In the beginning of a trade there is always a foundation you start off by and then build up more as you go. Well, I recently pulled off my very first trade with @DJSeneseiNJ and I am breaking it down over the next 3 days to show this build up. Some amazing stuff in the finale.
Today, we are starting with that foundation. It also may take me awhile to update all of my NY Giants PC numbers to match the new pickups as I will be very busy over the next few days and typed these up ahead of time.
Up first, three new Eli's for the PC along with a new Strahan. Digging the Optic shiny.
Up next, 5 new Odell's. Whether you like the guy like me or not, he is Top 3 WR in the league. You gotta at least respect the talent. Anytime I can add to that PC I will.
Speaking of shiny....groovy new Shep rookie. This guy could make a even bigger impact on the field in 2017.
My first Davis Webb cards for my PC. Could someday be leading the Gmen. Still need to find myself an autograph but glad to have at least a couple cards. Once again, I am digging the Peak Performance insert from SAGE.
Speaking of the 2017 Draft, a couple of autographs from the Giants picks. Bisnowaty was a 6th round pick but could make a huge impact on a weak oline.
And to finish it off, well, not a Giants card. However, a 90's designed card on a team I watched a ton of in the 90's, the Yankees. Charlie Hayes on-card autograph from Archives caught my eye as soon as I saw it. I also found the base tossed into the mix as well.
Overall, a great foundation but it only gets better from here. Stay tuned for tomorrow's post where I go and showcase the offensive part of the trade including a card /5!
Two months are over in this promo and two prizes have been giving away while
the other is building up big time with inserts and hits galore! That
prize will be for the one who can MLB Pick Em Champ. But, it's never too
late to join to be that as some twists and turns later in the game may
take place. So spread the word.
Anyways, I posted the picks for the first week of June earlier today.
Everyone has a clean slate for the June prize but have their points from April, May saved for the overall promo in those standings. June and beyond
earned points will be added to those.
But, with a clean slate, that means anyone can enter to win this prize pack for the month of June,
A Kellyn Acosta autograph along with BCW Toploaders and sleeves for Thick Cards along with some team set bags. Quite the prize if I say so.
There is only one way to win it however, join in on the June MLB Pick Em!
Below are the picks for this weeks MLB Pick Em challenge!
The rules are simple, pick a winner, earn a point. Pick a loser, earn nothing.
The only other rule is you must be a U.S. Resident to enter or have an address in the U.S.
You will play 4 weeks like this and person with the most right at the end of April will win a prize!
Here are this weeks games to pick winners of: STL @ Chi
Boston @ Balt
SF @ Phil
NYY @ Torn
Chi @ Det
Here are my picks for the games Chi
your picks in comments below. You will have til 6:30 pm Friday, June 2nd 2017 to enter. Any entries after that will be disqualified for this
week. If you missed Week 1, don't fret! You can enter Week 2 starting
Sunday. Even if you miss Week 2, enter Week 3. So on and so forth. I
will slot those who enter in late even Week 20 in divisions that give
them the best chance to win. Just remember even if you enter later in the contest and miss many weeks, there is still a monthly prize to win.
Standings should be updated Saturday!
Good Luck to all that enter!
MAKE IT EASIER ON ME, IF YOU CHOSE A TEAM NAME, PLEASE PLEASE PUT THAT
TEAM NAME IN COMMENTS WITH YOUR PICKS!!!!!!!! THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK!!
Here are the standings for the month of June. At the end of the
month, these totals will be added to the overall standings that you can
These standings here are for the monthly prize, the other standings are
for the overall prize pack at the end that will be epic.
are welcomed to join in at any time. There will be many twists and
turns in the months of August and September so you are never out of the
race and you can at least try for a monthly prize.
Sport Card Collectors League (AL) Topps Heritage Division SCC
Royals and Randoms Rockies
Ryan Sawyer Scott N.
@ATylerMurphy Duane Danielson SIZZLETANK Bacon Boyy
Topps Chrome Division
@Dennysportscard Life's a Pitch
Kyle Herring @jake1725
@bmoney888 Luke Enno
Topps Five Star Division
@funtocollect Kaiser Cats
Johnny G Turks Picks, LLC
BCW Supplies League (NL)
Topps Allen And Ginter Division
Broad Street Bullies
Tenets of Wilson
the bowl cut kid
Topps Tek Division Shane Salmonson
Bump and Run @DavidMackey77
Stauf Topps Series 1&2 Division
The Big Show THE THUNDERBOLT GREASE-SLAPPERS defgav's dumpster divers
@cheapcardsales Brad B
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WINNER FOR MAY WILL IS ANNOUNCED IN THE OVERALL STANDINGS.
I have had quite a few mail days over the past couple of weeks but none of them dug back to my roots like today's card.
As many of you guys know I started collecting in the 90's and live and breathe by that era especially 95-99 which I consider the "best years of the hobby."
Why do I consider it that? Well, not only were there some amazing designs, top notch innovation, tons of buying and variety options, affordable high-end products and most of all, rare and tough to find inserts. Which is why a lot of these still hold their value today.
One of those tough to find inserts were the Legacy Parallels from 1998 Flair Showcase. I never pulled one and currently only own one I had traded for from Project Pedro Blog which was a basketball one. Now, I can say I own another thanks to @imqualifying who was posting a bunch of cards for sale but generously gave me this one knowing how much I wanted the card.
Marcus Nash wasn't a big splash out of the rookie class that had many Hall Of Famers, but that doesn't matter to me. Just owning another one of these is really awesome.
A big thanks goes out to @imqualifying for her generosity. I am blown away by it. This card now has it's officially last landing spot and fits nicely in my 90's PC.
I also suggest you go give her a follow and get into some of her sales as prices are cheap and she has a lot of great stuff to offer.
If you liked the Flash that Cryptozoic brought in its Season 1 release of their trading card product for Flash, you shouldn't be for Season 2 either.
Picking up where Season 1 release ended, Barry in Season 2 now takes on metahumans with the help of S.T.A.R. Labs
So let's get to breakin!
Every box of Cryptozoic's The Flash Season 2 comes with 24 packs and 5
cards per pack. You should get one on-card autograph and one wardrobe
card per box. Boxes are will run about $85.
Base cards are high gloss, top notch designed and capture key episode
moments from Season 2. I think the design fits the theme of the show to a T.
There are 72 cards in the base set in which a box should provide you a set.
These are rainbow foil parallels I pulled. I don't see any details on
odds on these but with 8 pulled, I assume 1:3. I really like these a lot
and would make for a fun set chase. It adds a bit more flash to Flash.
Scarlet Speedster Deco Foil falls 1:8 packs. I only found 2 in my box however.
Not only do the base cards have parallels, but find them for the inserts as well in both rainbow foil and Scarlet Speedster Deco Foil.
Now onto the inserts. I really liked the bold cinematic images they captured along with the crisp designs and high gloss. They truly look great.
Metas fall 1:3 packs that consists of 9 cards. I completed the set and had a bonus card in my break.
Locations fall 1:3 packs and also have 9 cards in the set. I failed to complete this one falling just one short.
Quotable Cisco fall 1:3 packs and once again consists of 9 cards in the set. I completed this one as well.
Now flashing forward to the hits!
My first is of Wally West that is a piece of his wardrobe. It appears from this pic it's of his shirt.
And my on-card autograph. Should I mention it again that the product is all on-card?!! Yes!
Allison Paige as Eliza Harmon. Nice find in this box!
The overall list of Autograph Signers for Season 2 is:
Amanda Pays as Dr. Tina McGee
Andy Mientus as Hartley Rathaway
David Sobolov as Gorilla Grodd
Liam McIntyre as Mark Mardon / Weather Wizard
Logan Williams as Young Barry
Malese Jow as Linda Park
Michelle Harrison as Nora Allen
Patrick Sabongui as Captain David Singh
Peyton List as Lisa Snart
Victor Garber as Dr. Martin Stein
Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart
Adam Stafford as Geomancer
Adam Copeland as Al Rothstein
Allison Paige as Eliza Harmon
Shantel VanSanten as Patty Spivot
Teddy Sears as Jay Garrick
Rick Cosnett as Eddie Thawne
Marco Grazzini as Joey Monteleone
Katie Cassidy as Black Siren
Violett Beane as Jesse Wells
Casper Crump as Vandal Savage
Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak
Neal McDonough as Damien Darhk
John Wesley Shipp as Henry Allen / Jay Garrick
Grant Gustin as Barry Allen / The Flash
Other hits not found in my break are, Dual Wardrobe Relics, Triple Wardrobe Relics and Printing Plates galore!
Overall, a pretty solid break in my opinion especially with the nice autograph pull. With a base set, some insert sets, parallels, some
surprises and 2 hits it seems well worth the price if you like the show
and if you compare it to some sports products that offer less for this
Season 2 is a tad higher in price than Season 1. However, singles go for a lot especially in the autograph department so even still if you want to get your hands onto some of these, I suggest a box break vs eBay buying singles.
To see even more images and info on the product, visit Cryptozoic HERE.
Now onto the giveaway!
I AM GIVING AWAY THE AUTOGRAPH, THE WARDROBE CARD AND ALL PARALLELS!!! ONE PERSON WILL BE SCORING BIG TIME!!!
***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.
Random winner will be chosen after 7 randoms
Card may be shipped PWE. I like to forewarn on this.
LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TELLING ME YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER FROM SEASON 2
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.
Contest starts today, ends on June 3rd 2016. Winner will
be announced in a separate post on June 4th 2016.
Please make sure to thank Cryptozoic for their generosity in sending this box to review and host a giveaway. Give
them a follow on all social media sites please. Also while you are at it, check out their website HERE as well for your non-sport trading card needs!
Out of this entire series I will post, I think there are 15 or 16 parts, today's is probably my favorite.
I have always liked Ultra, I obviously like photography based cards and things that are shiny. 2000 Ultra combines all three of those.
What really does it the most for me is the action packed photography. It's amazing all throughout the 220 card set. Of course the main card that everyone is chasing from the product is the Brady rookie but if you open any or want to chase any of the other cards from your team you will not be disappointed.
Look at this Robinson. Sweet!
James Stewart looking for extra yards
He plays football to...just kidding..but Karim can jump!
And my favorite card of them all, Freeman's leap!
If this didn't make you run to ebay to search for your favorite teams....I think you need to relook at these again. Cause these are BASEically Awesome.
Thoughts on your favorite card above and the set are welcomed in comments!
I don't have many memories of busting Pros and Prospects, especially this early, but I did bust it once in 2002 in retail form from Walmart and pulled the Prince Fielder XRC auto at the time. So that was a pretty big pull for $20.
But, never busted any 2000.
I do have the set however as this wrapper came along with the set I bought off a yard sale for $1. The sets normally sell under $10 so it wasn't much of a steal but it did help add a Griffey I needed so that was the most important part.
What about you guys? You bust any? Own any of the cards? Let me know in comments