to stick in a new arena to draw fans but I think  with the options they have looking into moving to L.A. such as Oakland, Jacksonville, at one point Minnesota, St. Louis and the best of the group San Fran. I think they would be better suited to have a new franchise because the ones looking into moving in are almost like starting a new one excluding San Fran.

The NFL wants two teams to run the arena. Similar to the NY Giants and the NY Jets situation. Where one team gets home field every other Sunday. They are mostly discussing the two California teams that are already there in Oakland and San Fran. But like I said earlier, lets add two new franchises and keep everyone else where they are. So I say call one the L.A. Oilers (named after Houston’s former team) and the other L.A. Cougars (no pun intended) .It would make it exactly like NY’s. Two teams, same city, same stadium, more money for the NFL and some new excitement for those in L.A.  I know it would lead to four teams in California..but I don't honestly see a problem with that. The NFL shouldn't either. It will help keep their pockets full.

Not to mention it helps to keep current franchises where they are already. I wouldn't want to see another Cleveland Browns turned Baltimore Ravens situation when Cleveland lost their franchise to Baltimore then out of nowhere they revived them a few years later.Why don't we just skip a step and add two new franchises instead of moving San Fran and Oakland to L.A. then only to have San Fran and Oakland end up with franchises later on.

As for the two new teams, I would stick one of the teams in the NFC West (more competition needed) and AFC West (same). I do see where one division would have an extra team in each the AFC and NFC, but that’s the way the NFL used to be before realignment. 

Do I think the NFL will listen to my suggestions, probably not. Will there be a new team in L.A., I think so. I think it will be an existing franchise or two.  And if I was to make a guess that will be by 2015. And I think they will immediately put them into the running to hold a Super Bowl as well since L.A. is well L.A.

What do you think? Should the NFL put a franchise in L.A.? Should they be a new franchise or an existing one? Would love to hear what you guys think!!

Favorite Card Thursday: 1999 Upper Deck PowerDeck Akili Smith

I think this was a great idea for a card brand. The one thing that was great about the 90's was the technology boom and the creativeness of card companies. This is a combo of the two!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Card Show Breaks: 1998 Bowman Hockey, 96-97 Fleer Hockey and 1998 Pacific Baseball

Found these packs, 1 of each, for 50 cents each at the last card show...98 Bowman Hockey, 96-97 Fleer Hockey and 98 Pacific Baseball..here is how I did:



Rookie and base are really simialar..only difference is the word Bowman says rookie card under it


Fleer Hockey 96-97 Break:





Pacific Baseball 98 Break:



Nothing too spectacular here. The Fleer Hockey card packs had a little moisture in them and were a little complicated to open..but cards are fine now. For only $1.50 not too bad.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Sport Card Collectors Playoff Predictions and Super Bowl Winner

Now that I have previewed all of the NFL teams, I thought I would breakdown how I think the playoffs will go:

NFC Wildcard
3 NY Giants over 6 Chicago
5 Philadelphia over 4 Carolina

NFC Divisional
3 NY Giants over 2 San Fran
1 Green Bay over 5 Philadelphia

NFC Championship
1 Green Bay over 3 NY Giants

AFC Wildcard
3 Pittsburgh over 6 Kansas City
4 Baltimore over  5 Houston

AFC Divisional
1 New England over 4 Baltimore
2 Denver over 3 Pittsburgh

AFC Championship
1 New England over 2 Denver

Super Bowl 47
1 Green Bay over 1 New England
Aaron Rodgers is MVP of the Super Bowl after torching the Patriots D in a 31-21 win.

Any thoughts on my predictions?? Who would you put in the playoffs? Who would you take out?