Monday, December 29, 2014

HOBBY TOPIC-End Of The Year Question

Today's HOBBY TOPIC is...

What was your best pull or pickup of the year? What was the worst and best moments of the hobby year in 2014?What was your favorite part of Sport Card Collectors in 2014?

This is where you do the talking. Let me do the listening!

That 90's Card: 1997-1998 Topps Stadium Club Samaki Walker


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Card Bin: What Did I Find This Time?

I really enjoyed doing this post over at The Card Bin blog and I wasn't just going to leave you all hanging with it. So without further ado, another post from The Card Bin, which is what I call this this tote right here:

I think most of us collectors have that one place we store all of our extra cards that are not PC related. This is where I stick mine. I also use this as a once-in-awhile dig through to bring back memories or for a just for fun experience. I will start posting cards from this bin to show you what's hiding in there. I honestly have no idea what is in there, I only know its autographs and memorabilia cards from the past 14 years. So this should be fun for both you and I!

Onto today's find:
2009 Upper Deck Icons NFL Icons Julius Peppers Jersey Card
Thoughts on today's find are welcomed!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Post About Nothing

Yup, you read it. This post is about nothing.

Have I run out of ideas to write about? Absolutely not. I am just saving those for the New Year. Do I want to call this a filler post til that time comes? Yes. Why? I really don't know. I thought I had something ready to go for today, but I guess not.

So to fill up a post about nothing, I thought I would recap a few pics from way back when the blog first started since it is getting a complete makeover and see if any of you remember the pictures or the posts connected to them. Enjoy the memories of what once was. Remember also, these pics were taken when I was a rookie blogger, so some are awful lol.

















And that's it. Here's to wrapping up this post about absolutely nothing but may have had a touch of something.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Break 'Em: 12 Packs Of 1991 Action Packed Football

Recently I showed off my surprise EPIC mail day from The Pack Gambler. In that article, I mentioned there were 12 packs of 1991 Action Packed Football that I would open at a later date. Well, the time has come.

Not only did I bust all 12 packs at a slow pace, it took me roughly an hour as I studied every card, but I have also put together the full gallery of all 12 packs. So sit back, take a moment back in time and enjoy!

The golden wrapper. It's sorta like the golden ticket into something wonderful. The wonderfulness of action packed field pics with embossing.


The cards!

A couple of Giants and Emmitt. As a Giants fan, I hate him. But, as a collector, I am glad to have found him.



Some BIG TIME Hall Of Famers found in this lot. Barry Sanders, John Elway and Troy Aikman.

My man Rodney! Some guy named Joe Montana as well.


Overall, a ton of fun. I was a bit disappointed not to have landed the Favre rookie after 12 packs but sometimes that's how the cookie crumbles. This also may mean I have to go and find some more :)

Saturday, December 20, 2014

NEW Contest Rules

Hello!

This will be the new place that contests from Sport Card Collectors will be held. You didn't just think I would stop giving stuff away because I am revamping that blog did you?

On Sport Card Collectors, I would always list what the rules were for each contest. However, on here, the rules will exist only in this post so make sure when entering a contest that you revert back to this post for all rules. If there is a failure to follow a rule, you will be disqualified of the prize.

Most of the rules that were on Sport Card Collectors will remain intact. But, due to an incident, I will not speak of what the incident was or who it was, I will have to add a few new ones as you will notice. There is also a new contest format as well.

RULES: (Failure to follow will disqualify you for all prizes and future prizes)
  1. All contests, unless noted, will be OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY. Sorry about this, but shipping costs are too high.
  2. You will have seven days to claim a prize once you have been announced as a winner. If not claimed, the prize will come back to Sport Card Collectors to be re-given away in a future contest.
  3. Your prize will be shipped within a couple of days of receiving your info.
  4. Your prize will be shipped in an well protected PWE without tracking unless noted. Costs to send things out continue to go up. Remember, these are FREE CARDS.
  5. Sport Card Collectors WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST OR STOLEN MAIL OR DAMAGED MAIL.With only one "supposedly" lost package in three years, the odds of you getting your mail day are VERY HIGH especially after the hundreds of packages that have arrived safely. Sport Card Collectors can decide to mail you another package of EQUAL VALUE (this may not mean equal players just value) IF for some reason you don't get it, but it doesn't mean it will happen.
  6. One more time, remember that these are FREE CARDS I am giving away. I don't have to give anything away but I do it for the hobby. So any complaints about the cards or about the giveaways gives Sport Card Collectors the right to ban you from winning or entering future contests.
If you have any questions about the rules, please feel free to email them to me at sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com. Make sure to put RULES in the subject line.

NEW CONTEST FORMAT:
  1. The decision I made was to do away with the challenging contests as it was taking too much time to figure out a winner. There will be now a new format that's as easy as pie.
  2. Once a month or every other month, I haven't decided, a card or a lot of cards will be up for grabs. 
  3. You may enter up to twice a day, entries must be a few hours apart, for that lot of cards. The entry will be as easy as commenting with the word "HI" or whatever you want to say for the day. You may also be asked to comment on a Sport Card Collectors article as well with an actual comment. (this applies to ONLY Sport Card Collectors contests, when a Player Of The Day one happens, that will be different)
  4. The contest will run for the entire month so you will get a good stack of entries going if you really want that card or lot of cards.The BONUS of having a ton of entries for these contests is, at the start of a contest I will set a number amount of entries I would like to see. If, we hit that number or exceed it, an random autographed card from 2013 Fleer Retro football will be thrown into the winners PWE along with the prize.
  5. A random winner will be chosen from ALL of the entries and be announced at the beginning of the next month. 
  6. The winner will be announced ONLY on here. So make sure you check in or you may miss it.
  7. ONCE AGAIN, PLEASE READ THE RULES BEFORE ENTERING THE CONTESTS!! 
 If you have any questions about the new contest format, please email sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com with them. Make sure to put CONTEST FORMAT in the subject line.

Upper Deck NPN Mail Day: 2014 Sp Golf Dual Relic!!

There is nothing better than getting a unexpected mail day and when that mail day is an Upper Deck NPN (no purchase necessary) mail day, you know it's going to be good. This particular one is from the 2014 Sp Game Used Golf.

I really enjoy getting cards from every sport, so when you get a dual relic card from Golf, especially with a legend like Couples, it's a really nice piece.

Have you ever received an Upper Deck NPN mail day? What's the best card you have gotten?


Friday, December 19, 2014

Upper Deck NPN Mail Day: 2013-2014 Fleer Retro Basketball Precious Metal!

There is nothing better than getting a unexpected mail day and when that mail day is an Upper Deck NPN (no purchase necessary) mail day, you know it's going to be good. This particular one is from the 2013-2014 Fleer Retro basketball.

I love Retro and PMG's! Awesome NPN mail day!

Have you ever received an Upper Deck NPN mail day? What's the best card you have gotten?



Thursday, December 18, 2014

MINDBLOWING Surprise Mail Day From The Pack Gambler

It was just a normal day, slight breeze, partially sunny and a bit cold. I was making my usual morning run to the post office to pick up the mail always in anticipation of awaiting packages. I did get one of the packages I was counting on however there was a bigger one waiting for me. I read the label and saw that it was from The Pack Gambler. The package was very shocking since I wasn't expecting anything, what was inside was even more shocking.

I opened the box to find the this:

I first pulled out the 12 packs of 1991 Action Packed football (gonna save them for a Monday break 'em), and found these two sweet items!

Upon further digging...it was all about the base, about the base, no inserts. Sorry, that song is catchy though I hate it.

In this base card lot was Giants, NY Rangers and Yankees

Rookie cards!

Hakeem Nicks rookie and some inserts including my guy Randle.

I wonder which Eli face is on these...

Then found 4 Topps Chipz

Then this sweet baby from 2004! Shiny! I have never seen one of these.

Then the hit parade rained and boy did it rain....Two Nassibs. Love the Triple Threads.

Nice Eli addition!

Look at these patch cards!

WOW!

If you have read this blog, you know how I feel about Crown Royale auto silhouettes!

Then I found this. AMAZING!

Overall, my mind was blown. The surprise alone was amazing, but looking at what the contents were, wow. I am still speechless.

I would like to say a MONSTER THANK YOU to The Pack Gambler. They will be missed! It's really hard to lose someone great and trustworthy for the hobby but hopefully someday The Pack Gambler will return to full force.

I just have to end this again with another thank you to The Pack Gambler. Words cannot express the thanks for your kindness as your kind gesture will remain in my memory forever. Good luck on your next journey and keep in touch!