Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Nice Upper Deck NPN Mail Day

Received four envelopes in the mail the other day and I had forgotten I had even signed up! So for no purchase necessary I scored some nice cards!

numbered to 100..this could also be in a future giveaway :)


numbered to 50
By far my favorite being a huge Duke fan!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

SPORT CARD COLLECTORS PANINI'S PLAYER OF THE DAY CONTEST #4

2012 Panini Rookies & Stars Football Hobby Box 
There are 6 players on the front of the box, from left of Calvin Johnson, Eli Manning, Trent Richardson, Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin. Choose ONE player and give us the amount of TD's for only their main category such passing, running, or receiving that player will have WITHOUT going over!! So if for example, RG3 passes for 2 TD's and runs for 1.we are only counting the 2 TD's he passed for since he is a QB and his main scoring comes from passing. This is part 1 of the contest...part 2 is to pick the winner of these five games. But in order to move onto part 2..you must get part 1 right! If you go over on part 1...part 2 will not count unless everyone else doesn't get part 1 right. 0 is an answer for part 1...but remember if they score 3td's that could hurt you in the second part because you will be 3 off when someone else might be closer. But its a risk you could take and it could reward you.

Here are the 5 games:

Dallas @ Baltimore


NYG @ SF

Minn @ Wash

Green Bay @ Houston

SD @ Denver

The person closest to getting the amount of TD's and the most games wins this week. Winner will be announced on Tuesday 16th.
We wanted to make this weeks a little different and a little bit more challenging :) We will also join in for fun.

    YOUR ENTRIES ARE DUE BY SATURDAY NIGHT THE 22ND UNLESS THE PLAYER YOU ARE CHOOSING IS PLAYING ON THURSDAY NIGHT.
    Bloggers Note: ALL OF THE BOX PICTURES FEATURED WHEN CLICKED UPON LINK YOU TO A PLACE YOU CAN PURCHASE THEM. MAKES IT EASIER THAN HAVING TO SEARCH FOR THEM WHEN THE BOXES ARE IN FRONT OF YOU TO PURCHASE.

    PLEASE also MAKE SURE you click onto the link below to check out the Panini Player Of The Day website! A lot of fun stuff to be found there and WE and Panini will much appreciate it!!

    To double check the rules and prizes..follow this link: http://sportcardcollectors.blogspot.com/2012/09/sport-card-collectors-panini-nfl-player.html

    YOU ARE ENTERING TO WIN THIS:

    PLAYER OF THE DAY PENNANT..AFC EDITION

    3 OF THESE

    PACK FROM THE NATIONAL..INCLUDES RG3 AND OTHERS


    *Contests are open to U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY! (sorry) 

    Week 3 Player Of The Day Contest Winner Announced!

    Well, as we see it...the battle of Monday Night wasn't between the Jets and the Texans..it was between 2 of our blog readers jvancegonzalez and Ryan Glaser. We had others who only had two wrong but because of the obvious pick of Texans on Monday night, only these two who only had one wrong each could take home this weeks player of the day prize..and the winner of week 3 is....after a nationwide vote...after scoring really close to the total points...a former winner already on here...and another week we see his name on this contest...congrats goes out to once again the dominant Ryan Glaser who was only points off from the total points scored.

    So congrats to him and hopefully our next contest will challenge him more! Come back later on today to see week 4 and what challenges are ahead for that contest!!

    And Ryan..here is what you won this week:



    Email us your address to sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com and we will get these out to you! Also, don't forget to look for a GOLDEN TICKET. Any package could have them cause we don't know where they are....So make sure you email us the code on the GOLDEN TICKET if you find it and tell no one if you have. Keeps the suspense of the contest going!

    Also, don't forget everyone if you enter this weekly contest EVERY week you still have a chance at the GOLDEN TICKET. As we award EVERYONE who participates weekly a prize at the end that could contain a GOLDEN TICKET. We will exclude week 1, but if you participate from here on out EVERY week you will get a prize at the end!

    ALSO!! AS A BONUS SURPRISE, IF YOU ARE WILLING TO TAKE A PICTURE OF YOURSELF WITH YOUR PRIZES AND EMAIL IT TO US, WE WILL GIVE YOU 5 POINTS TO THE PLAYER OF THE DAY CONTEST AND A PRIZE ENVELOPE THAT COULD GIVE YOU ANOTHER SHOT AT A GOLDEN TICKET. THE PRIZE ENVELOPE COULD CONTAIN, A ROOKIE CARD, A INSERT OR TWO, A AUTOGRAPH OR JERSEY CARD, OR POSSIBLY A GOLDEN TICKET! IT IS ALL RANDOM SINCE THE PRIZES ARE PREPACKAGED! 

    WE WILL ADD YOUR PHOTO TO THIS POST TO SHOW PANINI A HAPPY FAN! THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP!! 


     Ryan showing off his winnings! Congrats again!

    Monday, October 8, 2012

    Review: Panini Prominence Football 2012

    Prominence Football is well...going to be PROMINENT...otherwise famous.  The product from the outside has a shiny box. You open it up (by pulling it out on the side) only to find a shiny wrapper. There is only one pack. The one pack contains 8 of the thickest juiciest cards you could own. Each one is numbered and is thick enough to use for a sandwich bread.

    Packaging: Andrew Luck, shiny, what more could you ask for. I would pick one up. The details of the contents also stand out.


    Back of a Base Card
    Back of a Legends Base Card
    Base Cards and Parallels:  These cards are so high glossed and thick its really hard to tell you until you see them in person. These would make the perfect cards to use in retail stores..it would be impossible to feel these out for pack searchers. All cards seem to be the same thickness. 

    Each base card has three different versions..silver, gold and blue. That makes this product a challenge for set collectors but also makes it fun.

    Autographs: You get two autographs and one jersey card per box. We got a Ben Tate auto, our first one and its pretty exciting knowing if he ever gets on a team to start this could be a valuable auto to have. And this auto is numbered to 50. Also not pictured is a auto/prime jersey redemption card of Brian Quick.

    Memorabilia:  Finally...a RG3 hit! He is partnered up with future Eagles quarterback Nick Foles. I like the design of these.

    Overall: All rookie cards seem to come in terms of autographs. The cards look great with high gloss, foil and in terms of design. Hit quality is good and this product seems to have a lot of reward to it if you hit it big. And you have many ways to hit it big with the rookies.  It is like the hockey version of Rookie Anthology where Panini takes all of their favorite rookie card designs such as manufactured letter patch autos, field autos, and more and has included them all right into this tightly packaged product. I would personally say give this product a try.

    Ratings:  Bloggers Note: Our ratings are based specifically on the blaster, box or packs we opened and do not express what the overall product could bring. Ratings based on a 1-5. 1 Being the lowest and 5 being the highest.
                    Packaging: 5
                    Base Design: 5
                    Insert Design: 5
                    Memorablila/Autographs: 5
                    Blaster, Hobby Box, or Pack Value: 4

    Review: 2 Topps Update Baseball retail packs

    Been hearing so much about this product decided to pick up a couple of packs. First impression was this product isn't that bad. For around $2 a pack..I think we did okay.

     Packaging: It stands out as it was easy to find on the shelf. And it has Bryce Harper on the front...that will draw enough attention.

    Base Card
    Back of a Base card...this one is rookie Matt Adams pictured below
     Base Card: Not bad, wished Topps would minimize their white borders a little and give us more photography like Upper Deck did with their MLB cards. But updated uniforms for mid season traded players and free agents is great.

    Rookie Cards: They blend in with the base except that dreaded rookie logo. But love the addition of late rookies that were not included in the first two series.


    Back Of the Jed Lowrie Gold parallel numbered to 2012

    Back Of Jackie Robinson mini
     Inserts: I like the designs the sparkle and the mini's. What I don't like is how easy these inserts are to come by. You get at least two or three per pack. Thats way too many. I would like to see that many per box. Make then more rare. Make them worth money. There are some base cards now-a-days that are worth more than an insert card. That's a lot different from the 90's.

    Auto: N/A

    Memorabilia:N/A

    Overall: Rookie cards and updated uniforms for players is what we like about this product. The inserts are aplenty so it will be easy to get your money back out of retail packs.

    Ratings:  Bloggers Note: Our ratings are based specifically on the blaster, box or packs we opened and do not express what the overall product could bring. Ratings based on a 1-5. 1 Being the lowest and 5 being the highest.
                    Packaging: 3
                    Base Design: 3
                    Insert Design: 5
                    Memorablila/Autographs: n/a
                    Blaster, Hobby Box, or Pack Value: 4