Monday, August 31, 2020

Set Help:1995 Skybox Impact Countdown To Impact

1995 Skybox Impact Countdown To Impact HAVES


Have any to help me out or willing to pick some up to trade to me? Let me know!

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Set Help:1995 Skybox Impact Same Game More Attitude

1995 Skybox Impact Same Game More Attitude HAVES

Have any to help me out or willing to pick some up to trade to me? Let me know!

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Set Help:1997 Ex Star Date 2000

1997 eX2000 Football Star Date HAVES

Have any to help me out or willing to pick some up to trade to me? Let me know!

Friday, August 28, 2020

Set Help:1995 Fleer Ultra 2nd Year Standouts

1995 Fleer Ultra  2nd Year Standouts Haves

Have any to help me out or willing to pick some up to trade to me? Let me know!

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Set Help:1995 Fleer Ultra Achievement

1995 Fleer Ultra Ultra Achievement HAVES
1,2,3, 4,7,8

Have any to help me out or willing to pick some up to trade to me? Let me know!

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Set Help:1995 Fleer Ultra Award Winner

1995 Fleer Ultra Award Winner HAVES

Have any to help me out or willing to pick some up to trade to me? Let me know!

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Set Help:1995 Fleer Ultra Touchdown Kings

This new segment I am tackling all of my set needs. Each post will have a picture of what I need along with the set numbers. It's a quick simple post but hopefully gets me some help on these sets.

1995 Fleer Ultra Touchdown King HAVES

Have any to help me out or willing to pick some up to trade to me? Let me know!

Saturday, August 22, 2020

The Fun Norm

We here all the time the phrase, The New Norm, and that always sounds so negative because it actually is. The New Norm of having to wear masks, bleach yourself when you get home, and avoiding people including your family members at all costs. What part of that sounds like fun?

 I would rather have the The Fun Norm. The fun Norm is a guy on Twitter @NormC61 who has sent me a few packages this year "just because". Every time he sends one it's a new surprise of not knowing what's coming.

Like this one I received last Saturday. I couldn't wait to see what he sent this time.

Inside was a small stack of Knicks and NY Giants cards. I have chosen a few to show off today that caught my eye.

Good ole John Starks right here!

Anthony Mason throwing the fire ball.

Pippen getting shoved out of the way by a drive by Hubert Davis

Great one here with Oakley slamming it home over MJ while Pippen watches. Bulls and Knicks in the 90's were hated rivals.


Charles Oakley doing his best boxing out

Ewwwwwwing with the slam!

And my favorite base was this MJ flying high but Patrick with the ball. Great photography here.

And finally, a good handful of NYG archives cards including guys like Conerly and Gifford.

A big thanks to Norm for another great mail day. I appreciate it like all of the other mail days you send my way.

Side note, today was the first time I did a post using the new blogger. I am not a fan at all. I am not sure I will stick with blogger much longer if this is what I have to deal with. It took forever to upload posts, the labels took years to select, and the picture re-sizing is not as simple as it used to be. I will be going back to legacy again for future posts until it's gone.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Lewis and Robert

It had been a long time since @Brent3323 and I did a trade, so we thought we would make up for lost time with this one.

I always keep an eye on what Brent posts for sale just in case it's something I want to try and trade for. Recently he broke a box of 2020 Diamond Kings and had two cards that caught my attention immediately so I inquired. Fortunately, we got a deal done pretty fast as Brent is amazing to work with on trading.

Not only did I trade for those, but some new Saquons I needed for my PC as well.

 Gridiron Kings. Always wanted this one.

Playoff Goal Line parallel

Playoff Bowl Ticket parallel /99

Donruss Rated Rookie

 Unparalled relic

Then Brent tossed in a huge other stack of Giants that included these,
Evan Engram Phoenix rookie

Crown Royale rookie

A bunch of 2020 rookie cards I need.

And then the two cards that caught my eye from his Diamond Kings break
Purple border Robert (he tossed in the base one) I don't have much for Luis. These help

And then the main card in the trade, Kyle Lewis auto. This replaces the Bowman's Best one I had I shouldn't have traded this summer. I like when I am able to do that kind of move. I probably won't be able to do that with the Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard Prizm rookies I had and want back.

Thanks again to Brent for another excellent trade. As always I appreciate you as a friend, trader and for your generosity.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Blocked In

*sits down with a freshly brewed cup from the Keurig, was it because his coffee maker was broken? Nope. It's blocked in right now and since life can't go on without coffee, so goes to the second best route*

Why is my coffee maker blocked in? Well, that's because my wife and I have been on a canning spree.

(there's the ole coffee maker in the back)

Between the amount of pickles, dilly beans and salsa we have made so far and haven't had the chance to put away yet, there's no counter space for my beloved best friend Mr. Black+Decker. He's the one friend I can usually rely on throughout my day. Always has my back and my fills my soul.

But, it's creeping in on Fall and this is the kind of stuff we do when it is around the corner. Well except buy a bunch of Pumpkin spice stuff, more on that another time. For now, I will enjoy the smells that all of this brings.

I always miss summer with the sun and warm temperatures around this time of year as it starts to get a tad cooler, but there also comes that time where I am ready for it to cool down. It's been one of the hottest summers on record here so I don't mind moving into the next phase. That's what great about having four seasons unlike a lot of places where it's summer all of the time. I wouldn't survive and need the variety in my life.

*takes another sip of coffee, gets ready for the cards portion of this post*

In the hobby, I have also been blocked in by my want list for years. There is so much I want in the cardosphere that I want to keep expanding my list on but I don't. I have been blocked in by whats already on there and don't feel like I should keep adding to it until I knock more down. Occasionally I am able to knock down a card or two, but there are still so many big ones on there that I may never get to accomplish it or be able to add to it.

Or will I?

In my latest trade with Dions Autograph Collection, I really made some headway on a few of those wants. Especially when it comes to my baseball want list.

First up, we will take a look at some football cards I traded for that were not on my want list but were cards I wanted. Yes, there is a difference in that.

Cards On The Want List:Usually dream cards you hope to own
Cards You Want:Spur of the moment, fits your collection cards.

Here they are,

Three more Daniel Jones rookies for the PC. I really need to do a complete number update on my Jones collection.

Prizm Jones rookie. This was technically on my want list as I wanted a second one for my PC. Just in case he breaks out and I don't get another. So I will partially count this as a want knocked down despite already owning one. We will get to the real knockdowns soon.

I crossed off a much wanted Drew Lock Prizm rookie a few weeks ago, but, when you see another in a trade you grab it. This time though, its a Red White and Blue version. Prizm sure is pretty. Just like our canning jar of goods.
*another sip of coffee. Looks at his hand of remaining cards and smiles knowing what's remaining to show off*
And now onto the big part of the trade for my want lists. These were actually cards I thought I would never own of Hall Of Famers but finally do now.

I do own a rookie of Gwynn with the O-Pee-Chee version, but to me it's a knock off to the Topps one and really wanted the real brand. Now I have it. Yes, the centering on it isn't beautiful, but that's not what I am about. I just wanted the rookie card.

Second card, George Brett rookie. I know many don't care for this design, but I do. I like the color schemes and to me it's one of the iconic Topps designs.

And lastly, a Rickey Henderson rookie! Holy Topps Rickey Henderson Batman! This one I never thought I would have in hand.

*takes another sip, realizes one more item was stuck behind the Henderson. I guess you can say that Henderson had it blocked in....*
This one wasn't on my want list for basketball, but it's such a cool piece I added it,
Also in this trade was a 1988 Fleer Michael Jordan sticker. Great centerpiece for my MJ collection.

*few more sips to finish up this post. Trying to decide what breakfast will be*

Three big milestones in this trade knocked down and now my want list needs an update. I will have to look at my baseball want list again to see if there is room to expand or will I still be blocked in by what remains.

I just hope my coffee maker won't be blocked in much longer by an ever expanding canning operation. Will be doing some spaghetti sauce today for the first time but also will be purchasing a shelf hopefully to store this stuff on. I can't go another day without my coffee maker in sight.

My First Pettitte Auto

A little while ago, @BlowoutBuzz had tweeted out an Andy Pettite auto that was up for grabs in a contest he was hosting. He tried to give it away once but the winner never claimed. Never claimed!!

On and off, I have been adding a few Yankees autos to my PC of players I enjoyed watching in the 90's growing up and apart of their dominating teams. Andy Pettitte was on that list of players I still needed so I entered to win.

I can't remember how long the contest went for, but boom, guess who won. You got it, this guy!

Not only does it knock an autograph need down, but what a beauty in general. Great looking card by Topps. I wouldn't mind more of these.
Glad to have this five time World Series champs auto in the collection finally. A couple of other guys I am lacking still is Tino Martinez and Mo Rivera to complete what I am trying to do. It won't be easy to land Mo.
Thanks to @blowoutbuzz for the contest!

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

More Cards From Cards On Cards

Becoming older has made me forget a lot of things. Not so much where I placed my car keys but more like where did I stick that card? What cards did I just trade for? Didn't I claim that or was that it? How come Cards On Cards sent me another package when I thought I got everything I claimed from his weekly freebies?

Well, thing was, I hadn't. And none of that clicked in until I opened up the package he had sent me.

Oh yes, Grayson Allen. My first card of the once Duke player.

Gremlins 2 pack that surprisingly nobody else looked at. I will store this in my unopened packs PC.

Will Clark 90's parallel from Score baseball

Madonna. Enough said for my non sports PC.

Nancy Lieberman. Hall Of Famer, coach, and broadcaster. I found this to be a unique add.

Coby White. Only my second card of the Bulls stud

Ed O'Bannon isn't a household name but for me it's all about the 90's and 90's parallels so that's why he came home to me.

Not much to say here. A Griffey popped up and I needed it.

Same goes for this Mike Trout Gold parallel from Big League.

Then we end it with a biggie. Well, for me. a 1990-1991 NBA Hoops set. Just felt like I needed it. Usually I am not a big early 90's set person but this one has a couple of MJ's I didn't have for my PC and that Menendez brothers card I wanted an upgrade for since mine is damaged.

Thanks to Cards On Cards again for this mail day and for running those freebie Fridays. Hopefully soon I can send you something to make up for all of my claims. Just gotta get to digging! My current sorting project should help with that.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Lance Thomas Likes Pancakes

Once again, some flapjackery has arrived.

Another surprise RAK from the king, Wes aka The Pancake King has sent me yet another one.

This time it fits multiple PC's with Knicks, die cuts, crazy cool looking cards kinda thing.

This is a die cut auto /49 of Lance Thomas

Crazy cool die cut. I think it's more defined by the back of the card.

Once again thanks goes out to Wes for being awesome once again. I am building a send back!

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Johnny Sends A Surprise!

Ever since my finances changed in the hobby for the worst, my mail days have become few and far in-between. Anything that shows up is a surprise.

So last Monday, I had three unexpected mail days arrive. Three.

One was from The Pancake King, another was from Cards On Cards I had forgotten about and then one from Johnny's Trading Spot.

Once I opened up Johnny's, I remembered him having the conversation with me about some of the cards included. Light bulb was on!

However, these first three were a really nice surprise especially knowing my NY Giants vintage game is very weak.

Roosevelt Brown

Don Heinrich

And Clarence Childs.

I am also very bad at names for older players but I did know Brown. Either way, I totally fell in love with these. The old school photos and that feel when you hold a vintage card (which to me is like holding a piece of cardboard history) got me all giddy like a school girl.

Then came the next part of the mail day. Johnny didn't think he had any of the Ex cards I needed for my set, but he did have other years of Ex he was going to send me to influence me to build those sets. And influence he did.

Without a doubt I want to build this one, if you have em, send em along!

Another solid design

And I had forgotten about these. I am pretty sure I have some of these kicking around. Just gotta find them and see where I am at.

Thanks to Johnny for the amazing surprise mail day. I hope to hit you back down the road once I find my desk. You have been added to my hit list.

Which while I am at it, the following bloggers I NEED to send to and hit back for their generosity:
Cards On Cards
Bump and Run
Johnny's Trading Spot

I also have some cards ready to go out soon to,
Breakdown Cards
Too Many Verlanders
And in case you are wondering, I will be posting the other two mail days this week as I continue to slowly keep this blog going. There are around technically 23 or so posts left to Sport Card Collectors Final season!