Saturday, April 30, 2022

Burbank Pickups Of The Month:April 2022 Edition


My latest mail day from Burbank Sportcards Beckett Marketplace took me on a trip to the 90's.

I will always take that trip 100% of the time and wished it was a real-life trip.

A 90's insert trip works for now though.

It's amazing how I am lead to certain inserts or products. I don't specifically look up these inserts, they just happen to find me. If I think they are cool, I will add them to the card.

Just like these 1999 E-X Century E-Xtrodinary inserts that fell 1:9 packs. The design reminds me of the bubble insert that Topps used in its Bowman inserts. This one has more of a lenticular feel to it than those did.

There wasn't a huge selection of players but I did grab one of each they had available.



I know what you are thinking and I agree, they just don't make them like they used to. Today's inserts are way too plain. If these existed today they would be considered case hits which are the only cool inserts made now-a-days.

The next round of cards I actually needed for my set chase, but I was once again led to them as I forgot I had started this set chase.

Rookie Rising fell 1:11 packs back in 1997 Zenith, the last year of the awesome product of the 90's.

I found four I needed for my set including a Giants one I didn't know existed in the set,


(awesome)


And that does it for this part of the mail day. There are other cards in this mail day but they will be apart of Kerry's, Eli's Cardboard segments.

Have a great day and comments welcomed on these cards below!

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Friday, April 29, 2022

Got It Right

A couple of months ago there was the NFL Draft.

There was a lot of speculation leading up to the draft on what the Giants would do with so many glaring holes and two top 10 picks.

The last few years underneath Dave Gettleman, the Giants never actually drafted needs and it has led to a roster full of needs. 

Two of the biggest glaring spots on the roster is on the offensive line and pass rush. It has been a spot of needs since the Giants won their last Super Bowl.

Last night, the new regime under Joe Schoen did exactly what they have been needing to do. Fill holes on the team. Who would have thought that was such a thing?
With their first pick, the 5th pick of the draft, they grabbed pass rusher extraordinaire Kayvon Thibodeaux. I was happy to see I had a card of him to post for today.

Big Blue then went on to grab dominating OT Evan Neal with their next pick, two picks later. Rumor had it the Giants were up to trading that pick but either that was a smokescreen, or they never got a big offer for it.

Either way, I am stoked with their draft last night. I look forward to what they do for the rest of the draft.

The only unfun part for a draft like this for my team is the lack of fun offensive players to chase for cards, but maybe they will grab a WR still and that will be my main focus. I do hope to add some more cards of the Top 2 picks for the Gmen and maybe an autograph of each but I don't plan on over chasing them.

So far, I give them an A++ start to this draft and hope it continues. There are so many needs.

In comments today, let me know how your team did in the draft?

Breakin' Wax:2021 Playbook Football Mega Box

Every week when I go to Walmart, there is no shortage of finding cards anymore.

Between the prices and the overflow, there is always something to buy.

The only problem is, these products don't come with a "don't buy me" warning.

For example today's box. It's a overpriced retail box that didn't quite provide much, check it out here,

Every mega box of 2021 Playoff football comes with 4 packs of 5 cards. Each box has an autograph or memorabilia card and each box is $50.

The base cards are kinda bland with a little action photography. They mainly focus on the player.

Here were the rookies I pulled in this break. Harris was the best one but the one I was most excited about was the Quincy Roche rookie which was my first Giants card of his.

Each box also guarantees two bronze parallels, here were mine.

I believe one of these parallels are per box as well. These look amazing, just wished I had pulled a Giants one. I may need to track one down.

Next up were my insert pulls,


(nice Fields!)

The insert designs for this product were kinda lame. Felt like filler cards or subset cards to me.

Now onto what you money banks on in this break. The hit....
Memorabilia card of Derrick Henry. Nothing too special, great player, but definitely not worth the $50 price tag.

Overall, this box was awful. I have seen this on the shelves a few times now at Walmart and left it. I don't plan on going back for another round at all.

Thoughts on this break welcomed in comments.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Not My Usual Pickup

There are just some teams I simply don't like.

Most of those teams involve either players I don't care for or I simply don't like the team in general. I may not always have a reason for the hate either.

Most of the teams I don't like include New England teams. You know, Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, and Patriots I have pure hatred for and hope they lose every game. There are other teams out there though I just can't stand for one reason or another that I will never root for. 

On that list is a popular team among the blogosphere and Twitter in the Dodgers. Sorry Night Owl Cards and others, I just don't like your team.

Most of the time you won't see me add to my collection from those teams but sometimes I make exceptions. Especially for a unique card.

I have always been into unique relic cards, the kind of relics you don't see every day. Pants, Gloves, Football, Shoes and today's, baseball. I don't think I own a single baseball swatch in my collection so that changed recently when I picked one up.

We will just ignore the fact it has a Dodger on it. Though Brown was an awful overpaid Yankee pitcher at one point.

I thought this card was unique the second I discovered it on eBay. The swatch alone with the word baseball on it had me.

Here is a closer look at the swatch. It's also dirty so you know it was game used.

 
However, there was no guarantee that Brown used the ball. It was just the fact that the Dodgers had used the ball at one point in the 2001 season.

Still cool regardless.

Thoughts on today's addition and whether you own a card with a baseball swatch is welcomed in comments. I will accept comments from any team's fans, though some of you may despise me now.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Riding The Rookie Wave

Randomly inserted in packs of 2021 Playoff, was the Rookie Wave insert line.

As soon as I saw one of the cards, I had to see if a Giant existed on the checklist because I was hooked on the design.

On the checklist was Giants rookie WR Kadarius Toney. I knew I had to have it, so just like that I went and got myself a copy. The theme of the card along with the actual wave makes this card attractive to me.

When I found out the card also had parallels, that's when my next chase began. I told myself early on in my chase I wasn't going to do the whole rainbow look as it would probably be expensive to do so, but I did tell myself to chase as many as I can.

So I did.
Silver

Purple

Red

Blue

Pink

Die Cut

All together at this point.

There is also a Gold /10 my buddy @90sNicheFBcard nicely grabbed for me that I will get at some point.

So all that remains is the Touchdown parallel 1/1. I didn't expect to get this close to the rainbow but now that I am there, I have to finish it right?

Thoughts on my chase, the design and if you have build any rainbows recently welcomed in comments.

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Eli's Cardboard:2008 Upper Deck Football Heroes Jersey Card

They don't make jersey cards like they used to.

Most of today's jersey cards, specifically for football, are not game used anymore. Heck, most have no specifics at all.

They have become lame to even add to your collection anymore. It's sort of like a filler card at this point.

That's why I enjoy snagging older jersey cards while they were still game worn, especially when they are cheap.

Today's Eli Manning game used jersey card costed me a whole $3.25 plus .73 shipping. For less than $5, I grabbed a swatch of game worn material from Eli Manning.
The design of these cards are not bad either.

 
Back of the card with the game used guarantee.

In comments today, let me hear about your thoughts on relic cards from today.

Have a great Tuesday.

Monday, April 25, 2022

Bear With Me

I hope you all can bear with me.

I am still in the middle of the road when it comes to blogging.

After losing all of my posts on here, I was finally able to recover them after 100 tries of doing so. Along with doing that, I felt it was only right to "fix" this blog back to its normal state including going back to Sport Card Collectors. I loved the new name I chose, but when the link to this blog is sportcardcollectors.blogspot.com it didn't seem fitting to have a new game go with that. 

Along with importing all of my posts, I also created new posts to fill in the days I missed. Yes, they were filler posts but my streak of never missing a day continues even though I may have cheated some to continue it. I guess I can still blame it on blogger with the issues it presented me this month as a reason for it technically ending.....or not ending.

So, it continues. Take that blogger!

Now with this blog slowly becoming what it once was, even though I did lose 14 thousand comments that will never come back from that glitch as well, I plan on giving this one another go for now. Does this mean it will stay? I don't know. Does it mean Cards Over Coffee is over? I don't know that either. Does this mean I will blog on both? Have no clue. I am more indecisive than my wife choosing a restaurant to eat at.

For now, I am just going to take everything the way it is and enjoy the ride.

But, I do ask that you bear with me while I do this.

Also, those of you who sent me mail days and are waiting for a thank you, bear with me on that as well.

To catch up on one of those due my expression of gratitude and not just ramble on post today, here is a mail day I got from @tonyaces in the past month.

Once again, he did one of his mystery trades where he will send you a card of your choosing and you return something of mystery to him. My card of choosing was this 2021 Bowman Ascensions of Jasson Dominguez. It was a new card for my PC.

Along with that card, he also sent some others he thought I would be interested in. Which I definitely was!

Andrew Thomas Optic Green Lazer

Rookie Of The Year Contenders Daniel Jones

And a Topps Chrome Sapphire of Aaron Judge. What a great looking card for my Judge PC.

Thanks again to @tonyaces for the trade.

This week there will be a new post on this blog every day to see if I can get the flow going on here again. I can't make any promises if this blog will continue or what blog will. All I hope is that you all can bear with me.

Have a great Monday.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

NEW SEGMENT ON CARDS OVER COFFEE!

 A new fun segment kicked off today on Cards Over Coffee, if you don't follow or read that blog or have it on your blogroll, you should.

Here is that new segment, join in on the fun just by clicking on the words below!

Would You Rather? Rookie Edition

WINNER OF THE BCW MODULAR SORTING TRAY

Well, this was a bit of a disappointing turnout for a contest with only 9 entrants.

I am hoping other contests down the road will have a better turnout.

But, I still need a winner and here we go!

There were 9 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

  1. JaybirdOSU
  2. The-Kaiser
  3. EJVILLANUEVA
  4. bbcardz
  5. William Carter
  6. Sphife904
  7. Jafronius
  8. RJ Sahl
  9. @ZacknPhilly

IP: 2001:5b0:2c0b:f388:998:3f1b:f242:a5ea
Timestamp: 2022-04-19 11:55:59 UTC

You have randomized this list 7 times

Congrats to JaybirdOSU. Please DM on Twitter, comment on the post on Facebook, DM on Instagram or email me your address at sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com.

Thanks to those of you who entered. More contests coming up soon!

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Easter Memories

 
It's Easter. The time of year where we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ or for some, celebrate chocolate.

While I was sorting earlier this week, I tried to search for a couple of cards I can use for an Easter post. That's when I found a card of a chicken (above) and an egg (below). It didn't take me very long to think of something to post about with those two cards as memories started to flow in.

With the chicken, I was suddenly hit with the memory of my uncle going around the grocery stores clucking like the Cadbury Bunny. I assume most of you reading this today have seen those commercials for the Cadbury bunny tryouts where different animals try to stake claim as the Cadbury bunny making sounds different than their actual animal character. However, in the end of that commercial, there is only one Cadbury bunny.  Whether that be the actual Cadbury bunny or my uncle. 

I just remember how many heads he turned when we went shopping together. He would just randomly start clucking as loudly as he could like the Cadbury bunny just to get me to laugh and to make himself laugh as well while making many others worry about his state of mind.

Those were some fun times. Sadly, my uncle passed away a couple of years ago but the memories of him still live on.

Now we move onto the egg card.
 
First of all, I always found it interesting that Topps created such a card, but I also find it cool. That's probably why I paid $5 a couple years ago just to have it. I guess I created that memory as well.

Along with that new memory, the egg card also brought me back to my childhood Easters. I grew up poor, so I didn't get huge Easter baskets full of candy and toys like many of my friends got.  The one thing I would get every year were the chocolate covered marshmallow eggs that came in a carton. They were cheap, they tasted cheap, but it was a gift from them, so I enjoyed it even though I wasn't the biggest fan.

Anytime I see that package in stores, it brings me back to that time. This card actually did as well.

Before I close up today's post, I wanted to take a second out to thank Jesus for dying on the cross for me and for forgiving me for my sins.

I hope everyone has a Happy Easter, spend time with your families make some memories and if you want, comment with some of your favorite memories below. Or cluck like my uncle while you are reading this. The choice is yours.

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Just Makes You Smile

This has been a very long week in my household with a variety of bad news popping up.

I really needed a smile.

Luckily for me, my latest trade with @MaxxPower68 arrived and brightened up the week.

My interest in Allen Ginter non-sports continues to grow and a good portion of this trade brought me some new ones. Some were from Far, Far away.

Hats Off and World Leaders.

These Birds Of A Feather flocked in my mail box together.

Arboreal Appreciation. Cardboard comes from trees, seems only appropriate we celebrate trees.

 
Animals on cards, works for me.

A group of fun non sport characters.

I always thought this was such a great insert line to celebrate real heroes.

There were also some football cards along for the trip as well. Some much needed help for my 1995 Pinnacle Trophy Collection chase. These always make me smile with nostalgia.

 




(this Jeffereson is actually an Artists Proof but dufex still makes me smile)

Speaking of making me smile,
 
If this card featuring Martin Mull hugging a football happily doesn't bring you joy, then you should be checked. This was my favorite card out of the entire mail day.

Thanks again to @MaxxPower68 for the trade. I hope we can do another one soon.

I am glad this week has come to an end, just hope next week can go a little better.

I hope the rest of you have had a great week.