Sunday, August 9, 2020

Rodney's Cardboard:1997 Score Hobby Reserve Collection Starburst

I know I said a couple of weeks ago that it was the end of the road for Rodney's Cardboard, but recently, my trade with Shane came up with another new one.

And it's a rare one.

It's been told that these Score Hobby Reserve Collection football cards were an unregistered set through Pinnacle and extremely rare. The few that came out were test sets from the Pinnacle and rarely available to the public. I could own possibly the only Rodney Hampton version of this card out there. I know I haven't seen any other ones.
The card features a silver foil front and a starburst background

Back of the card is just a regular card with the words Reserve Collection watermarked on the back.

This was awesome of Shane to help me grab this one. Will probably never find another one like it.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

More From The Shane Box

Before I start today's post, I will begin with a Happy Birthday to my mom who turns...well...older today. I know she won't read this as I have told the story many times of her dislike of card collecting, but overall, she's my mom.

So the next part of my mail day I am showing off from Shane is a small section of cards I found included in a white box that was within the big Priority box that caught my attention.

First up, a Colin Powell rookie card. I never knew this existed but it's pretty cool.

1971 Flashbacks. I had no idea that Starbucks has been around this long. It makes me feel sheltered in my childhood.

I think I have a couple of these, but I love the First Pitch cards. It was a great lineup for Topps for a few years. Though I think they should have kept the design the same for all of them so it could have been one continuing series with the product.

It's good to see a company get creative like this. Which is why I enjoyed Opening Day when they included foods at ballparks and other fun parts of baseball we don't always think about finding as a card.

The final card I am showing off is a teaser to a lineup of 90's football inserts I will be showing off I got in this trade as well. This one here combines two great QB's who liked to both throw and take off on the ground.

Much more to come from this mail day as I am stretching it out to fill in some days on here. As I said a few days ago, I don't have much incoming so the further I can stretch each mail day, the more posts I can get in on here to continue the blog.

Friday, August 7, 2020


So I held a contest over at Cards Over Coffee for a chance to win ALL of the hits from my Outlander box break. However, sadly only 13 contestants had a shot to win. 13!! There was some incredible prizes to be had including an auto, dual wardrobe, single wardrobe and even a 1/1 printing plate.

I guess that's everyone else's loss. That's what you get for not following Cards Over Coffee.

Anyways, we have a winner after my usual 7 randoms....

There were 13 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. Bill Svake
  2. Unknown
  3. William Carter
  4. Fuji
  5. Dennis
  7. JKK427
  8. Bryan Mc
  9. GoOutsideGuy
  10. Waxkini
  11. cntrybritt20
  12. Mike
  13. Unknown2
Timestamp: 2020-08-07 12:37:19 UTC

You have randomized this list 7 times.

Congrats to Bill Svake! Please message me at, DM me on Twitter, message me on Facebook page or message me on Instagram. Wherever you entered from. You will have 72 hours from today to claim or they will be re-given away in another way.

Thanks to all that entered and stay tuned for more giveaways to come especially when I hit 9,000 Twitter followers.

Shane Sends Another Box

The title says it all. Shane from Cheap Wax Wednesday blog once again sent me a box of goodies to complete our latest trade. This box was packed tight from top to bottom with so much goodness, I can't even post it all.

So for today, I will just pass along a teaser of what I found. Some of the contents will be posted over at Cards Over Coffee, so once again, GO...........FOLLOW..........THAT.........BLOG.

Here is a box teaser. As I stated, it was packed full with a few unopened boxes, basketball, baseball, football and non sport cards. Shane hits all of the PC areas.

Just for starters, I will grab a few cards off of the top to show off. I have always liked these Materialistic cards. I wished they had been made into a base set.

Here's another oversized card. This one of Dan The Man.

And the final card isn't oversized, but was on top. This is one of MANY basketball inserts Shane passed along. You will have to wait to see the rest another day both on here and Cards Over (FOLLOW THAT BLOG) Coffee.

I will have more from this mail day in the coming days. Hope you come back to check it out. Speaking of checking things out, go check out Cards Over Coffee but also check out Shane's Cheap Wax Wednesday posts featured on

Thursday, August 6, 2020

A Gem Mint Of A Trade Mail Day

I recently discovered a pile of valuable soccer cards in my collection I didn't even know I had until I saw that the sport has been trending hot in the hobby. So I checked in with a few guys, mainly @CardpocalypseNC about who I should be looking for and he told me.

So I sent him some pics on what I had of those players and he claimed a few to trade for but it still left me with some really big ones to trade off. Only one way to get rid of those, off to Twitter!

It took me a few days to receive any interest, one guy was interested but didn't have anything I really wanted, but the second guy, being a fellow blogger had a few things I wanted so I jumped on in a deal.

So for the second time, The Bucs Stop Here and I made a trade, a much bigger trade this time around.

It was also a very fast one.
My new PC Patrick Mahomes took off with a few newbies. I think I would had traded for these regardless of player. These pinks rock.

Another Mahomes pink here. This time the base card version.

Then came a base and insert of Mahomes from 2019 Prestige.

I moved on to Florial of the Yankees for my rookie PC. I might have possibly been able to land an autograph of his in a deal with the first guy, but weighing my options I don't like to take a shot at "possibilities" of players. I prefer set in stone players.

Patrick Ewing, Knicks or not, I really liked Panini's Crusades. Send em my way!

My the middle of the street. Our house, my house, or RJ Barretts house. It's all good. This is a new card for my Barrett PC.

And the big centerpiece of the mail day, a PSA 10 Gleyber Torres Update Rookie. I have been a fan and collector of Gleyber since he came to the Yankees. Just hoping he continues to play like he has and maybe hits those Trout type popularity with a card like this. It's all about Topps Update in baseball as the key rookies. I now have three Gleybers but this one by far is the best.

I was a little hesitant at first to trade for the Update Gleyber because I already had two other Update Gleybers and had hoped for a Hall Of Fame autograph or two or a nice non sport auto for my PC I needed with the soccer cards, but I went with the deal anyways just because I like Gleyber.

Thanks to The Bucs Stop Here for another great trade. I hope we can do this again down the road as I am sure I have other Pirates kicking around that need to make a your house...not here.

If you haven't made a trade with him, go do so. Fair as they come to trading and ships fast!

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

My PC's Updated

Finally going to update my PC on here, starting with this post.

Aaron Judge
Gleyber Torres
Ken Griffey Jr
Mike Trout (NEW)


  • 1975 Topps George Brett
  • 1977 Topps Andre Dawson
  • 1977 Topps Dale Murphy
  • 1978 Topps Eddie Murray
  • 1980 Topps Rickey Henderson Rookie Card
  • 1983 Topps Tony Gwynn
  • 1985 Topps Roger Clemens
  • 1988 Salt Lake Trappers Bill Murray
  • 1992 Bowman Mariano Rivera Rookie Card
  • 2011 Mike Trout Topps Update Rookie
  • 1993 Sp Derek Jeter Rookie Card
 BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH CARDS I SEEK. These are company authenticated, no  TTM.
  • Sammy Sosa Auto Card
  • Tino Martinez Auto Card (Yanks uni only)
  • Mariano Rivera Auto Card

RJ Barrett
Michael Jordan
Allan Houston

John Starks


  • 1986-1987 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie Card (I mean who doesn't want one?)
  • 2003-2004 Dwayne Wade rookie card
  • 1998-1999 Topps Chrome Vince Carter RC
  • 1995-1996 Spx Michael Jordan (final card I need for my set)
  • 1996-1997 Spx Michael Jordan
  • 1997-1998 Spx Michael Jordan 
 BASKETBALL AUTOGRAPH CARDS I SEEK. These are company authenticated, no  TTM.
  • Tim Duncan Auto Card
  • Patrick Ewing Auto Card
  • John Starks Auto Card
  • Paul Pierce Auto Card
  • Kevin Garnett Auto Card
NY Giants (any and all!)
Eli Manning
Rodney Hampton
Kerry Collins
Saquon Barkley
Darius Slayton
Daniel Jones (NEW)

Jake Plummer
Corey Dillion
Mark Brunell
Terrell Davis
Jerry Rice
Dan Marino
John Elway
Brett Favre
Peyton Manning
Steve Young
Patrick Mahomes (NEW)
Lamar Jackson (NEW)


  • Walter Payton rookie card
  • 1997 Topps Chrome Tony Gonzalez Rookie
  • 1998 Fleer Ultra Peyton Manning
  • 1998 Fleer Ultra Gold Medallion Peyton Manning
  • 1997 Action Packed Studs Emmitt Smith
  • 2019 Prizm Josh Jacobs Rookie Card 
  • 2019 Prizm Drew Lock Rookie Card  
  • 2019 Prizm Daniel Jones (want a second one) 
  • 2019 Optic Drew Lock
  • Jarrett Stidham Autograph Card 
  • 1997 Collectors Edge Masters Gameball #18 Kerry Collins/Brett Favre
  FOOTBALL AUTOGRAPH CARDS I SEEK. These are company authenticated, no  TTM.
  • Tom Brady Auto Card
  • Randy Moss Auto Card
  • Steve McNair Auto Card
  • Jamal Lewis Auto Card
  • Tim Couch Auto Card
  • Donovan McNabb Auto Card
  • Ryan Leaf Auto Card
  • Corey Dillion Auto Card
  • Tony Gonzalez Auto Card
  • Ike Hilliard Auto Card
  • Marvin Harrison Auto Card
  • Tim Tebow Auto Card
  • Patrick Mahomes Autograph Card
  • Matt Ryan Auto Card

  • Wayne Gretzky rookie card
  • Mario Lemieux rookie card
HOCKEY AUTOGRAPH CARDS I SEEK. These are company authenticated, no  TTM.
  • Wayne Gretzky Auto Card
  • Mario Lemieux Auto Card

MOST WANTED (the autographs are company only and not TTM. I know each of them has a card as I have looked them up)

  • 2004 Donruss Fans Of The Game Sean Astin Auto
  • 2015 Americana Autograph Bradley Cooper
  • Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Totally Fabricated Slime Card S5
  • The Grinch Who Stole Christmas Costume Card
  • 2000 Sp Authentic Jimmy Johnson (NASCAR) Rookie Card  
  • Mark Hammil Autograph
  • Carrie Fisher Autograph
  • Goodwin Champions Stephen King Autograph
  • Goodwin Champions Stephen King Relic
  • Stan Lee Autograph card
  • Charlie Sheen Autograph Card
  • Harrison Ford Autograph Card
  • Ben Affleck Autograph Card
  • Britney Spears Autograph Card
  • Martin Short Autograph Card
  • Jennifer Lopez Autograph Card
  • Dick Van Dyke Autograph Card
  • Adam West Autograph Card
  • Burt Ward Autograph Card
  • Levar Burton Autograph Card
  • Burt Reynolds Autograph Card
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar Autograph Card
  • Dean Cain Autograph Card
  • Christina Applegate Autograph Card
  • Henry Winkler Autograph Card
  • Ed O'Neil Autograph Card
  • Sharon Stone Autograph Card
  • Tara Reid Autograph Card
  • Cheech Marin Autograph Card
  • Alan Thicke Autograph Card
  • Wilford Brimley Autograph Card
  • Christian Slater Autograph Card
  • Patrick Warburton Autograph Card
  • Ed Asner Autograph Card
  • Phil Lemar Autograph Card
  • Wallace Shawn Autograph Card
  • Jon Heder Autograph Card
  • Brett Butler Autograph Card
  • Steve Guttenberg Autograph Card
  • Robin Leach Autograph Card
  • Tom Arnold Autograph Card
  • Kevin Sorbo Autograph Card
  • Joey Fatone Autograph Card
  • Mario Lopez Autograph Card
  • John O'Hurley Autograph Card
  • Erin Andrews Autograph Card
  • Chris Berman Autograph Card
  • Chris O'Donnel Autograph Card
  • John Clayton Autograph Card
  • Chris Mortenson Autograph Card
  • Rich Eisen Autograph Card
  • Bode Miller Autograph Card
  • Alyssa Milano Autograph Card
  • Dick Vitale Autograph Card
  • Ray Ramano Autograph Card
  • Tony Danza Autograph Card
Along with these long lists, I also have MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNY set needs for every sport and non sport that I could really use some help with. If any of you use Sportlots and have extra funds to help me fill some of those sets, I would trade for help for sure!

I will continue to tweak my PC's as I go along and really need to refresh the blog with everything when I have time.

Hope everyone has a great day!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Surprises Shep'd To Me

It was an ordinary day in the neighborhood. The sun was in full force. The heat was making me sweat while the slight breeze was trying it's best to help.

I was walking my to the mail box, usually empty of packages in the past month, but this time had an envelope from an address I didn't recognize. Or did I? I swore I had seen that address before but who was it? And who sent me something I wasn't expecting. Was it the heat getting to me? Was I seeing things?

As soon as I walked back to my house carrying the one envelope in my mail box, feeling like I was going to melt, I figured out who it was. It was @BigShep79 and I bet he sent me more Rodney's.

For the first time I was right. Don't tell my wife I was right for once.

Even though none of these Rodney's were new to me, I actually have been hoarding all of my dupes as well. Guess that what makes me a Super Collector. At this point in my Rodney collecting, it's really hard to send me any new without checking my checklist ahead of time.

Let's check em out:

This last one will go apart of my 100 Score rookie project. Closing in on 60 of them.

Thanks to @BigShep79 for the mail day. Always appreciate surprise Rodney's in the mail box.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Pancakes and Ruebens

Man, I have no idea why these surprises keep popping up in my mail box, but once again, I was tossed a pancake by the Pancake King, Wes.

This time it was a Rueben Randle Turn Of The Century parallel.
Beautiful green shine to this one.

I also didn't have this one which is surprising for a guy who has over 150 of his cards. I wonder if I should turn into a Randle Super Collector after Hampton...maybe not.

One thing I have realized is newer players are not as easy as to collect with so many 1/1's,autographs, patch and jersey cards, manu relics, etc.

Thanks again Wes for the mail day!

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Bumped And Run Into Kerry

Trevor over at Bump and Run Football Cards Blog surprised me not too long ago with a mail day. I wasn't expecting a single thing to come from him and then this bigger sized envelope arrived out of the blue.

Of course I was pretty stoked to see something in the mail box recently that wasn't bills so I tore it open. Inside was a manila folder that had a ever important sticky note and this......

1997 Donruss Studio 8x10 Of Kerry Collins

Back side. He made a note that the card wasn't in the best condition since it was in a free bin at his LCS, but hey, it's a card and I could at the very least use it for display on my desk. Once I find it.

That sticky note, well, that was a huge part of the mail day. It was Trevor's new address so I can finally pass along a thank you or thank you's for many previous mail days.

Thanks for the surprise mail day Trevor!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Autograph Of The Week:Eliza Dushku

Eliza is not only stunning, but she played on some shows and movies I watched with my wife over the years.

The first thing I saw her in was Bring It On. Cheerleaders plus Eliza....

Okay, focus.

She also starred on a great TV series on Fox called Tru Calling which is where I saw her the most. She played Tru Davies who could talk to the dead and save them by re-living her day and preventing that persons death through a variety of clues. The show ended long before it should have after two seasons.

The show also starred Zach Galifianakis and Jason Priestley.

The show also had a great theme song. Go ahead, look it up! 

I made an offer to the seller and he accepted almost immediately. I wished I had offered less in that case. Eliza's autographs are really hard to come by and you don't see too many out there listed.

Upon looking her up to see what else she played on, I had no idea she was on Buffy, Angel or True Lies. I do remember her in Wrong Turn.

This autograph will also mark the final one in this series as I don't have anymore incoming but it sure was a lot of fun posting these!

Friday, July 31, 2020

Say Hey To The Mail Day

I have been having fun working on a few smaller sorting projects and have been using some of the cards for fun tweets on Twitter.

When I posted a lot of Max Scherzer rookie cards, @thesayheykid95 saw the tweet and inquired about if I was selling the cards. I said I don't sell, but I would be down for a trade, so we did a trade. Our first. First trades are always tough because you really want to having everything go right so you will have a new trader to your circle.

And this one went that great. I got my mail day, he got his, and no hiccups.

My mail day landed me this Aaron Judge Optic rookie. I regret letting go of a good portion of my Judge PC about a year ago and have been very snail slow adding some of those back. Judge, Gleyber and Jeter are my Yankee PC's at this point.

2020 has opened me back up to collecting a lot more basketball cards and RJ Barrett is one of those big new PC's I have accomplished. I am still lacking an autograph of him which would be a key piece to my collection hopefully at some point.

Thanks to @thesayheykid95 for the trade and hope we can do more down the road!

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Wes' Secret S(t)ASH

Once again, I was flapjacked by the great Wes!

I am starting to think he has a secret stash of Giants he has never mentioned to me before.
Today's pancake was a Tyler Sash autograph from Donruss Elite.

Sash was a 6th round pick of the Giants in the 2011 NFL Draft. He played for the Super Bowl squad but didn't play a lot for the Giants at all only getting 25 tackles and 1 forced fumble in his two year career.

It was sad to see that Sash passed away in 2015. I won't get into that on here but you can look up the story on him on Google.

Thanks to Wes for another great Giants autograph add!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Arrivals:2020 Score In The Zone Saquon Barkley

Another new cheap Giants add I needed for $1 is today's post.

It even came with some freebies

Here is the actual card I grabbed. I can't remember which number of Barkley's I have now but will hopefully be able to update everything when I get the chance to.

The pink and blue look spectacular!

Back of the card.

There are still quite a few cards I need from 2020 Score for Giants along with many other 2020 products I don't have much of. Hopefully will be able to trade for some.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Cards Over Coffee Prize Pack Winner!!

There were 70 entries into this contest, by far my biggest and most time consuming contest I have had to run on But, it was worth it. My biggest goal of that contest was to continue building up the Cards Over Coffee blog while this one slowly comes to it's end.

Enough with that though. Let's pick a winner.

I seeked Twitters advice on how many to random this list by and it was by 7 as chosen by my good friend Mike. So I did so.

There were 70 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. APetrelak
  2. Tracy LeVeaux
  3. Dennis
  5. Shane
  6. Stephen Furlong
  7. Unknown
  8. Stephen Furlong
  9. Brett Alan
  10. heatwave16
  11. Spm18
  12. night owl
  13. Tim B.
  14. Fuji
  15. Tim B.
  16. Dennis
  17. Fuji
  18. Tracy LeVeaux
  19. Shane
  20. Corey
  21. Stephen Furlong
  22. Dion's IP Autos only
  23. NormC
  24. The Diamond King
  25. APetrelak
  26. Dion's IP Autos only
  27. Tracy LeVeaux
  28. Dennis
  29. heatwave16
  30. Jason
  32. Fuji
  33. Mike
  34. Rippin Riders Cards (mssg me on Twitter)
  35. Trevor P
  36. PlainviewMafia
  37. Dennis
  38. Dennis
  39. Jason
  40. The Diamond King
  41. Dennis
  42. Mike
  43. Stephen Furlong
  44. Corey
  45. NormC
  46. Bulldog
  47. hudsonfan15
  48. heatwave16
  49. Mike
  50. NormC
  51. Mike
  52. acrackedbat
  54. Tracy LeVeaux
  55. PlainviewMafia
  56. Jason
  57. Fuji
  58. PlainviewMafia
  59. APetrelak
  60. PlainviewMafia
  61. hudsonfan15
  62. @TheReaDpan
  63. Shane
  64. heatwave16
  65. The Diamond King
  66. Dennis
  67. Unknown
  68. Unknown
  70. Dion's IP Autos only
Timestamp: 2020-07-28 11:48:22 UTC
You have randomized this list 7 times.

Congrats to APetrelak on the contest win. Please email me at or DM me via Twitter your address. Thanks to all that entered. Apetrelak, you will have 48 hours to contact me with your info or it will be re-given away. PLEASE SHARE YOUR WINNINGS ON TWITTER and tag @paniniamerica thanking them as well.

I have another contest coming up very shortly so stay tuned for that one!!

Everyone else, once again, go follow Cards Over Coffee and add it to your blogroll!

Arrivals:2017 Panini Day Glove Relic Wayne Gallman

First off, I will admit, I am one who loves freebies from an eBay seller even it's un-useful junk.

Today, I actually liked what the seller sent and have use for all of it.

I love these non sport inclusions in Allen And Ginter

Rookie card binder Carr will go

And this Harden is a beautiful card. Wished Panini had done more like this one.

And here was the card I got. Wayne Gallman glove relic with a 3 showing. I have another relic similar to this one somewhere I will have to compare the two.

Back of card is bleh, but I do like the Giants colors are a nice touch.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Arrivals:2020 Playoff Turning Pro Daniel Jones

Usually, I am not a fan of single color relics unless they really have a good design to them.

And today's card, I grabbed for that single purpose.

For less than $5, I scored this Turning Pro jersey from 2019 playoff of Daniel Jones.

I love the color and the black and white photo in the background. The Giants blue goes really well against it.

Back of the card looks just as good. It didn't need anymore than this.

I like the little pickups I can get sometimes more than the bigger ones.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

The Bucs Stop Here CONTEST!

Love an easy contest? Well, I have one for ya! Go check out The Bucs Stop here blog and see his contest for the baseball season and make your predictions for a shot to win some Series 2 or some Bowman! Both of which are not easy finds.  Actually is any retail easy to find right now?


CALLING ALL CONTEST ENTRANTS: Win Some 2020 Bowman or 2020 Series 2!

While I also have your attention, I am holding a contest as well over at Cards Over Coffee. Win some cards for just commenting on the last four Coffee Breaks on there.  Earn one entry per comment. Also add it to your reading list. As I have said, this is the final run of Sport Card Collectors with just a little over 30 posts to go.

Rodney's Cardboard:1995 Pacific Crown Royale 17th National VIP Badge

In what is I believe the final Rodney's Cardboard on here as I don't forsee anymore incoming to my mail box, I thought I would end it with something unique.

This VIP Badge recently popped up but had a tall asking price of $27 (wonder where he got that price from. If only Rodney was number 3 on the Giants) that I couldn't afford to grab but didn't want to see it go. So I worked behind the scenes and found a trader willing to snag it for me for some cards I had. I hated to give up some stuff for the asking price, but this could be the only time I ever see this one pop up and if it sold, I would feel awful knowing I had first chances.

A few days later, I found it in my mail box.

This is a great piece for my collection. I have added quite a few oddballs to it this year and it's helping me become a more well rounded super collector.

The only things I am still really missing are the Starting Lineups. I still don't have any of the three that Rodney has. Of course I would only take them sealed, that's the only way to right? Hopefully some day I will be able to.

So I hope everyone has enjoyed seeing my Rodney Hampton collection grow on here. All future Rodney Hampton adds, if there are any, will be posted over on Cards Over Coffee. If you haven't still followed that blog, added it to your blogroll, subscribed to it, what are you waiting for?!!

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Autograph Of The Week:LeVar Burton

Butterfly in the sky....

Owning a LeVar Burton autograph is fly...

Take a look...

You won't have to read a book

It's Sport Card Collectors

I... Can.....Collect....Everything

Just take a look

It's Sport Card Collectors

Sport Card Collectors.....

Friday, July 24, 2020

Arrivals:2020 Score First Score Darius Slayton


Once I landed that Daniel Jones a few weeks ago for the 1st Score, it was without a doubt that I needed his future tandem partner in Darius Slayton once I found out he had one as well in the set.

I paid even less for this Slayon than most listed. Think it was under $2 and shipped pwe. It took a little while to come but finally arrived.

the front of the card tells us his first score was against the Vikings and I remember it well. Though that is a game I like to forget about.

Slayton burned by a Vikings defender and Danny Dimes was about to get slammed to the ground, a common sight with this Giants oline, before he let go a beauty of a 35 yard throw right into Slayton's hands.

Slayton put up some solid numbers for a late round pick last year and expectations at least from me are high for 2020 (please let us have a football season)

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Arrivals:1996 Pinnacle Pinnacle Power Joe Carter

Being a big time 90's insert collector, I always look for cards that offer the best deal. Whatever is cheapest and shiniest and coolest usually wins my heart.

When I stumbled upon this 1996 Pinnacle Power Joe Carter for $1.25 I thought it was a steal. The card looked amazing and I have always wanted to get my hands onto one. For that price I couldn't go wrong.

These Pinnacle Power cards fell 1:35 packs back in 1996.
The cards feature embossing all over including the "power base" in the back that is a bright beautiful rainbow foil.

Back of the card shows a smilin' Joe

I was happy when I snagged it for that price but even happier once I got the card in-hand.

(full disclosure, the problem with adding a card like this, I really want the set now. So if you have any that's not Joe Carter, send em my way!)

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Arrivals:2016 Panini Black Friday Tools Of The Trade Towel Relic Sterling Shepard

I bend over backwards for unique relics and when Panini came out with their special programs like Black Friday and Father's Day, we began seeing more of them.

One of those unique relics is towel swatches. Yup, we can only hope that a player sweated on these. Or do we? That would definitely take player worn/used to a whole new level!

One thing that towel relics bring is a lot of cool colors and neat looking patches. The one today for the price I got it for, I couldn't turn down.
It's not too often you find one of these relics as a piece of the Gatorade logo that I have found. You combine that with the Cracked Ice look and card design layout and this card pops. Even if you're not a football fan, not a towel relic fan or even a Panini fan, you gotta agree on that at least.

Back of the card.

I am pretty excited about this one and hope that Sterling can avoid anymore injuries as I think a big year could be ahead.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

I Was Stacked By The King

Wes has been flipping flapjacks everywhere again as The Pancake King of RAK's sent out a stack of PWE's recently and I have seen these fly all over the country.

Never did I ever expect one for myself however.

Well, Friday showed me differently as I had a mail day with a very familiar address attached to it.

Inside, I found this,

Including an autograph worth grading. That alone was worth the mailing.

 However, after removing that, I found a 2018 Score rookie red parallel of Saquon Barkley! Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

That's one great card!

Thanks again for the flapjack Wes! This will look great next to the other versions of this card I have. much appreciated!