Friday, July 31, 2020

Say Hey To The Mail Day

I have been having fun working on a few smaller sorting projects and have been using some of the cards for fun tweets on Twitter.

When I posted a lot of Max Scherzer rookie cards, @thesayheykid95 saw the tweet and inquired about if I was selling the cards. I said I don't sell, but I would be down for a trade, so we did a trade. Our first. First trades are always tough because you really want to having everything go right so you will have a new trader to your circle.

And this one went that great. I got my mail day, he got his, and no hiccups.

My mail day landed me this Aaron Judge Optic rookie. I regret letting go of a good portion of my Judge PC about a year ago and have been very snail slow adding some of those back. Judge, Gleyber and Jeter are my Yankee PC's at this point.

2020 has opened me back up to collecting a lot more basketball cards and RJ Barrett is one of those big new PC's I have accomplished. I am still lacking an autograph of him which would be a key piece to my collection hopefully at some point.

Thanks to @thesayheykid95 for the trade and hope we can do more down the road!

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Wes' Secret S(t)ASH

Once again, I was flapjacked by the great Wes!

I am starting to think he has a secret stash of Giants he has never mentioned to me before.
Today's pancake was a Tyler Sash autograph from Donruss Elite.

Sash was a 6th round pick of the Giants in the 2011 NFL Draft. He played for the Super Bowl squad but didn't play a lot for the Giants at all only getting 25 tackles and 1 forced fumble in his two year career.

It was sad to see that Sash passed away in 2015. I won't get into that on here but you can look up the story on him on Google.

Thanks to Wes for another great Giants autograph add!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Arrivals:2020 Score In The Zone Saquon Barkley

Another new cheap Giants add I needed for $1 is today's post.

It even came with some freebies

Here is the actual card I grabbed. I can't remember which number of Barkley's I have now but will hopefully be able to update everything when I get the chance to.

The pink and blue look spectacular!

Back of the card.

There are still quite a few cards I need from 2020 Score for Giants along with many other 2020 products I don't have much of. Hopefully will be able to trade for some.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Arrivals:2017 Panini Day Glove Relic Wayne Gallman

First off, I will admit, I am one who loves freebies from an eBay seller even it's un-useful junk.

Today, I actually liked what the seller sent and have use for all of it.

I love these non sport inclusions in Allen And Ginter

Rookie card binder Carr will go

And this Harden is a beautiful card. Wished Panini had done more like this one.

And here was the card I got. Wayne Gallman glove relic with a 3 showing. I have another relic similar to this one somewhere I will have to compare the two.

Back of card is bleh, but I do like the Giants colors are a nice touch.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Arrivals:2020 Playoff Turning Pro Daniel Jones

Usually, I am not a fan of single color relics unless they really have a good design to them.

And today's card, I grabbed for that single purpose.

For less than $5, I scored this Turning Pro jersey from 2019 playoff of Daniel Jones.

I love the color and the black and white photo in the background. The Giants blue goes really well against it.

Back of the card looks just as good. It didn't need anymore than this.

I like the little pickups I can get sometimes more than the bigger ones.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

The Bucs Stop Here CONTEST!

Love an easy contest? Well, I have one for ya! Go check out The Bucs Stop here blog and see his contest for the baseball season and make your predictions for a shot to win some Series 2 or some Bowman! Both of which are not easy finds.  Actually is any retail easy to find right now?


CALLING ALL CONTEST ENTRANTS: Win Some 2020 Bowman or 2020 Series 2!

While I also have your attention, I am holding a contest as well over at Cards Over Coffee. Win some cards for just commenting on the last four Coffee Breaks on there.  Earn one entry per comment. Also add it to your reading list. As I have said, this is the final run of Sport Card Collectors with just a little over 30 posts to go.

Rodney's Cardboard:1995 Pacific Crown Royale 17th National VIP Badge

In what is I believe the final Rodney's Cardboard on here as I don't forsee anymore incoming to my mail box, I thought I would end it with something unique.

This VIP Badge recently popped up but had a tall asking price of $27 (wonder where he got that price from. If only Rodney was number 3 on the Giants) that I couldn't afford to grab but didn't want to see it go. So I worked behind the scenes and found a trader willing to snag it for me for some cards I had. I hated to give up some stuff for the asking price, but this could be the only time I ever see this one pop up and if it sold, I would feel awful knowing I had first chances.

A few days later, I found it in my mail box.

This is a great piece for my collection. I have added quite a few oddballs to it this year and it's helping me become a more well rounded super collector.

The only things I am still really missing are the Starting Lineups. I still don't have any of the three that Rodney has. Of course I would only take them sealed, that's the only way to right? Hopefully some day I will be able to.

So I hope everyone has enjoyed seeing my Rodney Hampton collection grow on here. All future Rodney Hampton adds, if there are any, will be posted over on Cards Over Coffee. If you haven't still followed that blog, added it to your blogroll, subscribed to it, what are you waiting for?!!

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Autograph Of The Week:LeVar Burton

Butterfly in the sky....

Owning a LeVar Burton autograph is fly...

Take a look...

You won't have to read a book

It's Sport Card Collectors

I... Can.....Collect....Everything

Just take a look

It's Sport Card Collectors

Sport Card Collectors.....

Friday, July 24, 2020

Arrivals:2020 Score First Score Darius Slayton


Once I landed that Daniel Jones a few weeks ago for the 1st Score, it was without a doubt that I needed his future tandem partner in Darius Slayton once I found out he had one as well in the set.

I paid even less for this Slayon than most listed. Think it was under $2 and shipped pwe. It took a little while to come but finally arrived.

the front of the card tells us his first score was against the Vikings and I remember it well. Though that is a game I like to forget about.

Slayton burned by a Vikings defender and Danny Dimes was about to get slammed to the ground, a common sight with this Giants oline, before he let go a beauty of a 35 yard throw right into Slayton's hands.

Slayton put up some solid numbers for a late round pick last year and expectations at least from me are high for 2020 (please let us have a football season)

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Arrivals:1996 Pinnacle Pinnacle Power Joe Carter

Being a big time 90's insert collector, I always look for cards that offer the best deal. Whatever is cheapest and shiniest and coolest usually wins my heart.

When I stumbled upon this 1996 Pinnacle Power Joe Carter for $1.25 I thought it was a steal. The card looked amazing and I have always wanted to get my hands onto one. For that price I couldn't go wrong.

These Pinnacle Power cards fell 1:35 packs back in 1996.
The cards feature embossing all over including the "power base" in the back that is a bright beautiful rainbow foil.

Back of the card shows a smilin' Joe

I was happy when I snagged it for that price but even happier once I got the card in-hand.

(full disclosure, the problem with adding a card like this, I really want the set now. So if you have any that's not Joe Carter, send em my way!)

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Arrivals:2016 Panini Black Friday Tools Of The Trade Towel Relic Sterling Shepard

I bend over backwards for unique relics and when Panini came out with their special programs like Black Friday and Father's Day, we began seeing more of them.

One of those unique relics is towel swatches. Yup, we can only hope that a player sweated on these. Or do we? That would definitely take player worn/used to a whole new level!

One thing that towel relics bring is a lot of cool colors and neat looking patches. The one today for the price I got it for, I couldn't turn down.
It's not too often you find one of these relics as a piece of the Gatorade logo that I have found. You combine that with the Cracked Ice look and card design layout and this card pops. Even if you're not a football fan, not a towel relic fan or even a Panini fan, you gotta agree on that at least.

Back of the card.

I am pretty excited about this one and hope that Sterling can avoid anymore injuries as I think a big year could be ahead.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

I Was Stacked By The King

Wes has been flipping flapjacks everywhere again as The Pancake King of RAK's sent out a stack of PWE's recently and I have seen these fly all over the country.

Never did I ever expect one for myself however.

Well, Friday showed me differently as I had a mail day with a very familiar address attached to it.

Inside, I found this,

Including an autograph worth grading. That alone was worth the mailing.

 However, after removing that, I found a 2018 Score rookie red parallel of Saquon Barkley! Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

That's one great card!

Thanks again for the flapjack Wes! This will look great next to the other versions of this card I have. much appreciated!

Sunday, July 19, 2020


You like giveaways don't cha? Well, head on over to Cards Over Coffee and comment on this post,

Coffee Break:2020 Chronicles Draft Picks Football

This will mark your first entry into a big prize lot that includes cards from a few reviews coming up on there. You can earn three other entries by commenting on rest of the Coffee Breaks that will be posting over the next week or two. You must have a U.S. address to enter.

Prize pack will consist of 8-9 hits, numbered cards, parallels, inserts and some star base cards. It will be a good mix of baseball and football.

So I suggest you go follow that blog already, add it to your blogroll and don't miss out on more exciting content!

Rodney's Cardboard:1994 Stadium Club Super Bowl

And, the right one finally popped up.

What do I mean by that, well, I have bought the wrong card (friends have picked this one up for me as well and it wasn't the right one), of the 1994 Topps Stadium Club Super Bowl Rodney Hampton.

Everyone kept listing it wrong, so I can't blame myself or my friends. I tried to Google the difference and it kept saying embossing. But, when everyone of those listings looked the same, it was hard to tell if any of those were embossed.

That's when a new listing came up. The card had the same description but the card looked different. Finally, it was the right one.

What I didn't know, was that it was invisible embossing and not the gold Super Bowl logo that was the usual find on these cards.

up close

Back of the card. I have seen this back way too much.

Glad to finally have completed this rainbow. At some point, I will do a full gallery of them. Some days I consider doing a separate blog of Rodney's and showcasing everyone I have all over again because some I showed on here have not been the full card. But, I don't plan on doing that anytime soon. I already have three blogs to keep up with, I can't add another.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Autograph Of The Week:Alfonso Ribeiro

This may not be a big name to most of you, unless you really recognize the name from the 90's or maybe today I suppose. It depends on what you watch.

To me Alfonso will always be Carlton from the The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air but he played on other shows and hosts Catch-21 on Game Show Network along with hosting the long running Americas Funniest Home Videos. Yeah, it's still on after all of these years. To me that show isn't the same without Bob Saget.

As you know I collect a lot of autographs that pertain to my childhood nostalgia and nothing was better than when Alfonso did the Carlton dance. The song and dance play over and over again in my mind.

I wanted his autograph for awhile and wanted the regular Leaf version, but it wasn't as cheap as I found the Family Guy one for so I settled. Was almost half the cost.

I have looked at other autographs from the show, most of which are affordable but can't seem to find a Will Smith. Though I am sure he is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayy out of my range.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Arrivals:2020 Leaf Autograph Carter Coughlin

Earlier this week, I posted my first NY Giants autograph of the newest class, now I will post my second.

The Giants did a lot of defense and offensive line drafting this year which leads to a lot of less interest on my end for grabbing a lot of it. However, I would like at least a few cards of each player. That would be nice.

My second autograph of their class has no relation to Coach Coughlin but it's good to see a Coughlin name back on the Giants again.

Carter was a 7th round draft pick of the Giants and plays linebacker. A spot that should have a nice open competition for.

This card was less than $2 to grab so it was something I could actually afford.

Good luck to Carter when and if the season begins, I can't wait to watch you hit the field.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Profiles Sent By Padrographs

Man, do I ever miss being in the 80's and 90's with so much going on in the world right now. Those were good times for me and there wasn't a lot of stress and worries.

Unlike today, it's full of it. It makes you either want the world to end like in Revelations and have Jesus take me home or lock myself in a closet in the house forever. It's a better ending then stepping outside or even turning on the news most days.

I may not have a time machine, but at least through cardboard, I can travel back to the greatest times of my life.

Thanks to my latest mail day from Rod over at Padrographs as I claimed two cards in one of his latest giveaway posts that takes me back.

These Topps Profiles came out in 1996 Topps at 1:12 odds. It features Topps spokesmen Kirby Puckett  for the AL and Tony Gwynn  for the NL and has them give opinions on players within their league.

Here is a Cal done by Puckett

And a Thomas done by Puckett.

I didn't get any from the NL. But, man, I love these. Topps did these for every sport back then.

Padrographs even added in a new piece for my bloggers PC. Yes, I have a thing like that. I keep the notes, stickers, business cards, etc that any of you send me and store them in a box for the memories.

Speaking of memories, 2020 won't bring out many great ones for myself, but there is still a lot of the year left to make some.

Thanks again Rod for the mail day!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Arrivals:2020 Score 1st Score Daniel Jones

When the NY Giants played the Tampa Bay Bucs in Week 3 of the 2019 NFL season it was a game to remember.

The Giants looked like they were going to have another lost season as they started out 0-2 and knew it was time for a change at QB as Eli Manning's successor was sitting behind him on the bench.

It's time to see what they had in this high draft pick that nobody saw coming.

Jones brought the Giants back from an 18 pt halftime deficit and scored two touchdowns through the air and two more on the ground including a 4th down game winner and his first NFL TD which is what today's card is all about.

Here is the details of Jones first TD play. He faked a running play to Saquon and took off to the outside pylon for his first Touchdown or in terms of this card, his first Score. Catchy title for a Score card.

I didn't know about these jersey cards at first, but after seeing one I knew I had to have it. It's a nice looking card and commemorates what could be a solid career for Jones.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Arrivals:2020 Sage Hit Premier Draft Autograph Tae Crowder

With the final pick of the 2020 NFL Draft.....

The NY Giants select....

Tae Crowder, LB Georgia.

Which also makes him Mr. Irrelevant.

I am obviously hoping that he will be Mr. Relevant once he hits the field. The Giants need all the help they can get on defense and they definetley made sure to take a lot of it in when they did the 2020 draft.

I don't have much of anything for the Giants 2020 draft class so I took to the NGTcollectibles Sunday giveaway thread and @KevinSpollen saw my needs and passed along my first autograph from the rookie class.

Kind of a weak signature, but, hopefully he will make a big impact.

Card back

Thanks to Kevin for another great card. Very excited to add my first Giants 2020 draft auto.

If you guys haven't joined in on giving back in the NGTCollectibles thread go do so.It's a lot fun to be able to make someones day during these challenging times.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Forgotten Claims

Awhile back, I must have claimed some cards over at A Penny Sleeve For Your Thoughts blog and had forgotten until they arrived last week.

Which is nice as I do like surprises, who doesn't?

Let's see what rolled on in,
A year after Super Rookie and a 1990 Score Hampton rookie towards my 100 card chase.

A set need! Anytime I can cross one off it's exciting.  I still need to do some updating on here for some sets.

I was always a fan of these Steel cards from Leaf, cards printed on metal. This is only the second one in my collection as Griffey is my other.

I can never turn down a refractor. NEVER.

Thanks to Jon for the mail day. I know it was from a freebie Friday claim but I will hit you back with something at some point. I hit up a few folks this week I felt I owed so I have a few more to go as well. I need to get better at making my lists again as I have been slacking.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Rodney's Cardboard:2019 Panini Legacy Cyan Plate 1/1

Well, well, well, will you look at this.

My buddy Wes hit me up with a sick Rodney.

I hadn't seen any plates for the "newer" products Rodney was in until recently when this one Wes grabbed for me showed up and then another a couple weeks later, which I didn't grab. It popped up at a bad time and was gone within what felt like five minutes. FIVE MINUTES. I want to know who I am competing with but that doesn't make me happy. It was probably because it was listed so cheap.

Anyways for better news.

This is a Cyan 1/1 plate from 2019 Legacy football


The other plate I saw that went in five minutes was a Legacy plate as well. Kicking myself for not at least trying to make an offer on it and locking it up so I wouldn't lose out on it. Big mistake by myself. Hopefully it will pop up again at some point.

Thanks again for the help Wes!

And what do you guys think about printing plates?

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Autograph Of The Week:Alex Borstein/Patrick Warburton Dual!

Hello readers!
For a few months now I have been staring at today's autograph card in my watch list. You know, watching it but more in the literal sense.

My main goal of this card was the Patrick Warburton part as I already had an autograph of Borstein but single Patrick cards list for much more. So I found this one cheap and watched it. I was quite surprised it didn't already sell and then the seller offered a markdown. How could I say no at that point?!

Alex played on Mad-Tv with her star role as Ms.Swan and is the voice of Lois Griffith on Family Guy which is the show this card is based on. Patrick played on Seinfeld, Rules Of Engagement (underrated comedy series in my opinion with a star cast) and has voices in about a million shows and movies including Family Guy as Joe Swanson. His voice is one of those you will always recognize. Both actors I really enjoy and both have a part of my nostalgia so I needed this one.

What is your favorite role for Alex and Patrick?

Friday, July 10, 2020

Throw Me A Link

Once upon a time, Dennis from Too Many Verlanders blog fame sent me a link via Twitter to a cheap BIN of a Giants 1/1 Printing Plate.

There were no words spoken. Just a link.

The assumption I made was that I was supposed to grab this card and fortunately I had the money to do so at that time. It doesn't always work that way but it did that day.

Here is that said card. A Prizm 1/1 printing plate rookie card of Kyle Lauletta

It's a Cyan Plate according to the back.

Thanks to Dennis for the heads up on this card. Glad it was able to work out for me this time. Not sure it will always but this time, yes.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Winner Of The Gavin Lux Auto!

Thanks to everyone who entered the contest over at Cards Over Coffee and also to anyone who has been commenting and following that blog.

For those of you that haven't yet, go do it already!!! Especially since more good stuff may happen later on over there. I am trying to get that blog a following.

Okay...time for that drumroll and my favorite number 7 random....

27 are in it to win it (which seems low for a Gavin Lux auto but hey, everyone else loss)...

here we go...
    There were 27 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
    1. JKFF1
    2. TheAngriestChad
    3. GCRL
    4. Dion's IP Autos only
    5. @JG24fanever
    6. Nachos Grande
    7. Autographs
    8. The Diamond King
    9. amlsportscards
    10. baseballcardzrfun
    11. @MCL723
    12. RUFFCUTT
    13. Fuji
    14. Kb
    15. TONY
    16. Dennis
    17. Jason
    18. @Jake1725
    19. William Carter
    20. Tim B.
    21. Jacob Nassib
    22. Daniel DuBay
    23. hudsonfan15
    24. APetrelak
    25. OZsportsfan
    26. Chris
    27. Johnnys Trading Spot
    Timestamp: 2020-07-09 12:55:48 UTC
    You have randomized this list 7 times.
    Congrats to JKFF1! Please contact me via email at with Contest Winner Onyx in subject line, or on Instagram at Cards Over Coffee, Facebook at Cards Over Coffee, or either Twitter account of @collect_sport or @tocollecting. Whichever you found out about this contest on is fine. I will be checking all areas to make sure I don't miss ya. JKFF1, you will have 72 hours from today to claim your prize or it will be re-given away at a later time.

    Thanks to everyone who entered and there may be other contests later on.

    Once again, go CHECK OUT CARDS OVER COFFEE!!!!! The next post will be about Topps Project 2020 and I don't think you will want to miss it!

    Let's Talk About Sets Volume Who Knows?:New Set Adds

    Let's talk about sets baby...let's talk about new adds for me...let's talk about the shiny, acetate and 90s they can be...let's talk about sets.

    I am getting so close on so many sets, but getting so low on funds that it's not a good combination.

    At least I was able to knock down some needs for two of my most wanted set finishes.

    Set adds number one was three new ones knocked down my Ex2000 baseball set. Think I have roughly 9 more to go

    Ground Zero I have been knocking down bigger chunks out at a time. It's only a 200 card set but man, it's a tough one. I have been killing it with knocking down the smaller pieces of this set but still am missing so many of the bigger name players.

    This time it was 15 new ones from a seller who runs a buy 4 get 2 free special. He has been a huge help. However, his singles are getting down to the more expensive ones so not sure how much longer I will stick with his stuff.

    My hope is to binder these sets soon along with a few others. Sets look best in a binder than in a plastic box. Especially when they look this good.