Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Area 40 Has Some Bieber Fever

During Wes' retirement tour-formerly blogger of Jay Barker Fan blog and now runs a last big hurrah blog in Area 40-he has been unloading packages onto bloggers for goodbye gifts.

We are continuing on working through the box. Let's see what else pops up in it.

Brian Bosworth numbered card. I will say I like the new Elite look Panini has used the last few years.

Some 90's cards. I want to put the 1995 Prism football set together. Still have a long ways to go. So when I get my needs together, or even before that, remember I am chasing this set.

Never seen one of these before. Cool Sweet Spot rookie that has cardboard border and an acetate lay-in of the player.

Wes has helped me through this mail day add to my Davis PC. I also have more cards from it incoming. If I was to super collect someone besides Rodney Hampton, it may be this guy.

A good group of 90's inserts. Need to see if Bono is new for my set I am chasing and Press Pass put out some nice looking cards in the late 90's including some unique embossed die-cut inserts like this Holt.

A few rookies. Favre is well, one of the greats (really want his autograph card). Von Miller is turning into one  of the greats and well, Ramses Barden was supposed to be great for the Giants but never panned out.

More Favre love here and some Emmitt. I won't let my mother know I added these to my collection lol.

Some Bus. These Edge F/X inserts were all acetate and looked really sharp with the added foil.

Couple of basketball rookies here

Some shiny parallels.

90's haircut and a hologram and a well designed card. Really miss UD in the overall game. Yes, I have said this 1,000 time on here and will again and again!

Another solid Press Pass insert. I wished they were still around.

Alstott! I liked the Buc's newer uni's so much better than those awful orange cream ones.

Tim Tebow on a throwback Fleer Ultra design, awesome. I know many put down Tebow, but I like the guy. He stood by his faith, ignored disbelievers and continues to strive to spread the gospel through his sports play. He was definitely a great College player and is a decent baseball player. He may not have been the best NFL one, but still a fan. This is a great looking card no matter how you feel about him.

Stephen King. Now the guy plays soccer too. Nah, just kidding. I just put this on here for fun.

More Bus. This time he is Crashing the game. See what I did there.

Hmmm. Panini got the National Treasure name from this late 90's Donruss insert...

Some purty girls. I was actually looking at getting a few relics from this set. I wanted the Mandy Moore one. If you see one, let me know!

Some people that sing

A card that SCREAMS 90's. It is sometimes almost blinding

A group of solid rookies with Bush, Stafford, Luck, Peppers and Harrison to name a few.

Jeff George. Why would I bother posting this? Well, its dufex. And it's from a very popular set from my time in Pinnacle Inscriptions. It was a very high end expensive product then and even more so now unopened. The autographs on acetate were extremely popular. I ended up pulling three back then. The only problem with those, over time I have seen that the autographs fade even with extra protection.

And we finish it up with some Bieber fever. Is is weird of me to had wanted some of these cards and now happy that I have some? I wasn't a fan of his music or even him, but it's a neat addition to my non sports PC. I would actually be excited to have an autograph next.

Well there does it for another round of Wes' mailings. There is still many parts left to this series to unveil and many great cards to come. Stay tuned! 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Back To Area 40

During Wes' retirement tour-formerly blogger of Jay Barker Fan blog and now runs a last big hurrah blog in Area 40-he has been unloading packages onto bloggers for goodbye gifts.

My goodbye gift was extraordinary. Packed full of cards I haven't seen, always wanted to own and some that have memories.

Let's take another trip back into the box.

Jamaal Anderson came on out of nowhere in the 90's and his cards were hot. At the time, I didn't have many of his cards. Now that prices have really cooled down, I have added quite a few over time. Let's not forget this guy used to dance the "dirty bird" at a time popular dances were the "in". Now it's over celebratory touchdown dances.

My man TD had his own celebration. I used it back in my childhood when I played backyard football. The TD/Mile High salute!

Great looking 90's insert. Remember when Certified looked this good?

Mr. Conner.

Look at this super cool trippy Jerome Bettis. This is a 90's insert at it's best.

Gotta see if this will help out my set or not

Bring on the Gmen. Some high end former Gmen in this group of 4. All numbered.

Some Eli I didn't have. I really miss having Topps as an option for football cards.

Andre Williams numbered card. Loving the blue on blue. I have been adding quite a few cards to that PC recently.

Numbered Tiki. Can't figure out which parallel this is but it's numbered.

Love this guy! Not always his personality, but the player, yes. Love his passion, love his hands and love his speed. But those embarrassing moments really irk me. I hope he has matured more and also hoping under new administration he will be cut off from his antics.

LT! Gotta be one of the greatest Giants ever.

Two new Strahans. Looking at this Stadium Club card it just makes me miss Topps again. Love that photography.

Bomar never panned out but Pascoe played a role on some in some of the Giants wins over the years.

And we finish it up with Jerell Adams. This guy has the height and speed, question is, can he make the team where this is a ton of TE depth.

We have just begun to uncover the fun in the Area 40 box. Much, much more to show coming up!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

I Discovered Area 40 And Look What Happened

During Wes' retirement tour-formerly blogger of Jay Barker Fan blog and now runs a last big hurrah blog in Area 40-he has been unloading packages onto bloggers for goodbye gifts.

He had mentioned to me that mine had hit the road, but what I didn't know was the card storm that would hit as a large flat rate box just about knocked over my mail box with its weight.

Inside, well, was magic. I could literally feel the Lucky Charms rainbow pour out of it with gold coming at the end of the rainbow. With so much found in this box so worthy of needing to be posted, this will have to take a long segment to get it all up.

So let's take a look at the gold or some of it. Remember, not all cards will be posted as it would take at least a month.

First up is this unique Calais Campbell card that should be signed but isn't. Odd. Never seen an unsigned card that was supposed to be signed. Would have been cooler if it had been signed since Campbell had such a big season for the Jags last year.

Steve McNair. He was a fun one to watch and here is a 22K parallel rookie card of the man. Collectors Edge put out so many great products and parallels.

Bowman Chrome, how much I miss you NFL style. This card was pulled out to be shown off because it's a parallel.


Kurt Warner. I have always been a fan. Wished I had his autograph, especially if one can be found in a Giants uniform.

This is one really cool looking insert. There were a couple of these in the box, maybe a set chase is needed.

/45 numbered cards may not mean much today, but back in the 90's and even in 2001, they did. Tough pulls.

I was probably one of the very few that enjoyed 1996 Collectors Edge Presidents Reserve. The base were printed on acetate and the inserts were themed presidential. Such as Running mates. Man I miss the 90's.

Star Pics. Interesting photos that I just had to share. They look like a cheesy commercial.

Brett Favre. Legend.

Two of the biggest Cowboys in the 90's, I dreaded when my Giants had to play them. Emmitt always had big games against the Giants especially if the games were in prime time.

Hardy isn't messing around on his Gold Leaf Rookie card.

Another great Collectors Edge photo. This one of the great hands Rice. I don't think many will CATCH up to his records. See what I did there.

Great looking Stadium Club insert. Remember when inserts looked better than the base and not vice versa?

Game Breakers with it's hologram technology. I have a few of these already and now I have more after this box. Hmmm maybe another set chase?

Petty never quite shined in NY unlike Tuck who did. Too bad he wasted his last few years of his career in Oakland. I still like my shiny cards though!

The Bus is running at Warp Speed.

And we finish this part up with an Unsung Hero.

This mail day was like a good radio station that plays songs from the 80's, 90's and today. Much more to come from this big mail day.