Saturday, March 19, 2016
The first ever Card Company March Madness final will be Panini America vs Topps.
But, it almost didn't happen. Topps barely snuck by Upper Deck by a miracle last minute vote. Then had a four vote lead over SA-GE before narrowly escaping by one vote. Panini, had 90% of the vote early on vs Cryptozoic, but they upped their game and came back within 3 votes. It's been a crazy last couple of weeks with a few upsets along the way, but it's time to see who the real champion is now.
Oh and thanks to Cryptozoic and SA-GE for their participation in this March Madness and their near meet up in the finals. Will see you guys next year.
Just like in previous voting situations, go to the right of the blog, take a second and vote for who is the best card company of them all. And like I said from the beginning, make sure you are voting on a company who provides the best overall experience and not one that you simply like or dislike. Take everything into consideration. If on a mobile device, view the blog in web version to vote.
Thanks everyone for voting and let's see what happens in two days!
Yes, today is my birthday.
I am not sure what's going on today and what hopeful cardboard surprises I find, but I thought it would be fun to share to show a couple of athletes I share my birthday with. I also share my birthday with Glenn Close and Bruce Willis.
Up first is dominant Dodgers Pitcher, Clayton Kershaw who turns 28 today. Who has won 114 games and lost only 56.
But, when I started seeing Carrie Fisher signing around the blogosphere recently, I said, why not try it seeing the great success rate.
So I grabbed my best Topps Star Wars card I didn't mind having a signature on and sent it in with a nice handwritten note and a SASE.
In a couple of weeks, boom, this arrived! Very nice signature.
Friday, March 18, 2016
Time for the winners and there will be two. Top one on the random gets the sketch card and second one gets some inserts.....
There were 16 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
- B money
- Tracy LeVeaux
- Trevor P
- Mike Zink
- Matthew Scott
- George G.
- Roland Wake
- Bryan McCarter
- Scott N.
You have randomized this list 7 times.
Congrats to defgav and B money. Defgav, you take home the 1/1 sketch card and B money you get some inserts. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your addy and the subject line, Hobbit. You will have 24 hours from now to claim your prize.
Thanks to everyone who entered and STAY TUNED for another GIVEAWAY next week to celebrate 4 years of Sport Card Collectors!
My first autograph is a Mother Lode of Dontas Motiejunas from the Rockets. This guy hasn't played in the NBA much and has spent a lot of his career overseas after being drafted by the Timberwolves then traded to Houston. It's disappointing to find this type of player in a high-end product.
At least the design is nice and sticks with the gold theme throughout the product.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
We started out last week with nine card companies. Most of the match-ups were pretty even and came down to the last day, now it's down to the Final Four to see who can move onto the March Madness Card Company championship.
This is who is squaring off til Saturday:
Topps vs SA-GE
(my prediction has Topps slamming home a huge win here)
Cryptozoic vs Panini America
(my prediction has this one very close, but Panini sneaking out with a win. However, I wouldn't be surprised if Cryptozoic pulls off the upset.)
The polls start tonight and will end on Saturday. Good luck to the companies remaining. Please take a second out to vote because you know what happens when you don't, the wrong ones win.. Polls can be found on the right side of the blog and if using a mobile device, please view the blog in web version to see the polls to vote on.
Any predictions from you guys on who is heading to the finals????
So today, I wanted to take a look at their uniform change that took place in the fall of 2011. Yes, they are no longer the Florida Marlins as they are now the Miami Marlins, but it's still the same franchise.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
TOPPS AND CRYPTOZOIC!!
So long to Upper Deck and Leaf. Thanks for participating and good luck next year as Topps and Cryptozoic move onto the next round. Who will they face? Well, that is what today's voting that ends on Wednesday is about.
Here are the match-ups.
Benchwarmers vs SA-GE
Rittenhouse vs Panini America
Good luck to these four teams and please remember to vote. Takes just a second. Polls can be found on the right side of the blog. To vote on a mobile device, you will need to view the blog in web version.
Feel free to make predictions on these match-ups below!
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Don't forget to vote for your favorite card company. Voting is soooooo close so far for Round 1!
Topps leads Upper Deck by 2
Leaf leads Cryptozoic by 1
Voting for this round ends tomorrow.
Right side of the blog is where you vote, takes a second! If on a mobile device, view it in web version to see the polls.
So here is how the random went:
There were 8 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
- Scott N.
- Matthew Scott
- GRADY M.
- Matthew Chrisman
You have randomized this list 7 times.
Congrats to our winners! The top two names take home prizes!
Mike, Scott N, please email me at email@example.com with your addresses and the subject line, SOA. Mike, you take home the 9/10 numbered card and Scott N you take home some inserts.
Don't forget to enter my new contest for a 1/1 sketch card! Enter, HERE.
Ken Stott as Balin the Dwarf
John Tui as Bolg
Jed Brophy as Nori the Dwarf
Lee Pace as Thranduil
Howard Shore, Composer
William Kircher as Bifur the Dwarf
Stephen Hunter as Bombur the Dwarf
Graham McTavish as Dwalin the Dwarf
Peter Hambleton as Gloin the Dwarf
Aidan Turner as Kili the Dwarf
Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield
Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman
Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel
Mark Hadlow as Dori the Dwarf
John Callen as Oin the Dwarf
John Bell as Bain son of Bard
Adam Brown as Ori the Dwarf
Mary Nesbitt as Tilda
Peggy Nesbitt as Sigrid
Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins
Ryan Gage as Alfrid
Sir Ian Holm as Bilbo Baggins
James Nesbitt as Bofur the Dwarf
Manu Bennett as Azog
1st place, 1st on the random list, will win the sketch card!!
2nd place, 2nd on the random list, will win a handful of inserts and a possible third place winner could as well.
- MUST be a U.S. resident to enter. Shipping costs have gone haywire and I can't afford to ship everywhere. Sorry.
- Cards will be shipped PWE
- Random winners will be chosen after 7 randoms
- LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TELLING ME YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE PRODUCT. Do you like it? What would you fix about it? What's your favorite part?
- 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 Thursday, March 17th 2016. Winner will be announced in a separate post on Friday March 18th.
- Please make sure to thank Cryptozoic for their generosity and give them a follow on all social media sites. Please check out their website HERE as well for your trading card want and needs!