Saturday, June 7, 2014

What's In The Mail Box?

As you have seen in past posts, I am a huge fan of Rueben Randle One, because he plays for the NYG and two he is about ready to have one huge breakout season. So I have begun a small but growing PC of him.

Last season was just the beginning I think for Rueben as he showed his incredible hands in some of the games and made strides in his route running and connection with Eli Manning. If this says anything, he went from 19 receptions for 298 yds and 3 TD's in 2012 to 41 receptions for 611 yds and 6 TD's in 2013. Double his production from his 2012 rookie campaign.

I found this card at a decent buy-it-now price and scooped it up. I also like the design as well:

I was pretty stoked to have added this card to the PC mix! Most of my Randle autos are Panini ones.

As always, let me know your thoughts on my mail day!


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: Retail vs Hobby..... What do you buy?

Which do you buy, hobby or retail? or do you dip into both? Explain why you buy that.

Let's hear your thoughts!

Friday, June 6, 2014

What's In The Mail Box?

In the mail box today, was a sweet score I won from Small Traditions. If you don't know who Small Traditions is, they are an online sports and collectibles auction company that is similar to eBay except that they charge the buyers to participate in their auctions instead of the sellers. They also run random contests on Twitter and some epic big lot contests on their Facebook page. Another positive about them is I assume they are big Yankees fans as they are always discussing Pinstripes and their cards.

In a recent giveaway on Twitter, they were giving away a sweet 1984 Donruss Don Mattingly rookie card. I RT'd the contest on Twitter in hopes of scoring my first rookie card of the now Dodgers skipper and former Yankee and that's what exactly happened. I was chosen as the winner when it was announced the next day and they shipped this beauty of a card out and had it to me within 4 days.

Here is the card that I won:

I just wanna say thanks again to Small Traditions for their genorosity and if you haven't LIKED them on Facebook or FOLLOWED them on Twitter, you are missing out and that's obvious with a mail day like this one!

As always, thoughts on my mail day are welcomed!

Topps Card Of The Week: 2010 Topps Platinum Ribbion Die Cut Camo Jason Pierre-Paul

Retail Break 'Em: 2013-2014 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey

In this edition of Retail Break 'Em, I wanted to go rookie card hunting, specifically Young Guns. So I found myself getting a blaster box of 2013-2014 Upper Deck Series 2 hockey. I expected to land a couple of rookie cards and maybe a canvas, however, this blaster provided much more!

Man do I love UD photography!

I know this one isn't an action shot, but you gotta love UD showing what the NHL Playoffs is all about....THE BEARDS!

My Young Gun pulls are usually lame, this blaster however provided me with two upcoming stars. Young Guns fall 1:6 packs so you should get two per blaster:

Pulled a Young Gun canvas 1:96 packs and a O-Pee-Chee  Rookie update card that falls 1:14 packs:

Then the BIG PULL of the blaster...a 1:384 hit of Freddie Hamilton UD Canvas Program Of Excellence!!!
Overall, this was an awesome break! You really don't have to pull jersey cards or autographs to enjoy yourself with UD Series 2 no matter if it's retail or hobby. Go ahead, take my word and try one for yourself!

Hobby Break 'Em: 2012 Upper Deck USA Football

In this edition of Hobby Break 'Em, I decided to break a hobby set of 2012 USA Football to try and get some Jameis Winston in my collection before he becomes too big. Yes, he has had his off-the-field issues, but I think as he gets another year or two under his belt he could easily be a number one pick. 

In each box you get the 50 card set. The base cards look like this and Winston is the top card (though not number one in the set):

I thought the base cards look extremely nice and set the tone for rest of the box as they fit the theme of the product.

Possible future stars could be here. You get 8 hits per box including 1-2 autographs and 5-6 game used!

Pretty sweet patch! You get one of these per box!

BOOM! BIG PULL ALERT! Exactly what I was hoping for..a Winston Game Used!

BOOM BIG PULL ALERT X2! A 1/1 Printing Plate!
Overall, you would be stupid to not want to buy one of these. The Winston base card alone sells for about half of what you pay for the set so looking at my break, I way over got my money's worth. Each of these sets go for roughly $40-$50 in most places. I would recommend buying one especially if you are a prospector because you never know when one of these guys will make it to the NFL and if they do you will already have their first card.

Sage Card Of The Week: 2014 Sage Hit Stephen Morris

Thursday, June 5, 2014

What's In The Mail Box?

In my mail box this time, was my first autograph of NY Giants 2014 first-round pick Odell Beckham Jr. I have a feeling this guy will more than replace the production that Hakeem Nicks had, especially last season, and I wanted to make sure to snatch one up before big things come of him.

As always, your thoughts on my mail day are welcomed!

Upper Deck Card Of The Week: 2011 North Carolina The Jordan Years Michael Jordan

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Retail Break Em: 2014 Upper Deck Football Rack Pack (2nd break)

Once again, as you can tell, I am very excited about this years football rookie class. Whether it's Manziel, Bridgewater or the Giants 1st round pick in Odell Beckham Jr, there is a lot of talent and card value this season.

After a rough 2013 football card season campaign, I really need a lift. I do find buying cards early of these guys is a great idea despite no NFL releases yet which you know I am counting down to but have to wait til late June for.

Enough with my rambling, now onto the break, each rack pack of Upper Deck football comes with 32 cards with 30 of those being rookies. Two of those cards will be an Andrew Luck Football Heroes Inserts. You also have a chance at autographs in 1:24 packs. This is my second break of one and I found this one to be much better than the first. Why is that, you will have to read on!

 Action photography! Go UD!

A lot of the same rookies as the first pack I bought but oh well, it's called loading up on the class!

The two Andrew Luck Football Heroes inserts:

BOOM! AUTO PULL! Though not a top prospect or offensive player, pulling my first rack pack auto and first retail hit from Upper Deck was amazing!
Overall, when Upper Deck states there is a lot of value per rack pack, they were not joking.This break provided me with a ton of great rookie cards, the two Andrew Luck inserts and AN AUTO! I will definitely go back again!

Goodbye and Hello

In life each day we say hello and goodbye to people we see, yesterday I had to do this in a different form, Blog form.

Yesterday marked the final post on That 90's Sport Card Blog possibly forever. As I mentioned, the blog will always stay "alive" and there is always that possibility of its return. However, as of now, it has it's final post.

Now you may question why I let go of That 90's Sport Card Blog when my head has been back in the 90's collecting mode. Well, there were many factors and here they are.
  1. The view count despite my best efforts were not there compared to the work I was putting in. It wasn't even close to evening out. On an average day it was being seen 24-45 times. On an average day this blog is seen 300-500 times. That is quite a difference and I gave That 90's Sport Card Blog three months to get it going but it just wouldn't pick up.
  2. It is also very time consuming to run two blogs and I feel my efforts on here were lacking and the blog with the lesser views was taking all of my time.
  3. This blog is needing something fresh as well. The Cards Of The Week posts just aren't hitting a quota I put them at. Changes are needed and since I am such a huge fan of 90's collecting and now that I have tons of posts that need to go somewhere, I hope that incorporating them into Sport Card Collectors in a couple of weeks will get them seen more. Yes, this is also way of saying early on, once again, REALLY BIG CHANGES will be coming to this blog.
Though it was really tough to say Goodbye to That 90's Sport Card Blog as I was really liking the color and layout of the blog and the posts, I put a positive spin on it as I got to say Hello to the new additions it will bring to this blog by combining it with this one Which I think will be a very fun combination and I look forward to showing you some INCREDIBLE MIND-BLOWING CARDS!

Thanks to everyone who spent time on That 90's Sport Card Blog and showed their support. Like I stated, right now it is dead but you never know, just like 90's collecting, it could make a return!

Panini Card Of The Week: 2010 Panini Gridiron Gear Marc Mariani

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

What's In The Mail Box?

A couple of weeks ago I was on what you could call my "A Game" when it came to picking playoff hockey winners and scores. In return for my great success (winning two in a row), I was awarded these sweet cards below from @APetrelak on Twitter who hosted the playoff hockey contests. 

An added bonus to the cards that were given away, I was even given the opportunity to pick my favorite teams cards, the soon-to-be Cup Champions NY Rangers and even my baseball team the NY Yankees.

Thanks again @APetrelak for the cards! Everyone else view on:

These next two are REALLY AWESOME and so eye stunning:

 As always, thoughts on this mail day is welcomed!

That 90's Sport Card Blog Post Of The Day: That 90's Mail Day: 1997 Goudey Football Lot

You have got to check this eBay lot out if you are into classic cards being brought back with a modern twist. I really like the color on these and the players I got are top notch.

You can check out this recent That 90's Mail Day on this link:

Topps Card Of The Week: 2001-2002 Topps Chrome No Limit Kevin Garnett

That 90's Mail Day: 1997 Goudey Football Lot

When scrolling through card lots on eBay, I always search for something 90's in the title knowing that for one, it will be cheaper, two, will bring back many memories and should look fantastic in my collection. When I found this lot of 1997 Goudey Football, that covered both areas.

For $1.47, I think I got a great steal. Let me know your thoughts as you view on!

Even some rookie cards were found in this lot. Corey Dillion, Warrick Dunn and Jake "The Snake" Plummer!
Overall a ton of value and I really like the design of the cards. Very bright and throwback.

Let me know your thoughts on my mail day and the design of these cards!

Monday, June 2, 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!

Topps Tribute Baseball 2014
Mark Teixeira 42/99
Carlton Fisk 10/25
Edgar Martinez 97/99
Dave Concepcion 29/50
Zack Wheeler 03/40
Ivan Rodrigue 17/40

2013 Topps Five Star Football
Zach Ertz 04/87
Mike Gillislee 091/130
Aaron Dobson 27/55
Jamaal Charles 23/75
Tavon Austin 11/38

2013 Playbook 
Matt Elam 191/299
Vincent Brown 34/86
Eddie Lacy 093/199
Stepfan Taylor 01/10

2013 Spectra
Justin Houston 037/299
Reshad Jones 249/299
Jermaine Gresham 48/99
Larry Fitzgerald 60/99
Eifert / Bernard 91/99
Cordarrelle Patterson 14/49
Luke Wilson 075/299
B.J. Daniels 163/299
Jamie Collins 24/99
Luke Joeckel 35/49
Geno Smith 34/99
Marshall Faulk WOW 24/50

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  Friday Night breaks are next right HERE and you can also join in on their pack breaks with a variety of sports, years and products and incredible prices right HERE.

Good luck if you give them a try and let me know what you hit!