Saturday, November 9, 2013

Yard Sale Find # 13 Miscellaneous Box

We recently posted about a Yard Sale we went to and picked up a bunch of sports cards at (mostly baseball). We thought it would be fun to take you on the journey with us to discover what is inside of every box, every single we got picking out the best ones along the way to show. We hope you enjoy the trip and comments are always welcomed.

Here was a very interesting box. This one was one wan an 800 ct boxe and with no markings of what was within, it was a very fun dig with a few small surprises. One of them being the fact it was PACKED with inserts.

 

 
Once again..love Gold Label and really miss the product!

 

 

 
Brad Penny and Joe Crede prospect cards

  


 

 

 
Adam Greenberg and Brandon Wheedon (Weeden is how you really spell it). Bet the Brown's fans wished he stayed in baseball....

  

 


I liked finding this card. Always a Sp Authentic fan and Mark Mulder was dominant one point in his career


 


Harry Potter? Well kind of a cool addition

And sadly it wasn't all that was in the box.We only picked out the cards that stood out to us. If we hadn't, this post may have gone on forever ;)

Let's hear your thoughts on this long gallery of photo's.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Yard Sale Find # 12: 2001 Bowman Baseball

We recently posted about a Yard Sale we went to and picked up a bunch of sports cards at (mostly baseball). We thought it would be fun to take you on the journey with us to discover what is inside of every box, every single we got picking out the best ones along the way to show. We hope you enjoy the trip and comments are always welcomed.

It's pretty obvious why we wanted to pick up this box at the yard sale. The outside of the box was marked 2001 Bowman. And the first thought that jumped to mind was..Pujols..Pujols..Pujols.. Now, we never did find Albert in here, but there were plenty of other great rookies we found.


 

Stack and stack of prospect and rookie cards

 
Some of the key ones, Betemit, Blalock, Hafner and Ludwick

 
Morneau was a great find. We didn't have any of his rookie cards


And the best find of the box. A Jose Reyes rookie card. One thing to take note of the cards however, most were in great condition. However, being jammed in a box for 12 years didn't do these any good. The wax on the cards stuck them together and some we had to peel apart taking off some of the black border on the back of the card. It was a little disappointing, but what can you do. They are still in near mint condition. Most are Mint.

Let us know your thoughts on this find and we will continue to post from this lot of baseball cards we got at the yard sale. We are starting to narrow things down and only have 4 big boxes to post about. When we go through them, you guys will be the first to know the results!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Yard Sale Find # 11: Ex 2001 Baseball

We recently posted about a Yard Sale we went to and picked up a bunch of sports cards at (mostly baseball). We thought it would be fun to take you on the journey with us to discover what is inside of every box, every single we got picking out the best ones along the way to show. We hope you enjoy the trip and comments are always welcomed.

  

 

Alright...stop drooling on your keyboard. This product was so stunning to me. And yes, that's my opinion you may not feel the same but these were so stunning and so innovative for the 90's. The use of acetate and thick silver rainbow "sprinkle" board made these cards and player jump out at you in a 3-D approach. As we mentioned in our last post about Ex2000, the Ex2001 edition was much more drool worthy.


 

 


Ex2001 baseball design was also used for football and basketball and was something else I collected. I had to have all sports for both years. At that time, this was a high end product so I couldn't buy too much at a time .However, I truly wished I had kept what I had.

Ex2001 baseball was produced in 1998. Which this years product included autographs and memorabilia pieces as the start of the overuse of jersey and autograph cards era boomed. I think the product was great without it. But hey, can't stop a revolution.

Box Breakdown:
24 packs per box, 5 cards per pack (much more than the previous years that only included 2 cards per pack)

Parallel sets:
Essential Credentials Now (Veterans numbered to 299)
Essential Credentials Future (Rookies numbered to 29)
30 Rookies (10 numbered to 2999, 10 numbered to 2499, 10 numbered to 1999 - over 10,000 will be Autographed)
Wall of Fame 1:24
Behind the Numbers 1:33 (Game Worn Jersey cards, some Autographed)
Base Inks (Autographed Derek Jeter World Series Game Used Base cards)



Upon our digging, other than finding roughly 35 base cards, we found these inserts buried within. The best of the group being Livan Hernandez. This set wasn't quite put together like the Ex2000's we found, but still will be something we treasure.

And speaking of treasures, that's what you would call some of their inserts now-a-days. Pulling the Essential Credentials Now or the Essential Credentials Future may not have seen like much then, but they are now HOT inserts to have especially for basketball. I am shaking my head as I type this knowing what I may have lost.

Let us know your thoughts on this design and find. As always we love to hear from you guys!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Yard Sale Find # 10 Ex 2000 Baseball

We recently posted about a Yard Sale we went to and picked up a bunch of sports cards at (mostly baseball). We thought it would be fun to take you on the journey with us to discover what is inside of every box, every single we got picking out the best ones along the way to show. We hope you enjoy the trip and comments are always welcomed.

 

When I saw a box marked Ex 2000, I immediately scooped it up. I knew already what I was getting. Would the box have flair and possible big time hits..most likely no. And that isn't the reason I wanted it. It was for these cards. Yup, base cards. How many collectors now-a-days get excited over base cards..well this guy does!

 

 


This design is spectacular. Rainbow cardboard with different colored borders. A full action shot of a player in front of an acetate background.  This kind of design is one of the very few that I enjoy that don't involve action photography. This also happens to be one of the brands I  really miss. I know I say I miss a lot of them, but this one truly is at the top.

At one point in my collecting career, I had this set put together. But, time wore on and when I was still living at home my father decided to sell it. So finding some of the base cards again, which I found out that it was about 8 cards short of a set, was very exciting. 

Ex2000 baseball came out in 1997 and was created by the geniuses at Fleer (which rights are now owned by Upper Deck).

Here is what a box breakdown is for the product:

24 packs per box, 2 cards per pack

Parallels:
Credentials - numbered to 299
Essential Credentials - numbered to 99


Inserts:
A Cut Above 1:288
Emerald Autographs 1:500
Hall or Nothing 1:20
Star Date 2000 1:9


It was a product for baseball, basketball, football. The Ex line didn't make it too many years but I always enjoyed what they brought to the table for base cards. In my next Yard Sale post will be an even better designed Ex set that came out the following year in Ex2001.

There are also treasures to find in this product too, that's what you would call some of their inserts now-a-days anyways. Pulling the Credentials and the Essential Credentials may not have seen like much then, but they are now HOT inserts to have especially for basketball. I am shaking my head as I type this knowing what I may have lost back then and could no longer afford now.

Let me know your thoughts on this pretty product.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

FANdom Card Of The Day:2012-13 Panini Preferred Rookie Mem Anthony Davis/Michael Kidd-Gilchrist/Bradley Beal/Kyrie Irving/Derrick Williams/Enes Kanter


2012-13 Panini Preferred Rookie Memorabilia #10 Anthony Davis/Michael Kidd-Gilchrist/Bradley Beal/Kyrie Irving/Derrick Williams/Enes Kanter Jsy 168/249

Thanks goes out to Jammin JDcards for providing us with today's FANdom Card Of The Day!

Yard Sale Find # 9: 2001 Topps Fusion Baseball

We recently posted about a Yard Sale we went to and picked up a bunch of sports cards at (mostly baseball). We thought it would be fun to take you on the journey with us to discover what is inside of every box, every single we got picking out the best ones along the way to show. We hope you enjoy the trip and comments are always welcomed.

I hadn't actually heard of this product before. And if I had, I definitely hadn't bought any. Topps Fusion is exactly what the product title states, if Fuses multiple Topps products into one big one. There is Bowman's Best, Topps Gold Label, Topps Finest, Topps Gallery, Topps Stadium Club built into this one product.

 Depending on what number in the base set a card was, depended on which Topps product was there. For example, Card numbers ending in a 1 or 6 are done in the style of Bowman's Best. And from there on the different Topps products fill up a base set.

 

Bowman's Best is a missed Topps product of mine. I really liked the different base card appeal with the rainbow shine.

 

 
Topps Gallery, another Topps product that got axed, was a weird addition to this product I think. Doesn't seem to fit in.But maybe they did it to offset all of the glimmer. I think Topps Chrome would have been a better fit however.

 

 
One of the only Topps products that offered amazing photography along with it being borderless, Stadium Club I think is a sad loss for Topps. I am about action photography and most of the time their products don't provide that anymore. Or if they do a border takes up a lot of the card. That's what made this Topps product superb.


 

 
And who doesn't miss Gold Label?  I guess if Topps made this Fusion product now-a-days with the same products it should be called 2013 Topps Why Did We Get Rid Of Some Of These?

Another thing to note about Topps Fusion baseball 2001 that it's the only product that offers a Marco Scutaro rookie card. Which we did not find in this assorted box.

Let us know your thoughts on this product and if you have ever tried it.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Oakland Raiders/NY Giants

Here is our EIGHTH entry into the NY Giants/Panini America Promo Contest!

All you have to do to enter is comment with the Total Points for this game without going over. Remember that cards only get added to the pot if the Giants win this game. However, you can still "win" for the week either way. The person with the most "wins" at the end of the year wins the pot.

The Week 7 of our contest victory goes to MRBLU1976 who guessed the only low score of 20 when the total of the Giants/Eagles Game was 22.

GIANTS WIN!! GIANTS WIN!!! Not only do they win..YOU DO!! We have added another card to the pot bumping it up to 4.

Here are the updated standings:

Zac Smith                               2 WIN
Mrblu1976                             1 WIN
GRADY MALACHOWSKI  1 WIN
Scott N.                                 1 WIN 
Dennis                                    1 WIN
JJ HERNANDEZ                   1 WIN 
JAMIE B                                1 WIN


ENTRIES ARE DUE BY 1 PM E.T. SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10TH

*CONTEST ONLY OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY! SORRY!

FANdom Card Of The Day:2013 Rookies and Stars Rookie Autographs Longevity Black Aaron Dobson 05/10

2013 Rookies and Stars Rookie Autographs Longevity Black #101 Aaron Dobson 05/10

We hope you enjoy this FANdom Card Of The Day. Thanks goes out to Jammin JDcards for providing it.

Yard Sale Find # 8 2000 Topps Chrome Baseball/ 2000 UD Pros&Prosp

We recently posted about a Yard Sale we went to and picked up a bunch of sports cards at (mostly baseball). We thought it would be fun to take you on the journey with us to discover what is inside of every box, every single we got picking out the best ones along the way to show. We hope you enjoy the trip and comments are always welcomed.


This box contained box 2000 Topps Chrome and 2000 Upper Deck Pro's and Prospect Cards.


 
Always been a Chromie, but man, these cards really bend. Especially these ones that had sat around in a box for awhile. Going to take a stack of books to fix.

It actually turned out that their was a complete base set of 2000 Upper Deck Pros and Prospects. We also found this card stuck at the end of the base set:


Let us know your thoughts on this find. Gotta say the most exciting find from the box was the Vernon Wells. The Topps Chrome stack was all base cards and not even a star player other than the Gwynn. The set was pretty cool, but we think the Wells was the value find in the box.