Friday, March 16, 2018

Guess The Autograph #3

Before I announce the latest Guess The Autograph, let's reveal the last one I posted....
Last weeks terrible signature was no other than Tyler Anderson and two of you were right.

Now onto the next part of this series.

Guess the autograph is as easy as it goes. I will throw up an autograph "swatch" and you guys have to simply guess whose autograph it is. There are no prizes involved, it's just for fun to test your autograph knowledge and give you bragging rights.

The autographs will spread across multiple sports and non sports so it should be fun to see the challenge it presents and see how many of you can correctly guess it. If you really want to take it a step further, try guessing the brand of card as well.

I will reveal the "answer card" and the autograph in the next post of this series.

So here is the next autograph to this series,

Can you guess it? Good luck.
Let me know in comments! 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

REVIEW:2017 Panini Limited Football

Another year, another Limited football release.

Limited has always been popular among collectors and has always stuck to a basic layout for the overall product with just a few tweaks here and there. Which isn't a bad thing.

The point of Limited is to make all of its hits and parallels,well, limited. Each one is numbered.

Let's check out the 2017 edition.

In each box of 2017 Panini Limited football has 3 packs and 5 cards per box. There is 2 autographs and 1 memorabilia card per box and boxes are currently running $99 per. Not many cards per box so you are banking that those hits will rock.

The base card design sticks with it's norm with just a fresher layout. But, it's a bit thicker cardstock with a white background. The base set is 100 cards and has players of the past and present.

There are parallels to the base set which are pretty easy to spot as the lettering how you spot them. They include, Silver /99 (below), Gold /49, Ruby /25, Emerald /5, Sapphire 1/1, and Printing Plates 1/1.

Limited doesn't have any inserts so let's get straight to the hits.

My first pull was this Limitless relic which also has Prime /25 and Super Prime 1/1.

My next pull was this rookie autograph of Aaron Jones. These make up the final cards in the "base set". These rookies have parallels of Silver /35, Gold #/25 (the Jones), Ruby /10, Emerald /5, Sapphire 1/1, and Printing Plates 1/1.

My final pull was this Darboh auto patch card. These cards make up cards 101-140 in the base set. These also have parallels of Silver /75, Gold /50 (my pull below), Ruby /10, Emerald /5, and Sapphire 1/1.

Other hits not found in my box include,

Limited Ink Autographs, Limited Combos Autograph, Limited Trios Autograph Jersey, Limited Quad Autograph Booklet, Draft Day Signatures Booklet, Game Day Swatches, Limited Partnership Dual Autographs, Limited Partnership Trios Autographs, Prime Time Jerseys , Ring of Honor Autographs, Rookie Phenoms Jerseys and Team Trademark Signatures.

You can see the full checklist for 2017 Limited football HERE.

OVERALL: My box wasn't a hot hitter, but there is plenty of hot hits in limited. The checklist is full of superstars of today, tomorrow and the past. The card design is solid throughout the product and with each of the hits and parallels being numbered it helps add a bit extra value.

Most of the hits, if not all, from this break will be given away for #SCC6YR celebration. Please, please tell Panini America and Tracy Hackler thanks for the shot at these cards. Without their support with these reviews giveaways wouldn't be possible. Check them out at Panini America website and all social media sites.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

TMNT Episode 2: Sticker And On-Card Autographs

Deep in the sewers of NYC, lived the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Most have forgotten about them living there. Some remember and shrug it off. Others still recognize them as heroes that saved their city from the foot-clan.

What have the turtles been doing all of these years in hiding.....

Sorting sports cards.

Does it truly ever end?

Nobody knew of the turtles and their collecting sports cards except for Casey Jones who would bring the turtles packs to open and card supplies to store their items.

Once in awhile the turtles run into a card-related problem that could use some help solving before it got messy.

Today Donatello and Leonardo were comparing autographs when a discussion broke out about sticker autographs and on-card autographs.

Leo: Check out this totally rad on card autograph Donnie.

Donnie: Does it really matter that you point out it's on-card every time. That's no better than my sticker autograph dude.

Leo: Are you kidding me right now? This is on-card. Ooooooonnnnnnn caaaaaaaarrrddd. This athlete totally touched this card.

Donnie: As if! The dude touched this sticker autograph as well.

Leo: Talk to the hand! There is no way that card is equal with mine.

Soon Mikey and Raph joined in and each of them took sides. Mikey agreed with Leo that on-card autographs are so bangin as opposed to sticker autographs because the athlete had to hold the card in hand. He also liked the fact that on-card autographs can't be messed up by companies sticker autograph messes they have.

Raph on the other hand, was very vocal in his agreement with Donnie and saying that all autograph cards are created equal.
The turtles continued to be at a standstill on the topic. 

Leo: I am sorry but I am right on this.

Donnie: Well, we like what we like but there is no way you are right this time. 
So not all was calm in the sewers as the turtles continued to take sides on who was right. What they needed was some guidance, some help from some knowledgeable collectors. That's where you guys come into play.
The Turtles need your help to solve this problem. Let them know in comments which side you choose and why. Hopefully by the time the next episode happens there will be a solution.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Last year I tweeted out this photo on Twitter of my desk,
Immediately I had a comment of "wow that's such a disaster someone please help this guy sort things out." 

I responded with, "that's not a mess, that's how I sort. It's a bit complex."

I made a promise to that individual that I would do a segment to explain my sorting and here I am.

It really isn't as complex as it looks, at least to me. But, it is a bit in-depth with as much as I collect and as many sports as I collect.

So I thought I would make this series breaking down everything I collect and how I sort it. I hope this will explain the picture I tweeted and maybe give you some ideas for your own collection on how to sort.

Today I am showing off how I sort hockey cards.

When I take a stack of hockey cards, I split them into many sections. This is something I have done every since I have been in the hobby. 24+ years of the same thing.

Just like my last sorting post with basketball, I don't pull out a favorite team. Back in the 90's I was a fan of the NY Rangers and the Colorado Avalanche. But as I got older, I became less and less interested in the sport. So I no longer watch it, but I still do collect it to a certain extent. My main hockey focus right now is trying to put together the late 90's Spx hologram sets. I currently have half of a set for 95-96 hockey but none of the 96-97 version. I am also on the lookout for a Wayne Gretzky rookie card and autograph. Won't be cheap adds, but maybe I will find someone with one for trade.

So for hockey I kick it off with the hits, Anything I feel that has good "book value" for inserts, $25+, and any hits get set off to the side to be placed in penny sleeves, toploaders or 10ct plastic boxes for jersey cards or thick cards. These all get placed into 2-row shoe box houses by sport. There are boxes I mark for hits and another for inserts.

The next stack is a player binder stack. This is where I put Wayne Gretzky and Mario L. I don't bother much with other players but I do set aside a few of my favorites from the 90's that get placed into 4 row boxes by player. There roughly is 10 total players I pull out as opposed to football that has almost 100.

The next stack is rookies and rookie inserts. For hockey they all go in the same binder and at this point they all fit in one three inch three ring binder. I thought about putting them by team during my binder reorganization project, but decided against it as I don't plan on adding a lot more hockey.

Hockey inserts, less-valuable ones and excluding star players, find themselves in a binder by themselves. In my binder reorganization project I will be pulling out 90's sets I enjoy. I had considered putting all of the card by the products they were, but that would take me forever. Maybe that will be a later on project.

Once I get everything bindered, they get stacked on shelves. Not standing up of course as that damages cards in the long run as the pages start to fold overtime. They are stacked alternating so one side doesn't get squished and so I can fit many on one shelf. You may notice numbers on the outside of the binders. At one point I used to number them and keep what's in them in a notebook but that got too complicated with the alternating as I can't see all of the numbers now.

And finally, the scraps. This is everything I don't collect or put into binders or set aside into boxes by-something. The base of the base like this Allison. Though this was my all time favorite hockey base card product.  
These are put into big ct boxes marked NHL, sorry for the lack of picture on this, by team and fit nicely under my desk. These cards I used to put by brand, year and number but I dismantled them last year in my box resorting project. I feel it's easier putting them by team as I don't ever plan on putting together most of those sets I had once started. 

And that does it for hockey. Like I said, I am not a die hard fan like I once was. Everything I sort in the sport is pretty simple unlike football my next sport in this series.

As for hockey sets I used to collect or have bought, they stay in their original boxes or in 800 ct boxes if I hand collated them.

Another part I failed to mention above, is my giveaway/trade pile. I pull that stuff out and set it aside as I go along for people I normally trade with and which giveaways I run. I only currently have one hockey trading partner. I wouldn't mind another or unloading some of mine for a sport I care more about.

Well, that's it for Part 3 of this series.There is only a couple more sections left to this series.

Thanks for reading and your thoughts on my sorting are welcomed in comments.

Monday, March 12, 2018

REVIEW:2017 Topps UFC Museum Collection

Hard hitting UFC makes it's appearance again for 2017 Topps Museum Collection.

It used to be just a standalone insert, but went full time product in 2016 and carried it's popular momentum into 2018.

What did this years product look like and how did I do, well, read on.

Each box of 2017 Topps Museum Collection UFC, you will find one pack with 8 cards per pack. You will also find two parallels and three hits for five of those cards. Boxes are currently running for $90.

The base set takes on the baseball design from last year with a clean black background with a featured fighter and silver border. The base set is only 50 cards but with three cards per pack that are base, it would take some effort to build still.

As with any product, there are parallels to chase. There are Copper /109, Gold /75 (below), Sapphire (below) /50, Ruby #/25, and Emerald 1/1. These are easily defined by the border color change.

With this being a mainly hit product, there are no inserts. So let's see what I pulled.
Most hits have patch parallels of Gold /25 and Emerald 1/1.

Single-Fighter Primary Pieces Quad Relic Legends. These include multiple pieces and can come as really nice patch parallels.

Single-Fighter Signature Swatches Relic. Another well done design hit. He has a very unique autograph as well.

Museum Autographs look really sharp with on-card autos jumping out at you. They have parallels also that are defined by the color behind the fighter. These include, Copper /25 (below), Gold /10, and Emerald 1/1.
Other hits not found in my box but could be in yours include,
  • Museum Dual Autograph
  • Museum Collection Framed Autographs (case hit)
  • Meaningful Material Relics
  • Museum Memorabilia Set
  • Single-Fighter Primary Pieces Quad Relics
  • Four-Fighter Primary Pieces Quad Relics
  • Single-Fighter Signature Swatches Dual Relic Autographs
  • Single-Fighter Signature Swatches Triple Relic Autographs
  • Single-Fighter Signature Swatch Reebok Logo Autographs 
Here is the full checklist for 2017 Topps UFC Museum Collection HERE.

OVERALL: Nice looking product, which is what you come to expect from the Museum Collection line, and some pretty decent hits in this box including the nice bronze Pettis. I don't think the price point is too terrible for a higher end hit based product with plenty of big hits to find. See what I did there.

I think if you are a UFC collector you will be pretty happy with this product whether buying boxes or singles.

Please take a minute out to thank Topps for providing the box to review. Some of the cards you see above will be included in my Fantasy Baseball contest! Follow Topps on all social media sites and check out their website HERE for cards and more! 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

REVIEW:2017-2018 Panini Status Basketball (CONTEST!!)

The red hot rookie class has helped carry a lot of basketball products this season and bring out some new ones along the way. One of these new ones is Status basketball. I wasn't too familiar with the product originally, but upon doing some research, the product caught my attention. It also may have been one under the radar til now.

So let's see how a break of it goes, shall we?

In each box of 2017-18 Panini Status Basketball there is. 10 packs with 6 cards per pack.Each box has one autograph and a fairly reasonable, for this rookie class, price point of $60 per box

The base set is 150 cards with 100 veterans and 50 rookies. The base cards have a weird but attractive colorful shapes background with lots of sparkly shine. Not a design I have seen used before.

The rookies are designed the same way except they have the rookie symbol. My box was a little weak on the big name rookie front but with 50 to chase and only roughly one per pack, it won't be always easy to land the big names.

There are parallels to the base set as well for both veterans and rookies. You can define the insert y the bottom right corner of the card. These include Aqua, Foundations, Orange, Pursuit, Red /299, Blue /199, Purple /149, Green /75, Gold /10, Kaleido 1/1. My best find was the Kuzma Green.

The inserts for the product stay true to it's shapely fun shiny design. Each of the inserts also have parallels of Red /299, Blue /199, Purple /149, and Gold /10.

Status Quo was my favorite designed insert of the group. I love the shooting player in the forefront and player layered in the background.

Rookie Credentials has all of the top rookies from the class

Symbols takes players from the past and the present and puts them in the spotlight.

Factions takes a trio from each team that stands out the most.

Now onto the one promised autograph pull. 

I pulled a Freshman Signatures of Derrick White of the Spurs. He was drafted by the Spurs in the first round and currently he is in the D-league.

Other hits and pulls I didn't find in my box but you might are, Base Aspirations / Status Parallels, Draft Night Autographs, Inscriptions, Draft Night Hat Relics, Elite Signatures, Elite Signatures Pink Parallel, Swatches Relics, Legendary Signatures, Materials and New Breed Autographs

OVERALL: I like the design of the product as a whole. The base, inserts and hit alllooked nice. There are some big hits to be found and the price point isn't too shabby. I believe this product is also available to those in retail to buy so availability is great as well. If you collect NBA, I can't see why you wouldn't take a gamble here.

My hit wasn't the best, but there is solid mixture of veterans, legends and rookies to find. You can view the checklist for 2017-2018 Panini Status basketball right HERE.
Now onto a CONTEST!!
To win this,
To win this card, read the following rules. 
  1. MUST BE A U.S. RESIDENT or Have a U.S. shipping address to enter.
  2. Comment below telling me what you think of this product.
  3. Comment ALSO with how many views you think this contest post will get in one week. This is how I will pick the winner so please don't forget this step!!!!!!!
  5. Sport Card Collectors or it's blog owner, WILL NOT be responsible for lost, stolen or damaged cards in the mail. If something happens to the card after I safely ship it, it is as it is. You agree to Sport Card Collectors and to it's blog owner if anything happens to the card once it has left my hands that I will not be held responsible for the damaged card when you enter below.
  6. Enter by March 16th 2018 and you are entered to win. Winner will be announced on March 17th 2018.
  7. Please, please tell Panini America and Tracy Hackler thanks for the shot at these cards. Without their support with these reviews giveaways wouldn't be possible. Check them out at Panini America website and all social media sites.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

#SCC6YR BCW Prize Pack Winner!

I must apologize for the delay in posting my winner for this contest on here. I got glasses yesterday and it's taking some adjustment to get used to. I have never had glasses in my entire life but after finding out I have astigmatism in both of my eyes last week, I had to finally get a pair. It's definitely going to take me some time to get used to.

I read through all of your comments on the BCW contest entry page and it seemed like a lot of you agreed that the box breaks and reviews are your favorite reads on here. I am actually happy about that since it takes me an hour plus to write those.

As I stated for that contest, a winner would be determined by the amount of views that post would get. So the amount of views was 534 total. I did expect more but hey I will take it.
The closest person on this was.....
Jafronius with 555. He was only 21 off. One other was close with their guess of 500 but this one takes the cake.
Congrats to Jafronius on the contest win. Please email me at with your address with subject line BCW Winner and I will pass it onto BCW Supplies.
Thanks to everyone who entered. There will be another contest firing up tomorrow so stay tuned!

REVIEW:2018 Topps Heritage Baseball

Hot off the presses, the latest fan favorite Topps Heritage hit the market and it is, hot, hot, hot. It's been a great last couple of years in the baseball card market.

Heritage is always a fun bust for me looking at classic throwback designs with new players is always a draw-in.

This year we get to see the 1969 design. So let's take a gander shall we?

Every box of 2018 Topps Heritage baseball comes with 24 packs of 9 cards each. Boxes have one autograph or one relic per and boxes currently run $110 each.
Each box also comes with a box topper. Mine was a three-ad panel.

Here is the front of the card,

And here is the back.

The base set is 500 cards. Yes, 500.

There is also 100 short prints in that mix as well, These make up cards 401-500 in the base set.

Players who were moved in the offseason are shown in their new uniforms as well and that was one reason I really wanted to bust some so I could get this card right here ↓↓↓↓

Can't wait to see this guy batting in pinstripes. 

The base set also features many of the fun subsets from the 1969 Topps like, 
League Leaders

Topps News All-Stars (this was my favorite design)

****this is the backs of the Topps News All Stars and are put together to make a puzzle. One of Bellinger, the other of Judge****

Rookie Stars,

and World Series Highlights 

And of course Heritage wouldn't be Heritage without some Sp's and photo variations. I pulled an Action Photo variation, the easiest to find in Heritage at 1:35 packs, of Yankees slugger Clint Frazier.

Once again the easiest way to spot these without getting frustrated is using the codes on the back of the card,

Here are the codes to spot,
Base ends in 65
Error ends in 98
Traded ends in 99
Throwback ends in 00
Action Image ends in 01
Team Name Color Swap ends in 02
Rookie Cup Error ends in 03
Nickname ends in 04

Heritage has base card parallels which I didn't pull any of in my box. Not sure if I have ever pulled one. Black Border,  Flip Stock and 100th Anniversary MLB Logo can be found.

As always, Heritage gets chromed! Only 100 of the cards in the set are chromed. Parallels include Refractors /569, Black /69, Gold /5 and Superfractors 1/1

Inserts include,

News Flashbacks that fall 1:20

Baseball Flashbacks that fall 1:20

Then & Now that falls 1:20

New Age Performers that falls 1:12 packs

And 1969 Topps Deckle Edge that falls 1:10 packs. I think these are the best inserts in the product.

And now onto the hit.

It was my usual find in a box of Heritage, a relic. Oy.

Other hits to find not in my box include,
  • 1969 Baseball Cut Signatures
  • 1969 Celebrity Cut Signatures
  • Baseball Flashbacks Autograph Relics
  • Clubhouse Collection Autograph Relics
  • Clubhouse Collection Dual Autograph Relics
  • Real One Autographs
  • Real One Dual Autographs
  • Real One Triple Autographs
  • Reggie Jackson Rookie Buyback Autographs
  • Seattle Pilots Autographs
  • 1969 Mint Relics Nickel
  • 1969 US Postal Stamp Relics
  • Clubhouse Collection Dual Relics
  • Clubhouse Collection Triple Relics
  • Clubhouse Collection Quad Relics
OVERALL: Well, if you're looking at this as a fun standpoint, it was fun and a lot of it. If you're looking at this as a value standpoint, you may cry. I highly doubt for a $100+ box a Jon Gray relic is going to help cover losses. This is one problem I have with a product like this. One hit, costs a lot and 9 out of 10 times you are getting a relic. I would like to see at least one auto and one memorabilia per box.

When I buy Heritage, I always go retail knowing you can find the autograph and relic hits there as well. It also is only at most $20 so it's not a huge gamble as a hobby box is.

As for the overall Heritage appeal, the design is classic, the cards look nice and I have heard from many collectors it's a very tempting to build a set kind of product. I feel the same way. I think the challenge of chasing the 100 Sp's to finish the final 100 cards would be a fun one.


Please take a minute out to thank Topps for providing the box to review. Some of the cards you see above will be included in the Fantasy Baseball contest! Follow Topps on all social media sites and check out their website HERE for cards and more!