Monday, June 10, 2019

Party Animal NBA TeenyMates Series 3 Blind Pack


Hope everyone's doing alright.  I got a job offer today, so assuming nothing goes wrong I will be starting on the 24th.  Took me long enough, right?

Now that that's out of the way, time to clear out the Scan folder some more.  The Warriors just ensured there'll be a game 6, but KD going down (again) is big time bad news for Golden State.  Props to the Raptors; they are playing way better than I'd thought they would.  Here's a NBA TeenyMates Series 3 Blind Pack!

I don't buy these things; based on when I scanned them, I think they were a throw-in from madding's 10th Anniversary Group break many moons ago.

In each blind pack you get a checklist, 2 puzzle pieces, and 2 random figures.  There's a figure for all 32 teams, as well as 4 rare figures, including a glow in the dark one. 

Above you can see both sides of the checklist, which includes what the completed puzzle looks like.  Roberto Clemente or Warren Spahn it is not.

So which generic players did I get?

It's the Cleveland Cavalier and LA Clipper!  I'd like to think I got LeBron James, so awesome pack!

That's all I got.  I know it's not much (non-sports posts don't generate much traffic), but it's something.  Enjoy the rest of the Finals and thanks for reading!

Sunday, June 09, 2019

2018 Leaf Draft

Perhaps this would have been more appropriate to post back in April, but another NFL Draft has come and gone. All we have left is a dollar store pack of college football prospects from last year. Thanks, Leaf!

31 - Josh Allen - I saw Allen play against the Oregon Ducks once and didn't really see what all the hype was about. He's starting for Buffalo now, though, for what it's worth.

49 - Riley Ferguson - Did I mention that these are unlicensed college cards? Ferguson plays for some sort of unidentified ghost team.

59 - Troy Fumagalli - Troy Polamalu he is not. This might be some sort of parallel as the coloring on the bottom of the card is different than the rest.

56 - Simmie Cobbs Jr. - Some sort of practice squad guy last year.

01 - Akrum Wadley - Fun fact: Wadley weighs 195 lbs. Okay, that's not really fun.

Here's a look at the back of the card. See? I wasn't lying.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

1991-92 Hoops Series 1

Basketball season is almost over and here's 15 card pack from Hoops.
Get a freebie from Hoops as in official basketball centennial card. The card looks like this.
317 - Michael Jordan - Pack starts off with MJ card. Good hit.
131 - Mookie Blaylock - when he was with Nets before getting sent to Hawks in a trade where he became the team's star.
70 - Alton Lister - that face while shooting a basket
95 - Jeff Martin - dribbling past Will Purdue
228 - Chuck Daly - the late coach who guided Pistons to two NBA championships and Dream Team to Olympic gold.
160 - Rickey Green - about to lay it up
216 - Harvey Grant - good photo selection on this card because its twin brother guarding against twin brother.
310 - Alvin Robertson/John Stockton - Robertson lead the league in steals despite playing one less game than Stockton
84 - Reggie Miller - Miller Time!
152 - Scott Skiles - would become NBA coach after his playing career ended
134 - Derrick Coleman - I once paid a $1 for this card at card show in 1992.
238 - Pat Riley - his first year as Knicks coach. Now executive of Miami Heat as well getting back to coaching lead Heat to their first NBA championship
103 - Byron Scott
242 - Rick Adelman - would lead Blazers to the NBA champion only get beat by MJ and the Bulls
202 - Gary Payton - The Glove trying to maneuvering away from Jack Haley

That's a very a good pack.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

2019 Topps Big League Jumbo Rack Pack

 I've seen a lot of hate for this set so far this year.  But I'm a fan and am seriouly considering putting the set together this year.  I love the fact that it's a unique design on a low end product.  Blasters are only $10 and this rack pack of 30 cards is just under $5.  Plus there are some fun inserts and the chance at pulling an auto.  I even like the design.  I'm not sure if Topps pulled off what they were trying to do with the base design, but I don't hate it.  Let's have a look at what was in the pack. 
I'm going to feature the 2018 NL MVP and one of my current favorite players Christian Yelich.  Yelich is featured on 9 cards in the base set, although he shares the card with two other players on a bunch of them. 

 A smattering of the base.
 Here's what a base card back looks like.  Only 5 year's of stats max back here, but a nice clean design. I'm not a fan of the number placement.
 Here's what the back of the multi-player leader cards look like.
Here are the rest of the base cards from the pack
Each jumbo rack pack comes with 3 gold parallels.  

And it seems like each rack pack comes with 3 inserts as well here are the 3 I got.

 As a bonus I pulled my first numbered rainbow foil card and could have done much worse.