Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Foundation

In the beginning of a trade there is always a foundation you start off by and then build up more as you go. Well, I recently pulled off my very first trade with @DJSeneseiNJ and I am breaking it down over the next 3 days to show this build up. Some amazing stuff in the finale.

Today, we are starting with that foundation. It also may take me awhile to update all of my NY Giants PC numbers to match the new pickups as I will be very busy over the next few days and typed these up ahead of time.
Up first, three new Eli's for the PC along with a new Strahan. Digging the Optic shiny.

Up next, 5 new Odell's. Whether you like the guy like me or not, he is Top 3 WR in the league. You gotta at least respect the talent. Anytime I can add to that PC I will.

Die-Cut shinyness!

Speaking of shiny....groovy new Shep rookie. This guy could make a even bigger impact on the field in 2017.

My first Davis Webb cards for my PC. Could someday be leading the Gmen. Still need to find myself an autograph but glad to have at least a couple cards. Once again, I am digging the Peak Performance insert from SAGE.

Speaking of the 2017 Draft, a couple of autographs from the Giants picks. Bisnowaty was a 6th round pick but could make a huge impact on a weak oline.
 
And to finish it off, well, not a Giants card. However, a 90's designed card on a team I watched a ton of in the 90's, the Yankees. Charlie Hayes on-card autograph from Archives caught my eye as soon as I saw it. I also found the base tossed into the mix as well.
Overall, a great foundation but it only gets better from here. Stay tuned for tomorrow's post where I go and showcase the offensive part of the trade including a card /5! 

2017 MLB Pick Em Prize For June

Two months are over in this promo and two 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 June earlier today. Everyone has a clean slate for the June prize but have their points from April, May saved for the overall promo in those standings. June 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 June,
 
 
 
A Kellyn Acosta autograph along with BCW Toploaders and sleeves for Thick Cards along with some team set bags. Quite the prize if I say so.

There is only one way to win it however, join in on the June MLB Pick Em!

MLB Pick Em Week 9

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 April will win a prize!

Here are this weeks games to pick winners of:
STL @ Chi
Boston @ Balt
SF @ Phil
NYY @ Torn
Chi @ Det

Here are my picks for the games
Chi
Boston
SF
NYY
Det

Leave your picks in comments below. You will have til 6:30 pm Friday, June 2nd 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!


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!!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

MLB Pick Em Standings For June

Here are the standings for the month of June. 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  
Royals and Randoms 
Rockies 
Ryan Sawyer  
Scott N. 
hudsonfan15
Marty's Angels 
Thomas
@ATylerMurphy
Duane Danielson    
SIZZLETANK    
Bacon Boyy   

Topps Chrome Division
@JGfan24ever 
@Dennysportscard   
Life's a Pitch  
Jeff Hoyle   
Kyle Herring 
@jake1725  
duaned99    
Rich Frank  
@bmoney888
Luke Enno    
Chefmsmith04  

Topps Five Star Division
Nachos Grande  
Nick Frank  
Daniel Wilson 
Tony Quezada 
@funtocollect 
Kaiser Cats   
Dions IP 
Johnny G
Turks Picks, LLC    


BCW Supplies League (NL)

Topps Allen And Ginter Division
Bubba's Bombers
John Sharp
Broad Street Bullies
Tenets of Wilson
Irodequoit36
Chicken Dinner
@jambaur9
Tim B.
@lionofaheart
Dub Mentality
Justin P
J. Barnett
the bowl cut kid 
Andrew
@clintymason
Brooklyn Yankees
@SteveWrightOne
Buffalo Boy

Topps Tek Division
Shane Salmonson     
Bump and Run   
@DavidMackey77 
allformykids 
ketchupman36  
@bedmocards  
Raz   
Footballcrdonly   
Stauf    

Topps Series 1&2 Division
@wavemix 
The Big Show
THE THUNDERBOLT GREASE-SLAPPERS  
defgav's dumpster divers
Thomas Y  
@cheapcardsales 
Brad B  
Tyler Lucia  
bsmith4256   
clifford wollaston
Kenneth Alcott  
@njsensasianscards  
Dayton   

DIVISION LEADER
WILD CARD
LEAGUE LEADER 
NEW ENTRANT

WINNER FOR MAY WILL IS ANNOUNCED IN THE OVERALL STANDINGS. 

Adding To My Legacy (Collection)

I have had quite a few mail days over the past couple of weeks but none of them dug back to my roots like today's card.

As many of you guys know I started collecting in the 90's and live and breathe by that era especially 95-99 which I consider the "best years of the hobby."

Why do I consider it that? Well, not only were there some amazing designs, top notch innovation, tons of buying and variety options, affordable high-end products and most of all, rare and tough to find inserts. Which is why a lot of these still hold their value today.

One of those tough to find inserts were the Legacy Parallels from 1998 Flair Showcase. I never pulled one and currently only own one I had traded for from Project Pedro Blog which was a basketball one. Now, I can say I own another thanks to @imqualifying who was posting a bunch of cards for sale but generously gave me this one knowing how much I wanted the card.


Marcus Nash wasn't a big splash out of the rookie class that had many Hall Of Famers, but that doesn't matter to me. Just owning another one of these is really awesome.


 
 
A big thanks goes out to @imqualifying for her generosity. I am blown away by it. This card now has it's officially last landing spot and fits nicely in my 90's PC. 
 
I also suggest you go give her a follow and get into some of her sales as prices are cheap and she has a lot of great stuff to offer.

BASEically Awesome Part 12:2001 Topps Fusion Baseball

You wanna know what makes these BASEically Awesome.......you combine 5 of my favorite Topps sets and fuse them into one.

You have Finest


Gallery


Stadium Club with some action packed photography


Gold Label with all it's beauty


And Bowman's Best with lots of shinyness
 

What isn't there not to love? I actually still wished some of these designs and products existed today like Gallery.

There are 250 cards in the set and I would bet it is some challenge to put together and possibly one that set collectors who like a challenge may want to try.

So how many of you have tried to set collect this? Have any thoughts on a product like this combining many products? Let me hear them in comments!

Friday, May 26, 2017

REVIEW:Cryptozoic's Flash Season 2+GIVEAWAY!

If you liked the Flash that Cryptozoic brought in its Season 1 release of their trading card product for Flash, you shouldn't be for Season 2 either.

Picking up where Season 1 release ended, Barry in Season 2 now takes on metahumans with the help of S.T.A.R. Labs

So let's get to breakin!


Every box of Cryptozoic's The Flash Season 2 comes with 24 packs and 5 cards per pack. You should get one on-card autograph and one wardrobe card per box. Boxes are will run about $85.
Base cards are high gloss, top notch designed and capture key episode moments from Season 2. I think the design fits the theme of the show to a T.
There are 72 cards in the base set in which a box should provide you a set.

 
These are rainbow foil parallels I pulled. I don't see any details on odds on these but with 8 pulled, I assume 1:3. I really like these a lot and would make for a fun set chase. It adds a bit more flash to Flash.

 
Scarlet Speedster Deco Foil falls 1:8 packs. I only found 2 in my box however.

 
Not only do the base cards have parallels, but find them for the inserts as well in both rainbow foil and Scarlet Speedster Deco Foil.



 
Now onto the inserts. I really liked the bold cinematic images they captured along with the crisp designs and high gloss. They truly look great.

Metas fall 1:3 packs that consists of 9 cards. I completed the set and had a bonus card in my break.



 
Locations fall 1:3 packs and also have 9 cards in the set. I failed to complete this one falling just one short.



 
Quotable Cisco fall 1:3 packs and once again consists of 9 cards in the set. I completed this one as well.



 
Now flashing forward to the hits!

My first is of Wally West that is a piece of his wardrobe. It appears from this pic it's of his shirt.

 
And my on-card autograph. Should I mention it again that the product is all on-card?!! Yes!

Allison Paige as Eliza Harmon. Nice find in this box!
 
 
The overall list of Autograph Signers for Season 2 is:
Amanda Pays as Dr. Tina McGee
Andy Mientus as Hartley Rathaway
David Sobolov as Gorilla Grodd
Liam McIntyre as Mark Mardon / Weather Wizard
Logan Williams as Young Barry
Malese Jow as Linda Park
Michelle Harrison as Nora Allen
Patrick Sabongui as Captain David Singh
Peyton List as Lisa Snart
Victor Garber as Dr. Martin Stein
Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart
Adam Stafford as Geomancer
Adam Copeland as Al Rothstein
Allison Paige as Eliza Harmon
Shantel VanSanten as Patty Spivot
Teddy Sears as Jay Garrick
Rick Cosnett as Eddie Thawne
Marco Grazzini as Joey Monteleone
Katie Cassidy as Black Siren
Violett Beane as Jesse Wells
Casper Crump as Vandal Savage
Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak
Neal McDonough as Damien Darhk
John Wesley Shipp as Henry Allen / Jay Garrick
Grant Gustin as Barry Allen / The Flash
 
Other hits not found in my break are, Dual Wardrobe Relics, Triple Wardrobe Relics and Printing Plates galore!

Overall, a pretty solid break in my opinion especially with the nice autograph pull. With a base set, some insert sets, parallels, some surprises and 2 hits it seems well worth the price if you like the show and if you compare it to some sports products that offer less for this price. 
 
Season 2 is a tad higher in price than Season 1. However, singles go for a lot especially in the autograph department so even still if you want to get your hands onto some of these, I suggest a box break vs eBay buying singles.
To see even more images and info on the product, visit Cryptozoic HERE.
Now onto the giveaway!
 
I AM GIVING AWAY THE AUTOGRAPH, THE WARDROBE CARD AND ALL PARALLELS!!! ONE PERSON WILL BE SCORING BIG TIME!!!
  1. ***VERY IMPORTANT***MUST BE A U.S. RESIDENT to enter or have a shipping address in the U.S. Shipping costs have gone haywire and I can't afford to ship everywhere.This is always hard to do as I appreciate all readers but I hope you all understand non-U.S. readers.
  2. Random winner will be chosen after 7 randoms
  3. Card may be shipped PWE. I like to forewarn on this.
  4. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TELLING ME YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER FROM SEASON 2
  5. Sport Card Collectors or it's owner (person who runs the blog), WILL NOT be held responsible for lost, stolen or damaged mail. Sorry had to add this in since someone tried to scam me once about this.
  6. Contest starts today, ends on June 3rd 2016. Winner will be announced in a separate post on June 4th 2016.
  7. Please make sure to thank Cryptozoic for their generosity in sending this box to review and host a giveaway. Give them a follow on all social media sites please. Also while you are at it, check out their website HERE as well for your non-sport trading card needs!
Good luck and thanks for reading and entering! 
 
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

BASEically Awesome Part 11:2000 Ultra Football

Out of this entire series I will post, I think there are 15 or 16 parts, today's is probably my favorite.

I have always liked Ultra, I obviously like photography based cards and things that are shiny. 2000 Ultra combines all three of those.

What really does it the most for me is the action packed photography. It's amazing all throughout the 220 card set. Of course the main card that everyone is chasing from the product is the Brady rookie but if you open any or want to chase any of the other cards from your team you will not be disappointed.

Look at this Robinson. Sweet!


James Stewart looking for extra yards


TD Poole!!


He plays football to...just kidding..but Karim can jump!


And my favorite card of them all, Freeman's leap!
 

If this didn't make you run to ebay to search for your favorite teams....I think you need to relook at these again. Cause these are BASEically Awesome.

Thoughts on your favorite card above and the set are welcomed in comments!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Wrappers Of Collecting Past:2000 Upper Deck Pros And Prosepects

I don't have many memories of busting Pros and Prospects, especially this early, but I did bust it once in 2002 in retail form from Walmart and pulled the Prince Fielder XRC auto at the time. So that was a pretty big pull for $20.

But, never busted any 2000.

 

I do have the set however as this wrapper came along with the set I bought off a yard sale for $1. The sets normally sell under $10 so it wasn't much of a steal but it did help add a Griffey I needed so that was the most important part.

What about you guys? You bust any? Own any of the cards? Let me know in comments

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wrappers Of Collecting Past:1990 Score Football

Today I am featuring yet another pack I have left unopened to open on a rainy day.

This one is nothing fancy and is one of the many overproduced sets in the early 90's.

 

You can pretty much pick up packs of this for next to nothing in today's world and whole sets go for less than $7 everyday. Well, not that one is sold everyday but you get what I am talking about. It's probably also why I haven't dug right in yet and busted this one. It's more of a keepsake.

Let me hear your thoughts on this product in comments and what your favorite card from the set is