Sunday, February 28, 2021

Rittenhouse Continuum Promo Cards 2014-15 Seasons 1-3

For this quick and dirty post I am showing some promo cards that I got a few years back from Ebay in I forget how many different lots. I originally started this post thinking I only had one of the cards silly me. I wasn't sure if I had posted about these cards before. Looks like I haven't. I don't think I have the sets they are promoting. That could be part of why I held off on posting about them. They are for a Sci-Fi television show that lasted 4 seasons (I have seasons 1 and 2 on DVD need to find and get the other two). Fortunately when the series was cancelled the producers had time to write a series conclusion. Some series don't get that luxury as they get cancelled between production times. 

The series is Continuum a Sci-Fi series about a police officer from the future that finds herself in the past (our present) hunting down some terrorists from her time. The 2014 Rittenhouse Continuum Seasons One and Two card base set has 69 cards. There are a few insert sets including cast autograph cards. The 2015 Rittenhouse Continuum Season 3 set has 60 cards with the card numbers continuing from the previous set. For Season 3 I need promo cards P2 and P3. I'm not sure if they got around to do a Season 4 set. They might have but it isn't on Trading Card DataBase.

So here are the 4 promo cards I have out of six promo cards for Continuum:

2014 Rittenhouse Continuum Seasons 1 and 2: Promo P1

2014 Rittenhouse Continuum Seasons 1 and 2: Promo P2

2014 Rittenhouse Continuum Seasons 1 and 2: Promo SD1

2015 Continuum Season 3: Promo P1

NOTE: I somewhat fidgeted the timing of this post. I wrote up most of the text at around 9:30 PM on Sunday 28 February. Scanned the cards Between 11:30 PM to about 12:10 AM on Monday 01 March. I also worked on my Curly W Cards blog February post and scans along with this post.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Charmed Auto Alyssa Milano Times Two

This is a super duper quick post as I have less than 10 minutes to publish. OK I'll do a publish and then edit later to make my self appointed monthly deadline. I also had to do this with the January post for my Nationals "Curly W Cards" Blog. It is cheating a little bit as the meat of the post was not published just basically the title and a little bit of blah, blah, blah to get in under the wire.

Phew now my archived postings will not have a blank for January 2021. Where was I? Oh yeah a couple of Alyssa Milano on card Autographed cards from the television series Charmed. These were not pulled autos but after market signings probably done in mass before or after some convention through the company that produced the COAs for them Alpha Memorabilia. Both cards have a matching COA and a holograph sticker with certification number. Yeah, yeah an autograph with a COA big deal, doesn't mean it is legit. Maybe they are maybe they aren't for these I don't care. I got them from Ebay a few years back I forget exactly when or the exact cost of them. I know because of my cheapness I would not have paid more than $30 a piece not including shipping (shipping might have been free but I'm not sure as I don't recall exact prices here or when I got it. I might be able to research it and track down that stuff but I don't want to it isn't necessary. I think they were actually $20 or less I think possibly even $15. The cards the autos are on are not huge sought after cards from the series so I doubt they were too much. People want the certified autos that have the "A-#" numbers. The certified autograph cards of Alyssa and the other sisters from these Charmed sets that were distributed in the boxes and packs go for way way way too much usually at least 3 digits sometimes auctions start at OK price so it might be possible to get one for maybe $50 sometime, but I doubt it the way autograph prices for anything on cards are now-days. 

Both are from the 2006 Inkworks "Charmed Destiny" card set. The set consists of 72 base cards, which these cards are from, 11 Autograph cards, 9 Costume cards ("jersey"/Relic), 6 "Bad Karma" cards looks to be villians, 9 "Unforgettable" cards, which is a 9 card puzzle picture, 3 box loaders cards, a 1 card case loader autograph card of Brad Kern Executive Producer, and 5? Promo cards which I have a few of (at one time I had planed on making a post of those promo cards I do have. Maybe sometime I will). I might not have all the promo cards I'm not sure it's been a while since I've looked at what I have and TCDB doesn't list promo cards very well anymore. I have some promo cards from the television series Warehouse 13 that used to be there but are not there anymore. But I digress.

The first card is card number 20 Ask Phoebe

2006 Inkworks Charmed Destiny - 20 Ask Phoebe

Second card is number 25 On Ice

2006 Inkworks Charmed Destiny - 25 On Ice

Here are the backs of the cards with the backs of the COAs

So yeah it took me about 1/2 an hour to actually compose this post. I started the scanning of cards for this post (and my "Curly W Cards" January 2021 blog post) at about 10:30 PM on Sunday 31 January 2021 and it was 10 til Midnight when I was ready to start drafting these posts.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Niche PC 002: Playing The Name Game Football Style

Niche PC 002: Playing The Name Game Football Style
Kurt Warner
[No Niche Logo Yet]
Niche Collections | Last Niche PC Post: 001

Every once in a while I will pick up cards for the oddball section of my PC. Specifically the Niche section of the collection. I have already briefly mentioned the categories of my Niches. Should I continue with this series, as I hope I will, the Niche Collections link above gives the general briefing of my Niche categories. The "Last Niche PC Post" link will be a link to the previous "episode" post of the series.

So for this semi quick and dirty end of the year post a few days ago I decided to go with showing off a small lot of cards I got from Sportlots of one of my longtime PC football players that happens to also be a Name Niche player plus a few other cards I had of him. Even before I decided to go with the Name Niche hunting/sourcing I collected this player because he played on a fave team and also because he had an excellent career.

As the subtitle says the featured player is Kurt Warner a Quarterback who had a fantastic career in the NFL. Kurt was originally drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1994 but was released before the season began he was competing with Bret Favre, Mark Brunell, and Ty Detmer. The Next year he got his pro football career started in the Arena Football League with the Iowa Barnstormers. In Dec 1997 he signed a futures contract with the St. Louis Rams and for the 1998 season played for the NFL Europe team Amsterdam Admirals and spent the regular NFL 1998 season as the Rams 3rd String QB.

OK enough back story here are some Warner cards to show:

Now here are a few in more detail:

2012 Topps Quarterback Immortals QI-KW Kurt Warner St. Louis Rams

2001 Fleer Authority Football 53 Kurt Warner St. Louis Rams

2001 Upper Deck Victory 280 Kurt Warner St. Louis Rams

2001 Fleer Tradition 67 Kurt Warner St. Louis Rams

2001 Topps Stadium Club 60 Kurt Warner St. Louis Rams

2001 Topps133 Kurt Warner St. Louis Rams

2001 Upper Deck Vintage 139 Kurt Warner St. Louis Rams

2000 Topps Season Opener 176 Kurt Warner St. Louis Rams

So there we have it. Oh wait The St. Louis Rams had another QB named Kirk actually Kirk this time not just the close Kurt. So here is one of the cards I have of the other Kirk Ram QB Kirk Farmer:

2003 Bowman Football 228 Kirk Farmer St. Louis Rams

Schwoooh that took some time to do with the new way to add photos to posts. Hard to do multiple photos in any sort of order or when uploading. They don't do the same thing where your uploading from the computer holds some of the photos you haven't added to the posts yet.

Monday, November 30, 2020

1991-92 Pro Set Platinum Hockey Celebrity Captains

Before I begin my card collecting tale (one of many tall tales of my collecting days and collection) I want to say that the last few months I have struggled a little with my desire to continue to blog about cards, or even blog at all. Mostly it is my desire to keep my posts per month tally current that keeps me going. I don't like seeing gaps in my posting calendar. Now days it is mostly for me as I don't have very many followers and never will have a whole bunch. I can dream all I want, but the fact is I don't produce enough quality content on a consistent basis to gain even a few dozen followers. But there are still a ton of cards I want to post about. Another fact is there just isn't enough time to create all the content I have had planned for the blog. I have some ideas that I have had for years that I hope to eventually blog about, even have the cards in a box somewhere ready to scan. But I digress way too much.

Pro Set Platinum Logo image from Puck Junk blog

OK here is a post about the 1991-92 Pro Set Platinum Hockey set. It is specifically about the Celebrity Captains sub-set. I was going to say while looking through my card collection/hoard hunting for a subject to post about I stumbled upon these cards. Well no I didn't stumble upon them because it wasn't while hunting, or maybe it was and I found one, but remembered I had another and discovered a few I had that I wasn't sure I had, but didn't find the One that I was really thinking about mentioning.

It looks like there are only 12 cards in the sub-set and I have half of them. 

OK so the ones that I have that I wasn't sure I had. I am pretty sure they were from a small order I made to get some of the cards from this sub-set. are these:

1991-92 Pro Set Platinum Hockey: Celebrity Captains:
290 Burton Cummings - Winnipeg Jets
294 David Wheaton - Minnesota North Stars
298 Gaetan Boucher - Quebec Nordiques
293 Jim Kelly - Buffalo Sabres

The card that I "stumbled" upon that reminded me I wanted to pick up the build for this sub-set again was this Neighborhood Friendly one:

1991-92 Pro Set Platinum Hockey: Celebrity Captains:
297 Fred Rogers - Pittsburgh Penguins

The card I was really wanting to show I couldn't find on quick notice. Not sure where I placed it, but I looked in just about all the places I thought it would be. Anyway the card is from my Homie Washington Capitals and a guy who used to yuck it up with all sorts of celebs before he retired. Yep talk host Larry King: Anyway I couldn't find my copy so I used the images from The Trading Card Database for this card.

1991-92 Pro Set Platinum Hockey: Celebrity Captains:
292 Larry King - Washington Capitals
Images for this card are from Trading Card Database

I think I will add the cards I'm missing to my shopping cart over at Sportlots again. I think I had some of them there but those copies either sold or the seller did something bad and was removed, or the most common reason the cards had been sitting in my cart for way too long and Sportlots emptied them from my cart due to being too old.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

A Pair From Sportlots: First Pitch and Name Niche


This pair of cards is an oddball combo whose only connection is the Sportlots seller I got them from. Both cards I got for the opening auction bid of 25¢ plus the shipping ($2 for first card 40¢ each additional card = $2.40).

The first card is from 2016 Topps Baseball from the First Pitch insert set: Card number FP-17 Carrie Brownstein Seattle Mariners a musician/actress. If my overall collection was organized I would know how many more cards I need from this insert set. All I know is I have the 2015 First Pitch inserts (I think it is complete maybe I just have series 1) and who knows how many 2016s. I do enjoy this insert set. I think 2015 was the first year they had the insert set and I think they only did it for 2015, 2016, and 2017. OH and there is a 2020 Topps Now First Pitch card for Dr. Anthony Fauchi I probably should try to get that one for cheap, but right now it is super overinflated listing prices. 

2016 Topps Baseball: First Pitch: FP-17 Carrie Brownstein musician Seattle Mariners

The second card of this pair I got simply for my "Name Niche" Collection. It probably should have been posted it separate for my Niche PC post series. If not for the guy's first name being similar to mine I might not collect any of his cards. He does play on the Carolina Panthers and there have been times that I have favored that team. I have a soft spot for expansion teams from time to time. Any how the card is 2017 Score Football: NFL Draft Insert #12 Curtis Samuel Ohio State Buckeyes.

2017 Panini Score Football: NFL Draft: 12 Curtis Samuel Ohio State (Panthers)

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Washington Wednesday: Ice Warriors


As all the various DC sports teams finish their seasons something something something. My blogging is still majorly discombobulated because of the Blogger upgrades. I will try to muddle through but it takes all the fun out of doing it and makes me want to stop blogging completely. Maybe I should try to find another platform that is similar to the old Blogger if one exists. I think I will make (or have made) some kind of similar rant like this on my other blogs just because.

Anyway I decided this time to show off some recently acquired Hockey cards of my Homie DC Ice Warriors. Longish story short on one of the Trading Card Forums I frequent someone held a free group box break, and one of the members of the forum that signed up for the break forwarded The Washington Capitals to me from a couple of the boxes, minus any Braden Holtby cards. Fortunately for me (as the break goes) there were some cards that were not of the Goaltender. Unfortunately for my collection there were one or two Holtby cards in the break overall I did not get.

2018-19 Upper Deck Artifacts Hockey

44 Evgeny Kuznetsov Washington Capitals

100 Nicklas Backstrom Washington Capitals

63 T.J. Oshie Washington Capitals

2019-20 Upper Deck SP Hockey

39 Tom Wilson Washington