Monday, February 28, 2022

Single Card Mail Day:2015 Topps Fire Forces Of Nature Eli Manning

Occasionally, a NY Giants mail day isn't a loaded mail day, sometimes those mail day enter my mailbox as one-card mail days which is where we begin this new series.

You ever have those moments when you are searching for one card, but it leads you to another. Eli Manning card #826 is that case. I can't quite remember what I was looking for on eBay, but today's card popped up as a suggestion and I had to have it.

2015 Topps Fire included this well-designed insert, Forces Of Nature, two-per hobby box. I hadn't ever seen it before, but it didn't take me very long to chase it down.

There actually were only a couple listings of this card on eBay. So, when I watched it, the seller actually gave me a discount and I pounced for the measly $4.

Thoughts on this newest card is welcomed in comments or comments on if you found cards while looking for others is as well.

Random Cardboard Of The Day:1994-1995 Fleer Pro Visions Dennis Rodman

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Wes Sends Some Giants

 This past Christmas, Wes sent a box packed with so many treasures it was always hard to post them all. So for today, I wanted to sum up most of the NY Giants he sent. Well, at least most of the hits he passed along.

The first card was one on my want list and my first relic card of Greg Comella.

The back of the card features Packers FB William Henderson.

The next ones I will try not to wipe my sweat on,
Davis Webb Towel Swatch cards. It made me look further into possibly adding more of these. How cool would a lot of these look together? By the way, Webb recently was signed back to the Giants to play 3rd, possibly 2nd string QB. Interesting.

Another Andre Williams auto for that massive PC.

Hefty Lefty QB! RIP!

Tiki Barber relic. I don't own a ton of Barber hits so any I get in is always a nice add.

Plax. If only he hadn't had the leg incident, that 2009 Giants team could have repeated as champs.

Always like a cool patch card.

Jesse Palmer is another one of those Giants draft picks that was supposed to be the future of the organization. NOt so much.

Another nice Webb swatch, this time a patch one.

Don't get in his way! Brandon Jacobs could run over anyone.

My first relic card of Super Bowl hero Kevin Boss. Many forget about his momentum changing catch.

Ike Hilliard relic. I don't have a lot of Hilliard either, really need to get his auto at some point.

Thanks again to my buddy Wes for the mail day. Hope to post the rest soon.

Thoughts on my mail day welcomed in comment.

Random Cardboard Of The Day:1997-1998 Ex2001 Michael Finley


Saturday, February 5, 2022

Going Back To The Sandlot

*sits down, tries not to look out the window at the foot of new snow that just fell. takes a sip of freshly brewed coffee and thinks of spring and baseball*

I am not one for sports movies. It's usually the same storyline, some team or player down on their luck, goes through a lot of stuff then makes a heroic comeback. For me, it's a tiring cycle that almost similar to watching a movie remake.

So, when someone asks me what some of my favorite sports movies are, my list is very, very short. It's so short that it's only five movies.
  1. Little Giants. This is my favorite sports movie. Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill, Giants beating Cowboys and some kid farting. It is great.
  2. Caddyshack. Chevy Chase, Bill Murray and Rodney Dangerfield..yes!!! The second movie was lacking.
  3. Invincible. Yes, it's based on a true story. But, how many of us get a shot at the NFL without going through college or having any experience other than bartending?
  4. Happy Gilmore. I have never been a huge fan of Sandler, but when I watched this the first time, I cried to tears full of laughter. Other than Grownups and Grownups 2, this is my favorite Sandler film.
  5. The Sandlot. A Beast, kids playing baseball with friends like I used to, a relatable film to my youth and nostalgia.
I don't own a lot of cards relating to any of these movies other than some Chevy Chase cards, but I did recently add a Patrick Renna auto I showed off from The Sandlot and now I have another thanks to Wes.

*takes a sip before moving onto the card*

In 2018, Leaf Pop Century came out with a quad signature featuring actors from The Sandlot.
It's missing the lead character in Scotty Smalls, but has some of the other characters in Squints, Yeah-Yeah, Tommy Repeat Timmons and Timmy Timmons.

This autograph is numbered to 20.

What a cool piece to my collection thanks to Wes. Now I hope to land a Scotty Smalls, Benny Rodriguez and Wendy Peffercorn to complete my set. 

Thanks again to Wes for this cool card.

*takes a sip before finishing up today's post*

 I should look into adding other cards from these movies into my collection. I have been needing a Vince Papale rookie, have been staring at a Ed O'Neill auto, and some movie theater lobby cards from Caddyshack. Someday maybe I will accomplish some of these.

In the meantime, I will enjoy what I have already got.

In comments today, tell me your favorite sports movies. Also, thoughts on my latest addition are welcomed too. 

I hope everyone has a great Saturday.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

Random Cardboard:2020 Origins Patch Autograph Joe Burrow

Friday, February 4, 2022

The Grady Chronicles: Junior Ending

We have sadly hit the finale of my Grady mail day today. So I ended it out with some Ken Griffey Jr if that's okay with you?

How about this silver Optic Mythical. It's quite Mythical isn't it?

One of my least favorite inserts of my favorite baseball player.

Can't believe I didn't already have this....

I WANTED THIS!!! So glad to have it now.

Prizm Old School base inserts and Red, White, Blue.

And the final cards of this mail day, well that I am showing off, is a Prizm base and a Green Prizm Parallel.

I was very happy to find these Juniors in the boxes especially the shiny ones.

Thanks again Grady for another excellent treasure dig. I appreciate all that you do for me and have done.

Thoughts on my Grady mail day overall welcomed in comments!