Saturday, September 16, 2017

Psych Bio's

Well, today marks the final day of my Psych insert needs with wardrobe needs being posted tomorrow.

This also marks the first post with my only insert set from the product. That is the Psych Bio's. I own all 6 of them.

 
However, I do not have the set of these.
 
 
At first you are thinking, aren't those the bios? And I will say yes, but they are not the same. These are printed on acetate and seem to be tough pulls. It's hard to tell though. I have no information on them. They are not on the Cryptozoic website, they are not on the wrappers or boxes, and not even on Cardboard Connection as they are a big mystery. I have seen some listed on eBay so hopefully the rest of my needs, 2,3,5, and 6 are all on there. I am only assuming there are 6 since there are 6 bios.

It's not very often you find an insert that's not listed anywhere for info. If you find out any for me, just let me know!

Litho-Cel

The 90's brought us many innovations. Card companies went out of their way to be the most creative and tried to outdo others, something that we lack in today's market with all of the exclusives.

They added prisms, foil, holograms and something called Litho-Cel.

Litho-Cels were two layered cards that Pacific created in 1996. The weird thing was, each pack came with cards and a litho-cel but it may not always match up. Actually, I don't think it ever did.

So these are what the base or bottom cards look like in the set. Odd huh? Wait til you see what happens to it....



Back of the card


This is what the Litho-Cels looks like. This is actually the silver parallel Litho-Cel looks like. Yes, these also had parallels you needed to chase.


When you put the Litho-Cel on top of the base card...magic happens....
 
You get a clear, well somewhat, colored photo. Pretty cool idea, just tough to put all together the way they organized the product. But, I guess the chase is part of the fun. 
I am so glad that Jammin JD Sports Cards was able to help me land both parts in this case. Now I just need to chase the other parallels down.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Henry's Wisdom

Henry is always giving Shawn advice, does Shawn ever listen. No. But, Cryptozoic did and made an insert set based on Henry's most wise moments from Seasons 1-4.
I have 5 cards of the 9 cards in the set. My current wants are, 2,3,4, and 7.

2017 Panini Player Of The Day CONTEST Main Promo

 
Welcome! Sport Card Collectors blog is once again proud to be hosting the Player Of The Day Contest. This contest has prizes provided by Panini America to award you guys, the readers. 

As for me, this is no longer a blogger competition as I am the only lucky blogger to be doing this and I don't get anything for hosting this except the rewarding factor of knowing I am helping the hobby, LCS' and spreading #HobbyLove.

Today, I received the prizes I will be shipping out-there may be a slight delay in shipping with so much to pay to ship out-and I will be posting contests as we go along. Some of the contests are easy as can be and then others are a bit more challenging like today's main promo.

Every year when I have hosted this contest, I have always had a MAIN CONTEST to my promotion.
This year is no different.

How do you participate in the MAIN CONTEST? Well, here are the details and it's actually not too challenging.
  1. CONTEST open to U.S. Residents ONLY or those with an address in the U.S.
  2. Go to your local participating Player Of The Day card shop. You can find your participating  list of shops, HERE.
  3. Take a photo of you and your purchase in front of the Player Of The Day sign
  4. Email me the photo to sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com or DM it to me on Twitter @Sportcardcollec or even post it on the Facebook wall of Sport Card Collectors.
  5. I will share your picture on here for others and POD to see in a gallery.
  6. You can go to your shop as many times as you want. Every picture you send me will earn you one entry towards the main prizes.
  7. Top three finishers will win a big prize but everyone who enters this will win something :)
 Here is an example of what I am looking for in a picture:
 

This was taken for my 2015 promo. All you have to do is just make sure you post a picture of your purchase or Player Of The Day Packs in front of your shops POD poster then send it to me with the many options I gave you above.

Here are the TOP THREE PRIZES to score.

1st Place Winner
2017 Panini NFL Sticker book, 10 packs of Player Of The Day Cards, 2 Panini T-Shirts,NFL Player Lanyard, 2017 Player Of The Day Solomon Thomas autograph. These autographs are only found at Card Shops for the promo. There may be other prizes added as well.
2nd Place Winner
2017 Panini NFL Sticker book, 12 packs of Player Of The Day Cards, 2 Panini T-Shirts,NFL Player Lanyard, There may be other prizes added as well.
3rd Place Winner
2017 Panini NFL Sticker book, 10 packs of Player Of The Day Cards, 2 Panini T-Shirts,NFL Player Lanyard, There may be other prizes added as well.
4th place and more will get Player Of The Day packs. Amounts on those will be determined upon entries.

Entries are due by October 30th 2017. This gives you over a month to enter. Feel free to send in your pictures at any point when they are taken however instead of all at once. I will run the entries and announce winners on October 31st 2017.

For those of you who don't have a shop nearby, I have other contests for you coming up so stay tuned for those.

Griffey Takes A Cheap Seat

About a year ago, Night Owl Cards posted a Mike Piazza Cheap Seat card I thought was the bomb and for months I searched eBay looking for a cheap Griffey version that I needed for my PC.

Finally, I found one and bid on it.$12 was the final cost which I didn't think was a bad pull for the card.
 
The card folds out into a seat and fell 1:24 packs then. My hobby OCD wouldn't allow me to crease the card that I invested in so try to use your imagination and picture what it appears as if I had folded it out.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Psych Undercover Part 2

Yesterday I showed off Psych Undercover insert for Seasons 5-8, today, is the much more dulled down Seasons 1-4 version.

Once again, it's showing off Shawn and Gus' and gangs crazy ideas of being undercover.
 
There are 9 cards in this set. I have 5 of them so far. My current needs are, 2,3,4, and 7.

#1:The Sweet Sig And Swing

Today is card #1 in my Top 10 countdown trade adds from my big trade with Project Pedro blog.

Today's card is an obvious number one, anytime I can add a Griffey auto to my PC I am estatic. I don't have many autographs or memorabilia cards as most of my Griffey PC is base and inserts but this one is one of my favorites.

His signature is just as sweet and just as smooth as his swing.

A big thanks goes out to Project Pedro blog on our latest trade. I look forward to our next one which is already currently in progress. If you haven't checked him out yet or given his blog a look, please do so! You are missing out if not.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Psych Undercover

I know, you know, you are loving these posts. Well, at least I hope you are.....

Today's insert is Psych Undercover. This insert set was made for both Seasons 1-4 and 5-8. They both have different designs however. Today's is from Seasons 5-8 and has rainbow foil. The theme is still the same, just different designs. We all know how many crazy undercover situations that Shawn and Gus put themselves into.

Here is what the Seasons 5-8 design looks like. I will touch base with Seasons 1-4 design tomorrow.
 
I currently have 3 of the 9 cards in the set. As you can see, it wasn't easy pulling inserts in these products as most only had a couple per box.
 
My needs are, 1,4,5,6,8, and 9.

#2:The Centerpiece Of My Aaron Judge Collection

Today is card #2 in my Top 10 countdown trade adds from my big trade with Project Pedro blog.

Today's card is the biggie in my Aaron Judge PC, my first autograph of him. I know it's Leaf and I am not normally a fan of unlicensed products, but it's a Judge auto and on-card so I will take it. It's also numbered 24/25.

I know Aaron has been the joke of the second half of the season with all of his strikeouts but I think the Homerun Derby really messed with him. His stance is off and so isn't his timing. If he can figure things out in the offseason again he should have a solid career. If not, well, I will have this card to remember what could have been.

Either way, the guy is very popular, plays for my team, has a great back story and is friendly so that alone is enough for me to collect him.

We are down to the #1 card which is coming up tomorrow! 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Psychic Moments

Today's insert is from Seasons 1-4 and is named Psychic Moments.

You know, based on one of Shawn's "psychic" breakout moments. "You know that's right."
 
I have 4 cards out of 9 but still missing numbers 1,2,3,4, and 9.

#3: Is #3

Today is card #9 in my Top 10 countdown trade adds from my big trade with Project Pedro blog.

Today's card is my second patch addition to my Ken Griffey Jr PC. This one is from when he was number 3 for a short time. I also chose this card for number 3 because it has a #3. Other than that, 3 and 4 on this countdown are pretty interchangeable to me.

Griffey changed to number three in the 2007 season to honor his three kids.
 
Only 2 cards remain.What could they be...what could they be.. FIND OUT SOON!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Psych:The Musical

I have begun making updates, still many to go, on the blog and my first project was updating my Psych and Ghostbusters want lists which you can find at the top of the blog in the tabs section.

I believe I have most of my Ghostbusters insert sets and still have to check on those. But, I am missing many Psych needs. So this week I thought it would be fun to throw out there the other parts of my Psych PC and sets I am trying to build of them.

Today's insert set is Psych:The Musical.
I have three cards from the 6 card set. I believe these fell 1:24 packs in the Seasons 5-8 boxes. I busted three of the boxes so hence my three cards.
Current cards I am missing include, 1,2, and 6.
I am hoping by posting my needs on here I can get these wants filled and help my own focus in trying to accomplish doing so. Many of these cards, not my autograph needs, can be found for pretty cheap on COMC and eBay. But, with hobby funds low, accomplishing these sets will take some work still. I am however, always up for a challenge!

4:The Ultimate Patch

Today is card #4 in my Top 10 countdown trade adds from my big trade with Project Pedro blog.

Today's card is yet another Ken Griffey Jr addition and this isn't the last. There are two more in the Top 3. This has got to be one of my prettiest Griffey memorablia cards I own. This is also my first patch card of The Kid.

Try not to drool too much on your keyboard while you view this:

Sunday, September 10, 2017

REVIEW:2017 Star Wars Journey To Star Wars The Last Jedi

I don't mention this on here too often, but I am a big Star Wars fan. Well, at least of the original three films or as they now call them, parts 4,5 and 6.  I did watch parts 1,2, and 3 and wasn't much of a fan of those but I have heard the newest releases are pretty solid. I just haven't had the opportunity to sit down and watch them.

What I have done however, is open up the cards still. Today marks my first hobby box break as most of my Star Wars breaks have been retail, so it should be fun to see how I do.

Let's take a look:

Each box of 2017 Star Wars Journey To Star Wars The Last Jedi you will find 24 packs of 8 cards each. You should also find one Insert or Parallel Per Pack! Hobby boxes come with
2 hits per and at least one guaranteed autograph.  Boxes run just under $80.

The second hit could be a variety of this:
  • Sketch Cards
  • Plastic Emblem Cards
  • 1-of-1 Printing Plates
The base cards are printed with the 1977 Blue Starfield design on 24pt stock. It's not high gloss cards and has that vintage feel to them. There are 110 cards in the base set that takes you on a journey across the Star Wars saga even with a slight sneak peek at Star Wars: The Last Jedi. 

The base set also has cards from the cartoon series as well.




Some backs of cards turn into a really cool puzzle. Here is what I built of the two.




As with all products today, there are parallels to chase as well.

Green Starfield falls 1 per pack


Black Starfield falls 1:2 packs. This one looks the sharpest in my opinion.


Silver Starfield falls 1:4 packs


White Starfield are numbered to 199


And the toughest one I pulled was Orange Starfield that's numbered to 50


Other parallels not found in my box include, 
  • - Gold Starfield #'d to 25
  • - Imperial Red #d 1 of 1
  • - Printing Plates #d 1 of 1
 There are 5 Insert Sets to Collect and the first cards in the new Rey Continuity Program which will carry on in future Topps Star Wars releases.

Darkness Rises which I got the whole set of


Illustrated Cards


Rey Continuity Program which look really cool


Character Cards have one of my favorite designs in the product.


Blueprints.


Character Stickers which look awesome! This would be a fun set to collect!


Now onto the hits.

My first find was this pretty slick manu-patch. Sorry, it's not space worn.


Autographs from over 30 actors and characters with special focus. They look really nice despite the stickers.


Autograph parallels include:
  • Purple #'d to 99
  • Orange #'d to 25
  • Gold #'d to 10
  • Imperial Red #d to 1 of 1
  • Autographed Printing Plates #d to 1 of 1
You can also find rare Dual and Triple Autographs and a really cool and really rare 6-Person Autographs.

Other hits that weren't pulled in my box include,   
Sketch Cards and Plastic Emblem Cards that have parallels Orange #'d to 99,  Gold #'d to 25
and Imperial Red #d 1 of 1. 

OVERALL, not a bad break. I would definitely say this is a product for set collectors with so many base cards in a break, but it would be a fun-easy one to build. I think building the parallels would be fun. I will also say it's a risk product as well with the cost vs what you may pull. But, with only 30 on the autograph checklist, that narrows it down some. You have a 1:30 chance of landing a top signer.

Please make sure to take a minute out to thank Topps for providing this box for me to review and to be able to add cards to the MLB Pick Em promotion.  Follow Topps on all social media sites and visit their SITE, as well.

MLB Pick Em Week 24

Below is the pick for this weeks MLB Pick Em challenge!

THE GAME HAS CHANGED so read all instructions carefully :)

FOR THE FINAL 2 WEEKS OF THE FINAL TWO MONTHS OF THIS CONTEST, THERE WILL BE ONE GAME TO PICK. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK THE WINNER. HOWEVER, YOU WILL EARN 2 POINTS IF YOU GET THE WINNER RIGHT, BUT YOU WILL LOSE 2 POINTS IF YOU GET THE WINNER WRONG. THIS SHOULD SHAKE THINGS UP A BIT FOR THE PLAYOFF STRETCH.


IF YOU ARE A NEWBIE/RETURNEE/ ENTERING THE MONTH OF AUGUST, YOU GET THE SAME TREATMENT, EXCEPT IF YOU ARE AT 0 AND GET IT WRONG, WELL, YOU STAY AT 0. BUT IF YOU GET IT RIGHT, YOU GET 2 POINTS

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 SEPTEMBER will win a prize!

Here is this weeks games to pick winner of:
LAD @ Wash

Here is my pick for the game
LAD

Leave your picks in comments below. You will have til 6:30 pm Friday, September 15th 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 Saturday with ONE WEEK TO GO in this promo before the playoffs!!

Good Luck to all that enter!

TO MAKE IT EASIER ON ME, IF YOU CHOSE A TEAM NAME, PLEASE PLEASE PUT THAT TEAM NAME IN COMMENTS WITH YOUR PICKS!!!!!!!! THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK!!