Tuesday, May 31, 2022

2021 Playoff Adds

The closest the Giants have gotten to the Playoffs in the last six years comes via Panini's Playoff football brand.

Just like with every product, I try my best to add at least one of each card to my collection. I am not a duplicate collector unless it's a specific card.

I am still missing a couple base cards from this product, hopefully will add those soon. Here is what I accumulated so far,

Daniel Jones base

Saquon Barkley Base Card

Kadarius Toney Rookie Card base.

Aaron Robinson Kickoff Parallel. I don't have many cards of Robinson.

I am missing Golladay, LT and Slayton for base. Along with many inserts and parallels.

If you have any that I missing, let me know.

Monday, May 30, 2022

Taking As Many As I Can

Do you have a card that you don't care how many copies of it you get? Your answer would surprise me if you didn't.

Other than taking in as many copies of the 1990 Score and Topps Rodney Hampton rookie cards I can, I am quite fond of anything that features the NY Giants and Super Bowl 42.

Especially a photograph that depicts the greatest play in Super Bowl history.
 
The acrobatic helmet catch has got to be the greatest catch in the history of football. If you just think about some special team guy who rarely saw a ball thrown his way, go up against a guy who should be in the Hall Of Fame and being able to keep the ball caught against his helmet with that caliber type of player pulling all he can to strip the ball and finishing the catch. 

That's incredible.

Super Bowl 42 was incredible.

Give me as many cards like this you want. I won't turn any away.

Thanks for my latest one @ShaneSalmonson.

Let me know in comments any cards you have multiple copies of and why.

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Rodney's Cardboard:Hero Deck Giants Version

I have been watching an entire deck of Hero Deck NY Giants cards (caricature playing cards) for two years in my watchlist. I just couldn't justify pulling the trigger on spending $15 getting it just for one card want. Not that having an entire team set would be a bad thing.

Instead, I waited patiently and finally, single cards started to be added and guess who showed up, you got it, Rodney.

I already previously added the Georgia Bulldogs version so adding the Giants one was needed.
Rodney is the 6 of hearts in the deck and it features a tidbit on him along with his caricature drawing.

The back features a NY Giants helmet backing.

It's a unique oddball add for only a couple bucks.

Thoughts on these types of cards welcomed in comments today. Let me know if you chase these for your collections as well.

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Engram My Way

 
Even though Evan Engram is no longer apart of the NY Giants, once a Giant, always a Giant.

I still collect cards of former Giants players as long as they are wearing blue on the card.

I think that @MashingDingers knew this as he grabbed these two cards from a stack sale and had them sent my way! The Optic is a silver Rated Rookie and the Luminance is a blue parallel /99.

Thanks again to @MashingDingers for this nice surprise in the mail!

Friday, May 27, 2022

Parking Lot Add

I know the title of today's post is a bit odd, but it's exactly what happened.

Last week, I met my father in the Walmart parking lot as he picked up a blaster box for me and also had a few extra cards to give me as well. If someone was to look at us from a distance, it may had appeared as another kind of deal. But, since I am not into any drugs, it was simply cardboard.

As he opened up the backseat door, I saw a two-row shoebox sitting there full of cards with one catching my eye. I pointed out the card and he said, "here, take it."
 
That card was this 2021 Mosaic Green parallel of Leonard Williams. My first Mosaic Giants card of the year. I really like the look of the parallels in this set.

It was an odd way to add a card to my collection, but isn't that what makes the hobby so much fun. The stories we get to tell about how we acquired certain cards?

Where is the weirdest place you added a card? Let me know in comments!

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Another Jasson!

 
After making my mistake of trading away my Dominguez PC, I have been slowly growing it back. I feel the same way about trading away my Judge one. Maybe I will work on him another time.

Thanks to @tonyaces I have added yet another Dominguez to my collection in our latest mystery trade. I will hit you back soon!

If you have any Jasson kicking around or Judge, I would be happy to trade for ones I don't have.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Non Sport RAK

 
Sometimes three cards is all it takes to make your week. Thanks to @ryandarcy22 for the three NEW non sport cards for my collection!

Thoughts on any of these three welcomed in comments below!

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Single Card Mail Day:2018 Origins Rookie Patches Saquon Barkley

I pulled off a trade on Twitter this past week with @DarkCards66 who showed off a Saquon Barkley rookie patch card I really wanted.

And before you ask, yes, I am still taking in Saquon Barkley cards despite the trade rumors. I am 50/50 on how I feel about moving him. I see his injury history, the cap space need but I also see his ceiling as well. I feel with a better offensive line maybe that 2018 Saquon will return.

Regardless, I will continue to take Saquon cards....as long as they feature him in Giants blue if he happens to be traded.
  
White patch relic from Origins. I really like the mix of team colors on this card.

I know the title says Single Card Mail Day, but @DarkCards66 also tossed in a bonus because he is a great guy, and I didn't want to leave it out of this post.
Illusions Clear Shots from 2021 Illusions.

Thanks again for the trade and the bonus @DarkCards66.

Thoughts on Saquon Barkley's possible trade or the cards today welcomed in comments!

Monday, May 23, 2022

Single Card Mail Day:2017 Elite Passing The Torch Autograph Sterling Shepard

Yesterday was another Single Card Mail Day for me. Incoming cards have been a bit slow the past couple of weeks.

Today's post comes via a RAK I got from my friend @Brent3323 who grabbed this Sterling Shepard autograph from a stack seller on Twitter.

It's a nice-looking autograph card from 2017 Elite of Passing The Torch. The only thing I question about the card is the fact that past releases with Passing The Torch used to be dual players on a card, one was a legend, and the other is a rising star that was being handed the torch. However, this was just a one player card. Guess he is getting ready to hand the torch to someone else? Especially since this is most likely was his last season with the Giants.

The autograph is /99

And features a pretty plain back.

I think with this Shepard autograph it puts me into the double digits of autographs of him.

Thanks again to my buddy Brent for sending this autograph my way.

Thoughts on Passing The Torch and today's autograph is welcomed in comments.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Rodney's Cardboard:2021 Panini XR Summit Patch /5

2021 was probably the most Hampton cards I have to chase in sometime. Especially since Painin figured out that they can make him wear a player-worn jersey.

There are 7 relics alone in Panini XR for me to chase with two being 1/1's.

My recent add from the set is the lowest numbered one I own so far, the Green /5.
The card is green in the background and features my first ever Patch swatch of Rodney.

 
Back of the card features some actual writing and not just a guarantee which is what I am always up for.

Thanks to my buddy Shane from Cheap Wax Wednesday fame for the help with this one.

All that remains to be chased now for me is both of the 1/1's. One of which is listed on eBay but at an outrageous price. So far it has dropped from $500 to $150 but I think $60 to $100 range is more fair.

Thoughts on this latest add welcomed in comments.

Saturday, May 21, 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.

Friday, May 20, 2022

The Latest Grady Box

It's like Christmas multiple times a year when I get the latest Grady Box.

Long time Facebook friend, Twitter Friend and blog reader Grady recently sent me the latest greatest mail day.

It was a Chewy box packed full of....
Blasters?

Nope. Well, empty packs but those boxes had plenty of...
 
Cards!!!!

Stay tuned as I try to figure out the best way to post all of these. I may post every card in the box as single card posts for the next few months or I may post some of it in chunks. I will have to think it over.

What mail days have arrived for you recently?

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Rest Of The Kerry's Cardboard

Just like with the Eli Mannings, I figured it was time to play catch up with Kerry Collins and my latest adds of him from Burbank Sportcards.

First up, a Topps Gold Label Premium parallel.

These are numbered to 1000. These are tougher than the amount of finding them.

 
Pacific Invincible red /150

Card back.

Topps Chrome refractor from 2001 Topps Chrome.

A year where the regular silver refractors were numbered to 999

Now a cool die-cut, Aspirations parallel /95. Sharp card especially in person. I was stoked when I saw this on Burbank

Back of the card.

One corner on this one is iffy, but these are tough finds so I will take it as is.

Premier Date parallel /138

Holographic parallel

 
Another tough one to find /75

Some great finds in my opinion for my Kerry Collins PC. I may have to update how many cards I have in that collection at some point.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

A Few More Eli's

Instead of dragging out my Eli Manning mail day from Burbank any further, especially since I have more incoming, I thought it was better to simply catch up.

 
Anytime I can grab a blue parallel of any Giants, I am game. This is a sapphire blue (I believe) parallel from 2015 Topps Chrome.

This isn't a numbered card.

Next up, a nice Score parallel.
 
I am not sure the technical name for this parallel, but it's numbered to 99 and sparkles in the light.

Back Of The Card.

Finally,  a couple of 2005 Leaf Rookies and Stars Longevity parallels.
Blue /250 (see what I mean about the blue parallels???)

 
Ruby Red /299  (side by side it's all Gmen colors)

Card back for both

Some solid pickups right here.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

CONTEST WINNER OF THE 6 PACKAGES OF BCW SUPPLIES SORTING TRAYS

 Sorry for the delay on this contest announcement. I have been way under the weather so haven't had the opportunity to do this as I caught Covid. I am still under the weather but figure I need to get this out of the way. Luckily for me, all other posts on this blog are pre-written.

Despite the delay, it was a sad turnout with only 6 in this contest. I awarded those who told me in comments an extra entry that told me they followed the other blogs.

Good luck everyone....

There were 8 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

  1. RJ Sahl
  2. Dennis
  3. bbcardz
  4. Jafronius
  5. RJ Sahl
  6. Jafronius
  7. Trevor P
  8. David

IP: 2001:5b0:2c75:d998:e1f9:920b:bf53:8492
Timestamp: 2022-05-16 12:33:04 UTC

You have randomized this list 7 times.

Congrats to RJ Sahl! Please email your address to sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com. If this prize is not claimed this time within 3 days, Dennis will be the automatic winner. If he doesn't claim within 3 days, then BBcardz and so on.

Thanks to those that entered and thanks to BCW for the contest!

Monday, May 16, 2022

Eli's Cardboard:2006 Absolute Memorabilia Team Trios

I miss the days of the Giants playing winning football, I am hoping to see that return soon.

The trio on today's card brought them plenty of wins.
Eli to Plax was an unstoppable force and throwing some Tiki in balanced out the offense. It's just too bad that Barber retired before having the chance to win that ring.

This card is /200

I picked up this card for my Eli Manning collection from Burbank Sportcards.

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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Rodney's Cardboard:1992 Starting Lineup

A couple of weeks ago I posted a 1994 Starting Lineup of Rodney and mentioned having another, well that is today. 

With today's addition, I will have two of the three Starting Lineups for Rodney with just the 1991 edition remaining. Today's addition comes via my buddy Wes who sent this bad boy and the other one over for Christmas this past year.
The 1992 Starting Lineup features a figure, card and a poster.

The back is loaded full of stars such as Steve Young, Emmitt Smith and Barry Sanders.

Thanks again to Wes for the Starting Lineup.

I will have to make sure to land the 1991 now to have all of them.

And before you ask, no, I am not opening them up. My OCD would go off the wall so it's going to stay sealed.

Thoughts on today's Rodney is welcomed in comments!

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Explain This To Me

As most of you know, I don't sell cards. 

NONE.

So, I don't know the ins and outs of selling, but my recent purchase made me question if the seller actually made any money off from the sale.

First off, I paid $1.05 for this with free shipping.
It was packed into one of these big bubblers.

With cardboard wrapped around the two larger sized cards.

Inside,
 
A 1997 Donruss Studio 8x10 base card

 
And a 1997 Donruss Studio Class Of Distinction Subset card.

I assume each one of the base cards must go for $1 right? Let's go even .50 each. So, I paid $1.05 like I said, $1 of that being alone for the cards lets say. So that leaves us with the last .05 which would be for the shipping? But, looked at how they shipped it. That had to be $3-$5 right? I know if I shipped that it would be about right. Especially going from the East to the Midwest.

Where is the profit out of this sale? Why would anyone do this form of sale?

Let me know in comments if I missed something about a card going for this cheap shipped and why would a seller do this if intentional.