Sunday, January 13, 2019

A Cardpocalypse Hits My Mail Box

My mail box hasn't seen much shortage of mail days over the last few weeks and it has been great. I went so many months without anything that this streak I am on has me feeling good. But, all streaks come to an end and I think mine is heading that way.

Along this streak of mail days has been a few surprises. Expected mail days are fun and all, but surprise mail days, yeah, those are the best.

I did know I had something coming from @TMurphyCards but I had no idea what it was. He wanted to send me something to help start my New Year better than last years started. Well, it worked.

He threw in a pack of 1992 Skybox NFL Prime Time football which I have set aside in my rainy day packs. At some point I will be breaking these and revealing the contents on here. Stay tuned for that awesomeness.

Some Giants cards of course were found. I really like that LT Fleer All-pro design. One of the better early 90's designs out there.

It took me many years to realize that these Pro Set Power cards had parallels. This is the silver foil base card but the parallels take the pretty foil on the product name and turn it gold. Not quite the eye catch as the base. One of the very few times where the base looks better than the parallel.

Then came the whopper. Landon Collins Purple Prizm autograph! One of the top safeties in the league! I just wished he hadn't gotten hurt towards the end of the season. I wanted him to finish strong. Speaking of finishing, will he finish his career as a Giant? This offseason will tell as his rookie contract has ended.

Thanks Tyler for the great cheerful mail day!

The next surprise I had came just a few days later. Well, not sure if it was a surprise or a slip of memory @Cardpocalypse was sending me something, but either way, it was a nice find.

Tim sent along a filled bubbler full of goodies with most focusing on Big Blue.

I have been trying to think of another Topps Chrome rainbow I should attempt then this guy popped up. Could be an affordable one to chase. Hmmmm...

FLUFFY! I was able to add one of these off from my want list already, but I don't mind at all having another. This dude is funny! I own all of his DVD stand ups so far and some lines I have even memorized. Good stuff.

These are two great looking cards I didn't have and they come from Panini Father's Day packs. Snacks Harrison who the Giants sadly traded to the Lions halfway through the season and Landon Collins who they could lose as well. But I plead to them don't let Landon go!

OBJ! Flashback design to the iconic 1986 Topps that also had an iconic WR rookie card in the set....however, no comparison from me of Odell to Jerry. Jerry was in a different league.

Danny Kanell and Jason Sehorn Bowmans Best base I didn't have. I miss football card variety.

When I finish up my Rodney Hampton PC or get to the point where I can't add anymore, we will be inserting Kerry Collins to take his spot I believe. I have always had a soft spot for Kerry for some reason or another. I would accept cards from any of the teams he played on. Also still am searching for an autograph in a Giants uniform.

I don't have the figure and didn't have the card til now. Cross it off!

Michael almost saw his sack record get sacked by Aaron Donald. I am glad it didn't and even though Michael said he was cheering on Donald to do so, deep down, come on man. You don't want your record taken away.

I feel like many forget about Eli's records he owns both team and league along with his Super Bowl wins. This is why I still say he is a Hall Of Famer.

Old School Stadium Club is the best. Great photography, design and this Matt Bahr proves it.

One of the best TE's in Giants history. I never sadly got to watch him play on TV but have seen plenty of highlights and I am impressed.

I don't have much for old school Giants cards, so it's easy to have new additions from those eras. I need to get more vintage honestly.

Some Giants rookies that didn't quite pan out. I think Thomas is the best of the group here.

Judge! I need to put these with my others and see how far I am from this set.

This was my favorite photograph of the group. He has long reach. Of course he is a literal giant.

Anyone who reads this blog knows I love shiny things so Tim hit the spot with a couple Prizm parallels. I tried my best to capture their magic but it didn't quite fall into place.This is Wayne Gallman who I hope is back again next year. I can't see why they wouldn't bring him back.

Davis Webb. So pretty!

I didn't have this Gallman relic and I like the look of it! The fabric fold on the jersey is pretty unique as well.

Amani Toomer rookie card. I never figured out how he had so many jersey numbers. Some cards show him wearing 18, others 89 and then he ends up wearing the iconic 81.

More shiny goodness. This time comes in Donruss form of Paul Perkins.

And to finish out Tim's mail day is this OBJ. I wished Topps would bring back Topps Prime and it's amazing photography and make a baseball line. That would be another version of Stadium Club which is a collectors favorite.

Thanks again to Tim for the mail day! I know we both will have another one soon for each other with our big awesome ongoing trade. Still looking for stuff for ya after I write this.


  1. You can't beat 1980s vintage football for sure. Nice haul!

  2. Love me some Gabriel Iglesias! Not sure if want or even want to own his signature, but he sells his Season 2 DVD with a signed postcard for $15 on his site.

    1. Does he really? I will have to check that out. I want to add him to my autograph list.

  3. I'm glad everything arrived safely. Nice to see you needed some of what I sent your way. I'm having a lot of fun working on our current trade!

  4. I'm glad everything arrived safely. Nice to see you needed some of what I sent your way. I'm having a lot of fun working on our current trade!