036 - 2012 Panini Gridiron - Julius Peppers
If you have seen any of these post, you know there will be steaming hot special teams action, this card delivers in a big way.
I miss Upper Deck, their flagship sets always seem to be nice, something that I haven't thought about Topps in quite a few years. I changed a few elements as the foil never seems to translate to a digital card.
1991 Score football is among the junky-est of junk wax, but it does have a place in my heart as 1991 was the first year of me opening football packs (I'm also running out of ideas on sets to customize). I kind of liked the design and the team colors actually work pretty well.
Contrary to the lack of action here, I do still collect cards (and not just post digital customs). I haven't opened any wax in a loong time, but here are a few pick-ups worth posting. Starting with a card I didn't know existed until recently, Wade Redden played in over 1,000 career NHL games, his final 6 being with the Bruins, along with 5 playoff games. Panini must have had some extra cloth to use up, so here is his only card with Boston. Being 10 years old and limited to 25, I never expected to find one, but when one popped up with an $8.00 BIN, I couldn't click fast enough. So here it is, from Sweden of all places, now in my Bruins PC.
McCoy would spend the next 3 years with the Blue Jays, playing every position other than First & Catcher, including pitching one inning. His versatility allowed him to stay in the majors for 170 games despite hitting for a .190 average.
When was the last time you though about Upper Deck Victory as a set? Back when it seemed like there as 50 sets a year, Victory was usually good for some weird players (see 2002 Mario Encarnacion). Not a horrible design, just something different to play with.
Debuted in the MLB in 1996 with the Giants, but is probably best know for this last two MLB seasons in 2004 & 2005 playing in 206 games with the Reds over those two seasons.
1992 Pinnacle is one of my favorite all-time designs, the RLC logo looked weird where the Pinnacle logo was, so I moved it down, but now it looks weird with that spot empty, but I am newly commited to posting these things, so here it is.
Sometimes the photo limits to what design can be used, this one needed a full bleed horizontal and what better design than 2016 Stadium Club.