Friday, January 3, 2020

2019 Deleted Scenes

Shoebox Legends started a cool blog around idea of "Deleted Scenes", scans that have been sitting in a scan folder and never used. I had over a dozen images saved in my scan folder, images I had planned to post on the blog or add to TCDB in 2019. Many of these came from previous COMC orders. Here we go, in chronological order of release.

1985 Prism Jewel Julius Erving
This one was a huge find. It was on COMC at $19 WTF? The same day I purchased this one on COMC, somebody paid $67 for one on eBay. 

1987-88 Compeonata Converse Merchante (Spain) Larry Bird and Magig Jhonson
Johnson’s name was not misspelled just on the front, but the back too. At least the printers were consistent. 

1994 Finest Peel Sample Edgar Martinez
These were sent with boxes of 1994 Finest Baseball to card shops so they could show their customers how the peel-off film worked. Seems self-explanatory. The card is a bit sturdier than the base 1994 Finest cards because they were meant to be used as a display. Unfortunately the peel-off film was not attached.

2008 Rafo Wrestling Keceri WWE sticker Yakozuna
Yakozuna, real name Rodney Anoa’i, was never a sumo wrestler but I really liked the image. The set is a neat WWF set, they have both photos and animated cartoon cards. I may pick up a couple more cards (Stone Cold, Undertaker, Macho Man, Hulk Hogan)

Some 2016 CJ Prosise cards
He hasn’t panned out as much as hoped, 4 seasons in Seattle and 4 season ending injuries.

2016 Immaculate Kyle Seager button card
This is my first button card. A bummer that it is obvious that all of the logos/names have been removed so the card seems a bit bland.

2018 Black Panther Vibranium Shuri
I have a crush on Letitia Wright and she was awesome as Shuri in Black Panther so any time I can get a metal card of Shuri I am getting that card. I’ve got a couple of Shuri relic cards too.

2018 Leaf Pop Century Signatures Rose McIver
iZombie is a great show that I enjoyed, the series ended this past August after 5 seasons, and Rose McIver is such a cutie. I was not going to let this card get past me.

2019 Leaf Best of Baseball Proof Ken Girffey Jr.
This is one of those cards that Leaf sells through their eBay store and is similar to Topps Vault. The card is blank back and encased.

2019 Upper Deck Marvel Premier Color Box Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange is a cool character and I really like the shadow box cards. It is 4 layers with the top level being the character in full color and then the lower layers showing the character in cyan, magenta and yellow.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Welcome To 2020

Well I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year’s Eve; I spent my evening organizing my collection. I have a drawer that is a card collect-all. Whenever I receive cards, they go in to the drawer until I have time to go through them. To let you know how bad my collect-all drawer was, I had cards from my COMC Spring sale still sitting in there. Yes, I was that far behind.

Last night I got through most of the cards, there is still a Monsters from Hell Kickstarter set that I need to go through and a handful of NBA cards and then I will be all caught up. Today’s card comes from the drawer. 
Today is the NHL’s Winter Classic so let's go with one of the few NHL cards in my collection, a 2012-13 Panini Limited Net Assets.

The back of the card talks about the 2011 NHL All-Star Skills Competition and the net is described as “event used” so I figured the net was probably from the competition, which is fine.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

I hope the upcoming year brings health and happiness for you and your family.

I will end the year with a card that I got during the COMC Spring Cleaning sale. It is my third laundry tag, but first one from basketball. The X-Man has always been one of my favorites, playing for both the Suns and the Sonics, so I was excited to pick this one up.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

One Step Closer

I am one card closer to completing my 2013 Topps Chrome Marhawn Lynch rainbow. Beastmode returned to Seattle and like a Festivus miracle, this red parallel #/25 card shows up in my saved search on eBay. I clicked the BIN button quicker than Santa sliding down the chimney. I overpaid for this card, but in the 3 years I have been working on this rainbow I have seen the red parallel show up twice and both times is was part of a complete rainbow for sale. I didn’t want to miss out. I am down to just needing the gold parallel.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas To All And Happy Hanukah

Merry Christmas to all and Happy Hanukah 

Here are the goodies that came in my 2019 Attic Krampus Part 2 pack. Three metal cards; #1 Jaime Hitchcock, #2 Lindsey Greyling and #3 Kevin P West.

The sketch card is from Jaime Hitchcock, I love this one.

I had actually forgotten, but I did have a Christmas card I could have posted, this Cameron Johnson Christmas sweater that I picked up shortly after 2019-20 Hoops Holiday was released.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Countdown 'til Christmas Krampus Style Part 2

Last year I supported the 2018 Krampus set by Attic Card on Kickstarter, this year they did a smaller set and was only a 31-day support period and I supported them again and I just received the cards. I was a little bummed because I didn’t have anything to post on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day like I have in the past. I didn’t have anything with a holiday vibe until I got my 2019 Krampus Part 2 pack.

If you aren’t up on your European folklore, Krampus is punisher of bad children. He travels around punishing bad children by some severe measures like spanking, chaining them up, eating them or tossing them in a sack. In some tales he travels with good ole Saint Nick during the Feast of St. Nicholas. Unlike Santa and his cold milk, Krampus is offered Schnapps so he has that going for him.

I will start with the 9 base cards and tomorrow you will get to see the goodies. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Ripped Some Boxes Of 2019 Parkside Big3

I picked up an early Christmas present for myself when Parkside Cards had a sale where all their products were 50% off for 48 hours a little over a week ago. If you haven’t heard of them, they are a small card company out of California, but they have already picked up both the MLL (Major League Lacrosse), which Upper Deck had at one point, and the Big3 licenses.

I love the Big3 so when I found out I was excited and was going back and forth on buying a box, but when they had their sale, I ended up purchasing 2 boxes hoping to put together the set. After all the packs were ripped, I was 1 card short in the base set; #87 Qyntel Woods. The Big3 cards are showing up on COMC already so I will be able to pick up the missing card soon. 

The set contains 100 cards, which includes all 77 of the Big3 players, all 12 coaches plus a couple of subsets. There are 10 inserts, a relic set, and an autograph set plus 17 Rookie Buybacks. I have listed the checklists on the TCDB but I have found a couple of errors with the checklist numbering on a couple of inserts from the listing that I used so I am trying to get it all fixed.

I ended up 1 card short on the base set but got cards from 9 of the 10 inserts as well as 2 relics. The cards I wanted mostly were anything connected to Gary Payton, who is the coach of the 3 Headed Monsters, and Rashard Lewis, captain of the 3 Headed Monsters. In case you are wondering, the 3 Headed Monsters are my favorite team and I would be lying if I told you it wasn’t because of the Sonics connection.
My favorite inserts are the Nicknames and Simplicity. During some of the games players will wear nicknames jerseys, so Rashard Lewis’ jersey says “Sweet Lew” Glen Davis is “Big Baby” and so forth. I didn’t pull the Rashard Lewis Nickname card, so that goes on the Wants List.
Simplicity is self-explanatory, I just dig the cards. They are all line drawings with the player’s first name on various background colors. Again, I didn't pull Rashard Lewis.

I pulled a relic in each box, Reggie Evans and Will McDonald. The Evans card is among the top patches that I have ever pulled. So a really cool patch from a player on my favorite team, this was a winner.