Saturday, January 21, 2017

Mail Day Saturday:Contest Win From Twitter

I am trying to do my best to catch up on these mail days and didn't want to push this thank you off for another week, so you guys will be blessed with a double feature of Mail Day Saturday today.

@JGfan24ever on Twitter was hosting a contest to win this Upper Deck USA Football autograph and I am a biter on contests like that. I have always been a huge fan of USA Football product from Upper Deck and look at it as a prospecting product for future NFL rookies. Stars like Todd Gurley and Jameis Winston have come from it.

So finding out that I was the winner of the card I was pretty excited.

The card is of LB Shyheim Stephens. Last data I could check he is a LB at Syracuse.


 
Being the great guy that @JGfan24ever is, he also tossed a couple of extra freebies.

A new Griffey here,

 
And a pretty sweet numbered Eli here from the Playoff product,
 
 
A big thanks goes out to Michael for the mail day. Great guy and one I suggest you follow if you are on Twitter.
 
Thoughts are welcomed below on the mail day!

WINNER Of 2016 Bowman's Best Auto!

This has been quite the kickoff to my 5 year blogversary in March. Many contests stretched out over this week and more coming next!

But, with so many going on I am trying to make sure I get the winner announcements out on time especially since I am a bit sick right now dealing with sinus infection and more. Bleh.

So while I am sitting upright for a second, here is the winner for this 2016 Bowman's Best auto

 

There were 30 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. @wavemix
  2. Sarah
  3. Brad B
  4. Brian Klocko
  5. Steve Wright
  6. Jafronius
  7. Thomas
  8. hudsonfan15
  9. Adam Kaningher
  10. Tracy LeVeaux
  11. M BOYLAN
  12. Bradley Defreitas
  13. Dayton
  14. Tread Willis
  15. The Lost Collector
  16. defgav
  17. Frank Egerton
  18. the bowl cut kid
  19. Ryan Sawyer
  20. ferg209
  21. Matthew Chrisman
  22. Trevor P
  23. matt eichelberger
  24. John Hazen
  25. Kyle Herring
  26. @JGfan24ever
  27. Scott Markman
  28. @ZacknPhilly
  29. Cameron Towe
  30. John Sharp
IP: 72.169.81.189
Timestamp: 2017-01-21 11:31:59 UTC
You have randomized this list 7 times.

Congrats to @wavemix on taking home the above card. Please email me at sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com with your address. You will have 48 hours from now to claim or it will be re-given away.

I may be a bit slow on shipping some of these out til I make a post office run and feel better. But don't fret, they will go out when I get to it.

Thanks to all of you who entered and good luck in all of the other contests currently running now.

Mail Day Saturday:Reader Mail Day I

There is much to post from this package I got from reader Grady M at the end of December that alone will take up a few posts and that's not even counting the many other new pickups I got using my eBay gift card I got from Christmas. Mail Day Saturday should keep rolling for awhile!

Today's focus will be on the Giants I got from his box. Even though their season is done, for me, football is never over nor is collecting football cards.

Victor Cruz cards in this group along with some rookies as well.


Eli! Despite his poor outing in this years playoffs, will still go down as one of the greats. Yes, I said greats. Was glad to see the Player Of The Day card added in there since I didn't get to participate this year.


Odell adds. I know many harped on him about the boat party contributing to his bad play against the Packers, I just think it's just the way the Giants offense has played all year. Add in the cold and it was a disaster. Was thinking with these new adds that I should start to tally other Giants players I have multiple cards of.


Shiny stuff also from a guy I believe is Defensive Player Of The Year! I did find it odd to find Andre Williams as a Giant in a late season release as he was cut long ago, but I will take it for his PC. I also really like the red/white/blue parallels a lot.
 

A great start to my Grady M mail day show off. Come back next week for more.

Thanks for reading!

Friday, January 20, 2017

REVIEW:2016 Panini Contenders Football+AUTO GIVEAWAY!

One of the hottest products on the market year in and year out, makes yet another return to the Gridiron for 2016 and what has been a pretty loaded rookie class. You know collectors like myself and others will be chasing those hot elusive rookie ticket autographs.

Did I pull one of those, well, read on!


In every box of 2016 Panini Contenders football you will find 24 packs of 5 cards per pack. Boxes state 5 autographs per but usually turn out to be 6. Boxes run high-endish at $170 per box.

You should also find per box
- 1 Parallel Card
- 3 Rookie Of The Year Contenders
- 2 MVP Contenders
- 2 Legendary Contenders
- 1 Touchdown Tandem
- 2 Round Numbers
- 1 Other Insert Or Parallel

The base cards every year in Contenders stay the same with just a few minor changes. I like the added team colors to this year product. The base set is 100 cards deep with NFL veterans of today.


Except one. Haven't figured out why Bart Starr made it on the checklist. First time I have seen this and it is weird since no other Legend is on the checklist.


Base cards have parallels to that include, Playoff Ticket #/249, Championship Ticket #/99, Cracked Ice Ticket #/24, Super Bowl Ticket 1/1, and Printing Plates 1/1

The insert themes remain the same every year with a different look. I mean, why mess with a good thing? 

The inserts all have the same parallels of, Gold #/199, Holo #/99, and Black #/10.

Rookie Of The Year.


MVP Contenders which Brown may be. What a season by him.


Legendary Contenders


Round Numbers including my guy Apple.


And Touchdown Tandems matching a teams top threats. These two were great together for the Titans.


I should mention before moving onto to the hits, retail has rookie ticket memorabilia cards and variations to those.

Now for the moment you have been waiting for, THE AUTOGRAPHS!

Up first, a points card. Yup, a bit disappointing.


Up next, the best of the box, Robert Kelley.


A Playoff Ticket parallel /199. Don't know who this guy is. But, that's also the fun of Contenders is finding those guys you can't in any other product. Like the first Roger Lewis Jr NFL autos from the NY Giants. I SO WANT ONE!!


Other parallels include, Championship Ticket #/99 or less, Cracked Ice Ticket #/24, Super Bowl Ticket 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1.
 
Just like in years past, there are Autograph Ticket Variations. The ticket variations are easy to discover this year however unlike past years. The vertical ones are the regular tickets, the horizontal are the variations. I found a variation, too bad it's a guy who may never see an NFL snap.


Most of the inserts in Contenders have autograph versions. You are also promised one on-card per box, well, here is the both of those things.


And my last autograph pull of the box, an NFL Ink of Ameer Abdullah.
 

Other hits not found in my box are,

Coaches Ticket Autographs (cool), Golden Ticket, Legendary Contenders Autographs, MVP Contenders Autographs, Rookie of the Year Contenders Autographs, Rookie Roundup Autographs, Round Numbers Dual Autographs, Silver Ticket, and Super Bowl MVP Autographs.


Overall, not the best of breaks for the price, but it's always a risk on a product that costs a lot. But, if you are going to gamble, why not gamble on one of the hottest rookie autograph products. You have a 1:6 shot of pulling a good player and if you do get lucky and land one, you are pretty much set.

Now onto the giveaway of this!!

  

First, THE PATRIOTS MUST LOSE!!! Then follow the other rules here,  PLEASE READ ALL.
  1. Make sure you thank Panini America for this review box and check out their site for products like this one and others. Also thank Tracy Hackler and give him a Twitter follow too!
  2. ***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.
  3. Card may be shipped PWE. I like to forewarn on this. 
  4. Random Winner chosen after 7 randoms
  5. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW telling me ONE PRO AND ONE CON OF THE PRODUCT for the break. PLEASE ALSO KEEP IN MIND I AM HOPING FOR GOOD PRO/CON FEEDBACK.
  6. The Patriots must not make it to the Super Bowl. If they lose, you win!!! If they advance, contest will be moved to the Big Game so make sure you still comment as it will still count. Even if the Patriots lose this weekend, contest will still run a week just make sure to enter by the deadline.
  7. 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.
  8. Contest starts today, ends on January 27th 2017. Winner will be announced in a separate post on January 2017 or February 2017 depending on when or if the Patriots lose.
  9. Don't forget to thank the above sponsor of this contest and I won't mind a thank you as well :) 
Good luck to those that enter!!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

REVIEW:2016 Donruss Optic Football+GIVEAWAY!

If you like it you better put some chrome on it..oh oh oh

That's exactly what Panini did to Donruss. Donruss alone was a great product packed full of fun colorful finds and lots of value. So you can only assume that the chromed version off it would be the same.

Let's see if those assumptions are correct


In every box of 2016 Donruss Optic football, you will find 20 Packs Per Box with 4 Cards Per Pack. You will find just one autograph per box and boxes are a bit steep with only that one hit at $125.
 
You should also find:
  • 10 ROOKIES
  • 10 RATED ROOKIES
  • 4 BASE HOLO
  • 2 ROOKIE HOLO
  • 2 RATED ROOKIE HOLO
  • 1 GRIDIRON KINGS,
  • 1 LEGENDS OF THE FALL
  • 1 THE ROOKIES
  • 1 PROTOTYPES
The base set is as I stated, chromed versions of the Donruss base. They have the feel of Prizm. The base set consists of 100 veterans, 50 rookies and 50 Rated Rookies. You will find most of the top tier rookies in the Rated Rookies subset.

 
Speaking of Rated Rookies.....

 
With anything that's "chromed", you expect parallels and there are aplenty in Optic. These are the basic ones known as holo.

 
The more in-depth parallels that are numbered are below this. The side borders tell you what they are. They come in Aqua #/299, Orange #/199, Blue #/149, Red #/99, Carolina Blue #/50, Black #/25, Gold #/10, Green #/5, Gold Vinyl 1/1.

 
This Flacco is a Carolina Blue /50

 
The rookies and Rated Rookies also have parallels but more in variety such as Bronze, Holo, Pink, Purple (retail), Red and Yellow, Aqua #/299, Orange #/199, Blue #/149, Red #/99, Carolina Blue #/50, Black #/25, Gold #/10, Green #/5, Gold Vinyl 1/1.

My holo find right here wasn't too shabby I must say....

 
My other


There are not only parallels, but inserts that were featured in Donruss as well chromed. Of course those have parallels too.

X-Factor are die cut and look prety cool. I bet the parallels look even better. The parallels include, Blue #/149, Red #/99, Gold #/10, Green #/5, and Gold Vinyl 1/1.

 
The Rookies and Prototype are two more inserts to be found and also include parallels. Those include for both, Blue #/149, Red #/99, Gold #/10, Green #/5, and Gold Vinyl 1/1.

 
Same can be said for Gridiron Kings. They also have Blue #/149, Red #/99, Gold #/10, Green #/5, and Gold Vinyl 1/1.

 
And finally, my box had the promised Legends Of The Fall of a true Legend, Mr. Peyton Manning. These as well have the same parallels of Blue #/149, Red #/99, Gold #/10, Green #/5, and Gold Vinyl 1/1. It also provided me with a Peyton Manning tribute insert with the same parallels to.
 
Other notable inserts I didn't pull are, Peyton Manning Top Targets, Inducted and Fans of the Game all with the same parallels.

Now onto my autograph pull.

A good player, however a redemption. It's a Rated Rookie auto of Saints WR Michael Thomas. From my research, these are all numbered to 149.
 
 
Other hits not found in my box are,

Fans of the Game Set autographs, Rookie Signatures, Donruss Threads, Donruss Rookie Threads, Rookie Patch Autographs,Rookie Dual Autographs, Rookie Triple Autographs,The Elite Series Autographs and The Legends Series Autograph. All of these have parallels too of course.
 
Overall, my box was okay. Price is a bit steep with only one hit, but this rookie class is a driving force. Even the base rookies of stars Prescott and Elliot go for decent bucks as they are not guaranteed to be found every box. So when you find the parallels of those cards, it's a double bonus. It was a bit disappointing that the hit in my box was a redemption, but at least it's of a player worth waiting for. If it had been some of the others...well....
 
SO TIME FOR A GIVEAWAY!
 
WIN THESE COLORFUL CARDS...
 
BY TELLING ME THE NUMBERING TO /50 ON THIS CARD.... 

AND.... FOLLOWING THESE RULES!
  1. Make sure you thank Panini America for this review box and check out their site for products like this one and others. Also thank Tracy Hackler and give him a Twitter follow too!
  2. ***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.
  3. Card may be shipped PWE. I like to forewarn on this.
  4. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW telling me ONE PRO AND ONE CON OF THE PRODUCT for both or either box. PLEASE ALSO KEEP IN MIND I AM HOPING FOR GOOD PRO/CON FEEDBACK.
  5. Also leave me a comment telling me the card numbering /50 for the JOE FLACCO above
  6. Must do BOTH 5 and 6 to be entered or entry will be null.
  7. The ones who guess the right number or are closest without going over will be entered in the giveaway.
  8. 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.
  9. Contest starts today, ends on January 26th 2017. Winner will be announced in a separate post on January 27th 2017.
  10. Don't forget to thank the above sponsor of this contest and I won't mind a thank you as well :) 
Good luck to those that enter!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

CAPTION THIS CARD!

This card is crying out for a Caption.
 
Leave a caption below for this card. Please keep it free of language and clean please for our younger audience  

Mine would be....
"I totally regret using this as my dating profile now."

Monday, January 16, 2017

2016 Joey Bosa Autograph Winner!

Yes!!!!!!!!!! The mighty Cowboys fell this weekend so that means two things, one, a celebration, two, a contest winner.

So let's celebrate and celebrate a contest winner for this Joey Bosa.


Here was the closest guess to the back numbering of the Bill Mueller card.
Steve Wright January 13, 2017 at 10:34 PM
2399 and thanks for the chance!
 
 
Card back
 
 
Congrats to Steve Wright on winning the Bosa. Please email me at sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com within the next 48 hours to claim or it will be re-given away. Please give a shout out to myself and Panini upon arrival so I can continue to do giveaways like this.

Stay tuned for a "I hope Patriots Lose" giveaway in my Contenders football break by weeks end!! Thanks to all that entered!

BASEically Awesome Part 1:2012 Gridiron Football

This new segment, I take a glance at base cards from a variety of sports and products and look at some of my favorite images of each. Yes, I am a collector who still cares about base cards so deal with it.

Today I kick off this new segment with a great one. I take a look at 2012 Gridiron Football. A product that wasn't really easy to narrow down some of my favorite images from as it was loaded, so I found these five images that were the most accessible to grab from my collection that way other images from the set won't be jealous I left them out.

Gridiron is the first and one of the very few that Panini took a lot of effort in amazing choosing images for. It's too bad the product was a one year and done one.

So let's take a gander.

This is probably my favorite image of this group. I hope the fans involved in this image with Jamaal got themselves a copy. They made it onto a football card for just being at a game!


Matty Ice running an audible and most likely looking Julio's way.
 

No butt fumble here. Straight up TD. Jets a flyin!


Brees is a tough guy who fights for extra yards when he can and I still think one of the more underrated throwers in the game. Guy puts up incredible record breaking numbers every year with a bunch of no name WR's. He turns them into stars.


And Larry Fitz, boy we will miss him making plays like this attempt to break free from a wannabe tackler.


Sadly these are just a tip of the iceberg of images in this product. I could have posted every card, but 200 images is a lot to post. Though I am sure you guys would have enjoyed every one of them.

Which one of the above images are your favorite? If you know this product well or wanna spend a few minutes looking up the images online, which card overall in the set is your top notch favorite? Let me know in comments!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

REVIEW:2016-2017 Totally Certified Basketball Box 2+GIVEAWAY!

Yesterday I posted my first box break of this product and it was a tough one to swallow.

Was 2 any better, well, read on!

Unlike yesterday's box, I actually pulled a top tier rookie in this box. If not the top. Good start because this was actually out of pack 1.


My parallels were much better than the last box pulling a variety of them.The Capela is /199, the Clarkson is /99 and the Howard is /60. Not to mention this
 

Camo /25.All look really sharp!

Some inserts including Dirk.

 

Anytime you pull a Kobe insert, you win.


And the jersey card hits,despite being single color swatches again, this time are Totally Certified Materials and both /99 blue parallels.




And my autograph is of  the 10th overall pick in the 2016 draft by the Milwaukee Bucks and a parallel /99. His auto could use some work.


Overall, I would be lying if I didn't think the second box blew the first one out of the water. I guess it shows the parity of every break. You just don't know which of the two boxes you will land. Well, I usually do. The first one is usually what I get for my own personal breaks. That's simply just my luck.

Now time for the giveaway!

There will be two winners, one will win this

The other will win this,

In order to enter, you must guess the numbering out of /25 for this card

AND follow these rules
  1. Make sure you thank Panini America for this review box and check out their site for products like this one and others. Also thank Tracy Hackler and give him a Twitter follow too!
  2. ***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.
  3. Card may be shipped PWE. I like to forewarn on this.
  4. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW telling me ONE PRO AND ONE CON OF THE PRODUCT for both or either box. PLEASE ALSO KEEP IN MIND I AM HOPING FOR GOOD PRO/CON FEEDBACK.
  5. Also leave me a comment telling me the card numbering /25 for the Nik Stauskas above
  6. Must do BOTH 5 and 6 to be entered or entry will be null.
  7. The ones who guess the right number or are closest without going over will be entered in the giveaways.
  8. 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.
  9. Contest starts today, ends on January 22nd 2017. Winner will be announced in a separate post on January 23rd 2017.
  10. Don't forget to thank the above sponsor of this contest and I won't mind a thank you as well :) 
Good luck to those that enter!!