Saturday, August 23, 2014

A Jammin JDcards Mail Day Part 2: NY Giant Sweetness!

In the second half of my Jammin JDcards mail day, there were some amazing finds to help me fill up some more of my Giants PC needs.

First, some inserts. My favorite of the group is the Nassib Fleer Showcase. I just can't get over the 90's nostalgia Upper Deck brought back with these Fleer releases.


Up next are a couple of autographs I have wanted for awhile in Michael Cox and Stevie Brown. With the Giants RB's continuing to get hurt on and off, Cox is a guy that has shown some signs of being able to make plays. Stevie Brown is simply a playmaker on defense and changes the dynamic of it when he is on the field and not injured like he was last year. Will be glad to see him out there again.

Then, I added a few more Nassibs for my collectio. This guy should be the Giants backup when preaseason is all said and done. He may also be the starter down the road when Manning retires if he continues to improve.

This is the variation auto:
Overall, a great mail day from Jammin JDcards. I look forward to my next mail day from them and adding more to my Giants and Griffey PC.

That 90's Card: 1993-1994 Fleer NBA Jam David Robinson


Friday, August 22, 2014

A Jammin JDcards Mail Day Part 1: NEW GRIFFEY PICKUPS!

In the first half of my Jammin JDcards mail day, I wanted to build upon my Griffey collection since I found my passion to start collecting him again. So I went searching the Jammin JDcards site for cards I needed and came up with these five.....for now. There are still more on there I need so look for more future mail days.

How did I decide which ones to pick for now? I started with the oldest ones I knew I didn't have. I thought this was my smartest move that way it would be easier to track for the next time.

There were pretty cool pickups here in these first four cards including an uncorrected error card from Fleer 92, a 1993 Jimmy Dean sausage card, a great photograph on the Stadium Club card and an impressive looking insert in 1992 Triple Play Gallery Of Stars. That one was probably my favorite.


The final card that I picked up was a 1994 Fleer Extra Bases Game Breakers insert that's oversized:
It has been about 10 years since I intentionally added to my Griffey PC and gotta admit it felt great.With these 5 now added, I have 412 different cards and with my renewed interest, I am always on the hunt for more!

That 90's Card:1997 Pinnacle Inside Fourth&Goal Dan Marino


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Facebook Fan Mail Day: NY Giants, DJ And More!

A big shout out and thanks is needed for Sport Card Collectors Facebook follower Grady Malachowski. He blew me away with yet another awesome mail day today after contacting me on my Facebook page informing me he had some more stuff for me. That he did. Great stuff at that and all of it is going to my PC.

Check out what he sent!

First I found some sweet cards from the National! I really am digging that new Panini logo!


Then an unopened pack of Panini Class of 2011 Hall Of Famer cards

Followed by a ton of rookies for my Giants PC:

My second Odell Beckham rookie! Now if only he can get onto the field!

Some mini's!



This is an awesome card!

Another Randle I didn't have. Now up to 37 different ones.

Even threw some baseball in. Tino sweet die cut!

Derek, you will be missed! Two inserts I didn't have in that PC.

At the bottom of the box he mailed, were three hits

Thanks again Grady for this awesome mail day! I really appreciated it and I won't forget to return the favor someday. We need more people like you in the hobby.

The Breakdown: What's In A 2014 TCSP 5 STAR DIAMOND CUTS Hobby Box+GIVEAWAY

There is a card company that you may or may not have heard of putting out some pretty cool products. If you haven't heard of TCSP you should go check them out. Yes, there product may not be licensed by leagues, but they have some pretty nice looking cards out on the market and not to mention some pretty unique ones as well such as an autograph of Eminem. You can't find that in any other card product.

Today, I was lucky enough to get my hands onto one of their products and will be able to share it with you! I busted a hobby box of 2014 5 Star Diamond Cuts Hobby Box. Each box comes with 7 cards and two hits. Most boxes carry an msrp under $50 and all of the cards in the box are numbered. Base cards are to 35 and everything else is lower. So there is great value to find.

Here is how I did:


2/10
10/10
7/10
2/10
1/5
2/5
One thing that really caught my attention about these cards is what they are printed on. It was not cheap card stock. These cards are printed on what TCSP calls "super stock". They claim "you can drop the card and it won't damage and that it can also withhold 50 pounds of pressure because it's top of the line." They also say these "cards will stay mint for a long time". I tend to agree. These are well made and extremely thick. The card surface has a rough but plastic smooth feel. Its pretty cool.

As for my thoughts on the product, I think despite being unlicensed by the league, they have a nice design despite missing the logos. I would have liked to seen the writing on Veteran and Prospect a bit smaller but other than that they do pretty good for what they got. The card-stock is completely outstanding and the cost is really well for the amount of low numbered cards you get in return especially since all of the cards were numbered to 10 in this box for base. Not to mention two hits that were numbered to 5. You can find big name autos to such as Yasiel Puig and Derek Jeter.

Also, less a product is made, it drives up value on the cards because it makes them rarer and with only a limited number of cards made per each player and a good price it makes a great product for everyone in the hobby. It would have been interesting to see how this product would have been if it was licensed by MLB.

Now onto the giveaway, I am giving away these 2 cards including the cut signature auto #d to 5!!!!
To enter to win these two cards, here is what you need to do:
  1. Give me your thoughts on this product. What do you like? What don't you like? Would you change anything?
  2. Must be a U.S. Resident to enter. Sorry, shipping reasons
  3. Enter this contest by August 29th,2014 by 8 pm e.t.
  4. Random Winner will be announced Saturday August 30th, 2014.
Good luck and thank TCSP for you chance at these two cards!

The Breakdown: What's In A 2014 TCSP MMA Finest Fighters Hobby Box+GIVEAWAY

There is a card company that you may or may not have heard of putting out some pretty cool products. If you haven't heard of TCSP you should go check them out. Yes, there product may not be licensed by leagues, but they have some pretty nice looking cards out on the market and not to mention some pretty unique ones as well such as an autograph of Eminem. You can't find that in any other card product.

Today, I was lucky enough to get my hands onto one of their products and will be able to share it with you! I busted a hobby box of 2014 TCSP MMA Finest Fighters. Each box comes with 7 cards and two hits packed in penny sleeves then into a team bag. Most boxes carry an msrp under $50 and all of the cards in the box are numbered. Base cards are numbered to 35 and everything else is lower. So there is great value to find.

Here is how I did in this box:


7/35
35/35
20/35
21/35
Gold!! 5/10
7/35
2/10
One thing that really caught my attention about these cards is what they are printed on. It was not cheap card stock. These cards are printed on what TCSP calls "super stock". They claim "you can drop the card and it won't damage and that it can also withhold 50 pounds of pressure because it's top of the line." They also say these "cards will stay mint for a long time". I tend to agree. These are well made and extremely thick. The card surface has a rough but plastic smooth feel. Its pretty cool.

As for my thoughts on this product. I like it. The design is clean with the frame around the fighter and a metal cage watermarked behind them. The swatch is incredibly big on the memorabilia card and the cut auto is pretty cool too. There are some big name fighters to find in here with opportunities to find their autographs and there are really low numbered parallels as well. Value should be found here with the low numbering, two hits and the possibility at landing big names. 

Also, less a product is made, it drives up value on the cards because it makes them rarer and with only a limited number of cards made per each fighter and a good price it makes a great product for everyone in the hobby.

Now onto the giveaway, I am giving away these 2 cards including the gold parallel #d to 10!!!!

To enter to win these two cards, here is what you need to do:
  1. Give me your thoughts on this product. What do you like? What don't you like? Would you change anything?
  2. Must be a U.S. Resident to enter. Sorry, shipping reasons
  3. Enter this contest by August 29th,2014 by 8 pm e.t.
  4. Random Winner will be announced Saturday August 30th, 2014.
Good luck and thank TCSP for you chance at these two cards!

REVIEW: 2013-2014 Panini Prime Hockey

For the first time ever, this blogger got to get a taste of what high end hockey was about. I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. Read on to see why..

Before I start my review, here are many places you can find Panini America: Their official site, blog, Twitter, and Facebook. If you don't follow them you should! They interact with you on Twitter, have contests on their blog and Facebook and the site is also fun to visit!

Now onto the review:





BOX BREAK DOWN:  


  • 20 Packs Per Box, 5 Cards Per Pack
  • Four Autograph or Memorabilia Cards
  • - See more at: http://www.dacardworld.com/sports-cards/2014-panini-elite-football-hobby-box#sthash.rIpKSdxT.dpuf
    • 1 Packs Per Box, 7 Cards Per Pack
    • One auto per box, one jersey card per box and two other jersey/auto cards per box
    • Around $200 per box 
    - One Rookie Quad Autograph
    - One Memorabilia Card
    - One Autograph Card
    - Two Additional Autographs or Memorabilia Cards
    - One Base Card
    - One Additional Base Card or Parallel Card - See more at: http://www.dacardworld.com/sports-cards/2013-14-panini-prime-hobby-box#sthash.McyVltsq.dpuf


  • 20 Packs Per Box, 5 Cards Per Pack
  • Four Autograph or Memorabilia Cards
  • - See more at: http://www.dacardworld.com/sports-cards/2014-panini-elite-football-hobby-box#sthash.rIpKSdxT.dpufPRICE: You can find most boxes around $60 

    BASE CARDS: The base card design is simple. Picture of the player, name, team name and numbered to 299. I like how there is a "spotlight" appeal to the players face.

    INSERTS:N/A in this box but look for parallel cards!
     

    AUTOGRAPHED CARDS:This product is loaded! You get one of these on-card Rookie Quad autographs per pack. I lucked out and got two including a PRIME version of Ryan Murphy with four nice looking swatches. I like the layout of these as well. Nice balance.






    HOLY MOLY...GET READY FOR THIS BAD BOY...EPIC PATCH!!

    MEMORABILIA CARDS: Here to me is the bread and butter of the product, the memorabilia cards. They are PRIMED to be pulled. In most boxes, you would pull maybe two memorabilia cards, but like I beat the odds here as well pulling four. One of which is probably the most beautiful card I have ever held in the Tyler Toffoli Prime Colors. I have seen some incredible swatches from this memorabilia insert and this product is loaded with them. I think the design is done just right for those kinds of swatches as well.

    I am also a fan of the Prime Duals. I have always enjoyed memorabilia being placed in letters.

    OVERALL THOUGHTS: Was it worth $200? Hard to tell. But, I will tell you this, the outside of the box lies. There is much more to every box of Prime hockey then 7 cards and 4 hits. For the third time in this review, I will mention that this product is loaded. The packs are loaded and there are some treasures to be found. I have personally seen some amazing breaks and every box had more than what it stated.

    I will also say, if I was going to buy a high end product, I would probably take a chance on this one. The Prime Colors patch alone is worth the chase.