Friday, May 31, 2024

Rodney's Cardboard:2023 Spectra Neon Pink Autograph /15

It's time for another new Rodney!

Once again, we are taking a look at another Spectra add.

Today's is Pink, Neon Pink. Probably one I should have saved for showing off in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but I will show it off a few months early.
 
The front is a wavy pink color.

These parallels are numbered to 15.

Here is the overall look at what I am seeking and what I have,

Signatures Gold   1
Signatures Nebula   2
Signatures Neon Marble  4
Signatures Psychedelic  5
Signatures Neon Splatter   8
Signatures Neon Orange   10
Signatures Neon Pink   15
Signatures Meta   25
Signatures Neon Green   35
Signatures Neon Blue   50
Signatures Hyper   60
Signatures Celestial 75
Signatures    199

Quite a few knocked off so far, but still have a road to travel with this chase with so many low numbered ones.

Let me know your thoughts on my chase so far in comments today. Have a great day!

Rodney's Cardboard:2023 Spectra Neon Green Autograph /35

Yesterdays design was really lame, but this is probably my favorite one so far.

I know it's not team match and probably is closer to an Eagles one, but it looks really nice especially in-person.

 
This is the Neon Green parallel. It has like a scope parallel look to it. The combination of the green and the blue swirl to me brings this card to the front of all of the others.

These parallels are numbered to 35.

Here is the overall look at what I am seeking. I do have five of the chase so far in hand and will cross them off as I go.

Signatures Gold   1
Signatures Nebula   2
Signatures Neon Marble  4
Signatures Psychedelic  5
Signatures Neon Splatter   8
Signatures Neon Orange   10
Signatures Neon Pink   15
Signatures Meta   25
Signatures Neon Green   35
Signatures Neon Blue   50
Signatures Hyper   60
Signatures Celestial 75
Signatures    199

Well, more Rodney's to come! I wonder if there will be any new ones to chase in 2024 or if this will be the end of the Rodneys. Time can only tell what Fanatics has planned.

Thoughts on today's card welcomed in comments!

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Rodney's Cardboard:2023 Spectra Hyper Autograph /60

In Panini's attempt to sticker dump, the effort on some of the parallels from this Rodney chase are pretty lame. 

Take today's for example, if you compare this to the base,

 
The only difference is the lines in the background. LINES. If you are going to go out Panini and lose the license, at least go out with a bang.

is numbered to 50. But, for once, these cards feature a small writeup about the player and doesn't have the usual boring backing.

Here is the overall look at what I am seeking. I do have five of the chase so far in hand and will cross them off as I post them the next few weeks.

Signatures Gold   1
Signatures Nebula   2
Signatures Neon Marble  4
Signatures Psychedelic  5
Signatures Neon Splatter   8
Signatures Neon Orange   10
Signatures Neon Pink   15
Signatures Meta   25
Signatures Neon Green   35
Signatures Neon Blue   50
Signatures Hyper   60
Signatures Celestial 75
Signatures    199

Stay tuned for more from the Spectra chase.

Now I want your thoughts on the lack of effort in this parallel in comments today!

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Rodney's Cardboard:2023 Spectra Base Autograph /199

My last few Rodney chases started with the parallels before the base. This didn't change when I started hunting down the Spectra cards.

 
The base just has a regular refractor shine.

The back is numbered to 199.

Here is the overall look at what I am seeking. I do have five of the chase so far in hand and will cross them off as I post them the next few days.

Signatures Gold   1
Signatures Nebula   2
Signatures Neon Marble  4
Signatures Psychedelic  5
Signatures Neon Splatter   8
Signatures Neon Orange   10
Signatures Neon Pink   15
Signatures Meta   25
Signatures Neon Green   35
Signatures Neon Blue   50
Signatures Hyper   60
Signatures Celestial 75
Signatures    199

There are more to post about in this chase that I have in hand.

Thoughts on my latest Rodney welcomed in comments!

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Rodney's Cardboard:2023 Spectra Celestrial Autograph /75

 This Sunday we continue to roll on with the newest Rodneys from Spectra.

Sometimes I think Panini makes up parallel names, like what is a celestrial parallel?

To me, it's like a pink.

These are numbered to 75..

Here is the overall look at what I am seeking. I do have five of the chase so far in hand and will cross them off as I post them the next few weeks.

Signatures Gold   1
Signatures Nebula   2
Signatures Neon Marble  4
Signatures Psychedelic  5
Signatures Neon Splatter   8
Signatures Neon Orange   10
Signatures Neon Pink   15
Signatures Meta   25
Signatures Neon Green   35
Signatures Neon Blue   50
Signatures Hyper   60
Signatures Celestial 75
Signatures    199

There are three more to post about in this chase that I have.

Now I want your thoughts on that in comments!

Monday, May 27, 2024

Rodney's Cardboard:2023 Spectra Neon Blue Autograph /50

 With so many Rodney's released in 2023, I am having to shift gears all over when it comes to posting these.

I am as surprised as you are with all of these new Rodney's.

With Spectra being a $1K per box product, I am not sure how many Rodney's I will be finding from this chase. There is a whopping 13 to chase. THIRTEEN. Many of which are low numbered.

Today, I am kicking it off with one that falls in the middle, sort of.

The Team color matched Neon Blue

is numbered to 50. But, for once, these cards feature a small writeup about the player and doesn't have the usual boring backing.

Here is the overall look at what I am seeking. I do have five of the chase so far in hand and will cross them off as I post them the next few weeks.

Signatures Gold   1
Signatures Nebula   2
Signatures Neon Marble  4
Signatures Psychedelic  5
Signatures Neon Splatter   8
Signatures Neon Orange   10
Signatures Neon Pink   15
Signatures Meta   25
Signatures Neon Green   35
Signatures Neon Blue   50
Signatures Hyper   60
Signatures Celestial 75
Signatures    199

There are four more to post about in this chase that I have.

I have other thoughts on this chase to. First off, who can afford a 1K box and two, can you imagine breaking a box and ending up with a Rodney Hampton as one of your big hits....OUCH. Doesn't seem like the kind of product you add a player like this in.

Now I want your thoughts on that in comments!

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Rodney's Cardboard:1995 Collectors Edge Excalibur Sword And Stone Diamond Parallel

 We are still rolling in the Rodney's, and I still have more to show.

I am really lost with this year of Collectors Edge sets. There are so many parallels, so many inserts and they all sound and sometimes look the same. The easiest way for me to do these, is just look up to make sure I don't have it. That's my only tell-tale.
I do know though, that the diamond parallel is the hardest one to chase in the series. I have one for the base and now have one for assumingly is an insert.

 
Card back.

I do have a few parallels of this chase for Rodney and at some point I will round them all up and show them off.

Thanks again to Wes for sending this one along.

Comments are always welcomed below!

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Rodney's Cardboard:1992 Wild Card 10-Stripe

 Being someone who didn't really get deep into collecting until 1995, my knowledge of products before that year are a little weak.

So, when I saw all of these "stripe" parallels all over my Rodney checklist it took some time to adjust to figuring out all of them.

But, after some research and some of the answers right on the card front, I think I have it all figured out. 


I know these were randomly inserted and the higher the stripe number, the tougher to find. I also see from the card front which levels and foil colors each one is. I had never noticed that before.
 
Nothing changed too much on each of the backs, it's the fronts that matter.

I am 100 and 20 stripe away from the complete rainbow.

I managed to find this one for under $2, I will take those deals all day long.

Thoughts on comments on this chase and if you have made a similar one welcomed in comments.

Friday, May 24, 2024

Rodney's Cardboard:1997 New Pinnacle Black Printing Plate

Today's card is my favorite Printing Plate in my Rodney Hampton collection.

Not because of the front,

 
But, because of the back. It is signed by Jerry Meyer Chairman of Pinnacle. This is the only time that I know of that printing plate was actually fully guaranteed like this. These are also very scarce to hunt down and Rodney makes only the second one in my collection. The other one is a card back of Yatil Green.

I can't imagine how many of these things that Meyer had to sign.

Thanks again to Wes for grabbing this one for me as well.

Comments on whether you own any of these plates welcomed in comments.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Rodney's Cardboard:1997 Stadium Club Yellow Printing Plate

  Well, now that I am past all of the hard to talk about Rodney Printing plates, I am moving onto two weeks of ones I can have a small discussion about.

Today's printing plate is actually recognized as one. This is from the 1997 Stadium Club set and features Rodney shoving Ray Lewis to the ground. I guarantee this is not something you saw very often when Lewis was on the field.

 
The back of the plate lets us know which one it is. I still have three others to chase. Who knows if they will ever show up.

Thanks again to Wes for this latest add. Quite a nice surprise for the collection.

Comments are always welcomed on these latest adds!