Saturday, May 3, 2014

HOBBY TOPIC

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: Where do YOU sell your cards?

Where do you sell the cards you don't want? COMC? eBay? Yard Sales? Collectors Rev? Where is the best place to sell and why?

Let's hear your thoughts!

That 90's Card: 1992 Classic Four Sport Shaquille O'Neal


Friday, May 2, 2014

Retail Break 'Em: 2014 Sage Hit Football

I recently broke a blaster box of Sage Hit football, my first break of the 2014 football card season, and I found myself pretty excited with the results.

New to this years Sage Hit is one extra autograph per blaster. Where else can you get 3 autographs and a ton of cards for $20? Great deal!


They stuck with the basics here for the base card design:

Same goes with the subset:

Now onto the autographs:


BOOM! Potential #1 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft
I think this break went as well as it could have. Clowney auto, tons of cards from stars like Clowney, Bridgewater, and Bortles among others.

 If I recommended any early football card product for 2014 it would by far be this one. The only issue I have with this product is the autographs being packed separately, leading to a whole lot of base card pack opening, and the lack of retail inserts. If they can fix this, I have said this for the last three releases, this would be a much more go to retail buy. I did however love the added auto to this years product.

Your thoughts are always welcomed!

That 90's Card: 1994 Donruss Elite Series Mike Piazza


Monday, April 28, 2014

Latest Jammin JDcards Break Results

Another week down and another great break by Jammin JDcards. Once again, don't let me sit here and ramble on about why you should join in. Let the hits do the talking!

NOTE: At the bottom of this post is the premier of their pack breaks and the results from the first one. Spoiler! Hope you didn't miss it!!



Crusade
Zaza Pachulia 30/99
Momentum 
Tayshaun Prince 41/49
George McGinnis 01/25
 
Signatures
Derrick Rose 01/25
Scottie Pippen 2/5
Mirza Teletovic 27/49
Andre Miller 5/5

LOOK AT THESE PATCHES!

Absolute
Robert Alford 286/499
Tyler Eifert 21/99
Markus Wheaton 78/99
Giovani Bernard 06/25

Black
Marlon Brown 198/199
Andre Ellington 246/299
Ryan Griffin 071/199
Mike Gillislee 229/299
Manti Te'o 026/299


Ummmm the bottom two patches are...WOW!

Inception 
Doug Martin 138/199
Aaron Rodgers 35/95
Denard Robinson 63/96
 
Sterling
Robert Woods 19/25
Eddie Lacy 03/25
Tyler Wilson 0592/1214
Ryan NAssib 0511/1214
Jordan Reed 0398/1214
Matt Barkley 0012/1206
Andre Ellington 0804/1214
Mike Gillislee 03/75
Geno Smith 49/50
Mike Glennon 102/130
Joseph Randle 121/125

Check out these pack breaks. Incredible pulls. You can join in on those at incredible prices right HERE. They always have more stuff being added and will be doing some breaks from the 90's as well. More sports and products to come!


HOLY COW WHAT A PULL!

1 Blaster of Prestige 2013 Football, 2 autographs!

Retro
Tarvarres King 114/150
Denard Robinson 063/150
Josh Boyce 08/10
 
Strata
Landry Jones 37/99
Eddie LAcy 21/35

1 Prestige Blaster
 
If you like what you see here and haven't yet given Jammin JDcards breaks a try, please do. Good prices, great shipping time, top notch customer service and big hits waiting to happen. You can find out what Sunday Night and Friday Night breaks are next right HERE
 
Good luck if you give them a try and let me know what you hit!  

CAPTION THIS!

"Leap Frog"
Product:Upper Deck 2001
Card #186
 
 Let's hear your CAPTION THIS for this card! (keep it clean, no language too!)

That 90's Card: 1993-1994 Fleer Ultra Power In The Key Otis Thorpe


Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Barry Sanders UD Spx Card That Makes Me Cry

If you remember awhile back in my box break of Spx Football 1997, I mentioned picking up some packs of 1996 Spx Football and how later on I would tell you a story that was attached to them. Well, now is the time to tell that story. It's a sad one so try not to get your keyboard wet from your tears and I will try to do the same.

In 1996, I went to the yearly local card show with my father looking for new additions to my Ken Griffey Jr collection and to be able to open up some card packs of new product as well. As I walked around the show from dealer to dealer looking for gems, I kept hearing these great things about this new product called Spx and how everyone had to get their hands onto it because of its design, rare inserts and the possibility of pulling autographs of Joe Montana and Dan Marino. I knew I had to have some.

I continued walking around the show a couple more table before deciding that I needed to make my way back to the main dealer who was the only one selling the Spx ( he also ran the ONLY local LCS and was running the show) to make sure it didn't sell out and saw that the box of Spx only had a third of it left. I knew I had to buy some then or I probably would miss out. Then I looked at the price tag of $6.99 per pack and knew if I wanted to add anything else to my collection at the show because of my low card budget, I would only be able to pick up a couple of packs. But I knew it was better than none. I began to reach into the box when my friend's uncle Tim came over to show me his stack of cards he had already bought from the box. There were some great looking cards that only made me want them more so I grabbed the top two packs.

I paid for the packs and handed one to my father and kept one for myself while Tim stayed to watch us open. The pack my father opened yielded him a Emmitt Smith base card (that later when I got back to my parents house my mother who collected Emmitt scooped away) and then my pack had this Barry Sanders base card in it:

Overall, I felt pretty good about this purchase. I just wished I could have bought more. But, at that time, Ken Griffey Jr took presence over everything else and I needed to save the little money I had left for him. So as my father and I were heading back to where we left off, I turned around to wave goodbye to Tim as I watched him reach into the Spx box again. Something told me to wait and see what he got, but I just wanted to get back to the show before I missed a needed Griffey card.

Just as we were closing in on the next dealers table, I all of a sudden felt a quietness over the show.  Dealers from other tables and fellow collectors at the show started to head towards Tim at the main dealers table, so my father and I did the same.

As we approached him I could see him holding an Spx wrapper backwards and the dealer handing him a toploader and penny sleeve. I managed my way through a few collectors and could see him holding in his possession a........STINKING JOE MONTANA SPX UPPER DECK TRIBUTE AUTOGRAPHED CARD!!!!! (if you are wondering what one looks like look HERE) I could only stare with my jaw dropped then immediately wondered what might have been. What would have happened had I not wanted more Griffeys and simply just picked up another pack or two? Would that have been mine? Could have that been mine? OH MAN! I can't believe it! What a card! I congratulated Tim and continued on with the show holding in possession a Barry Sanders card that would always make think back to that moment and what could have been.

So to this day, every time I stumble upon this card when sorting, it brings me back to that moment. The time I almost could have pulled a Joe Montana autograph. I then wonder how many other collectors have been through something like this. If you have, please share. I will try to hold back my tears as I hope you did for me.

May Contest Week 1

WELCOME! This is the first week of our May Contest. Now, compared to monthly contests in the past, this one is different. Instead of picking different winners daily, earning points, having the top three in points win prizes you only need to do this one entry where there will be one winner at the end of this week. This contest will run for three weeks and there will be a total of three winners. Once you have won for this month, you cannot win again as we want to spread the prize love around. Also, once you have won for the month, you will go into the WINNERS CIRCLE where you will not only be randomed to pick a prize for the month (all three names will be randomed and the person at the top of the list from the random picks their prize then so on), but will get a guaranteed spot in October's Monthly Contest. That is the ONLY way to be able to enter October's Contest. which has three prizes including a GRAND PRIZE from BCW Supplies.

This months prizes in the Prize Pot are:

1 SPOT INTO A FOOTBALL BREAK WITH JAMMIN JDCARDS
1 SPOT INTO A BASKETBALL BREAK WITH JAMMIN JDCARDS
And this lot from BCW Supplies:
Great prizes to be had!

Now onto how to be entered this week to be in the WINNERS CIRCLE for this months prizes and the WINNERS CIRCLE to be able to participate in October's Monthly Contest.
  1. Pick the winner of: St. Louis at Chicago Cubs 
  2. Give me the TOTAL RUNS WITHOUT GOING OVER 
  3. As a tiebreaker, the total amount of STRIKEOUT by both STARTING PITCHERS
  4. Any other tiebreaker will be broken up by a random 
  5. Entries are due by Sunday Night May 4th by 8:00 pm e.t.
Your entries should look like this
  1. Cardinals
  2. 6
  3. 12
Good luck to everyone who enters. There are only two rules, one you must be a U.S. Resident to enter and you must have good clean fun.

PLEASE remember to not only follow BCW Supplies and Jammin JDcards on Facebook and Twitter, please tell them thank you for their generosity and check out their websites for tons of great stuff!

Winner Of The Two Autographed NHL Rookie Cards From The Pack Gambler

Well, this was a much easier contest to find a winner than I expected it to be. There were roughly 15 of you out of 30 that chose Boston. Than it came down to total goals WITHOUT going over. All of you stayed under the 6, however, one of you picked 6. So with picking Boston and picking the exact amount of goals an obvious winner was staring at me. So a big congrats goes out to @tonyottley for making the correct picks. You have won the following:

 

You can contact me at sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com with your information or since you have Twitter, you can contact The Pack Gambler there.

Congrats again to our winner and a BIG THANKS goes out to The Pack Gambler for sponsoring this contest. If you haven't LIKED or FOLLOWED them on Twitter and Facebook yet, please do so and tell them thanks while you are there.

And if you didn't win, the new monthly contest starts today and when that ends, it's followed by another exciting Pack Gambler contest. We are giving stuff away every week! Join in on the fun!

NPN Of The Week

With the lack of me buying a lot of newer products, I haven't had many NPN addresses to share in weeks. So in return this Sunday, I wanted to show off an NPN I just got in from Upper Deck. By far, they are the easiest NPN of them all. Just go online to their website that you can locate HERE.


 Let me know your thoughts on this NPN mail day from Upper Deck and what the best one you have ever received from them.

That 90's Card: 1994-1995 Fleer Ultra Ultra Power Charles Oakley