Monday 29 January 2018

1st COMC of 2018: Football

My first COMC package of 2018 comes very early in the year, I had some stuff from the mailbox system I wanted in-hand so I pulled the trigger and got them shipped. The above Theismann being one of them. A beautiful on-card black ink signed auto with a nice looking die-cut. I was pretty happy to get this for around $10.00.

Wednesday 24 January 2018

The Condition Sensitive Best of the Hobby 2017 Awards

    Something I have been meaning to do before everyone gets caught up in 2018 Topps baseball is highlight was I thought were the best things I saw this past year card-wise. I failed horribly at a catchy title so here it is. A mild disclaimer, there was a lot of products and cards I didn't see this year so this is the best of what I saw. I probably missed some obvious things, so comments are welcome.

Baseball Set - Diamond Kings
2017 was the year I became very disinterested in what Topps is doing, so this was a difficult selection, and probably a controversial pick. Diamond Kings was an early release set that most people have probably forgot about, or didn't care about to begin with because of no MLB logos, but I feel it captured the "Modern-vintage" set more than Gypsy Queen or Ginter. The checklist is strong with a good mix of Current and retired players. Where else are you going to get a Moose Skowron base card in 2017?

Tuesday 16 January 2018

2017 Revolution 2 Box Results.

My Basketball itch continues to be scratched, after opening some Revolution from Black Friday, could not resist picking up this years offering. A fun product, a little over the top, maybe not as bad as Unparalleled football, on-card autos and a strong rookie class all sold me on this. Also finding a Canadian distro with good prices and shipping in was also a win.

Tuesday 9 January 2018

Cards from Cards on Cards

My first package (series of smaller packages) for 2018 arrived from Cards on Cards, and nicely fit into my current phase of basketball collecting. The above Harry Giles is a pretty sweet card to start with, nice purple swatch of a long term Kings project who has been hurt all year so far.