Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Auction Lot:Guess What Was Paid...

My mother in law, yup, I have spoken a lot about her on the blog this year in helping my cardboard obsession, went to an auction this summer for something she wanted but saw some football cards and knew she would have to wait around to bid on those as well.

What she didn't know was that it would take 3 hours of waiting for her to snag em.

I am not going to tell you what she paid for them as I think it would be fun for you guys to guess. On top of what is pictured, there was also roughly 100 base cards from football as well. It seems the former owner must have been a big 49ers fan.

These cards are all from 1999 and seem to have the Beckett book value on some.

First auto is Ray Barker. I honestly don't remember him.

This card looks great. I miss UD in the game. Garrison Hearst played for the Cardinals before he tore it up in SF.

Steve Young rookie card! So weird to see him in a Buc's uni.

Jeff Garcia who played well in SF before leaving, then bounced around the league till he was 100 years old before he finally retired. Cool on-card rookie auto.

Terrell Owens on another one of these sharp Retro cards. On-card too. Remember those days.

And to finish it up, another Terrell Owens autograph on-card.
So now it's your turn to guess what she paid for them. I won't tell you if she overpaid or got a deal. I will give this a week and then will comment with the answer and you can tell me if she did or didn't

Monday, November 20, 2017

WINNER Of The Arrow Wardrobe Relic

Another contest over and time for another winner.

This time our contest came thanks to Cryptozoic with my review of Arrow. Please remember to tell them thanks again for the contest.

Now to see who won this cool piece....


There were 15 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. Katelyn Masure
  2. Dion's IP Autos only
  3. Ant
  4. hudsonfan15
  5. Tommtomm Scheiterle
  6. Scott N.
  7. Fuji
  8. @JGfan24ever
  10. Collecting Cutch
  11. Justin S
  12. Bulldog
  13. Tracy LeVeaux
  14. James Baurle
  15. Jafronius
Timestamp: 2017-11-20 11:01:40 UTC

You have randomized this list 3 times.

Congrats to Katelyn Masure for the win. Please email sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com with your address within the next 48 hours to claim or the card will be re-given away.

Thanks again to all that entered and thanks again to Cryptozoic.

Another Webb

@JGfan24ever is one of the most generous collectors I have seen and I know I keep repeating this time and time again.

He regularly now sends me cards for my collection without asking for a single thing in return. He recently busted some boxes, posted some pics on Twitter and a card fell in his break he immediately said was mine.

Not only did he send that card, but he sent extras. That has definitely brightened what has been a horrifying football season as a Giants fan.

Some bonuses in 2 Eli's and a Cruz.

Odell! Love this picture. I miss the good Giants days of last year.

And finally the Davis Webb. Love the shine. My first Prizm card of 2017 as well. It's really tough not being able to buy product or bust stuff when I want to. Glad to have such good friends to help me fill in my gaps.
Another huge thanks to @JGfan24ever for his generosity. I truly appreciate it! I hope you enjoyed your little surprise as well. There is more to come :)

Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Force Is Strong With This Mail Day

I have been following voice actor Stephen Stanton for some time now on Twitter. He has done voices, visual effects and has been a voicematch artist for about a million things in TV, Film and Video Games and even Theme Parks. Very talented all around.

I have watched or seen including some of his involvement in these things including Family Guy characters, King Of The Hill, The 7D, and more. However, the one I may have seen him in the most comes from the Star Wars franchise in Star Wars:The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.

Last week, I had received a DM that I had won one of his latest contests in support of his awareness for Starlight. Starlight is an organization that helps create moments of joy and comfort for seriously ill children. You can check them out on Twitter, @StarlightUS and on their website HERE.

I had no problem RTing his awareness even without a prize. I believe strongly in organizations who are out there to help children especially ones that supports kids with illnesses.

Anyways, Stephen had messaged me that I had one and I could have had a thrill of a lifetime by actually talking to him on the phone. My only problem, I am very shy on the phone especially around people I don't know. This would have been even tougher knowing who I would have been talking to. So I politely declined, even though deep down I didn't want to, and he said that was more than fine and that I would still have a prize package coming to me.

On Thursday, the package arrived and it was so, so awesome.

Up first, a signed photo of the man himself.

Next another signed pic of Admiral Raddus and it's inscribed.
Next, the man himself Ben Kenobi signed picture. Like I said this mail day was really awesome.

Then to finish it up, a signed figure!!!! This one is of Admiral Raddus.
All of these signed items have an authentication sticker as well. By far the coolest items I own in my Star Wars collection.
If you haven't yet, please go give Stephen a follow on Twitter @Stephen_Stanton and definitely check out  @StarlightUS and what they do. 
A big thanks goes out to Stephen for his generosity and I will continue to retweet those posts.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

A Golden Running Predictor

Here we are back again with another Rodney Hampton PC add.This time we take a trip back to 1994 and with Upper Deck's Predictor game cards.

Today's card isn't a redemption version, it's a winning card.

Back in 1994, Upper Deck inserted Predictor cards at a rate of 1:20 in it's retail product. If the featured player did the feat they posted, you could exchange that card for a set of winning cards with foil. It was a fun promo that I wished still was around today.


Once again, cards like these are not always easy to find. I see many people selling these as the full sets instead of the individual cards that would sell for a much less premium. At least this Hampton was found at a reasonable $2.

Friday, November 17, 2017

SI For Kids Cards November 2017

Here is my 12th installment of this series.

I have been collecting SI For Kids cards for year and thought I would share them with you and help you decide if you should pick up the latest issue of SI For Kids for yourself.

Sorry I missed the October version but it didn't really have the normal cards in them. It was an oddball thing that wasn't really worth showing.

Once again I found myself looking for Aaron Judge but came up empty on the card end anyways. How do they not have him in here yet?!?!

This month still pretty solid without Judge. Kareem Hunt who wasn't a household name at first and now has definitely made a name for himself. Other big names like Stanton and Laine find themselves on here as well.

Maybe in December , as a Christmas gift, we will find ourselves a Judge card.

Thoughts on this months cards are welcomed below. 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

REVIEW:2017 Topps Luminaries

Topps Luminaries just rolls off the tongue nicely.

The product also looks just as nice. Even the box it comes in looks nice.

Let's check out what the cards inside look like and see what this high end product has to offer.
Each box of 2017 Topps Luminaries baseball has one encased autograph or autograph relic numbered to 15 or less. Boxes like I mentioned are high end and it's $249 per box.

The checklist for Luminaries features players of today, tomorrow and yesterday with names like Judge, Bo, Yaz, McGwire, and Trout. You can find the complete checklist HERE

My pull, like most of mine in 2017, wasn't any of those. But, it was of a Yankee I was fond of in the winning years, Bernie Williams. This card was a red parallel numbered to 10.

The cards look extremely sharp and the Autographs really stand out on them because of the design, color and layout. Even though it wasn't a top pull, it's fun to find players of your youth you appreciated. 

Since that was the only card of the box, time for a rest of product breakdown. 

Other findings in this product include,

Home Run Kings: #d to 15 and have parallels of
  • Red Parallel #'d 10
  • Blue Parallel #'d 5
  • -Black Parallel 1 of 1
Home Run Kings Ultra Book 1 of 1

Home Run Kings Ultimate Book  #'d 1 of 1

Hit Kings #'d to 15 and have the parallels of,
  • Red Parallel #'d 10
  • Blue Parallel #'d 5
  • Black Parallel 1 of 1
Hit Kings Ultra Book #'d 1 of 1

Hit Kings Ultimate Book  #'d 1 of 1

Masters of the Mound Ultra Book #'d 1 of 1

The Greatest Book Card #'d 1 of 1

Masters of the Mound numbered to 15 and include the parallels of,
  • Red Parallel #'d 10
  • Blue Parallel #'d 5
  • Black Parallel #'d 1 of 1
Home Run Kings Autograph Relics: #'d to 15 with parallels,
  • Red Parallel #'d to 10
  • Black Parallel #'d 1 of 1
Home Run Kings Autograph Patches: #'d to 5 with a Black #'d 1 of 1

Home Run Kings Autograph Patch Dual Book Cards #'d 1 of 1

Home Run Kings Autograph Patch Triple Book Cards #'d 1 of 1

Hit Kings Autograph Relics #'d to 15 with the parallels of,
  • Red Parallel #'d to 10
  • Black Parallel #'d 1 of 1
Hit Kings Autograph Patches: #'d to 5 with a Black  #'d 1 of 1

Hit Kings Autograph Patch Dual Book Cards #'d 1 of 1

Masters of the Mound Autograph Relics #'d to 15 with parallels of,
  • Red Parallel #'d to 10
  • Black Parallel #'d 1 of 1
Masters of the Mound Autograph Patches #'d to 5 with a a parallel of Black #'d 1 of 1

Masters of the Mound Dual Books #'d 1 of 1

Letters Book Card #'d 1 of 1

Cut Signatures #'d 1 of 1

Cut Signature Relics #'d 1 of 1

Cut Signature Bat Knob Book Cards #'d 1 of 1

Plenty to find in here!!

OVERALL, It's tough to swallow pulling a maybe $100 card out of a $240 card box. This product looks really nice, has a great selection of big time pulls, but is a big time gamble. Once again, what product isn't? This is one being so pricey is a bit more of a gambler and is for those big time hobby gamblers for those who are strictly out there for the big hits.

Once again with a one hit product, it's tough. I would have liked to seen multiple hits per box or some kinda rare parallel or printing plate added in as well. Something extra to take the sting off from a rough box. There are some huge signers in the product but it also has it's Bernie Williams and Josh Donaldsons. I am not saying there is anything wrong with those guys, but they are definitely no Mike Trout and Hank Aaron.

I am curious on your thoughts on a product like this. Please leave them below.

Please make sure to take a minute out to thank Topps for providing this box for me to review. Some of the above hits will be found in future contest promos I will run on here time to time. PLEASE Follow Topps on all social media sites and visit their SITE, as well 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

My First Fuji Mail Day

Recently I have been contacting some bloggers I have been wanting to mail cards to but never have. Fuji of The Chronicles Of Fuji blog fame was one of those guys.

So I contacted him and he asked for my info as well to mail me some NY Giants items. However, sadly, he had his mail day to me before I could even get his packed out. (I finally did get his put together and mailed this week)

Here were the contents.

Gmen mania! All four of these are new adds. It includes one of my favorite Giants TE's in Shockey. However, I am digging me some Engram this year.

Kerry Collins!! One of my all time favorite players. I had routed him on since 1995 when he was with the Panthers. Loved when he joined the Giants.

Another new Collins here and a new Eli. Eli is about the only bright spot besides Engram on the Giants this year.

Tiki. Loved his play on the field, not so much his attitude.

I have never seen one of these before. Very cool add of Y.A. Tittle.

Giants have had some great running backs over the years, Morris was one of them. I don't remember him playing since I liked football later on in the 90's, but my father told me many stories of Joe and his runs.

Eli rookie year card I didn't have. Awesome! I believe in Eli!

Brandon Myers was supposed to be the next big thing for the Giants weak TE position, never panned out and left after a year.  I do like these Magic Mini's however and I didn't have this card of him either.

DJ Hall never really panned out but Plaxico did. His game winning Super Bowl catch in Super Bowl 42 and his incredible games in the playoffs that year especially against the Packers will never be forgotten. I know he will be mostly known for the guy who shot himself in the leg, but that's not how I will remember him.

A huge thanks to Fuji for the mail day. I was quite impressed you were able to find so many new Giants for someone who has close to 4,000 cards of them.

I hope we can exchange again soon and hope you enjoy what I sent. I have more to come for you after that one :)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Action Packed With Gold!

Here it is, the final Hampton post in my drafts. I hope you guys have enjoyed the gallery over the last few months. There was a lot of fun stuff to show off and hopefully a lot of it brought you back or made you see something you hadn't before.

My pickup today came in a trade with Dub Mentality Blog a few months ago. It's a 1991 Action Packed 24K Gold parallel. The only difference between this and the regular base card is the small 24-Kt. Gold Stamp at the bottom you can barely see.
These were randomly found in packs with no given odds. I picked up the 1992 version about a year ago, so I am happy to finally have both of them. Some of those early 90's inserts aren't always easy to find.
Thanks again Dub for the trade and for the three new Hampton additions to my PC. Hope we can do it again soon.

Monday, November 13, 2017

REVIEW:2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Postseason Edition Baseball

Every October a team or player steps up big in the playoffs and leads their team to a World Series title. This year it was George Springer and past years have many, many October heroes.

Those heroes both big name and small can be found in today's product review with an autograph. Let's check out which hero I landed.

In every box of 2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Postseason Edition Baseball you will find one encased autograph card. Players from the 80's,90's and 2000's can be found on the checklist and from the card brand selections. Boxes can be had much cheaper than the Active Players falling at $40 per.

The players are all retired as opposed to the Archives Signature Series active players edition and the players in the set have multiple cards and multiple print runs. The Postseason version is like the Archives brand we have come to enjoy every year. It features some long ago forgot about players who once played a big role for their teams.

One of those players is the one that I pulled in Keith Foulke. This one is numbered to 39 and is signed on one of my favorite Stadium Club designs of all time.
Foulke is among a mixed set of players on the checklist. You can find the checklist for this product right, HERE.

Other hits not found in my box are dual autographs and relic autographs.

OVERALL, I think it's fun to find signed cards of players of the past, which is why I enjoy the Archives brand, but unlike the base product this one can be a bit of a gamble since you are basically banking on the one card. However, the gamble isn't as big as it was with the Active Players edition. 

For the collectors, this is a fun one looking for those players you may not find too often in products. The key as always for Archives.

For those looking to hit it big, well, this may not be completely up your alley even though there are some big names on the checklist like Aaron and Ripken and of course, Jeter.

Please make sure to take a minute out to thank Topps for providing this box for me to review. Some of the above hits will be found in future contest promos I will run on here time to time. PLEASE Follow Topps on all social media sites and visit their SITE, as well