Sunday, January 31, 2016
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Gone, But Not Forgotten
There it was right at my fingertips, the missing piece to my 2012 Topps Chrome Rueben Randle rainbow, the Superfractor.
The 1/1 beauty would had been the final touch on my rainbow while also acting as my first Super. I hadn't seen the card listed in years. There was no way I could miss it again could I??....well yes I had to.
The problem was, financially I couldn't afford it and couldn't find a way around it. Within a few hours, I watched it slip away possibly forever. Sadness settled in and I tried to re-focus on collecting before putting this post together wondering if other collectors had to face this situation.
Now I gotta ask, have you ever had that one card you needed that you had to watch slip away due to finances, someone beating you to it or other reasons? Let me know below!
Do you think Box Breaks have faded? If so, why do you think that happened? If not, what would you like to see from breakers going forward?
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Clearing The Air
Secondly, speaking of Hampton, NEW POST is up! Come check out my mail day...
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Reminiscing 90's:1992 Disney Launchpad McQuack Kellogg’s PVC
November 7th 1992 was a Thursday
George H.W.Bush was President
Most Popular Movie released in February of 1992 was Wayne's World
Most Popular Book around this time was Hideaway by Dean R. Koontz
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single on February 6th 1992 was To Be With You by Mr. Big
Known for his role as Darkwing Duck's sidekick along with Scrooge McDuck's sidekick in Ducktales, it was always a bit odd for me how Disney put him in both shows but supposedly Darkwing was a spinoff of it. Still, a bit odd. Either way, despite not always being in the limelight and being a bit of a goofball, Launchpad did show his heroism a few times and would come to the rescue. He may not have been the star, but Launchpad had his place on both shows in the shadows.
Speaking of players playing in shadows, I always felt these guys were top notch players. The problem was, they never quite got the recognition.
I used to have nightmares when Mo Vaughn would bat for the Red Sox when my Yankees played him. That guy could seriously hit a ball. It's sort of the way I feel now when David Ortiz bats.
Belle, Delgado and Walker I felt were underrated as well.
Carl Pickens wasn't a household name, mostly because of where he played, but that guy could catch with the best. Jake The Snake Plummer led the Cardinals to the playoffs..Sharpe and Rice were also dominant at their positions but didn't quite get the hoorah as everyone else.
That's why I am leaving it up to you to fill a few more in. Who do you feel was "great" but didn't get the recognition because of where they played or who they played with?
Friday, January 29, 2016
"Jake The Snake" Autograph Add!
If you don't know Jake, he spent 10 years in the NFL.6 with the Arizona Cardinals and ended with 4 years in Denver. He was drafted by the Cardinals in the second round in 1997 and started only 9 games his rookie year going 3-6.
I best know him in his 1998 year, oddly the year this card is, where he took the Cardinals to the playoffs and beat Emmitt Smith and the Cowboys in a playoff game. Believe me, I cheered hard that day. Even though at that time Arizona was also an NFC East foe.
I feel pretty good about this purchase and glad I stumbled onto it.
Have you guys ever drifted away from your buying intentions and ended up with something else?
Thursday, January 28, 2016
These Guys Would Co-Sign With Me
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
NEW BLOG! Check It Out! (Plus Notes)
After having 3 failed attempts at running a second blog, I do believe this time is different. This is new blog is a blog specifically for my Super Collecting of Rodney Hampton and it won't have new posts daily (least I don't think so) like this one. That will take a lot of the pressure away as this blog remains my top priority. That may change later on as I may decide to dedicate my time to that one over this one. We will see.
Hampton's Cardboard Craze will be a "if I have time I will squeeze a post in" type of blog. I see other bloggers take this approach as well and it should work for me like it does for them.
Here is the first post that I just posted on there today. Check it out as it explains what the blog will be about.
Introduction To The Hampton Cardboard CrazeHopefully it will grab some of your attention as I know many of the bloggers/readers that follow me are mainly baseball fanatics. I have been working on this blog for over a month slowly adding things and ideas I might do and wanted to make sure I did it right before I released it. I plan on getting a few posts put together on it soon that way I start to get some content on there.
By now you are probably wondering what I meant "plus notes",well, those are about this blog.I have been noticing a few changes in terms of this blog viewings on here to see what is interesting to you guys and what doesn't work. That will be taken into consideration for changes I may make later on as I hope to have more NEW content/stories by April. I have plenty of fresh ideas to add in. For now, the stuff I have been posting is from Sept-Dec that I am way behind on. Yup, you are reading older posts and it will stay that way til a little after March.
Another thing I wanted to note is that I have also been tearing through and sorting like mad in my collection as I have been re-doing the way I sorted things. It's a lot, and I mean A LOT, of work to undo a collection to re-organize it all over whether you have 200 cards or 2,000 cards or even 200,000 cards. I have finally decided to do everything by team instead of by brand, year and number and tearing that apart was heartbreaking at first, but a relief after I dug in. I will put together a post on this BIG project at some point.
I have had fun being able to take time out to re-sort and seeing some of the cards I have picked up over the years. I must also say I am glad in more than one way I made the choice to re-organize as I found some cards that will make for some great posts later on when things are caught up.
I hope everyone has a great rest of their week and hope you have enjoyed recent posts on here. Thanks for reading and please give the new blog a look (follow, link add) and leave me your thoughts.
How many of you have ever re-done the way you sort and how did that go for you? Do you regret it? Let's hear it!
Box Of Goodies,Grady M Mail Day Part 6: Shiny Ending!
Totally Psyched! More Additions To The PSYCH AUTO PROJECT
Up first is Greg Grunberg, he is best known for his role on Heroes.
Up next is Michael Weston. I first must say this is the one I landed for .99 but it's also one I had issues with. The card arrived scotch taped between two white filler cards. I did all I could to be careful with the card and somehow in the process of prying for it's life out of the filler cards, it knicked the top causing some damage. Not major but still visible. And still recognizable for my OCD. I almost want to replace it in my set project but think I will just have to deal with it. Even though I stare at it every time I see it. I was mad that it was mailed that way. I would have rather had it in a top loader with the tape on top of that.
Now back to Michael Weston. He was best known for his role as a detective on one of my other favorite shows, House.
As a hobby topic, how many of you have shipped a card completely sealed between two filler cards without a top loader involved? You can answer yes, I won't hate you...too much ;) If you haven't, what do you think of people who do?
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Box Of Goodies,Grady M Mail Day Part 5:The Shine Begins
Catching Up With Rodney
Why can I call myself this now unlike my past player attempts? That's because my collection of Rodney's is creeping towards the halfway point of his overall trading card output. Bet you didn't see any of this coming out of nowhere as I don't discuss it too much on here.....yet.
Here are some more of the recent additions to my PC that I got in cheap eBay lots.
A 1996 Pro Line National parallel. Says it's numbered to 499 but to be honest, I haven't seen many of these around.
Some of my favorite brands mixed in here. Ultra, Collectors Choice and my always favorite Playoff brands.
Speaking of Playoff...sparkle! A 1995 Playoff Prime Mini Parallel. These really shimmer. My picture was really not doing it justice here.
President's Reserve was at the time what I considered a high-end product from Collectors Edge. The base cards looked elegant printed on acetate with a touch of gold. I still have a few of the base kicking around, but I didn't have Hampton til now.
And to finish up the newest additions, Action Packed and sportflix.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Breakin Wax:2014 Topps Chrome Soccer Blaster (1 Auto Per)
It's not something I usually buy or something on the top of my list, but when needing to hit a certain dollar amount on my dacardworld order, something that said Chrome and one autograph per box for $9.99 caught my attention. So I gave it a go.
The base cards look really good. I was quite impressed.
I pulled lots of color in the box. I found...
Purple Refractor 1:2
*Orange Refractor 1:12 (this is numbered to 75)
I must also apologize for the sideways photo as well.
Purples are very sharp!
Some of the inserts I pulled. A couple are refractor parallels
In Form 1:8
1976-77 Topps Footballers Mini 1:8
And my autograph. Not a big star but cool anyways. Especially for the price.
What are your thoughts on the product? Soccer cards? Let's hear them below!
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Box Of Goodies,Grady M Mail Day Part 3:Get Ready For Some Football!
Psych Autograph Project New Additions
Up first, Angus Mcfadyen who also played in Braveheart.
Up next, Dana Ashbrook who should ring a bell with most of us since he played in the cult classic Twin Peaks as Bobby Briggs.
Leslay Ann Warren is up next. She also inscribed hers with love. She played in the 100th episode of Psych as a rock groupie but is known by many for her role in The Happiest Millionaire.
Sage Brocklebank played recurring role as Buzz Mcnab on Psych but has also guest played on other TV shows as well.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Reminiscing 90's:1992 Disney Goslayn Mallard Kellogg’s PVC
November 7th 1992 was a Thursday
George H.W.Bush was President
Most Popular Movie released in January of 1992 was Reservoir Dogs
Most Popular Book around this time was Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single on January 23rd 1992 was All 4 Love by Color Me Badd
The daughter of Darkwing Duck, AKA, Drake Mallard, Gosalyn was always edgy. She was the first to show her confidence in not having fear. Sometimes however that confidence would end up in trouble and a dad rescue.
The 90's always put out "edgy" looking inserts. If only we had these kind of inserts today.