Pickups: 6 month old package I never opened

May 22, 2017 § Leave a comment

Quick one off post: I had this sitting on my desk since the end of last year and never opened it. What is that, six months?
This is an Allen Robinson signed hat compliments of Vizio from their Fandemonium program. It was one of those programs where I paid attention to it for a few months then off and on every few weeks. The points added up though. It didn’t come with a certificate of authenticity or anything. No big deal.


Here is my refferal link: https://www.vizio.com/customer/account/login/register?_cts_=0V8rOknc
Program isn’t exciting but it added up. If you buy Vizio products, I do recommend it though. Robinson has turned himself into a heck of a player.

Pickups: Thanks again Deb

April 7, 2017 § Leave a comment

Meant to post this a few days ago but I have been fortunate enough to be busy this week. Two job interview, a meeting at an employment office, as well as Deacons duties. I celebrated my busy week by opening two boxes of cards. I opened my 2 Prestige 2013/14 boxes. I still have my GoGTS Christmas box sitting on my desk.
So lets take a look at the boxes that were given to me by someone amazing, This is what’s great about the hobby: Thanks Deb

4 hits per box. 2 autos and 2 jerseys

Box 1:


The way that it worked out, is that what is seemingly the worst hit of the box is actually the best hit in my mind. I needed the Al Jefferson jersey card.
Other hits were Tyson Chandler & Isaiah Canan autographs. While I have the Chandler auto, I am so versed in Prestige boxes that I know that there is only 2 or 3 Distinctive Ink per case. That card was the only numbered one as it is limited to 50. Otto Porter rookie jersey is the last hit.
This box also yielded 2 silver Bonus Shots parallels.
Not a bad box one bit considering the product. For what the product is, this box is probably above average.

Box 2
Despite beating the odds and getting 5 hits, this box was nothing special. It was as if Panini knew that fact and threw in an extra autograph to make up for it. Corey Brewer, Epke Udoh, and Jan Vessely autographs; non of which were numbered, another atrocity. Channing Frye and Otto Porter jerseys round out the box. Yes, I pulled 2 Otto Porter jerseys.

I still love this product. I am getting close to finishing off my True Colors jersey set from it. If I account for what it is in my COMC account, and not my custody I finished off the Prestigious Premieres auto set.  I can’t wait to take a picture with all of those cards together. My sole focus and nothing else has been this set. Collect what you love. It will be priceless to you.

Pickups: A Steal of a Beal

January 7, 2017 § Leave a comment

I was hoping to post something different but USPS had other ideas. Instead, I am posting my second purchase of 2017. Regardless, I paid less than $8 combined for the cards in this post and presumably my next post.

Since Blowout Cards posted 13/14 Prestige basketball boxes for sale at rock bottom prices, my main PC, I have been on the hunt for steals. These cards are from the year. I normally avoid other years like the plague, because of budgetary reasons but this one caught my interest. It had a card of a player who I think very highly of in Bradley Beal; like very highly of. I am not sure that I would trade this pickup for a Klay Thompson autograph or other player in that tier.

3 autographs for $3. The other two are current Raptor Cory Joseph who is a decent role player and Jordan Hamilton who is out of the league. These two were actually teammates on the 2010 Texas Longhorns.


Pickups: a new PC Young Gun

December 28, 2016 § Leave a comment

Since my best friend is from Denmark, I have become partial to Denmark players and not because my buddy acts as if every Danish player is the second coming of Wayne Gretzky. Fortunately for my sanity, my buddy hasn’t needled me on Oliver Bjorkstrand’s greatness; yet. I found out about him on my own. I was reading an ESPN article about Columbus rookies and thought that I needed to have his rookie card. It cost me under $2, but unfortunately was the card that came in the mail in a plain white envelope and no top-loader to protect it – see this weekend’s post. Fortunately it came out fine though.


Pickups: some Jammin cards

December 18, 2016 § Leave a comment

Jammin JD does a lot of good stuff in the hobby. I personally enjoy watching his Youtube breaks.
As I was doing some recent Ebay shopping for my Prestige collection, I came across a card that he had for sale that I wanted. I didn’t buy it right away because I emailed him instead figuring we could avoid Ebay fees, and I might get a better deal. Turns out, it worked in my favor that I emailed him because he had some parallels I needed that weren’t listed.

So if you see a ‘Buy It Now’ listing and know the person selling it, try messaging them in other avenues. You might get rewarded with a deal, and you help them an added layer of fees. They win, you win, and the cards win because they found a good home.

Pickups: add-ons to the Prestige collection

December 15, 2016 § Leave a comment

Polished off an Ebay gift card that I had with several additions to my Prestige collection.

Another autograph of CSUN’s current head basketball coach Reggie Theus to add to my collection, a Shaq jersey that I got for under $10, and a bunch of red parallels. I am 50% through with the red parallel set.

Derick Coleman, Nicolas Batum, Mark Aguirre, Herb Williams, Kyle Korver, and Greg Stiemsma autographs

Pickups: Topps Supreme 2013

November 7, 2016 § 2 Comments

First off, I want to thank everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday on Twitter. The card community alone made it a memorable birthday, as I had more notifications than I do when I run contests. Thank you so much. I made a point to thank everyone of you individually.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get any cards for my birthday. I was so hungry for cards yesterday that I opened up a box that I didn’t think that I would ever open. A box given to me at graduation, by a girl who didn’t stay in my life if you catch my drift. I am glad that I did open it, because I pulled a redemption that expires this month.

If you are interested in the Fernandez redemption, I will trade it for $40 Paypal, as I have no interest in keeping it. It appears to be in already, and is numbered under 50; 35 if I am not mistaken.

It was a decent box. If I would have opened it when I got it, I would’ve been ecstatic as Fernandez was alive and so was my relationship with the person who gave it to me. That is it for unopened boxes that I have. Hopefully I get a job or another girlfriend soon so I can stock up.

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