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Sunday, June 20, 2021

GOTTA POST YOUR Ls TOO

 I'M ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE HOUSE AGAIN NOW SO THIS IS MAYBE THE LAST PURCHASE FROM THE CANADIAN DIME BOX JOINT FOR A WHILE UNLESS I REALLY DECIDE TO FOCUS ON SOME SET BUILDING. I CAN VISIT REAL LIVE DIME BOXES IN PERSON NOW OR AT LEAST I'LL BE ABLE TO ONCE I GET OVER THE NASTY COLD I GOT WHEN I WENT OUTSIDE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 18 MONTHS. IT'S A SHAME TOO BECAUSE THE LAST PACKAGE I GOT WAS A LITTLE UNDERWHELMING FOR VARIOUS REASONS


ONE THING I DECIDED TO DO WAS PICK UP 5 OF THE RANDOM BASKETBALL DOLLAR PACKS TO APPROXIMATE OPENING ONE OF THE WALGREENS FIVE DOLLA JUNK BOXES. 75 CARDS FOR $5. YOU DON'T GET THE RANDOM PACK OF HOOPS OR THE 1:4 CHANCE AT A LAUNDRY SWATCH BUT WHAT THE HECK, THE FIRST PACK I GOT WAS FANTASTIC, WHY NOT TRY AGAIN. WORST CASE SCENARIO THE PACKS ARE ALL 100% JUNK WAX COMMONS AND I AT LEAST GET A LITTLE FUN OPENING UP SOME NEW STUFF. WELL, THE WORST CASE SCENARIO ACTUALLY HAPPENED BUT IT'S WORTH SHOWING OFF THE AFTERMATH. HERE'S THE RESULTS OF ALL FIVE PACKS SORTED BY PRODUCT

1990-91 FLEER - 4 CARDS


GOT: FRED ROBERTS, TY CORBIN, TRENT TUCKER, SIDNEY GREEN
DID I NEED ANY OF THEM? NAH

I COMPLETED THIS SET IN A PREVIOUS ORDER SO TIME TO COMPLETE A SECOND SET??!?!??

1990-91 FLEER - 5 CARDS

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GOT: ERIC LECKNER, DON CHENEY, DREAM, TY CORBIN, TRAVIS MAYS
DID I NEED ANY OF THEM? NOPE

ANOTHER SET I COMPLETED A WHILE BACK. NO WORRIES, THE HAKEEM WAS MAYBE THE BIGGEST STAR IN THE BUNCH AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVE OLD FLEER CARDS BEFORE THEY ALL TURNED GLOSSY

1994-95 - 5 CARDS


GOT: ANTHONY BOWIE, HORACE GRANT, TREE ROLLINS, BRIAN SHAW, BROOKS THOMPSON
DID I NEED ANY OF THEM? UH UH

THIS ONE IS SOMEWHAT DISAPPOINTING AS I STILL NEED A HANDFUL OF CARDS FROM THE SECOND SERIES OF THIS SET AND THESE WERE ALL FROM THAT SET AND I DIDN'T NEED NONE OF EM. ALSO THEY ARE ALL MAGIC CARDS WHICH MAKES IT LOOKS LIKE THE GUY WAS JUST PULLING CARDS FROM OLD SETS IN ORDER TO PUT TOGETHER THESE PACKS. TREE ROLLINS IS COOL THO

1997-98 FLEER - 5 CARDS


GOT: BRENT BARRY, GREG MINOR, DALE DAVIS, STEPH'S DAD, KENDALL GILL
DID I NEED ANY OF THEM? YES! BARRY, MINOR AND DAVIS

YEAAAAAAH 97-98 FLEER IS A WONDERFUL SET. TRADING CARDS THAT FEEL LIKE PAPER AND NOT PLASTIC. GOT THREE I NEEDED FOR SETS WHICH MAKES ME VERY HAPPY

1992-93 FLEER ULTRA - 5 CARDS


GOT: KEVIN BROOKS, LAPHONSO ELLIS, SCOTT HASTINGS, ROBERT PACK, BRYANT STITH
DID I NEED ANY OF THEM? NOT SURE, NO WANTLIST FOR ULTRA

WHILE I LIKE FLEER ULTRA I DO NOT LIKE IT ENOUGH TO BE BOTHERED WITH MAKING A WANTLIST FOR IT SO I HAVE NO IDEA IF I NEED THESE OR NOT. ONCE AGAIN ALL FIVE CARDS - ONE PER REPACK - ARE FROM THE SAME TEAM THIS TIME THE NUGGETS. TWO ROOKIE CARDS OF LAPHONSO AND BRYANT STITH AND SCOTTIE HASTINGS AINT BAD

1994-95 FLAIR - 4 CARDS


GOT: VLADE DIVAC, RONY SEIKALY, DOUG WEST, DAN MAJERLIE
DID I NEED ANY OF THEM? PROBABLY

DON'T HAVE A LOT OF INTEREST IN FLAIR. THE FRONTS ARE TOO BUSY, THE BACKS ARE UNREADABLE AND THE BIG INITIAL SHIELD LOOKS DOOFY. THE PLAYER SELECTION IS DECENT AT LEAST


1989-90 HOOPS - 5 CARDS


GOT: RON ANDERSON, DEL HARRIS, REGGIE WILLIAMS, DICK VERSACE, JAY HUMPHRIES
DID I NEED ANY OF THEM? SADLY, NO

HOOPS! THE BEST HOOPS SET.  DIDN'T NEED ANY OF THESE AND GOT TWO COACHES. I AM DISSAPOINT

1990-91 HOOPS - 5 CARDS


GOT: ALEXANDER VOLKOV, JOHN MORTON, CHRIS MULLIN, SHERMAN DOUGLAS, DANA BARROS
DID I NEED ANY OF THEM?  NO

ANOTHER O-FER. AT LEAST THIS TIME THERE ARE FOUR ROOKIES AND A STAR BUT NO MURDERERS OR JORDAN CAMEOS

1993-94 HOOPS SCOOPS - 1 CARD


GOT: TIM HARDAWAY
DID I NEED ANY OF THEM?  I THINK SO?

THE ONLY INSERT CARD IN FIVE PACKS. THERE WERE THREE IN THE FIRST ONE SO IT ALL EVENS OUT I GUESS. I APPRECIATE THE EFFORT ON THE INNOVATIVE PHOTO ANGLE BUT THESE OVER THE BASKET SHOTS ALWAYS LOOK DOOFY TO ME

1990-91 SKYBOX - 5 CARDS


GOT: MAURICE CHEEKS, STUART GRAY, CHARLOTTE HORNETS, CLEVELAND CAVALIERS, DALLAS MAVERICKS
DID I NEED ANY OF THEM? YES! NEEDED THE CAVS CHECKLIST

YEEEEEEEESSSSSS. I LOVE THIS SET SO MUCH AND I DIDN'T BUY ENOUGH OF SERIES TWO BACK IN THE DAY AND IT'S WAY TOO LATE FOR ME TO GET A BOX OF THE STUFF BECAUSE IT PROBABLY COSTS 4 FIGURES NOW. I ESPECIALLY LOVE THE LOGO CARDS AND I GOT THREE OF THEM PLUS A HALL OF FAMER. BIG WIN

1992-93 SKYBOX - 1 CARD


GOT: DETROIT PISTONS/ISIAH THOMAS
DID I NEED ANY OF THEM? NOPE

SKYBOX DIALED WAY BACK ON THE CHEEZY COMPUTER GRAPHICS BY THIS TIME BUT THEY WERE STILL PRETTY COOL. I ALREADY HAVE THIS CARD BUT AT LEAST IT'S A GOOD PLAYER

1994 SKYBOX USA BASKETBALL- 1 CARD


GOT: INTERNATIONAL RULES
DID I NEED ANY OF THEM? UUUUHHHH

B A S K E T B A L L   W O R L D

I DID NOT PAY MUCH ATTENTION TO THE TEAM USA SETS BACK IN THE DAY BUT HAVE ACCIDTNALLY ACCUMULATED A BUNCH OF THEM ANYWAY. I MIRACULOUSLY AVOIDED GETTING A HALL OF FAMER AND INSTEAD GOT A LOOMING BOUNCY EARTH

1992-93 TOPPS - 5 CARDS


GOT: KENNY GATTISON, PETE CHILCUTT, JOE KLEINE, SIDNEY GREEN, BRIAN WILLIAMS
DID I NEED ANY OF THEM? NAH

ANOTHER SET I THINK I RECENTLY COMPLETED SO MOARER DOUBLES. THE BRIAN WILLIAMS CARD FEATURING HIS EPIC BATTLE WITH MANUTE BOL IS FANTASTIC

1996-97 TOPPS - 5 CARDS


GOT: TYUS EDNEY, ISAIAH RIDER, ARMON GILLIAM, POPEYE JONES, GREG ANTHONY
DID I NEED ANY OF THEM?  YES! EVERYONE BUT ISAIAH

1996-97 TOPPS AKA THE KOBE SET. THIS IS ANOTHER ONE I NEED A TON OF FROM SERIES 2 AND I GOT FOUR OF EM! WISH MY SUCCESS RATE WAS HALF THIS GOOD WITH THE REST OF THE CARDS

1991-92 UPPER DECK - 5 CARDS


GOT: DANNY MANNING, ALVIN ROBERTSON, KEVIN WILLIS, JERROD MUSTAF, CHARLES JONES
DID I NEED ANY OF THEM? NUH UH

THIS SET IS WEIRD BECAUSE I'VE BOUGHT A TON, I STILL NEED A TON AND YET I ALREADY HAVE ALL THESE. VERY FEW HAWKS IN THESE PACKS SO KEVIN WILLIS IS APPRECIATED

1993-94 UPPER DECK- 4 CARDS


GOT: KEN WILLIAMS, DARNELL MEE, GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS, PHILADELPHIA 76ERS
DID I NEED ANY OF THEM? NO RACKINFRACKIT

I BARELY HAVE ANY 93-94 UD SERIES 2 AND I GOT ALL THESE #$%#* %!#@%!!!

1994-95 COLLECTOR'S CHOICE SILVER PARALLEL - 5 CARDS


GOT: DANNY MANNING, MARK PRICE, REGGIE MILLER, NICK VAN EXEL, VIN BAKER
DID I NEED ANY OF THEM? SURE, I GUESS?

PARALLEL CARDS! JUST WHAT EVERY SET COLLECTOR WANTS. THESE ARE ALL GOOD PLAYERS EVEN THOUGH DANNY MANNING CAN GO JUMP IN A LAKE

2019-20 DONRUSS - 5 CARDS


GOT: DONOVAN MITCHELL, RICKY RUBIO, BRADLEY BEAL, TROY BROWN JR., THOMAS BRYANT
DID I NEED ANY OF THEM?  YES! EVERY ONE!

I HAVE NOT GOTTEN ANY NEW BASKETBALL CARDS IN OVER 18 MONTHS SO ANY AND ALL RECENT CARDS ARE GLADLY WELCOME. TWO LEGIT STARS TOO! MOAR NEW DONRUSS PLEASE

SO OUT OF FIVE REPACKS I GOT ABOUT ONE PACK WORTH OF CARDS I NEEDED FOR SETS AND A HANDFUL OF STARS. NOT GREAT, BUT IF WE'RE BEING HONEST NOT MUCH WORSE THAN WHAT YOU'D FIND IN A FAIRFIELD BOX. PLUS I WANTED TO OPEN SOME 'PACKS' AND I DID AND I HAD SOME FUN. SPENDING MY NEXT FIVE BUX ON SOMETHING GOOD THOUGH 

Monday, June 7, 2021

BLACK FRIDAY COMC PICKUPS - PART 8: EINSTEIN?

IT'S RARE YOU FIND THE PERFECT CARD BUT SOMETIMES IT HAPPENS. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE TIMES

1967 TOPPS WHO AM I? - ALBERT EINSTEIN


TOPPS HAS ALWAYS BEEN ENAMOURED WITH WEIRD GIMMICKS. ONE OF THEIR FIRST TRADING CARD SETS REQUIRED YOU TO WET THE FRONT OF THE CARD WITH THE WRAPPER AND 'DEVELOP' THE PICTURE BY PUTTING IT IN SUNLIGHT. THERE'S BEEN STICKERS, STAMPS, FOLD-INS, POSTERS, PUZZLES, COMICS, DIE CUTS, COINS, AND ALL MANNER OF OTHER GIMMICKS INCLUDING SCRATCH OFF PRINTING. NOWADAYS SCRATCH-OFF MEANS LOTTERY TICKETS OR MAYBE REVEALING AN AMAZON GIFT CARD CODE. BACK IN THE DAY TOPPS USED THE TECHNOLOGY ON THE 1970-71 SCRATCH-OFF GAME SETS, ON INSTANT WIN CARDS IN THE 80S AND 90S AND EVEN USED THE GIMMICK IN THE 1980-81 TOPPS HOCKEY SET TO MAKE STOOPID AMERICANS GUESS THE NAME OF THE PLAYERS ON THE CARDS. ONE OF THE FIRST TIMES IT WAS USED ON A TRADING CARD SET WAS IN THE 1967 WHO AM I? SET WHERE A PICTURE OF A HISTORICAL FIGURE WAS OBSCURED WITH A SCRATCH-OFFABLE TRIVIA QUESTION AND RIDICULOUS DISGUISE. THE KID COULD EITHER SCRATCH OFF ALL THE SILVER STUFF TO SEE THE CARD NAME AND IMAGE OR THEY COULD LEAVE IT PRISTINE AND HIDE IT AWAY IN A BOX FOR 50 YEARS AND GET IT GRADED BY PSA AND MAKE A LOTTA MONEY. OCCASIONALLY THE KID WOULD HALF-ASS IT AND LEAVE A BUNCH OF THE SCRATCHY GOOP STILL ON THE CARD. THANK GOD FOR LAZY KIDS


I FIRST HEARD ABOUT THIS SET FROM A BLOG POST ON BEN HENRY'S BASEBALL CARD BLOG A BILLION YEARS AGO AND IMMEDIATELY WANTED ONE. I CANNOT FIND THE ORIGINAL POST BUT HE DID ANOTHER WHO AM I? POST IN 2016 THAT IS FANTASTIC. UNFORTUNATELY I GOT THE WHO AM I? SET MIXED UP WITH THE 1952 LOOK 'N SEE SET SOMEHOW WHICH HAD IT'S OWN RED CELLOPHANE HIDDEN IMAGE GIMMICK AND NO SCRATCH OFF AT ALL. AFTER COLLECTING A FEW OF THESE CARDS AND WONDERING WHY I'D NEVER SEEN ONE OF THE 52S WITH THE SCRATCH OFF STUFF INTACT I FINALLY FIGURED OUT I WAS A DOPE. I DIDN'T HAVE ONE OF THESE CARDS AT ALL! I SCROUNGED ALL MY USUAL VINTAGE NON-SPORTS DEALERS (ALL TWO OF THEM) AND FOUND NONE, SCRATCHED OR UNSCRATCHED. THEN LAST BLACK FRIDAY I REMEMBERED THE SET AND CHECKED COMC TO SEE IF ANYTHING WAS IN MY PRICE RANGE. THANK GOODNESS NO ONE GIVES A SHIT ABOUT VINTAGE NON-SPORTS! THERE WERE PLENTY OF CRUMMY CARDS AVAILABLE FOR CHEAP! THE BEST OF THE LOT WAS THIS ONE. ALBERT EINSTEIN IS AN S-TIER NON-SPORTS SUBJECT NO MATTER HOW YOU LOOK AT IT. HE'S BECOME AN ICON OF POP CULTURE LIKE THE STATUE OF LIBERTY OR THE MONA LISA. EVEN BABIES KNOW E=MC SQUARED. A MINT UNSCRATCHED COPY WOULD PROBABLY COST MORE THAN MY ENTIRE ORDER BUT THIS SLOPPILY SCRITCHED MESS WAS NOT ONLY IN MY BUDGET BUT I CAN STILL SEE MOST OF AL'S WEIRD SCRATCH-OFF HIPPIE DISGUISE. THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS!

AGAIN I WILL SAY, THANK GOD FOR ROTTEN LITTLE KIDS WHO DIDN'T TAKE CARE OF THEIR CARDS

Sunday, April 4, 2021

OH SCHMIDT

STILL CAN'T WRITE FOR NOTHIN SO TONIGHT YOU JUST GET A BIG OL PILE OF SCHMIDT


1986 TOPPS MINI LEADERS 

1986 SPORTFLICS


1982 K-MART 20TH ANNIVERSARY MVPS


1987 KRAFT HOME PLATE HEROES 


1987 KAY-BEE SUPERSTARS OF BASEBALL


1987 FLEER'S HOTTEST STARS


1987 TOPPS STICKERS


1987 FLEER LIMITED EDITION

1988 TOPPS STICKER BACK


1987 K-MART 25TH ANNIVERSARY

1988 TOPPS BIG



1985 DONRUSS ALL-STAR



Sunday, March 28, 2021

JOY OF A COMPLETED SET

LAST WEEK WAS ROUGH AND MY BRAIN REFUSES TO DO ANYTHING IT CONSIDERS WORK TODAY SO INSTEAD OF A REAL POST ENJOY THIS PIC OF THE LAST CARD I NEEDED FOR THE 1986-87 FLEER BASKETBALL SET.



FOUND ICEMAN AT ONE OF THE LAST CARD SHOWS I WENT THROUGH BEFORE THE WORLD ENDED. AS I RECALL IT WASN'T VERY EXPENSIVE EITHER. THANK GOODNESS I TRADED FOR ALL THE ROOKIES I NEEDED BACK IN THE 90S. IT'S NICE TO HAVE THIS ONE FINISHED ALTHOUGH I'M NOT 100% SURE I HAVE ALL THE STICKERS


GERVIN IN A BULLS UNIFORM IS A LITTLE DISCONCERTING TO ME. NOW I HAVE TO START SCROUNGING UP 87-88S ASSUMING THEY ARE NOT ALL PRICED LIKE 52 HIGH NUMBERS NOW

Sunday, March 21, 2021

NON-SPORT FRANKENSET - CARD #12

i have untill next sunday to write this and i have time today buit am going to be lazy aso if you see this on sunday you will know i fuckwesd up[

I FUCKED UP

HERE'S A CARD

1984 FTCC STAR TREK III KLINGON BATTLE COMMANDER KRUGE



WHEN I FIRST PUT THIS SET TOGETHER I STILL LIKED STAR WARS WHICH EXPLAINS THE LUKE SKYWALKER CARD AT #1. SINCE THEN I'M JUST COMPLETELY DONE WITH THE WHOLE MESS AND HAVE SWITCHED MY ALLEGIANCE TO STAR TREK. NEW STAR TREK IS JUST AWFUL INSTEAD OF BEING AWFUL AND CAUSING INTERNET DRAMA. THIS SET ISN'T ABOUT FRANCHISES ANYWAY IT'S ABOUT CHARACTERS AND THERE'S NO BIGGER CHARACTER THAN CHRISTOPHER LLOYD. SO MANY GREAT CHARACTERS. JIM IGNATOWSKI, DOC BROWN, JUDGE DOOM, UNCLE FESTER, PROFESSOR PLUM, CYBERCHASE HACKER. IN STAR TREK HE GETS TO BE A HOT HEADED KLINGON COMMANDER WHO STRAIGHT UP KILLS PEOPLE RIGHT AND LEFT. THEN ASSHOLE KIRK KILLS THE DUDE'S DOG AND SHIT GETS REAL. GOTTA LOVE A CHARACTER THAT TRIES TO CHUCK CAPTAIN KIRK INTO A BIG POOL OF LAVA. THIS SET IS AMAZINGLY OLD SCHOOL DESIGN WISE. SCREENSHOT FROM THE FILM INSIDE A BIG CHUNKY BORDER ON SUPER THICK INDUSTRIAL GRADE CARDBOARD WITH MINIMAL INFORMATION ON THE BACK. THIS IS THE KIND OF SET CUSTOM CARD MAKERS DON'T HAVE THE CAJONES TO CREATE

COME THE EARLY 90S THERE WOULD BE STAR TREK TRADING CARDS EVERYWHERE LIKE DANDELIONS ON YOUR MANUCURED LAWN BUT IN THE 80S THERE WASN'T A LOT. THE VINTAGE SETS FROM 67 AND 76, SETS FOR THE FIRST TWO MOVIES AND A BUNCH OF PROMOS. NOT A LOT OF DEMAND EITHER SINCE THE SECOND AND THIRD MOVIE SETS WERE PRODUCED BY FTCC, OF WHICH I KNOW NOTHING. A GOOGLE SEARCH GETS YOU FAYETTEVILLE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE. ADD TRADING CARDS AND YOU FIND THEY ALSO DID A SET FOR THE WRATCH OF KHAN, AN ALIEN NATION SET THAT IS VERY SIMILAR TO THIS ONE AND ALSO APPARENTLY PRODUCED SETS FOR THE THREE STOOGES AND THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW I HAVE NEVER EVER HEARD OF. THE PACKS FOR ROCKY HORROR ALL LOOK TOO, LIKE SOMEONE REIMAGINING A TRADING PACK CARD FROM THE 80S. WHO KNOWS THE WHOLE DANG THING MIGHT BE FAKE. THE ENTIRE TRADING CARD INDUSTRY. I MEAN, THE HOTTEST COLLECTIBLE RIGHT NOW IS A LIMITED EDITION NBA GIF. WE'RE ALL LIVING IN A SIMULATION OF A HOLOGRAM AND I JUST WANT ONE FUCKING BLASTER OF '72 TIOPPS HERITAGE. GET ON IT COSMIC PROGRAMMER

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

CANADA BASKETBALL DOLLA PACK

I JUST MADE ANOTHER ORDER ON THAT DIME BOX WEBSITE SO I CAN POST THE DOLLAR PACK I GOT LAST TIME. I LIKED IT SO MUCH I DIDN'T WANT TO SHOW OFF HOW GOOD IT WAS BEFORE I BOUGHT MORE IN CASE YOU VULTURES BOUGHT THEM ALL OUT FROM UNDER ME. BUY THE FOOTBALL AND BASEBALL AND HOCKEY ONES, I WANT MORE OF THESE EVENTUALLY


FRONT OF THE PACK: OMG JORDAN I'M RICH



BACK OF THE PACK: OMG SHINY STUFF

LET'S LOOK AT WHAT'S IN THIS THING

1996-97 COLLECTOR'S CHOICE ASSIGNMENT JORDAN GARY PAYTON


OK SO NOT A JORDAN. BUT THE CARD HAS AS MANY PICTURES AND MENTIONS OF JORDAN'S NAME AS PAYTON'S. GARY PAYTON IS A HALL OF FAMER TOO, THEY COULD HAVE AT LEAST PUT HIS NAME ON THE FRONT



1994-95 COLLECTOR'S CHOICE HAWKS TIP OFF DANNY MANNING SILVER SIGNATURE


ANOTHER EXTREMELY CONFUSING COLLECTOR'S CHOICE CARD, IT TOOK ME THREE LOOKS BEFORE I FINALLY FIGURED OUT THIS WAS A HAWKS CARD. EVERY YEAR I AM ON THIS BITCH OF AN EARTH I GET MADDER THAT THE HAWKS TRADED NIQUE FOR THIS STIFF. THE TEAM IS PLAYING GREAT WITH GREAT CHEMISTRY SO LET'S TRADE THE FRANCHISE FOR A BUM THAT IMMEDIATELY BOUNCED FOR PHOENIX. HAVEN'T LIKED LENNY WILKENS SINCE THEN EITHER, FIRST SEED IN THE EAST AND CHOKE TO INDIANA. DOMINIQUE IS STILL ON THE TEAM WE GO TO THE FINALS. AND GET DESTROYED BY HAKEEM, BUT WE GO TO THE FINALS



1990-91 FLEER ALL STARS CLYDE DREXLER


WAS NOT EXPECTING HALL OF FAMER INSERTS IN THE DOLLA PACK. NOT AT ALL. MAYBE SOME STAR BASE CARDS AND A NOBODY INSERT BUT NOT CLYDE. THIS WAS THE MOMENT I DIDN'T REGRET PICKING UP ANOTHER COUPLE OF PACKS


1997-98 HOOPS TALKIN' HOOPS ANTOINE WALKER


B I L L   W A L T O

OMG THIS PACK. IN OTHER NEWS I WANT TO BUILD THIS SET NOW



1992-93 TOPPS PAUL PRESSEY


FIRST LEGIT COMMON CARD AND IT'S STILL INTERESTING. HOW MANY COACH CARDS DO YOU SEE OUT THERE. YOU SHOULD SEE MORE BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF COOL FORMER PLAYERS COACHING OUT THERE. ALSO: PAUL PRESSEY WAS THE MVP OF THE FIRST STATIS-PRO BASKETBALL SIM LEAGUE SEASON I COMPLETED. DUDE WAS A GOOD PLAYER

1996-97 TOPPS KERRY KITTLES


KERRY KITTLES ROOKIE CARD. THIS IS FROM THE SAME SET AS THE KOBE ROOKIE. THIS MIGHT HAVE BEEN ON THE SAME SHEET AS THE KOBE. EVERY TIME I TYPE KOBE ROOKIE THE VALUE OF THIS CARD GOES UP A TINY FRACTION, LIKE DOGECOIN. KOBE ROOKIE. ALSO A VILLANOVA LEGEND. GO WILDCATS


1990-91 HOOPS LARRY BIRD


OK SURE, 1990 HOOPS WAS PRINTED IN 1990 DONRUSS OR UPPER DECK QUANTITIES, BUT STILL IT'S LARRY FUCKIN BIRD. ALL LARRY JOE CARDS SHOULD BE WARMLY WELCOMED INTO YOUR COLLECTION. EVEN IF THE CHEATIN ROTTEN BASTARD KEPT RUINING MY HAWKS IN THE 80S, THE JERK



1993-94 TOPPS CHRIS WEBBER DRAFT PICK


ANOTHER STAR ROOKIE. THIS TIME OF A GUY WHO SHOULD BE GETTING AT LEAST SOME HALL OF FAME TALK. OK FINE HE CALLED TIMEOUT. HE WAS A BEAST AT HIS PEAK AND HIS COLLEGE CAREER WASN'T CHOPPED LIVER EITHER. NOT HIS FAULT HE GOT STUCK IN SACRAMENTO



1993-94 STADIUM CLUB PATRICK EWING FREQUENT FLYERS


ANOTHER STAR SUBSET CARD. FROM WHEN STADIUM CLUB BECAME TSC AND THE TEXT ON THE BACK WAS FORESHADOWING THE NEXT HALF-DECADE OF EDGY SLANG NONSENSE ON THE BACK OF TRADING CARDS




1992 SKYBOX LENNY WILKINS USA BASKETBALL


WHY DID YOU TRADE NIQUE YOU ARROGANT ASS

I MEAN, FUCK YEAH 1992 SKYBOX SERIES 2 CARDS! I NEED MOST OF THIS SET AND I DESPAIR EVER FINDING A BOX OF THE STUFF EVER AGAIN SO I WILL TAKE ANY AND ALL CARDS I CAN FIND

2000-01 TOPPS GALLERY DENNIS RODMAN


GENERALLY THE WAY I JUDGE RANDOM DOLLA PACKS IS THUSLY: 50 CENTS FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT VALUE OF OPENING SOMETHING UP AND GETTING TO BE SURPRISED WITH NEW CARDS. THEN PICKING OUT CARDS I WOULD ACTUALLY PAY MONEY FOR. RIGHT NOW THE ONLY ONE IN THIS PACK I WOULD HAVE PASSED OVER IN A DIME BOX IS THE PRESSEY AND THAT IS ONLY BECAUSE I HAVE IT ALREADY. I PICKED UP A COUPLE RODMANS IN MY FIRST CARD ORDER, I DEFINITELY WOULD HAVE BOUGHT THIS ONE IF I FOUND IT ONLINE



2019-20 DONRUSS JOHN WALL


THE PANDEMIC FUCKED UP MY USUAL JUNK BOX SCROUNGING OF HOOPS AND DONRUSS BASE SETS SO I'M HAPPY TO GET SOME NEWER CARDS. ESPECIALLY OF PLAYERS WHO ARE ACTUALLY GOOD. I'M STILL NOT USED TO HIM BEING IN A HOUSTON UNIFORM THOUGH



2000-01 FLAIR SHOWCASE NEXT JONATHAN BENDER


THIS CARD CONFUSED ME AT FIRST, I COULDN'T FIGURE OUT IF IT WAS METAL OR FLAIR OR A BASE CARD OR WHAT WHEN I FIRST SAW IT. SHOWCASE WAS NOT MUCH ON MY RADAR IN THE EARLY 00S, ESPECIALLY INSERTS. JONATHAN BENDER WAS A HIGH SCHOOL PHENOM BACK WHEN THAT MEANT SOMETHING. UNFORTUNATELY THE CAREER GOT SIDETRACKED BY BAD KNEES



1992 FRONT ROW TOM GUGLIOTTA


NOW THIS IS THE STUFF I EXPECT IN REPACKS. OFF BRAND JUNK WAX BASKETBALL DRAFT PICKS. PURPLE GRADIENT BORDERS WITH A BRIGHT PRIMARY COLORED QUADRILATERAL NAMEPLATE! I SWOON FROM AN OVERDOSE OF EARLY 90S. AND TOM WAS ACTUALLY A GOOD PLAYER! THE FACT HE EVEN PLAYED IN THE LEAGUE PUTS HIM AHEAD OF ABOUT 80% OF ALL THE PLAYERS IN THOSE DRAFT PICK SETS.  THIS IS NOT A CARD I WOULD PICK OUT OF A DIME BOX BUT I CERTAINLY APPRECIATE IT IN MY HANDS


1997-98 BOWMAN'S BEST MARTIN MUURSEPP


ESTONIAN LEGEND ON A SHINY BOWMAN'S BEST CARD. PLAYED BASKETBALL FOR TWENTY YEARS AND TWO OF EM WERE IN THE NBA. CAN'T COMPLAIN ABOUT THAT. I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS AN INSERT OR IF BOWMAN'S BEST SEPARATED THEIR BASE SET INTO VETS AND ROOKIES. BOWMAN BASKETBALL HAS DONE A LOT OF QUESTIONABLE THINGS DURING THE YEARS, THE CARD LOOKS NEAT THOUGH 


CAN ABSOLUTELY SAY THAT I ENJOYED THE HECK OUT OF THIS DOLLA PACK. WAY BETTER THAN THE ONES I USED TO FIND AT THE CARD SHOP OR DOLLAR TREE. NEXT BATCH I GOT ENOUGH PACKS TO SIMULATE A $5 TARGET OR WALGREENS JUNK BOX. LOOKING FORWARD TO MAKING A COMPARISON TO THAT WHEN IT ARRIVES

HAPPY SCROUNGING EVERYONE