Monday, August 19, 2019

Shane Sends Cardboard Heat!

I recently made a big trade with my friend and fellow 90's wax buster Shane. He is the one who runs the Cheap Wax Wednesday and Other Stuff where he breaks boxes that cost under $50 from 80's, 90's and today.

I have already shown the other halves of this trade, now it's time to really dig in. First it kicks off with that Rodney Hampton auto /10

And now all of this.......



Some names I recognize above, like I have said before I don't listen to the music, just collect the cards. However, this next name I definitely knew....

Wynonna! What a cool auto as well. Great add to my non sports PC

Sterling Shepard tie dye auto, looks super sharp in person. Numbered to 20!

By far my best Daniel Jones autograph! Such a beauty with silver ink.

(not that this one isn't too shabby. This card came in another deal with someone else I didn't post on here yet but let's just get it out there since it showed up around the same time as Shane's)


The last coin I was missing. Well, at least the two Super Bowl winning ones for the Giants. Love adding stuff from those games. I have so, so many memories attached to both Super Bowls in 42 and 46.

A Hall Of Famer auto knocked off my want list.


Make that two. Really dig these Pro Line autos. I haven't heard of a fake Elway versions of these signed by a spouse or autopenned so hopefully this time I am good unlike my last Elway autograph I tried to add.

Thanks goes out to Shane for yet another great deal. I have already begun your next pile and who knows, maybe by Christmas we can pull off another!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Hot Cardboard In My Mail Box

Usually when Wes sends me something, he tells me ahead of time.

Then there was this time. No idea I had a package coming.

When you open up an envelope from Wes, you are already expecting something great, but when you open it up and see this.....
You don't know what to expect.

So let's see.

Daniel Jones Leaf including a gold parallel.

Wes knew of my man crush on Barry. Such a great RB

Odell back in his prime days with the Giants

The Letter L I am missing for Sport Card Collectors. Now it's mine again.

My boy Allan Houuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuston! First relic of him I have.

Fred Taylor, another small side PC

Mark Brunell, the same

I had high expectations for this guy but he just failed. Still will add autographs of him though!

Every time I add a new Jacobs auto, I get excited. This guy was fun to watch and played a big role in the Giants Super Bowl wins.

But none more than this guy, Come on Eli, make your possible last year your best.

A big thanks goes out to Wes for yet another great mail day. I will have to hit you back here at some point even though I know you don't do it for that. You're a true hearted friend who simply loves to give.

Rodney's Cardboard:1996 Zenith Artists Proof

COMC has a seller on there who has a bunch of Rodney Hampton cardboard I have never seen listed...EVER.

And all of it I fear will leave before I can afford to buy it. Fortunately for me, I have good friends in southern places such as Wes. Guy is like no other and is definitely my brother from another mother.

He snagged a few of them off from there for me and now I am showing them off. Today's is from 1996 Zenith.

1996 Zenith is one of my favorite base sets all time right up there with the Spx line of the 90's. They, just like many other Pinnacle products, came out with a Artist Proof line. These came out 1:23 packs. I do have a couple of the parallels, but never Rodney.

I also liked the card backs on these especially the Rodney Hampton one.

Well that knocks down my last need for 1996 Zenith. Well, besides the base set I am building and the insert sets to. My last Rodney Hampton need.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

The Future Of Blue

My new friend over at Valley Of Cards recently sent me a couple of cards he thought I would enjoy and boy he was right.

Daniel Jones has been red hot in the preseason. Once again, yes it is preseason, but have you seen the accuracy on his throws? Preseason or not, that still matters. He did fumble twice last night as his first two turnovers and will need to learn how to fix that, but other than that. he has been everything I had hoped.

This marks my first base card with Daniel in blue.

This guy doesn't plan to appear in the preseason as the Giants know how valuable he is to their team. And I am fine with that. So far I would say they have done a good job managing their starters and pulling them without causing injuries.

Big thanks goes out to  Valley Of Cards for the help. If you haven't yet, click on the link I included to check out their website with a vast of unique memorabilia items and check out their eBay stores here for you collecting needs,
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Let's Talk About Sets Volume 12

Let's talk about sets babyLet's talk about it with me
Let's talk about all the good things
And the bad things that may be
Let's talk about sets (1995)
Let's talk about sets (Summitt)
Let's talk about sets (Uh huh)
Let's talk about sets....

1991 song by Salt-N-Pepa was about a much different topic than I am turning it into. You see, I am staying on topic with cards. Not,well, what they were talking about. This newest segment about the 90's will focus on my set chases (the ones I have already used for a Origins Post or don't plan on using) and new additions to them along with updates on how far I have gotten.

It's time for us to sit down and have that discussion between your parents and you that you tried to avoid. You know, that conversation you have with them about the Flairs and the Pinnacles. Kids, it's time to Talk About Sets.

Today's sets talk is from my trade with @card_a_holic who I said caught my attention from having set needs for me.

So let's check out the sauciness today.

We are knocking down two needs for my 1995 Summit Rookie Summit set. Something about the photography on these really drew me in to wanting to collect them.

Stoney Case showing off some skills. If only he had on the field for the Cardinals.

Kyle Brady taking a leap into the NFL.

These mark cards 7 and 8 towards the set of 18. I still have a long ways to go but if I keep chipping away and having sets work more often, I can get this done.

A lot more to show off still in this trade.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Shane Delievers Cardboard Again!

I recently made a big trade with my friend and fellow 90's wax buster Shane. He is the one who runs the Cheap Wax Wednesday and Other Stuff where he breaks boxes that cost under $50 from 80's, 90's and today.

In my trade, I got some cheap wax boxes to bust open, something you will be able to see down the road on here (they are currently being posted on another blog but there is a reason for that and other things that are changing) so for now let's check out the other part of the trade. Today's is a little preview, but believe me, Part 2 will bring the fire!

Let's for now see what Part 1 has for offerings.

9 new Terrell Davis additions. Lot's of great stuff mixed in and yes this photo uploaded upside down and I couldn't fix it. I guess the best I can caption this is that's probably how defenses saw him coming and going when Davis ran.

Dikembe 90's insert

Some G-Men I didn't have. Shane did a great job snagging me some new ones.

Speaking of some new ones, check out this First Down parallel /10 he grabbed for me! Lauletta is most likely on the chop block, but he has looked decent so far in preseason. Maybe a future stud somewhere else. Miami..... you calling....

Some 2007 Ginter non sport

More non sport

Some new Griffey inserts for me PC. I really need to update my numbers on here. Just haven't had time.

More Griffeys. I really like the Upper Deck ones that shine

And one more.

One more final piece for today is this box loaded with 90's goodness. I will show this all off at a later date. The Dan Marino I show is a set I am chasing in 1996 Playoff Illusions. Hopefully will have those updated on here soon as well.

This is only Part 1 of this mail day. Just a little simmer before I bring it to a full boil in part 2. That post will be up next week so remember to come back and see what else I landed in the trade.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Keep 'Em Coming

Keep Em Coming is what I say when it comes to autographs of Giants 6th overall pick, Daniel Jones.

Many, including myself at first were shocked by the drafting of Jones at 6. But, somehow or another I started to feel better about this pick and am getting excited for what the season brings. Just to let you know, this was typed before the Giants first preseason game so if something went wrong in that game with Jones, well, my opinion may have changed.

But, for now, I am really excited about the Giants future of Jones, Barkley, Shepard and Engram on offense.

Recently I made a PWE trade with @jewfro_44 for another Jones auto for my PC.

 Leaf Metal Draft. On card and shiny is a great combo.

Nice! The non logo doesn't bother me too badly yet.

Thanks to @jewfro_44 for the easy trade. He claimed the cards I first posted up for grabs on Twitter in exchange for Jones and Saquon cards. I still have more up on Twitter now if any of you want to do some trading and once again I am looking for more Jones and Saquon.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Nuts And Bolts and The Big Finish

Every so often I catch someone selling cards that become a big interest of mine and I try to do my best to pull off a trade for them.

@mydadscardcoll1 was running a sale of mid to late 90's basketball cards and I was watching carefully to see if something would catch my eye. Then it did and I pulled the trigger on inquiring whether he wanted to trade or not.

He wanted to see if they would sell first and since they didn't, there was a trade.

Anytime I see a 90's Jordan card, I find interest. Can't explain it, but I do.

So I grabbed these two complete subsets with MJ in both in this trade. Nothing huge or overly spectacular, but it's still MJ who is by far my biggest side NBA PC.

Let's check these out. ***note I didn't take picture of each card I got, I only chose a handful to show off in these subsets***

 These are from 1995-1996 Fleer Metal, Nuts and Bolts. Cool design. Much of the 90's was.

 LJ!

 Grant Hill in old school Pistons jersey

 David slamming one down

 Shaq doing Shaq

The next one is called The Big Finish from 1996-1997 NBA Hoops
 Seems like a great subset name for MJ, always finished big in games.

 David Robinson

 Shaq

 My boy Patrick Ewing. The good Knicks days


Allan Hoooooouuuuuuuuuuuusssssssssssttttttttooooooooon

Karl Malone

Pretty cool adds for my 90's PC.

Thanks @mydadscardcoll1 for the trade! Hope we can do more down the road.