Saturday, April 1, 2017
For those of you younger readers, not that I am that old, that was my opening take on the Tears For Fears song, SHOUT.
Why open up this post that way, well, today's Psych autograph addition comes in the groups co-leader, Curt Smith. Who even signed the card, TFF.
My favorite song is Everybody Wants To Rule The World by TFF.
Friday, March 31, 2017
Today we jump back to 2001 to Topps baseball that was celebrating it's 50th anniversary. A golden one that comes with a golden wrapper.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
On Sunday, the official start of the MLB Pick Em promotion begins on Sport Card Collectors with the first week of picks for the month of April being due by Friday.
Now just because the promotion hasn't officially started, doesn't mean the prizes haven't.
As you can see in the pics, I have begun what I call a Topps Locker where I have begun putting in autographs, jersey cards, numbered cards, parallels, and inserts from my reviews so far this year and from some last year for whoever wins the World Series of Pick Em on here!
That's only half of the prizes as you have got to remember that BCW has some nice stuff as well monthly and at the end.
So if you haven't signed up yet, there is still time. You can also enter at any point throughout the season but remember you may need to play catch up if you don't enter from the start but you would at least be in it to win monthly prizes.
So good luck to all that enter and most of all, have fun!
A few months ago long before the season ended, Victor Cruz, yes the now former Giants WR, tweeted out a pic of some signed items he had done with his new partnership with Gillette and made it sound like those items would be available for fans who put dibs in on them.
So obviously without question I was going to say dibs on one of them. I really wanted the mini helmet.
One other thing that you can't see very well because of the angle I took this picture, is the football Eli is holding is a Salute To Service one. My grandfather was in World War 2 so it kinda made a connection to me as a salute to him. He passed a long time ago from PTSD.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Honestly, at the time, I had no idea who Lee Rouson was and had to do some research on him. I found out he played in the NFL for 7 years. He backed up Joe Morris and was a beast on Special Teams winning Special Teams Player Of The Year in 1986. He has two Super Bowl rings with the Giants and was a big contributor in Super Bowl XXI vs Denver to help lead them to a win.
But most importantly, he is an associate pastor who travels as an motivational speaker for Sports World Ministries and goes all over the U.S. to churches and schools.
After I read all of that, I wanted to meet him even more so I attended the event.
The problem I had was, I was star stuck. Never really having ever met a NY Giant since I understood football, I was all over him trying to get an autograph. Score a picture. Stare at him like a stalker. Anything I could do to take in the moment. Then I heard him speak which changed my tune.
He put out an incredible message to all of us who were there. After he was done, he then waited for everyone to meet him for pictures and signed items. I thanked him for his amazing message, he even showed me his Super Bowl ring bling, then I got my photo taken with him (it's framed in my man cave) and was handed one of these,
Monday, March 27, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017
But, the feel of the product makes you think you are at the ballpark. It's got all of the necessities. The players, the mascots, the ceremonies, the celebrations and even the food. If you are looking at snow on the ground still like I am or even have bare ground, Topps Opening Day will make you a personal promise that you will feel baseball is on the way.
So let's get to ripping this product and get that warm feeling of cracking bats and the smell of fresh cut grass.
- Opening Day 1/1
- Edition that falls 1:14,256 packs
- Printing Plates 1/1 that fall 1:3,269 packs
4 cards that fall 1:288 packs and MLB Wacky Packages have 9 cards and fall 1:1,169 packs. Really significant odds to chase there.
Opening Day Autographs have 16 cards and fall 1:654 packs. Mascots Autographs have 6 cards and fall 1:747 packs. Mascots Relics have 5 cards and fall 1:2,097 packs. Stadium Signatures Autographs have 17 cards and falls 1:17,820 packs And finally, there is Opening Day Relics with 10 cards and falls 1:525 packs
Overall, with that box price and all that there is to chase, you really can't go wrong busting a box even if just for fun. There is definitely a lot of fun to find in here.
Obviously this isn't for the big hit seekers, but it's a fun product that covers kids of all ages. I am including adults in that.
If you are looking for an affordable MLB product to offer a kid that is interested in joining the hobby, I am sure this would be an easy winner that's not too complicated to figure out and has some fun chases.
When I went to check out @DubMentality for any new posts he may have put up, I suddenly remembered he had once posted a Sterling Shepard autograph he had for sale
It's one of the missing few I need from the early 90's and a tough parallel to chase. At least with all of the busting I did of these I never came across any. The odds weren't given either and were just found randomly.
The only thing that separates this from a base card is the added gold and the words 24-karat written under Action Packed.