Saturday, March 25, 2017

#SCC5YR Panini Prize Pack Winner!

I wanna thank everyone who turned out for both of the contests and the sponsors who helped provide prizes for both. I will admit I am a bit disappointed by the turnout of this contest as only a few people even entered it. I says 49 comments, but if you look at the amount of participants and those who entered daily, it narrows it down to a sad number.

Well, the way I look at it, it's their loss and someone elses gain. The biggest surprise of the contest, was the winner. Not only did they enter their guess second out of everyone, but they are also first time winners. So that's exciting.

Here are the results. The number on the left represents the amount of comments and the number on the right is the amount of views.
 
Only one person was close without going over and was within 3 views. congrats to....
 
Trevor PMarch 16, 2017 at 4:28 PM

I'll guess 499 views. I love your reviews (and the contests aren't bad, either, though I've yet to win one).

Trevor, please email me at sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com with your address within 48 hours to claim or I will re-give this away in the future. Please give a shout out when the prize arrives and let Panini and Tracy Hackler know your thanks as well.

Thanks overall to all of the readers who helped me celebrate #SCC5YR and stay tuned for more contests coming up down the road

Mail Day Saturday:Got Hit By A 2x3

Back a few months ago, I was one of the lucky ones who was able to grab one of Jeff over at 2x3 Heroes Blog Tis The Season giveaway lots.

Being a big non-sport collector, something my blog name doesn't admit to, I snatched up the one lot with what appeared to be a bunch of celeb goodness and I confirmed that yesterday when the package arrived.

Inside was everything I thought I could spot from the picture and even more. I was pretty happy with my findings so let's take a look.

Up first, some 2015 Americana set needs. I am hoping this will narrow down what I need. I haven't published the post on this blog yet, but I was able to pickup a marked down box of 2015 Americana that provided me with my biggest hit in awhile but also got me started on a set I hope to complete. I should be posting that break in the next week or two.

 
A good selection of celebs I didn't have here.

 
A look at some famous moments


Some more Americana fun. This time in insert form.

 
On The Tube die-cuts.

 
And a stunning On The Tube parallel. And I am not just talking about the card design itself. I have been a fan of Dushku's for awhile.

 
Some pretty slick parallels here including Bradley Cooper who I liked best from the Hangover movies. I also didn't know they made a red foil parallel. Biz Markie's pose on his card is just askin you if you "say you're just a friend"

I thought that was the end, but there were bonus finds as well!

Heroes Of Baseball inserts from Leaf I have never seen or owned some nice additions to my players PC.

 
Including a couple of Stan Musials too!
 
 
And we finish it up with a card that's dope! Well........
 
Awesome Willie Nelson relic add to my celeb PC!  Was a really nice surprise!

A HUGE thanks goes out to 2x3 Heroes for the awesome mail day. I really loved all of the cards.

Big Blue Collections Part 1: Dollar Store Snag

Big Blue Collections is my latest segment here on Snagging Cardboard that showcases non-card items in my NY Giants collection.

Today's item, is something I found while wondering through a local dollar store.

When I go into the dollar store, I am usually in there with a purpose looking for specific items such as paper products, cleaners, sports cards, gift bag, shipping items, etc. Like how I threw in sports cards ;)

Anyways, once in a great while, I will stumbled upon other things that catch my eye. Usually, I avoid looking at sports items in any store as locally it's normally Patriots flooded. *Gag*  but this time was different. In the middle of that Patriots pile sat a stack of these NY Giants soft Franklin footballs.

As with most NY Giants collectible I can actually find, I snagged it. I don't buy as much as I used to because of not only the budget, but because I am running out of room and tote space to store it.

Here is the dollar store find. The first third has the old Giants logo so you know this ball has probably been around for awhile,



The second third of the football. Made by Franklin, nice!


And the final third has the usual stuffed item info
Can't go wrong for a buck picking up something like this.
There is much more to show off in this series including some autographed items, so stay tuned!

Mail Day Saturday:A Priestly Appearance

In my latest edition of Mail Day Saturday, you are viewing yet another autograph addition to my Psych autograph project for seasons 5-8.

Today's on card offering comes in at only a $4 cost and of a solid named actor in Jason Priestly.
Most of you may know him from 90210 where he played a lead for 9 seasons, but I never watched that. I first watched Jason in Tru Calling as Jack Harper, the bad guy. Of course I mainly watched Tru Calling because it was a cool show and obviously Eliza Duschku.

But, in 2012, he made an appearance on Psych as Clive Noble who seemingly was another bad guy. Clive  and his wife befriend Shawn and Juliet while they were all on vacay together and rob Shawn. With all that they took, Shawn was most worried about his missing Nintendo DS but not the way most of us would be. He had hid an engagement ring in the back of it to propose to Juliet after many years.

Thoughts on today's addition to my autograph project are welcomed in comments below and stay tuned next week for yet another add to it.....you may go HEAD OVER HEALS....

Friday, March 24, 2017

Eli's Picks: 2015 Topps High Tek Purple Rainbow Diffractor

Eli's Picks is a new segment where Eli himself, well a stuffed Bleacher Creature version, picks his favorite base/insert cards to show off.
Eli made a great choice for his first card picking a Topps Tek parallel card. This is a product I didn't bust, but picked up/traded for cards from. The card above I picked up in a trade with 90's Niche Football Card Blog. 

The parallels fall one-per-box on average and this parallel is one of the easier ones to get. It's also the one parallel that isn't number.  But, with only a few cards per box and a decent amount of players on the checklist, still isn't that easy to land your favorite players or teams.

BASEically Awesome Part 2: 2002 Topps American Pie Spirit Of America Part 2 Vol. 3

Here is the final part of the three-part series of 2002 Topps American Pie Spirit Of America BASEically Awesome.

Today, we look at American Treasures. Names that all of us will never forget for many different reasons.
This part of the set covers cards 116-150. 

You will find American Treasures such as the one and only King Of Rock And Roll, Elvis.


You know what kinda eyes she has....


President Gerald Ford not hiding anything


And Bill Clinton taking a ride. Yes, this one could leave to many puns and I have a few myself. But, I will leave it to your imagination.
Overall, a fun product and should be easy to build with it only being 150 cards. I think I am close, but still missing a few. I would have to check.
Let me know your overall thoughts on this product and this part in comments below.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

NYG PC Spotlight 5: 2010 Topps Peak Performance Autograph Ahmad Bradshaw



 
Ahmad Bradshaw
Autograph Card
Card # PPA-ABR

BASEically Awesome Part 2:2002 Topps American Pie Spirit Of America Vol. 2

You witnessed Volume 1 yesterday with the baseball player portion of 2002 Topps American Pie Spirit Of America, but to me that was only a third of the slice of pie.

Today, we take a look at cards 51-115. Well, not all of them. Some to give you an idea of what this set was made of.

Yes, baseball is known to most as America's Game, but there is so much more of America that this product covers. Cards 51-132 covers Courage, Innovations, Perseverance, and American Treasures that wraps up and shows us how great America truly is.

Cards that showcase Courage from wars battled like Vietnam and the Gulf War
And courageous people such as Rosa Parks and Buzz Aldrin.
Innovations such as crayons and
 
 innovators such as the great Thomas Edison make an appearance in here as well.

Perseverance like the Statue Of Liberty and Battle Of Midway make their appearance as well.

And American Treasures such Mt.Rushmore and of course Bazooka Joe, it is a Topps product, make an appearance as well.

Like I said, this set has a lot to offer and a lot of fun to view. Not to mention a lot of proud history.
Up next in the set is.......oh....I won't blow it. Come back for Volume 3 tomorrow!
Thoughts on Volume 2 are welcomed in comments below.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

NYG PC Spotlight 4: 2014 Leaf Originals Autograph Andre Williams

 
Andre Williams
Mini On-Card Rookie Autograph
Card #AW1

BASEically Awesome Part 2:2002 Topps American Pie Spirit Of America Vol 1

A couple of weeks ago, I post a Wrappers Of Collecting Past segment on 2002 Topps American Pie Spirit Of America and mentioned how I wanted to show some of the base cards off because they are BASEically Awesome. Well, I broke this down to a three-part series this week since the base set makeup is build that way to me.

Most of the time this series will focus on base sets that capture the action on the field with it's photogenic moments, this time, they just capture a bit more than that. They capture baseball history and history itself and I totally bought into it.

So let's take a look.

The first 50 cards of the base set are baseball players.Not just any players, legendary players on the field.

I found it cool to see Willie Mays in a Mets uni, not something you see too often anymore. I had to brush up on my baseball history a bit to see he played for the Mets after being traded from the Giants at the tail-end of his career for 72-73 seasons.

I am always excited to add a Jackie to the collection. Gotta love Reggie's shades. Really brings out the pic.

And some throwback uni's and a Brock not in a Cards uni is also a different site. Unlike Mays, Brock started out with the Cubs but was traded in 1964 after the Cubs got tired of waiting for his development. I bet now they wished they had given him a little more opportunity. I guess it was all apart of the Cubs curse.
 
Seeing the throwback uni's, some of the greatest players in a different uniform and the overall design of the product is some of the reason they are BASEically Awesome. You will have to stay tuned to see the rest over the next two days.

Thoughts on Volume 1 are welcomed in comments.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

NYG PC Spotlight 3: 2012 Leaf Valiant Draft Blue Autograph Rueben Randle

Rueben Randle
Rookie Auto Card #d 2/99
Card #RR1

Mike Torrez To The Red Sox

When working on my sorting project, I came across a card that caught my eye. It was a 1977 O-Pee-Chee Mike Torrez base card.
 
Someone who owned the card before me wanted to update their collection it appears and put Torrez in their Red Sox pile.
 
However, from my research, there are many things wrong with this card. First and most important...SOMEONE DEFACED A CARD!! AHHHHHHH! (it's okay when Baseball Card Breakdown does it however as he is always creates a masterpiece with it)
 
Secondly, he wasn't traded to the Red Sox. They signed him as a Free Agent after the 1977 season when he had a short stint with the Yankees. He had many small stints it seems with 7 teams over his 18 playing years.
 
Third, if you are going to change his team from A's to Red Sox, why not had changed it to the Yankees first then scribble it out to the Red Sox??? If your going to do the work and deface it, do it right ;)

Also during my research of Torrez, I was surprised to hear he was traded for the great Reggie Jackson which is how he ended up on the A's. Looking at his career leading up to that trade he only had one decent season. Seemed like a bit of an uneven trade in my eyes even with Don Baylor and Paul Mitchell being included in that deal.

Usually a card being scribbled on like this, I would normally toss into a freebie box. But, I couldn't do it this time for a couple of reasons. It's a card older than 1980 which I don't have a lot of and there is just something appealing about the card. I can't figure it out. So instead, it's going in my Oakland A's box despite Red Sox being written on it.

What do guys normally do when a player gets traded or signed elsewhere? Do you place them in the jersey team they are wearing or the new one? Do you write on the cards to keep track? Let me know in comments!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Another Blog? I Know, I Know...

I know what you all are thinking, here he goes again creating another blog that will just sit there and collect internet dust with a rare new post.

Well, I think this time will be different.

My new blog is called SNAGGING CARDBOARD and it's a specific blog just for my NY Giants collecting. You all know as dedicated readers how much I am passionate about that.

That's why I think this time will be different. My passion is strong for this one. That had a Star Wars feel didn't it?

I also really like my layout and design on the blog. I have four posts ready to be read on there with many more in drafts. Please read the first post so you know what to expect of the blog and whether you would want to follow or add it to your blogroll. I hope you do anyways :)

Stay tuned for new posts on there as I put myself a few posts ahead on here so I can focus on some posts for the new blog. It should be all new content!

Hope everyone has a great day! And thanks for reading!

NYG PC Spotlight 2: 2011 Playoff Contenders Henry Hynoski Rookie Ticket Autograph

Henry Hynoski
Auto Rookie Card
Card #195

Collectin' Jeets:1998 Upper Deck Retro

I thought another fun segment on this blog would be to showcase a few more of my Yankee cards as I know the blogosphere is loaded with baseball and baseball card fanatics.

One of my bigger Yankee collections player-wise, is of one of my favorite Yanks all-time. Makes sense doesn't it?

Mr. Derek Jeter!

So inside of this binder like the Griffey one I have, I found these once at a dollar store so couldn't go wrong, are all of my Jeters. Currently I sit at 227 different ones. Not a huge collection,but a fairly decent one.


 
I have backed off Jeter chasing in the past 10 years due to the cost of his cards. They are not cheap. I also had to make the decision on that when I decided to get back to Collectin' Griffey again a few years ago. Even though Jeter played for my team vs Griffey who never did, I still liked Griffey a bit more and had a much more significant collection of him so I stayed with him. However, when I pull a Jeter or see a cheap one or can trade for one, I will definitely make a move.
 
Today's kickoff to this new segment features a card from 1998 UD Retro. A product that had both a retro look and feel. One you could also after busting a box pack your lunch in. That's right, the boxes of the product were metal lunch boxes. Pretty cool. I own one of the Griffey versions but not the Jeter. Maybe a future chase.

Jeter was base card #67 in the set and featured a photo of him finishing off one of his signature swings. I like the card because it's a sharp photo and seeing the pinstripes showing some dirt from possibly from one of his amazing diving plays.
 
Thoughts on this new segment and today's card are welcomed in comments!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

NYG PC Spotlight 1: 2016 Panini Prizm Premier Jerseys Prizm Paul Perkins

Paul Perkins
Prizm Parallel
Card # PPJ-PP

Happy Birthday To Me! A New Eli!

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me.....happy birthday to me

That's right, today is my birthday and to celebrate I am taking this week off from Sunday's With Rodney to show off my birthday present, a new Eli Manning auto card!

This one is from the 2015 Topps Field Access and my wife got me this for what I consider a steal of a deal at only $25.

 
This guy is a possible future HOFer, yes I truly believe he belongs there with 2 rings and 2 Super Bowl MVP trophies that he won against the supposed GOAT of the NFL.Not to mention, he still has at least another 3 years in him so who knows if a third will come.
 
When you can add an auto for that cheap of a future HOFer, I call it a steal and Happy Birthday to me!