Saturday, December 28, 2013

Do Cards Affect Which Teams You Root On In The Playoffs?

I for one admit that my cards affect who I root on in any sports playoff, whether I like the team or not. However, I do stick to three important rules. The first rule is obvious, my teams must be eliminated from the playoffs. Second rule, no matter the circumstances, I will not root on a New England team including the Patriots, Bruins, Red Sox, Celtics. Third rule only pertains football (because the Red Sox fall under rule 2), I will not root on a division rival. Outside of this, it's wide open.

For example, last years Super Bowl, I had to root on the Ravens. My Ravens cards surpassed the 49er ones I had. Even though I don't sell anything, I still like to see up arrows on important cards in my collection. The same rule applies for any sport such as last season's NBA Finals. I had to root the Heat on. I had better cards of them though I like underdogs to win and not the same teams (unless my own).

If my Giants are in the playoffs, expect me to be rooting on my team
So now with the Giants out of the running in the playoffs this year, expect me to be tweeting out or posting on Facebook about teams I am hoping to win. And now you will know the reason behind it.

I don't know if I am the only collector who does this or if you guys do to. But as always would love to hear your thoughts and especially hear if you do this as well.

Friday, December 27, 2013

FANdom Card Of The Day: 2012-13 Panini Intrigue Intriguing Players Gold #27 Kobe Bryant 05/10 RARE

2012-13 Panini Intrigue Intriguing Players Gold #27 Kobe Bryant 05/10 RARE

Thanks to Jammin JDcards for providing us with this FANdom Card Of The Day. If you would like to provide us with your favorite card or cards and be featured on our FANdom Card Of The Day segment, email us at sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com with the following: Your Name, A Card Picture, What The Card Is. As EZ as Chocolate Cream Pie...mmmmmm..

Thursday, December 26, 2013

DACardworld Christmas Break The Final One: Panini Black Football 2012

So for Christmas every year, I am allowed to give a list of what cards I want for Christmas. Out of that list a couple boxes would be chosen. I will break those down over the next few days to show you how we did..

The final box was a product I had really wanted to try in 2012 Panini Black. It was a high end brand on dacardworld.com but they had it at a reasonable price so I took the chance. Glad I did.. Once again, the one thing this Christmas I did specify due to the lack of good rookies in the 2013 class was that I wanted 2012 product. And my wishes came true.

Such a slick design
One of two rookies I found. But this was the bigger name.

Gold Parallel

Numbered inserts


Nice Curtis Martin

The reason I wanted this product was for the rookie autographs because they looked so sweet and now I have to wait to see it!

This was the first hit actually in the pack...great way to kick it off but the next card was the top notch finisher!

BOOM SHAKAKLALALALA!

Dual autograph numbered 1/10 of Cam Newton and Deion Neon Sanders!

This made for a great Christmas break! Always wanted an auto of these guys!

Must also say, Panini Black is an excellent product. The designs are really well done. The cards are really thick and you can pull some really cool stuff. And though you would think a product done on black cardboard would chip a lot, didn't see any chipping in this break.

As always, comments are encouraged on the break or on the pull. Would also enjoy feedback on Panini Black as well!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas From Sport Card Collectors

Today I decided to take a day off from posting about cards. As much as I know most of you like to hang around on here :), I thought today you should take some time for your family.

So today, I came on to say how much I appreciate the support here on Sport Card Collectors from first you guys, the readers. I also appreciate the support from The Pack Gambler, Jammin JDcards, and BCW Supplies.

And I especially appreciate the support from Panini America. Without them,  Sport Card Collectors blog wouldn't be what it is today. So thank you!

So for today's post, I just wanted to wish you a...

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HOPE ALL OF YOU HAVE A VERY HAPPY HOLIDAY!

I hope all of you spend good times with family, eat great food and have some sick mojo if you find cards under your tree! Tomorrow be on the lookout for the most recent Christmas break results with a big hit! 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

DACardworld Christmas Break # 3: Totally Certified Football 2012

So for Christmas every year, I am allowed to give a list of what cards I want for Christmas. Out of that list a couple boxes would be chosen. I will break those down over the next few days to show you how we did.

The third box was one of my favorite all time products in Totally Certified was on sale dacardworld.com. And the one thing this Christmas I did specify due to the lack of good rookies in the 2013 class was that I wanted 2012 product. And my wishes came true.

Here is how I did and one hit was a nice one.


Blue parallel

Blue parallel jersey card. Really like the Rams gold colored jersey on this card. Really looks great.

Eli!! You know I am lovin this hit!

Cool design and nice swatch!


Was hoping this guy was the future for Indy...guess he could still be

 And BOOM! Luke Kuechly Totally Certified GOLD auto!
Not a bad break. Got an Eli jersey card and the Kuechly saved the overall break and was my first Gold from Totally Certified. Obviously finding bigger named rookies would have been more fun but not TOTALLY upset with this break.

Your thoughts are always encouraged and wait until the final break for Christmas..that one contained a monster! However, you will have to wait til the day after Christmas!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Winner Of Our NY Giants/Panini America Promo

Well, just like this contest and my blog yesterday (published two stories that were meant for today), the NY Giants season just never seemed to take off the way we wanted. The Giants wins prevented us from giving more away. The amount of participants made us cut this contest a week short. But, when all is said and done, there is still a winner who will be taking home around 10 insert/rookie cards and a big congrats goes out to: JJ Hernandez!!

Please email us your address to sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com!

 As for the final week, this is how it went down. Zac Smith led JJ HERNANDEZ and @rjdub81 by one game. So we had two tiebreakers to separate things so we wouldn't have to take this game into overtime.  @rjdub81 went over the point total in yesterday's game so that eliminated him. But JJ Hernandez was closer in points so he won for the week tying him with Zac. Then it comes to the tiebreakers. Both chose the Lions. That was wrong. Then it came down to the Eli's total yards and in the end JJ was closer to the total pulling off a big comeback just like the Giants did in the final week.

Congrats to our winner and thanks to everyone who participated. More contests on the way!

DACardworld Christmas Break # 2: Absolute Memorabilia Blaster Boxes 2011

So for Christmas every year, I am allowed to give a list of what cards I want for Christmas. Out of that list a couple boxes would be chosen. I will break those down over the next few days to show you how we did.

The second box was a Absolute Memorabilia Blaster Box lot of 3 that was on sale dacardworld.com. 2011 is another strong rookie year with Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick, Mark Ingram among others so taking a risk on a cheap blaster lot that guaranteed an auto or jersey card was no loss at all.

A clean design with not too much border. Very nice.

Spectrum Parallels. The Blue one is numbered to 100.

A good amount of inserts

Blaster # 1 had this

Blaster # 2 had this one. I really like the red.

And the best hit of the blasters, despite being a Patriot

Overall, not a bad break. Got a base card set. Got some rookies. Three hits. And I believe the lot was the price of what one blaster would be so you can't argue with these results. I was hoping that an autograph would be found as one of the hits, but I also had a feeling that most of these are packed with jersey cards.  

Must also note that I really like the design of the memorabilia cards. And that the Tools Of The Trade ones are both numbered.

Let's hear your thoughts on this break. And tomorrow will be an even better break!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Winners Of The What's On Your Panini Gift List Contest

First off, note that we put WINNERS instead of winner. That's right. Sport Card Collector Claus couldn't just choose one random winner for this contest. So we are choosing four random winners!

The winner of the main prize lot is JJ Hernandez! He takes home this!

Boldin is numbered to 99
Peyton is numbered to 99
Bowe is numbered to 49
 
 

Our other THREE winners will take home an envelope with 3-5 random Panini insert/rookie cards. Those winners are Brandon Paxton, Kent Richie and Mark Killebrew. Congrats to all four winners. We wished we could give all of you something since it's the holiday's but remember we are always doing contests so you never know when it will be your turn!

Winners, email us your address to sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com. You will have 7 days to claim your prizes or they will be regiven away.

Please remember to thank Panini America and Tracy Hackler for providing these prizes for the contest. Without their support we wouldn't be able to do what we do on here!

Results from the latest Jammin JDcards Breaks!

In the latest round of breaks for Jammin JDcards we find a couple of nice patch cards and a tough parallel redemption hit. Once again, you just don't know what you are going to hit if you don't get in on one of his breaks!

To join one, follow this link and see what's available:HERE

First up for show are the hits from Totally Certified Basketball 2013-2014:

 This is a really SWEEETT Rasheed Wallace 13/25

Now up for show is the hits from the 2013 Strata with a pretty sick hit at the bottom


Stevie Brown redemption #/10

Check out this #BIGMOJO hit on the Barkley. That is just sickly awesome! Congrats to whoever hit that!

Once again, Jammin JDcards has proven he can get some really nice pulls. The question here is, are you joining in their breaks to give yourself a chance at them?

Christmas Gift # 1. Free Box From Dacardworld.com (Goodwin Champions 2012 Blaster)

So for Christmas every year, I am allowed to give a list of what cards I want for Christmas. Out of that list a couple boxes would be chosen. I will break those down over the next few days to show you how we did.

The first box is a freebie item from dacardworld.com that comes from a list of items you can choose from when you spend over a certain amount.

Goodwin Champions is one of my favorite Upper Deck products. It comes with a fun variety of sports, non sports and personalities. With a blaster box being an option, we were hoping for a pull as well.


 

 
Even though not usually a fan of artsy approaches on cards due to rather having action photography, I do like how Upper Deck did these.There is such a classy approach to the base cards.

Another thing I also like about Goodwins is the added mix of sports and non-sports personalities. Just a fun product seeing who could be in your packs. Also fun at the amazing things you might hit as well.

 
Mini's! Get 5 Goodwin Champions Minis per box!

 

 We beat those odds by also pulling 2 Lady Luck mini parallels 

Overall, not a bad blaster break but nothing overly exciting. I always enjoy minis! Hopefully the rest of the Christmas break will be exciting. As I break each box I will be taking you guys on the ride. So wish me luck!