Saturday, December 21, 2013

Another Blaster Break Of 2013 Topps Chrome Football

The first blaster of Topps Chrome Football 2013 was not enough. I had to have more. The difference this time is this blaster came with the same amount of packs and cards, just didn't come with a relic. I have heard there are two different forms of Chrome blasters out there. Assuming there must be a difference between Target and Walmart ones.

However, as Topps Chrome has proven time and time again, it's still the best retail buy for $20 with or without the relic. This blaster came very colorful!

Love this picture...do the salsa Cruuuuuuuuuuzzzz!!!

Hopkins rookie card. Guy is second leading rookie wide receiver!


The mini chromes look so much better than the basic mini's from Topps flagship.



These are really cool!

Even had some Camo refractor action right in the first pack!

And then my favorite pull from the blaster that's numbered to 499 in Eddie Lacy purple refractor. I seem to be finding him a lot in my packs and I don't have a problem with it. He has proven himself many times this year. If he continues to do so and with a healthy Aaron Rodgers, they would be tough to beat.

Once again I feel great about this purchase. You just never know what you are going to find in a pack of Chrom. And once again I feel like got more than my value back with the number of rookie cards and parallels.

Let's hear your thoughts on Topps Chrome or this break!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Upper Deck releases #FREE Hockey Card Day Checklist!

On Saturday January 18th, 2014 hockey card collectors in Canada and the USA will be lining up at a participating hobby shop to get a FREE pack of UD NHL cards just for visiting. That's right..FREE CARDS just for visiting.

Yesterday, Upper Deck released the checklist for the FREE HOCKEY cards in this promotion. There is quite a nice lineup with a mix of rookies from the Double Rookie class among legends of the game.

Here is the checklist among more images from the set. Upper Deck has also released all of the images that you can find on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

2014-Upper-Deck-National-Hockey-Card-Day-Canada-Rookies-Nathan-MacKinnon
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Nathan MacKinnonColoradoAvalancheCanada’s Rookies
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Jonathan HuberdeauFloridaPanthersCanada’s Rookies
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Alex GalchenyukMontrealCanadiensCanada’s Rookies
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Dougie HamiltonBostonBruinsCanada’s Rookies
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Morgan RiellyTorontoMaple LeafsCanada’s Rookies
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Nail YakupovEdmontonOilersCanada’s Rookies
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Justin SchultzEdmontonOilersCanada’s Rookies
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Sean MonahanCalgaryFlamesCanada’s Rookies
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Brendan GallagherMontrealCanadiensCanada’s Rookies
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Cory ConacherOttawaSenatorsCanada’s Rookies
2014-Upper-Deck-National-Hockey-Card-Day-Canada-Sidney-Crosby
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Steven StamkosTampa BayLightningPride of Canada
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Sidney CrosbyPittsburghPenguinsPride of Canada
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Martin St. LouisTampa BayLightningPride of Canada
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Taylor HallEdmontonOilersPride of Canada
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Claude GirouxPhiladelphiaFlyersPride of Canada
2014-Upper-Deck-National-Hockey-Card-Day-Canada-Bobby-Orr
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Wayne GretzkyEdmontonOilersHockey Heroes
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Mario LemieuxPittsburghPenguinsHockey Heroes
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Bobby OrrBostonBruinsHockey Heroes
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Steve YzermanDetroitRed WingsHockey Heroes
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Dale HawerchukWinnipegJetsHockey Heroes
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J. Huberdeau/Nathan MacKinnonFlorida/ColoradoPanthers/AvalancheMemorable Moments 
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Aleksander BarkovFloridaPanthersAmerica’s Rookies
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Alex GalchenyukMontrealCanadiensAmerica’s Rookies
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Beau BennettPittsburghPenguinsAmerica’s Rookies
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Charlie CoyleMinnesotaWildAmerica’s Rookies
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Brock NelsonNew YorkIslandersAmerica’s Rookies
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Filip ForsbergNashvillePredatorsAmerica’s Rookies
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Petr MrazekDetroitRed WingsAmerica’s Rookies
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Seth JonesNashvillePredatorsAmerica’s Rookies
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Tomas HertlSan JoseSharksAmerica’s Rookies
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Valeri NichushkinDallasStarsAmerica’s Rookies
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David BackesSt. LouisBluesStars in Stripes
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Jonathan QuickLos AngelesKingsStars in Stripes
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Patrick KaneChicagoBlackhawksStars in Stripes
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Phil KesselTorontoMaple LeafsStars in Stripes
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Zach PariseMinnesotaWildStars in Stripes
2014-Upper-Deck-National-Hockey-Card-Day-USA-Brett-Hull
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Bill GuerinPittsburghPenguinsAmerican Icons
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Brett HullSt. LouisBluesAmerican Icons
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Doug WeightCarolinaHurricanesAmerican Icons
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Mike ModanoDallasStarsAmerican Icons
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Tony EspositoChicagoBlackhawksAmerican Icons
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Alex Galchenyuk/Seth JonesMontreal/NashvilleCanadiens/PredatorsMemorable Moments   

 

FANdom Card Of The Day: 2013 Panini Prizm USA Baseball Prizms Signatures #7 Alex Gordon Auto

2013 Panini Prizm USA Baseball Prizms Signatures #7 Alex Gordon Auto 01/25

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

FANdom Card Of The Day: 2013 Finest X-Fractors #91 Yasiel Puig

2013 Finest X-Fractors #91 Yasiel Puig

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

FANdom Card Of The Day: 2013 Limited Monikers Autographs Gold #48 Cecil Shorts


2013 Limited Monikers Autographs Gold #48 Cecil Shorts 16/25 Jaguars

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

FREE HOCKEY CARDS??! Upper Deck says yes!

On Saturday January 18th, 2014 fans in Canada and the USA will be lining up at a participating hobby shop to get a FREE pack of UD NHL cards just for visiting. Also, at select retail locations fans can get a special 8-card sheet for free. That's not a typo..FOR FREE!

NHCD_BANNER_CANADA  NHCD_BANNER_USA

And since this is a special year with the double rookie class, Upper Deck has doubled the amount of rookies to appear in this set from five cards to ten! That's awesome. Collectors in Canada can chase down rookie cards of players like Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Huberdeau, Alex Galchenyuk, Nail Yakupov and Sean Monahan. While collectors in the USA can look for popular rookie cards of players like Tomas Hertl, Seth Jones, Petr Mrazek, Brock Nelson and Valeri Nichushkin. Meaning to complete a set you need 20 cards for both of each USA and Canada instead of the usual 10 to complete it.

Also available on National Hockey Card Day as a gift with any $10 purchase of current Upper Deck hockey cards is a special 21st bonus card for each set. These Memorable Moments cards feature two rookies each from Double Rookie Class. The Canadian version features Canadian-born players Jonathan Huberdeau and Nathan MacKinnon, while the American version features American-born players Alex Galchenyuk and Seth Jones. Who wouldn't want to add this to their collection!

Not to mention, these are not just base cards Upper Deck is handing away for FREE. Upper Deck will also be randomly inserting autograph cards for a handful of the players in the set in the packs as well!

Here is a small sampling of the gallery of cards you could get in these packs to wet your appetite til January.

2014-National-Hockey-Card-Day-Canada-Upper-Deck-Rookies-Sean-Monahan  2014-National-Hockey-Card-Day-Canada-Upper-Deck-Rookies-Morgan-Rielly 2014-National-Hockey-Card-Day-Canada-Upper-Deck-Steven-Stamkos 2014-National-Hockey-Card-Day-Canada-Upper-Deck-Mario-Lemieux 2014-Upper-Deck-National-Hockey-Card-Day-USA-America-Rookies-Valeri-Nichushkin 2014-Upper-Deck-National-Hockey-Card-Day-USA-America-Rookies-Tomas-Hertl 2014-Upper-Deck-National-Hockey-Card-Day-USA-America-Patrick-Kane 2014-Upper-Deck-National-Hockey-Card-Day-USA-America-Doug-Weight 

Here are the two bonus cards, #21 in the set for USA and Canada

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You can find more information on this National Holiday by visiting Upper Deck on FACEBOOK,  their National Hockey Card Page , TWITTER, or on their company blog: http://upperdeckblog.com/

Also let us know if you will be participating in January. Would love to hear about it!

FANdom Card Of The Day: 2012 Panini Prominence Unlimited Potential Materials Combos Prime #3 David Wilson/Isaiah Pead Jsy

2012 Panini Prominence Unlimited Potential Materials Combos Prime #3 David Wilson/Isaiah Pead Jsy 01/49

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Monday, December 16, 2013

FINAL GAME: NY GIANTS @ DETROIT LIONS

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

Now, since this is the FINAL ENTRY into our NY Giants/Panini America promo and since the three who still can win it are really close we need more than Total Points for this game without going over just in case of tie breakers.

Here are the three players that remain and can WIN the pot!
Zac Smith                              
JJ HERNANDEZ                
@rjdub81                              

So to enter this week, you must GIVE US THE TOTAL POINTS WITHOUT GOING OVER,  and two tiebreakers, the winner of the game, and how many yards Eli Manning will throw for. The person with the most wins, wins. The tiebreakers will settle the rest if needed.

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 13 of our contest victory goes to NOBODY since everyone guessed over.

I have no comments on the awful game against Seattle. The defense played very well. Offense wasn't there. Can't wait for next season!

NOTE: THIS IS THE FINAL WEEK. EVEN THOUGH ONLY 3 HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN THIS CONTEST, WE WOULD STILL LOVE TO SEE MORE ENTRIES PLAYING FOR FUN AND ACCEPTING THE CHALLENGE.

Here are the updated standings:

Zac Smith                               3 WIN
JJ HERNANDEZ                   2 WIN
@rjdub81                               2 WIN
Mrblu1976                             1 WIN
Thomas Young                        1 WIN
GRADY MALACHOWSKI  1 WIN

Scott N.                                 1 WIN 
Dennis                                    1 WIN
aa8a5804-8a87-11e2-ad83-000bcdcb8a73 1 WIN
JAMIE B                                1 WIN 
Whitley Gilbert                        1 WIN

ENTRIES ARE DUE BY 4 PM E.T. SUNDAY DECEMBER 22nd

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

FANdom Card Of The Day: 2013 Topps Chrome Camo Refractors #175 Russell Wilson

2013 Topps Chrome Camo Refractors #175 Russell Wilson 391/499

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Results From The Latest Jammin JDcard Breaks

If you missed another Jammin JDcards break, you would have missed again some #BIGMOJO. This time Jammin JDcards broke Topps Prime Football 2013, Panini Limited Basketball 12-13 and Panini Intrigue basketball 12-13.

Here are the results from the break:


Some sweet hits here. Dion Jordan auto/relic. One sick Tavon Austin piece. And the a dual relic of top rookie QB's. 
 Limited Basketball:


 And onto another #BIGMOJO hit from Intrigue basketball

 #BIGMOJO hit for the second straight week! Another Kevin Durant auto was found!

So don't miss out on the next upcoming breaks! You just never know if you will be the lucky recipient of some #BIGMOJO!

Review: Totally Certified Football 2013

Box Break Down:
  • 6 Packs Per Box, 5 Cards Per Pack
  • Two Autographed Cards Per Box
  • Three Memorabilia Cards Per Box
  • Four Freshman Phenoms Per Box
  • 6 Hits Per Box
  • $110 per box
 



BASE CARDS: If you like micro etching like us, boy did Panini do a great job of it this year in Totally Certified. They completely remade the angles of how the micro etching is done. The flow or wave of the etching is spectacular.They even look great on this years new base card additions Freshman Phenoms and Thanksgiving which showcases all of the great moments in the Thanksgiving games. There are also autograph and parallels of those.

INSERTS: It took a second glance to notice this parallel but after reading card backs and seeing that Peyton's was numbered, we figured it was the blue parallel. And now upon appearance of it, you can see that the top and bottom corner colors are different. I do wished there was a better way to tell. Maybe "blue" the whole card.

There are other parallels to find as well! Usually two per box.



AUTOGRAPHS:  You usually find 3 autographs in a box. We were impressed to find two Freshman Fabric autographs. That must not happen too often. Both of them are up and coming stars. The design is remade this year as well. We like the balance on the card Panini used. There is just enough player, autograph, swatch and writing. The design team did great this year on the Freshman Fabric autos.

Our third autograph we have never heard of. But it's the Freshman Phenom design with an autograph on it.


JERSEY/PATCH CARDS:Micro-etching + jersey card=sweetness. Even plain and boring one color swatches look spectacular against the micro-etching.

Above we pulled one of our favorite dual jersey cards out there in Stitches In Time. We got one pairing the leagues top two tight ends. But you can also find other star players (current and retired) in this set including duals, triples and quads jersey cards, numbered from 299 to 25 or less.

OVERALL THOUGHTS: Another well designed football product release in 2013. I think companies have upped their game this season making products more appealing and adding more veteran content due to the lack of top rookies in the class. Panini definitely did that here. Product is a little steep in price for the average collector, but we recommend it. There is a lot of good finds in here and a very impressive card design for the overall product.