Saturday, July 2, 2016

REVIEW:June 2016 Football Loot Locker (2 HITS!)

After seeing much success with May's football Loot Lockers (you can check out the hits for May HERE and see among them a Todd Gurley Patch auto), I decided I wanted to dig into a football one to see if I could get as lucky as those collectors.

Well, let's just say, I ended up pretty happy with my results.
 
If you haven't seen a Loot Locker in your mail box, here is what they look like...
 
You open it up and find this that contains 4-6 hobby packs, comes in a 400ct reusable box and also comes with some penny sleeves/toploaders. You can either just order one when you can afford to or subscribe and get them delivered monthly. The choice is yours. 

Below is an example of what you may find in a football one. The Loot Lockers also come in Basketball, baseball and Hockey.
 
Each month the hobby pack offerings are different because they are voted on by fans who follow The Loot Locker on Twitter. At the beginning of a new month, The Loot Locker has you narrow a list down to the Top 3 pack choices and that will be the offerings for that month. They do this for each sport every month.
So let's get to crackin my second Loot Locker, if you missed my first which was a baseball one you can see that HERE.
After you open your locker, this is what you will see. A well packed package
 
 
 
This was my 4 pack selection. Two 2015 Panini Contenders football, one 2015 Topps Platinum and one 2016 Panini Classics. Some good products.

 
Let's get to bustin!
 
Inside of my 2016 Classics, I didn't pull a hit, but did get an Odell Beckham Jr. insert (PC pull) and a Marshawn Lynch parallel /99.

 
My two Contenders Packs landed me an autograph.

 
And my Topps Platinum pack landed me a parallel, rookie card and an

 
autograph! This one is numbered to 150 and is a blue parallel.
 
Overall, can't go wrong with 2 hits in 4 packs. My football locker was much more exciting then my baseball locker was. But, I have seen hits across the board for all of the sports which if you clicked the link above you would have seen too.

Solid pack selection, delivered to your house, decent price (I have added up the price per pack and those alone come to a little over $20) and freebies in some toploaders, penny sleeves and candy and I can see why Loot Lockers are becoming a household name in the hobby.
 
And yes, I said candy. 
 
You really can't go wrong with one of these and if you don't have a hobby shop like me, you will get it even more.

So maybe at this point you are wondering how to get on board and try one or more for yourself. Well, follow this link right HERE and it's that simple. Then you can see first hand what I have spoken about the last two months. Please post your results on your blog or Twitter for the rest to see of course.

Thoughts on this Locker break and the Lockers in general are welcomed below.

The 90's Collection:1995 Upper Deck SP Future All-Pro Tyrone Wheatley

Falling at 1:5 packs, you could find All-Pro or Future All-Pro die-cut inserts in 1995 Sp football. One of my favorite UD products of the 90's.

I like the design with foil borders and special fx behind the full colored player. I also like that it's a Giant. Even though Wheatley didn't do much in NY as Tiki quickly took the spotlight away, it's when he hit Oakland when his career got better. But, a card with a Giants player on the front is always a PC add.



How many of you pulled these back in the day? Thoughts on the design? Die Cut fan?

Friday, July 1, 2016

LAST DAY TO ENTER THIS CONTEST, LAST CHANCE FOR NEWBIES!

If you haven't joined in yet, you are missing out!

Big BCW prize package and a variety of other things to win in my Sports Challenge Contest.

There is no random winners and YOU, yes YOU, control whether you win or not!

Today is the last chance for newbies to enter this contest.
http://sportcardcollectors.blogspot.com/2016/06/sports-challenge-contest-week-3-game.html

Don't miss out. I more than likely won't be doing this again with the poor turnout so this is your last chance!

Here are the current standings, for newbies, even looking at the scores, they won't matter. Next weeks game picks will change everything.
Standings For BCW Lot

And here are the prizes:http://sportcardcollectors.blogspot.com/2016/06/sports-challenge-contest.html 

Good luck and have a great rest of your day!

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

The 90's Collection:1993 Topps Gold Phil Simms

Today's Topps Gold parallels are much different than the ones in the 90's. Today's gold parallels usually are just a gold border around the card with numbering of the year the card is released.

The 90's version is simply gold foil on the players name and instead of Topps in the top corner, it was written in gold. This card serves as a 90's PC and a Giants PC. Really like the angle of the photo here as well.
 
So if we were to battle today's gold parallels vs the ones of the 90's, which one would you vote for?

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Random Card On My Desk:2004 Upper Deck Classic Scripts Autograph Lindy McDaniel

Year:2004
Brand:Upper Deck
Team: NY Yankees
Card Type:Autograph
Card Numbered:N/A
Sorting: Will be placed in a Toploader (scratches and glare are from toploader)

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Nuttin But The Hits:2015 Upper Deck USA Football

I have posted many times about this product. It's one that's packed with autographs of possible future NFL stars. So why not take a chance on this??

Each box comes with 12 hits with a combo of jersey, auto and patch cards. Boxes will run roughly $80.

Some of these guys sign great, other sign EZW lol.

 
Stricklin's signature is very similar to Rueben Randles...and he is a top recruit to Baylor

 
Some fun dual autos.

 
And they come with some pretty slick GAME USED patch cards. Normally I think one is jersey and one is patch per box. I got lucky that's all.


 
 
Overall, solid box break as always of this product. Hopefully someday I have found the next HOFer in these boxes. I have many players from a variety of years to keep an eye on.
 
What do you guys think of this break? Product?

Monday, June 27, 2016

Sports Challenge Contest Week 3 Game Picks

NEWBIES LAST CHANCE TO ENTER. AFTER THIS WEEK, CONTEST IS CLOSED TO ALL NEW ENTRANTS AND ONLY REMAINING ENTRANTS CAN RETURN.

HOWEVER, IF SOMEONE WHO HAS ENTERED IN ANY OF THE THREE WEEKS AND HAS EARNED POINTS BUT DOESN'T ENTER NEXT WEEKS PORTION, THEY ARE ELIMINATED FROM WINNING THE PRIZE. YOU MUST ENTER THE FINAL WEEK IF YOU ARE ALREADY INVOLVED IN THE CONTEST TO BE ABLE TO HAVE A RUNNING AT THE PRIZE!!!!!!!!!!

So here is the third round of weekends games towards my Sports Challenge Contest.

In comments, just pick the winners. Please take a second out to put Sat for Saturday games and Sun for Sunday games as I listed them here.

You will earn 1 point for each game right. You will earn 0 points for games wrong. Points hopefully will be updated on the Monday after the weekend. If not, they should be before the next round of games. There will also be ways to earn bonus points and lose points along the way so watch for those days.

Most of all, have fun and good luck!

YOU HAVE TIL FRIDAY 8PM E.T. TO GET YOUR GAME PICKS IN OR THEY WON'T COUNT.

(Sat)urday Games:
Pirates@Athletics
Orioles@Mariners
Rockies@Dodgers
Yankees@Padres
Giants@D-backs

(Sun)day Games:
Indians@Blue Jays
Cubs@Mets
Tigers@Rays
Reds@Nationals
Royals@Phillies



DON'T FORGET TO READ THIS PART. SEEMS MANY WILL MISS OUT ON THIS AND IT COULD HURT YOUR POINTS! 
Bonus Game: (newbies cannot enter this portion since their point total would be 0 but it still won't be a disadvantage with next weeks whopper of a finale)
This is one you will bid some or all of your points on. You know, the ones you have earned up to this point. Get it right, get that amount of points you bid. Get it wrong, well, sorry sunny, you lose that amount!  

But, be smart in choosing your point total. You lose em all, you are eliminated from the final week and from this contest.

This weeks bonus game will be......
SUNDAY NIGHT BASEBALL Marlins@Braves

For example, your comments should look like this:
Sat.
blah
blah
blah
blah
blah

Sun
blah
blah
blah
blah
blah

Bonus
Miami 5 points

So this week,  you will earn your regular up to 10 points, plus you could earn or lose some from the bonus section. Good luck!

Time for the small print before you comment below.
  1. ***VERY IMPORTANT***MUST BE A U.S. RESIDENT to enter or have a shipping address in the U.S. Shipping costs have gone haywire and I can't afford to ship everywhere.This is always hard to do as I appreciate all readers but I hope you all understand non-U.S. readers.
  2. Top three point scorers will win a prize
  3. Entrants must pick winners for the list of games given. They will mostly be baseball at this point but other sports may be included. There will be special days to earn bonus points or lose them. The last day of the contest, contestants will be asked to gamble their points away to try and out-win others in an ALL OUT BATTLE! In case of a tie for the top three spots, one extra day to earn points will be added just for those in the running. I have seen people win in the past with minimal points before, so make sure you use your points reasonably on the final day.
  4. CardS may be shipped PWE. I like to forewarn on this.
  5. Sport Card Collectors or it's owner (person who runs the blog), WILL NOT be held responsible for lost, stolen or damaged mail. Sorry had to add this in since someone tried to scam me once about this.
  6. Make sure to thank, BCW Supplies, Topps, Panini, Cryptozoic and Sport Card Collectors for their generosity.

2016 Topps Tier One Jersey Card Winner!

Another Topps contest has come to an end. So we gotta announce another winner.

I WANT TO ALSO NOTE, I HAVE NOT MAILED THE TOPPS SERIES 2 WINNERS CARDS YET AND I WILL BE DELAYED ON THIS WINNERS CARD MAILING TOO. BUT, DON'T WORRY, YOU WILL STILL GET YOUR PRIZES. THEY ARE PACKED AND ADDRESSED TO GO, BUT GOTTA GET TO THE POST OFFICE TO MAIL.

Ok. We are  ready to announce the winner of this...

 

There were 37 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. Trevor P
  2. Barry
  3. Kev D
  4. Tracy LeVeaux
  5. Nick Frank
  6. Kev D
  7. Tim B.
  8. The Lost Collector
  9. defgav
  10. Adam Kaningher
  11. Wilson
  12. Dennis (@Seahawksfan605
  13. Daniel Wilson
  14. Scott N.
  15. Nick Frank
  16. mrbasepauly
  17. Scott N.
  18. Ozsportsfan
  19. Brad B
  20. Daniel Dubay
  21. madding
  22. Bradley Defreitas
  23. @EEFFL
  24. Nick
  25. Justin S
  26. Wilson
  27. Cameron Towe
  28. P-town Tom
  29. TheAdamTing
  30. madding
  31. hudsonfan15
  32. Brad B
  33. Josh D.
  34. RAZ
  35. GRADY MALACHOWSKI
  36. gcrl
  37. ketchupman36
IP: 72.169.80.118
Timestamp: 2016-06-27 10:34:48 UTC
You have randomized this list 7 times.

Congrats to Trevor P! Please email your address to sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com within 48 hours to claim or it gets re-given away.

Thanks for everyone who entered and more contests coming up soon including Week 3 of the Sports Challenge Contest that will be posted later with the last chance for newbies to enter to win a beautiful BCW prize pack.. Walking Dead autograph also up for grabs right now.

HOBBY TOPIC

This series is all about you, the readers. My opinion is mum on every subject, however, you guys have the open mic per say on here. So without further ado, here is today' topic:

"Other Sports" Cards....

Do any of you collect, the "other sport" cards like Tennis, Golf, Lacrosse, Indy, etc? Which one and what's your best card?

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sunday's With Rodney:1996 Topps Chrome Refractor

There was nothing more impressive on the market when Topps introduced it's first ever chrome technology cards. I jumped on them pretty fast chasing inserts and parallels. The refractors were the bomb!

I didn't have the Hampton until recently when I pulled off a trade with 90's Niche Football Card Blog.
The first ever Topps Chrome design still stands above the rest with very little border and a cool triangular design in the background.

It also released in a good year with there were tons of HOF rookies to chase.

These refractors fell 1:12 packs or two per box.