Wednesday, January 18, 2017


This card is crying out for a Caption.
Leave a caption below for this card. Please keep it free of language and clean please for our younger audience  

Mine would be....
"I totally regret using this as my dating profile now."

Monday, January 16, 2017

2016 Joey Bosa Autograph Winner!

Yes!!!!!!!!!! The mighty Cowboys fell this weekend so that means two things, one, a celebration, two, a contest winner.

So let's celebrate and celebrate a contest winner for this Joey Bosa.

Here was the closest guess to the back numbering of the Bill Mueller card.
Steve Wright January 13, 2017 at 10:34 PM
2399 and thanks for the chance!
Card back
Congrats to Steve Wright on winning the Bosa. Please email me at within the next 48 hours to claim or it will be re-given away. Please give a shout out to myself and Panini upon arrival so I can continue to do giveaways like this.

Stay tuned for a "I hope Patriots Lose" giveaway in my Contenders football break by weeks end!! Thanks to all that entered!

BASEically Awesome Part 1:2012 Gridiron Football

This new segment, I take a glance at base cards from a variety of sports and products and look at some of my favorite images of each. Yes, I am a collector who still cares about base cards so deal with it.

Today I kick off this new segment with a great one. I take a look at 2012 Gridiron Football. A product that wasn't really easy to narrow down some of my favorite images from as it was loaded, so I found these five images that were the most accessible to grab from my collection that way other images from the set won't be jealous I left them out.

Gridiron is the first and one of the very few that Panini took a lot of effort in amazing choosing images for. It's too bad the product was a one year and done one.

So let's take a gander.

This is probably my favorite image of this group. I hope the fans involved in this image with Jamaal got themselves a copy. They made it onto a football card for just being at a game!

Matty Ice running an audible and most likely looking Julio's way.

No butt fumble here. Straight up TD. Jets a flyin!

Brees is a tough guy who fights for extra yards when he can and I still think one of the more underrated throwers in the game. Guy puts up incredible record breaking numbers every year with a bunch of no name WR's. He turns them into stars.

And Larry Fitz, boy we will miss him making plays like this attempt to break free from a wannabe tackler.

Sadly these are just a tip of the iceberg of images in this product. I could have posted every card, but 200 images is a lot to post. Though I am sure you guys would have enjoyed every one of them.

Which one of the above images are your favorite? If you know this product well or wanna spend a few minutes looking up the images online, which card overall in the set is your top notch favorite? Let me know in comments!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

REVIEW:2016-2017 Totally Certified Basketball Box 2+GIVEAWAY!

Yesterday I posted my first box break of this product and it was a tough one to swallow.

Was 2 any better, well, read on!

Unlike yesterday's box, I actually pulled a top tier rookie in this box. If not the top. Good start because this was actually out of pack 1.

My parallels were much better than the last box pulling a variety of them.The Capela is /199, the Clarkson is /99 and the Howard is /60. Not to mention this

Camo /25.All look really sharp!

Some inserts including Dirk.


Anytime you pull a Kobe insert, you win.

And the jersey card hits,despite being single color swatches again, this time are Totally Certified Materials and both /99 blue parallels.

And my autograph is of  the 10th overall pick in the 2016 draft by the Milwaukee Bucks and a parallel /99. His auto could use some work.

Overall, I would be lying if I didn't think the second box blew the first one out of the water. I guess it shows the parity of every break. You just don't know which of the two boxes you will land. Well, I usually do. The first one is usually what I get for my own personal breaks. That's simply just my luck.

Now time for the giveaway!

There will be two winners, one will win this

The other will win this,

In order to enter, you must guess the numbering out of /25 for this card

AND follow these rules
  1. Make sure you thank Panini America for this review box and check out their site for products like this one and others. Also thank Tracy Hackler and give him a Twitter follow too!
  2. ***VERY IMPORTANT***MUST BE A U.S. RESIDENT to enter or have a shipping address in the U.S. Shipping costs have gone haywire and I can't afford to ship everywhere.This is always hard to do as I appreciate all readers but I hope you all understand non-U.S. readers.
  3. Card may be shipped PWE. I like to forewarn on this.
  5. Also leave me a comment telling me the card numbering /25 for the Nik Stauskas above
  6. Must do BOTH 5 and 6 to be entered or entry will be null.
  7. The ones who guess the right number or are closest without going over will be entered in the giveaways.
  8. Sport Card Collectors or it's owner (person who runs the blog), WILL NOT be held responsible for lost, stolen or damaged mail. Sorry had to add this in since someone tried to scam me once about this.
  9. Contest starts today, ends on January 22nd 2017. Winner will be announced in a separate post on January 23rd 2017.
  10. Don't forget to thank the above sponsor of this contest and I won't mind a thank you as well :) 
Good luck to those that enter!!

Sunday's With Rodney:1991 Hoby SEC Stars

Sunday's With Rodney returns as I take a look at some of the newer pickups for my Rodney Hampton master collection. Some are really cool. Some are rare and some are ones I haven't ever heard of before.

That's where today's card comes into play.

1991 Hoby's Stars of the Southeastern Conference football card set contained 396 cards. Each institution in the SEC was represented by 36 prominent past players including my guy Rodney from Georgia.

The card is a little bland in terms of design and the picture usage is a bit rough, but it's fun to find the tough oddballs when you can. Especially for under $2 shipped.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

REVIEW:2016-2017 Totally Certified Basketball Box 1

Many of us 90's collectors will remember the Totally Certified brand and how excited we were when Panini announced they were bringing it back.

Well, it back again for another year on the hard-court.

How did my break go in Box 1 review and my thoughts, well, read on!

In every box of 2016-2017 Totally Certified basketball, you will find 8 packs with 5 cards per pack. There should be 1 autograph and 2 memorabilia cards to find per box. Panini has played with the amount of hits per box, packs, etc for years now trying to figure out what's best. I actually liked the one-hit-per-pack deal on these. Boxes this year run you around $80.

The base cards look great. They are silver and embossed with a squiggly background design.The base set is 140 cards deep featuring players also on their new teams. 100 of those will be star players while

40 are rookies. I think you will find about one rookie per pack on average making it not easy to land top stars with only 6-8 per box.
This years parallel cards look absolutely stunning. Not sure how many of you saw have seen a Fleer Metal PMG with the reflective shine it gives, but these do the same. Probably the best mirrors they have ever put in the product.
Mine above are red #d to 199, but you can also find Blue #/99, Orange #/60, Camo #/25, Gold #/10, Green #/5, and Holo Blue 1/1.

Staying with the product layout, Franchise Foundations are also embossed and have parallels.I pulled a blue of Leonard and red of Butler. There is also, Orange #/60, Camo #/25, Gold #/10, Green #/5, Holo and Blue 1/1.

Once again, Energizers and Return To Sender stay true to the overall product. They are embossed and have Red #/199, Blue #/99, Orange #/60, Camo #/25, Gold #/10, Green #/5, and Holo Blue 1/1 parallels. I really liked finding the John Starks one and Energizers looks really cool.

2016-17 Panini Totally Certified Basketball 

Up next, Calling Cards featuring players and their most known "calling card" in the league. These also have parallels of Mirror #d to 25.
Time for the hits. 

Fabric Of The Game is a staple throughout the Certified brand name. The rookie and veteran designs are different. This is what you will find with the rookie and

this is what you will find with the veteran. Panini has played with the design of Fabric Of The Game over the years as well. I tend to like the words written out with the embedded fabric. These designs aren't bad as they all look good on this surface.
And my autograph hit from the box, a Rookie Roll Call autograph. Another standby autograph set in Totally Certified. These are signed on-card. It's just too bad it's of a player assigned by the Magic to NBA development league and not even a guy currently in the NBA.
Other hits not found in my box are, Draft Day Ink Set, Representatives Autographs Set, Rookie Autographs Set, Signed, Sealed, Delivered and Totally Certified Materials Set. All materials have prime parallels which I bet look really good on this design. 
Overall, my box was a bit of a tough one. I didn't pull any top tier rookies, my hits were a little below par. I only found 4 parallels which were higher numbered ones.  

If just based on design, the product is a winner. However, this box wasn't.

Tomorrow Box 2 will be posted. Will it be better than Box 1, well, come back to see. There will be a giveaway too.

By the way, make sure you thank Panini America for this review box and check out their site for products like this one and others. Also thank Tracy Hackler and give him a Twitter follow too!

Mail Day Saturday: Very Psyched, Another One Down!

Thanks to my buddy over at 90's Niche Football Card Blog I have finally knocked another one off of my needs for my Psych autograph set from seasons 5-8 and he also helps bring back the exciting return of Mail Day Saturday.

Nestor Carbonell guest starred as Declan Rand who was a criminal profiler.
Nestor also played in Lost and was the Mayor in The Dark Knight movie series. He is currently on Bates Motel TV series.
I should also note that this card is a variation with the symbol he drew on it. Added bonus!
With this addition and others on the way, I currently sit only 2 away from completing this set with a few more updates to post on here. That's quite a milestone for me if I can finish this up. However, two of the final ones won't be too cheap ($35-$50 range) to complete it.