Another post in our new series Hobby Topics. This is not so much a post for us to comment about or give our opinions on, this is your chance to let your voice be heard on a variety of topics in the hobby. We are leaving the floor open to you! So comment away! But please no language and keep your answer clean as we do have a younger following as well.
Today's Topic will be about Vintage
What do you consider Vintage in terms of cards? Do you think 80's and 90's cards are vintage? And do you collect vintage and prefer it over today's products?
What was found in the mail box this time was another Rueben Randle to add to the PC. Got a steal on this one as well as the bidding ended at $1.25. The shipping though probably made up for it at a whopping $3. That seemed a little steep to me, but the card came safely and was still at a reasonable price.
Recently broke a hobby pack of UFC Moment Of Truth. There were 10 cards per pack. Packs run about $3.99 in most places but being a few years old now you may find them cheaper here and there.
I like the design on these ones. Topps captured great photography on these and the usual framed white border they use they improved upon it with a sketch type of approach. The name is right at the bottom instead of having it a third of the way up the card taking away from the action. I wish they would use this type of design in other sports as well instead of a plain white border with a "name plate" that takes up a good portion of the bottom of a card.
Now that I have given you my thoughts on the design, now onto the break:
Not a bad design and action shots for the base cards
Was nice to hit three inserts in this pack. The UFC Unlocked is a little too late to be unlocked but it's something I will keep as a collectible insert. Overall, price vs return wasn't bad here.
As always, thoughts and comments are welcomed on this break and the design.
For fun sometimes, I scour the Jammin JDcards site to see if there is something that jumps out at me that I may want to add to my collection. As most of you know, I am a huge rookie card collector. No I am not one to need a one of one or jersey/auto patch rookie kind of person. I just want the simple rookies. Just to say, hey, I have his rookie card and that's what these two new additions are.
2007-2008 Kevin Durant Rookie
1992-1993 Topps Shaquille O'Neal Rookie
I have wanted both a Shaq and Kevin Durant rookie for some time now and am glad I was able to add these to my collection. Shaq was always fun to watch and listen to. Not to mention a Hall Of Famer I would say soon. Kevin Durant is an incredible young talented star who may be this years NBA MVP and possible NBA champion. He has a lot of career left and most likely will be a Hall Of Famer someday. Once again, like I said, two great additions!
If you are looking for something for your collection, I strongly recommend checking out Jammin JDcards first. I would be shocked if they didn't have something you need. You can check out their website HERE. And while you are there don't forget to join in on some box breaks as well! Good Luck hunting and as always comments are welcomed!
In today's, What's In The Mail Box?, found was an Upper Deck NPN from 2013 UD Kansas Basketball. It's a gold parallel #'d to 50 of former Jayhawks coach Larry Brown. As always, these Upper Deck NPN mail days are both unexpected and very exciting because you have no clue what you are going to find hidden inside of that envelope.
Last night while doing my nightly check of my email, I came across an email that caught my eye with the subject line, Pawn Stars TV Show. Now, normally I wouldn't bother opening that kind of email thinking it was spam, but I was curious.
Upon opening the email, I found out that it was the Pawn Stars casting assistant that had contacted me. Once again, I did my research on this and found out that this person was in fact the casting assistant and the company I got the email from, Leftfield Pictures, was in fact the ones who do the show. Wow! Can't believe I just got this email from someone from the very popular TV show on the History Channel!
What was in the email you may ask? She was contacting me to let you guys know of a grand opportunity and one that doesn't always come up. I am here to tell you that Pawn Stars are looking for your unique historical items, sports items and more that you are looking to sell or pawn..ON THE SHOW! All of the information that you need is provided on the flyer (NOTE: Clicking on the flyer enlarges it for easier reading ) to possibly be on the show!
How cool of an opportunity is this? Not to mention how cool of an opportunity it was to be contacted by someone from the show? If you are lucky enough to make it on the show, please let me know! I would be excited to know that I helped spread the word to one of you and you made it!
In today's, What's In The Mail Box?, found was an Upper Deck NPN from 2013 Tiger Woods Master Collection. It's a base card #'d to 200. This is a product that was really high end and something I had no chance of affording or owning a card of. So getting a FREE NPN from it is great. Not to mention, it's the legend Tiger Woods.
As always, these Upper Deck NPN mail days are both unexpected and very exciting because you have no clue what you are going to find hidden inside of that envelope.
Was once again Puig hunting so came across a rack pack of Topps Update baseball and said, "hey, why not."
In a rack pack or what Topps now calls a Jumbo Pack, you get 36 cards for $4.99. You will find a few scattered rookies, about 6 inserts and 3 special blue border parallels in a Walmart version. Target has exclusive red border parallels.
Now onto the break:
A good handful of commons
No Puig here!
Exclusive Walmart blue border parallels
4 other inserts. Really like the emerald parallel..so shiny!
Then these were found and what I have to assume are printing errors. It feels like braille. I like to call them extra blue parallels.
In this break not much was found. A couple of cool designed inserts, some error cards and no Puig. Yet, the price is still reasonable and you just never know what you could stumble across. I have seen others hit autographs and memorabilia before.
As always your thoughts are welcomed about the cards above or if you have broken any.