Saturday, July 1, 2017

World Series Prize So Far is just a tiny sneak peek at what the World Series winner will take home from just me in the MLB Pick Em Promo contest. The BCW Prize I will keep under-wraps.

The box still has plenty of room and I still have plenty of stuff on my desk to add from a variety of reviews and this is just still the beginning of the baseball season.

Here is just a stack of inserts. Some numbered ones mixed in.

Numbered cards and examples of some of the inserts. These are some of the better ones that are not in the stack above.

There will be plenty of hits from a variety of products. I haven't added them all in yet, but here is just a sneak peek. Most of them are numbered.

The lowest numbered of the group so far is this Marcus Simien /3 and Sonny Gray auto /25.
Still much more to add and lots of baseball season left. If you are not in the MLB Pick Em Promo yet, you surely are missing out on monthly prizes and a chance at this prize that will continuously grow til the end. I may update whats in this box one more time, but wanna leave some surprises in suspense towards the end.

Good luck to those that are already in the promo and those of you that may be influenced after seeing these.

Random Card On My Desk:2013 Panini Golden Age Museum Age Bat Piece Eddie Collins

Friday, June 30, 2017

Combined Shipping Landed Me These

When 2016 Contenders released and I saw Roger Lewis Jr on the checklist, I immediately began a search to add him. I think the Giants found a diamond in the rough with Lewis Jr a late round pick.

But, price was a driving factor and I couldn't afford one right off...til I found the right deal.

I ended up picking this one up for $4, which I am sure it goes for much less now especially after the Giants added Marshall but this add happened months ago. I at the time expected Lewis to compete for the slot receiver spot and now I am not sure he makes the team since they are stacked at the position.

I guess either way I am still happy with the addition just in case.

Along with the Roger Lewis, I added this Allen and Ginter relic from the same seller. Why? Cause I like the oddball relics from the set and I needed to get a combined deal to $5 to get the free shipping. I have no idea who Keri is but for $1, it's a cool add.
Thoughts on my adds are welcomed in comments!

Random Card On My Desk:1997-1998 Collectors Choice Stick-Ums Jason Kidd

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Fleer Team Leader

It's another day and another new Hampton add. Like I said, I added a ton of newbies way back in 2016 but never got to post them.

Today's addition came through a trade but I don't remember from who now. See how sad it is when you don't get things published right away???

Back in 1992, Fleer released these Team Leader inserts for baseball, basketball and football. These were randomly inserted in packs. So it's really hard to judge how actually tough it was to land one but I doubt they were that tough. Early 90's inserts were much easier to acquire.

The design is simple, but it's perfect. Black framed color action photo looks fantastic.
Thoughts on today's Hampton add welcomed in comments along with your favorite Fleer Team Leaders card of all time?

Random Card On My Desk:2013 Panini Golden Age Historic Signatures Steve Cauther

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A Giant Quad

I am so far behind in my Hampton show off, I just need to start getting some of these posted.

Today's card was from a trade awhile back from 90's Niche Football Card blog.

Today's card was one I have wanted for some time. These quads from Playoff Absolute are not the easiest to chase sometimes. Some are overflow, some are tougher. With odds of 1:24 or one per box it may not be easy to chase down some today.

The 1996 version featured 4 of the Giants offensive stars at the time. Not sure why Dave Brown is on it. Haha, just kidding Dave if you happen to read this. Chris Calloway was very under appreciated in the league.

On the back, you find two running backs including my man Rodney. Tyrone was supposed to replace Rodney down the road but turned out to be a flop....til he went to Oakland.
I like the design and eye appeal of the card. Not to mention it bleeds Giants blue all around.
Thoughts on today's card is welcomed in comments.

Random Card On My Desk: 1999-2000 Upper Deck Gold Reserve Brian Leetch

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

.99 Cents Ain't Bad

Wow, am I way behind on posts on here. Today's card I acquired way back in December on eBay. I don't usually go chasing down a lot of SAGE stuff now-a-days since they lost their NCAA license, but occassionally when I need an auto of a player it can sometimes be a cheap way to go.

This time Paul Perkins was staring at me at a bid of .99 so I said, hey, whatever if I get it I get it if I don't, I don't.

To my surprise, I was the only bidder and added this nice looking card to the PC for cheap.
Have you ever just bid on a card just because it was cheap?

Random Card On My Desk:1991-1992 Skybox Basketball Centennial

Monday, June 26, 2017

Rodney's Idol

It's that time again, time for another Rodney Hampton addition showoff!

This one comes thanks to Project Pedro blog from an old trade. It's just taken me while to get to showing it off.

This is just a simple nice looking subset base card from 1991 Pinnacle named The Idols. The subset takes a group of players including Rodney and adds well, their idol to the card. I like the sepia background of the Idol with the featured player in full color on the front.

It's not too often players actually get to succeed their Idol and play of the same team with them. That was the case here.


Thoughts on today's Rodney is welcomed in comments!


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 tried to bury the allegations, but I wrote a book instead."

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sketch Battle

Do you follow @georgenadeau (who is the developer of licensed collectibles for Cryptozoic of multiple brands)on Twitter yet? Dude hands out cards pretty much everyday and previews upcoming Cryptozoic products. Also a cool guy to talk to.

Back in the fall if you remember, I won an awesome puzzle piece card from their Big Bang Theory product and after many RT's finally won again with the cards featured today. This time a 2 card 1/1 sketch lot.

These are pretty cool as they are also a puzzle put side by side as they are battling. The artist Chris Meeks did a great job on these to.

Hmmm seems like a movie just came out about this one below.....
Thoughts on my sketchy mail day are welcomed in comments or on the Wonder Woman movie.

2017 MLB Pick Em Prize For July

Three months are over in this promo and three prizes have been giving away while the other is building up big time with inserts and hits galore! That prize will be for the one who can MLB Pick Em Champ. But, it's never too late to join to be that as some twists and turns later in the game may take place. So spread the word.

Anyways, I posted the picks for the first week of July earlier today. Everyone has a clean slate for the July prize but have their points from April, May, June saved for the overall promo in those standings. July and beyond earned points will be added to those.

But, with a clean slate, that means anyone can enter to win this prize pack for the month of July,
A 2017 Topps Archives Terry Muholland auto
One box (100 pages) of 9-Pocket Pages (1-PRO9T-100) and a 3-ring binder (1-ALB3C-PL-BLK)
There is only one way to win it however, join in on the July MLB Pick Em!

MLB Pick Em Standings For July

Here are the standings for the month of July. At the end of the month, these totals will be added to the overall standings that you can find, HERE. These standings here are for the monthly prize, the other standings are for the overall prize pack at the end that will be epic. 

You are welcomed to join in at any time. There will be many twists and turns in the months of August and September so you are never out of the race and you can at least try for a monthly prize.

Sport Card Collectors League (AL)
Topps Heritage Division
SCC   12
Royals and Randoms
Rockies  9
Ryan Sawyer
Scott N.  14
hudsonfan15   8
Marty's Angels  13
Thomas   9
Duane Danielson
Bacon Boyy  

Topps Chrome Division
@JGfan24ever  13
@Dennysportscard  9
Life's a Pitch    14
Jeff Hoyle
Kyle Herring
@jake1725  10
Rich Frank
Luke Enno
john veith     3
Mark Morales

Topps Five Star Division
Nachos Grande  10
Nick Frank    14
Daniel Wilson  7
Tony Quezada
@funtocollect    12
Kaiser Cats  14
Dions IP   9
Johnny G
Turks Picks, LLC
Ray Silva    6
Jeanette Marlier
Tread Willis      2

BCW Supplies League (NL)

Topps Allen And Ginter Division
Bubba's Bombers
John Sharp   15
Broad Street Bullies
Tenets of Wilson
Irodequoit36     9
Chicken Dinner
Tim B.
Dub Mentality   4
Justin P
J. Barnett
the bowl cut kid
Brooklyn Yankees
@SteveWrightOne  12
Buffalo Boy
April Bartron
E Z    11
@joemordini1    5

Topps Tek Division
Shane Salmonson  8
Bump and Run     7
@DavidMackey77  12
allformykids      1  
ketchupman36  12
Raz   15
Mike Janeway
shawn norman
Alex Olson       2
Mike E      0 Lost Ways27    1

Topps Series 1&2 Division
@wavemix    9
The Big Show   11
defgav's dumpster divers   14
Thomas Y
Brad B      10
Tyler Lucia
clifford wollaston
Kenneth Alcott
@njsensasianscards   13
James Baurle   2
Mad Max    6
Scott Markman     3


MLB Pick Em Week 13

Below are the picks for this weeks MLB Pick Em challenge!

The rules are simple, pick a winner, earn a point. Pick a loser, earn nothing.

The only other rule is you must be a U.S. Resident to enter or have an address in the U.S.

You will play 4 weeks like this and person with the most right at the end of July will win a prize!

Here are this weeks games to pick winners of:
TB @ Balt
SF @ Pitt
Clev @ Det
Miami @ Milw

Here are my picks for the games

Leave your picks in comments below. You will have til 6:30 pm Friday, June 30th 2017 to enter. Any entries after that will be disqualified for this week. If you missed Week 1, don't fret! You can enter Week 2 starting on Sunday. Even if you miss Week 2, enter Week 3. So on and so forth. I will slot those who enter in late even Week 20 in divisions that give them the best chance to win. Just remember even if you enter later in the contest and miss many weeks, there is still a monthly prize to win.

Standings should be updated

Good Luck to all that enter!