Saturday, October 25, 2014

Thank You! (The Big 300,000)

Just wanted to say that Sport Card Collectors reached yet another milestone today, the big 300,000. This means that Sport Card Collectors has been viewed 300,000 times (plus by the time this publishes).

Thank you for the continued support!

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: With Halloween just around the corner, have you ever given out cards for Trick Or Treaters? Have you ever dressed up as your favorite card, card box or used cards as part of a costume?

Let's hear your thoughts!

Friday, October 24, 2014

That 90's Card: 1998-1999 Upper Deck Black Diamond Dikembe Mutombo

Shiny. Micro-etched. Parallels. Everything about Black Diamond I enjoyed.

I think my favorite part about Black Diamond was chasing the Diamond Parallels in packs. This particular card is just a base with a single diamond. You can tell this by the one diamond above Dikembe on the left side. The chase for these parallels goes all the way up to quad diamonds. Each level of diamonds also had a different color of etching so it was never too hard to spot in packs when you had pulled one. Especially a bigger one such as gold or emerald for triple and quad diamonds.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Retail Break 'Em: 2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Rack Pack Part 3

Every year since 1996, I have chased down Topps Chrome. I don't know what it is about the product, but I just love it.

This year I was a big more intrigued by the baseball version than most years due to Jose Abreu. You will catch onto this with my many breaks of it. For the third time I broke a rack pack. Each rack, or what Topps now calls "value pack", comes with 3 Topps Chrome packs and one bonus pack that has 3 Orange refractor parallels. These packs run you about $10.


My rookies:

Refractors and X-Factors. I always wonder what pitchers are saying behind their gloves. "Hey, sup. So you wanna come over Friday and play some PS3?"
 The orange refractors.
And a little boom. Despite his failure in the playoffs, he is still the leagues top pitcher. This is a tough Sepia Refractor pull coming in at 1:105.
Overall, I can't argue with Chrome. Value is found here once again. I definitely feel like I got my money back. If not in card value, at least in the cards themselves.  Topps Chrome once again proves to be the hobby's bright spot in retail.

Panini Card Of The Week: 2013 Crown Royale Rookie Auto Silhouette LeVeon Bell


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What's In The Mail Box? Tim Yount Mail Day Part 2: Got Some Flair!

In Part 2 of my mail day, Tim helped add more Flair to my collection. Most important, some more set pieces. I also got to add one sweet card which you will have to wait til the end to see!


The beast! 

Row 1 adds...still have a LONG ways to go with that set.

A nice looking jersey card of Giants bulldozer Andre Williams!

Then total sweetness.....a Teddy Bridgewater teal PMG /100! Absolutely love it and in hand its beautiful!

I just wanted to say thanks to Tim again for another stellar mail day. If you aren't following him on Twitter yet, please do! Great guy, awesome trader and hobbyist!

Topps Card Of The Week: 2013 Topps Best Of WWE Big E. Langston Autograph


That 90s Card: 1996 Fleer Ultra Larry Centers


Monday, October 20, 2014

What's In The Mail Box? Tim Yount Mail Day Part 1: GGGG-MEEENNN

Ever since I discovered the internet side of collecting, I have met some amazing people. One of them is Tim Yount.

I have known Tim for awhile now and on and off we exchange gifts. It's not trading really, it's exchanging cards we know the other person will like. Sometimes even a few surprises or surprise mail days.

In my recent mail day from him, here is what I found.

Let's kick it off with a 90's insert! And one of my favorite Knicks! Double bonus!

NY Giants! Andre Williams Prime rookie, Prince is numbered to 99 and a Metal Beckham Jr. addition

Michael Cox is back on the team now and returning kicks. I am also a huge Crown Royale fan so this was a double whammy for me!

Awesome Lawrence Taylor! I am a big refractor collector as well.

Part 1 of this mail day started with a 90's card, now it will end with 2014 cards designed like 1990's versions. 

If you have been following this blog, you know my love for 90's Spx designs. That's why I was beyond excited to hear that Upper Deck was incorporating those designs back into their Spx product as inserts. They don't quite look like the originals, but they are pretty close and I am still a fan.

Here is the 1997 design.

1996 ones:


This was an awesome first part of my Tim Yount mail day. The second part is even more impressive, especially the last card. You will have to wait til tomorrow to see what I mean. In the meantime, I would like to say thank you to Tim for part 1 of this mail day.

Winner Of Player Of The Day Contest # 3 Announced!

What was an impressive turnout for the contest at 32 entries, one of the more bigger turnouts in awhile, only two of the thirty-two that chose Dallas were close to the total score of 52. Unlike most of my contests, this one wasn't the Price Is Right version, meaning you could be under or over. So, being that these two were both only a point off, I had to turn to the random.org.

I asked on Twitter for a randomized number and the number turned out to be 7. So after 7 randoms this was the result.

There were 2 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. Paulwoodin8511
  2. brad pettit
Timestamp: 2014-10-21 01:19:46 UTC
You have randomized this list 7 times.

A big congrats goes out to Paulwoodin8511 who takes home this:

  
Paulwoodin8511, please email me at sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com with your address and I will get this out to you ASAP. You have 7 days from now to claim your prize or the second place person wins it.

Congrats again to our winner and thanks to everyone who entered. I have two Player Of The Day contests going on now and at least 4 more to come! Great prizes ahead too!

CAPTION THIS!

This is a fun card...let's put a caption on it!


Here is my caption:

"Hmmmm...Chiefs or Soccer?"

There's my caption, let's hear yours! Keep it clean and no language please!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Winner Of Every Boy Needs A HERO DVD Giveaway!

A big congrats goes out to our random winner, Heather Sebastian who takes home this:

http://www.familychristian.com/catalog/product/view/id/287225/  

Heather, please email me at sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com with your address and this DVD will be mailed to you!

Congrats again to our winner, thanks to Family Christian for the giveaway and thanks to everyone who participated! Look for more possible giveaways from my friends at Family Christian in the future!

Ummmm..FORGOT THIS YARD SALE CARD FIND IN THE LOT!

Well, I thought my Yard Sale series was over with. Until I was sorting the cards again and found this.....

I then said, HOW CAN I NOT SHOW THIS OFF?!!? A great hitter who also just retired. So here you guys go. One more great card that I found in that Yard Sale lot.

I promise this is the end. I double checked before posting this :) However, I can't promise I won't go back there again next year and post these all over again.

That 90's Card: 1997 Topps Stadium Club Kevin Hardy