Friday, January 31, 2020

The Art Gallery- 2010 Breygent Classic Vintage Movie Posters Planet Of The Apes

This month’s Art Gallery display comes from Scott D.M. Simmons and is an oversized 3x5 sketch card from the 2010 Breygent Classic Vintage Movie Posters release. The subject is from the cult classic 1968 movie Planet of the Apes and isn’t a move poster but a scene late in the movie when Lucius is tying up Dr. Zaius near the cave in the Forbidden Zone.

The original 5 Planet of the Apes movies; Planet of the Apes (1968), Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), Escape the Planet of the Apes (1971), Conquer the Planet of the Apes (1972) & Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)  I find enjoyable, especially the first movie. The reboot and remake films are pretty good but they rely on CGI and I am an old-fashion actor in a rubber monkey mask type of guy.

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.