Monday, February 27, 2017

Even More Recent Pickups!!

It's basically been nothing but Ebay purchases this year so far, besides old school box breaks as I've done a pretty good job staying away from buying new boxes. Here's what I've gotten in the last week!

13-14 Gold Standard Anfernee Hardaway Superscribe Autograph (#41/50)

Gold Standard is one of my favorite Panini products in basketball and combined with an on card auto of Penny...can't go wrong here!

13-14 Panini Prizm Giannis Antetokounpo Rookie Card PSA 10

"The Greek Freak" has definitely had a breakout year this year and I had to own one of his more popular rookie cards. Since this is basically his version of a Topps Chrome Rookie Card I had to get. Getting it as a gem mint 10 isn't too shabby.

16-17 Panini Prizm Gold Prizm Russell Westbrook BGS 9.5 (#9/10)

4th different Gold Prizm of Russ in my collection

89-90 Fleer Michael Jordan PSA 9

It's a simple base card but I still love it. Used to own it during my first stint in collecting but now own a graded copy

97-98 Topps Rock Stars Michael Jordan

Another card I used to own and when I got back into collecting just had to get back because it's one of my favorite 90's inserts ever made. Love the die cut design of this card

96-97 Topps Finest Michael Jordan Rare BGS 9

No peel, but I've never cared about that much. I'm a sucker for Gold bordered Finest Card and couldn't pass up this MJ!

92-93 Topps Stadium Club Beam Team Michael Jordan BGS 9

One of the most iconic insert sets of the 90's, I owned this card once upon a time too, this time though I went for a graded version. Classic card.

and last but not least, the best card of the bunch

95-96 Flair Hot Numbers Michael Jordan BGS 9.5

Just an UNBELIEVABLE looking card and shoots up to the top as my favorite Jordan insert in my collection. The 9.5 grade just adds to the greatness. Costs a pretty penny but well worth it!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

More Maildays!

Here's the last part of the last couple of weeks of Maildays I've received.

2016 Donruss Optic Braxton Miller Autograph RC (#8/150)

One of my redemptions I pulled during my 4 box break of Optic. Just the regular regular card version

2016 Donruss Optic Kenneth Dixon Autograph Holo RC (#84/99)

The 2nd of the two redemptions I was waiting for, this time the Holo version numbered to 99. Honestly, the auto looks beyond terrible on this card.

2016 Donruss Optic Ezekiel Elliott Pink Holo RC

You know me and Prizm Parallels. These were inserted into retail only configurations of Optic. Hope to pick up more colors in the future!

97 Fleer Ultra Hitting Machines Ken Griffey Jr

Die Cut Late 90's insert of my favorite baseball player of all time? Yup..sign me up! Great looking card!

2016 Topps WWE Undisputed Autographs Sting (#94/99)

I've said in the past I'm a HUGE wrestling fan, dating back about 28 years now so every once in a blue moon, I like to add a wrestling card to my collection here and there. This is my first autograph of "The Icon" Sting, who was the face of WCW for so many years. Love that it's on card as well.

and now the better cards of the maildays!

2016 Crown Royale Silhouettes Dak Prescott Auto Jersey (#152/199)

Here's what I like about this card, it's got a nice on card autograph and it didn't break the bank. I paid a little over $100 for it and I really love the design. It's my first and only autograph Dak in my collection right now.

2016 Donruss Optic Ezekiel Elliott Blue Holo Autograph RC (#43/75)

I NEEDED this card when I saw it because I love how the blue parallel fits with the Cowboys colors. I actually bought the redemption a few weeks ago and it came in last Monday. Big Bold On Card Auto, just a great looking card. I don't have a lot of Zekes...but this is by far my favorite one.

14-15 Select Russell Westbrook Emerald Prizm (#4/5)

I tend to focus on Gold Prizm, but  I saw this Emerald Prizm numbered to 5 of Russ and had to grab it. Looks very awesome in person!

06-07 UD Reflections Mirror Images Michael Jordan/LeBron James Dual Patch (#4/50)

Oh man...this card is BEAUTIFUL. The scan doesn't do it enough justice. The MJ patch is from the 96 All Star Game in San Antonio which were one of my FAVORITE All Star jerseys of all time (I still have a Penny replica one in storage somewhere). That alone makes the card worth it. The LeBron patch is plain and boring but the overall look of the card and MJ Patch definitely more than makes up for it. I'd probably say this is a top 3 card in my collection now just behind the Tom Brady Autograph and Kobe Finest Gold Refractor Rookie.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Recent Pickups!

So thanks to the sale of my Kevin Durant Thunder Gamer I had a little bit of money to play with and was able to pick up a ton of nice stuff to beef up my card collection. I showed off my Brady on Monday but for the rest of the goods I'm splitting this up into two posts as not everything has come in yet, but here's what I got so far!

97-98 Skybox Premium Golden Touch Anfernee Hardaway

I love 90's inserts more and more by the day and this card is simply AWESOME. Love the design and of course the player.

1997 SPX Kobe Bryant

Nothing fancy here, but I love SPX and the 97 design is awesome. It's not technically a rookie card because of the way it was issued as a single year product, but it's still a great looking Kobe card!

98-99 UD Black Diamond Double Diamond RC Dirk Nowitzki (955/2500) PSA 9

To me Dirk Nowitzki is one of the most underappreciated players in NBA History. He gets overlooked by many, but he's definitely one of the best players and the best European player to ever play the game. Black Diamond has some slick looking rookie cards and this is not exception. It's serial numbered to 2500 copies (which was a LOW number at the time lol) and is also graded PSA 9 to boot. Definitely had to add this to my collection as the price was too good to pass up.

13-14 Elite Status Die Cut Gold Russell Westbrook (#22/24)

When I bought 5 boxes of this back in November, the Gold Status Die Cuts really stood out to me. I pulled Melo and Paul George. When I saw the Russ, there was no way I was going to let it slip past me.

98-99 E-X Century Dunk'N Go-Nuts Shaquille O'Neal

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS INSERT SET. I know it's hokey but I don't care, it's one of my favorite insert sets of all time. I used to own the Penny (and I miss it very much) and I'll get that back one day, but for now, I'll settle for the Shaq. Such a cool looking card. The 90's ruled so much

15-16 Flawless Patches Vince Carter (#8/10)

I was just drawn to this card. Vince is a favorite of mine and I typically don't buy memorabilia cards of guys I have game used jerseys of (I have a Vince Game Used Raptors jersey) but I just really liked the patch on this card and since it represents his current team, the Grizzlies, I decided to win it. Numbered to only 10 copies to boot!

13-14 Flawless Patches James Harden (#4/15)

Harden's having a hell of a season and is neck and neck with Russell Westbrook for MVP Honors. Another cool looking Flawless Patch that I had to have.

15-16 Select Gold Prizms Russell Westbrook (#10/10)

Don't really care about the Raw Grade, I bought it because it's A GOLD PRIZM OF RUSSELL WESTBROOK. Anytime I see Gold Prizm of Russ, I'm making at a run at it. It goes nice with my 15-16 Gold Prizm I have of too.

15-16 Immaculate Collection Jersey Numbers Patch LeBron James (#8/24)

Do I even need a reason why I wanted this card so bad? Giant friggin Patch!!

97-98 Skybox Premium Competitive Advantage Michael Jordan BGS 9.5

So yeah, I decided to splurge on a couple of 90's MJ's and yes they cost a pretty penny but they are TOTALLY worth it. Look at this beauty....such a great great card. Graded BGS 9.5 to boot. If I ever have extra money, I do my best to look for some Jordan's to enhance my collection.

93-94 Fleer Ultra Scoring Kings Michael Jordan BGS 8.5

This card has been alluding me for YEARS. I've ALWAYS wanted it and NEVER owned one..until now. I think I overpaid a tad, but hey sometimes you gotta do that with a card you want. Another one of my all time favorite cards made. The design is so great especially for a card made in the early 90's. How can't you not love this card???

So yeah..I think I did pretty good! I've got a few more pickups to show off but I'll save them for later this week!

Monday, February 6, 2017

A Very Brady Mailday!

Last night's Super Bowl was without a shadow of the doubt the most amazing performance in any sport that I've ever seen in my lifetime. Just the whole context of it...the player...the team...the game...even today, almost 24 hours removed I still can't put into words what Tom Brady was able to accomplish. You can hate the guy and the team all you want but you gotta respect him and in my opinion it solidified him as the greatest QB of all time (I know people are sick of hearing it, but to me it's 100% true). Anyways, a Tom Brady auto has eluded me since my first go around in collecting. Even before this, Brady autos have always been SUPER expensive. I sold off my Kevin Durant Thunder Game Used Jersey a couple of weeks ago (because I can't stand the guy anymore, but that's a story for another day) so after paying off some bills, I had some extra cash leftover to build up my card collection. One thing I knew I wasn't going to do was blow it on modern day boxes. Those days will be few and far between from now on. Nope, I was going to go strictly the Ebay route and get some nice singles and one thing I zeroed in on was a Tom Brady Autograph. Not just any Brady on card auto and he must be shown as a Patriot so no sticker autos nor no college autos. It didn't take me too long to find one I absolutely had to have. The auction ended Thursday and I actually won it for $100 less than my max bid as I didn't want to take any chances with it. In what was super perfect timing it came in today. Without further's my newest addition to my collection

What a BEAUTIFUL card. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. Honestly the scan in the auction didn't do this card justice at alllll because it's MUCH nicer in hand. A clean crisp on card auto, a nice slick design, and numbered to 25 copies this was EXACTLY what I was looking for. No doubt about it, this card has just become my #1 card in my collection. Seeing what Brady did last night made that much more excited to get it in. Such a stunner. I've got a ton more goodies that I'll be sharing later in the week, but I had to start with this big gun first!