Saturday, October 19, 2013

Winner Of The BCW Prize Pack!

Now that the NLCS has come to a close, we now have a winner in our contest with BCW Supplies. There were 6 of you who guessed the Cardinals winning the series in 6 games but we can only have one winner...so congrats goes out to Nathan Bell who was randomly selected from the group.
 
Nathan, please email us at sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com so we can mail out the insert cards you have won from us along with that we will pass your address onto BCW Supplies so they can ship out your prize pack.

If you didn't win this contest, don't fret, there are plenty more to come. In the meantime however, go check out BCW Supplies website if you are in need of card supplies and you can find that HERE. There is a lot to choose from and they are to the highest quality. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in this contest and as always please make sure to thank BCW Supplies for providing the prizes for this contest. 

Crusading My Pack Gamber Mail Day # 2

I recently got a 5 Card Mail Day from The Pack Gambler. One of which I spoke about with my last mail day post from him. All of the cards are from his storefront that you can locate HERE. There are many items and spectacular cards to find there such as the ones I am about to show off.

 

 

 
There is just something about these eye stunners that I must keep adding them to my collection. 
I know I will probably never get the set, though it would be a dream, but I will keep adding them when I come across them and hey, you never know.

Let me know your thoughts on this recent addition from the PACK GAMBLER STORE FRONT. I recommend that you go there as well, some great deals and good finds there.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Totally Excited: Totally Certified Football Returns For 2013

One of my favorite football card products year in and year out since it's return (was originally a 1997 product before Panini revived it) by Panini is Totally Certified. And I will be the first to tell you my love of the product is because of it's micro-etched technology used on the cards.

2013 Totally Certified Football Geno 

Take this Geno Smith for example, now with Panini's pre-images from their blog you can't see the micro-etching as well, but when they show live images of it, it will be stunning. I am actually picturing it right now in my head. And if you want a better view of what the micro etching will look like search our blog for Totally Certified. I like the NEW design on this years Freshman Fabric. It no longer has jersey pieces hidden within writing and the pieces are just out in the open now with bigger swatches.

One of my favorite memorabilia sets comes also from this product:
2013 Totally Certified Football Stitches In Time 
Stitches In Time comes in Single, Dual, Triple and Quad versions with the pairings, such as the one on this card, of top notch players from this era and previous era's. 

There will be those famous Totally Certified base card parallels also in Totally Red, Totally Blue, Totally Gold, Totally Green and Totally Black

Due out November 27, 2013 Totally Certified Football continues with its hit-per-pack with two autographs, three memorabilia cards and an additional autograph or memorabilia card in every six-pack box.

Let us know your thoughts on this product.

Winner's Of Our DAILY Player Of The Day Contest

CONGRATS GOES OUT TO THE FOLLOWING THREE PEOPLE WHO HAVE WON PRIZES IN OUR DAILY PLAYER OF THE DAY CONTEST!

1st Place Mrblu1976


1ST PLACE WILL SCORE THIS 6 PACK SILVER PLAYER OF THE DAY PACK LOT, 1 PACK OF SCORE FOOTBALL 2013 AND A PANINI 2013 HOF PACK
2nd Place Jammin JDcards
3rd Place Miami Vice

 
2ND AND 3RD PLACE WILL SCORE 2 PANINI PLAYER OF THE DAY SILVER PACKS!

Winners please email us your address to sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com! We will get those out to you. Thanks to everyone who participated in this part of our promotion! Remember there are MANY other promos going on! One of them ENDS TODAY LINK IS HERE: http://sportcardcollectors.blogspot.com/2013/09/sport-card-collectors-player-of-day_27.html. MAKE SURE TO ENTER THAT ONE AND THE OTHERS. PLUS WE HAVE THREE OTHER CONTESTS WE HAVE YET TO ANNOUNCE!!

Puig! From The Pack Gambler Mail Day # 1

I recently got a 5 Card Mail Day from The Pack Gambler. One of which I spoke about with my last mail day post from him. All of the cards are from his storefront that you can locate HERE. There are many items and spectacular cards to find there such as the ones I am about to show off.

 

Being a collector of usually only "TRUE" Rookie Cards this one at first didn't catch my attention. But,with his rookies as hot as they are right not, adding any form of cardboard with his name on it is a great addition. Glad to also now own his Prizm Rookie Card too. He is a rising star, despite myself not caring much for his attitude and the way he may react on the field sometimes, he could help carry the Dodgers to the World Series so it's a must have.

Let me know your thoughts on this recent addition.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

FINAL PLAYER OF THE DAY #18 (BONUS POINTS)

Here is you way to start earning points in our DAILY CONTEST in our Player Of The Day Promo!

Panini America 2013 NFL POD RC 9a

If you have ANY PANINI CARDS of the featured player of the day, take a picture of the card (doesn't matter if it's a base card, insert, autograph, or memorabilia card as long as it's Panini) of the featured Player Of The Day and email it to us at sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com and you will earn 1 POINT for doing so. If you have pulled our featured Player Of The Day from your pack or packs of Panini Player Of The Day cards (card should look the same as the Ball above), send us a picture of YOU and the card to sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com and you will earn 2 POINTS for doing so.

TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY, YOU WILL EARN 8 POINTS FOR A JERSEY CARD, 10 FOR AN AUTO OF THIS PLAYER FOR HIS PANINI CARDS. YOU MAY ALSO COMBINE AN AUTO OR A JERSEY CARD WITH A BASE CARD AND EARN THE BASE CARD POINTS TOO! LET'S MAKE THIS FINAL DAY INTERESTING!

Entries Due By The End Of The Today

Contest Open To US Residents ONLY!! Sorry! 

We will post winners up by tomorrow! Thanks to everyone who participated in this part of our promotion! 

FAN GALLERY!

 

 
Mrblu1976 Shows off his Montee Ball

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Player Of The Day # 17

Here is you way to start earning points in our DAILY CONTEST in our Player Of The Day Promo!

Panini America 2013 NFL POD RC 8a

If you have ANY PANINI CARDS of the featured player of the day, take a picture of the card (doesn't matter if it's a base card, insert, autograph, or memorabilia card as long as it's Panini) of the featured Player Of The Day and email it to us at sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com and you will earn 1 POINT for doing so. If you have pulled our featured Player Of The Day from your pack or packs of Panini Player Of The Day cards (card should look the same as the Patterson above), send us a picture of YOU and the card to sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com and you will earn 2 POINTS for doing so.

Entries Due By The End Of The Today

Contest Open To US Residents ONLY!! Sorry! 

OUR FAN GALLERY:

 

 
mrblu1976

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Review: Panini Prizm Hockey 2013-2014

First off, I would like to say thanks to the WONDERFUL people at Panini America for providing us with this box to review. Here are many places you can find Panini America: official site, blog, Twitter, and Facebook. If you don't follow them at all..you should! They talk to you on Twitter, have contests on their blog and Facebook and the site is also fun to visit!

 
Box Break Down:
  • 20 Packs Per Box, 6 Cards Per Pack
  • Twenty Rookie Cards Per Box
  • Two Autographs Per Box
  • Two to Three Prizm Parallels Per Box
  • Find One Rookie Card PER PACK
  • $95 Per box

 


BASE CARDS: Panini's double rookie class picks up excitement with the rookie year release of Prizm Hockey. Seems like a lot of rookie in this product to me :) Last year the only way to get Prizm hockey was by buying Panini Rookie Anthology and like we all suspected at that time it was only the beginning trailer in what will become a classic movie.

The base card design is just as impressive as baseballs. I do like the added ROOKIE writing on the front of the rookie cards. And speaking of rookie cards, this product is PACKED with them due to the double rookie class.

There are 200 cards in the base set and 100 rookies making it 300 sweet whopping cards to collect!

 

 

INSERTS:Prizms...enough said. Not really. Panini did a great job carrying over the success from other sports in Prizm over to hockey. I do think just like with baseball inserts last year that some of these could use a little more color, but other than that the design is nice. The Net Defenders is very cool with the net design hidden behind the player.

But, to me, it's not really about the regular inserts. It's about the Prizms. You will find about three per box. We lucked out and got a fourth one that's the orange, hobby only, die cut parallel numbered to 50. One of those seems to be falling one per box. There are also Gold Prizms (numbered to 10) and Finite Black Prizms (numbered to only one) to search for as well. And just like with the 2013 baseball version, the work Prizm appears with the card set number to tell you that it's a parallel.

                                                  

 

AUTOGRAPHS:The design is nice on these especially when they are Prizm versions like our Pavel Bure that's numbered to 20. With such a big rookie class and good checklist of stars as well, Who you find in a box will be a mystery!

There are 125 base autographs with a lot of the players being short printed or super short printed and 74 rookie autographs to chase.

JERSEY/PATCH CARDS:(N/A) though I wished!!


OVERALL THOUGHTS: Panini's dual rookie class rookie debut of Prizm is great. Nice design, fun parallels. And this years product is a great one to start out with because it's rookie packed and we all know this hobby is about the rookie card!

You should do very well in a box and one of the fun parts of Prizm is looking through your packs for the Prizm parallels..which colors will you pull?

Player Of The Day # 16

Here is you way to start earning points in our DAILY CONTEST in our Player Of The Day Promo!

Panini America 2013 NFL POD RC 7a

If you have ANY PANINI CARDS of the featured player of the day, take a picture of the card (doesn't matter if it's a base card, insert, autograph, or memorabilia card as long as it's Panini) of the featured Player Of The Day and email it to us at sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com and you will earn 1 POINT for doing so. If you have pulled our featured Player Of The Day from your pack or packs of Panini Player Of The Day cards (card should look the same as the Hopkins above), send us a picture of YOU and the card to sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com and you will earn 2 POINTS for doing so.

Entries Due By The End Of The Today

Contest Open To US Residents ONLY!! Sorry! 

FAN GALLERY!

 
mrblu1976 showing off some sweet patches!

 
Jammin JDcards with a sweet auto!
 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Review: Panini Prizm Baseball 2013

First off, I would like to say thanks to the WONDERFUL people at Panini America for providing us with this box to review. Here are many places you can find Panini America: official site, blog, Twitter, and Facebook. If you don't follow them at all..you should! They talk to you on Twitter, have contests on their blog and Facebook and the site is also fun to visit!


 Box Break Down:

  • 20 Packs Per Box, 6 Cards Per Pack
  • Two Autograph Cards Per Box
  • Three Prizm Cards Per Box
  • One Top Prospects Card Per Box
  • $90-$95 a box
  


 


 

BASE CARDS
: Panini's very popular Prizm returned to baseball for the 2013 with some improvements in the overall product. The base cards still have the right amount of thickness which will cut down on the bending, the design and technology is the same, the checklist of veterans, legends and rookies (1-2 per pack) returns as well. But NEW to this year is an added colored background behind the player which helps the player stand out more. I like this addition. Last years base cards seemed a little TOO much silver. Nice job by Panini on these. Now if only we can get Panini an MLB license to help with the non-logos.

You must also take note here I FINALLY landed a Yasiel Puig.

 

 


 

 

INSERTS: My biggest complaint about this product last year was it's lack of design in the insert department. This year they took my advice (least I like to think they did) and added much needed color and design to them. One of my favorite inserts in this product in terms of design is the Fearless insert. Something about the fiery flames and the baseball on the cards really standout. I like the improvements they made here.

But once again in terms of inserts for this product and maybe the product overall, it's about the Prizms. Which we also take note that Panini this year added the work "Prizm" to the backs of the parallels just below the card number. So for those who might not notice their rainbow glow will now know if they have one or not. Panini also upped the amount of Prizm's you find in a box from two to three. This box must have been a rare one pounding out 5 base Prizms and a orange die cut.

Every box should include these for inserts:

- Two USA BASEBALL
- Three Fearless
- One Rookie Challengers
- One Top Prospects
- One Band of Brothers

Other Prizms you can get are Gold Prizms (serial numbered to 10), and Black Finite Prizms (serial numbered to One). Also find ALL NEW HOBBY ONLY Orange Die Cut Prizms (serial numbered to 50). Which is what you see above and these seem to be landing one per box.

 



AUTOGRAPHS: The autographed cards in this product are just the base cards with autos on them. So design is the same. The only issue I have with the autographs is due to the large checklist of autos in the product, you might not always or at all land a top tier player in your box. But I guess that's how it works with any product. And the assumption has to be named that some of the big ones are short printed.

Though not a big namer, we did luck out and pull a Prizm auto numbered to 25 of Peter Bourjos.

There will be three levels of the autograph cards in this product, an unnumbered base version, a Prizm version numbered to 25 and a Finite version serial numbered one of one. The checklist is also new from last year.

JERSEY/PATCH CARDS: N/A though I think a nice swatch or patch on this technology with or without an auto would make them BOOM!

OVERALL THOUGHTS: I like the improvements to this years product overall. The design is nice. The parallels are fun chases and the inserts are improved.  I also like how the base cards don't bend. If only Panini had that MLB license for the logo's..man this would be HUGER than it already is and could possibly take down it's competitor!

Player Of The Day # 15

Here is you way to start earning points in our DAILY CONTEST in our Player Of The Day Promo!

Panini America 2013 NFL POD RC 6a

If you have ANY PANINI CARDS of the featured player of the day, take a picture of the card (doesn't matter if it's a base card, insert, autograph, or memorabilia card as long as it's Panini) of the featured Player Of The Day and email it to us at sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com and you will earn 1 POINT for doing so. If you have pulled our featured Player Of The Day from your pack or packs of Panini Player Of The Day cards (card should look the same as the Bell above), send us a picture of YOU and the card to sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com and you will earn 2 POINTS for doing so.

Entries Due By The End Of The Today

Contest Open To US Residents ONLY!! Sorry! 

FAN GALLERY

 
mrblu1976

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Player Of The Day # 14

Here is you way to start earning points in our DAILY CONTEST in our Player Of The Day Promo!

Panini America 2013 NFL POD RC 5a

If you have ANY PANINI CARDS of the featured player of the day, take a picture of the card (doesn't matter if it's a base card, insert, autograph, or memorabilia card as long as it's Panini) of the featured Player Of The Day and email it to us at sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com and you will earn 1 POINT for doing so. If you have pulled our featured Player Of The Day from your pack or packs of Panini Player Of The Day cards (card should look the same as the Lacy above), send us a picture of YOU and the card to sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com and you will earn 2 POINTS for doing so.

Entries Due By The End Of The Today

Contest Open To US Residents ONLY!! Sorry! 

FAN GALLERY!

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mrblu1976

 
Jammin JDcards